HK Gov't Trialling Hydrogen Fuel Technology in City Projects


Hong Kong Gov't Announces New Hydrogen Fuel Technology Trials in City

The Inter-departmental Working Group on Using Hydrogen as Fuel, led by the Environment and Ecology Bureau (EEB) under the Hong Kong government, has given the green light to three new trial projects revolving around hydrogen fuel technology.

The projects include a hydrogen refuelling station in Au Tau, Yuen Long, a trial run with a hydrogen fuelled light rail vehicle (LRV) in Tuen Mun, and the use of a hydrogen tube trailer to deliver hydrogen to another LRV. The projects will commence in mid-2024 and the second half of 2024.

A spokesperson for the EEB stated the Working Group will closely monitor the progress of these projects and continue to examine other applications. The group aims to prepare for the local application and provision of supporting facilities for hydrogen fuel technology in the future.

The Hong Kong government also plans to engage a consultant to study the details amending the Gas Safety Ordinance to cover hydrogen fuel. By 2025, the goal is to announce a roadmap for promoting electric public transport and commercial vehicles, and to formulate long-term strategies for the application of hydrogen energy in land transport towards zero vehicular emissions before 2050.

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