Toyoda Gosei showcases large H2 tank for commercial vehicles | CompositesWorld

2023-03-27 18:30:12 By : Ms. min chen

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Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (Kiyosu, Japan) has launched a large high-pressure hydrogen tank. While materials use was not cited, it can be assumed that the tank uses composites, based on the carbon fiber- and glass fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP and GFRP) tanks used on the 2021 Toyota Mirai, and the company’s work in nanocellulose fiber-reinforced plastics. The new tanks are to be used in mass-marketed light-duty fuel cell electric trucks that are being brought to the market by Japan-based Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corp. (CJPT), backed by Toyota Motor Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and others. Hips Plastic Thermoplastic

These newly developed large tanks can reportedly be filled with about eight times as much hydrogen as the passenger fuel cell vehicle (FCV) tanks Toyoda Gosei produces for the Toyota Mirai (the second generation model), which are installed in the rear of that vehicle. In developing the larger tanks, Toyoda Gosei says it applied the technology for high-efficiency storage of hydrogen the company and Toyota Motor had refined in the Mirai tanks.

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