Moscow —Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov met with the Minister of Environmental Transformations of France Jean-Baptiste Jebbury .
The parties discussed the implementation of joint projects in the field of aircraft construction, prospects for cooperation in the development of hydrogen energy, as well as interaction in the field of railway transport.
Russia and France, according to Denis Manturov , have a rather active trade and economic agenda, within the framework of which a number of large mutually beneficial projects are being implemented. The key sphere of interaction between the two countries is aircraft construction, where for more than ten years the main Russian-French project has been the production of the SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft.
Separately, during the event, they discussed the prospects for interaction in the field of using hydrogen fuel in aviation.
“Today, our research institutes have competencies in the development of promising layouts for liquid hydrogen aircraft, including the assessment of flight performance, the design of fuel tanks, and so on. I know that in France special attention is paid to this topic. We could think about joint projects and research in this area, ”– said Denis Manturov.
Russia has great potential for producing hydrogen from natural gas and coal, as well as electrolysis using energy from renewable sources and nuclear power plants. Russian research institutes and industrial enterprises have significant technological know-how in this area.
Speaking about other promising areas of the Russian-French dialogue, Denis Manturov focused on railway engineering. “I am aware of plans to modernize SNCF’s wagon fleet to launch a night passenger service program. There are large and well-known manufacturers of rolling stock and equipment in our country. Here we could also think about cooperation ” ,