In accordance with the goals of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035 to establish the capacities of wind power plants and solar power plants, the average annual production of "green" hydrogen can be 5.5 billion cubic meters per year. This was told during an online workshop organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Konstantin Gura, acting Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency of Ukraine.
He said that UNECE experts, with the support of the Ministry of Energy and State Energy Efficiency, conducted a study of the potential of hydrogen technologies in Ukraine. The results of the analysis showed the feasibility of introducing a hydrogen economy, the wide scope for this, as well as the benefits of infrastructure connected to the EU.
According to the State Energy Efficiency Agency, the development of hydrogen energy will contribute to enhancing innovation and investment activities, strengthening the economy, increasing the competitiveness of Ukrainian enterprises, energy independence and improving the climate situation in Ukraine.
Recall that German Siemens Energy and Rinat Akhmetov's energy holding DTEK with the support of the governments of Germany and Ukraine have agreed on a pilot project for the production of hydrogen fuel in Mariupol worth 25 million euros and a capacity of 8.5 MW. The hydrogen will be used to make low-emission steel.
Development of hydrogen energy in Ukraine was repeatedly discussed with the leadership of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union, and Ukraine, given the significant potential and infrastructure for the production and transportation of hydrogen, seeks to become a partner of the EU in this direction.