Two robust gamers teaming as much as develop hose options for protected and environment friendly hydrogen transport at filling stations for the Chinese language market
The expertise firm Continental and the Chinese language hydrogen specialist Censtar H2-Electrical energy Science & Expertise intend to broaden their strategic cooperation for the Chinese language market. The businesses have formally signed an settlement aimed toward creating meting out hose options for hydrogen refueling stations. Sooner or later, Continental and Censtar will work collectively to drive future mobility, thus additional advancing carbon-neutrality. Hydrogen has a really broad flammability vary and thus protected and environment friendly hydrogen meting out is likely one of the key processes at hydrogen refueling stations. Subsequently, stricter necessities apply to the efficiency of hydrogen-related hose methods, for instance concerning increased chemical stability, low permeability, resistance to excessive stress, growing old and hydrogen embrittlement. The 2 companions will set up a devoted staff chargeable for in-depth cooperation on particular initiatives.
Tune Qi (left), head of enterprise space ContiTech in China and Wei Yu, Enterprise Head Censtar shaking palms on the signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between Continental and Censtar H2-Electrical energy Science & Expertise.
Andreas Gerstenberger, chargeable for the Industrial Fluid Options enterprise unit at Continental, remarked: “The enlargement of our cooperation is an additional milestone on our joint mission to actively form the way forward for low-emission mobility in China, and hydrogen and gas cell expertise are main constructing blocks. Clear mobility not solely hinges on the required expertise for automobiles, but in addition on a complete community of hydrogen filling stations. Secure and loss-free hydrogen provide methods are important for the environment friendly refueling of gas cell automobiles. We’re already within the means of creating varied car parts for the aim, for instance traces, hoses and engine mounts appropriate for a nationwide roll-out of hydrogen fueling stations.”
Pooling experience: material-related, technological and market know-how
Based mostly on the settlement, Continental will leverage its world expertise within the subject of rubber and thermoplastics to develop high-performance hose options for hydrogen meting out and transferring whereas Censtar will present its market know-how in hydrogen dispensers in China, hydrogen storage methods and hydrogen business, together with market development, technical necessities and so forth.
“It’s notably thrilling for us to succeed in strategic cooperation with Continental, which marks a brand new milestone in our cooperation,” commented Wei Yu, who’s heading the enterprise of Censtar. Ever since 2010, Continental has been supplying standard gasoline refueling hose assemblies to Censtar.