Alexander Repkin, President of the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council, said that the development of the hydrogen economy is included in the National Economic Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2030.
“Now the EU countries are at the beginning of their work in this direction. We are standing on the same step. I am sure that thanks to the working groups in the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Energy and Housing and Utilities and our cooperation with the inter-factional association in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, we can not catch up, but march alongside the EU. The Europeans, in turn, are actively sharing information and initiatives in this area, ”A. Repkin said during an interview about the prospects for hydrogen energy and the steps that Ukraine is actively taking on this path.
As you know, Ukraine has been identified as a priority partner of the EU in the production of hydrogen. In addition, according to the Green Hydrogen Initiative 2x40 gigawatt, the creation of 10 GW of new capacities for the production of green hydrogen has been allocated to Ukraine.
The Ministry of Energy, together with the State Energy Efficiency and partners, has already explored the potential of hydrogen energy in Ukraine and work is underway to develop a development strategy for this area until 2050.
"In the near future we will strengthen our work with the EIB, the World Bank and other institutions that provide technical assistance to Ukraine, because this is one of the priority tasks of Ukraine," A. Repkin emphasized.