Turkey sets green hydrogen production targets

Turkey wants to develop a more adaptable electrical grid by increasing its electrolyzer capacity, a crucial part of producing green hydrogen, to 5 gigawatts by 2035.

The Turkish National Energy Plan, created by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, states that a total of 96.6 gigawatts of electricity capacity would be put into operation in Turkey between 2020 and 2035.

The strategy calls for the use of intermittent energy sources such as wind, water, and solar energy as well as tools and technology that enable grid flexibility in Turkey’s power system.

From this perspective, it is necessary to combine natural gas used in the final sector with other clean fuels like hydrogen and synthetic methane in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the Turkish Energy Model.

The strategy specifies a 3.5 percent hydrogen content for the gas mixture in question in 2035. In the initial phase, hydrogen energy is intended to be used for industrial purposes and for on-site consumption.

To achieve a more adaptable energy system, Turkey intends to boost its electrolyzer capacity to 5 gigawatts and its battery capacity to 7.5 gigawatts by 2035, both of which are crucial components of producing green hydrogen.

However, synthetic methane is produced using hydrogen collected through carbon capture technologies and power produced from sustainable sources. However, it is determined that synthetic methane can be put into service after 2035 in the Turkish Energy Model.

The president of the Hydrogen Technologies Association, Brahim Dinçer, offered his opinion on Turkey’s hydrogen aim, which was revealed with the report for the first time.

Dinçer stated that the enterprises involved in this industry saw the target’s announcement as a crucial move, “I place a strong emphasis on the value of hydrogen commerce at the regional, national, and international conferences I attend. Since the global hydrogen market and trade are expanding quickly, our nation must act promptly to secure a role in these developments.”

In addition to this goal, Dinçer suggested drawing out a map of Turkey’s actual hydrogen requirements.

“For this, a production-to-consumption ecosystem should be developed in the requirements map. It is important to remember that hydrogen serves as a raw material, an energy transporter (storage), and a fuel in this ecosystem. One of the most crucial challenges in the next processes will be the use of clean hydrogen as a raw material in the manufacturing of clean fuels and chemicals.”

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