Air Products Partners with Chengzhi, Two Companies’ First Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station
Air Products Partners with Chengzhi, Two Companies’ First Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station.
Air Products (NYSE:APD), a world-leading supplier of hydrogen and hydrogen for mobility solutions, has partnered with Chengzhi Shareholding Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned high-tech industry group, to accelerate transport decarbonization in China’s Yangtze River Delta. The two companies, through their joint venture, have launched their first commercial-scale hydrogen fueling station in Changshu city, Jiangsu province, capable of fueling city buses and heavy-duty trucks in logistics.
Wei Junmin, Commenting on the strategic alliance, President of Chengzhi, said:
Chengzhi shares Air Products’ commitment to China’s net-zero transition and is pleased to extend our long-term partnership to support green transportation by leveraging the strengths of both companies.
“Our first hydrogen station in Changshu has been in operation for several months fueling public transport and truck fleets. We look forward to deepening our collaboration to accelerate the development of hydrogen vehicles and the hydrogen value chain.”
Under service contracts, the station fuels hydrogen fuel cell trucks of various multinational and domestic companies, including Budweiser China, Yum China, the logistics service provider of Nestle China and JD Logistics, to pilot zero-emission logistics operations. These include a 49-ton heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell truck of Budweiser running between Nantong and Suzhou in East China which has recently logged over 10,000 safe kilometers.
Since the “Changshu Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (HFCV) Industry Development Plan” was issued in 2019, Changshu has been actively pushing for HFCV development and initially formed a relatively complete industrial chain to link into the hydrogen corridor construction in the Yangtze River Delta Region. The city is part of the Shanghai cluster for the national HFCV demonstration project.
Saw Choon Seong, China President at Air Products said:
Hydrogen plays a key role in decarbonizing transportation. Air Products is honored to leverage our experience and technologies, join forces with Chengzhi and support the customers’ pilot projects to drive net-zero transition in China’s mobility sector.
“The Changshu station is part of our strategy to support the commercialization of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and development of the HFCV demonstration clusters. We will continue to pursue opportunities and take actions to help the government achieve its Dual Carbon goals.”
With more than 60 years of hydrogen experience, Air Products works across all facets of the hydrogen value chain, including production, distribution, storage, and dispensing and has been a pioneer in hydrogen fueling for decades. As global leader in hydrogen production, Air Products has hands-on operating experience with over 250 hydrogen fueling station projects in 20 countries, and its fueling technologies are used in over 1.5 million fueling operations annually.
As one of the first multinational gas companies to enter China, the company has participated in several hydrogen demonstration projects to advance the energy transition. These include the country’s first hydrogen fueling station for 2008 Beijing Olympics, the first 70MPa station project in Zhangjiakou for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, China Energy Investment Corporation Limited’s first hydrogen fueling station, and Shandong province’s first stationary hydrogen fueling station with both 35MPa and 70MPa fueling.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The Company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest clean hydrogen projects supporting the transition to low- and zero-carbon energy in the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors. Additionally, Air Products is the world leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and provides turbomachinery, membrane systems and cryogenic containers globally.