Oleksandr Riepkin: I`m ready to bring the first hydrogen car to Ukraine

What is the reason for the worldwide popularity of hydrogen cars and how is that better than electric cars? When the first hydrogen car will appear in Ukraine and what it takes to – reported Head of Supervisory Board of «Tokmak Solar Energy», President of Energy association «Ukrainian Hydrogen Council» Oleksandr Riepkin.

«Hydrogen cars – are no longer a fantasy, but a reality. Look like electric cars they are more environmentally friendly and effective. The Hydrogen provides three times more energy than petrol and emits into the environment water. Electric cars have an issue with the duration of accumulators restricted, the production – isn`t cheap, the utilization – is very expensive. To fill up hydrogen cars in contrast to electric cars needs 5 minutes. That`s why hydrogen cars are catching up electric cars. To demonstrate it I`m ready to bring the first hydrogen car in Ukraine already in 2020», –  wrote Oleksandr Riepkin in his blog on LIGA.net.

He added, that today Ukraine has all the chances to be among the world`s leaders on the market for hydrogen technologies, like Germany and Japan. We need to pursue a clear strategy and an economic measure for this. And that strategy already exists.

March of 20th, 2019 Austria presented the national strategy of developing the hydrogen technologies until 2030. The Ukrainian delegation will present the «Ukrainian Hydrogen Roadmap» in Hannover, the 3d of April 2019. Ukrainian delegators: experts of the Energy Association «Ukrainian Hydrogen Council» head up by Oleksandr Riepkin, members of the National Investment Council of Ukraine, officials from the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and members of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Riepkin noted: «The hydrogen in Ukraine is already producing: it`s used in metallurgy for partial reinstallation of the natural gas and for produce the fertilizer. The only thing that missing – the special technologies which could expand the hydrogen possibility in energetic. I`m sure, that 100 hydrogen stations will be in Ukraine over the next 10 years. But we need to begin now: with the first hydrogen station, from 10 hydrogen cars just in one year».