Torishima forms new team to develop liquefied hydrogen boosting pumps

Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd has set up a research team for the development of large flow rate, high pressure, high efficiency liquefied hydrogen boosting pumps.

A green hydrogen renewable energy production pipeline
A green hydrogen renewable energy production pipeline - Image © AA+W - Adobe Stock.

The project has been officially adopted and subsidized by Japan’s NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), as part of the Japanese Government initiative for the development of technologies for building a competitive and large-scale hydrogen supply chain.

Torishima says its project aims to develop a liquefied hydrogen boosting pump that bridges the storage, transportation and utilization of the hydrogen supply chain toward a hydrogen-based society that realizes carbon neutrality. Specifically, assuming a 200,000 m3 class large tank base to accommodate a larger scale hydrogen receiving terminal, Torishima will develop suitable new pumps and motors simultaneously from FY2023 to FY2027.

Torishima will be responsible for the research and development of the pumps, while JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will support the performance test. Torishima will collaborate with Kyoto University, Sanyo-Onoda City University and NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science) on the development of the motors.