Date : March 13 (Thurs.)
Place : Yurakucho Asahi Hall (Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

A JHFC seminar was held at Yurakucho Asahi Hall (Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) on March 13, 2008, to report on project activities carried out in 2007.

In the second stage of the JHFC project (fiscal 2006 ~ fiscal 2010), a fleet run of FCVs is scheduled to be carried out in order to obtain test result data for conditions close to those of an actual situation. We expanded the activity area from the Tokyo metropolitan area to the Chubu and Kansai areas, and carried out experimental tests in search of possibilities for diversified applications of hydrogen such as hydrogen vehicles and compact vehicles.

In the seminar, the latest experimental test results were reported, and there was a lecture on the development of FCVs in light of long-term energy strategies and the significance of the JHFC project. In addition, a panel discussion entitled “Progress of FCVs and Issues Related to Dissemination” was conducted.

The panelists included representatives of leading Japanese automobile companies and energy supply companies of project members. During the discussion, participants voiced their opinions and their requests to automobile companies and the government related to the dissemination of FCVs.

Greeting of opening a meeting

General Manager,Japan Automobile Research Institute
Toshio Kobayashi

Toshio Kobayashi

Guest greeting

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Strategy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Takayuki Ueda

Takayuki Ueda

Special lecture

Chief of Verification Test Promotion Committee / Professor of Keio University
Hisashi Ishitani

Hisashi Ishitani

JHFC Program Activity Reports

Operation Results and Efficiency Evaluation of JHFC Hydrogen Stations

Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
Jinichi Tomuro

Jinichi Tomuro

Fuel Chell Vehicle Test Result

FC-EV Research Division Japan Automobile Research Institute
Shogo Watanabe

Shogo Watanabe

Common area test result

Professor of Musashi Institute of Technology
Yasuo Takagi

Yasuo Takagi

Fuel chell powered small vehicles test result

Part-time Professor of Graduate School of Kyushu University
Konosuke Ikeda

Konosuke Ikeda

PR Activities

Supervisor of Japan Automobile Research Institute FC-EV Research Division
Takao Iwase

Takao Iwase

Overseas FCV Demonstration

Technical Adviser FC-EV Research Division Japan Automobile Research Institute
Shoji Tange

Shoji Tange

Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
Koji Kuboyama

Koji Kuboyama

Panel discussion

Panelist

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Strategy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Kentaro Endo

Kentaro Endo
Panelist

Toyota Motor Corporation
Taiyo Kawai

Taiyo Kawai
Panelist

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Akihiro Iyama

Akihiro Iyama
Panelist

Honda R&D Co.,Ltd
Takashi Moriya

Takashi Moriya
Panelist

Nippon Oil Corporation
Masahiro Yoshida

Masahiro Yoshida
Panelist

TOKYO GAS Co.,Ltd.
Masaki Tajima

Masaki Tajima
Moderator

Professor of Waseda University Graduate Schools
Yasuhiro Daisho

Yasuhiro Daisho

Greeting of closing a meeting

Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
Hidemasa Miyakawa

Hidemasa Miyakawa