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Air Products installs 70MPa H2 fuelling station for 2022 Winter Olympics in China

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Air Products has announced its first hydrogen fuelling station project for the 2022 Winter Olympics has been commissioned in Zhangjiakou in China's Hebei Province, one of the host cities. Built, owned, and operated by Air Products, it represents the first of its kind hydrogen fueling station to serve this international event. The company is also building additional hydrogen fueling stations and hydrogen supply to support a green Winter Olympics and China's sustainable development.

Strategically located at the Taizicheng Service Area of Zhangjiakou where many skiing events will be held, the station project is built with Air Products' state-of-the-art hydrogen for mobility technology and equipment. The station is a joint effort with local parties in Zhangjiakou City. With a filling capacity of 200 kilograms per day and a pressure of 70MPa, it can fuel the latest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle models, including the Toyota FCEV Coaster and MIRAI Gen 2.

"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 '3060' decarbonization goal," Air Products China President Saw Choon Seong emphasized. 

Author : Debi Dash
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