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CIMC Enric Collaborated with Shougang Shuigang to Produce Hydrogen from Coke Oven Gas, with an Annual Output of 160,000 Tons of LNG


On 28 November, CIMC Enric announced that it and Shougang Shuicheng Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Shougang Shuigang”), a subsidiary of Shougang Group, officially signed a contract to establish a joint venture and cooperate in the construction of LNG co-production project in respect of hydrogen production from coke oven gas (hereinafter referred to as the “project of hydrogen production from coke oven gas”). This is another breakthrough in the upstream area of the clean energy industry chain, following the LNG co-production project in respect of hydrogen production from coke oven gas in collaboration with Angang Steel in 2021.

Contract Signing Ceremony

CIMC Enric and Shougang Shuigang will establish a joint venture to jointly construct the project in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province. CIMC Enric will invest RMB205 million in registered capital and take a controlling stake. The project is designed to produce about 160,000 tons of LNG and 24 million Nm³ of hydrogen per year, and is expected to be completed and put into operation in 2025.

The project is a demonstration project focusing on the national "dual carbon" strategy and deepening the transformation and upgrading of industrial structure and products. It is also a key demonstration project of CIMC Enric's entry into the upstream of the clean energy industry chain in Southwest China, extending the end-to-end industry chain of resources+ storage & transportation + applications, which is of milestone significance for the company in enriching the product varieties and the planning layout of the clean energy industry eco-chain.

With the gradual increase in environmental protection requirements in recent years, the high added-value of coke oven gas has also ushered in new opportunities. Coke oven gas is a by-product of coke production, mainly composed of hydrogen and methane. Natural gas and high-purity hydrogen can be produced by separating, synthesizing or purifying coke oven gas. The hydrogen produced through this method has high purity and fully meets the requirements of hydrogen fuel cells, which can provide energy for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and has great potential for promotion.

In particular, this cooperation is a replication of the “CIMC and Angang Steel Project” model. CIMC and Angang Steel project is located in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, and phase I of which is expected to produce 125,000 tons of LNG and 24 million m3 of hydrogen annually, and is expected to be put into production early next year.