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Sinopec launches green hydrogen demonstration project in Inner Mongolia

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Chinese oil giant Sinopec has launched its first hydrogen demonstration project in Inner Mongolia. The project will utilize the rich solar and wind energy resources in the Erdos region to produce green hydrogen, which will be used for the carbon reduction initiatives of the adjacent coal processing pilot project.

The project is expected to reach an annual production capacity of 30,000 tons of green hydrogen and 240,000 tons of green oxygen. Its scope covers wind and photovoltaic power generation, power transmission and transformation, hydrogen production by water electrolysis, hydrogen storage and transport. The installed power-generating capacity of wind and PV power will reach 450 MW and 270 MW respectively, while the hydrogen storage capacity will reach 288,000 standard cubic meters.

With an investment of CNY 5.7 billion (USD 828.04 million), the project is estimated to reduce carbon emission by 1.43 million tons annually.

“The Project is of great significance to guaranteeing China’s energy security, building new energy systems and advancing green energy and low-carbon development in Inner Mongolia, leading towards a new, high-quality development roadmap that prioritizes ecological conservation and green development,” said Ma Yongsheng, Chairman of Sinopec.

The project has achieved numerous technological breakthroughs including hydrogen production under renewable fluctuating power conditions. Leveraging advanced clean energy production technologies (wind, power, and hydrogen production by water electrolysis), Sinopec has lowered hydrogen production costs and improved system efficiency while guaranteeing safety and reliability.

Looking ahead, Sinopec, as China’s largest hydrogen production enterprise, will continue advancing hydrogen energy industry chain development in China with the R&D of innovative technologies, a forward-looking roadmap and comprehensive industry layout.

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