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2022 IPHE Outreach Forum:
Visions and Actions on Hydrogen in the Economy

Center for High Technology, San José, Costa Rica
28 November 2022



IPHE member countries are developing their visions and strategies to deploy hydrogen based on their unique national circumstances including industrial structure, natural capital, and key policy drivers.


This Outreach Forum explores the visions of leading countries developing and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, progress they have made, and lessons learned, and then look to explore options and opportunities for Latin America.



At the end of this meeting, participants had a better understanding of hydrogen developments and deployments globally, the potential trajectory for hydrogen in the coming energy transition and what this could mean for opportunities in Latin America. 



14:00    Welcome: Noé van HULST, Chair of the IPHE (5min)

14:15    Latin American Perspective:  Role of Finance and Investment

Inter-American Development Bank: Green Hydrogen Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean – Sylvia LARREA, Lead Energy Sector Specialist, IDB

National Bank of Costa Rica: Financing and Green Investment in Costa Rica – María BRENES QUESADA, Director of General Institutional Relations and Sustainability, National Bank of Costa Rica


14:45    Panel Discussion with Q&As:

Moderator – Laura LIZANO, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Germany - Vision and Actions: Adam MUTWIL, ​Head Division Hydrogen & Fuel Cells in Mobility, Renewable Fuels, Ministry for Digital&Transport

Japan - Vision and Actions: Hiroki YOSHIDA, Deputy Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Strategy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

South Africa- Vision and Actions: Rebecca MASERUMULE, Chief Director: Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation

United States- Vision and Actions: Sunita SATYAPAL, Director, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Department of Energy


Open Questions & Answer Session


16:30    Close

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