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Industry and Trade Ministry Gives a Highlight of Russia’s Top Low-Carbon Projects
The Industry and Trade Ministry has published an atlas mapping all Russia’s top low-carbon or zero-carbon fuel projects. 33 such projects (to be) implemented in 18 regions across Russia were listed in the atlas. The following ones will be launched in the Russian Arctic:
- Obsky Gas Chemistry to be constructed by Novatek in Yamal is one of those topping the list. It will process natural gas into hydrogen, ammonia and other low-carbon products. Carbon capture and utilization technologies will be implemented as part of this project. Owners intend to produce up to 2.2 million metric tons of ammonia per year.
- The Arkhangelsk Oblast Regional Development Agency has plans to build a green hydrogen plant using electrolytic water splitting technology. Electricity for the project will be supplied by the Mezenskaya Tidal Power Plant (Arkhangelsk Oblast). By 2030, it is expected to produce up to 500,000 tons of hydrogen per year and up to 1 million tons of hydrogen by 2033.
- Gazprom Energy Holding, a subsidiary of Russian-based gas giant Gazprom, plans to produce hydrogen and ammonia using electric power generated by a hydropower plant located in Murmansk Oblast. The project will supply about 2,000 tons of hydrogen to the market on a yearly basis, an amount that will increase tenfold by 2030.
- H2 Clean Energy has signed an agreement to develop a green hydrogen production facility in Murmansk Oblast. The electrolyser powered by a hydroelectric plant is expected to produce 16,000 tons of hydrogen per year.
- Rosnano and Enel work together to launch a green hydrogen project with a yearly output of 12,000 tons of hydrogen by 2024. The plant will be powered by the Kola Wind Farm, Murmansk Oblast.
- En+ Group has made public its plans to build a water splitting facility at Kamenny Bor, Karelia, whose power needs will be covered by the Ondskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant. The facility, which is expected to be launched by 2024, will produce 5,200 tons of hydrogen per year.
- H2 announced a hydrogen project in Murmansk Oblast. The facility with an output of 2,200 tons of hydrogen per year powered by a wind farm will be launched in 2024.
- Russian nuclear monopoly Rosatom has scheduled the launch of its clean fuel production unit in Murmansk Oblast for 2024. While the pilot’s output is expected to be just around 150 tons per year, the company intends to upgrade the facility so as to considerably increase its production by 2030.
- Severnaya Zvezda (Northern Star) has plans to build an electrolyser fed by a pulverized coal-fired power station in the vicinity of the Syradasay coal mine (Taimyr, Krasnoyarsk Kray). The project will be implemented in 2024.
- Environmentally-friendly fuels are trending in the global market. Russia is eager to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of low-carbon fuel. To this end, Russian businesses rely on numerous comparative advantages this country has to offer, such as energy efficient power plants, large and economic natural gas deposits, and up-to-date industrial assets.
27 October 2021