Henan, China – Continental AG and Chinese hydrogen technology specialist Censtar H2-Electricity Science & Technology have agreed to develop dispensing hose solutions for hydrogen refueling stations in China.
The two partners, which have been collaborating on conventional gasoline refueling hose assemblies since 2010, will establish a dedicated team for specific projects to deliver “safe and efficient hydrogen dispensing,” Conti announced 28 May.
The collaboration will address strict performance requirements for hydrogen-related hose systems, such as high chemical stability, low permeability, resistance to high pressure, aging and hydrogen embrittlement.
As part of the agreement, Continental will leverage its experience in the field of rubber and thermoplastics to develop high-performance hose solutions for hydrogen dispensing and transferring while Censtar will provide its market know-how in hydrogen dispensers in China and technical requirements within the industry.
“The expansion of our cooperation is a further milestone on our joint mission to actively shape the future of low-emission mobility in China,” said Andreas Gerstenberger, responsible for Continental’s industrial fluid solutions business.
Conti, he went on to say, is working on “safe and loss-free hydrogen supply systems” and is also developing various vehicle components, such as lines, hoses and engine mounts, suitable for hydrogen fueling stations.