hina’s leading oil supplier Sinopec announced on June 30 that its green hydrogen project in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China’s first 10,000-ton-level solar photovoltaic (PV) hydrogen project, has successfully produced hydrogen.
Hydrogen is a clean energy that barely produces greenhouse gasses during production. By decomposing the hydropower generated by solar PV into hydrogen and oxygen, the solar PV hydrogen project is an effective way to solve the instability and waste of the spare capacity of big solar PV plants.
According to Sinopec, the project can produce 20,000 tons of 99 percent pure hydrogen every year with an annual storage capacity of 210,000 standard cubic meters and a transportation capacity of 28,000 standard cubic meters per hour.
The hydrogen will be transported to the nearby Tahe Refining and Chemical Company to replace hydrogen separated from natural gas, reducing 485,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.