Within the framework of the Russian Energy Week 2021 International Forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Head of Department of Gazprom PJSC Oleg Aksyutin signed an Agreement of Intent for the development of a high-tech area in the Russian Federation decarbonization of industry and transport based on natural gas ".
The agreement, in particular, is aimed at accelerating the development of technologies based on natural gas in the field of hydrogen energy, the creation of pilot projects.
In accordance with the document, Gazprom will develop and submit a roadmap for approval to the Government of the Russian Federation. It will define targets for technological development, as well as an action plan to achieve them.
Gazprom and the Government of the Russian Federation will implement the roadmap jointly, with the involvement of stakeholders.
On August 5, 2021, by order of the Russian government, the Concept for the Development of Hydrogen Energy was approved.
Stage 1 of the program is designed for the next 3.5 years:
- involves the creation of specialized clusters and the implementation of pilot projects for the production and export of hydrogen,
- the use of hydrogen energy in the domestic market.
The following stages are planned:
- to create large export-oriented production facilities,
- go to the serial application of hydrogen technologies in various sectors of the economy from petrochemicals to housing and communal services.
The draft agreement with Gazprom was approved by the Russian government in September 2021.