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Shanghai plans hydrogen energy demonstration port project

23 Jun 2022

The following article published by Manifold Times on 23 June was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece:

Shanghai has released its medium- and long-term plan for developing its hydrogen energy industry for 2022 to 2035 that includes a proposal to build an international hydrogen energy demonstration port, reported China Water Transport News Agency on Tuesday (21 June).

The proposed port plan includes improving the layout of shoreline hydrogen refuelling facilities, carrying out demonstrations of hydrogen powered fuel cell vessels such as official boats and cruise ships, and promoting commercial application of hydrogen energy in the maritime industry.

It will include the usage of hydrogen fuel as a power source for port trucks, forklifts, tire cranes and other equipment while encouraging the promotion and application of hydrogen energy in port special vehicles at ports such as Yangshan Port, Baoshan Port, Waigaoqiao Port and Luojing Port.

The plan proposes that by 2025, the key technologies of the manufacturing, storage, transportation and application of hydrogen will make breakthroughs, the core technology and process level with independent intellectual property rights will be greatly improved, and the demonstration application of hydrogen energy in the transportation field will be achieved. 

Additionally, Shanghai plans to also build about 70 hydrogen refuelling stations of various types, cultivate five to 10 unicorn companies with international influence, build three to five world-class innovative R&D platforms, and to have more than 10,000 fuel cell vehicles.

The hydrogen energy industry in Shanghai is expected to exceed RMB 100 billion and will drive carbon dioxide emission reduction of 50,000 to 100,000 metric tonnes per year in the transportation field.

An overseas hydrogen energy import and transportation terminal will be deployed as a hydrogen energy trade and trading centre in East Asia, forming a collaborative innovation ecosystem with the Yangtze River Delta region to build a world-class hydrogen energy technology innovation hub with diverse demonstration and applications.

The plan clearly outlines that it is necessary to explore the establishment of a hydrogen energy transportation corridor in the Yangtze River, lay out hydrogen production bases and import terminals outside Shanghai and overseas and build a multi-channel hydrogen energy supply system. 

Shanghai also intends on exploring the construction of hydrogen carrier ship transportation terminals in qualified ports and terminals to provide a pathway for hydrogen energy imports locally and abroad.


Photo credit: Siyuan Hu on Unsplash
Published: 23 June, 2022

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