Honda is over the moon   

Honda moon

As part of an agreement with JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Honda will study a hydrogen-based renewable energy production method to power a base and rovers on the moon.

Following an agreement signed with the agency in November 2020, the manufacturer is committed to developing a circular renewable energy system prototype. It is expected to present during the fiscal year 2023 (a period that runs until 31st March 2024). This system will be using a fuel cell and an electrolyser to generate electricity from solar energy and water. The process is cheaper than secondary battery storage and is also more compact and lightweight.

This work from Honda is part of the American Artemis project, of which JAXA is also a partner, whose aim is to establish a lasting presence on the moon. The production of renewable electricity is key, given that parts of the moon have a repetitive cycle of 14 days of light and 14 days of night.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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