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Russia plans to export hydrogen to Asia in green shift

Deputy energy minister Sorokin: Moscow plans to ship 2m tons by 2035

Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin outlined the country's plans to produce and export hydrogen.   © Reuters

MOSCOW -- Russia will begin the production and export of hydrogen, seeking to diversify its energy portfolio, as it begins talks to supply to Japan, with the aim of selling to other Asian and European countries ultimately.

In a recent online interview with Nikkei, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Pavel Sorokin unveiled a new government policy to export 2 million tons of hydrogen by 2035. The country is already in talks with Japanese officials and also Kawasaki Heavy Industries and other Japanese companies to cooperate in this area, in hopes of exporting to Europe and Asia by 2035.

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