TOMSK, Dec 23 –
RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Polytechnic University
(TPU) in 2021 plans to create an Internet platform that will be useful to
everyone who relies on the development of hydrogen energy in Russia and is
actively working in this direction, reports a correspondent of RIA Tomsk who
visited a conference dedicated to these issues on Thursday.
Earlier it was
reported that hydrogen energy is one of the leading directions in the
development of environmentally friendly methods of generating energy. The UN
Framework Convention, signed by Russia in 2015, envisages a multiple reduction
of carbon emissions from electricity generation in the next decade.
Polytechnic University in 2020 initiated the creation of a consortium for the
development of hydrogen technologies. It includes six scientific and
educational organizations of the Russian Federation. The participants will
jointly develop technologies along the entire "hydrogen chain": from
production to use of hydrogen. The consortium plans to work closely with the
largest companies in the Russian Federation.
On Thursday, TPU
started a two-day online conference "Hydrogen. Technologies. Future".
Participants – are representatives of universities, institutes of the Russian
Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of
Industry and Trade, heads of the Sakhalin, Samara, Tomsk regions,
vice-governors of St. Petersburg and the Novosibirsk region, as well as
companies relying on hydrogen energy – Gazprom, Gapromneft, SIBUR, Russian
Railways, Severstal, Rosatom. The practical outcome of the conference should be
a digital "hydrogen" platform.
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TPU Acting Rector Andrey Yakovlev
"It will be
a digital open platform for the development of hydrogen energy technologies, in
order to set up the interconnection of scientific groups, organizations and
together form a business value chain. Today at the conference we just got
together to see each other, to expand our area of contacts, and ultimately,
our competency map", – TPU Acting Rector Andrey Yakovlev said.
him, in 2021 TPU will "deploy a website" where each expert will be
able to understand what is happening in the field of hydrogen energy in the
Russian Federation and, if necessary, organize his own working group to solve
certain problems. Tomsk Polytechnic University has a solid groundwork in this
respect – a wide range of technologies for hydrogen production, transport
systems, fuel cells and polymer membranes.
Speaking at the
conference, Governor Sergey Zhvachkin emphasized that the Tomsk region already
has partner regions in the project for the development of hydrogen energy – Samara,
Sakhalin and Novosibirsk regions – each has its own advantages: proximity to
the sales market, research competencies, the ability to use the petrochemical
complex and so on.
not catch up with the climate agenda, which has come to the fore all over the
world, but create the agenda ourselves. Tomorrow the hydrogen project will set
the tone not only in the energy sector, but also in environmental and climate
issues. And here the members of our consortium have a special role", – the
will be closed on December 24 with a round table "Technological fund of
Russia in the field of hydrogen technologies".
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Governor of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin at the conference "Hydrogen. Technologies. Future"