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Sat Jul 1, 2023, 03:20 PM Jul 2023

Sinopec's first green hydrogen plant starts production

Sinopec's first green hydrogen plant starts production in Xinjiang

Reuters | June 30, 2023

BEIJING, June 30 (Reuters) - China's Sinopec has begun producing green hydrogen at a plant in the western region of Xinjiang, the company said on Friday.

Sinopec's first green hydrogen facility has the capacity to produce 20,000 metric tons of hydrogen a year, using solar power to electrolyse water, the company said in a statement.

That would make it the largest green hydrogen facility operating in the country. Sinopec's facility, along with its production capacity, has hydrogen storage capacity of 210,000 cubic metres and transmission capacity of 28,000 cubic metres per hour, the company said...more

Ningxia, China

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Sinopec's first green hydrogen plant starts production (Original Post) Caribbeans Jul 2023 OP
Cool. I wish the video wasnt cgi. mahina Jul 2023 #1
Which one? Think. Again. Jul 2023 #3
Both mahina Jul 2023 #4
incredible... Think. Again. Jul 2023 #5
Interesting question! I'll think about that. It just looks like obvious cgi- but why exactly? mahina Jul 2023 #7
I looked again and see what you mean... Think. Again. Jul 2023 #8
Thats what i was thinking too. mahina Jul 2023 #9
Great post, Thank You! Think. Again. Jul 2023 #2
Incredible! Not cgi..it's in production! Alexander Of Assyria Jul 2023 #6

Think. Again.

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5. incredible...
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 04:44 PM
Jul 2023

It all looks so real. The details. Little rust marks here and there on the tanks, kind of dreary weather in some sections, Is there some kind of watermark or metadata giving it away?

I don't mean to be rude, but seriously, how can you tell?


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7. Interesting question! I'll think about that. It just looks like obvious cgi- but why exactly?
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 07:26 PM
Jul 2023

I'll think about that.

Re-watching both, the second moreso, and specifically the drone shot style sections. Both include what look like real stills and some video.

The cgi looking parts have a repeating identical sameness to the underbrush. It looks like fancy video game graphics. There is a visual quality of computer animation.

Think. Again.

(9,233 posts)
8. I looked again and see what you mean...
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 08:10 PM
Jul 2023

It is crazy how realistic these things are getting though.

The only thought I had was maybe it was done in CGI as a 'model' of the plans, before it was actually built, to show how it was going to look when completed?

That would make sense, but it doesn't make sense (to me) to do a cgi of the finished plant when they could just film the finished plant, unless doing cgi has now gotten cheaper than actual photography?

Maybe they mixed some of the existing cgi 'plan' footage in with the real photography of the finished plant to get a better video with shots they didn't get when photographing it?

Think. Again.

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2. Great post, Thank You!
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 04:17 PM
Jul 2023

It's great to see that the transition IS actually happening!

Unfortunately, we don't talk much about it here in the States.

Although I have to admit, it makes me a little uneasy that so many other countries are so much farther advanced in non-CO2 energy than we are. That's going to be an important advantage over us very soon.


Alexander Of Assyria

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6. Incredible! Not cgi..it's in production!
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 06:30 PM
Jul 2023

Time to play catch up and share the technology and know how around the world!

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