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Clean hydrogen in China’s sights as interest rises

Momentum behind hydrogen is growing in China as Beijing believes it can complement renewables in power and all-electric vehicles in transport, while helping to decarbonise the economy Momentum behind hydrogen is growing in China as Beijing believes it can complement renewables in power and all-electric vehicles in transport, while helping to decarbonise the economy.
By Tang Tian 3 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels 0 34645
A hydrogen fuel-cell bus parked at a bus station in Wuhan, China. (PA)

The key issue: China has stepped up its interest in hydrogen as a clean alternative to fossil fuels as it looks to keep pace with Asian frontrunner Japan in the development of a so-called ‘hydrogen economy’.

Interfax analysis: The hydrogen economy concept – the widespread use of hydrogen as a low- or zero-carbon fuel – has been around for decades but has endured stop-start development to date. Interest has been renewed by the urgent need to decarbonise the energy mix, with the fuel being seen...