Turkmenistan approves hydrogen energy development roadmap

Oil&Gas Materials 29 January 2022 10:31 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan approves hydrogen energy development roadmap

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 29

By Amina Nazarli - Trend:

Turkmenistan approved the Roadmap for the development of international cooperation of Turkmenistan in the field of hydrogen energy for 2022-2023, Trend reports citing Orient news agency.

As a result, it is planned to establish a close partnership with the United Nations Center for Climate Technology, which has been operating since 2013 under the auspices of UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).

Documents have already been prepared for the implementation of projects to be signed between the UN Center and Turkmenistan's Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.

Turkmenistan approved the National Climate Change Strategy in 2019, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the country by 2030.

The introduction of high-tech solutions to ensure environmental safety, including the development of low-carbon energy, is given priority. In this regard, hydrogen as a fuel resource not only has a high energy value but also has dependable environmental characteristics.

Hydrogen is now used as a fuel in all modes of transportation, from automobiles to airplanes and ships. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) hydrogen will cover up to 12 percent of global energy use by 2050.

The chemical industry is one of Turkmenistan's fastest growing industries. Turkmenistan's hydrocarbon fuel reserves enable the development of industrial production of future fuel.

The Central Asian country has enormous potential in the production of this fuel since natural gas is the primary energy source for the production of hydrogen.