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Poland participates in the technological race for hydrogen production

Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment submitted the draft version of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy until 2030 with a perspective until 2040, a document that sets ambitious but at the same time realistic goals for the development of hydrogen technologies in Poland.

The strategy provides a total of 40 actions to achieve the set goals, aimed at using the national technological, scientific and research potential in the field of modern hydrogen technologies and the creation of a Polish branch of the hydrogen economy which will affect three major sectors: energy, transport and industry. The strategy also outlines the current state of the hydrogen market, presents the basic technological and business obstacles and sets out the directions in which the market should develop so that it can function on a scale allowing it to compete with conventional fuels in the next decade.

“The ambition of the Government is to develop strong national and local competencies for the production of key components of the hydrogen economy and to use them to maintain the competitiveness of the Polish economy while respecting the environment,” said Minister Michał Kurtyka. “The implementation of this strategy will support a just energy transition and will lead to an increase in the importance of Polish technologies in Europe and in the world.”

Last year, after the European Commission adopted its hydrogen strategy, also Poland announced to take some important steps regarding its own hydrogen agenda, signing a letter of intent with the major energy and transport companies on the Polish market. Signatories of the agreement included leaders of the Polish energy market such as GAZ-SYSTEM, PGNiG, PKN ORLEN and Grupa LOTOS, who declared to cooperate on research and development of hydrogen technologies in various sectors of the economy.

“The hydrogen strategy prepared by the Government is a response to the changes taking place at the European and global level, where there is a technological race in the field of innovative methods of production, transport and use of hydrogen,” added Krzysztof Kubów, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. “Poland’s participation in this race is of strategic importance for the future of the domestic industry.”

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