Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics buses to be powered by hydrogen

A fleet of 85 zero emission buses circulating the Olympic Village at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be fuelled with hydrogen supplied by Cockerill Jingli Hydrogen.

The Chinese company, a joint venture between John Cockerill (formerly CMI) and Suzhou Jingli Hydrogen Production Equipment Co., will construct a single-stack electrolyser at Zhangjiakou site with a capacity of 7.5MW – one of the largest electrolysers in the world.

Zhangjiakou is striving to cultivate and grow a hydrogen energy industry and revealed a ‘Hydrogen Energy Zhangjiakou Construction Plan’ back in June:

  • Clarify the advantages and current situation of the development of hydrogen energy in Zhangjiakou, the overall thinking, development goals, main tasks of construction, key projects, industrial spatial layout, economic benefits, social benefits and environment.
  • The hydrogen energy industry will develop into an important pillar of the city.
  • By 2021, it will form an ecosystem covering the preparation, storage and transportation of hydrogen energy, the filling of key equipment for hydrogen fuel cells and the manufacture of key components.
  • Up to 21,000 tonnes, more than 20 enterprises will be introduced into the park, which will become a first-class hydrogen energy city in China.
  • By 2035, the city’s annual hydrogen production capacity will reach 50,000 tonnes, and the park will introduce more than 100 enterprises.
  • Zhangjiakou will be built into an internationally renowned city. The capital of hydrogen energy.

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