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Zhoushan area of Zhejiang FTZ building a hydrogen island

Updated : 2022-05-20 (chinadaily.com.cn)


Design sketch of the newly-approved LNG receiving station on Liuheng Island. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

The Zhoushan area of China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, is building Liuheng island into a supplier of green energy.

Currently, an energy industry-based development layout supported by port-vicinity equipment manufacturing, as well as bulk commodity storage and transit has taken shape on Liuheng.

The island has recently been granted approval to establish two liquefied natural gas receiving stations, with the two stations designed to receive a combined 27 million metric tons of LNG per year.

Construction of the hydrogen refueling station on Liuheng, the first of such stations in Zhoushan, will be completed by the end of this year. The refueling station is expected to supply a maximum of 500 kilograms of hydrogen to 100 hydrogen vehicles per day.

Liuheng also plans to transform Sinopec's traditional petrol stations on the island into comprehensive energy service stations for oil, natural gas, hydrogen, and electricity.

The island also became the first place in Zhoushan to have a combined cooling, heating, and power supply system.

The supply system is capable of reducing coal consumption by 83 million tons, sulfur dioxide emissions by 1.42 million tons, and other pollution gases by 23,000 tons per year, according to Wang Huafu from Zhoushan Huiqun Energy Supply Co, which is in charge of the combined cooling, heating, and power supply system in Zhoushan.

Liuheng will further promote the development of the LNG, hydrogen, new energy material, equipment manufacturing, and logistics industries in the future in an effort to grow into a green energy supplier.