(Hong Kong, 13 July 2023) In response to the nation’s and Hong Kong’s carbon peak and carbon neutrality policies, the Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (APAS) recently signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement (the Agreement) with Foshan Xianhu Laboratory to commence collaboration and advance hydrogen and new energy-related technologies. The goal is to inject new impetus into the high-quality development of hydrogen vehicles and the new energy industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
The National 14th Five-Year Plan and the HKSAR Government’s Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint (the Blueprint) have been focusing on developing new energy technology and propelling the use of hydrogen and new energy. To further align with the Government’s development direction and policies, APAS and Foshan Xianhu Laboratory coordinate efforts to boost high-quality hydrogen vehicles and the new energy industry in GBA, providing technical support for the utilisation of hydrogen and hydrogen-ammonia technology, and the government policies and strategies.
Mr Allan LAI, General Manager of APAS, said, "The HKSAR Government places great emphasis on developing the hydrogen industry, advocating green transportation, and launching various measures to drive green and environmentally-friendly industries, new energy vehicles, and smart mobility. The Blueprint also prioritises the advancement of new energy technology development. APAS has focused on hydrogen development in recent years, and we have successfully developed the hydrogen fuel cell off-grid charger and hydrogen fuel cell forklift."
Mr SHI Si-qing, Executive Deputy Director of Foshan Xianhu Laboratory, said, "I am very pleased to have reached APAS, a leader in the hydrogen energy technology development in Hong Kong. New energy technology is one of the strategic emerging industries proposed in the National 14th Five-Year Plan. With the collaboration with APAS and combining with our expertise in the hydrogen and new energy development, we could jointly promote the use of new energy and hydrogen energy and establish GBA as an environmentally friendly and livable smart city."
APAS has been collaborating with industry, academia, and research sectors in Hong Kong to develop technology and assist the basic and primary industries in entering or expanding into the new energy vehicle market. Foshan Xianhu Laboratory is a provincial-level laboratory platform in Guangdong Province, focusing on the research and commercialisation of key materials and core technologies in hydrogen and ammonia-hydrogen fusion new energy. In this collaboration, the two parties focus on researching and testing key materials for fuel cells, integrated development of hydrogen vehicles, and other aspects. Through information and technology exchange, demonstration applications, industrial policy recommendation, and support for research and training activities in the hydrogen industry, the partnership aims to promote the application of hydrogen vehicles and the development of new energy in the region.
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