Virtual Event

Hydrogen Transition Summit

Shifting to a Hydrogen Economy: A Roadmap to Reality

Date: Feb 23 & 25, 2021

Oliver Wyman Session

An increasing number of nations are including hydrogen as a key aspect of their transition strategies, with some already having dedicated hydrogen plans. As governments are due to submit their updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26, hydrogen will play a critical role in meeting 2030 targets and beyond.

The Hydrogen Transition Summit was presented in four sessions over two days exploring the role of clean hydrogen as a key driver of the transition to net-zero. The Summit brings together over 1,000 stakeholders from across the policy, investment, technology and regulation spectrum to discuss the key action points needed in order to make the hydrogen economy a reality.

Learn more from Climate Action's event page here.

OW Session

What are the Vital Steps to Shift to a Hydrogen Economy?

25 February 2021 | 10:50 – 11:30 GMT

The penultimate session of this four-session event will hear from top-level representatives from government, the private sector, and the finance and investment community who will discuss the steps they’re currently taking and what else needs to be done to ensure hydrogen is at the centre of a successful transition. Bringing together policymakers, the finance and investment community, business innovators, academics, and non-profit professionals, this session will focus largely on audience involvement and Q&A to help identify the required policy, financial frameworks, and market dynamics/business models to ensure the success of a hydrogen economy.

Core discussion points:

  • What actions need to be prioritised in the next 12 months to achieve 2030 targets?
  • What finance streams need to be prioritised to ensure investment into hydrogen and how can these be supported?
  • Innovative policy and regulatory frameworks to enable countries to become hydrogen hotspots

Additional Panelists:

  • Bart Biebuyk, Executive Direct, The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)
  • Andreas Wagner, Hydrogen Lead, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Sérgio Goulart Machado, Director of Global Business Development and PMO for Hydrogen, Galp
  • Mark Freymuller, CEO, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility

Webinar Replay

Fast-forward to these key sections:

5:33 - Actions needed through 2030 to secure a successful future hydrogen economy

15:45 - The role of Blue Hydrogen

23:15 - Mechanisms and enablers to unlock a hydrogen economy

26:19 - Spotlight on what’s been done in Switzerland

33:40 - What makes hydrogen different than other clean energy sources

37:30 - Lessons to overcome the technical learning curve for hydrogen technologies

48:20 - Lightning Round: Key challenges to overcome