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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:46 PM

2020 Tokyo Games to use hydrogen fuel to light cauldrons, torch during relay



The Yomiuri Shimbun | 26 DEC 2018

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is planning to use the next-genera- tion energy of hydrogen fuel to light the flames of the cauldrons and torch relay, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. If realized, the 2020 Games would be the first Olympics to use the alternative energy source for this purpose.

Hydrogen produced at a state-of-the-art plant under construction in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, will be used, the sources said. The Athletes’ Village also will use hydrogen fuel as a power source.

The organizing committee intends to showcase Japan’s advanced technology with hydrogen and reconstruction as themes during the event.

According to sources connected to the organizing committee, the committee is discussing using the hydrogen fuel for the torch at the start of the relay in Fukushima Prefecture..snip

...“We want to achieve a second energy revolution through the Olympics,” said a senior official of the Tokyo organizing committee...more: http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005444199

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