To achieve this, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) will support the overall project development with funding for a hydrogen supply chain from local production to its consumption at the port.
The hydrogen will be used to supply fuel cells within port container handling equipment and dredge trucks.
With this, the project will be executed in collaboration with Toyota Tsusho, Toyota Tsusho America, Hino Motor Manufacturing, and Hino Motor Manufacturing USA with the anticipated project timeline being from February 2022 to March 2026.
The LA Port Authority and the Long Beach Port Authority have established a Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to achieve zero diesel emissions from the port by 2030.
Among the container handling equipment, a rubber-tired-gantry (RTG) crane is powered by a large diesel engine genset, a significant contributor to gas emissions.
Switching to a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell power source will significantly contribute to reduced emissions in the port.
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