Topple the petrodollar: the EU intends to reveal the "hydrogen euro" to the world


The European Union has been actively fighting for the "ecological future" of our planet for several years already. First, coal was blacklisted, then it was the turn of the atom and oil, and later, as you might guess, gas fell out of favor.


However, this time, the game that the Western partner is up to may result in something more. Thus, under the slogan of caring for the environment, the European Union wants to reduce its dependence on Russia and the United States by offering the world an alternative “hydrogen euro” instead of the usual “petrodollar”.

In fact, Giorgio Chazimarkakis, Secretary General of the Hydrogen Europe lobbying group, says bluntly that Europe's goal is to become a global hydrogen market, where "the euro will be the currency in which hydrogen is denominated."

But will the EU be so easy to implement such an ambitious undertaking? And why is Russia ready to support the European Union?

Let's start with the fact that today there are two main methods of producing hydrogen in the world: from natural gas and from water. The first one does not "fit" into the ecological doctrine of Europe, as it is accompanied by significant CO2 emissions. Electrolysis, on the other hand, requires a lot of electricity, which is often also "dirty".

True, there is a variant with an "improvement" of the first method, where the associated CO2 will be caught and buried, but this significantly increases the cost of the production of ecological fuel itself.

Do not forget about the problems with its transportation. Despite the fact that hydrogen has several times higher specific heat of combustion in comparison with the same methane, it is lighter and more voluminous.

Despite all the difficulties, Europe is ready to invest astronomical funds in the implementation of an ambitious project. At the same time, Russia has every chance to make money on the "efforts" of a Western partner and gain access to a promising market.

What can our country offer?

The existing pipelines already today allow us to pump hydrogen to Europe, which is produced by Gazprom. Not environmentally friendly? Then the EU could turn to Rosatom, where electrolysis is used to obtain alternative fuel. Don't like the idea of ​​a nuclear power plant? The same "Rosatom" can provide a similar process due to the "wind industry", the development of which in Russia is growing at a frantic pace.

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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 August 2020 10: 51
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    Topple the petrodollar: the EU intends to reveal the "hydrogen euro" to the world

    - No, well ... - just like laughing ... - reading this ... a continuous set of anecdotes ...
    - But what ... if you start pumping hydrogen through pipes directly to ... to ... to ... to Crimea ...
    - And already there, in the Crimea, to hydrogen (H2) .. - the only thing left to do is "attach" an oxygen atom to two hydrogen atoms, and then you get water (H₂O) ... - Hurray ... everything worked out and grew together .. - And Crimea will simply turn into Lake Baikal ...
    - Such luck ... just awful ... - Hahah ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 11: 11
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      Gorenina91, your statements often come across and the opinion is created that this is written by an immature teenager with a superficial perception and giggling, as it were, with something to be original. Write, joke, there are no prohibitions ... On the topic of hydrogen, you should never be in such a hurry, they were in a hurry with the gas pipelines, and they received multibillion (dollars) losses ... The world today is changing rapidly and it is not in a hurry to rebuild to hydrogen, and it becomes the main thing receipt and storage, because storage volumes are incomparably increased ... Therefore, measure seven times, and measure seven more times, and then "cut" by billions ...
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) 13 August 2020 11: 49
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        your statements often come across and an opinion is created that this is written by an immature teenager with a superficial perception On the topic of hydrogen, you should never be in such a hurry, they hurried with the gas pipelines, and got multibillion (dollars) losses ...

        - What do you mean ??? - Is it really so "superficial" ... - Hahah ... - Personally, I've been writing about gas pipelines for a year and a half or two; or rather ... - about all the adventurous multimillion-dollar criminal failure of this whole "undertaking" .., so it is still not clear ... - who is there ... there is a teenager in this business, Mr. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) .. ...
        - So your opinion for me ... is as important ... as ... as ........
  2. Jarilo Offline
    Jarilo (Sergei) 13 August 2020 11: 31
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    A fusion reactor is already under construction in France (ITER). Russia participates in construction. There will be cheap electricity if everything works out. Then we can talk about hydrogen fuel.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 12: 22
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      If you get a stable fusion and the generation of electrical power, then hydrogen is not needed, everything is for pure e-mail. energy will come down ...
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 14 August 2020 11: 36
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        If you get a stable fusion and the generation of electrical power, then hydrogen is not needed, everything is for pure e-mail. energy will come down ...

        Not every reactor will fit under the hood of a car.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 August 2020 12: 39
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          You produce electricity at home or receive it through the networks ... so the hood of the car will not be needed to generate electricity in the future, here are cars on batteries under the hood, that's it ...
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 14 August 2020 13: 21
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            Of course, there are still many problems with batteries. Expensive, not very "environmentally friendly" (production and disposal), the capacity is so-so, and in the cold, more problems are added.
          2. Satellite Offline
            Satellite (Satellite) 14 August 2020 14: 44
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            battery-powered cars under the hood

            So hydrogen is the best "battery".
            Hydrogen combined with oxygen has the highest energy content per unit of body weight. 120,7 GJ / t.
            You can imagine how much energy is hidden in 1 kg of hydrogen (in a liquefied, or even solid (metal - so far in theory) state).
    2. olpin51 Offline
      olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 13 August 2020 19: 32
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      The fusion will never be built. This is just the development of any technologies for the future, since the money is given. But the fact that in Russia they slept through one interesting technology of Vachaev's cold nuclear transmutation, and even with the release of electricity (you just need to start it on and that's it). All the same, they would not have allowed it to be promoted. Energy corporations, however.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 August 2020 11: 55
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    Urgently for everyone to reconsider: A brief history of the dollar's fall ... and everything will immediately become clear about the promises ...
  4. olpin51 Offline
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 13 August 2020 18: 31
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    In the area of ​​rifting, metal hydrides, and these are colossal sources of hydrogen (as they say, "I don't want to take it") come very close to the surface - 5,6 km. If you drill a well, you can simply pump hydrogen, as you pump oil, replacing it with water. There are two such regions in the world - Baikal and Iceland (there is generally hydrogen from the ground and rushing). Yes, also Israel and Canada. These are just future Kuwaits. And no new technologies are needed. All this has already been developed for a long time. You just need to invest, there would be brains. The Soviet government almost approached the use of hydrogen energy as the first in the world. In 1989 there was an academic meeting where it was recommended to drill a well. But ... The collapse of the empire prevented this.