Etienne Lepoutre, president of Air Liquide Japan, said: “We are delighted to have signed this partnership agreement with Toyota Tsusho in Japan, where we hope to contribute to the widespread adoption of hydrogen vehicles. Japan is a technological powerhouse and we are confident of a fruitful collaboration with the Japanese government and industries. For its part, we will capitalize on Air Liquide’s global network and its knowledge acquired in Europe and the USA to contribute to the development of hydrogen for mobility.”
As the creation of a hydrogen fueling infrastructure is one of the most critical factors for fuel cell vehicles to become public, the objective has been set in Japan: aiming for the installation of 100 hydrogen stations in and alongside the highways connecting four major cities (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka) by 2015.
Source: Air Liquide Japan