The Board of Directors of PJSC Gazprom took note of the information on the production and use of hydrogen, the implementation of export supplies of hydrogen and methane-hydrogen mixtures using the existing gas infrastructure.
It is noted that recently, hydrogen energy is considered in many countries as one of the key areas in the implementation of national strategies for low-carbon development. At the same time, hydrogen is a secondary energy resource - additional energy is required for its production, which is reflected in its cost. Most of the foreign projects announced in this area are being implemented at the expense of government subsidies and benefits, while a common world market for "energetic" hydrogen does not exist today.
It is important for Gazprom to develop its own technological competencies in the field of hydrogen energy, using the unique properties of natural gas - environmental friendliness and efficiency. In this regard, the company is considering several areas of using hydrogen as an energy resource.
First of all, this is the development of innovative technologies for the use of methane-hydrogen fuel in our own production activities, as well as the development of innovative technologies for the production of hydrogen from methane without CO2 emissions and methods of its transportation, including for export.
The large-scale introduction of such technologies will create additional demand for natural gas as a feedstock for hydrogen production.
The Management Board was instructed to ensure the implementation of work aimed at developing priority areas of hydrogen energy based on natural gas.
The Board of Directors also took note of the information on the results of work on import substitution in 2020 and the achieved production, financial and economic effect, approved the report on the implementation of the corporate plan for import substitution of PJSC Gazprom in 2020.