China's first integrated production and refueling station for hydrogen produced from methanol was put into operation in the Dalian Free Trade Zone, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Wednesday. The station has the capacity to produce 1,000 kilograms of 99.999 percent pure hydrogen every day.
There was no solid waste, wastewater discharge, or tail gas pollution in the manufacturing process.
The integrated project not only saves the huge costs and operational risks in hydrogen transport, but also makes it possible to produce the gas flexibly based on actual demand at refueling stations, thereby reducing storage costs.
The station's comprehensive cost is at least 20 percent lower than that of a traditional hydrogen refueling station.