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Hrdrogen energy sees rapid development in Ordos

Updated: 2022-04-18 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print


Hydrogen-powered heavy trucks leave the production line in the city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Ordos Release]

The hydrogen energy industry in the city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region has seen rapid development in recent years.

A fleet of 30 new heavy trucks powered by hydrogen hit the road in Ejin Horoo Banner – administered by the city of Ordos – on Nov 22, 2021.

The hydrogen-powered heavy truck has already achieved mass production and can be filled with hydrogen in just 15 minutes. It can be driven more than 300 kilometers before being needing to be refilled.

Equipment, energy, batteries and many other industrial links required for the production of the hydrogen-powered heavy truck can all be supplied in the Ordos Zero-Carbon Industrial Park, helping Ordos build a modern hydrogen energy heavy truck industry chain.

The truck's fuel cell system is a new product developed by Meijin Guohong Shanghai New Energy Co. Its maximum working efficiency can reach 61 percent, its peak power exceeds 270 kW, and its service life exceeds 30,000 hours.

Additionally, the energy used for producing the batteries and hydrogen for the heavy truck is environmentally friendly.

The manufacturing center recently put into operation by Envision Power can produce 1 million kW of power batteries and 1 million kW of energy storage batteries per year.

Around 20 percent of energy consumption throughout the whole production process is purchased from the grid, and this part of the electricity is also consumed by local PV farm.