10:00-12:00 Ministerial speech session

Opening Remarks

  • H.E. Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Keynote speech

  • Dr. Fatih Birol Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • Ministerial Speech Session

  • The Hon Chris Bowen MP Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Australia

  • Mr. Frank Des Rosiers Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Natural Resources Canada

  • H.E. Dr. Irene Vélez Torres Minister, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia

  • H.E. Mr. Jozef Sikela Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

  • H.E. Ms. Kadri Simson Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

  • Dr. Patrick Graichen State Minister, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany

  • H.E. Dr. László Palkovics Minister of Technology and Industry, Hungary

  • H.E. Arifin Tasrif Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

  • Mr. Wolfgang D'Innocenzo Head of EU and International Energy and Geo Resources, Ministry of the Ecological Transition, Italy

  • H.E. Mr. Rob Jetten Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • Mr. Andreas Bjelland Eriksen Sate Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

  • Ing. Carlos Zaldivar Viceministro de Minas y Energia, Paraguay

  • H.E. Ms. Anna MOSKWA Minister of Climate and Environment, Republic of Poland

  • Mr. CHEON Young-ghil Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea

  • H.E. Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa

  • H.E. Ms. Teresa RIBERA RODRIGUEZ The Third Vice-President of the Government, Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic challenge, Kingdom of Spain

  • Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri Permanent Secretary of Energy of Thailand

  • H.E. Mr. Omar PAGANINI Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Oriental Republic of Uruguay

  • Mr. Francesco La Camera Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • Mr. Noe van Hulst Chair, International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)

  • Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana Co-Chair, Hydrogen Council

  • Hon. Dale Nally Associate Minister for Natural Gas and Electricity, Alberta, Canada

  • Ms. Yuriko KOIKE Governor of Tokyo, Japan

14:00-15:00 Industrial Session

Theme1 : Water Electrolysis

  • Moderator Dr. Timur GUL Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA) Timur Gul is head of the Energy Technology Policy Division (ETP) at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. The team is responsible for the analysis of the current state and future prospects of a range of clean energy technologies across different energy sectors. Prior to his current assignment, he was a lead author of the World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, and coordinated energy modelling work related to future energy demand. Before his time at the IEA, Timur Gul was a researcher at Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. Timur Gul holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland. In addition, he holds a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden, and a Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Stuttgart University, Germany.

  • Panelist Mr. Thorsten Herbert Director Market Development and Public Affairs Nel ASA

  • Panelist Ms. Nobuko UETAKE Executive Officer, Asahi Kasei Corporation Asahi Kasei is developing an alkaline water electrolysis system by utilizing the technology and experience in the chlor-Alkali electrolysis business cultivated over nearly 50 years. With the support of NEDO, a 10MW electrolyzer was installed in Fukushima Prefecture in 2020 and has started operation. In 2021, it was adopted as a NEDO Green Innovation Fund project, and will work on large-scale alkaline water electrolysis system development and green chemical plant demonstration. By developing and commercializing a large-scale alkaline water electrolysis system that can follow fluctuating power input, we will contribute to the realization of a hydrogen society and decarbonization.

  • Panelist Mr. Tim Calver Commercial Director, ITM Power Having earned an MA in Materials Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Tim Calver began his career in the power industry, working on large-scale energy storage and getting involved in financial analysis, economic modelling, market design and regulation. From there, he spent almost a decade with RWE npower, where he rose through the ranks to hold a number of senior roles in commercial strategy, energy project development, asset optimisation and business transformation. After 2 years in Germany at RWE Generation SE, where Tim led corporate and business development for a 50GW energy portfolio across German, UK and Dutch markets he joined EY, where he became an Associate Partner. In this role, he worked with a wide range of energy and utility companies, focusing on decarbonisation and leading EY’s UK Hydrogen Consulting Team. Tim joined ITM Power as Commercial Director in September 2022.

  • Panelist Mr. Nikolaus BOLTZE Country Representative for Japan, thyssenkrupp The potential of hydrogen plays a significant role at thyssenkrupp as we are in an extraordinary position as both consumer and producer of green hydrogen. It is the pivotal technology for making our (steel) industry both sustainable and fit for the future. In the production of hydrogen we have already sucsesfully installed more than 600 projects with a total rating of over 10 GW (gigawatts). On the consumer side we will construct Germany's largest direct reduction plant by 2026 with a capacity of 2.5 mn metric tons of low CO2 premium steel.

Theme2 : Hydrogen Industrial Applications(Steel, Heat and Chemicals)

  • Moderator Mr. Tim Karlsson Executive Director of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) Secretariat Tim Karlsson is Executive Director of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) Secretariat, since 2015. The IPHE is an inter-governmental partnership of 21 countries and the European Commission, working to help facilitate the transition to clean and efficient energy, industry, and mobility systems using hydrogen and fuel cells technologies. Previously, Mr. Karlsson held various positions including Director of Emerging Technologies, and, Director of Environmental and Clean Energy Industries in the Department of Industry of Canada. He has worked on numerous policy issues related to energy and the environment including domestic and international climate change in part as a member of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • Panelist Dr. Martin Pei Executive Vice President & CTO at SSAB Dr. Pei has a BSc degree in Ferrous Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China and a PhD degree in Process Metallurgy, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Pei started his working experience in 1994 at Danieli and since 2001 he has been employed at SSAB, helding several management positions as R&D manager and GM for primary operations in Oxelosund, Sweden. Since 2007 he has served as Executive Vice President & CTO at SSAB. During 2010 and 2014 Dr. Pei also served as head of SSAB Business Area APAC. Dr. Pei is the initiator of the HYBRIT initiative, a cooperation between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, and served as the first term Chairman of Board for Hybrit Development AB. He is currently Chairman of Board for SWERIM ? the Swedish Research Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Metals Research, and member of Board for Jernkontoret. Dr. Pei is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).

  • Panelist Mr. Masahiro MOTOYUKI Executive Officer, Kobe Steel, Ltd. / Chairman of the board, Midrex Technologies, Inc. Steel industry accounts for approx. 8% of the global CO2 emissions. KOBELCO Group contributes to CO2 emissions reduction with variety of its technlogies and products. MIDREXR Process is one of the key technology which provides solutions to reduce CO2 in the steel industry by utilizing hydrogen as the reducing agent.

  • Panelist Mr. Daisuke MIYAUCHI President and CEO, MIURA CO., LTD. For decarbonization of indsutry, decarnoization of heat is necessary. Especially, steam is an important heat medium in various industry, and fuel consumption and CO2 emission from steam boiler is considerable (approximately 4% of total direct CO2 emission of Japan). In the presentation, decarbonization pathway of heat is discussed, and hydrogen will play an important role as middle- and high-temperature heat demand (such as steam demand) requires combustion. Miura commercialized the first model in 2017 and has been in further development of hydrogen-fueled boiler, being part of important hydrogen projects in Japan. We keep working to achieve the balance of sustainablity and economy of hydrogen energy on the utilization side.

  • Panelist Mr. Klaus Meder President with responsibility for Japan, Bosch Corporation

  • Panelist Mr. Paul Bogers Vice President - Hydrogen, Shell plc He will mainly speak about the role of hydrogen in getting to net zero and Shell’s capabilities and strategies to succeed in the hydrogen business. He will describe how Shell is developing and integrating technologies of the hydrogen value chain with the focus on hydrogen for Industry. Also, he will explain how Shell aims to serve big industrial clusters to help decarbonise their businesses. Shell gets started by serving its own anchor demand in e.g. refineries, expanding to local hub demand close to the supply and finally connecting to large industry hubs when the infrastructure becomes available. Also, he will touch upon how Shell collaborate with various stakeholders and provide regulatory supports/incentives and Shell’s hydrogen policy positions.

Theme3 : Methodology for determining the GHG emissions associated with the production of hydrogen

  • Keynote Presentation Dr. Laurent Antoni Hydrogen Public Affairs Manager, The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

  • Panelist Dr. Sunita Satyapal Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Panelist Dr. Tudor CONSTANTINESCU Principal Adviser to the Director-General for Energy, European Commission

  • Panelist Mr. Tomohiko Adachi Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Strategy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

16:50-17:00 Closing remarks

Mr. ISHIZUKA Hiroaki Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

- February 1950 Born in Hyogo, Japan
- March 1972 Graduated from the University of Tokyo-the Faculty of Chemical Science

- April 2018 Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
- April 2017 Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- April 2012 Member of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- April 2011 Member of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- June 2009 Member of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- April 1972 Joined Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Limited (current Mitsubishi Chemical corporation)