Six educational and scientific institutions in Russia have created a new consortium for the development of hydrogen technologies, Technologic Hydrogen Valley.
The newly formed consortium will develop technologies involving the entire hydrogen chain, from formation to transmission, safe storage and utility application.
Initiated by Tomsk Polytechnic University, other members include Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of RAS, Samara State Technical University and Sakhalin State University.
“The global energy market is changing and humanity needs new efficient, more environmentally friendly energy sources to be not a substitute, but an alternative to conventional hydrocarbons. And hydrogen will definitely occupy a future energy niche,” said Andrey Yakovlev, Acting Reactor of Tomsk Polytechnic University.
“According to the Hydrogen Council, by 2050 hydrogen will account for 18% of the total global energy demand.”
“For Russia to be a leading player in this future energy market, the scientific community has to combine their knowledge and efforts to increase groundwork in the area of hydrogen technologies.”
“It is impossible to meet these challenges alone. The hydrogen consortium was created for these purposes.”
The consortium is planning to work side by side with the Russian largest companies interested in the development of hydrogen economy.
The members will develop a roadmap for further work soon. The first joint scientific event will be a conference that is scheduled in December 2020.