Announced at a time when the Japanese hydrogen economy is witnessing rapid growth, the news will set the scene for what could be possible for other global cities to achieve.

As a first move under the plans, Fukuoka City and Toyota Motor Corporation said they want to have discussions around the introduction of more fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

In addition to cleaning up the transport sector, the effort will also see focus on using hydrogen at resident-centred facilities and events and revising regulations for a hydrogen society.

The duo has said they will work closely with Commercial Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) on the project as it works to achieve its goal.

Today’s announcement follows a series of hydrogen-focused projects carried out by the city as it looks to contribute to the realisation of carbon neutrality in Japan and the wider world.

Build on this, the city previously launched what was said to be the world’s first initiative to produce hydrogen from public household sewage and supply it to fuel cell vehicles.

Additionally, Fukuoka City was also the first city in Japan to undertake various verification tests for trucks and motorcycles equipped with fuel cell technologies.

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