Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, has signed an agreement with state-owned Shenhua New Energy Co. Ltd. (New Energy), a subsidiary of China’s energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd. (China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China.
Air Products’ global leading and proprietary SmartFuel® hydrogen dispenser will be supplied for the project for fueling the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. The fueling station is expected to be one of the largest in China in terms of fueling capacity when it becomes operational in mid-2018.
China Energy was established in November 2017 by the merger of energy company Shenhua Group and China’s power giant China Guodian Corporation. “Air Products began collaborating with Shenhua Group affiliates including the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in 2016 to accelerate China’s hydrogen economy,” said Tammy Han, vice president-Central and Western China, Industrial Gases at Air Products. “We are excited about the agreement with Shenhua New Energy which is a latest fruit of our joint efforts to develop China’s hydrogen energy market. We look forward to further expanding our cooperation in hydrogen energy in the future.”
As part of its efforts to support China’s hydrogen energy industry, Air Products announced it has joined the National Alliance of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (NAHFC) organization, which was co-initiated by China Energy and officially established in Beijing in February. The alliance is a government-backed national platform to develop the hydrogen and fuel cell industry by consolidating resources and innovative technologies from key industry players and institutes. It also serves as a think-tank to form the national hydrogen energy strategy and development roadmap. As a key member in the alliance, Air Products will leverage its leading expertise in hydrogen production, storage, transportation and dispensing infrastructure to support the hydrogen energy blueprint outlined in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan.
Air Products has been involved in over 200 hydrogen fueling projects in over 20 countries.
Source: Air Products