The Honda FCX is the world’s most advanced fuel cell vehicle, which brings
to life the dream of clean mobility. A zero-emission vehicle, the FCX uses
hydrogen to generate electricity that powers the vehicle. The FCX emits
only water, rather than CO2 or other harmful emissions while offering
responsive performance. The next-generation FCX with a unique, low-floor
platform was introduced in Japan and the United States in early 2008.
Honda sees great potential for bioethanol as a clean, green fuel. Rather than use the edible parts
of a plant, bioethanol creates fuel from biomass, the parts of the plants that are not suitable for food.
To meet the challenge of making bioethanol from biomass, Honda has joined with RITE, a research lab
in Japan, to develop genetically enhanced bacteria that efficiently convert organic food waste into fuel.
Honda is the first automaker to manufacture solar panels. By developing and marketing this source of clean energy, we are helping to decrease CO2 emissions as well as reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Honda’s solar energy technology uses a thin, non-silicon solar cell. It consumes around 50% less energy than conventional silicon solar cells, while offering superior photoelectric conversion rates.
The Honda Home Energy Station (HES) is a comprehensive system designed to meet residential energy needs by supplying electricity and heat in addition to hydrogen fuel for vehicles. The core of the system is a compact generator that converts natural gas into hydrogen as well as producing electricity and hot water. The HES is also able to serve as a backup power generation system during power outages, providing as much as 5 kilowatts of electrical power to the home.