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Rusatom Overseas and Air Liquide to construct a hydrogen production complex on Sakhalin Island

Having received positive results on the feasibility study for the construction of a hydrogen production complex on Sakhalin Island, Rusatom Overseas (RAOS), a company within the Rosatom State Corporation Group and Air Liquide are moving forward with the next stage of the project.

The hydrogen production complex construction is being carried out within the framework of a memorandum of understanding signed between the Government of the Sakhalin Region, RAOS and Air Liquide.

“The project for the production of low-carbon hydrogen on Sakhalin Island by steam reforming of methane using environmentally friendly technologies for capturing CO2 emissions is developing successfully”, said Valery Limarenko, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, adding that “together with our partners, we have completed the first fundamental stage of the future complex. This is a very important project for our region, and we look forward to its successful implementation.”

The construction of a hydrogen production complex will become part of a hydrogen cluster development in the Sakhalin Region and lay the foundation for an effective hydrogen supply chain on the island to foreign markets and local consumers in the energy, transport and industry sectors.

“We see that many companies from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region pay great attention to the development of the hydrogen economy and are interested in importing low-carbon hydrogen from Russia”, Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas underlined.

“We are already negotiating with potential partners in Japan and the Republic of Korea to launch an international supply chain for low-carbon hydrogen from 2025”, he added.

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