Vision Hydrogen Weekly丨China's space fuel cell experiment in orbit successfully completed; the cost of hydrogen production from ammonia in Northwest Europe is less than 10 euros/kg, Yunnan, Beijing and Shanghai released hydrogen energy related policies

Nov 30, 2022

【Industry】ICIS data: Northwest Europe ammonia to hydrogen cost below 10 euros/kg

Due to continued weak ammonia demand, ICIS (Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) data Northwest Europe ammonia-to-hydrogen valuations continue down the road, falling below the €10/kg mark for the first time since late June.

According to ICIS data, the Northwest European ammonia-to-hydrogen valuation fell further by €0.07/kg to €9.99/kg and is now more than €2.50/kg below the assessment made at the beginning of October, narrowing the premium to the low-carbon cost of hydrogen production in the Netherlands.

Information source: ICIS

【News】China successfully completed the first space fuel cell experiment in orbit

Recently, the project of the fuel cell payload of Tianzhou V, undertaken by Factory 529 of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, successfully completed the task of in-orbit experiments, marking the first time that China has completed space fuel cell experiments in orbit.

The on-orbit experiment process was verified through several working conditions and successfully completed all the tasks set, achieving a complete success. The initial verification of the fuel cell energy system in orbit under extra-vehicular vacuum, low temperature and microgravity conditions, power generation characteristics, variable power response law and interface characteristics of electrochemical reactions, provided important data and theoretical support for the development of space fuel cell energy system and key technology research.

Information source: People's Daily Client

【Policy】Yunnan: Vigorously promote hydrogen energy steelmaking and carry out demonstration operation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in due course

On November 29, the Office of the Leading Group for the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution in Yunnan Province issued the "Yunnan Province Climate Change Response Plan (2021-2025)", which mentions that:

By 2025, the province's total installed power capacity of 140 million kilowatts or more, green energy installed capacity of 120 million kilowatts or more, accounting for more than 86%, clean energy generation of about 420 billion kilowatt hours, strive to build a new energy storage scale of about 2 million kilowatts, support the pilot hydrogen energy industry, and basically built a national clean energy base.

Strictly implement the "Iron and Steel Capacity Replacement Implementation Measures", further restrict long process steel production, vigorously promote electric furnace short process steelmaking and hydrogen energy steelmaking, by 2025, the proportion of short process steelmaking will reach more than 15%, implement equal replacement of electric furnace steelmaking, improve the efficiency of electric furnace production, accelerate the level and promote the application of technologies such as intelligent workshops, headless rolling, low carbon ironmaking in steel enterprises, further improve the Scrap steel utilization ratio, promote the application of steel industry coal powder catalytic enhanced combustion, waste heat, waste energy recovery and utilization, carbon monoxide-rich gas secondary energy comprehensive utilization, etc.

Promote the construction of new energy vehicles and vessels supporting infrastructure, charging pile and charging station construction, enhance the coverage of charging infrastructure, increase the highway service areas, port areas, airports, transportation hubs, logistics centers, bus yards and other regional charging service network layout construction, strengthen the integration of charging pile and information technology, by 2025, the completion of public charging pile 40,000 ****. Promote LNG, electric, hydrogen and other new or clean energy-powered ships technology progress, to encourage the first demonstration application in the plateau lakes and urban river and other areas.

Information source: Yunnan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment

【Policy】《Beijing Municipal Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Hydrogen Refueling Station Development Plan (2021-2025)》is released

Recently, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management released the "Development Plan for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Beijing (2021-2025)", which states that Beijing strives to promote 3,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2023 and 10,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2025. Before 2025, based on the regional demonstration results and following the pace of the construction of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei fuel cell vehicle demonstration cities, the city will strive to complete and put into operation 74 hydrogen refueling stations, with a total hydrogen refueling capacity of 148 tons/day, to meet the demand for hydrogen energy for vehicles of 126 tons/day, to further expand the service radiation of hydrogen refueling stations, and to initially form The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle hydrogen energy supply guarantee system with reasonable planning layout, flexible and diversified structure, priority of safety guarantee and rolling orderly regulation will be formed.

Information source: Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management

【Policy】Anhui Hefei "14th Five-Year Plan" New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan: Hydrogen Fuel Supply System Orderly Layout Demonstration Promotion and Application of 500 Fuel Cell Vehicles

Recently, Anhui Hefei City Bureau of Economics and Information Technology issued a notice on the issuance of the "14th Five-Year Plan" for the development of new energy vehicle industry in Hefei City, in which the hydrogen energy pointed out that.

Basically build a charging infrastructure system that is moderately advanced, reasonably laid out, with the car and pile position, intelligent and efficient, add 20,000 public and common charging piles, build 100 new exchange stations and 10 hydrogen refueling stations.

The hydrogen fuel supply system will be laid out in an orderly manner, and 500 fuel cell vehicles will be demonstrated and applied.

Support enterprises to explore the development of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles and complete the whole vehicle industry chain.

Accelerate the industrialization process of vehicle-grade chips and hydrogen fuel cells. Support vehicle enterprises to expand the production scale of components and enhance the level of local component support.

Information source: Hefei City Economic and Information Bureau

【Policy】 Shanghai: Plan to exceed 100 billion yuan in hydrogen energy industry chain by 2025

On November 23, Shanghai Municipal Government held a press conference in the morning, Wu Jincheng, director of the Municipal Economic Information Technology Commission, introduced the situation of "Shanghai to build the future industrial innovation highland to develop and grow future industrial clusters action plan".

Hydrogen energy related content: to create five future industry clusters.

First, to build the future health industry cluster. Facing the people's life and health, with cutting-edge breakthroughs and clinical applications as the guide, promote the brain-computer interface, biosafety, synthetic biology, gene and cell therapy and other technology research and development breakthroughs and industrialization. For example, in the field of brain-computer interface, Shanghai has the Shanghai Institute of Microsystems of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fudan University Institute of Brain-like Intelligent Science and Technology and other research institutions, Shanghai enterprises of the "minimally invasive implantable high-throughput flexible brain-computer interface technology", most of the indicators are ahead of the level of domestic and foreign counterparts.

Second, to build the future of intelligent industrial clusters. Facing the direction of digitalization and intelligence development, with the guidance of technology curation and extensive empowerment, we promote the R&D breakthrough and industrialization of intelligent computing, general AI, extended reality (XR), quantum technology, 6G and other technologies to provide a smarter, more reliable and more integrated technology base for the digital transformation of the city; play the function of online new economy ecological park, digital transformation demonstration zone and other carriers to promote future intelligent applications to the ground, enabling high-quality economic and social development.

Third, to build the future energy industry cluster. Facing energy security and sustainable development, we will promote the R&D breakthrough and industrialization of advanced nuclear energy, new energy storage and other technologies with the orientation of core breakthrough and first demonstration. For example, in the field of hydrogen energy, it is planned that by 2025, about 70 hydrogen refueling stations of various types will be built, three to five international first-class innovative R&D platforms will be completed, the number of fuel cell vehicles will exceed 10,000, and the industrial scale of the hydrogen energy industry chain will exceed 100 billion yuan.

Fourth, to build the future space industry cluster. Facing deep sea, air and space utilization and space expansion, with strategic traction and breakthrough limits as the guide, promote deep sea exploration, air and space utilization and other technology research and development breakthroughs and industrialization. Such as playing Shanghai equipment industry advantages, research and development of deep-sea, polar ships and marine engineering equipment, the development of heavy icebreakers, high-ice LNG ships and other polar equipment, to serve the national strategy; breakthroughs in key flight technology, the development of manned electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, etc., to explore new modes of air traffic.

Fifth, to build the future materials industry cluster. Facing functional breakthroughs in material applications, with cutting-edge layout and cultivating demand as the guide, promote high-end membrane materials, high-performance composite materials and other technology development breakthroughs and industrialization. The focus is to enhance the basic structure design of membrane materials and the ability of raw material autonomy, strengthen the high-performance fiber industry chain, provide basic and strategic support for intelligent terminals and high-end equipment, and empower people for a better life.

Information source: Shanghai Release

【News】20 billion! Sinopec is going to build 400 km hydrogen pipeline to connect Beijing and Mongolia

It is reported that Sinopec will invest 20 billion yuan for the construction of a comprehensive green power and hydrogen energy project in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia. The plan includes onshore wind power hydrogen production integration project and hydrogen transmission pipeline. The 400-kilometer-long hydrogen transmission pipeline will connect the hydrogen production plant in Ulanqab to Sinopec's Yanshan Petrochemical in Beijing, with an annual throughput of 100,000 tons of hydrogen. The project will be led by Sinopec New Energy Company "Sinopec Nova Inner Mongolia Green Hydrogen New Energy Co. At present, Sinopec Nova has started the site survey of the project.

Source: Hydrogen Cloud Chain

【Industry】Hyperion Motors plans to deploy a mobile hydrogen refueling station to support its XP-1 hydrogen fuel cell supercar

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Network According to foreign media reports, Hyperion Motors plans to deploy its self-developed mobile hydrogen refueling station, Hyperion Hyper, to support its XP-1 hydrogen fuel cell supercar, as there is little hydrogen refueling infrastructure available.

Hyperion Hyper mobile hydrogen refueling stations, which can also be equipped with DC fast chargers for battery electric vehicles, will be deployed faster than traditional infrastructure and can be repositioned as needed to meet real-time demand, Hyperion said in a press release.

According to Hyperion, hydrogen can be produced on-site through water electrolysis, powered by solar panels mounted on the roof of each unit to ensure that the hydrogen produced is truly green.

Information source: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle network