Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:39 PM

South Korea to turn three cities primarily fueled by hydrogen by 2022 | 2019.10.10

South Korea envisions creating “hydrogen cities” by 2022 where hydrogen fuel is used as power main functions such as heating and cooling, electricity, and transportation.

According to plans announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport on Thursday, it will select a city for a pilot hydrogen project to test related technologies in residential and transportation sectors. A total three test areas – which will each be up to 10 square kilometers inside a city – will be selected in December after fair review based on project proposals from local governments. The ministry will consider factors such as project feasibility, validity, and willingness to promote hydrogen-related policies in the future.

The ministry will provide 50 percent of total project cost with maximum 29 billion won ($24.2 million) limit to each of the three selected areas, which will be used to plan hydrogen-friendly city and establish key infrastructures such as integrated operations center. Each test city will have a joint residential complex with 440 kilowatt fuel cell that uses hydrogen as energy source, commercial building with 100 kilowatt power, an integrated operations platform center, hydrogen pipe, and city gas ejector.

According to the ministry, a hydrogen city is a place equipped with a “hydrogen ecosystem” where hydrogen production, storage, transfer, and utilization are arranged altogether. Citizens are also offered healthier lifestyle as it uses hydrogen as main energy source.... more:

Another great news week for Hydrogen

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oflguy Oct 2019 #1

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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

1. They don't have much of a choice

South Korea imports 100% of the oil and natural gas they consume. If they can ween themselves off of imported oil and natural gas, it will be a blessing for them. Cost is not their only concern. National Security plays a large part in the decision to manufacture their own energy sources.

The mother of invention is necessity.

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