How Its War on Ukraine Killed Russia’s Hydrogen Ambitions
9:00am - 10:30am EDT
3:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
4:00pm - 5:30pm EEST
About this event
Hydrogen, the fuel that can facilitate global decarbonization, is today mostly produced from natural gas. As the country with the world’s largest natural gas deposits, Russia has been exploring ways to adjust its energy sector to the needs of the emerging global hydrogen one—and thus to strengthen its status as an energy superpower. However, as a result of its invasion of Ukraine since February 2022, Russia has lost key political and economic partners in Europe and Asia, and it is facing the toughest sanctions in its history—all of which is likely to cripple its nascent hydrogen sector.
How will Russia’s war in Ukraine influence the development of the Russian and global hydrogen sectors? What role will this play in Europe’s decarbonization efforts and moves to build up its hydrogen industry? Will China be interested in Russia’s hydrogen to build up its own hydrogen sector? Who will dominate the global hydrogen landscape, and what is needed to maintain the global geopolitical balance in the energy sector? This event will discuss these key questions related to the sociopolitical and techno-economic consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine for its hydrogen ambitions, and the consequences for Europe, the transatlantic community, and the world.
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The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together
Margarita M. BalmacedaProfessor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Rainer QuitzowResearch Group Leader, Global Energy Transition Politics and Policy Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Nicolas BouchetVisiting Fellow
Nicolas Bouchet is a visiting fellow based in Berlin. From 2014 until 2016, Nick was a TAPIR research fellow with the GMF Europe Program, based in GMF’s Berlin office and then in the Washington office.