First Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in Shanghai
- Tongji University partners with The Linde Group and Shell
- Chinese ministry plans further development of the hydrogen
infrastructure in Shanghai
Munich, 15 November 2007 - The Chinese government today officially
opened the first hydrogen service station in Shanghai. The Shanghai
Anting Hydrogen Refuelling Station was built by the technology group
The Linde Group, the Chinese elite Tongji University and Shell
Hydrogen. The station is part of the Ministry of Science and
Technology's 'National 863' program, commissioned to commercialize
fuel cell vehicles in China.
Director of Institute of Hydrogen Technologies of Tongji University,
Professor Ma, Jianxin, says "We are pleased to have Linde as a
partner of Tongji University for this pioneering project in Shanghai.
The high-pressure public hydrogen refueling station has been built
with the latest technological advances. The opening of this station
is a huge step towards establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in
China, and signals the country's dedication towards developing
"Linde is excited about participating in the build-up of the hydrogen
infrastructure in China. This is a great opportunity for us to
leverage our know-how in the hydrogen technology industry to
contribute in environmental protection research and initiatives,"
explains Linde RBU Head of Greater China, Steven Fang. "As the
leading gases and engineering company in China, we are enthusiastic
about supporting the ambitious plans of Shanghai."
The state-of-the-art Shanghai Anting Hydrogen Refueling Station was
realised under the direction of Tongji University. Linde provided the
engineering design, advised on the logistics for the delivery of the
packaged hydrogen compression, storage facility and hydrogen
dispensing system; and also trucked in compressed gas hydrogen for
the new station.
The refueling station is located in Anting New Town, near the
Shanghai International Auto City. It has the capacity to fuel three
fuel cell buses with 45 kg of hydrogen each and 20 fuel cell
automobiles with up to 3 kg of hydrogen each.
As a leading provider of technical gases and the world's largest
manufacturer of hydrogen production plants, Linde covers the entire
hydrogen value chain - from production to delivery. The company has
been a driving force in the development of hydrogen technology for
years, focusing in particular on building an infrastructure for the
automotive segment. Linde is the leading supplier to hydrogen
refuelling stations across the globe, and contributes to all major
international infrastructure projects. For example, in May 2006, the
company presented the "traiLH2(TM)" project, which is a mobile
service unit that has the capability to fuel vehicles with both
liquid and gaseous hydrogen.
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with
around 50,000 employees working in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Following the acquisition of The BOC Group plc, the company has sales
of around 12 billion euro per annum. The strategy of The Linde Group
is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion
of its international business with forward-looking products and
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