BEIJING – Shell (RDSa.L) said on Friday it has started production at its 20 megawatt (MW) zero-carbon hydrogen project in Zhangjiakou, a northern Chinese city co-hosting what President Xi Jinping has vowed will be the “green” 2022 Winter Olympics.
The project, which will produce green hydrogen by splitting water molecules with electricity from onshore wind farms, will provide about half of the total green hydrogen supply for fuel cell vehicles at the Zhangjiakou competition zone during the Game, set to kick off on Feb 4.
“This project will help secure hydrogen supply for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and make it a green one while contributing to the development of hydrogen industry in the city and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region,” Bai Jing, a government official of Zhangjiakou city, said in a statement.
The companies plan to scale up the project to 60 MW in the next two years, according to the statement.
After the Winter Games, the hydrogen will be used for public and commercial transport in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.