The implementation of hydrogen projects in the long-term will contribute to the decarbonisation of the Ukrainian economy\'s export-oriented sectors, according to Oleksiy Ryabchyn
The implementation of hydrogen projects in the long-term will contribute to the decarbonisation of the Ukrainian economy's export-oriented sectors, according to Oleksiy Ryabchyn, Advisor to the Naftogaz CEO on low-carbon business development and the EU Green Deal.
“We are talking about the possibility of hydrogen production in Ukraine for export, or processing into “green” ammonia. The latter can be transported to the EU or used in the domestic market by agricultural companies to meet the high environmental criteria of EU premium markets. We can also talk about metallurgy, which faces the challenge of carbon footprint reduction in tighter climate regulations,” he commented, speaking at the 12th Adam Smith International Ukrainian Energy Forum.
Ryabchyn stressed that Naftogaz is open for discussion regarding hydrogen production and consumption projects with business representatives, and also conducts high-level dialogue with EU member states on the issue.
“At this stage of hydrogen market development, it is reasonable to test and implement pilot projects. Hence, Ukraine will be able not only to observe the ongoing discussion in Europe, but also to prepare proposals based on its own experience,” added the advisor.
Oleksiy Ryabchyn is convinced that hydrogen has significant potential and the relevant energy sector will significantly develop in Europe during the next 10 years.
In addition, Naftogaz CEO Yury Vitrenko recently declared that the company is ready to become an engine of development for the hydrogen economy in Ukraine. The issue of “green” hydrogen transportation was discussed during the visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Berlin on 11-12 July 2021.
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