Rusnano and Enel Russia intend to implement the first project in Russia for the production of “green” hydrogen on the basis of a wind farm in the Murmansk region. It is planned to produce 12 thousand tons of hydrogen per year and export it to the EU, the investment is estimated at $ 320 million. Analysts note that the production of hydrogen could solve the problem with the energy shortage in the Murmansk region, but the final cost of hydrogen may be too high, and there are still questions about how to deliver it to customers in Europe.
“Rosnano” and “Enel Russia” (56.43% in the Italian Enel) intend to engage in joint production of “green” hydrogen in Russia (produced by water electrolysis with energy from renewable sources), follows from the presentation of “RUSNANO”, published by the Telegram-channel “Svetasreni” (Kommersant’s sources confirmed the authenticity). It is “green” hydrogen, which is considered the most environmentally friendly, that has received priority in the EU’s large-scale program for the transition to this fuel.
The basis for the production will be under construction wind power plant (WPP) “Enel Russia” in the Murmansk region with a capacity of 201 MW (enter in December 2021, but there may be delays) that encompany builds the supply of power (DPM ensures an increased return on investment through wholesale energy market) for renewable energy.