CHINA is drafting a technical standard on fuel cell back-up power
source which has advantages over conventional batteries and it is
also more friendly to the environment, according to industry
The standard, with input from domestic firms, including China
Mobile, China Telecom and telecom equipment producer Huawei
Technologies Co, has been under scrutiny after it was submitted to
the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a source told
Shanghai Daily yesterday.
It is expected to be released as early as the end of this year, the
Fuel cell back-up power source is becoming more popular as it is
light, can generate more power and has better durability compared to
lead-acid batteries. It is also more environmental-friendly without
risks of lead pollution.
Many countries have adopted the new technology in telecom companies’
base stations in hospitals and banks.
Shanghai Peal Hydrogen Power Source Technology Co Ltd, which is
involved in the draft of the standard, is testing most of its power
source to ensure that it meets standards, Shi Tao, an official of
the firm, said.
“A national standard is needed to direct industrial development in
China and also regulate international cooperation,” said Shi.