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ROSATOM, Air Liquide and Sakhalin Region sign a MoU for low carbon hydrogen cooperation

Sakhalin Region is becoming a platform for an experiment to achieve carbon neutrality

Moscow, April 23 - Neftegaz.RU. Rusatom Overseas, a ROSATOM subsidiary, Air Liquide, a leading industrial gas producer, and the Government of the Sakhalin region have signed a Memorandum of Understanding stipulating the cooperation for a feasibility study that will explore the possibility of the development of low carbon hydrogen production in the Sakhalin region.

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
Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas, said:
  • 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
Governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko summed up:
  • 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
Rusatom providing its international customers with a unique integrated offer that includes the construction of different capacity Russian-designed nuclear power plants and Centers of Nuclear Science and Technologies.
The company has also been appointed as Industry-specific Integrator for Hydrogen Energy and refers to one of the strategic directions of development of the Russian nuclear industry.

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Source : Neftegaz.RU

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