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Mining University scientist talks about research in hydrogen transportation

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Georgy Buslaev, head of the Green Energy section of the Arctic Competence Center, took part in an online meeting of the working group on hydrogen created as part of the Russian-German Feedstock Forum. He spoke at the session "System Concepts", where scientific problems related to the creation of an integrated value chain from the production of the lightest gas in nature to its shipment to the consumer were discussed.

In his report, a representative of Mining University proposed a method of transportation of H2, which levels out the problem of its aggressive effect on metals (this makes it impossible to supply through the system of existing pipelines).

“In our opinion, it is advisable to bind it in liquid or solid form (by synthesizing different compounds containing hydrogen from natural gas - ed.). The most promising compounds for accumulation and transport of this element in liquid form are ammonia, methanol, and cyclohexane. Storage and transport in solid form can be carried out in the form of hydrites, or in adsorbed form, for example, in activated or nanostructured carbon,” explained Georgy Buslaev.

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At the ship's arrival point, hydrogen can be separated from the bound state or use the resulting chemicals as raw materials. Depending on what exactly the customer needs. This approach makes it possible to organize the value chain as soon as possible; Russia has the regulatory base for this.