Romania-France Collaboration on Low-carbon H2 Use

MEDEF International and the Romanian Embassy in France organized an event in Paris on ‘Low-Carbon Hydrogen and Opportunities for Bilateral Collaboration’.

During the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Romanian Hydrogen Energy Association, the French Hydrogen Association, and the Hydrogen Task Force of the MEDEF Employers’ Organization was signed.

Dan-Dragos Dragan, Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Energy, attended the event, where he stressed that hydrogen is an important element in the energy mix to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. “In terms of Romania’s hydrogen targets, we have the NECP (National Energy and Climate Plan), which presents hydrogen as an energy carrier that could support Romania’s long-term energy security plan.”

Romania is running two hydrogen pilot projects to better understand the behavior of natural gas, one of which is being developed by Transgaz, the Romanian natural gas transmission operator, and the second by E.ON, the natural gas distribution operator in Romania.

The official said that due to Romania’s specificity, the aim is to use both hydrogen from renewable sources and low-carbon hydrogen.

The conference, which served as an excellent starting point for cooperation in the field of hydrogen between Romanian and French companies, was also attended by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Research and Development, Tudor Prisecaru, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism, the National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotope Technologies ICSI – Rm. Valcea, of companies Hidroelectrica, CNCIR, CHIMCOMPLEX and others.


About MEDEF International

MEDEF International is a non-profit private-funded organisation, created in 1989 by MEDEF, the French Business Confederation. MEDEF International is the most representative organisation of the French private sector at an international level. It is chaired by Frederic Sanchez, CEO of Fives Group.

MEDEF International aims at promoting the French companies’ know-how abroad through collective actions. MEDEF International supports trade, technologic cooperation and investments, long-term partnerships, especially on emerging and developing markets as well as reconstruction markets.

It gathers every year about 7100 French companies already operating in the world, in 85 Business Councils headed by 55 CEOs of major international French companies.

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