RELEASE: First Integrated Gas Station for Methanol-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen Refueling (China)

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RELEASE: First Integrated Gas Station for Methanol-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen Refueling (China)

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- China's first integrated methanol-hydrogen conversion and hydrogen refueling filling station goes into operation

DALIAN, China, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- China Petroleum

Sinopec's hydrogen production plant has the advantages of small footprint, short construction time, and green and environment-friendly production process. The new Gas Station can save hydrogen production, storage and transportation costs by more than 20% compared with traditional hydrogen gas stations, and will become a pilot model to lead the development of hydrogen energy industry in China.

China produces the largest amount of methanol in the world, accounting for 60% of the world total. In addition, the cost of storage and transportation of methanol is much lower than that of hydrogen, making methanol-hydrogen an ideal technology for hydrogen production.

Sinopec's solution has solved the bottlenecks of low transport capacity, high costs and long loading times. In addition, the methanol-hydrogen conversion and hydrogen refueling devices at the service station have an hourly production capacity of 500 standard cubic meters, yet they occupy only 64 square meters of floor space, while a conventional the same production capacity would occupy 500 square meters of land.

Sinopec Fuel Oil Sales Co., Ltd has built two integrated filling stations in the Dalian Free Trade Zone, and is currently building six more. With industry-leading hydrogen production efficiency, automation and smart capabilities, Sinopec's solution is sustainable and green: it produces no solid waste, wastewater or exhaust gases, conserves more energy and consumes less methanol.

"The commissioning of the Filling Station has shown that distributed methanol-to-hydrogen conversion is the right roadmap for the sustainable development of hydrogen filling stations in China; it is a breakthrough that offers a safe solution , reliable, green, intelligent, integrated and efficient system that will contribute to the large-scale application of hydrogen energy at lower cost," said Yang Junze, CEO of Sinopec Fuel Oil Sales.

As part of its commitment to become China's first hydrogen energy company, Sinopec has built nine hydrogen fuel cell supply centers across China and the largest number of hydrogen refueling stations in the world.

For more information visit Sinopec.

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