Hitachi, a Principal Partner of COP26
Hitachi, Ltd. is a global multinational headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Driving digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT. Uniting the world to tackle climate change. Hitachi is proud to be a Principal Partner for the UN COP26 conference, as world leaders gather to commit to climate action.
The breadth of Hitachi allows us to combine information technology, operational know-how and physical products to tackle climate change - and ultimately improve people's quality of life. We are applying that same innovation to our own business to contribute to a Net Zero society.
Low Carbon Future - for COP26 - Hitachi (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Low Carbon Future
Hitachi is powering our low-carbon future. Governments across Europe are working hard to reach Net Zero emissions. As the biggest contributor to CO2 emissions, transport is a key area of focus. Hitachi is committed to helping in many ways.
Together in Electric Dreams
Mass adoption of electric vehicles will revolutionise our world, but first we need to prepare the infrastructure and grid for the new power demands.
Together in Electric Dreams (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Optimise Prime, the electric vehicle trial
To do this, different parts of Hitachi are working together with Uber, Centrica, Royal Mail, UK Power Networks and SSEN to better understand fleet usage and the charging habits of electric vehicle fleets. Up to 3,000 electric vehicles are taking part of Optimise Prime.
Journey to COP26: Episode 1 - Uber - Hitachi (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Journey to COP26: Episode 1 - Uber
Hitachi and Uber discuss the transition to electric cars and their hopes for COP26.
Delivering a Cleaner Future with Royal Mail - Hitachi (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Delivering a Cleaner Future with Royal Mail
Hitachi and Royal Mail discuss Optimise Prime, the world's largest commercial electric vehicle trial, with over 3,000 EVs taking part.
World's First 800V inverter for Electric Cars - Hitachi (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
World's First 800V inverter for Electric Cars
Hitachi has created the world’s first 800V inverter for mass produced EVs from Hitachi. It has been adopted by two of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, Porsche and Audi, with astonishing results.
Smart Energy Islands - Isles of Scilly
With funding support from the European Regional Development Fund, Smart Energy Islands aims to use technology, including Hitachi's Internet of Things (IoT) platform and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to reduce the carbon footprint of the islands whilst optimising locally-produced, renewable energy.
Smart Energy Islands - Isles of Scilly - Hitachi (2018)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
The other delivery partners include two of the UK's leading smart home technology companies: PassivSystems and Moixa, and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Hitachi and Rainforest Connection Join Forces to Defend the Rainforest and Confront Climate Change
Hitachi aims to become a climate change innovator and play our role in tackling climate change. One of the primary causes of climate change is illegal deforestation, meaning that saving rainforests is key to saving our planet.
Hitachi and Rainforest Connection Join Forces to Defend the Rainforest and Confront Climate Change (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Hitachi and Rainforest Connection Join Forces
Hitachi partnered with Rainforest Connection, a San-Francisco-based non-profit, to co-create a data-powered system that fights deforestation. Using acoustics and sounds, it can predict illegal logging before it happens, slowing climate change and keeping our rainforests safe.
Madel – A Leader in Sustainable Manufacturing - Hitachi (2020)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Madel – A Leader in Sustainable Manufacturing
Madel, a leading Italian manufacturer of household cleaning products, brought in Hitachi to implement a cloud-based physical and digital solution. It enables Madel to reduce energy and water consumption, and supports efforts for achieving the UN's Sustainable Development goals.
Saving the Water Network in Oliena - Hitachi (2017)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Saving the Water Network in Oliena
In 2016, Abbanoa S.p.A and Hitachi, with the support of the council of Oliena, undertook a project to reduce leakages, increasing the efficiency of its water supply. It reduced water loss by over 50% and 'Oliena model' is now on a list of Italian Best Practices for 2017.
Battery trains speed towards net zero emissions
Electrifying diesel train lines is time consuming and expensive, so Hitachi is developing battery and hybrid trains as an alternative. The trains are ‘tri-mode’, able to switch seamlessly between diesel power, overhead electric power, or battery power alone.
Battery trains speed towards net zero emissions - Hitachi (2021)United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Trains towards Net Zero
This will help cut emissions and pollution in stations, cities and beyond, helping countries reach Net Zero C02 faster. The trains could run on battery power alone for 100 km and fast charging solutions. As battery and charging technology develops their range will only grow.
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