Japanese engineering company Hitachi Zosen and China’s Yulin Chemical will work together to develop renewable natural gas for industrial and household use. The two companies will oversee the trial project in China’s Yulin Economic and Technological Development Zone in northern Shaanxi Province.
Hitachi Zosen will build a plant that produces methane from hydrogen and carbon dioxide, which will be supplied from local factories by Yulin Chemical.
The project is part of an initiative that is backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and China’s National Development and Reform Commission.
The plant, capable of producing 17,657 cubic feet (500 m3) of synthetic methane an hour, will be among the largest of its kind when it begins operation in 2025, according to the company.