Air Products, the industrial gases company, has showcased its latest hydrogen technology at a major event in China.
The company showed off the patented SmartFuel® hydrogen fueling station technology at the 11th China Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Expo held in Shanghai.
Air Products says that introducing the technology demonstrated its commitment to support the country’s hydrogen infrastructure development as China moves towards more environmentally clean energy.
Hydrogen has been incorporated into China’s energy strategy and the country plans to build 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020 and 1,000 by 2030.
Frank Yu, vice president – Eastern China, Industrial Gases at Air Products, said: “China has a well-developed energy plan with a clear hydrogen growth roadmap and targets. With the proven technologies, supply capabilities and safety performance, Air Products is committed to help the country realise the scale-up and commercialization of hydrogen energy.
“We are honoured to have been involved in several demonstration projects in the country, among which the hydrogen fueling station for 2008 Beijing Olympic was the first of its kind in China. We will continue to contribute to the development of hydrogen infrastructure in China through our technology and expertise.”
The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding last year to work with the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy, a research and development institute affiliated with the Shenhua Group on hydrogen fueling projects in China.
Air Products’ hydrogen also powered the official shuttle buses for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Asian Games and 2011 Shenzhen Universiade to drive the use of clean energy in