Central regions | Energy, utilities | Technology & innovation
Russia adopts hydrogen fuel development strategy
11 Aug '21
Yesterday, Prime Minister Mishustin approved Russia’s framework for a long-term strategy to develop hydrogen fuel technologies, the USRBC reported, citing a special Government decree (in Russian).
There are three major stages the strategy envisions. Between 2021 and 2024, pilot projects must be implemented to produce, utilize, and export hydrogen. For a decade that follows, Russia plans to begin commercial, export-oriented production of hydrogen at large facilities, and increase domestic use of hydrogen fuel through pilot projects. By 2050, hydrogen exports should be expanded to make Russia a leading exporter of hydrogen fuel and generation equipment to the European Union and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Domestically, Russia plans to begin “broad utilization” of hydrogen technologies in power generation, transport, and other industries.
To achieve the strategy’s goals, Russia plans to develop low-carbon hydrogen production technologies, establish “consortia” to manufacture hydrogen production and power generation equipment as well as vehicle charging stations and liquefied hydrogen transportation and storage facilities.