Türkiye, Hydrogen technologies, strategies and roadmap
Türkiye has the potential to both produce hydrogen, which is in the process of becoming widespread in many sectors worldwide, and to be a technology developer in the short, medium and long term. Taking this potential into account, the report identifies the needs for the development of hydrogen technologies in Türkiye and offers technological/supportive solutions.
Therefore, it presents targets and policies at country level. The major targets in the roadmap are listed as follows; • Reduce the cost of green hydrogen production to less than $2.4/kgH by 2035 and less 2 than $1.2/kgH by 2053, 2 • Increase electrolyzer installed power capacity to 2 GW by 2030, 5 GW by 2035 and 70 GW by 2053.
It is considered that the advantages enjoyed by Türkiye such as its high renewable energy potential and geopolitical location can enable it to both use domestically the hydrogen produced through R&D activities and export it.
For this purpose, it is of vital importance policies such as reviewing and adapting the current legislation, in terms of hydrogen, establishing incentive mechanisms and certification programs for the use of domestic components in green hydrogen production and storage, encouraging R&D and P&D to develop and produce domestic and national technologies electrolyzer, fuel cell, etc.), establishing international cooperation, establishing public and private sector cooperation to encourage commercial demand and investments, training qualified manpower and encouraging the widespread use of green hydrogen in all sectors.
In addition to gaining competence in hydrogen energy and technologies, which will play an important role in attainment of the 2053 net zero emission target in Türkiye, it is considered an important requirement for Türkiye to advance the existing fund of knowledge to a process of commercialization