Toyota’s First Natural Gas Power Plant in the Port of Long Beach

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. recently announced formal plans to build their first large-scale natural gas-powered plant to help support operations at the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s largest and busiest.

Announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Tri-Gen facility will be housed at Toyota’s existing distribution center on Port of Long Beach property, where it will use natural gas to produce hydrogen, water, and electricity, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Part of the auto manufacturers’ efforts to achieve zero emissions from its logistics operations by 2050, the plant projects enough power to serve the equivalent of 2,350 homes and the daily driving needs of 1,500 vehicles. Toyota projects the plant to open by 2020.