DENSO, in a recent ‘Behind the Scenes’ exposé, produced in collaboration with NewsPicks Brand Design, sheds light on its ambitious quest to unlock the full potential of hydrogen, touted as the rising star of clean energy due to its capacity to release zero CO₂ when burned.
The core of DENSO’s research endeavors lies in the development of next-generation decarbonization technologies. The spotlight is on Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), two innovative technologies leveraging DENSO’s proprietary expertise cultivated in the mobility sector. SOECs aim to enhance hydrogen production efficiency, while SOFCs focus on the utilization of hydrogen, generating electricity through the oxidation of hydrogen and other fuels.
DENSO’s Hirose Plant in Toyota City and Nishio Plant in Nishio City, both situated in the heart of Aichi Prefecture, serve as the epicenters for cutting-edge technological developments and rigorous testing. These facilities are driving the advancement of SOECs and SOFCs, pushing the boundaries of what hydrogen technology can achieve.
The ‘Behind the Scenes’ article not only delves into the intricate details of DENSO’s hydrogen technology research but also emphasizes the global implications of this groundbreaking work. By exploring the importance of hydrogen on a global scale, understanding the roles of SOECs and SOFCs, the article paints a comprehensive picture of how hydrogen technology can transcend borders and become a catalyst for a cleaner, greener planet.