Hydrogen Production and Storage Team

CO2-free fuel and CO2 recycling
Eliminating Barriers toward a Hydrogen Society through Collaboration and Fusion

We develop technologies for producing, storing, and using hydrogen to bring a significant reduction to CO₂ emissions.

Hydrogen Production and Storage Team

Research themes

  • Investigation into technology for producing hydrogen through the direct decomposition of methane, without generating CO₂ as a byproduct
  • Development of water electrolysis technology using anion-exchange membranes
  • Development of highly efficient production and usage technologies for energy carriers (ammonia) and synthetic fuel (methane, e-fuel)
  • Creation of a highly efficient, low-cost energy storage system using hydrogen storage alloys
  • Development of heat-resistant materials for hydrogen power generation
  • Development of technology for using high-pressure hydrogen gas and liquid hydrogen

Concept for social contributions and implementation

Building a social infrastructure that utilizes hydrogen.

Members

Deputy Director (Assistant Director General, Leader, Hydrogen Production and Storage Team)

HATORI Hiroaki

Director, Department of Energy and Environment Research Planning office (GZR Hydrogen Production and Storage Team)

TAKAGI Hideyuki

Member

SAKUMA Yuichi

Member

ITO Hiroshi

Member

TANAKA Yohei

Member

KADO Yuya

Member

MOCHIZUKI Takehisa

Member

SAKAKI Kouji

Member

KIM Hyun-Ha

Member

CHOE Yoong-Kee

Member

SHINODA Kentaro

Member

MORIOKA Toshihiro

Member

KAJIKAWA Hiroaki

Member

IIZUMI Hideaki

Member

OGURA Hideki

International Visitor

BHOGILLA Satyasekhar

Technical Staff

KAWAZOE Michiko

Technical Staff

KAWAZOE Yoshinori

Technical Staff

NOTSU Ikuro

Looking ahead to the carbon neutrality, we expect hydrogen to make a significant contribution in various ways, including decarbonizing heat with electrification difficulties, zero emissions from power sources, decarbonizing the transportation and industry sectors, producing ammonia and synthetic fuel, and efficient use of renewable energies. 

The hydrogen production and storage team is involved in the research and development of innovative hydrogen production and utilization technologies for hydrogen and energy carriers. Catalysts, materials, reaction systems, and assessment technologies will form the basis of energy storage and synthetic fuel production technology while we also carry out research and development on them.

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtjukH5lNlg

Research

Sakai, H; Kawaguchi, T; Shimizu, Y; Nomura, T, Large supercooling of Al–Si alloy in microcapsule composed of Al2O3 shell, J. Energy Storage 2024, 87, 111261

Published APR 01 2024
Kobayashi,K.;Javaid,R.;Manaka,Y.;Nanba,T.;Nishi,M.;Mochizuki,T.;Chen,S.;<u>Takagi,H.</u> (2023). Comparison of Several Ammonia Catalysts Worked Under Industrial Conditions. In: Aika, Ki., Kobayashi, H. (eds) CO<sub>2 </sub>Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier. Springer, Singapore. 10.1007/978-981-19-4767-4_17

Kobayashi,K.;Javaid,R.;Manaka,Y.;Nanba,T.;Nishi,M.;Mochizuki,T.;Chen,S.;Takagi,H. (2023). Comparison of Several Ammonia Catalysts Worked Under Industrial Conditions. In: Aika, Ki., Kobayashi, H. (eds) CO2 Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier. Springer, Singapore. 10.1007/978-981-19-4767-4_17

Na Rungsi,A.;Luengnaruemitchai,A.;Chollacoopc,N.;Chen,S.;Mochizuki,T.;Takagi,H.;Yoshimura,Y., Performance and sulfur poisoning of SiO2, γ-Al2O3, and SiO2-Al2O3-supported bimetallic Pd-Pt catalysts in selective hydrogenation of soybean oil-derived fatty acid methyl esters, Fuel 2023, 33, 125919

Published SEP 14 2022

Nishi,M.;Chen,S.;Tateno,H.;Mochizuki,T.;Takagi,H.;Nanba,T., A super-growth carbon nanotubes-supported, Cs-promoted Ru catalyst for 0.1–8 MPaG ammonia synthesis, J. Catal. 2022, 413, 623-635

Published JUL 16 2022
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