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Development of Technologies for Realizing a Hydrogen Society

Project overview

Project period: FY2014 to FY2025, budget: 7.4 billion yen (FY2023)

In this project, NEDO aims to fundamentally expand the utilization of hydrogen, particularly in the power generation sector. In addition to proactively establishing a full-fledged hydrogen supply chain ahead of the world by around 2030, the objective is to enhance the flexibility of energy supply systems and contribute to ensuring energy security. To achieve these goals, the following technological developments will be implemented.

Research and Development

R&D Item [1] "Development of Hydrogen Energy System Technology"

NEDO will conduct technological development and demonstration research on utilizing hydrogen to provide stable energy. Specifically, this involves the development of an energy system combining the production of hydrogen through renewable energy-derived electricity, along with transportation, storage, and utilization technologies.

R&D Item [2] "Development of Large-scale Hydrogen-energy Utilization Technology"

(a) Building a Supply Chain for Hydrogen Derived from Unused Energy Resources

To establish a stable supply system in response to the introduction of hydrogen power generation and its demand, NEDO will conduct technological development for building a chain of processes, including the production of hydrogen using untapped resources overseas, its storage and transportation, and ultimately, the utilization of hydrogen energy domestically.

(b) Development of Hydrogen Energy Utilization Systems

To significantly expand the use of hydrogen energy, NEDO will undertake technological development for new energy systems, such as power generation systems using gas turbines fueled by hydrogen.

R&D Item [3] "Regional Hydrogen Utilization Technology Development"

NEDO will construct models for utilizing hydrogen locally, including hydrogen produced from renewable energy, internationally sourced hydrogen, by-product hydrogen, etc. The models will be developed by investigating the future economic viability, potential for greenhouse gas reduction, and other factors. This effort involves conducting surveys, technological development, and building models for a hydrogen society.

R&D Item [4] "Comprehensive Research and Studies"

  • (a) Research and Studies on Hydrogen Production, Transportation, Storage, and Utilization
  • (b) Research and Studies on Information Dissemination for Realizing a Hydrogen Society
  • Panoramic photograph of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field
    Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R)
    The world's first liquefied hydrogen
    transport ship, "SUISO FRONTIER"

Project Manager

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Strategy Architect
Smart Community and Energy Systems Department

Basic information

Technical field
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen
Project code P14026
Department in charge
  • Smart Community and Energy Systems Department (TEL: +81-44-520-5261)

Last Updated : January 15, 2024