At the meeting of President Vladimir Putin with foreign investors at SPIEF-2021, hydrogen energy was discussed, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said. According to him, investors from Australia, Austria, Germany and France were interested in projects in this area.
“Three or four questions were raised on this topic. They really offered their opportunities that they have. On the other hand, they asked what conditions Russia has to develop. Such a dialogue, because we must understand what foreigners need in order for them to come here, “Mr. Novak told reporters (quoted by Interfax).
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the President confirmed his interest in such cooperation and told what plans Russia has for the development of hydrogen energy. “He identified this as our new strategic direction in the energy sector, which needs to be worked on,” added Mr Novak.
According to Kommersant’s information, Rosatom can start producing up to 100 thousand tons of hydrogen per year on Sakhalin by installing modernized floating nuclear power units there. According to analysts, this will require the construction of 450-550 MW of nuclear generation, which can cost up to 200 billion rubles.
More details – in the material of “Kommersant” “Sakhalin was sucked into hydrogen”.