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Turkey's Hydrogen Technologies Strategy and Roadmap

Jan 12, 2023

Turkey's Hydrogen Technologies Strategy and Roadmap, outlined by the Ministry, emphasizes the nation's commitment to a sustainable energy future, targeting carbon neutrality by 2053. Leveraging its rich renewable energy potential and aiming to reduce green hydrogen production costs, Turkey envisions becoming a significant player in the global hydrogen market, with strategies spanning from transportation to industry and renewable energy integration.

Summary of Turkey's Hydrogen Technologies Strategy and Roadmap:

  1. Executive Summary:

    • The global push towards combating climate change, coupled with rising energy demands, indicates a surge in hydrogen technology investments in the coming years.

    • Hydrogen, with its high energy density and minimal environmental impact, is a significant alternative to fossil fuel-based energy sources. It finds applications in various sectors, from transportation to industry, renewable energy integration, and green chemical production.

    • The Ministry has declared hydrogen as one of its priority areas due to its contribution to a sustainable energy future. The goal is to establish a carbon-neutral economic model using hydrogen, aligning with economic development and the 2053 net-zero carbon emission targets.

    • The strategy emphasizes the importance of domestically developing hydrogen technologies. It outlines a strategic roadmap for supporting and implementing domestic research and technology development.

    • Turkey has the potential to produce and develop hydrogen technology in the short, medium, and long term. The roadmap identifies the needs for developing hydrogen technologies in the country and proposes technological/supportive solutions.

    • Key vision proposals include reducing green hydrogen production costs to below $2.4/kgH2 by 2035 and $1.2/kgH2 by 2053, and ensuring that the installed capacity of the electrolyzer reaches 2 GW by 2030, 5 GW by 2035, and 70 GW by 2053.

  2. Introduction:

    • The National Energy and Mining Policy, announced in 2017, adopts a "more domestic, more renewable" approach, emphasizing sustainability. The goal is to increase the share of domestic and renewable energy sources in the energy portfolio, thereby reducing energy import costs.

    • The Paris Agreement, which sets the framework for the post-2020 climate change regime, implies that the energy sector, being emission-intensive and resource-intensive, will be one of the most affected sectors.

    • The National Energy Plan targets net-zero emissions by 2053, with specific goals set for the energy sector by 2035. This includes blending hydrogen with natural gas and using hydrogen for on-site consumption and meeting the industry's needs.

    • Hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in increasing the production and consumption share of renewable energy in Turkey. It offers potential applications in production, storage, and use, and can be blended with existing natural gas pipelines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the heating sector.

  3. Turkey's Potential:

    • Turkey possesses a high renewable energy potential and has lower renewable energy plant installation costs compared to Europe. This gives the country a significant green hydrogen production potential, positioning it as a strong player in the global hydrogen market.

Read the strategy here:

Turkey's Hydrogen Roadmap
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