South Korea has announced its intentions on creating three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022. The country hopes to select the cities it will transform to hydrogen power by the end of the year.
The cities will included 9.9 megawatt fuel cells, 670 hydrogen fuel-cell electric passenger vehicles, and 30 hydrogen buses. Hydrogen charging stations will be built to accommodate the increase in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
The pilot projects are part of the country’s larger plan to transform 10% of its cities, counties, and towns to hydrogen power by 2030, and 30% of them to hydrogen by 2040. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy believes reaching these hydrogen goals will become the new growth engine for the Korean economy and gain a share in the world’s growing hydrogen markets, according to The Korean Herald.
The three cities will be offered benefits and incentives for the residents in exchange for the construction of the hydrogen cities, as there are still some questions regarding safety and stability.