Air Products has said it will support China’s new round of development, with a focus on the energy transition, as it looks to help the country meet its decarbonisation goals and lay the foundations for a cleaner future.

The industrial gas giant on Friday (17th June) formalised its efforts as it confirmed its attendance at this year’s Qingdao Multinationals Summit (QMS), themed Multinationals and China.

Co-organised by China’s Ministry of Commerce and Shandong Provincial Government, the summit marks an important annual event that is set to deepen win-win cooperation among multinationals and Chinese governments.

Hydrogen is set to be a key focal point for Air Products at the event, with the firm set to discuss its major hydrogen projects in the US, Canada and the Middle East, as well highlighting how the energy carrier can support mobility and industrial sectors.

Saw Choon Seong, President of Air Products China, said, “QMS provides a great platform for multinationals to exchange thoughts and discuss new trends to support the long-term development of Shandong Province and China.”

“We have achieved great success in China for 35 years across several five-year plan periods. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the governments, customers and partners to support the country’s carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals, contributing to low-carbon and climate-resilient developments in Shandong Province and China in the 14th five-year and beyond.”