With China rapidly emerging as a critical key player in the international fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and hydrogen infrastructure arena, there is tremendous interest in learning more about the status of the industry’s progress in the country, and potential for collaboration and partnership with U.S. and other countries.
Recent articles in the Chinese press, as well as other media outlets, have laid out the bold strategies and commitment from the country to promote rapid development and deployment of FCVs and supporting fueling stations. A “Government Work Report” was recently revised to add a focus and directive language on hydrogen infrastructure.
Currently, China reports that it has ~1,200 fuel cell vehicles on its roads with a goal to increase that number to 5,000 by 2020, 50,000 by 2025 and 1 million by 2030 – a very ambitious feat to achieve in a little more than a decade.
To gain a first-hand perspective on China’s FCV and hydrogen industry, and to share an overview of the latest developments in the U.S., Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association president Morry Markowitz recently attended the 11th Green Vehicles Convention in Beijng, China. Morry provided the first keynote of the event on March 28th, addressing conference attendees about the status of FCVs and hydrogen infrastructure development in the U.S. He was one of the few international speakers at the event.
To maximize efforts while on the other side of the world, Morry also met with executives from the China Machinery Industry Federation and several Chinese companies involved in fuel cell development for the transportation sector.
If you would like to learn more about developments in the Chinese fuel cell and hydrogen industry, check out our recent “In Transition” blog post here.