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On November 15, CASIB attended an expert group meeting on the future of hydrogen in Kazakhstan. The participants included the AHK Central Asia and DENA (German Energy Agency).

Due to its natural environment, Kazakhstan has a great potential for producing a green hydrogen. Despite the clear dominance of fossil fuels industry and the fact that the country is still at the very beginning of producing the hydrogen and logistics wise, the new 2021 environmental code soon enters into force, inspiring a growing interest in renewable energies.

Against the background of Germany's climate neutrality strategy, this promising area offers attractive investments opportunities. For example, the Swedish-German company group Svevind Energy is planning to build a giant hydrogen hub in Mangystau (West Kazakhstan). Thus, the green hydrogen can be used locally or exported to further markets, including Germany.

To support today the positive development in the clean hydrogen sector, the FCC Central Asia is working on the setting up a working group. On the agenda is the establishment of a hydrogen competence center in Kazakhstan to develop the necessary scientific and technical expertise for the country.

Sustainable energy systems are the key topics within the CLIENT II funding line.