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Estonia making preparations for introducing hydrogen energy

BC, Tallinn, 09.07.2020.Print version
he Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is developing a pilot project on hydrogen with a view to making preparations for developing the hydrogen energy sector and testing the chain for the production and consumption of hydrogen in Estonia, writes LETA/BNS.

A call for applications to be announced next year will see selected projects involving comprehensive chains of hydrogen production and consumption that will receive state support. 


Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas said that the hydrogen technology has a lot of potential as an energy source and has synergy in various sectors, but there are currently few working examples of it in the world. 


"This is why I plan to acquaint myself on the production and usage of hydrogen in Germany in the fall in order to better comprehend the opportunities it provides in Estonia," the minister said.

Aas said that hydrogen energy also has great potential in terms of meeting the 2030+ climate policy objectives and it is clear that preparations for it must already begin at the start of this decade.


"In order for us to switch to environmentally sustainable energy production, the consumption of renewable energy must also be significantly larger in still air and when the sun doesn't shine," the minister said.


The Government Office in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are planning to commission a study into the employment of Estonia's hydrogen resources for the purpose of mapping out the opportunities and bottlenecks of hydrogen production and consumption.


The study will also cover the socio-economic implications of the strategy and whether or not the sector will require state support.


Estonia commends the EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, which boost the global transition to clean energy and climate neutral economy.






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