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Setting up a Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Industry in Guiyang, China

On 28.03.2019, HEE and its partners signed a framework agreement with the municipal government of Guiyang City, Capital of Guizhou Province, P.R. China, to build up a hydrogen and fuel-cell industry in Guiyang.

As a first project, the city will use its sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants as a hydrogen source. This hydrogen will then be used in HEE‘s stationary fuel cell systems. In order to generate the hydrogen from the municipal sludge, the pre-dried sludge will be thermo-chemically gasified in double-fluidized bed reactors (DFB). For this HEE and the city of Guiyang cooperate with the TU Wien (Technology University of Vienna), BioEnergy2020+ and Blue Energy Europe.

On the Chinese side, HEE cooperates with Guizhou Maritime Silk Road International Investment Corp. (GIIC), a major investment company in Guizhou Province, and PowerChina Guizhou Electric Power Design & Research Institute, PowerChina’s dedicated branch for designing new power plants. The first project has a total investment value of approx. 100 million EUR.

There are further plans to convert a whole city district to a hydrogen gas grid over the upcoming years.

​​Some Facts about Guiyang:

  • has approx. 5 million people, 8,034 square kilometers area

  • one of the 10 Eco-Demonstration Cities in China, its forest area is around 52%

  • the base of Big-Data industry in China

  • was voted as the most young & energetic city in China, 2018

  • was selected as one of the 50 Chinese cities with greatest investment potential by WFBA, 2018


HEE, Blue Energy Europe and Bioenergy2020+ talked with Municipal Government of Guiyang


Signing Ceremony

(Middel) Stephan Duch und Vice Mayor Mr. Tang

News report in Guiyang TV Channel 1

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