The first hydrogen fueling station project for the 2022 Winter Olympics has been completed in Zhangjiakou, one of the host cities in China’s Hebei Province.
It is the first of its kind hydrogen fueling station to serve this international event, and it was built, owned, and operated by Air Products. In addition, the company is expanding hydrogen fueling stations and supplying hydrogen to support a green Winter Olympics and China’s long-term development.
The station project is built with Air Products’ state-of-the-art hydrogen for mobility technology and equipment and is strategically located at the Taizicheng Service Area of Zhangjiakou, where many skiing events will be held. The station is the result of a collaboration between local parties in Zhangjiakou City. It can fuel the latest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle models, such as the Toyota FCEV Coaster and MIRAI Gen 2, with a filling capacity of 200 kilograms per day and a pressure of 70 MPa.
“Air Products is honored to contribute to a green Beijing Winter Olympics, an excellent platform to demonstrate the role hydrogen can play in the energy transition to build a cleaner energy future. As one of our undertakings to support this major event, this flagship hydrogen fueling station aligns with our higher purpose which includes playing a lead role in addressing significant energy and environmental challenges,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products’ chairman, president and chief executive officer.
In line with the “Green Olympics” initiative, Zhangjiakou, as a host city for the event and China’s first-ever National Renewable Energy Demonstration Zone, is becoming a world-class demonstration city for hydrogen energy applications.
“We are very proud to help China make the 2022 Winter Olympics environmentally sustainable and leave a green legacy with our technologies, solutions and projects. It is our ongoing commitment to contribute to the country’s sustainable development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period and beyond. By driving hydrogen energy to promote zero-emission transportation together with our customers and partners, we will play our role to support the government’s ’30·60′ decarbonization goal,” Air Products China President Saw Choon Seong emphasized.