If it is up to Tokyo’s governor, Yoichi Masuzoe, the 2020 Olympics will be powered by hydrogen.
The ambition is that the Olympic villages in 2020 will feature new buildings to house athletes and busses to transport the people around to the different competitions – and it will all be powered by hydrogen.
Tokyo plans to spend around $330 million through 2020 to accelerate the development and integration of technologies based on hydrogen.
Japanese officials hope to have thousands of hydrogen cars on the road and at least 100 fuel-cell busses in operation by 2020, as well as a sufficient network of hydrogen refueling stations.
There has also been talk about building a pipeline to transport hydrogen across the Olympic Village, where large fuel cells would power the buildings, hotels, media center etc.
The ambitious goals and visions for a greener future is a part of Japan’s goals to reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels.
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