Ukrainian Hydrogen Council contributed to the "3 Seas Hydrogen Council" discussion
The first discussion of the 2nd Central European Hydrogen Forum H2POLAND, which is an important platform for discussing innovations and prospects in the field of hydrogen technologies, concluded with a key step towards a sustainable future - the signing of the "3 Seas Hydrogen Council " agreement.
This agreement was the result of fruitful cooperation between the countries of the region, who jointly strive to solve one of the most complex tasks of our time - reducing carbon emissions to zero. Hydrogen plays an important role in this process, acting as a highly efficient, clean alternative to traditional forms of energy.
The purpose of the "3 Seas Hydrogen Council" agreement is to seek synergy and opportunities for cooperation that will facilitate the implementation and development of the hydrogen economy. Council members, realizing the importance of interaction and unity of positions, seek to establish a productive dialogue with the European Commission, Council and the European Parliament.
"This historic moment opens new horizons for the Central European region, reinforcing its role in the global movement, that joint efforts and responsible approach can help us achieve real changes on the path to a cleaner and greener future." - stated Oleksandr Riepkin, Chairman of the Board of the Energy Association "Ukrainian Hydrogen Council".
Oleksandr Riepkin had the privilege to participate in a panel discussion with representatives of hydrogen associations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, and Slovakia. Together they explored the role of hydrogen in achieving our collective energy goals and discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with its implementation.
One of the key takeaways from the debates was the importance of collaboration and regional initiatives in accelerating the development and implementation of hydrogen technologies. The discussions underscored the urgent need for cross-border cooperation in creating a robust hydrogen ecosystem that addresses both technical and political aspects.
We would like to acknowledge the participation of our fellow panelists, whose expertise and deep knowledge enriched the discussions:
Vaclav Bystriansky: Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP)
István Lepsény: Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association
Damian Mucha: Pomeranian Hydrogen Technology Cluster
Sven Parkel: Estonian Hydrogen Cluster
Paweł Piotrowicz: Hydrogen Poland
Ján Weiterschütz: Slovak National Hydrogen Association
Stay tuned for more updates on our continued efforts to drive hydrogen innovation and foster sustainable energy solutions within the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council.
Together, let us shape a hydrogen-powered future!