4. Increased use of mobile devices.
The 21st century is said to be "the age of Hydrogen civilization" in the 21st century, and its efforts are accelerating toward that era. The core of the technology is the fuel cell (FC: FUELCELL). A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical potential energy (energy stored in molecular bonds) into electrical energy.
Fuel cells that can be used for longer periods of time than conventional batteries used in mobile phones, personal computers, and other mobile devices have been developed by electrical products and telecommunication equipment manufacturers. I hear that demand is surged to come here with the expanding mobile device market. However, the method of reacting the air with methanol is common, and it is now a bottleneck that it is difficult to bring in the methanol cartridge of the hydrogen collection to the airplane etc. by terrorism measures. In Japan, a resource small country that relies on foreign countries for the majority of the hydrogen harvesting energy resources from non-fossil fuels, we can secure resource security if we can collect hydrogen from "water resources" and "biomass" which can be domestically and procured domestically. In Japan, it seems that the "Hydrogen society" spread is in accordance with the national interest above all. This country is at a turning point in its energy policy.