Sinopec launches its first green hydrogen project
It is the largest solar-to-hydrogen project globally.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) started the operations of its Green Hydrogen Pilot Project in Kuqa City, the world’s largest solar-to-hydrogen project and the first of its kind in the country.
In a statement, Sinopec said the project targets to produce 20,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum using solar power to electrolyze the water.
It can also store 210,000 cubic metres of hydrogen and transport 28,000 cubic metres per hour.
The project will supply green hydrogen to Sinopec’s Tahe Regining & Chemical to replace fossil-fuel-based electricity used for hydrogen production. This will cut 485,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions yearly.
As part of its goal to pioneer hydrogen production innovation in China, Sinopec also launched in February its first hydrogen demonstration project in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region which is expected to produce 30,000 metric tonnes of hydrogen annually.