China’s Zhangjiakou to deploy 655 hydrogen buses for 2022 Winter Games

Nordic Skiing – Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Test Event – FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup – National Cross-Country Skiing Center, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China – December 4, 2021. A volunteer stands at the site of the National Skiing Center background. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

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BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Zhangjiakou will deploy 655 hydrogen buses in the competition area during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the state-backed Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has pledged to hold a “green” Olympics using high technology to reduce carbon emissions.

It also powers all event venues in Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou with cleaner energy like natural gas, renewables and hydrogen.

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Zhangjiakou, which will host events such as alpine skiing and snowboarding, currently has two hydrogen plants with a combined production capacity of 6 tons per day, as well as eight hydrogen refueling stations.

In 2019, the city aimed to establish an annual hydrogen production capacity of 100,000 tonnes, or 27.4 tonnes per day, before the Winter Olympics kick off next February.

The Chinese government and energy companies such as China National Petroleum Corp (CNPET.UL) (CNPC) and Sinopec are working to make the Winter Olympics a showcase for next-generation fuels and boost its fuel industry. hydrogen as the country aims to bring its carbon emissions to a peak by 2030.

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Reporting by Muyu Xu and Shivani Singh; edited by Jason Neely

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