Air Products participated in and spoke at the 2018 China (Hainan) Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Industry Summit.
Organised by the government-backed National Alliance of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (China Hydrogen Alliance), the summit took place earlier this week from 11th to 12th October in Haikou, China.
As a key member of China Hydrogen Alliance, Air Products joined forces at the summit with key government agencies, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Transport, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and National Energy Administration, as well as other major domestic and multinational corporations, international organisations, research institutes, pilot cities and investors, to exchange insights with more than 600 senior officials and executives on the theme of “Cultivating a Hydrogen Energy-based Ecosystem, Developing a Hydrogen Energy-oriented Society.”
“We are honoured to participate in this strategic event to help steer the future of China’s hydrogen (H2) economy. H2 as a clean energy will play a key role in enabling the government to implement its energy production and consumption reform for a better environment,” said Tammy Han, Air Products, Vice-President of Central and Western China, who sits on China Hydrogen Alliance on behalf of the company.
“Air Products has been on the forefront of H2 energy technology development. We provide total solutions from H2 production, storage and delivery to fuelling technology systems and related infrastructure. Leveraging our proven capabilities and experience, we look forward to cooperating with local partners to support the government’s vision for a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient modern energy system.”
To accelerate H2 energy development, one enabling factor is the ability to transport the gas economically over long distances and in large quantities. At the summit, Air Products featured its 600-mile Gulf Coast Pipeline (GCP) in the US and proven capabilities in the safe, efficient and reliable handling of H2.
In China, Air Products has participated in several H2 demonstration projects, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Asian Games, and 2011 Shenzhen Universiade, to drive the use of this clean energy.
This year, it signed agreements with the state-owned Shenhua New Energy Co. Ltd. to supply China Energy Investment Corporation Limited’s first H2 fuelling station being built in Rugao City, and Fullcryo to support China’s first commercial-scale liquid H2-based fuelling station. In addition to China Hydrogen Alliance, Air Products also serves as a Vice Chairman company of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association to support the H2 energy blueprint outlined in the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan.
Air Products has more than 60 years of global H2 experience with a total capacity exceeding 200 million tonnes per year.