Active involvement of the scientific community and the development of hydrogen energy for which the first step could be the creation of a Russian-German alliance
I believe that the scientific community could play a key role [in carrying out the tasks needed for the energy transition] because the dialogue on how to count, what to count, and what to evaluate is still open today, and I would like to say that at SkolTech, at the university, we have already created a fairly large centre for the study of sustainable development, and its main focuses include, on the one hand, developing progressive methods in analytics related to resolving these tasks and problems and, on the other hand, developing specific technological solutions for the utilization, storage, and development of solutions for hydrogen energy — Victor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group.
We want to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This is the main goal, and hydrogen energy in this sense would be quite productive because the emissions and carbon footprint would be lower [...] We need infrastructure, we need transportation, and we need pumping, including hydrogen. Of course, hydrogen is great. It’s a special technology that has potential as well as potential for our cooperation. Let’s create a German-Russian alliance for hydrogen energy — Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, OMV AG; President, Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade.
We need to see now how we will handle international cooperation, especially between Russia and Germany. We have many opportunities with [Russia]: we spoke about hydrogen; we can talk about gas. Indeed, it will be a sustainable supply of energy. We can talk about harmonization — Christian Bruch, President, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy AG.