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China Contracts ‘West to East’ 400 Km Long 100,000 TPA Green Hydrogen Pipeline

Sinopec, a Chinese state-owned oil and gas company, shall build the country’s largest green-hydrogen pipeline stretching over 400 kilometers and with a transportation capacity of 100,000 TPA.

China will get its first green hydrogen pipeline of 100,000 TPA.

Sinopec, a Chinese state-owned oil and gas company, has bagged the contract to build a hydrogen pipeline, power-sourced from renewable energy projects in the northwestern inner Mongolia region to cities in East China. A report cited Mr. Ma Yongsheng, Chairman of Sinopec, stating that the pipeline will stretch over 400 kilometers connecting Ulanqab to Beijing, and will have an initial capacity of 100,000 TPA.

The pipeline shall be China’s first ‘West to East’ green hydrogen transmission line, even though the fossil-sourced ‘grey hydrogen’ pipeline is already operational. The pipeline shall be enabled with ports to integrate new potential hydrogen sources.

Sinopec is the country’s largest hydrogen producer. The company is also involved in building a green hydrogen plant of 30,000 TPA in Ordos. In 2021, the company launched a green hydrogen project in Kuqa, western Xinjiang region.

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In 2022, China’s state planner announced green hydrogen production targets of 100,000 to 200,000 TPA and 50,000 hydrogen-fuelled vehicles by 2025.

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