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IEA-EGRD Webinar : Hydrogen in the Energy System Decarbonization

Webinar organised under the auspices of the
Experts’ Group on R&D Priority-setting and Evaluation (EGRD) under the IEA

24 November 2021
2000-2245 (JST) 1200-1445 (Central European Time) 0600-0845 (US Eastern Standard Time)
Hosted by The Institute of Applied Energy

Hydrogen has been used mainly as feedstocks for industrial applications. Nowadays, hydrogen is expected to be introduced as a new energy carrier that will play a key role in the success of decarbonization, in the industrial, transportation, and building sectors, or as a sector coupling between these sectors. Countries around the world are developing new hydrogen strategies and policies to promote the use of hydrogen through cost reduction and demand creation. The production of hydrogen has traditionally been carried out by extracting hydrogen from hydrocarbon resources, but in the near future, the use of renewable energy sources and CO2-recovery fossil fuels will enable the reduction of CO2 emissions.
This webinar will look at the hydrogen in the clean energy transition from different angles: hydrogen strategies in energy and industrial policies, challenges in zero-carbon emission hydrogen energy carrier production with large-scale demand creation, research and development priorities in international cooperation.
Each session will start with presentations from leading experts followed by discussion.

Webinar Agenda (updated 2021/11/24)

Expected outcomes

The webinar will result in a summary report identifying the challenges and opportunities of addressing the energy system incorporated hydrogen energy carrier and will present perspectives for R&D planners and strategists. In addition, an executive summary will be presented to IEA’s Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT).


Registration for the event HERE


Time Table:

Introduction: Opening and scene-setting remarks
Birte Holst Jørgensen, EGRD Chair
20:00-20:20 Welcome:
Toshiyuki Sakamoto, CERT vice chair, Institute of Energy Economics Japan
Hidechika Koizumi, Director, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Atsushi Kurosawa, Research Director, EGRD vice-chair, The Institute of Applied Energy
Birte Holst Jørgensen, EGRD Chair, Technical University of Denmark
Introductory presentations:
Global Hydrogen Review 2021 – key highlights

Uwe Remme, Head of IEA’s Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels Unit, International Energy Agency
Mission Innovation’s Hydrogen Mission
Matthijs Soede, Clean Hydrogen Mission Director, European Commission
Session I: Introduction to hydrogen in decarbonization transition policies
Moderator: Atsushi Kurosawa, EGRD vice chair
This session focuses on lessons learned from hydrogen strategies
20:20-20:35 Japan’s vision and actions toward hydrogen-based economy
Hiroki Yoshida, Deputy Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Strategy Office, Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
20:35-20:50 EU’s Hydrogen Strategy
Luca Polizzi, Policy Officer, Research and Innovation Policy on Hydrogen, European Commission
20:50-21:05 U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Perspectives
Eric L Miller, Senior Advisor, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy
21:05-21:15 Discussion
Session II: Hydrogen value chain in energy system – from demonstration to commercialization
Moderator: Johannes Tambornino, EGRD vice chair
This session focuses on status of demonstrations and bottlenecks towards commercialization.
21:15-21:30 Hydrogen industrial value chain – production, transportation and utilization (tentative title)
Motohiko Nishimura, Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
21:30-21:45 WESTKÜSTE100 – Green Hydrogen on an industrial scale
Michael Berger, Professor, University of Applied Science Westküste
21:45-21:55 Discussion
21:55-22:00 Break
Session III: R&D priorities
Moderator: Per Anders WIDELL, IEA
This session focuses on hydrogen related R&D priorities.
22:00-22:10 System analysis – hydrogen opportunities in energy R&D (tentative title)
Yuki Ishimoto, Vice Director, Hydrogen Energy Group, The Institute of Applied Energy
22:10-22:20 Mission Innovation hydrogen valley platform
Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations and Communications, Fuel Cells And Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the European Commission
22:20-22:30 Research Gaps towards hydrogen commercialization – findings from Net Zero Emissions Report and Tracking Clean Energy Progress (tentative title)
Jose M Bermudez, Energy Technology Analyst, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels, International Energy Agency
22:30-22:40 Hydrogen TCP, the key to international R&D collaboration
Marina Holgado, Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (Hydrogen TCP), Technical Secretariat Coordinator
22:40-22:45  Concluding Remarks – Birte Jorgensen, EGRD Chair & Atsushi Kurosawa, EGRD vice chair


The Institute of Applied Energy

The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE) is a nonprofit organization conducting technology related research in broad energy areas. To secure stable energy supplies and address global environmental issues, strategic planning and implementation from long-term and global perspectives are prerequisites. The IAE conducts studies and organizes projects with broad network among industry, academia and the government. The activities of IAE are supported by the contributions from industry members and research contracts with government agencies, private industries. https://www.iae.or.jp/e/

IEA’s Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) and EGRD

The International Energy Agency’s Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) co-ordinates and promotes the development, demonstration and deployment of technologies to meet challenges in the energy sector. The CERT has established four working parties: the Working Party on Fossil Energy; the Working Party on Renewable Energy Technologies; the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies; and the Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee. Experts’ groups such as the EGRD are also created under the CERT. EGRD is an informal advisory group under CERT with the role of supporting CERT delegates with advice on R&D priority-setting and the linkage to governmental policy objectives, methods and approaches for evaluation of R&D activities, and understanding of emerging and systematic R&D topics. Recent topics include: Evaluating the impacts of energy innovation policies (2021), Circularity in the Clean Energy Transition (2021), The role of behavioural aspects for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 (2021), Energy infrastructures: public acceptance (2020), Energy Islands: Developing Renewable Energy Hubs (2020) and Energy Communities (2020).
Workshop summaries are available here: https://userstcp.org/iea-egrd

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