Vision Fuel Cell Weekly丨South Korea expects to provide 30 million won subsidy for hydrogen vehicles, Nikola launches hydrogen fuel brand HYLA, Turkey announces hydrogen energy strategy

Feb 1, 2023

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South Korea expects to subsidise 16,920 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by KRW 30 million in 2023

The South Korean government has announced a significant increase in the supply of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2023, with 16,920 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles expected to receive subsidies this year. The subsidies for individuals and businesses wishing to purchase hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will consist of both local subsidies and government subsidies.

In cooperation with local governments, the Ministry of Environment of Korea will hold information sessions in different areas such as the capital region, the central region and the southern region to share the subsidy scheme for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with the community and to share the successful experience of last year. The announcement shows that the supply of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Korea in 2023 will include 16,000 passenger cars, 700 buses, 100 vans and 120 clean vehicles. The number of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles, including buses, vans and clean vehicles, increased from 340 last year to 920 this year.

Nikola launches hydrogen-fuelled brand HYLA

Nikola announced that it has created a new global brand, HYLA, to encompass the company's energy products used to produce, distribute and fuel its zero-emission trucks with hydrogen fuel. Over 300 representatives from fleets, governments, suppliers, the energy industry and the media attended the launch event at Nikola's US headquarters in Phoenix, which highlighted the progress made by Nikola's energy and trucking business.

Turkey announces national energy plan and hydrogen energy strategy

Turkey's Energy Minister says green hydrogen will be an important part of the country's net-zero emissions targetTurkey has recently announced its National Energy Plan and Hydrogen Technology Strategy and Roadmap to help the country achieve its net-zero emissions target by 2053. The National Energy Plan and the Hydrogen Technology Strategy and Roadmap were recently announced to help the country achieve its net zero emissions target by 2053.

Speaking at a press conference in Ankara, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said that Turkey's National Energy Plan is expected to contribute to economic growth and take the country's green energy transition to a whole new level.

Daimler develops 1,000km range hydrogen-powered heavy truck in the US

Researchers at Oregon State University in the USA are recently working with Daimler Trucks North America to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck for regional and long-haul transport. As part of Daimler's "SuperTruck" project, the hydrogen-powered heavy-duty tractor is expected to be able to travel up to 600 miles (965 km).

The SuperTruck project is part of a larger $162 million programme awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to improve the efficiency and reduce the carbon emissions of cars, trucks and off-road vehicles. In the latest round of SuperTruck financing, the department awarded a total of $127 million to five heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers.


The full report on Beijing's plan was released to accelerate the implementation of key projects such as the National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Inspection and Testing Centre

Recently, the full report of Beijing's plan was released, and the ten major tasks for 2023 were announced, among which the hydrogen energy aspect pointed out: to build a green and intelligent energy industry cluster, to accelerate the landing of key projects such as the National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Inspection and Testing Center, to speed up the construction of the "Energy Valley" in the Future Science City, to support the research and development and industrialization of new energy storage, hydrogen energy, low-speed wind power, high-efficiency photovoltaic and other energy fields. It also supports the development and industrialization of new energy storage, hydrogen energy, low-speed wind power, high-efficiency photovoltaic and other energy technologies.

Jiangxi Province Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Medium and Long-term Plan (2023-2035) released

On January 30, the Energy Bureau of Jiangxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission released the Medium and Long-term Plan for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Jiangxi Province (2023-2035), which points out that: currently, by 2025, the amount of hydrogen produced from renewable energy will reach 1,000 tons/year and become an important part of new hydrogen energy consumption and new renewable energy consumption. Hydrogen energy application pilot and demonstration projects have increased in an orderly and diversified manner, the province has about 500 fuel cell vehicles, a number of hydrogen-powered ships have been put into operation, and 10 hydrogen refuelling stations have been built in total. Demonstration projects of hydrogen energy in industrial fields such as steel, non-ferrous metals and synthetic ammonia were carried out solidly. The production capacity of fuel cell engines was further expanded, and the application scenarios of fuel cells were further enriched. The total output value of the province's hydrogen energy industry exceeded 30 billion yuan. Relying on the advantages of rare earth and other mineral resources, the hydrogen storage new materials industry was vigorously developed and breakthroughs in key segments were achieved.

Wuhan Air Quality Improvement Plan (2023-2025)" was released

On 29 January, the Wuhan Ecological and Environmental Protection Commission issued a notice on the issuance of the Wuhan Air Quality Improvement Plan (2023-2025).

The Plan points out the vigorous development of new and clean energy in hydrogen energy. Strengthen the alternative use of energy and resource sharing in industrial clusters. Make full use of the regional advantages of the layout of distributed wind, solar, biomass, hydrogen and geothermal energy, actively cultivate new energy industries, and build a diversified and clean energy consumption structure.

Strictly control the total consumption of coal. Relying on Baowu Clean Energy Company to lay out hydrogen source industry clusters in Qingshan District to accelerate the enhancement of green and low-carbon transportation. Implement the Action Plan for Breakthrough Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Wuhan City, and take the lead in demonstrating and promoting the procurement of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the areas of new and updated public transport commuting, logistics, gardening operations, sanitation and rubbish collection, high-pressure cleaning, and slag transport vehicles in the city.

Action plan for accelerating the development of new energy vehicle industry in Zhejiang Province released

On January 29, the Development and Reform Commission of Zhejiang Province, the Provincial Economic and Information Department and the Provincial Science and Technology Department issued a notice on the Action Plan for Accelerating the Development of New Energy Vehicle Industry in Zhejiang Province. Among them, the hydrogen energy aspect states that

Actively develop new energy heavy trucks such as power exchange and hydrogen energy.

Accelerate the construction of provincial hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration zones (points) and create a number of hydrogen energy vehicle characteristic bases.

Improve the level of interconnection of infrastructure such as charging and switching, hydrogen refilling and smart roads in the Yangtze River Delta, and jointly build cross-regional hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration lines.

Promote the construction of a province-wide hydrogen refuelling network system with a reasonable layout and safety and efficiency in an orderly manner. By 2025, a total of more than 100,000 charging piles and 50 hydrogen refuelling stations in the public sector will be built.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region released the implementation plan for carbon peaking

On January 30, the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region released the "Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Carbon Peak Implementation Plan" on its official website. The plan points out in respect of hydrogen energy: vigorously develop new energy sources. Coordinate and promote the whole industrial chain of hydrogen energy "production, storage, transmission and use", and promote the application of hydrogen energy in industry, transportation and other fields.

Promote carbon peaking in the steel industry. Accelerate the adjustment of process structure, promote structural carbon reduction processes such as electric arc furnace short process steelmaking, pellet instead of sintering, promote green low-carbon key technology innovation, develop major industry technologies such as hydrogen-rich carbon cycle oxygen blast furnace, and strengthen the research and application of blast furnace low coke ratio and high coal ratio treatment and refining technology. Promote carbon peaking in the petrochemical and chemical industries. Adjust the raw material structure, expand the import sources of hydrogen-rich raw materials, and promote the light weight of petrochemical and chemical raw materials to promote the low-carbon transformation of transportation means and equipment.

Actively expand the application of new and clean energy sources such as electricity, hydrogen, natural gas and advanced bio-liquid fuels in the transport sector. Accelerate the process of electrification of urban public transport, rental, logistics and distribution, sanitation and postal delivery vehicles, and promote electric, hydrogen-fuelled and liquefied natural gas-powered heavy-duty freight vehicles.

Exemption from vehicle purchase tax for fuel cell vehicles and other vehicles in Shanghai in 2023!

On January 28, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government issued the "Shanghai Municipal Action Plan to Promote Confidence, Expand Demand and Stabilize Growth and Development", which clearly states that pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid (including add-on) vehicles and fuel cell vehicles whose purchase date is within the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 and have been included in the "Catalogue of New Energy Vehicle Models Exempted from Vehicle Purchase Tax" are exempt from Vehicle purchase tax.