Vision Fuel Cell Weekly: Nike launches first hydrogen-powered inland container ship, China-Korea joint statement: cooperation expands to hydrocarbon fuel, energy and other areas

May 31, 2023

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Industries News

Expanding to hydrocarbon fuels, energy and other areas of cooperation! Sino-Congo (Gold) Joint Declaration!

Recently, the Heads of State of China and Congo announced the upgrading of their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides agreed to expand cooperation to include hydrocarbon fuels, energy and other areas of mutual interest.

Cross-border hydrogen pipeline construction in Europe picks up speed

Recently, the energy ministers of Italy, Germany and Austria signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a hydrogen transport pipeline, expressing their desire to build a new pipeline for the transport of hydrogen between North Africa and the European continent. It is understood that since the second half of last year, nearly half of the EU member states have announced plans for the construction of cross-border hydrogen transmission pipelines, which are expected to significantly increase the amount of hydrogen imported into the EU and significantly speed up the development of the EU's hydrogen energy infrastructure.

Hydrogen project FEED research receives $13 million from Australian government

The Australian Government has allocated A$20 million (US$13 million) to support a pre-engineering design (FEED) study of a large renewable hydrogen project in Queensland.

The funding, provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on behalf of the government, will be used for Stanwell's planned project in Gladstone.

The A$117 million (US$76.5 million) project will complete the development phase of the Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2), which will initially produce up to 640 MW of electrolysers for the production of green hydrogen, to be purchased by purchasers and converted into ammonia and liquid hydrogen for export.

The facility is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2028 and will produce 200 tpd in the first phase, after which it will gradually increase to increments of 200 tpd as additional purchases are gradually made, with plans to reach full capacity of 800 tpd in 2031.

Nike launches its first hydrogen-powered inland container ship, reducing CO2 emissions by 2,000 tonnes per year!

Global clothing brand Nike has launched the first hydrogen-powered inland container ship, the H2 Barge 1, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The converted 110m x 11.45m container ship was developed by Future Proof Shipping (FPS) and chartered by Nike's BCTN network of inland terminals in the EMEA region to carry Nike products between Rotterdam between Rotterdam and the European Logistics Park in Belgium. The vessel is now equipped with hydrogen fuel cells and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 2,000 tonnes per year.

Industry Policy

Up to 20 million! Beijing's Daxing District launches hydrogen energy industry subsidy declaration

On May 29, the Beijing Daxing District Bureau of Economy and Information Technology issued a notice on the declaration of the "Interim Measures for Promoting the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Daxing District (Revised Version 2022)" project, which states that: for enterprises whose total investment in newly purchased R&D and production equipment reached 10 million yuan (inclusive) or more in the previous year, they will be given financial support according to 20% of the total investment in equipment, with the maximum annual support fund for each enterprise The maximum annual support fund for each enterprise shall not exceed RMB 20 million. For enterprises whose products are listed in the catalogue of key components of the national fuel cell vehicle demonstration city group, financial support will be given in accordance with 30% of the national incentive funds.

Support the establishment of PV/wind power hydrogen production projects in non-chemical parks! Interim measures for the construction and management of hydrogen refuelling stations in Tangshan, Hebei for comments

On May 27, the provisional measures for the construction and management of fuel cell vehicle hydrogen refuelling stations in Tangshan City, Hebei Province, invited opinions, which stated that: the enterprises belonging to the self-use hydrogen refuelling stations should support the construction of hydrogen production plants, and support the establishment of photovoltaic hydrogen production and wind power hydrogen production projects in non-chemical parks, and rely on the development of hydrogen production plants and hydrogen refuelling stations as one hydrogen production and hydrogen refuelling project.

People's Government of Guangdong Province issued the "Ruoqian Opinions on High Quality Development of Guangdong in the New Era

On May 29th, the People's Government of Guangdong Province released the "Opinions on the High-Quality Development of Guangdong in the New Era" (hereinafter referred to as "Opinions"). In terms of new energy vehicles, the Opinions mention supporting the consumption of new energy vehicles and strengthening the construction of supporting facilities such as car parks, charging piles, switching stations and hydrogen refuelling stations. Efforts will be made to develop advanced manufacturing industries, create a ladder-type industrial pattern and strive to create national advanced manufacturing clusters. Promote the development of 20 strategic industrial clusters, focusing on accelerating the development of integrated circuits, new energy vehicles, new energy storage, marine pastures and other industries, and adding a number of trillion-yuan industrial clusters.

Zhuhai released the implementation plan for carbon peaking

On May 30, Zhuhai Municipal People's Government issued the "Zhuhai Carbon Peak Implementation Plan", in which the hydrogen energy aspect pointed out that

Promote the green and low-carbon development of key industries. Promote the development of petrochemical and chemical industry clusters, accelerate the promotion of oil reduction and chemical increase, actively develop the green hydrogen chemical industry, optimize the product structure, and actively develop high quality, durable and recyclable green petrochemical and chemical products.

Promote the low-carbon transformation of transportation tools and equipment. Develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in an orderly manner, and explore the promotion of electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles as a substitute for fuel commercial and special purpose vehicles.

Green and low-carbon actions in transport - Promote low-carbon transformation of transport equipment, vigorously promote energy-saving and new energy vehicles, and develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in an orderly manner.