China plans 400km west-to-east hydrogen pipeline, Xinhua reports

China is planning on building a 400km hydrogen pipeline to carry the clean energy carrier from the renewable resource-rich west to the energy consuming regions in the east of the country, according to Xinhua.

Reports  have said the pipeline project is designed to carry hydrogen from Unlanqab, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to Beijing, making it the country’s first trans-regional hydrogen pipeline.

Xinhua reported, Ma Yongsheg, Chairman of Sinopec, China’s largest oil refiner, said in its first phase, the pipeline will be able to handle around 100,00 tonnes of hydrogen each year, with the potential to increase capacity to 500,000 tonnes in the future.

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