Based on the positive results of the feasibility study, RAOS and Air Liquide are preparing for the next stage of the project - FEED.
The Government of the Sakhalin Region expressed its support for the project and highlighted its importance for the development of the region.
The project is being carried out within the framework of a MoU signed by the parties in April 2021.
Valery Limarenko, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, said:
- The project for the production of low-carbon hydrogen on Sakhalin Island by steam reforming of methane using environmentally friendly technologies for capturing CO2 emissions is developing successfully
- Together with our partners, we have completed the 1st fundamental stage of the future complex
- This is a very important project for our region, and we look forward to its successful implementation
Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas, said:
- We see that many companies from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region pay great attention to the development of the hydrogen economy and are interested in importing low-carbon hydrogen from Russia
- We are already negotiating with potential partners in Japan and the Republic of Korea to launch an international supply chain for low-carbon hydrogen from 2025
Over the next few years it plans to act as an investor and developer, with a longer-term goal of becoming a hydrogen technology provider – including launching the production of electrolysers.