Toyota embarks on carbon-neutral fuels with Eneos and Mitsubishi Heavy

Toyota carbon neutral fuels
Toyota embarks on carbon-neutral fuels with Eneos and Mitsubishi Heavy

As part of a consortium, Japanese giant Toyota has announced a study on the introduction and distribution of carbon-neutral fuels. The target date is 2030.

Idemitsu Kosan, ENEOS Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have joined forces to launch a study on carbon neutral fuels. The target market is that of the decarbonisation of automobiles by 2030. The study will look at supply, the enabling technology and demand.

In their press release, the manufacturers explain that these fuels limit CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of the product. This term includes synthetic fuels (e-fuels) made from hydrogen and CO2, as well as biofuels made from raw materials such as plants that absorb CO2 through photosynthesis. Carbon-neutral liquid fuels are particularly effective in terms of storing and transporting energy.

Toyota stresses that it is taking a multi-pronged approach to carbon neutrality. This involves the spread of electrified vehicles, as well as reducing CO2 emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles. In 2007, the manufacturer introduced flexfuel vehicles (which can run on both biofuels and petrol) in Brazil. In the future, it will continue to work on reducing CO2 emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles, including existing vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer will also consider developing engines specially designed for electrified vehicles and adapted to carbon-neutral fuels.

Do you want to learn more about Toyota? Then our latest articles about the company should interest you. You can access all our articles written about Toyota here.

Are you a LinkedIn user who would like to follow the latest hydrogen news on a regular basis? Then our LinkedIn weekly newsletter may be what you’re looking for. You can subscribe to it here

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

If you liked it, share it

About the author

Picture of Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

Our latest articles

interactive world map