During the period of the "14th Five-Year Plan", Sinopec aims to build 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations to become the first hydrogen supplier for China's automobile industry. With the vision and goal of building a world-leading clean energy chemical enterprise, Sinopec has made every effort to build an industrial structure without relying on oil, and to comprehensively promote the construction of the entire hydrogen energy industrial chain.
Great progress has also been made in hydrogen materials in other fields. At present, the annual hydrogen production capacity exceeds 3.9 million tons, accounting for about 11% of China's domestic hydrogen production. There are 6 sets of hydrogen purification production plants in Guangzhou Petrochemical, Gaoqiao Petrochemical and other enterprises, and 22 hydrogen refueling stations have been built in 14 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, including Guangdong and Shanghai. During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations will be planned, and the number of newly built hydrogen refueling stations is expected to reach 100 soon.
The development of hydrogen as an alternative energy source for transportation is a priority in China, hence the ambitious plan to create the world's largest network of hydrogen refueling stations by 2030. By then a network of at least 1,000 refueling stations is planned
Faced with the crisis of fossil energy depletion and the challenge of environmental problems, it is an inevitable trend of development to replace non-renewable fossil energies with new energies. Hydrogen energy has an important place in the future clean energy system. It has the advantages of wide sources, high calorific value, purity and non-pollution, various forms of use and large-scale stable storage. The automotive hydrogen energy industry chain mainly includes hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen transportation and hydrogen refueling stations, etc.