China: The Potential of Renewable Energy & Hydrogen Fuel Cells is Huge

By May 6, 2020 4   min read  (783 words)

May 6, 2020 |

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On the street, the reporter took the 33 bus in the urban area. This bus looks no different from the ordinary bus. The bus starts and stops at the station … It is very comfortable you sit and there is practically no noise. The bus driver told reporters that this is a hydrogen-powered bus. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to add hydrogen, and the mileage is more than 300 kilometers. “It can also start at minus 30 degrees, suitable for cold weather in winter, and it does not pollute the air.”

Sun Dongfeng, deputy director of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, introduced 74 hydrogen buses in the urban area last year, becoming the city with the largest number of hydrogen fuel buses in the country. It is expected that there will be more than 2,000 vehicles of various types during the 2022 Winter Olympics with Hydrogen fuel on board. “The reason why China has the largest number of hydrogen fuel buses is that there are a number of enterprises that produce hydrogen fuel cells and the hydrogen energy industry.”

In Qiaodong District, Yihuatong Power Technology Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells, is one of them. Entering the exhibition hall of Yihuatong Power Technology Co., Ltd., there is a new generation of hydrogen fuel cell engine models developed from the first generation to the latest research and development. Yang Shaojun, deputy general manager of Yihuatong Power Technology Co., Ltd., said: “The production of hydrogen fuel using renewable resources from wind power and the use of electrolyzed water to produce hydrogen is very valuable. Hydrogen fuel can be cold started at minus 30 degrees Celsius around the clock, cold storage at minus 46 degrees Celsius and automatic shutdown, Especially in the northern regions like this, hydrogen fuel cell engines have a very obvious advantage. ”

Yang Shaojun, deputy general manager of Yihuatong Power Technology Co., Ltd., told reporters that the fuel cell engines produced by the project have been successfully applied to fuel cell buses such as Futian, Yutong, Shenlong, Jinlv, and Zhongtong, Dongfeng Special Auto and Futian. Of fuel cell logistics vehicles, as well as fuel cell cars such as Beiqi, Changan, and Guangzhou Automobile.

Located in the connecting area between the North China Plain and the plateau, due to its special geography, it has formed a wealth of renewable energy advantages. According to preliminary determination, the developable wind energy resources in the area are more than 40 million kilowatts, the solar energy can be developed more than 30 million kilowatts, biomass resources The annual output is more than 2 million tons, which provides a good foundation for the development and utilization of renewable energy.

In recent years, the city has issued a number of policy measures to support the development of strategic emerging industries, explore the diversified applications of renewable energy, and accelerate the development of strategic emerging industries. The relevant departments of counties, districts and municipalities have also launched a series of special investment promotion and project matching activities around strategic emerging industries, injecting new vitality into economic development.

It is a renewable energy demonstration zone approved by the State Council. It has abundant wind and solar resources. The large-scale application of hydrogen energy also provides a new way for the consumption of surplus renewable energy.

“Currently Shenlong Automobile will produce hydrogen buses on the ground; Shanghai Shenli will also put the stack production line under construction, and this year is expected to introduce the proton membrane production line. With the special support of construction investment Yanshan (Guyuan) Wind Energy Co., Ltd. The Guyuan wind power hydrogen production comprehensive utilization demonstration project has been completed and put into operation, and the construction of the hydrogen production line project of Haipel New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. will form a relatively complete set of hydrogen production, fuel cell and core component production, and vehicle production. “The hydrogen energy industry chain.” Sun Dongfeng, deputy director of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, said.

This year, a batch of equipment manufacturing industries such as Yihuatong Power Technology Co., Ltd. and Goldwind Technology Co., Ltd. will also be basically completed. After the products are offline, the city ’s renewable energy advanced equipment manufacturing industry will achieve a zero breakthrough to fill the renewable energy demonstration The gap in the construction of advanced equipment manufacturing in the district has laid the foundation for more relevant enterprises to settle in and gather in the future.

According to statistics, the city signed a total of 38 strategic emerging industry projects in 2018, with a total investment of 119.076 billion yuan and a first-phase investment of 64.702 billion yuan. There are 16 new energy projects and 14 high-end equipment manufacturing projects.

Source: Qiaodong Power

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