One of world’s largest hydrogen electrolyzers starts production in China


China In Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, one of the world’s largest hydrogen electrolyzers has begun producing green hydrogen.

During the Winter Olympic Games, which begin on February 4, 2022, the electrolyzer will provide about half of the total green hydrogen supply for fuel cell vehicles at the Zhangjiakou competition zone.

Project collaboration

The project is part of a joint venture formed in November 2020 between Shell China and Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group. The joint venture’s first phase includes a 20 megawatt (MW) power-to-hydrogen electrolyzer and hydrogen refueling stations in Zhangjiakou. Phase 2 of the project will see the companies scale up to 60 MW in the next two years.

Shell’s first commercial hydrogen project in China

This is Shell’s first commercial hydrogen development project in China, and it took only 13 months to complete. The project will initially use onshore wind power to provide green hydrogen to a fleet of over 600 fuel cell vehicles at the Zhangjiakou competition zone during the Winter Olympic Games. The hydrogen will then be used for public and commercial transportation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, assisting in the decarbonization of the region’s mobility sector.