There is no way back. We can discuss it as much as we like, but the fact is, hydrogen is a new form of fuel throughout the world. And we need to treat it not as a threat, but as an opportunity – simply by virtue of the fact that the country boasts a number of unparalleled competitive advantages. We know that all our neighbouring markets in the nations of Asia and Europe are building their hydrogen strategy on import dependence – they will not have enough of their own hydrogen. And this represents an opportunity to gain a foothold in these markets — Alisher Kalanov, Head of the Investment Division, RUSNANO.
We have an excellent foundation for moving in this direction. We can see that the technology exists to varying degrees, and it is absolutely realistic over the next 10 years to move into large‑scale production, and to do so in a way that is acceptable from an economic point of view — Yury Gavrilov, Strategy and M&A Director, METALLOINVEST LLC.
There is no longer any doubt about it – hydrogen power is gaining ground. A few years back, only three countries had hydrogen strategies in place – France, Japan, and South Korea. Today, there are almost 20 such strategies, and it’s all very well to say that action has been limited to these strategies, but the reality is that investment projects worth USD 200 billion are already under way, and there are plans for future projects worth USD 500 billion. This is an enormous market, a major trend, and Russia should undoubtedly play a leading role — Anton Moskvin, Vice President for Marketing and Business Development, Rusatom Overseas.