Yury Vasiliev, executive director of the Institute of Arctic Technologies, presented the IAS Snowflake project and shared the particular features of using hydrogen energy in the Arctic climate, as well as noted the importance of developing the hydrogen industry and applying modern technologies in practice.
“Hydrogen energy combined with renewables (wind/solar) is a global trend around which the world's major industrial players and research institutes are consolidating. The governments of many countries have already adopted their national "Hydrogen Strategies" outlining the gradual transition of economies to clean energy by 2035-2040. Russia has something to learn from its international partners as well as something to demonstrate!
The IAS Snowflake – the global first-of-its-kind fully autonomous year-round diesel-free arctic facility powered by hydrogen fuel and renewable energy sources (wind and solar energy). Russia with partners will practically demonstrate the most environmentally friendly energy technologies that are becoming a new technological basis of the 30-40s of the 21st century.
According to the Russia's Energy Strategy 2035, adopted on 09.Jun.20, one of the main goals is – “to become one of the global leaders in the hydrogen power production and export” and I believe that the IAS Snowflake will be one of the main drivers for the development of hydrogen energy and its application in the Arctic!”, said Yury Vasiliev.
Note: The International Hydrogen Conference IH2CON was organized with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and the Committee on energy policy and energy efficiency of the Russian Federation.
More information about the conference on the website IH2CON.