Article 1 [Goals] To promote the efforts for building a new energy comprehensive utilization demonstration area in Huangpu district, and boost the development of the hydrogen energy industry, Huangpu district and Guangzhou Development District (GDD) formulates the measures in line with the actual circumstances in the district.
Article 2 [Applicable scope] The measures are applicable to enterprises or institutions, which have their industrial and commercial registration, taxation and statistics administration under the jurisdiction of Huangpu district and GDD and zones entrusted by or governed by them (hereinafter referred to as the district) while meeting the following conditions:
(I) An independent legal person or non-legal person organization with a sound financial system, and independent accounting;
(II) Abide by the law in production, operation and management, and is well-equipped with all required legal permits, not been subject to any administrative penalty from the environmental protection authority within one year, and has not committed any environment-related crime within three years;
(III) Not subject to any safe production administrative penalty caused by any material violation of law with high social harm within one year, and has not caused any major accidents involving safe production liability within three years;
(IIII) Complies with relevant national, provincial, municipal and district credit management regulations, and has not been publicly rebuked for behaviors of mistrust by relevant departments within three years.
Enterprises or institutions that are established within one year or three years are also to comply with the measures.
Article 3 [Investment and settlement support] Major projects newly invested in hydrogen energy enterprises or research institutes with more than 50 million yuan ($7.7 million) invested in fixed assets that are put into production or put into operation on time as scheduled in the investment agreement, land-rental contract or project record-filing, will be rewarded with a subsidy of 10 percent of the actual total investment of the project.
Key component product projects that meet the national fuel cell vehicle demonstration requirements and enjoy national demonstration support, with a fixed asset investment of more than 500 million yuan, will benefit from a subsidy of 15 percent of the total fixed asset investment. The same enterprise or institute can obtain the above investment and settlement support without exceeding 100 million yuan.
Article 4 [Research institutes recognition support] A subsidy of 5 million yuan will be given to hydrogen energy research institutes or inspection and testing institutions independently or jointly recognized by provincial departments. A subsidy of 10 million yuan will be given to hydrogen energy research institutes or inspection and testing institutions independently or jointly recognized by national ministries or commissions. And the subsidy for each institution will not exceed 10 million yuan.
Article 5 [Industry association support] The industry associations in the field of hydrogen energy legally registered and established under the functional departments of the national, provincial or municipal governments will be given a lump sum subsidy of up to 1 million yuan, 600,000 or 400,000 respectively, and the subsidy for each association will not exceed 1 million yuan.
Article 6 [Industrial park support] A lump sum subsidy of 250,000 yuan will be given to the operation and management organization from recognized hydrogen energy industrial parks, and an annual subsidy of 50 percent of the actual management and operation costs, which will not exceed 1 million yuan, will be given to the operation and management organization and will last three years at most.
If a hydrogen energy industrial park has introduced more than six hydrogen energy enterprises or institutions, which have paid more than 1 million yuan in registered capital and have operated normally for more than one year after entering the park, the operation and management organization of the industrial park will be given a subsidy of 50,000 yuan for each introduced enterprise or institution, and the subsidy for each industrial park will not exceed 1 million yuan per year.
If hydrogen energy enterprises or institutions that meet the above introductory conditions and have settled in the recognized hydrogen energy industrial parks or other carriers where they rent offices and production workshops for their own use, 50 percent of the actual rent of offices will be given, and per square meter of the production workshops will be subsidized at 10 yuan per month. The subsidy for each enterprise will not exceed 1 million yuan per year, and the subsidy will last three years at most.
Article 7 [Hydrogenation station support] Subsidies will be given to hydrogenation stations built and put into operation within the validity period of the measures with daily hydrogenation capacity (calculated according to the gas filling capacity of the compressor working 12 hours a day) of more than 500 kg. If a station is a comprehensive energy supply station integrating oil, hydrogen, gas and electricity, it will enjoy a subsidy of 2.5 million yuan. If it is a fixed hydrogenation station with independent land occupation, it will enjoy a subsidy of 2 million yuan. For skid-mounted hydrogenation stations, 500,000 yuan will be subsidized. If the financial subsidy at all levels obtained by each hydrogenation station exceeds 5 million yuan or 50 percent of the fixed assets of the hydrogenation station, the excess part will not be subsidized.
Operation subsidy for hydrogen station: in 2021, if the sales price of hydrogen is not higher than 35 yuan/kg, the subsidy will be 20 yuan/kg; In 2022 and 2023, if the sales price of hydrogen is not higher than 30 yuan/kg, the subsidy will be 15 yuan/kg. If the total amount of operation subsidies at all levels obtained for selling hydrogen at each hydrogenation station exceeds the above limit, the excess portion will not be subsidized.
Article 8 [Fund superposition support] Projects that are funded by the national, provincial or municipal departments, will enjoy a fund superposition support of 100 percent, 70 percent and 50 percent of the awards respectively, not exceeding 5 million yuan, 3 million yuan and 1 million yuan respectively.
Article 9 [Finance support] For bank loans for production or research and development obtained by hydrogen energy enterprises or institutions through commercial banks or financing guarantees, a subsidy of 50 percent of the total payable interest shall be given according to the bank loan contract and interest receipt limited by the loan prime rate (LPR) in the same period published by the national interbank lending center. The subsidy for each enterprise will not exceed 5 million yuan per year, and the subsidy will last three years at most.
Hydrogen energy enterprises or institutions in the initial stage that obtain investment from venture capital institutions for the first time within the validity period of the measures, will enjoy a subsidy of 10 percent of the actual investment, which will not exceed 5 million yuan for each enterprise.
Article 10 [Supplementary articles] Major projects that have strong impetus and make great contribution to the regional development will enjoy main support from the district separately upon approval of the district's government and the administrative committee.
The fund will be used for supporting projects that meet provisions of the measures. Unless otherwise stipulated, for any project or item that meets the provisions of the measures and other supporting policies of the district concurrently (including the policies on supportive funds or budget to be offered by the district required by the superior authorities), the provision with higher award shall prevail and the same awards shall not be granted in superposition. The total amount of fiscal support received by a single project from the higher-level governments and the district shall not exceed the total amount of self-collected funds of the project's implementary organization. The taxes related to the subsidies shall be paid by enterprises or institutions.
The measures shall come into effect as of the date of promulgation and shall remain valid for three years. The Measures to Enhance Hydrogen Energy Industry Development of Guangzhou Huangpu District and Guangzhou Development District shall be abolished simultaneously.