Air Products has commissioned its first hydrogen fuelling station in Shandong Province for fuelling buses and trucks to support China’s ‘Hydrogen into Ten Thousand Homes’ demonstration project and green transportation.
The station is located in Huantai County of Zibo City and is built, owned and operated by Air Products. It is the company’s first station in the province and is equipped with two state-of-the-art dispensers, with hydrogen energy supplied by its production facility in Zibo. The station can fuel several fleets of public buses and trucks used for logistics.
The ‘Hydrogen into Ten Thousand Homes’ demonstration project is initiated by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Shandong provincial government to support hydrogen energy and demonstrate hydrogen applications in industrial parks, community buildings, and transportation to create a hydrogen-powered atmosphere society.
Shandong is benefited from unique hydrogen energy resources and has a hydrogen industry value chain covering production, storage, transportation and applications for future development. The provincial government has laid out a ten-year plan to realise breakthrough developments of the hydrogen energy industry and build a ‘China hydrogen Valley’ and ‘Oriental hydrogen Island”.
Shandong is currently the only province selected by the central government to implement the “Hydrogen into Ten Thousand Homes” demonstration project. The provincial government has recently organised an event and invited 18 leading multinational companies, including Air Products and over 20 local players in the hydrogen energy industry, to exchange ideas.
Air Products has been working on various hydrogen production and application projects in the province to support this national project. It has supported the Chinese hydrogen market with several hydrogen fuelling station pilot projects, including Shandong Province’s first stationary hydrogen fuelling station with both 35Mpa and 70Mpa fueling. The company made its first investment in Shandong and operates entities, production facilities, hydrogen fuelling station projects and engineering design capability.
Saw Choon Seong, President of Air Products China, said, “We are committed to continuing to support China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and ‘30·60’ decarbonisation goal to drive sustainable development, together with local governments, our customers and partners.”