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ITM Power and Sumitomo complete installation of first-of-a-kind electrolyzer demonstration in Japan

| By Mary Bailey

ITM Power (Sheffield, U.K.) and Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) have announced the delivery and installation of a NEPTUNE electrolyzer at Tokyo Gas Co Ltd’s Yokohama Techno Station. This unit marks the first deployment of a megawatt-class PEM electrolyzer made overseas and imported into Japan.

Manufactured by ITM in the UK, and shipped to Japan, the electrolyzer is now installed. After commissioning, the hydrogen produced will be utilized in the e-methane production of Tokyo Gas. This is an important milestone on Japan’s journey to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Dennis Schulz, CEO of ITM Power, stated, “ITM is proud to work with Sumitomo to support Tokyo Gas in advancing hydrogen technology deployment in Japan. We are keenly observing the wider developments in Japan, such as the government’s CfD style support scheme, which could see Japan emerge as one of the most fertile countries for green hydrogen projects in the region.”