Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Irina Shtonova attended the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM) and the 20th anniversary of the National Research Centre ‘Bulgarian Hydrogen Society’.
During the event, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev was awarded with the honorary sign of UCTM.
The global green hydrogen economy is developing at an accelerating pace and hydrogen will play a major role in decarbonising industrial processes and economic sectors. One of the main priorities not only for Bulgaria but for all countries in Europe is the urgent reduction of carbon emissions. UCTM and the Bulgarian Hydrogen Society are an important part of this process with the development of education and science and the training of highly qualified specialists in these fields.
The celebrations were attended by deputy ministers, leaders of higher education institutions in the country, representatives of business and local government.