Using hydrogen as a source of energy and opportunities for energy cooperation between Hungary and Serbia were topics Hungarian Technology and Innovation Minister László Palkovics covered during talks in Belgrade on Monday.
Palkovics met Zorana Mihajlovic, Serbia’s minister for mining and energy, as well as Nenad Popovic, the minister without portfolio for innovation.
Palkovics said after the talks he had discussed energy cooperation with Mihajlovic, and concluded that both countries had to rely on renewable energies of their own rather than imports. He said solar, wind, and geothermic energies were a crucial part of both countries’ energy strategies. Palkovics and Mihajlovic also signed a memorandum of understanding concerning an exchange of experience in hydrogen storage.
Palkovics noted that Hungary had adopted a hydrogen strategy two years ago, while Serbia had just completed a similar document. He said the two countries’ close proximity and their similarities offered opportunities for not only an exchange but physical cooperation in projects concerning hydrogen storage, too.
At the talks, the Hungarian minister proposed to set up a joint team of scientists to focus on robotics, energy storage, and applications of nuclear energy in future.
As we wrote in June, Hungary and Serbia have reached an energy deal for ensuring both countries’ energy security which is more comprehensive and significant than any agreement signed hitherto, details HERE.