THE ATTRACTIONS OF KYUSHU

ONE TEAM KYUSHU

The World’s 20th Largest Economy The World’s 20th Largest Economy
20th LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD

Kyushu’s Economy is on Par with a Nation

With a population of 13.71 million (10.3 percent of Japan’s total), Kyushu covers about 1/10 of Japan’s land mass and its economic indicators, such as GDP, account for 10% of the national total. Kyushu’s regional production value is approximately 44 trillion JPY. With abundant land, clean water supplies and a strong workforce, Kyushu’s economy focuses on the semiconductor and automotive industries, as well as agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Domestic comparison of GRP (Gross Regional Product): Excerpt

Domestic comparison of GRP

Source: “Kyushu International Business Data 2015”

environmental technology environmental technology

HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Environmental Technology and Kyushu’s History of Overcoming Pollution

Fukuoka’s experience in bringing pollution under control has led to an accumulation of environmental recycling technologies, such as soil and water purification, carried out mainly in Kitakyushu City. With its abundant renewable energy resources such as solar and wind power, Kyushu is attracting attention in the energy sector. As the gateway to Asia, Fukuoka has seen a recent increase in the development of environmental technologies in other countries along with visits by overseas environmental inspection teams.

Dokai Bay, so dirty that even E. coli died
Dokai Bay, so dirty that even E. coli died (1960s)
Dokai Bay, brought back to life
Dokai Bay, brought back to life (Today)
Water quality (Chemical Oxygen Demand)
The smoke-covered sky
The smoke-covered sky (1960s)
Blue skies are back
Blue skies are back (Today)
Fallen soot and dust

PERCENTAGE OF CLEAN ENERGY

Kyushu’s share of clean energy usage is58%

Kyushu’s share of clean energy

Fukuoka City's Hydrogen Leader City Project

The world’s first hydrogen station making hydrogen from sewage water

The world’s first hydrogen station making hydrogen from sewage water

“It went from being a pain in the neck to Green Hydrogen!”

  • Hydrogen is produced from the biogas generated by cleaning sewage water.
  • When creating hydrogen, the sewage is already in biomass form, so CO2 is not increased. ”Green Hydrogen”

Fuel-Cell Vehicles (FCV) Running on Hydrogen

  • ① The fuel (hydrogen) and air (oxygen) generate the electricity to run the motor.
  • ② As it runs, the engine emits no CO2, so only water comes out.
  • ③ On a full tank of hydrogen, it can run for 650 km (after just 3 minutes of filling it up).

“Green Hydrogen” and the Local CO2 Consumption Cycle

“Green Hydrogen” is now supplied at hydrogen stations located at sewage plants.

“Green Hydrogen” is now supplied at hydrogen stations located at sewage plants.

This will be transported and supplied to other hydrogen stations

This will be transported and supplied to other hydrogen stations
(in the future).

The CO2 extracted when producing “Green Hydrogen” can be used to promote vegetable growth.

The CO2 extracted when producing “Green Hydrogen” can be used to promote vegetable growth.

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