With a capacity of nearly 5 tonnes per day, the Daxing hydrogen station, which uses Air Liquide technology, is the world’s largest hydrogen station.
It is part of a 200,000-square-meter International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone in Beijing, which includes a public exhibition hall that will open on July 8, 2021.
Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, supplied and installed eight hydrogen dispenser units for Beijing Hypower Energy Technology Ltd’s Daxing station. This station, which has a capacity of 4.8 tonnes, can refuel 600 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (cargo vans, garbage trucks, and buses) per day, making it the world’s largest in terms of refueling capacity. To ensure a smooth operation, Air Liquide Houpu also provided commissioning and training services to the station’s employees.
The Daxing hydrogen station is part of the Beijing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone, which spans 200,000 square meters. This public demonstration zone, which includes a technology park, a test base, and other function areas, aims to create an innovation ecosystem that integrates hydrogen energy research, development, testing, and production. On July 8, 2021, an exhibition hall, to which Air Liquide contributed, was installed and opened to provide the public with an immersive experience of hydrogen energy.
China is expanding a number of fuel cell vehicle projects in five priority provinces and ten major cities as part of its efforts to develop a low-carbon, long-term automobile industry. Air Liquide will continue to invest in the development and construction of hydrogen stations in key areas such as the Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, and the provinces of Guangdong, Hubei, and Sichuan, as well as accelerating the development of local low-carbon hydrogen production. Air Liquide is proud to contribute to the energy transition across the country, as part of its Climate Objective commitments.
Zha Zhiwei, Chairman of Beijing Hypower Energy Technology Ltd., said: “Air Liquide boasts rich experience in the whole value chain of hydrogen energy. With its hydrogen equipment and installation service, Air Liquide Houpu has played a fundamental role in building the Daxing Hydrogen Refueling Station, the biggest in the world. We look forward to deepening cooperation with Air Liquide to contribute to the deployment of hydrogen refueling stations and energy transition in China .”
François Abrial, Member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Asia Pacific, said, “We are proud to contribute to the construction of the world’s largest hydrogen station by leveraging Air Liquide’s state-of-art technology. We are convinced that hydrogen will play a key role in the transition to a low-carbon society. We will continue to work with our partners to develop the hydrogen energy infrastructure network in China and support its ambition for hydrogen mobility.“