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Online discussion "Hydrogen economy development in the European dimension. Ways for mutually beneficial international cooperation"
04 08 2022

The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) together with the biggest business community of energy companies "Energy Club" is holding a series of highly specialized professional discussions on ways to develop the hydrogen economy in Ukraine.

The new hydrogen industry must be built in a way to provide Ukraine with a competitive position on the world energy arena.

Discussion participants - representatives of government, business, science, education, international and expert community - will raise and outline all the issues of the new industry development, focusing on each stage of the chain: from hydrogen production to its consumption.

On August 4, 2022 at 12:00 (Kyiv time) SAEE and Energy Club will hold the online discussion #8 «Hydrogen Economy Development in the European Dimension. Ways for Mutually Beneficial International Cooperation».

Key issues:

  • hydrogen in the EU energy policy and the "REPowerEU" plan;
  • cooperation between the EU and Ukraine - when the first large-scale projects of Ukraine's export potential will appear, what needs to be done to implement them;
  • investments in hydrogen projects - sources of financing;
  • plans, scientific developments, pilot projects of different countries of the world;
  • equipment market for hydrogen projects - what to expect in the next 5 years.

Moderator – Andrii Kulykov.


  • Yuliia Pidkomorna – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of Ukraine*

  • Valerii Bezus –  Head, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine

  • Yevgeny Rossikov - Secretary of the Working Group for Development of Hydrogen Energy Strategy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Energy

  • Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko - Team Lead, Energy and Environment Portfolio, United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine  Speech: “Financial mechanisms on supporting transition to the hydrogen economy”

  • Silvia Martinez Romero - Senior Energy Specialist for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank

  • Marina Holgado - Technical Secretariat Coordinator of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme, established under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Speech “International cooperation on hydrogen R&D: the Hydrogen TCP”

  • Kilian Crone, Team Leader Hydrogen & Synthetic Energy Carriers, German Energy Agency (DENA)

  • Rasmus Munch Sørensen, Director, Center for Systems Analysis, Danish Energy Agency. Speech: Danish perspectives on the current developments and future plans on hydrogen/power-to-X in light of the Danish climate goals

  • Dr. Romanas Savickas -  Senior Energy Advisor, Principal/Managing Consultant and Expert, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. Speech: “Facilitating green hydrogen production and export”

  • Hennadiy Zhuk - Director of the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Speech: “Hydrogen Technologies: Steps to Practice in Ukraine”

  • Brad Bradshaw -  President, Hydrogen Energy Center. Speech: Producing Green Hydrogen for Ammonia & Fertilizer Production for Ukraine & Export  / Blending Green Hydrogen with Natural Gas for Export to the European Union

  • Olha Bondarenko -  Officer for Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Energy and Information Department of Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy 

  • Amilcar Soares - Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and researcher at CERENA-Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente. Speech: “Hydrogen production, long distance transport and storage with a focus in underground hydrogen storage”

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