Vision Hydrogen Weekly丨India plans to invest US$2 billion in hydrogen production, West-East hydrogen pipeline included in national planning; Shenzhen, Weifang, Foshan and Yunfu release hydrogen energy-related policies

Apr 12, 2023

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【Industry】Namibia's President meets with Director General of National Energy Administration to promote China-Namibia cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy

Recently, Namibia's President Geingob met with Zhang Jianhua, Director General of the National Energy Administration of China, in Windhoek. The two sides discussed and discussed the future direction of cooperation on new energy.

Mr. Geingob said that bilateral relations between Namibia and China are based on a solid foundation, and good cooperation has been carried out in political and economic fields over the years. The Chinese side is actively promoting economic and social transformation and has adopted the green hydrogen strategy as a new engine for economic growth, and welcomes Chinese enterprises to play their own advantages and participate in Namibia's energy development and project cooperation.

Zhang Jianhua said that based on the strong traditional friendship between China and Namibia, the two sides have carried out fruitful cooperation in the energy sector. Chinese enterprises, with their leading technology and rich experience in the new energy sector, will complement the advantages of the Namibian side, and there is great potential for both sides to deepen cooperation. The National Energy Administration of China is actively implementing the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries, and will further deepen exchanges and docking with the Nana side, support Chinese enterprises to actively participate in Nana's energy project cooperation, and help upgrade the quality of the Nana energy sector.

During his stay in China, Mr. Zhang also met with Minister of Industrialization and Trade Mr. Ibombo and Minister of Mines and Energy Mr. Alwendo to exchange views on deepening cooperation in the fields of uranium resources, new energy, hydrogen energy and oil and gas.

【News】China's first "West-East Hydrogen Transmission" pipeline incorporated into national planning

On April 10th, Sinopec's first demonstration project of the "West-East Hydrogen Transmission" pipeline was included in the "Implementation Plan for the Construction of "One National Network" of Oil and Gas", marking a new stage in the development of long-distance hydrogen transmission pipelines in China. The Implementation Plan for the Construction of "One National Network" for Oil and Gas was issued by the National Energy Administration in March this year, with the aim of refining and implementing the pipeline construction tasks in the medium and long-term oil and gas pipeline network plan and the five-year oil and gas development plan.

The "West-East Hydrogen Transmission" starts in Ulanqab City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and ends in Beijing. The pipeline is more than 400 kilometres long and is the first pure hydrogen transmission pipeline in China that crosses provincial and regional boundaries on a large scale and over a long distance. After the pipeline is completed, it will be used to replace the existing fossil energy sources in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to produce hydrogen, which will greatly alleviate the problem of mismatch between supply and demand of green hydrogen in China, and will have a strategic demonstration and leading role in the construction of cross-regional hydrogen transmission pipeline network in China in the future, and help China's energy transformation and upgrading.

【Policy】 Announcement of Proposed Projects to be Funded by Shenzhen Hydrogen Energy Industry Support Plan in 2022

On April 6, the Development and Reform Commission of Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, released the "Public Announcement of Projects to be Funded under the 2022 Hydrogen Energy Industry Support Plan", in which Shenzhen Sanhuan Electronics Co.

In 2022, the Shenzhen Municipal Development and Reform Commission issued the Notice on Organizing and Implementing the Shenzhen Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Support Plan in 2022, which mainly focuses on supporting municipal-level engineering research centres and high-tech industrialization post-facto grants. Among them, the key areas of support for municipal-level engineering centres include engineering research centres for green and efficient hydrogen production technology, engineering research centres for high-density and high-security hydrogen storage technology, engineering research centres for key materials and components of fuel cells, and engineering research centres for fuel cell reactors and system integration; post-facto subsidies for high-tech industrialisation focus on supporting electrolytic water hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen storage materials, hydrogen storage bottles, key materials and components of fuel cells The subsidy supports the R&D and industrialization of new products in the fields of electrolytic water hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen storage materials, hydrogen storage bottles, key fuel cell materials and components, fuel cell reactors and systems.

【Policy】 66 hydrogen stations! 21,000 hydrogen vehicles! Weifang City Hydrogen Refuelling Station Special Plan (2021-2035)" invites comments

Recently, Weifang City Administration issued a public announcement and pre-approval public notice on the public consultation of "Weifang City Hydrogen Refilling Station Special Planning (2021-2035)".

Planning target: Through rational planning and scientific guidance, we will accelerate the layout and construction of hydrogen refuelling stations and other infrastructures, and strive to make Weifang City a well-known demonstration area for the application of hydrogen refuelling network in China. Development scale target. By 2025, a total of 4 hydrogen refuelling mother stations will be built, with a total refuelling capacity of about 40 tons/day; 24 automotive hydrogen refuelling stations will be built, with an average refuelling scale of 25 tons/day. By 2035, a total of 6 hydrogen refuelling master stations will be built, with a total refuelling capacity of about 83 tons/day; 66 automotive hydrogen refuelling stations will be built, with an average refuelling scale of 67 tons/day. A hydrogen refuelling network with reasonable layout, wide coverage and intelligence and efficiency will be formed to meet the demand for hydrogen refuelling of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Weifang. It will meet the operation of 2,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the near future and 21,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the long term.

【Policy】Foshan Nanhai 2023: 14 hydrogen stations! 1000 two-wheelers! All efforts to build the first district of hydrogen energy industry in China!

Recently, the People's Government of Nanhai District, Foshan City released the Notice on the Issuance of the Action Plan of Nanhai District, Foshan City to Promote the Manufacturing Industry as a Home in 2023 (hereinafter referred to as "Action Plan").

The Action Plan is clear: make every effort to build the first district of hydrogen energy industry in China. Focus on key links of the industry chain, such as key components of hydrogen batteries, hydrogen high-pressure pipes and valves, hydrogen storage and transportation plus materials and equipment, and introduce a number of large hydrogen equipment enterprises and investment projects with driving effects to promote the formation of a hydrogen manufacturing industry cluster with its own characteristics and core competitiveness in China. 2 key projects of the hydrogen industry chain will be introduced in 2023, with an investment amount exceeding 10 billion yuan. Accelerate the cultivation of national leading enterprises in hydrogen fuel cell systems and core components. Support hydrogen energy demonstration and exploration in industry, transportation, medical care, community and electricity, etc., and build 14 hydrogen refueling stations and support 1,000 two-wheeled vehicles for demonstration and operation by the end of 2023.

【Policy】《Yunfu City Action Plan for Accelerating the Construction of Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration City Cluster Demonstration Sites (2022-2025)》is released

Recently, Yunfu City Development and Reform Bureau and seven other departments jointly issued the "Action Plan for Accelerating the Construction of Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration City Cluster Demonstration Sites in Yunfu City (2022-2025)".

The target requirements: by the end of the demonstration period, strive for major breakthroughs in the manufacture of complete vehicles such as fuel cell buses and logistics vehicles and key core fuel cell components such as graphite bipolar plates, power stacks and systems. The target of promoting more than 240 fuel cell vehicles will be achieved, more than 10 hydrogen refuelling stations will be built, the terminal selling price of hydrogen for vehicles will drop to less than RMB 35/kg, the hydrogen energy industry chain will be more complete, and the advantages of the industrial technology level will be further consolidated. By the end of 2025, the level of R&D and industrialization of key components will be further improved, and a model city cluster with domestic competitiveness for fuel cell vehicle and core component industries will be built.

International] Spain's Helios Aragn plans to extract natural hydrogen at a cost of US$0.82/kg, about 1/2 the current price of grey hydrogen

Spanish company Helios Aragn says it can produce natural gas from the huge underground formations at the foot of the Pyrenees at a price of 0.75 euros (about $0.82) per kilo, which is about half the current cost of grey hydrogen produced from fossil fuels.

The natural hydrogen project was first discovered in the 1960s 3.6 kilometres below the surface in the centre of the region's Day's oil well. Natural hydrogen, also known as golden hydrogen and white hydrogen, is covered with rock to avoid the escape of hydrogen molecules.

【International】 India plans to invest US$2 billion to start hydrogen production

New Delhi, 9 April - The global future of hydrogen fuel looks brighter as India this week proposed a $2 billion subsidy plan to boost domestic hydrogen fuel development. Rystad, Norway's leading energy research and business intelligence company, expects global hydrogen pipelines to grow by 700% by 2035. Most hydrogen projects will still face an uphill battle if the infrastructure for transporting hydrogen is not increased. The Indian government is implementing a $2 billion subsidy scheme to support and incentivise green hydrogen fuel producers. As part of this scheme, parties will receive a 10% incentive on costs through a competitive bidding process.

The Indian government is expected to award approximately Rs 130 billion for the production of green hydrogen, with the rest of the financial incentive going to support the manufacture of electrolysis cells. The total cost of producing green hydrogen in India is expected to be about Rs 300 per kilogram (about US$ 3.7) and they hope to produce 3.6 million tonnes of green hydrogen over the next three years.