The subject of energy transition has not just reached Russia, it has rapidly moved to the foreground of debate about the future of the national energy sector.
Special attention is now drawn to hydrogen: this subject is being touted day and night, snowballing.
Just a short while ago hydrogen was something exotic, but today the Energy Ministry has already drawn up an entire Hydrogen Energy Development Programme planning to export 100 billion dollars’ worth of hydrogen in 30 years. No effort is spared to portray Russia as all but a “hydrogen superpower.” Hydrogen must become the answer to Europe’s abandonment of hydrocarbons: we expect it to be hydrogen that we will be able to offer the global market instead of oil and gas.
Hydrogen lobbyists are not really worried that there is no hydrogen market today; that Europe so far recognises only “green” hydrogen produced using renewable energy; that there is no clear understanding of reliable hydrogen transport schemes. They say that if we think too long, we will miss the opportunity to restructure our energy sector and the economy in general.
Our report is an attempt to clarify who and why promotes the hydrogen topic in Russia and what really strong aspects this project has.
From the report you will learn:
- Which of government regulators is in charge of hydrogen and what initiatives they advance
- How adequate the government strategy is for hydrogen production development
- Who will finance hydrogen production development
- Who the main lobbyists for hydrogen are at bureaucratic and corporate levels
- What corporations and for what reasons promote hydrogen, what their strong and weak points are at the start of the Russian hydrogen project
- How the subject of methane/hydrogen mixtures is connected with the fight against Gazprom’s export monopoly
- What the hydrogen topic looks like in the regional aspect: what regions announce what projects
2. HOW HYDROGEN AGENDA IS SET IN RUSSIA. EXTERNAL BACKGROUND FOR RUSSIA’S EMERGING ENTHUSIASM WITH HYDROGEN
3. EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT POLICY ON HYDROGEN
- Hydrogen in Russian Official Energy Policy
- Development of Regulatory Framework for Hydrogen
- Meaning of Hydrogen Agenda to Russian Companies
4. KEY REGULATORS OF RUSSIAN HYDROGEN MARKET DEVELOPMENT
- Energy Ministry and Respective Deputy Prime Minister, Novak
- Industry and Trade Ministry
- Economic Development Ministry
5. COMPANIES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BE INVOLVED IN IMPLEMENTING HYDROGEN STRATEGY
6. HYDROGEN PROJECTS IN RUSSIAN REGIONS
- Kaliningrad Region
- Moscow Region
- Magadan Region
- Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
- Sakhalin Region
7. KEY CONCLUSIONS
All materials and sources used for issuing each report are thoroughly verified and analyzed by experts. The information is based on industry statistics, data of oil and gas companies, information of federal and regional mass-media, materials of conferences and round tables.
The analyst has pored on the following goals:
- Analyses of oil & gas and power industries, political risks within the energy sector, geopolitical problems in connection with the production of hydrocarbons and their supply to the global market, strategic development of companies, new production and transportation projects
- Consulting on the influence of political factors on the oil & gas business, decision-making within Russian energy companies and government bodies dealing with the energy industry
- Development of energy business concepts in Russia
- PR services for oil & gas corporations
- Analysis of images and reputations of energy corporations