"We are planning to test here hydrogen drones, build hydrogen refueling & charging stations, and test high-capacity batteries. <...> The extreme conditions around the station are our benefits. Solutions that work in the Arctic will work everywhere".
Why do we need Snowflake stations? Where will the station take electricity and heat from? Where and how will the Snowflake accumulate energy? How will the energy be distributed? What is the difference between the two stations? What does international engagement in the project look like? Answers to these questions and other details about the project in the Russian article Yandex.Dzen.
“Arctic exploration: developing green energy technology in an extreme region”
The project is also an important step for Russia to begin minimising its carbon footprint. Already established as a major oil and gas producing state, it surprised its climate critics last year by requiring businesses to report their greenhouse gas emissions, which has largely been seen as the country’s first steps towards carbon regulation to combat climate change.
“We don’t have all the answers to all the questions, we want to work with engineers, students, researchers, partners, from other sides of Russia and internationally,” says Vasiliev. “We want to attract partners to do common experimental works, not just in hydrogen but in other renewable energies and in other disciplines,”, said Yury Vasiliev in the interview to the British magazine Power Technology.
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