According to China’s Hydrogen Energy Federation, the number of hydrogen stations in China was 128, and the cumulative fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles exceeded 7,000. Of China’s hydrogen gas production in 2019, 63 % was produced from coal, 14 % from natural gas, 21 % from industrial by-products, and only about 2 % from water electrolysis. According to YU Zuping, Chairman of the Expert Committee of the China Hydrogen Energy Federation, the cost of generating electricity from new wind and solar power capacity in China could fall to 0.3 CN¥ per kWh, leading to a cost of producing hydrogen by water electrolysis from renewable energy sources to about 25 CN¥ per kilogram, which is competitive with hydrogen production from natural gas. 

Japan JST China news, April 22, 2021