The European Union is interested in Ukrainian biomethane and hydrogen, – the Minister of Energy shutterstock

The European Union is interested in Ukrainian biomethane and hydrogen, – the Minister of Energy

Katerina Belousova

The EU has identified Ukraine as one of the key partners in the development of hydrogen energy

Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko said that the EU is interested in the development of Ukrainian renewable energy sources, in particular biomethane and hydrogen.

He also emphasized the important role of nuclear energy for energy security and stressed Ukraine's readiness to increase electricity exports to Europe, the Ministry of Energy reports on Facebook.

Galushchenko held a meeting with the European Commissioner for Energy, Cardi Simson, as part of a working trip to Brussels. They discussed the security of gas supplies to Europe this winter, ways to strengthen energy security against the backdrop of russia's war against Ukraine.

"In our joint development plans, Ukraine has a significant potential for biomethane production, we are currently working on creating a full-fledged market for this biofuel. Hydrogen also has significant prospects – the EU has already identified Ukraine as one of the key partners in the development of hydrogen energy," Galushchenko noted.

He also added that the increase in electricity supplies to the EU will be a win-win situation, because Europe will receive electricity to replace russian gas, and Ukraine will receive money to maintain the liquidity of the electricity market.

Simson confirmed that a decision should be made within a week to double the amount of electricity imported from Ukraine by European countries. In addition, reverse gas deliveries from EU countries to Ukraine will be increased by the end of the year.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that Ukraine, even during the war, has a significant interest in development of the biomethane market, because it contributes to energy independence, because it reduces the need for natural gas.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, the European Commission intends to create three main ones hydrogen import corridors, one of which is from Ukraine.

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