Refreshing news considering the UK Government's recent announcements, a country that is looking to trial new renewable energy ideas.
Under the pilot project wind power will be used to turn water into oxygen and hydrogen which will be stored for local use. The trial will include public and private companies and will take place near the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki in the Keihin coastal region.
Firms including Iwatani, Toshiba and Toyota are participating in the project and it's also supported by the Japanese Ministry of Environment.
Hydrogen can be created using renewable energy sources, stored and transported to be used at a later date with minimal environmental damage. - Toyota.
Toyota have said about the project, due to start in 2016 and run for four years; " ?According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, around 25 gigatones of carbon emissions come from using fossil fuels and heat generation in electricity and transportation.
?Realising the importance of taking on this challenge by establishing carbon-neutral supply chains across different sectors, from power generation to vehicle fuelling, as soon as possible, major corporate and public sector partners in Japan have decided to work together.?