Vision Hydrogen Weekly丨Honda released its hydrogen energy strategic plan, Germany allocated 80 million euros to promote the application of green hydrogen in transportation, Guangdong, Shandong and Henan released hydrogen energy related policies

Feb 8, 2023

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【Policy】Guangdong Province Carbon Peak Implementation Plan: Active development of green hydrogen chemical industry and orderly development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

On February 7, the Guangdong Provincial People's Government released the Guangdong Province Carbon Peak Implementation Plan, in which the hydrogen energy aspect pointed out that

Formulate industrial development plans for hydrogen energy, energy storage and smart energy, and build a highland of hydrogen energy industry in the Greater Bay Area. To accelerate the layout of the whole industry chain of carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by taking advantage of the first mover in technology research and development and industrial demonstration.

Develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in an orderly manner and steadily promote the substitution of electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles for fuel commercial and special purpose vehicles.

Strengthen technological innovation in new energy sources such as nuclear energy, renewable energy, hydrogen energy, energy storage and new power systems. Strengthen research and development of key core technologies and equipment such as low-carbon fuel and raw material substitution in traditional high energy-consuming industries such as steel and petrochemicals, zero-carbon industrial process re-engineering, and intelligent regulation of processes in new infrastructure such as data centres and 5G.

【International】Honda formally announces hydrogen energy business strategy

On February 2, Honda held a press conference on its strategic plan for the hydrogen energy business.Honda is committed to achieving further upgrades to the fuel cell system, which is the core of the hydrogen energy business, with a new generation of fuel cell systems jointly developed by Honda and General Motors. In addition to this, Honda has positioned four main areas of application for fuel cell systems - fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs), commercial vehicles, stationary power, and construction machinery - and is actively collaborating with other companies. We plan to start selling 2,000 fuel cell systems to the public each year in the mid-2020s and gradually expand sales to 60,000 units per year by 2030 and hundreds of thousands of units per year by the second half of the 2030s. Looking to the future, we are promoting research into the application of hydrogen energy technologies such as fuel cell technology and high pressure water electrolysis technology in the aerospace sector.

【Policy】Implementation plan of Henan Province's Carbon Dafeng: Scientific development of hydrogen energy industry to create the Zhengbian Luopu hydrogen corridor

On February 6, the CPC Henan Provincial Committee and Henan Provincial People's Government issued the "Henan Province Carbon Peak Implementation Plan", in which the hydrogen energy aspect pointed out that

The scientific development of hydrogen energy industry, according to the principle of "guaranteeing demand and moderately over-running", the layout of hydrogen refueling network is coordinated, priority is given to supporting the layout and construction of a number of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in areas with fast development of hydrogen energy industry, and encouraging the construction of hydrogen, electricity, oil and gas integrated energy stations. Promote the construction of a national hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration city cluster in Zhengzhou, Xinxiang, Kaifeng, Jiaozuo, Anyang and Luoyang, and build the Zhengbian Luopu hydrogen corridor. By 2025, the province's installed capacity of renewable energy power generation will reach more than 50 million kilowatts, the proportion of installed power generation will reach more than 40%, and the number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of various types promoted and demonstrated will strive to exceed 5,000 units.

【International】California's SGH2 Carbon Negative Waste to Hydrogen Plant Gets Green Light

US start-up SGH2 Energy has made the final investment decision for a plant with an annual capacity of 4,500 tonnes after receiving final permit approval from the City of Lancaster. The hydrogen plant, located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, will use SGH2 Energy's patented plasma enhanced gasification technology to produce hydrogen from 42,000 tonnes per year of 'waste recycled mixed paper waste'.

The plant project is currently eligible for a $3/kg hydrogen tax credit under the US Inflation Reduction Act and a $3 million grant previously awarded by the California Energy Commission.

【Policy】28 articles! Henan Anyang introduces interim measures for the management of automotive hydrogen refuelling stations

On February 6, the People's Government of Anyang City issued the Interim Measures for the Management of Automotive Hydrogen Filling Stations in Anyang City to regulate the construction, operation and management of automotive hydrogen filling stations in Anyang City, prevent automotive hydrogen energy safety accidents, promote the sustainable, healthy and stable development of the automotive hydrogen energy industry, and contribute to the achievement of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality.

【International】H2FLy may launch flight test of new liquid hydrogen fuel cell system in summer

Power systems developer H2F1y expects its fuel cell-powered HY4 demonstrator to be back in the air this summer after the installation of a new liquid hydrogen fuel system, it was reported on 4 February.

Air Liquide is currently testing the fuel system, said H2FI's CEO. The switch to liquid hydrogen will at least double the performance of the HY4, increasing the range to around 1,500 kilometres from the previous level of around 700 kilometres.

【International】 German Ministry of Transport allocates €80 million to promote the use of green hydrogen in transport

As the German renewable fuel market continues to expand in size, the basis for the production and application of green hydrogen in Germany is taking shape. The German Renewable Energy Agency AEE lists 60 operational renewable hydrogen projects and a further 80 projects currently planned or under construction, the largest of which has an installed capacity of 110MW.

The German Ministry of Transport BMDV has allocated 80 million euros for the promotion of green hydrogen in transport applications. German Transport Minister VolkerWissing said that truck manufacturers expect nearly 1/5 of registered utility vehicles to be powered by hydrogen energy.

【International】 Air Liquide and Total to build 100 hydrogen refuelling stations

On February 2, Air Liquide and Total announced a 50/50 joint venture to provide hydrogen refuelling solutions, through which they will deploy more than 100 hydrogen refuelling stations on major roads in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and other countries in the next few years to provide hydrogen refuelling services for hydrogen-powered heavy trucks.

【Policy】Guidance on energy work in Shandong Province in 2023: The number of hydrogen refuelling stations will reach 35 by the end of 2023

On February 7, the Shandong Provincial Energy Bureau issued the guiding opinions on energy work in the province in 2023, in which hydrogen energy is pointed out: innovate to create an integrated development model of scenery and hydrogen storage, rely on clean energy bases in northern Shandong and Jiaodong Peninsula and distributed scenery resources such as ports and along highways, and explore and promote pilot projects such as Yantai Haiyang hydrogen-alcohol integration and Qingdao Port hydrogen-powered port. We will also focus on building an advanced third-generation nuclear energy base and a hydrogen energy industrial base in the Yellow River Basin of the State Power Investment Corporation, and on building an offshore wind power equipment manufacturing cluster in Yantai Penglai, Dongying Economic Development Zone and Weihai Lushan, with an annual production capacity of 500 wind turbines.