Air Products and Chinese state-owned tech industry group Chengzhi Shareholding have launched a commercial-scale hydrogen fuelling station in Changshu city, Jiangsu province.
Capable of fuelling city buses and heavy-duty trucks in logistics, the station is part of the partnership’s effort to decarbonise transport in China’s Yangtze River Delta.
Under service contracts, the station is refuelling hydrogen fuel cell trucks of various multinational and domestic companies, including Budweiser China, Yum China, the logistics service provider of Nestle China, and JD Logistics, to pilot zero-emission logistics operations.
Wei Junmin, President of Chengzhi, said the station has been operational for several months, fuelling both public transport and truck fleets.
He added, “Chengzhi shares Air Products’ commitment to China’s Net Zero transition and is pleased to extend our long-term partnership to support green transportation by leveraging the strengths of both companies.”
Since the Changshu Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (HFCV) Industry Development Plan was issued in 2019, Changshu has been actively pushing for HFCV development. As a first move, the county formed a relatively complete industrial chain to link the hydrogen corridor construction in the Yangtze River Delta Region.
Saw Choon Seong, China President at Air Products, notes that hydrogen plays a key role in decarbonising transport, adding that Air Products is honoured to support the Net Zero transition of China’s mobility sector.
He continued, “The Changshu station is part of our strategy to support the commercialisation of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and the development of the HFCV demonstration clusters.”
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