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TOMSK, Jun 4 – RIA Tomsk. The consortium for the development of hydrogen technologies, created at the initiative of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), was enlarged with new participants; six universities and five companies joined it, TPU's Telegram channel reported on Friday.
Earlier it was reported that in November 2020, TPU initiated the creation of a consortium for the development of hydrogen technologies, its members will conduct joint development of technologies for hydrogen production and its use. The Technological Hydrogen Valley consortium includes six scientific and educational organizations of the Russian Federation.
It was also reported that the intention to join the Hydrogen Valley was announced on behalf of the Dutch scientists by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Russia Gilles Arnout Beschoor Plug, who met with the Governor of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
"New participants joined the Technological Hydrogen Valley consortium. These are six universities and five companies. The decision to include the new participants was taken at the meeting of the Coordinating Council. Now the consortium consists of over 20 universities and research institutes, including Tomsk Consortium of Universities and Scientific Organizations and 16 industrial partners," is said in the report.
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The new participants include National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University, Southern Federal University and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
"All new participants have an impressive background in different areas of hydrogen technologies, and they will definitely strengthen the synergetic effect of our consortium. Now the consortium is forming working groups to overcome the technological barriers that currently hinder the development of hydrogen energy in the country," TPU Acting Rector Andrey Yakovlev is quoted in the report.
According to him, the result of the participants' work will be a public analytical report on the state and prospects of technological development in specific areas along the hydrogen chain.