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Lithuania approves first-ever scheme to support green hydrogen in the transport sector

Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy has approved for the first time, a support scheme for green hydrogen in the transport sector in Klaipėda, Taurage and Vilnius. The goal is to encourage the decarbonisation of this sector.

Overall, the State is allocating 13.3 million euros to three projects. The municipality of Vilnius will receive 5.6 million euros to put into operation 16 hydrogen-powered buses. Second, 4.8 million euros will be given to the seaport of Klaipėda for hydrogen-powered buses planned to be purchased from 2025 until 2030. Furthermore, these funds will be used to build a waste collection vessel, powered by green hydrogen. Finally, 2.9 million euros will be allocated to purchase hydrogen-powered buses in Taurage.

After the implementation of all 3 projects, a total of 5.25 megawatts (MW) of electrolysis capacity will be installed.

The use of hydrogen in the industrial and transport sectors should significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and gradually reduce the impact of these sectors on the environment. Based on the results of the simulation of future scenarios, it is predicted that the demand for low-carbon hydrogen in 2030 In Lithuania, could reach 26 kilotons (approximately one terawatt-hour, TWh) and in 2050 around 380 kt (or 13 TWh).

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