China engages in hydrogen pipelines

China hydrogen pipeline

While projects are multiplying in Europe, hydrogen pipelines are also developing in China.

According to China Hydrogen Buletin, 1,000 km (around 620 miles) of H2 pipelines are under construction in China. In particular, there is a 500 km (around 310 miles) pipeline in Inner Mongolia, between Wuhai and Huhehot, which will come into service at the end of the year. It will be the longest of its kind. Another 400 km (around 250 miles) pipeline, linking Mongolia to Beijing, is underway.

These infrastructures make it possible to reduce the cost compared to transport by rail or truck. This is a way to make hydrogen more competitive, while delivering large quantities.

The very first pipeline dedicated to hydrogen was launched last year by PetroChina. It was 6 km (around 3.5 miles) long. The projects mentioned above are much more ambitious.

To learn more about hydrogen in China, you can read our last two articles on the subject here and there.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King

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Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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