Russia and Germany flag hydrogen cooperation

Russia and Germany flag hydrogen cooperation

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said at the webcast meeting that Russia and Germany had agreed that it was important to implement joint projects in hydrogen energy, in comments shared by the Russian government online.

He said he would order the energy ministry to present one or two initial project ideas from the Russian side, in response to suggestions from the German team.

Both countries would benefit from intensifying energy cooperation, including, on Russia’s part, building up renewables and hydrogen value chains, Novak said.

"We believe that (hydrogen) is one of the promising sources of energy in future," Reuters cited him as saying.

"Germany will play a decisive role in promoting hydrogen energy in the European region. We hope for alliances in that sphere," he said.

According to Novak, Russia was also going to engage in digitisation efforts to boost its energy systems with view to closer integration with western partners.