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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) recently announced plans to build a new fuel-cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The Tri-Gen facility will use bio-waste sourced from California agricultural waste to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.
The facility will be 100-percent renewable and supply all Toyota fuel-cell vehicles moving through the port, including new deliveries of the Mirai sedan and Toyota's Heavy-Duty hydrogen fuel-cell class 8 truck. To support these refueling operations, Toyota has also built one of the world's largest hydrogen fueling stations onsite.
When the facility comes online in 2020, it is expected to generate approximately 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen per day, which is enough to power 2,350 average-sized homes and meet the daily driving needs of nearly 1,500 vehicles.
"For more than 20 years, Toyota has been leading the development of fuel-cell technology because we understand the tremendous potential to reduce emissions and improve society," said Doug Murtha, Toyota's group vice president of strategic planning. "Tri-Gen is a major step forward for sustainable mobility and a key accomplishment of our 2050 environmental challenge to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions from our operations."
Going forward, Toyota is committed to supporting the development of a consumer-facing hydrogen infrastructure to realize the potential of fuel-cell vehicles, including partnering with companies like Shell to establish new hydrogen stations.
For more information, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.