Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology Wangang: Accelerate the Industrialization of Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Vehicles

By January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019

On the afternoon of January 12, Wan Gang, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, said in the forum of China Electric Vehicles 100 (2019): “Developed countries have used hydrogen as energy management to create a scientific and safe hydrogen filling station. The technical standards and monitoring system of vehicle hydrogen tanks have promoted the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. It is recommended to draw on advanced experience, summarize the results of pilot projects, and study and revise the technical standards for hydrogen energy, hydrogen refueling stations and hydrogen storage, improve detection capabilities, and eliminate standard testing as soon as possible. Barriers and market access barriers to strengthen and improve the construction of hydrogen energy production, storage and transportation and supply and marketing systems.”

In fact, compared with remote transportation, double-class rental, urban logistics, long-distance transportation and other modes of transportation, fuel cell vehicles have the characteristics of clean zero emissions, long cruising range and short refueling time, which is the best choice for adapting to market demand.

Wan Gang said: “The industry should focus on fuel cell vehicles in a timely manner. The advantages of electric-electric hybrid technology that have been formed in China are suitable for the characteristics of fuel cell technology and also adapt to the characteristics of China's technology and industrial development.”

It is understood that China has a wide range of hydrogen energy sources, including a large number of industrial by-product hydrogen, and a large number of abandonment of wind and optoelectronics, low-valley electricity and other resources for hydrogen production, but has not yet formed a sustainable business model.

At the same time, Wangang also proposed: “To increase the research and development of fuel cell engines, to overcome the difficulties of basic materials, core technologies and key components, the current focus is to break through the industrialization of membrane electrodes, air compressors and hydrogen storage tanks.”

According to the data of the China Automobile Association, there are nearly 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in operation in China; 12 hydrogenation infrastructures are under construction and 20 are under construction. Among them, in 2018, the sales of hydrogen fuel passenger cars was 1,418; the sales of hydrogen fuel cell trucks were 109.

In addition, in maintaining policy continuity and strengthening institutional innovation, Wan Gang highlighted: “ Improve strict implementation of industrial policies such as fuel consumption standards and double points, timely transform into a carbon trading mechanism, and enhance the endogenous power of automobile enterprises to develop new energy vehicles. Increase investment in business model innovations such as time-sharing leasing and shared services, and promote the transformation of new business models in the combination of products, services, charging, and operations; and seriously study the fiscal year of 2020 for pure electric and plug-in new energy vehicles. The preferential tax policy after the subsidy is withdrawn, so that the zero-emission and ultra-low-emission vehicle costs of transportation operations are compensated and rewarded; the safety, energy conservation and environmental protection are oriented, the safety operation management and service are strengthened, and the details of driving range and energy density are cancelled. Requirement, hand over the technical decision to the enterprise, let the market choose the most suitable product; strengthen the technology research and development, business model and policy support of the energy storage ladder after the decommissioning of the vehicle power battery and material recycling.”

Source: Daily Economic News