China’s metal plate hydrogen fuel cell engine development achieves a major breakthrough!

Tom van Beek Hydrogen Leave a Comment

Shanghai Zhizhen New Energy Company (Shanghai Zhizhen) announced the launch of a new product, carbon-coated metal bipolar plates, which will reduce the cost of electrodes by 40%-50% while extending the expected life of metal plate fuel cell engines to over 20,000 hours. Soon, the new technology will touch the whole hydrogen fuel cell industry and reduce the cost with mass …

FOSHAN sets financial incentives for fuel cell trucks

Netherlands Innovation Network Hydrogen Leave a Comment

The municipal government of the Foshan City of Guangdong Province recently issued a new policy to support the operation of fuel cell freight vehicles (FCFVs) in urban distribution (feedback invitation draft). The policy set financial incentives as follow: The maximum annual subsidy for fuel cell trucks is ¥125,000/vehicle. Subsidies for light-duty FCFVs (total mass less than 4.5 tons), medium-sized FCFVs …

China’s hydrogen ship developments

Netherlands Innovation Network Hydrogen Leave a Comment

Interests in developing ships of hydrogen fuel cell systems are growing in China, although the sector is still in its infancy stage compared to those in the European countries.  Has Fuel Cell Ship R&Ds Finally Took off in China? Research and development activities for hydrogen-powered ships have been increased in the past six months. In a short span of two …

electrolysis equipment

Electrolysis equipment market booming

Netherlands Innovation Network Hydrogen Leave a Comment

Recent statistics from the China Hydrogen Energy Industry Association show that: Domestic hydrogen production in the first half of 2021 has jumped up 25% compared to the year before and the proportion of renewable power-to-gas was 30% higher compared to that of the first half in 2020. The growth of the power-to-gas market has lead to an increase in demand …

Hydrogen car production cost competitive by 2030?

Tom van Beek Hydrogen Leave a Comment

Hydrogen-powered cars could cost the same to produce as traditional fossil-fuel vehicles by the end of the decade, a Chinese government-backed think tank has predicted, in a sign policy support is growing for the alternative fuel source. Huang Yonghe of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) said hydrogen fuel cells — which on average account for more than …

China’s first Natural Gas(NG)/H2 blended pipeline around the corner

Netherlands Innovation Network Hydrogen Leave a Comment

China National Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corp (CEE) has successfully won the bid to design the demonstration project of a 7.4km hydrogen transmission pipeline and a blending H2 and natural gas (NG/H2) mid-term facility in Ningxia. CEE will be responsible for preliminary design and construction drawing design projects. The demonstration is expected to start operation by the end of 2021, the …

China’s first FCV application demonstration regions confirmed

Tom van Beek Hydrogen Leave a Comment

China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Shanghai, and Guangdong provinces were approved as the first batch of the national fuel cell vehicle (FCV) demonstration city alliances, according to the Beijing Municipal Finance Bureau. The approval was jointly green-lighted by five of China’s ministries. The approval is confirmed, so far, mainly by the Beijing local government. The three approved city alliances are: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei: six districts …

First green hydrogen Power-to-Ammonia has been launched

Tom van Beek Hydrogen Leave a Comment

Liao Quo, general manager of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), announced at the China-Arabic Energy Cooperation Summit Forum that a subsidiary of CMEC will develop the first ammonia production project based on green hydrogen. Products of the project (“Green ammonia”) would be exported to the international market. “Safe and convenient storage and transportation makes ammonia very suitable for the development …

Made in China 2025

China’s KET development; how does it compare to the Netherlands?

Netherlands Innovation Network Academics, High Tech Systems and Materials, Life Sciences & Health Leave a Comment

How to deal with China on technologies where Europe has an edge has become an important facet to strategic engagement. This is especially true of key enabling technologies where China has proclaimed in its Made In China 2025 and Strategic Emerging Industry plans that it wants to be more self-sufficient. But how big is the perceived knowledge gap really? Within …