The MOU is a 1st step in fostering the development of a hydrogen economy targeting applications in both the domestic and overseas markets.
This will contribute to development of the low carbon industry in the Sakhalin region.
Marilene Turcotte, General Director of Air Liquide in Russia, said:
- We are delighted to explore this energy transition opportunity in cooperation with Rusatom Overseas and the Sakhalin region
- This cooperation for decarbonised growth contributes to the objectives of the Sakhalin region to reach carbon neutrality by 2025
- In the future, the creation of a complex for the production of low-carbon hydrogen on the island of Sakhalin opens up opportunities for its export to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region
- We plan to receive the results of the technical and economic assessment of the project and the primary design documentation by the end of 2021, after which we will be able to make the most efficient decision on the volume of hydrogen production
- It is expected that the production rate can range from 30 to 100 000 tons per year
- Today, the Sakhalin Region is becoming a platform for an experiment to achieve carbon neutrality
- We plan to launch new investment projects, which, among other things, will contribute to solving this problem
- We have minimized administrative barriers: we have reduced the time for issuing building permits, registering enterprises, registering real estate objects