Oleksiy Danilov: The hydrogen economy sector needs joint efforts of science, business, and government
Under the chairmanship of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, a meeting of the working group on hydrogen economy development was held. The working group was established in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine of May 29, 2020, № 206 “On the Council of Experts on Energy Security”.
Representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, relevant ministries and agencies, JSC NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the East European Association for the Development of the Hydrogen Economy, energy experts participated in the meeting.
Opening the meeting of the working group, the NSDC Secretary stressed the urgency of developing the hydrogen economy: “This issue is extremely important in today’s world. Ukraine has great potential in this area, which we must use it.
Today we have specialists, resources, and investors. To get real results, we need to combine the efforts of science, business, and government”.
Mr. Danilov informed the audience that in order to ensure an effective response of the state to threats to energy security and identify strategic directions for the development of the state’s fuel and energy complex, taking into account the latest world trends, the President of Ukraine established the Council of Experts on Energy Security, which will be the highest advisory body for the Head of State and the National Security Council of Ukraine on energy issues.
“To prepare recommendations for the Council of Experts and ensure its work, a working group on the development of the hydrogen economy has been set up at the Staff of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine”, - Mr. Danilov as chairman of the Council of Experts on Energy Security reported while opening the constituent meeting of the working group.
During the meeting, a number of measures were agreed to organize the effective work of the group in order to submit to the country’s leadership proposals for innovative approaches to the development of non-traditional energy sources.
The working group on hydrogen economy development should prepare and submit to the Council of Experts on Energy Security proposals on developing the hydrogen economy in Ukraine.