Hydrogen is set to support yet another Olympic games, with the opening of a new hydrogen station in China’s Zhang Jia Kou City which will host the 2022 Winter Games.
Titled the Liquid Sunshine Hydrogen Station, the site uses liquid sunshine methanol to produce hydrogen with a capacity of 50-100 kg/day along with carbon dioxide recovery.
Liquid sunshine methanol is an e-fuel or power-to-x fuel synthesized from carbon dioxide and green hydrogen which is produced from renewable electricity sources such as wind and solar.
Hydrogen produced at the site will support fuel cell vehicles during the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The station project was led by Academician Li Can from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). On the opening, he said, “China is developing renewable and hydrogen energy based on the goal of ‘carbon peak by 2030 and neutrality by 2060’; this demonstration work on liquid sunshine hydrogen station will accelerate achieving the goal in transportation.
“This technology can provide safe and reliable, economic and efficient, green and low carbon hydrogen production, storage, transportation and filling technical and equipment guarantee to achieving the climate goal and innovative development of hydrogen energy.”