Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) of the United States has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine. The agreement, signed by Frank Wolak, President and CEO of the FCHEA, and German Galushchenko, Ukrainian Minister of Energy, in Washington, DC, symbolizes a commitment to international collaboration for the promotion of sustainable hydrogen development.
The primary goals of this strategic partnership include the exchange of best practices, technical knowledge, and experiences in the realm of hydrogen energy. The MoU also aims to facilitate introductions and connections between key stakeholders, policymakers, and the US industry. By leveraging the expertise and innovation of the US in building and expanding hydrogen supply, demand, and utilization, the alliance seeks to contribute to Ukraine’s efforts in enhancing energy security, achieving economic prosperity, and promoting environmental responsibility.
Hydrogen, as a clean and versatile energy carrier, takes center stage in this collaboration. The partnership emphasizes the importance of utilizing the best practices and innovations from the US hydrogen industry. With the US making strides in establishing hydrogen hubs and large-scale projects, the intention is to ensure Ukraine has access to cutting-edge technologies and strategies in addressing its energy needs.
Ukraine, with one of the largest gas transportation systems, is poised to become a significant player in the future of hydrogen shipments to Europe. The memorandum opens up possibilities for Ukraine to harness the expertise of the US hydrogen industry, providing valuable insights and knowledge exchange. Minister Galushchenko emphasizes that the development of the hydrogen industry aligns with Ukraine’s Energy Strategy until 2050, unlocking additional opportunities to achieve its energy goals.