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Top 5 stories of the week: 12 – 18 May

1. Hydrogen Valleys explained

Hydrogen has been high on the agenda of policy and business decision-makers for quite some time, especially following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our Editor-in-Chief explains the emergence of Hydrogen Valleys and their key role in developing Europe’s hydrogen economy. Read the full story here.

2. How can CEE get ahead in green mobility?

This week, we sat down with Maciej Mazur, President of the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) to hear more about the key findings from a recent report on the lithium-ion battery industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and discuss the role of the EU’s recovery funds on the region’s competitiveness. Read the full story here.

3. Joint EU gas procurement: the bloc beats expectations

In its first joint gas supply tender, the 27-member European bloc has defined exceptions as it attracted bids from 25 supplying companies, which is equivalent to more than 13.4 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm). Importantly, this figure surpassed the 11.6 bcm of joint demand that companies submitted via the AggregateEU mechanism. Read the full story here.

4. Montenegro ready for LNG infrastructure

Montenegro is set to join the growing list of countries in the region with strategic infrastructure for liquified natural gas (LNG) imports – as the country’s Prime Minister, Dritan Abazović signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two US energy companies to build an LNG terminal and a gas-fired power plant. Read the full story here.

5. Where does CEE rank in the chemical industry?

The chemical and petrochemical sector combined are among the most energy-intensive industries. Our article looks into the “dual nature” of the chemicals industry and its position in the ongoing and future green transition. The analysis looked into CEE’s position among the largest chemical producers in Europe. Read the full story here.

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