China’s Hebei approves $1.2 bln hydrogen production and consumption projects


BEIJING: Hebei, China’s industrial hub, authorized 43 hydrogen projects for production, tools manufacturing, filling station and gas cells, totalling 8.75 billion yuan ($1.23 billion), based on a press release from its provincial planner.
Home to 1 / 4 of China’s steelmaking capability, Hebei has been in search of to improve its industrial construction by turning to less-polluted and higher-value-added sectors together with tools manufacturing for metro and wind turbine.

“We will assist Zhangjiakou to take the chance of internet hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics to steer the hydrogen improvement,” the Hebei Development and Reform Commision mentioned in its assertion.

Zhangjiakou goals to change into the hydrogen capital in China, reaching annual hydrogen production capability of 21,000 tonnes by 2021 and 50,000 tonnes by 2035.

Twenty-one of the whole 43 hydrogen-related projects that Hebei authorities has authorized shall be situated in Zhangjiakou.

The Hebei authorities additionally mentioned it will assist steelmaking hub Tangshan and Handan to launch pilot hydrogen consumption projects as they can assist churn out power throughout the steelmaking course of.

HBIS Group, China’s second-largest metal maker, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) final November with Italy’s mining service firm, Tenova Group, to construct the world’s first hydrogen metallurgy demonstration undertaking with a production capability of 1.2 million tonnes.

HBIS plans to arrange a undertaking in Handan to supply three tonnes of hydrogen from coke oven gas and 380 tonnes of liquefied natural gas through copious cooling course of per day, and begin 4 hydrogen filling stations.

Hebei additionally plans to arrange 5 hydrogen fuel cell production strains and two hydrogen-fuelled automobile production projects.

The provincial authorities urged metropolis authorities to prioritise paper works and assist speed up the development of the 43 projects, the assertion mentioned.

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