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Government & Hydrogen Leaders heading to Amsterdam for International Meeting

Government and Hydrogen Leaders heading to Amsterdam for International Meeting

As governments around the world accelerate their decarbonisation strategies in response to the climate crisis, hydrogen is being hailed as a leading clean, abundant and secure energy source for the future. Yet with major economies prepared to meet climate goals and carbon neutrality by 2050, the heat is now on to put in place the pathways, policies and investment to realise this potential, which could help abate 6 GT of annual CO2 emissions, generate US$2.5 trillion in annual sales and create 30 million jobs worldwide.

The World Hydrogen Fuels Summit, taking place in Amsterdam on 10-11 March, is set to gather senior representatives from Governments, supranational legislators and industry to discuss the challenges of hydrogen deployment and agree on a roadmap towards the implementation of a hydrogen economy. Produced by the Sustainable Energy Council with the support from Hydrogen Europe, the Summit aims to advance the discussions across the hydrogen and energy value chain, while driving international and cross-sector collaboration by highlighting successful case studies and promoting solutions to the key barriers of deployment.

“Hydrogen is today enjoying unprecedented momentum, driven by governments that both import and export energy, as well as the renewables industry, electricity and gas utilities, automakers, oil and gas companies, major technology firms and big cities” said Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA who will be speaking at the Summit next month. “The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen an important part of our clean and secure energy future.”

The event has the support from key organizations world-wide at the forefront of the industry’s most promising developments, and their representatives will speak at the Summit, participate in the debates surrounding the future of the industry and build partnerships that will enable hydrogen projects to become a reality.

Speakers participating at the Summit include:

  • H.E. João Galamba, Deputy Minister & Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
  • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor to the Director General for Energy, European Commission
  • Noe Van Hulst, Hydrogen Envoy, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy, Netherlands & Former Chairman of the Governing Board, IEA
  • Dirk Schaap, Coordinator Hydrogen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Didier Stevens, Senior Manager, European & Government Affairs, Toyota Motor
  • Guy Janssens, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, the Antwerp Port Authority
  • Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Refining & Marketing, Eni
  • Shiva Dustdar, Head of Division Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Maria João Duarte, Representative to the EU institutions, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH
  • Eduard De Visser, Director Strategy and Innovation, The Port of Amsterdam
  • Oliver Bishop, General Manager Hydrogen, Shell New Fuels

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About Hydrogen Europe
Hydrogen Europe represents the European industry, national associations and research centers active in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. The association partners with the European Commission in the innovation programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). We are promoting hydrogen as the enabler of a zero emission society.

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