Hydrogen to play major role in 2022 Winter Olympics

Hydrogen to play major role in 2022 Winter Olympics

A newly signed contract between Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment, Zhangjiakou Jiaotou Hydrogen and New Energy Technology will see hydrogen play a big role at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The contract announced today will see Air Liquide supply hydrogen equipment and build a hydrogen refuelling station to serve fuel cell vehicles during the 2022 Games.

Located in the Economic Development Zone of Zhangjiakou city, the station will be one of the first hydrogen projects for the 2022 Winter Olympics, showcasing a capacity of 1,000 kg/day.

To adhere with the “Green, Low-Carbon” commitment of Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou, as one of the competition zones, will accelerate it hydrogen ecosystem with plans to complete the construction of the first ten hydrogen stations before the end of 2020, and another six before the end of 2021.

According to the terms of the contract, Air Liquide Houpu will supply, install and operate the equipment by the end of August 2020.

“We are delighted to contribute to the Beijing 2022 Carbon Management Plan by leveraging the Air Liquide state-of-art technology in hydrogen,” said Nicolas Poirot, Air Liquide China CEO.

“Together with our partners, we will continue to develop a hydrogen energy infrastructure network in China and support its ambitious vision for hydrogen mobility applications.”

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