Hydrogen is a new environmentally friendly fuel for cars, trains and airplanes. It does not lead to harmful emissions, which accelerate the process of global warming. This is assured by Alexander Repkin, who heads the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council. It was he who certified the first hydrogen car in Ukraine - now such a car has Ukrainian numbers.
The plans for the coming years are the development of infrastructure for hydrogen transport. Among the first steps is the certification of another car and the creation of the first hydrogen filling station in Ukraine. In the meantime, the car will be refueled in neighboring Poland. According to Repkin, hydrogen cars will soon become as commonplace as electric cars.
“Bringing a car here in transit does not mean leaving it in Ukraine,” says Alexander. - Our car will drive on Ukrainian roads, and therefore the car has already passed the appropriate certification and received Ukrainian numbers. The process was complicated, and not everyone would decide on it, since this is a personal investment, and the risk of not being certified is great. It took us a month and a half to do this - the car had to be properly classified in order for it to meet current safety standards. But it was difficult only because this is the first certification. Now, everyone who wishes to clear customs for a hydrogen car will only take three days to complete it. ”
One of the leading countries in the field of hydrogen energy is Japan, which even made the current Olympic Games as environmentally friendly as possible thanks to hydrogen. Therefore, it is not surprising that the first Ukrainian hydrogen machine is made in Japan.
The global goal of the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council and all those working on the hydrogen strategy is to make Ukraine the main exporter of hydrogen for the EU countries due to the good potential of renewable energy sources.