(Yicai Global) June 12 -- The United Nations Development Programme has joined hands with the city of Foshan in southern China's Guangdong province to establish a college program that will train a new generation of hydrogen energy professionals.
The UNDP Hydrogen Economy Vocational College in the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area of China will teach technical skills for students who want to work in the field of hydrogen energy in order to overcome shortcomings of talent in the sector, Chinanews.Com reported.
China has been stepping up its efforts to adopt the clean-burning fuel in its energy mix as it plans to have 10,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and 100 hydrogen charging stations by 2020, with a total output value of CNY300 billion (USD43.4 billion). Foshan intends to put nearly 440 hydrogen vehicles into operation, including almost 430 logistics vehicles and over 10 buses.
The UNDP will hold the first UNDP hydrogen energy industry conference in Foshan this October.
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