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Poland may become hydrogen hub over coming decade: PM

The government will undertake all necessary activities for Poland to become a hydrogen hub, with Hydrogen Valley to be located in Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Tuesday.

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Speaking at a press conference in Jasionka, south-eastern Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki highlighted that Poland is already a global leader in hydrogen production, in fifth place worldwide and third in Europe, which showed that Poland had the necessary know-how.

“Poland may become a hydrogen hub in the course of the next decade and we will undertake activities so that that hub comes to be,” the head of the government said. A letter of intent on the creation of Podkarpackie Hydrogen Valley was signed during the press conference.

According to the PM, one of the key elements of worldwide energy transformation, which developed countries are concentrating on, is the “hydrogen economy,” or “transformation including hydrogen in the entire competence chain, using hydrogen in electricity production.”

Mr Morawiecki announced that by 2034, electrolysers would be created in Poland with an output of at least 2 GW.

During the press conference Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka, said that the government had various sources of finance for the hydrogen economy, including EU funds.

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