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【Industry】 Saudi Arabia's new hydrogen energy target: $36 billion investment by 2030
Saudi Arabia hopes to attract more than US$36 billion in investment by 2030 under a national hydrogen energy strategy it is developing, a senior official at the Ministry of Energy has said.
Ahmed Al-Dowsary, director of the Ministry of Energy, said the strategy focuses on key elements of the value chain, including the production, export and domestic use of clean hydrogen, with a focus on the infrastructure and transport sectors from a sectoral perspective.
"These include intergovernmental cooperation to support hydrogen mobility; exploring the possibility of hydrogen export infrastructure; establishing regulatory frameworks; standards and certification, and accelerating hydrogen-related investments."
He said Saudi Arabia was willing to work with all IRENA member countries on hydrogen synergies, and that cooperation with some EU countries was already underway.
Information source: Hydrogen Cloud Chain
【News】 5 buses! Jiaxing issued another fuel cell vehicle tender announcement
On April 7, Zhejiang Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Co., Ltd. issued a tender announcement for the fuel cell bus procurement project in 2022. 5 fuel cell buses of 12m series are to be publicly tendered, with a unit price of 1.8 million yuan per vehicle and an estimated total price of 9 million yuan.
Information source: Hydrogen Cloud Chain
【Policy】 Accelerate the large-scale application of green hydrogen! The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and six other ministries and commissions jointly issued the "Guidance Opinions on Promoting the High-Quality Development of Petrochemical and Chemical Industry in the 14th Five-Year Plan".
On April 7, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and six other ministries and commissions jointly issued the "Guidance on Promoting the High-Quality Development of the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry in the 14th Five-Year Plan" (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidance").
In terms of the development of the hydrogen energy industry, the Guidance Notes state that
1. To overcome the core technologies and enhance the momentum of innovation and development. Accelerate breakthroughs in key technologies such as new catalysts, green synthesis, functional-structural integrated polymer materials manufacturing, "green hydrogen" scale application, etc., lay out cutting-edge technologies such as short process preparation of basic chemicals, intelligent bionic materials, new energy storage materials, etc., consolidate and enhance continuous flow micro-reaction, reaction-separation coupling, efficient purification and concentration, plasma, super gravity field and other process enhancement technologies. Plasma, super gravity field and other process enhancement technologies.
2. Improve the use of low-grade thermal energy, promote the electrification of energy-using facilities, reasonably guide the use of "gas instead of coal" as fuel, and appropriately increase the proportion of hydrogen-rich raw materials. Encourage petrochemical and chemical enterprises to develop and utilize "green hydrogen" in a reasonable and orderly manner according to local conditions, promote the demonstration of industrial coupling between refining and chemical and coal chemical industries and "green electricity" and "green hydrogen", and make use of the purity of carbon dioxide emitted from refining and chemical and coal chemical plants. We will make use of the characteristics of high purity and low cost of capturing carbon dioxide emitted from refining and coal chemical plants to carry out large-scale demonstrations of carbon dioxide capture, storage, oil drive and chemical production.
3. Enhance the security of raw material resources and maintain the safety and stability of the industrial chain supply chain. Expand the supply channels of petrochemical raw materials, build a solid domestic base and a diversified and stable international supply system, and moderately increase the import of light and low-carbon hydrogen-rich raw materials.
Information source: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
【Policy】 Single-vehicle operation subsidy up to 115,000! Foshan City New Energy Urban Distribution Truck Operation Support Funds Management Measures
At the end of 2019, Foshan City was successfully selected as the second batch of cities to create a green freight distribution demonstration project. According to the creation requirements, the municipal government should improve the construction of the institutional mechanism of the green freight distribution demonstration project, set up special funds, introduce relevant support policies and give financial support in the purchase and operation of new energy freight vehicles and other aspects. In order to actively respond to the goal of carbon emission reduction in the field of transportation, implement the requirements of the creation of green freight distribution demonstration project in Foshan City, and promote the efficient development of urban green freight distribution, Foshan City has issued the "Foshan New Energy Urban Distribution Truck Operation Support Funds Management Measures" to give financial subsidies to the operation of new energy urban distribution trucks, guide the promotion and application of new energy urban distribution trucks, and promote energy saving and emission reduction in the freight distribution industry. This will guide the promotion and application of new energy urban distribution trucks and promote energy saving and emission reduction in the freight distribution industry.
Information source: Hydrogen Cloud Chain
【Policy】10 million/year incentive for enterprise landing? The rent is 100% subsidized! Beijing's tycoon policy "Interim Measures for Promoting the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Daxing District (Revised Version 2022)" was released
On April 9, the People's Government of Beijing Daxing District issued the Interim Measures for Promoting the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Daxing District (Revised Version 2022) (hereinafter referred to as "Measures"). The Measures shall come into effect from the date of publication and shall end on 12 August 2025.
The Measures state that enterprises are encouraged to cluster and settle in the Daxing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone. If an enterprise leases office, R&D or production premises with legal compliance procedures, and the floor area is less than 2,000 square meters (inclusive), a 100% rent subsidy will be given for three consecutive years from the year the contract is signed after evaluation; if the floor area is more than 2,000 square meters, a 50% rent subsidy will be given for the excess area after evaluation. The maximum annual subsidy for each enterprise shall not exceed RMB 5 million.
Within three years from the date of registration, financial support will be given to enterprises outside the prohibited catalogue that are included in the statistics above the scale for the first time, if they achieve positive growth every year from that year onwards, with a maximum of 10 million yuan per enterprise per year.
For enterprises or institutions that have been certified as national innovation centres, national key laboratories and national engineering research centres for the first time in the previous year, an award of 10 million yuan will be given; for enterprises or institutions that have been certified as Beijing-level technology innovation centres and engineering research centres for the first time in the previous year and have promoted regional economic development, an award of 2 million yuan will be given; for enterprises or institutions that have been certified as national or municipal-level specialised For enterprises that have been recognized as "small giants" at the national and municipal levels for the first time in the previous year, an award of RMB 1 million and RMB 500,000 will be given respectively, and the difference will be made up by the implementation of the promotion grade; for enterprises that have been recognized as specialties at the municipal level for the first time in the previous year, an award of RMB 200,000 will be given.
Information source: Beijing Municipal People's Government of Daxing District
【Policy】 Paving the way for Hyundai? Explore the industrialization of hydrogen energy high-end passenger cars! The 14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries in Guangzhou" was released
On April 8, the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government issued the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries in Guangzhou" (hereinafter referred to as "the Plan").
In terms of hydrogen energy, the Plan points out that: cultivate the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industry. Encourage vehicle enterprises to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicle enterprises with international advanced level, promote vehicle integration cooperation between vehicle enterprises and hydrogen fuel cell enterprises, take the lead in developing independent and controllable high-reliability hydrogen fuel cell special vehicles and commercial vehicles, explore the industrialisation of high-end hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicles, and accelerate the process of commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Information source: Guangzhou Municipal People's Government
【Policy】 Hydrogen vehicle purchase is subsidized at 1:1:1 level! Notice on the Subsidy Policy for Supporting the Demonstration and Application of Fuel Cell Vehicles in Shanghai City Cluster
Recently, the Inner Mongolia Erdos Municipal Government issued the "Notice on the Policy of Supporting the Demonstration and Subsidy of Fuel Cell Vehicle Application in Shanghai City Cluster", which supports the construction of complete vehicles, hydrogen refueling stations and the reduction of hydrogen refueling costs.
The "Award and Subsidy Policy" consists of 13 articles to support the demonstration application of vehicles and the construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in the city participating in the demonstration mission of the Shanghai City Cluster, involving the arrangement of award and subsidy policies to support the demonstration application of complete vehicles, support the layout and construction of hydrogen refuelling stations, and guide the reduction of hydrogen refuelling costs.
（By the end of 2025, for fuel cell vehicles that have been demonstrated in the city and have obtained the national comprehensive evaluation bonus points for the demonstration application of fuel cell vehicles in the Shanghai Urban Cluster, each vehicle will be rewarded to the vehicle purchasing unit after matching 1:1 ratio of the national incentive funds. The city's matching incentive funds shall be borne by the city and the flag district where the vehicle is registered in the ratio of 1:1.
(2) Support the layout and construction of hydrogen refuelling stations; by the end of 2025, subsidies will be given to the operating and construction entities of hydrogen refuelling stations that are put into operation in the city and meet the requirements of the construction of hydrogen refuelling stations for demonstration applications of fuel cell vehicles in the Shanghai city cluster at a rate not exceeding 30% of the total investment in the purchase and installation of approved equipment. The maximum subsidy fund will not exceed RMB 3 million per station for a refuelling capacity of 500-1000 kg/day (not included) and RMB 4.5 million per station for a refuelling capacity of ≥1000 kg/day. The subsidy funds will be allocated in three years, and will be arranged in a ratio of 1:1 between the municipal level and the flag district where the hydrogen refuelling stations are located.
（By the end of 2025, the price of hydrogen refuelling for fuel-cell vehicles that have been commissioned in the city (and that have been committed to receive the incentive funding for "supporting the demonstration application of whole vehicles" under this policy) will be no more than RMB 20 yuan/kg, in accordance with the price of fuel-cell vehicles that have received the incentive funding for "supporting the demonstration application of whole vehicles" under this policy. "From 2022 to 2025, the subsidies will be granted to the operators of hydrogen refuelling stations according to the annual hydrogen refuelling volume of fuel cell vehicles that have received the incentive funds under this policy. The subsidy fund is borne by the municipal level and the banner district where the hydrogen refuelling station belongs to in the ratio of 1:1.
Information source: Inner Mongolia Erdos Municipal Government
【Industry】Suzhou Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) issued a procurement announcement of 500,000 standard cubes of high-purity hydrogen
On April 8, Suzhou Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanobiont, Chinese Academy of Sciences released the procurement project of high purity hydrogen service provider for 2022-2024, with a budget of 2.95 million for the maximum 500,000 cubic meters of hydrogen cost, torpedo car rental, and sink rental (sink is provided by the gas supplier) overall cost during the 2-year contract period, no imported products are allowed to be purchased, and the purity requirement index of high purity hydrogen refers to GB The purity requirements of high-purity hydrogen refer to GB/T 3634.2-2011 and are not tail gas purification process hydrogen.
Information source: Hydrogen Cloud Chain
Industry] UK government guarantees £400m hydrogen energy development loan
April 6 - The UK government will guarantee a £400 million loan to British manufacturing company Johnson Matthey for research into hydrogen energy development. The UK government is currently preparing a new strategy to promote renewable energy and reduce its reliance on Russian gas. The financing came from HSBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Bank of America, the UK Export Finance Department said on Wednesday. Kwasi Kwarteng, Britain's minister for business, energy and industrial strategy, said the government wants to increase its existing hydrogen energy target of having 5 gigawatts of hydrogen capacity by 2030, and that means increasing the number of hydrogen production electrolyzers.
Information source: Global Hydrogen Energy