HORIBA Institute for Mobility and Connectivity2
New UCI-affiliated research institute to integrate energy and mobility (California, Opened in 2021)
We participate in the optimization of overall energy management and the realization of a safe and secure mobility society through bold global investments and extensive connections with academia and industry groups. At the end of 2020, we launched the Hydrogen Energy Project, a global cross-sectional organization. We respond to the demand for hydrogen energy, which will play an important role in a decarbonized society, in a multifaceted manner and at multiple locations.
Through these efforts, we are able to quickly identify the different needs, economic and technological development trends that are rooted in each country and region, and develop them on a global level, as well as share the same goals with our customers in each region, aiming to grow together.
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As a global company, we not only have more than 50 activity bases around the world, but also have central bases for technology development and business in major business areas, and the bases that can be called as "headquarters" of HORIBA's business are scattered throughout the world.
In the field of energy, we have development and production bases in major areas that control global trends, such as Japan, Europe, the U.S., and China, and our excellent engineers continue to work on the development of new technologies rooted in the needs of each region.
We have been participating in projects led by governments of various countries, demonstrating its advanced technological capabilities. In addition, HORIBA's proactive business development in each country has been highly evaluated, and we have had opportunities to meet with and visit the leaders and dignitaries of each country. Here we will introduce some of our projects and news.
Policies to achieve carbon neutrality vary from country to country and region to region.
We are keenly aware of regional trends and changes based on its activity bases around the world, and provides advice in partnership with customers.
For example, in Europe such as Germany, inquiries for "Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) type water electrolysis" and "Alkaline type water electrolysis" are rapidly increasing. Recently, we are also seeing an increase in inquiries for high-power "Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC)" water electrolysis for the purpose of synthesizing synthetic fuels (including methane) and chemical products by co-electrolysis of water and CO2.
In China, where the spread of fuel cell vehicles is accelerating, inquiries for PEM full stacks are overwhelmingly large, while in Japan, inquiries for solid oxide (SO) SOEC, PEM, and alkaline water electrolysis are on the rise, mainly for R&D.
Please refer also to "Movements, needs, strategies, and technological expectations toward a decarbonized society" page.
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