Hydrogen helps Shandong pursue cleaner future

By Zhao Ruixue in Jinan| (chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-01-07

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A hydrogen-powered ski-waxing truck made in Shandong province will serve athletes during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Shandong province, home to the first scientific and technological demonstration project for hydrogen energy in China, is ramping up efforts to produce, store, transport and use the clean energy resource.

It's part of a major move by the province to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

A total of 848 hydrogen-powered vehicles, including buses, forklifts and refrigerated trucks have taken to the road, according to the provincial department of science and technology.


This hydrogen refueling station is located in Zibo, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Twenty-two hydrogen refueling stations have been built in the province, with daily hydrogen supply capacity reaching 20,000 kilograms, it said.

"Shandong has abundant hydrogen byproduct resources, giving it a leading role in the development of hydrogen energy," said Han Shaohua, deputy head of the department's high-tech office.

The province is working on building smart green ports powered by hydrogen energy. It is also promoting the use of hydrogen in industrial parks and residential communities, Han said.