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Global Hydrogen Policy Forum:

Hydrogen: the New Global Commodity?

3 December 2020

IPHE Policy Forum 3 Dec 2020
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3 December 2020 - Policy Discussion: Hydrogen, is it the new global commodity?

The IPHE is exploring the best way forward to effectively scale up hydrogen in the economy and create a global hydrogen market through a series of in-depth conversations tackling key challenges and identifying actions that use resources most effectively.




Hydrogen is moving to the top of the agenda in energy policy and in company strategies across the world.  An increasing number of countries have announced billions of public investments in hydrogen.  However, many challenges need to be addressed to harvest the full potential of hydrogen at a world scale in a cost-effective manner.  Strong international cooperation and partnerships are more critical than ever.


Expected Outcome:

At the end of this meeting, we aim to have a deeper understanding of what is realistic to expect from hydrogen in the next 5 to 10 years and also, how governments and industry need to work together to maximize hydrogen’s potential. 




Welcome: Noé van Hulst, Chair of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)

Welcome Address: Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)


                First Conversation: Europe Quo Vadis? 

Noé van HULST, Chair IPHE

Dr Fatih BIROL, Executive Director, IEA

State Secretary Andreas FEICHT, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)


Second Conversation: Is hydrogen the new oil and how to finance the transition? 

Elisabeth BRINTON, Executive Vice President, New Energies, Shell

Adamo SCRENCI, Vice President Clean Hydrogen, Total SA

Amir SHARIFI, Managing Director Energy Transition Lead, Ardian


Third Conversation:  When and how will global trade take off?

Dr Alan FINKEL, Australia Chief Scientist

Robin MILLS, CEO, Qamar Energy, United Arab Emirates

Toshiyuki SHIRAI, Director of Hydrogen Strategy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

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