KOGAS plans charging station with direct hydrogen production

Korea Gas Corporation is promoting the development of a hydrogen charging station that directly produces hydrogen.

For this reason, KOGAS founded the joint venture Woodside. Having both a hydrogen producing facility and a charging facility, Woodside is a joint venture to construct and run a convergence and hybrid hydrogen charging station. With a focus on metropolitan bus depots, the objective is to build and run six complicated and convergent hydrogen charging stations with a daily capacity of up to 72 hydrogen buses.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of the Environment will assist the project’s promotion beginning in 2023 with the Tongyeong hydrogen transportation complex project in Gyeongnam.

The fusion/complex hydrogen charging station may act as a charging base for buses and vehicles that require a considerable amount of hydrogen because it creates hydrogen directly from natural gas or biogas, unlike conventional charging stations that need to be supplied with hydrogen.

Costs can also be cut by lowering transportation expenses. When the firm is established, it is anticipated to be a good replacement for local governments who have had trouble implementing hydrogen buses due to the lack of a charging station.