Air Liquide Japan Ltd. has opened a fueling station inside “Laguna Ten Bosch” in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture. This is the first time that a hydrogen station is opened within a Resort facility. This presence will contribute to meet increasing demand for hydrogen powered vehicles in the Higashi-Mikawa region, as well as to raise awareness on hydrogen as a key solution for the energy transition, in particular for clean mobility.
The Gamagori station is the first Air Liquide station to be deployed in the frame of the Japan Hydrogen Mobility (JHyM) national consortium. It is also the third hydrogen station deployed by Air Liquide in Aichi prefecture, following the two stations already in operation at Nagoya Atsuta and Toyota Interchange.
Laguna Ten Bosch is an integrated resort facility that overlooks the picturesque Mikawa Bay. With over 2.9 million visitors per year, it is one of the largest resort facilities in the Aichi Prefecture and the largest in the Higashi-Mikawa region. It is located along the national highways 23 and 247, both of which are the region’s main trunk roads.
While several permanent hydrogen stations have already been installed along trunk roads, Gamagori station is near both Okazaki and Toyohashi, offering heightened convenience to the region’s existing users. It has been installed with a packaged system that combines a compressor and hydrogen storage, based on Air Liquide’s standards. In applying this system, the company can build the station in a very limited time frame at a reduced cost.
Air Liquide has opened another hydrogen station in Aichi Prefecture. It is located in Oguchi, in the northwestern part of Aichi, a strategic place where numerous trunk roads run close by, and us mainly used by residents and companies in the broader Chubu Area. It is also the second Air Liquide station deployed in the frame of the JHyM consortium.
Aichi prefecture has the largest number of registered hydrogen fuel cell vehicle drivers in Japan- over 1,000 as of present- and frequent use by these drivers is expected.
Source: Air Liquide