Toyota to build ‘first’ MW-scale hydrogen fuel plant

Toyota plans to build what it claims will be the world’s first MW-scale clean energy and hydrogen generation facility in California. The vehicle manufacturer will use the Tri-Gen site to convert bio-waste into water, electricity and hydrogen to power its operations at the Port of Long Beach. When it comes online in 2020, it is […]

Hydrogen could meet ‘18% of global energy needs by 2050’

Hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total energy consumed by 2050 if deployed at scale. That would reduce annual carbon emissions by roughly six gigatons compared to today’s level, according to the Hydrogen Council – a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry firms, including Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Total and Shell. Its report […]

Toyota trials hydrogen freight trucks in US ports

Toyota is trialling new hydrogen trucks to transport freight around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The vehicle and technology manufacturer’s Project Portal is a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty hauling use. The zero-emission concept vehicle has successfully driven more than 4,000 trial miles, pulling large amounts of cargo and emitting […]

Toyota takes the LEED on green building in Texas

  One of Toyota’s offices in the US has achieved a green building certification. Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the most widely used green building rating system in the […]

Toyota launches UK scrappage scheme

  Toyota is offering to pay drivers up to £4,000 to trade in old petrol and diesel vehicles for a new model. The scrappage scheme, which will run until 31st December, is open to any Toyota vehicle more than seven years old and in customer ownership for a minimum of six months. It is part […]

Toyota and Japanese retail giant in fuel cell trial

Automotive giant Toyota and Seven-Eleven Japan have teamed up to carry out fuel cell pilot projects. The trials will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the convenience store chain’s operations and distribution network. One of the projects include exploring how fuel cell technologies could be deployed in Seven-Eleven Japan’s trucks to power both the […]

Toyota trials hybrid hydrogen power at car plant

Toyota has started trialling a new hybrid power generation system at one of its factories in Japan. The technology, which has been installed at the car manufacturer’s Motomachi Plant in the Aichi Prefecture, combines the use of solid oxide fuel cells and micro gas turbines. The hybrid system uses hydrogen and carbon monoxide extracted from natural gas […]

Major carmakers, energy giants bet €10.7bn on hydrogen

Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Total and Shell are among the major carmakers and energy giants that are joining forces to invest €10.7 (£9.2m) in hydrogen technologies in the next five years. A total of 13 energy, transport and industrial companies are forming ‘Hydrogen Council’ to highlight its benefits and the role it can play in the […]

Hydrogen cars could be used to power homes

Hydrogen cars could soon be used to power homes and offer a back up off grid. ELN spoke to Jon Hunt, Toyota Mirai Champion, about the high-tech vehicles’ potential to solve energy security concerns. He explained that owners can park their Mirai in their driveway and wire power from the fuel cell into the home, meaning it can cover […]

Paris by Prius – a drive with a difference

  Watch how ELN editor Sumit Bose got on driving around the streets of Paris in the latest version of the Prius. Toyota says the car is its most economical version yet and could make it possible for most city drivers to get around daily trips just using the electric motor. But did the Parisiennes […]