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Toyota and US Department of Energy to build a 1 MW fuel cell power generation system

Written by Kfir Kedem – August 25, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Toyota has been developing hydrogen technology for the automotive industry for over 25 years. As it turns out, some of this technology has capabilities outside the automotive sector. For example, the company’s fuel cells which will now be used as part of a power generation system.

The system uses multiple Toyota fuel cells and is integrated to provide responsive stationary power. Along with the US Department of Energy (DOE), a 1 MW generator is to be constructed over the course of the coming 3 years. This project will cost about $6.5 million and take place in Arvada, Colorado.

Auto Trendy’s take:

It’s interesting to see that Toyota’s automotive technology can be scaled up to the extent of 1 MW. It’s even more interesting that the technology can be used for other applications at that scale. As the DOE is a large partner in this project, it may hint that a demand for hydrogen will be increasing in the coming future.

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