Forming the Research Body HySE with Ministerial Approval to Develop Hydrogen Small Mobility Engines to Aid in the Development of a Decarbonized Society
MAY 18, 2023, TOKYO – (JCN Newswire) – Together, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation, Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. (hereinafter “Kawasaki Motors,” “Suzuki Motors,” “Honda Motor,” and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Yamaha Motor”) announced today that they have received approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to establish a technological research study association called HySE (Hydrogen Small movement & & Engine innovation) for developing hydrogen-
Instead of focusing on a single energy source, a multi-pathway approach to address several issues in the transportation sector is required to realise a decarbonized society. In contrast to this background, research and development aimed at the commercialization of hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are regarded as a next-generation energy source, are gaining momentum.
The use of hydrogen has technological challenges, such as the rapid flame speed and wide region of ignition, which frequently lead to uneven combustion, as well as the small fuel tank capacity in the case of use in small movement trucks. The members of HySE are committed to conducting crucial research study to address these issues, drawing on their wealth of experience and innovations in developing gasoline-powered engines. They seek to work together with the common goal of creating a style requirement for the hydrogen-powered engine of the little movement and of advancing the critical research study undertakings in this field.
In order to provide users with a variety of small movement alternatives and meet their diverse needs, the members of HySE will continue to strengthen their group relationships. This will raise public awareness of a decarbonized society.
Kenji Komatsu, a candidate for HySE chairman and executive officer of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s technical research and development centre, says, “We are tremendously happy to unveil the prepared development of the association. Although there are many obstacles to the development of hydrogen-powered engines, we want to see the association’s actions improve fundamental research to overcome these obstacles. We are committed to this project because we want to preserve internal combustion engines since they represent the hard work that our forebears actually put in.
The primary places for research and advancement as well as each business’s role:
1. An investigation on hydrogen-powered vehicles
Studying the development of hydrogen-powered engines using models (Honda)
Performance, effectiveness, and dependability of the hydrogen-powered engines (Suzuki) component research study
real-world testing of the performance, dependability, and efficiency of hydrogen-powered engines (Yamaha Motor and Kawasaki Motors)
2. An investigation on hydrogen refuelling systems
researching the specifications for a hydrogen refuelling system and hydrogen tanks for stationary (Yamaha) vehicles
3. An examination of the fuel supply system
Analysing the auxiliary equipment required for a gasoline delivery system, tanks, and equipment installed between a fuel tank and an injector (Kawasaki Motors)
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (hereinafter “Kawasaki Heavy Industries”) and Toyota Motor Corporation (hereinafter “Toyota”) support the association as unique members in addition to the complete members (the four motorcycle manufacturers indicated above). Based on the knowledge gained from its operations for HySTRA, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, one of the key organisers of the “CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association” (hereafter “HySTRA”), will advance HySE’s activities. Toyota, on the other hand, will assume responsibility for maximising the use of HySE’s research study findings for the improvement of hydrogen-powered engines, utilising its expertise in trials, analysis, and the development of large hydrogen-fueled power systems for four-wheel vehicles.
The members of HySE will keep improving their group ties to better serve users’ different demands and offer them a range of small movement possibilities. As a result, more people will become aware of a decarbonized civilization.
The executive officer of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s technological research and development department and a candidate for HySE chairman, Kenji Komatsu, adds, “We are incredibly thrilled to announce the prepared development of the association. We wish to see the association’s initiatives advance fundamental research to get around the various challenges facing the development of hydrogen-powered engines. We are dedicated to this endeavour because internal combustion engines are a tangible representation of the labor-intensive efforts that our ancestors made.
The main locations for research and development as well as the function of each company:
1. A study of vehicles fueled by hydrogen
Model-based research into the development of hydrogen-powered engines (Honda), component research into the performance, dependability, and efficiency of hydrogen-powered engines (Suzuki), and real-world testing of the aforementioned characteristics of hydrogen-powered engines (Yamaha Motor and Kawasaki Motors)
2. A study into hydrogen refuelling systems that looks into the requirements for hydrogen tanks and refuelling systems for stationary (Yamaha) cars
3. A review of the gasoline delivery system
Analysing the tanks and equipment put between a fuel tank and an injector, as well as the ancillary equipment necessary for a petrol delivery system (Kawasaki Motors)
In addition to the full members (the four motorcycle manufacturers mentioned above), Toyota Motor Corporation (hereinafter “Toyota”) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (hereinafter “Kawasaki Heavy Industries”) support the association as individual members. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, one of the primary organisers of the “CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association” (hereafter “HySTRA”), will expand HySE’s activities based on the expertise gained from its operations for HySTRA. Toyota, on the other hand, will be in charge of making the best use possible of the research study results from HySE for the advancement of hydrogen-powered engines by utilising its experience in testing, analysing, and developing sizable hydrogen-fueled power systems for four-wheel cars.