Gazprom to advance hydrogen production tech
Russian giant Gazprom has set its sights on advancing technologies for the production of hydrogen.
The company noted that many countries view hydrogen energy as an area essential for the implementation of national low-carbon development strategies.
At the same time, hydrogen is a secondary energy source, i.e. additional energy is required to produce it, which has an effect on its cost price.
However, the company notes in its statement that most of the current foreign projects announced in this field are funded by state subsidies and reliefs, adding that there is no general global market of “energy” hydrogen today.
At the present time, the Gazprom Group’s facilities produce over 350,000 tons of hydrogen by various technologies, which is then used to derive different products from it.
The company has now turned its sights towards accumulation its own technological competencies in the sector and is eyeing the use of hydrogen as an energy source in several areas.
These areas include the development of innovative technologies for the utilization of methane-hydrogen fuel in the company’s production activities, as well as the development of innovative technologies for the production of hydrogen from methane with zero СО2 emissions and the development of hydrogen transportation methods, inter alia, for the purpose of export.
The large-scale implementation of such technologies will create additional demand for natural gas as a feedstock for hydrogen production