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This is the new profession coming to Greece – the prospects for those who choose it

This is the new profession coming to Greece – the prospects for those who choose it

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to flourish in the coming years, with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport paving the way for their seamless integration in our country.

Presidential decree to resume practicing the profession Vehicle maintenance and repair technician moving with hydrogen The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport announced, Christos Stekourasin the Hydrogen Conference: The Hydrogen Economy: Prospects, Possibilities and Opportunities for Greece.

He indicated at the same time that he would be there Kia Which will interest them conditions delusion conditionsAnd also Safety specifications To start the process Repair shops And Maintenance of hydrogen-powered vehicles

He mentioned that too A joint ministerial decision has already been issuedwhich describes procedures Licensing and operating hydrogen stations.

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According to Mr. Stikouras, the goal is at least creativity 26 hydrogen stations Even in our country 2030. As he said, this is an effort that will have the jurisdiction of several ministries, such as the Ministry of National Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Maritime Transport, and the Ministry of Transportation. Infrastructure and transport, as well as bodies such as AADE. “This shows how complex the project is, but at the same time how important it is, in institutionalizing hydrogen as a transportation fuel,” he said.

As Mr. Stikouras stated, “Our country has ideal conditions for the production of new fuels, i.e. wind and solar fields, which can provide it with energy leadership in Europe (Crete – Creating Hydrogen Valleys), while adding that according to research “ hydrogen It can be covered 20%-50% Ha Energy demand in transportation And 5% – 20% in European industry by 2050.”

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Regarding the development of green hydrogen in Hellas, It is expected that this will be directed, as a matter of priority, to Heavy land transport sectors Which airline.

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Below is the full text of Mr. Stikora’s speech

In recent years, important steps have been taken in Europe, especially in Greece, to use renewable energy sources.

The EU Green Deal, which serves as a guide for our policies, provides…Reducing greenhouse gas emissions Until the 2030 In the 55% Compared to 1990, and Zeros Emissions are up to 2050.

However, we are currently facing a double crisis: climate change, the consequences of which are constantly worsening, and energy, with the gradual weaning of natural gas. Reality itself shows us the way.

We must begin its process more quickly, more efficiently, and more decisively Green transformation And Weaning off fossil fuels.

will contribute to this effort use of hydrogen, Its physical expansion Electrical engineInitially as a transportation fuel and then for any industrial use.

Hydrogen propulsion

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It is about modern energy technology that is slowly entering the daily lives of citizens all over the planet.

The use of hydrogen could support the transition to green transportation, To contribute to Reducing energy dependence Increasing energy security, while attracting new investments that will stimulate economic growth and create new job opportunities.

the hydrogencurrently has very little penetration in the energy sector, which represents only 2% of the energy mix in the European Union.

Globally, almost all of its production is from high-carbon sources, since the vast majority of hydrogen produced comes from fossil fuels, and only a small percentage through water electrolysis.

However, recent research aims to find clean methods of production.

the green hydrogen, Which is produced by electrolysis of water from electricity derived only from renewable energy sources A major role in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissionsIt is consumed without producing any pollutants, as only energy and water are released.

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Our country has ideal conditions for the production of new fuels, namely wind and solar fields, which can provide it with energy leadership in Europe (Crete – Creating Hydrogen Valleys).

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According to the research, hydrogen could cover 20% to 50% of energy demand in transportation, and 5% to 20% in European industry by 2050.

I insist on market sizes, according to the study conducted on National strategic plan, The annual turnover of the hydrogen supply chain in Greece is estimated at 10 billion euros in 2050 Which led to the development of the “hydrogen economy”.

So the impact of this “light” fuel on the country’s economic development is noticeable.

Hydrogen station

It should be noted that in Greece, it is expected that the development of green hydrogen will be directed, as a priority, to the renewable energy sectors. Heavy ground transportation and aviation.

According to the revised National Energy and Climate Plan, the total consumption of green hydrogen is estimated at 63.6 TWh/year by 2050, Nearly 70% of it is used to produce complex fuels for use in transportation.

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Betting is important. There are no magic formulas, no easy solutions, and no instant answers. It is about eEnergy branchWhich is “built” on foundations, and must be built on solid foundations.

So, step by step, we create one National Hydrogen Strategybased on the new institutional framework for hydrogen propulsion for road transport vehicles.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Energy, issued a joint ministerial decision clarifying Procedures for licensing and operating hydrogen stations, Because, as I think it is clear, we cannot talk about hydrogen propulsion without refueling stations.

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Accordingly, the technical specifications related to the location and safety conditions that must be available in the hydrogen filling station facilities, which will support the circulation of light and heavy hydrogen vehicles, have already been determined.

the Secondary legislation will be completed with Two more jobs. The second joint ministerial decision that will concern them terms and conditions, As well as the safety specifications for e.gStarting the operation of hydrogen repair and maintenance workshops, And also related Presidential decree to Start a career as a maintenance and repair technician for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

A few weeks ago, the European Union issued a new Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation, which obliges all European countries to make hydrogen available as a transport fuel by 2030.

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In fact, the European regulation stipulates Mandatory progress reportingAccording to specific dates. At the same time, the European Hydrogen Bank was created to finance all necessary measures.

Finally, he predicts Electricity produced only from renewable energy sources Commitment to creating at least 26 hydrogen stations in our country by 2030. This is also our goal. It is an effort that will have the jurisdiction of several ministries, such as the Ministry of National Economy and Finance, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Shipping, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, as well as bodies such as AADE. This proves how complex the project of institutionalizing hydrogen as a transportation fuel is, but at the same time how important it is. But we are determined to win this bet in a systematic and responsible manner.

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