As one of the hydrogen energy front runners in China, Hebei province has an ambition to foster a hydrogen industrial cluster in the coming three years, with total annual production output of core hydrogen equipment and components reaching CNY 15 billion in 2022, covering R&D, testing and inspection, and hydrogen production, according to the "Three-Year Action Plan for the Cluster Development of the Hydrogen Energy Industry in Hebei Province( 2020-2022)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Action Plan") issued by the Hebei Development and Reform Commission (DRC) recently.
By then, Hebei will build up Zhangjiakou Green Hydrogen Base by taking advantage of the National Renewable Energy Demo Zone in Zhangjiakou and the power consumption demand from the Winter Olympics. At the same time, Hebei will also rely on industrial by-product hydrogen resources in the region to develop low-cost hydrogen production.
According to the Hebei DRC action plan, the total production capacity of the hydrogen production project pipeline in the coming three years will reach 41,550kg/day by the end of 2022.
Since hydrogen energy construction has been enlisted in the Chinese Government Work Report in 2019, hydrogen industry has been actively promoted by the local governments across the country. Hydrogen energy has also been admitted in the Catalogue of Encouraged Foreign Investment Industries. Over 70 hydrogen industry incentive policies were issued in the year 2019. Many cities such as Foshan (Guangdong), Zhangjiakou (Hebei), Zhangjiagang (Jiangsu), Shenzhen (Guangdong), and Jinan (Shandong) have special subsidies to drive local R&D and construction of hydrogen refill stations. (Hebei DRC)
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