Russia Economic Minister Peter Altmaier said that Russia and Germany are in close contact to develop a green hydrogen industry. He was speaking at an online conference on strategic cooperation between Russia and Germany on Tuesday. He said that Russia wants to use its solar and wind energy to produce green hydrogen through electrolysis.
The Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that Russia is planning to add hydrogen technology to the list of priorities for special investment contracts. He said that companies on both sides would be interested in developing the hydrogen business.
Russian Deputy Energy Minister, Pavel Sorokin, said that his ministry is developing a hydrogen energy plan, allowing Russia to partner with other key countries in the hydrogen fuel industry. Russia is also in discussion with German companies and finding opportunities across the value chain.
Russia and Germany are discussing hydrogen for some time. Last year Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin stated that Russia is in contact with Germany hydrogen technology companies and identifying various projects for cooperation.
The Russian government also approved a plan to develop hydrogen energy in Russia by 2024. The aim is to increase hydrogen production to support the use of hydrogen in the national energy mix and create export opportunities. Russia goal is to export around 200k tonnes/year of hydrogen by 2024, which would be expanded to 2 million tonnes/year by 2035.