- Under the categorization of agricultural land, will pig farming be a new application for distributed solar?
- Yunnan Power Grid and Huawei sign a strategic cooperation agreement for smart grid development
- Sinopec steps into the hydrogen business in China
- Siemens and SPIC kick off hydrogen cooperation in China
Under the categorization of agricultural land, will pig farming be a new application for distributed solar?
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has just released a new policy that classifies pig-breeding land as agricultural land, which in effect would enable investors to invest in distributed solar as well as other energy projects on such lands. (MNR)
This policy doesn’t seem to have any direct relation to renewable energy and is rather directed at controlling the impact of inflation on pig meat prices. However, under this new categorization, it will also be possible to construct distributed solar projects on pig farms which may become a new application.
Yunnan Power Grid and Huawei sign a strategic cooperation agreement for smart grid development
Through this new agreement, the two sides will strengthen joint innovation to improve the intelligence level of power grid equipment and therefore accelerate the transformation of Yunnan Power Grid into a smart grid operator, a key link in the value chain of the power industry and a growingly important player as service provider to the energy ecosystem. (Yunnan CN)
Sinopec steps into the hydrogen business in China
At its mid-year business review press conference, Sinopec has revealed that it currently has a hydrogen production capacity of about 3 million tons/year, includingboth thermochemical and electrolytic processes,making the companyone of the leaders intheChinese market.
On July 1 this year, in the southwest region of Foshan City, Guangdong Province, located in the 5A-scenic area near Xiyishan, Sinopec Foshan Zhangkeng Oil and Hydrogen Station, the country's first tri-fuel station for vehicles fueled by gasoline/diesel, electricity and fuel cell, was completed. The station has a daily hydrogenation capacity of 500kg, which is used mainly to fuel buses and transport trucks. It takes only four minutes to fill up one hydrogen-fueled bus, which canthenrun for 300 kilometers.
The hydrogen energy industry chainand infrastructure development processissimilar tothat ofthe traditional natural gasindustry, providingSinopecwith an innate advantage in the development of the hydrogen energy industry. The company is starting constructionof five hydrogen refueling stations (HRS)similar to that in Foshan. Yunfu HRS is scheduled to launch sometime this year, and three to five others are being constructed in Guangdong this year. Other HRSs are also being prepared in Chengdu, Beijing and Zhangjiakou. (Xinhua)
Siemens and SPIC kick off hydrogen cooperation in China
On September 6, under the joint witness of the leaders of China and Germany, Joe Kaeser, the President and CEO of Siemens AG, and Qian Zhimin, Chairman of the State Power Investment Group Co., Ltd. (SPIC), signed a MoU on cooperation in the development and comprehensive utilization of hydrogen energy, to expand the existing strategic cooperation to green hydrogen energy and Power-to-X (energy conversion with clean energy).
According to the memorandum, Siemens and SPIC will further cooperate in the technical and commercial development of hydrogen energy projects, and explore joint innovations in hydrogen energy-related fields to jointly promote the development of the hydrogen energy industry. The two sides will also jointly build a demonstration project on green hydrogen energy science and technology innovation, and use the project as the basis for the construction of a verification and testing center for the development of hydrogen energy-related standards. (NEA)