Launch of New Hydrogen Utilization Council in Kobe/Kansai Area
Kobe/Kansai area, JAPAN (September 4, 2020) – Today, Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a major wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Japanese various industry organizations and energy companies(Note) involved in hydrogen projects launched a new council named “Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council” (hereinafter, “Council” ) with the goal of developing hydrogen utilization methods and establishing a hydrogen supply chain in the Kobe/Kansai area.
Mitsubishi Power has contributed to easing the burden on the global environment through its development of large-scale gas turbines fueled by hydrogen and participation in projects to convert existing gas turbine combined cycle power plants overseas to hydrogen-fueled systems. Moving forward, through its activities with the new Council, the company will continue promoting the shift to a carbon-free, hydrogen-powered society by 2030. In doing so, Mitsubishi Power enables decarbonization and is helping solve issues critical to global society, thus creating an energy future that is good for both people and the planet.
- The companies currently involved are: Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., ENEOS Corporation, Iwatani Corporation (Lead), The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Kobe Steel, Ltd., Marubeni Corporation (Lead), Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., Obayashi Corporation, and Shell Japan Limited
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