Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe, Yorgo Chazimarkakis, confirmed that Ukraine is seen as a key EU partner in the development of hydrogen technologies. According to him, cooperation will be promising due to the use of hydrogen in various industries, energy, transport and will contribute to economic growth.
According to the State Energy Efficiency Agency, Ukraine has significant potential for hydrogen production. Taking into account the goals of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035 to establish the capacities of WPPs and SPPs, the average annual production of "green" hydrogen may amount to 5.5 million cubic meters.
Thanks to this potential, as well as the existing infrastructure connected to the EU, Ukraine has been identified as a priority partner of the EU in the production and use of "green" hydrogen.
“To develop this sector, together with the Ministry of Energy and partners, we are working on the development of a roadmap. A corresponding dialogue has already begun with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. In parallel, the issue of potential pilot projects in this area is being worked out, ”said Konstantin Gura, acting Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Agency, during a discussion with representatives of the Association "Hydrogen Europe" and other stakeholders on the topic: "Hydrogen as a new business area in Ukraine".
The European Union intends to establish rules for hydrogen trade with Ukraine as part of plans to use low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions, declared the EU Commissioner for Energy.
“We need proper regulations for reliable cross-border trade in renewable and low-carbon hydrogen,” said Kadri Simson.