Hydrogen station set to open at former Olympic village

A hydrogen fuel station set up on the former site of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Village is set to start operation.

The facility is part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's decarbonization efforts. It is located in the Harumi Flag area of central Tokyo.

Hydrogen from the facility will be used as fuel for municipal buses. The station will also supply the fuel to nearby areas through an underground pipeline.

Fuel cells will convert the hydrogen into electricity, which will then be used for lighting in local apartment complexes.

This will be the first full-scale hydrogen pipeline supply in Japan. The service is set to begin on Friday. The Tokyo government hopes the project is the first step in expanding the use of the energy in everyday life.