Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen supplier to refineries to assist in making cleaner burning transportation fuels, today announced it is supplying hydrogen to power a fleet of more than 50 hydrogen fuel cell buses in operation at the Asian Games and Asian Para Games from November 12–December 19 in Guangzhou City, China. It is another energy conservation and new-energy vehicle demonstration project similar to the one Air Products won in China for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Powered by Air Products’ hydrogen, the fuel cell buses of the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Centre (CEAEC) of Tongji University will shuttle athletes and government officials between facilities during the Games. The goal of this effort is to achieve zero-emission transportation at the Games’ venues and promote low vehicle emissions in surrounding areas. Air Products is also providing liquid nitrogen for use at the hydrogen fueling station.

“We would like to thank Tongji University and are honored to play a role in supporting the Chinese government’s commitment to making the Asian Games a high-technology, environmentally-friendly and energy-saving event,” said CS Saw, Asia vice president, Liquid Bulk and Generated Gases for Air Products. “For an event like this, reliable and safe supply is critical. This win underscores our strong supply position in South China and also our leading position in supporting the Chinese government in the commercialization of new-energy vehiclesto build a greener world.”