Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Honda’s Zero-Emission Stationary Fuel Cell (FC) Power Station

On March 3, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony of Honda’s zero-emission stationary fuel cell (FC) power station at  American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in Torrance.
The demonstration stationary fuel cell unit on the American Honda campus began operation to supply emergency backup power to the campus’ data center. This initiative is the company’s first step toward future commercialization of zero-emission backup power generation.
At the ceremony, Mr. Noriya Kaihara, CEO of American Honda Motor talked about our electrified future and the high potential of hydrogen for the transition to resource-recycling society. He also annouced that Honda will start external sales of its fuel cell system by the mid-2020s.
About 50 guests attended to the ceremony, and Consul General Sone, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, and Mr. George K. Chen, Mayer of the City of Torrance delivered congratulatory remarks. After that, the guests received a technical explanation of the FCEV displayed on the Honda’s campus, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in front of the stationary FC power station.


Remarks by Consul General

From the right, Mayor Chen,
Consul General Sone, Mr. Kaihara, Assemblyman Muratsuchi,
Jay Joseph, Vice President of CASE & Energy, American Honda Motor