Joint Initiative of Moscow Government, RUSNANO and Kamaz Is Set to Lower CO2 Emissions in Capital Tenfold
The corresponding Project Implementation Agreement was concluded during the Moscow Urban Forum today. The document was signed by Maxim Liksutov, the Head of Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow; Sergey Kulikov, the Chairman of the Executive Board at RUSNANO Management Company, and Sergey Kogogin, the CEO of Kamaz.
A unique bus powered by hydrogen fuel cells from the Russian-based InEnergy Company will be ready for use in the 1st half of 2022. And its mass production and launch will be in 2023. The agreement provides for the creation of suitable infrastructure for the maintenance and use of hydrogen stations.
“Hydrogen fuel cells are one of the most promising directions in the transportation sphere at present. City transport fuelled by hydrogen is both environmentally friendly and economically viable. Implementation of the project will help lower CO2 concentrations in the capital tenfold. Hydrogen buses can be used on the longest and most complex routes on account of their extended cruising range,” Sergey Kulikov noted.
Completion of the project will ensure goals set out by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and in the Roadmap for Development of Hydrogen Energy by 2024 (Russian Government Decree No. 2634-r from October 12, 2020) are met.
The RUSNANO Group includes the RUSNANO Joint Stock Company, the RUSNANO Management Company and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.