László Palkovics, Hungary’s minister of technology and industry, discussed energy cooperation opportunities with Serbian counterparts as well as the use of hydrogen as a fuel during meetings on Monday in Belgrade.
László Palkovics met Nenad Popovic, Serbia’s minister without portfolio for innovation, as well as Zorana Mihajlovic, minister of mining and energy.
After the talks, Palkovics said that 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 argued that both nations’ energy strategies heavily relied on solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Additionally, a memorandum of understanding pertaining to an exchange of experience in hydrogen storage was signed.
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 the uture.
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