Global Perspective of Hydrogen - Harvesting the Potential

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Recording of Thursday, June 20, 2024 | The smarter E Europe Exhibition Program 2024 | Exhibition Program | Language: English | Duration: 21:16 .

"Global Hydrogen Markets Show Dynamic Evolution with Renewables Leading Energy Transition, States Tanya Cushman"

Tanya Cushman offers an in-depth overview of the global hydrogen markets, tracing her 20-year experience in the field. The initial decade saw sluggish progress with early markets like micro fuel cells. However, recent years experienced a surge, followed by a necessary slowdown to more realistic expectations. She emphasizes the persistent issue of fossil fuel consumption and its dire impact on global temperatures, especially since the 1980s. Despite numerous COP conferences starting from Berlin (1995), carbon emissions have not significantly decreased until recently when COP 29 hinted at an end to fossil fuels. The future energy system is envisioned around renewable electricity as a primary resource supplemented by green molecules replacing traditional hydrocarbons. Germany's transition illustrates this shift; renewables now constitute nearly half of net electricity generation while reliance on fossil energy persists elsewhere. Hydrogen production via water electrolysis presents diverse applications across sectors and could be synthesized into methanol or ammonia for broader uses. Global efforts led by agencies like IEA and forums such as IRENA highlight that after decades of groundwork, hydrogen seems poised for large-scale integration within our energy systems.

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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling
Director Division Hydrogen Technologies
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Talk of session: Balance of Power - A Global Game for Hydrogen (International Markets and Distribution)

Hydrogen is both a domestic and international resource. Looking at the globe, where are the promised lands? What can they contribute to EU's energy economy? And what is Europe's role in this economy still to be built? After a keynote with global scope, the session presents selected countries with their ongoing projects or prospects.

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Welcome and Introduction into the Session


Julia Seitz
Research Associate to the Division Director Hydrogen Technologies
Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

To Talk

The Case for Green Ammonia and How to Build a Hydrogen Market


Frank Wouters
MENA Hydrogen Alliance

To Talk

Overview of the Hydrogen Market and Development in South America based on Brazil


Markus Vlasits
Managing Director

To Talk

International Hydrogen Ramp-Up Program (H2Uppp) for Early Green Hydrogen/ PtX Project Development with Business: Project Examples from Asia and Beyond


Eva Meschede
Advisor, H2Uppp - International Hydrogen Ramp-Up Program, implemented by
GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

To Talk

Q&A Round

To Talk

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