Erex, an independent power supplier in Japan, will build Japan’s first commercial hydrogen power plant in the Yamanashi town of Mount Fuji. It will generate around 360 kilowatts of electricity and will supply power to 100 households. Erex will purchase hydrogen at USD 7.25 per kilogram from Hydrogen Technology – A Tokyo-based startup.
In the future, Erex aims to build a large-scale power plant that can produce about 50,000 to 100,000 kilowatts of electricity, which will bring down power generation costs from about 58 yen per kilowatt-hour to 17 yen or lower.
Due to high energy content and clean-burning properties, Natural gas is being replaced with hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions.It is difficult to transport and store hydrogen as it is 30% more expensive to move it via pipelines than it is to carry natural gas. Link to the news: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Energy/Japan-s-first-commercial-hydrogen-power-plant-to-open-near-Mount-Fuji