According to widespread reports, Wuhan, the capital city of central China’s Hubei Province, will gain a hydrogen (H2) energy industry which the city development plan termed a ‘hydrogen city’.

The reports state that the city is to advance research and development (R&D) of core technology of H2 production, storage and transport, and improve H2 infrastructure in the coming years.

A H2 energy industrial park is expected to be built in the city, gathering more than 100 fuel cell automakers and related enterprises, the plan said.

The city will build up to 20 H2 fuelling stations from 2018 to 2020 to support the running of about 3,000 H2 fuel cell-powered vehicles.

Wuhan is scheduled to become a world H2 city by 2025, with 3 to 5 world leading H2 enterprises and 30 to 100 H2 fuelling stations. The annual production value of H2 fuel cells will exceed ¥100bn ($15.63bn), the reports claim.

China Globe