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DTEK became the first company in Ukraine, included in the Hydrogen Europe

DTEK became the first company in Ukraine, which entered the Hydrogen Association of Europe, bringing together leaders in the field of application of hydrogen technologies in Europe, said on Saturday the press service of the company.

"European local energy system transformirovalsya. Renewable energy sources are a greater strain on the existing network, and carbon energy ceases to be sustainable environmentally and economically. The use of hydrogen opens up opportunities for the decarbonization of the key sectors of the economy, as well as to build a new sector of the economy and creation of additional workplaces", - the press service quoted DTEK's Director for innovations Emanuele Volpe.

He stressed that the search for new technologies and innovative solutions for transforming the Ukrainian energy sector, development of competitive market and the independence of the country is one of the priorities of the company.

"Membership in Hydrogen Europe will broadcast the innovative interests of the company both in Ukrainian and international communities. We will be able to study key areas in the formation of regulatory base of the European countries to hydrogen, to obtain direct access to the list of the most promising international students to learn the practical experience of projects implementation aimed at the decarbonization of energy," said Volpe.

Director of innovation also reported that "in the next couple of years, DTEK plans to organize a pilot project using hydrogen for the further development of technology in the company and Ukraine as a whole."

On Wednesday the European Commission unveiled its Hydrogen strategy, involving the development of the production of clean, renewable hydrogen as a major energy source in the transition to a climate-neutral economy in 2050. In addition, was also announced and the strategy of integration of energy systems of the EU, which should allow to create a more integrated and flexible European energy system, able to adapt to a "green" strategy.

It is assumed that the EU in the period from 2020 to 2050 will gradually reduce the consumption of hydrocarbons, replacing them with clean, renewable sources of energy, including pure hydrogen, the energy of the sun and wind. By 2050, the Union plans come to max decarbonization and build a "neutral" environmental economy.