Fuel-cell vehicles offer a lot of opportunities: Which are the key benefits? What infrastructure is required? What is going on in Japan and in the EU?
Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) have for decades being described as a solution for green transportation. In 2014, Toyota started the sale of a FCV for personal transportation, MIRAI, to the public in Japan, having gotten about 1500 orders in a month. Hyundai has also sent a commercial FCV, ix35 FCEV, to the market for two years with limited release. Production of FCVs will ramp up in the coming years.
Welcome to a seminar, organized by IVA, the Chemical Society of Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Sweden-Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan to learn more about fuel-cell vehicle technology and the opportunities it offers.
The keynote presentation will be given by Mr. Koichi Kojima, Project General Manager of Fuel Cell System Engineering & Development Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.
Additional participants include Karin Byman, ÅF, Göran Lindbergh, KTH, Hans G Pettersson, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and Cecilia Wallmark, SWECO.
The closing panel discussion will focus on opportunities for Sweden:
- What can we learn from Japan?
- What is the outlook for cost efficient hydrogen production from renewable energy?
- Which are the challenges?
- Is it time for Sweden to start planning for an infrastructure for FCVs?
17:00 Welcome and Introduction
Professor Göran Lindbergh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Keynote lecture: “MIRAI”, Toyota FCV toward Hydrogen Society
Mr. Koichi Kojima, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Invited lecture: Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport,
implementation plans in Sweden and Europe
Cecilia Wallmark, SWECO
Karin Byman, Head of Department Sustainable Building Management, ÅF
Cecilia Wallmark, Section Manager, Energy Strategies, SWECO
Hans G Pettersson, Deputy Director, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation