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The Sakhalin authorities will be engaged in the development of the production of hydrogen fuel. This was announced by the governor of the region Valery Limarenko during a round table on hydrogen energy at the Far East forum “Oil and Gas of Sakhalin – 2020”.

“Today, all world energy leaders are moving towards hydrogen as the most promising fuel that meets all the concepts of green energy. Therefore, our task is to immediately orient ourselves, assess the possibilities of developing the hydrogen theme on Sakhalin,” Limarenko said.

According to him, it is necessary to invite companies trading in hydrogen to the region and begin to establish supply chains. It is also important, he noted, to establish interaction with scientists and hydrogen producers on an industrial scale in order to launch the necessary installations on the island. “Judging by the pace in this situation, it will take about 5 years before the industrial installation in the medium term,” Limarenko said.

As Dmitry Kholkin, a representative of NTI “Energy”, said during his speech at the event, this year an energy strategy was approved, where the development of hydrogen energy is one of the priority areas. By 2035, the country should reach 2 million tons of export supplies of hydrogen, which can be used in the housing and utilities sector, as fuel for vehicles, trains, and ships.

“Sakhalin appears to be one of the most successful regions in order to develop hydrogen energy and develop the eastern direction of export. This is a distance in comparison with other competing countries. In this market, Australia, in particular, are trying to build their strategy. Japan in order to supply hydrogen fuel. In the prime cost of the price of hydrogen supplied to the consumer, the cost of delivery is from 30% to 70%, “Kholkin said. He added that the island has differentiated sources and capacities that can be used to produce hydrogen – this is natural gas, and the availability of power reserves in the power system, and a large wind potential (about 3 million tons of hydrogen per year).

At the end of July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree extending the timeline for implementing the country’s national development goals until 2030. New national goals advance the environmental agenda and reinforce key environmental targets. In this regard, the topic of the development of “green” energy has gained particular relevance.

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The Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2020 Far East Forum opened on Wednesday in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and brought together about 300 participants, including representatives of science, government, companies and oil and gas experts from Russia, Japan, Great Britain and China.

A source: TASS

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