Fukuoka city: Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station
About The Facility
Mitsubishi Kakoki Co., Fukuoka city, National University Corporation Kyushu University, Toyota Tsusho Corporation jointly carry out the demonstration project of the system to produce hydrogen from sewage biogas obtained from sewage sludge at the Chubu Water Treatment Center in Fukuoka city and supply hydrogen to fuel cell vehicles, commissioned research from the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management.
Currently over 20% of sewage biogas obtained by digesting water sludge remains unused in Japan, but biogas have potential to supply enough energy to people. Through this demonstration project, they aim to build a supply chain by producing hydrogen from sewage sludge and supplying it to the hydrogen station.
How We Work
At Chubu Water Treatment Center, sewage biogas is produced in when sewage sludge generated during the sewage treatment process is treated in a digestion tank (methane fermentation tank).
In this project, pure hydrogen is produced by raising the methane concentration of the sewage biogas using a membrane separation device and steam reforming with "HyGeia-A" developed by Mitsubishi Kakoki Corporation. This hydrogen is transported and supplied to each hydrogen station.
This project is also local production for local consumption supply system, since this system produces hydrogen from sewage sludge generated in Fukuoka city and uses it as energy.
In addition, carbon dioxide which is contained in sewage biogas will be discharged by membrane separator, but it is collected by the liquefaction recovery facility and utilized for house cultivation experimentally, so this project project supply hydrogen with lower environmental impact.
Contents of the Tour
1. Tour Type: Field visit
2. Tour Contents:
Overview: Explain this project, Visit Sewage Biogas Hydrogen Station
3. Acceptance Conditions:
Number of the visitors: maximum about 60 people
Address: 2 Chome-2-1 Aratsu Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0076 (Fukuoka City Chubu Water Treatment Center)
One or two cars/ buses are acceptable (※Preliminary consultation required)
Get off at Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line "Ohori Park Station". About 15 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
Get off at Nishitetsu Bus stop "Public Swimming Pool". About 5 min on foot.
Sewage Biogas Hydrogen Station at Chubu Water Treatment Center is the world's first facility as a real scale level facility for producing hydrogen from sludge.
This project is expected to contribute to the realization of "hydrogen energy society" aimed at Japan.
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