11 Feb 2019 Workshop

IEA Workshop on Hydrogen


The IEA held a high-level workshop on hydrogen on 11 February, bringing together key experts and decision-makers from all parts of the hydrogen value chain. Participants included government representatives, potential hydrogen suppliers, equipment providers, transporters, users of hydrogen and its derivative products, financers and researchers.

The results of the workshop will inform a major new IEA study that will assess the state of play for hydrogen, its economics and future potential. The analysis will cover the entire technology chain for hydrogen from production, transport and storage to its various uses. It will also discuss near-term opportunities for hydrogen deployment as well as practical steps for implementation. The report will be a key input to the 2019 G20 Presidency of Japan.

Agenda and Presentations

09:30 IEA report on hydrogen for G20 leaders

  • Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA
  • Hiroshi Oe, Ambassador of Japan to the OECD, Chair of the IEA Governing Board
  • Dominique Ristori, Director-General Energy, European Commission
  • Dr. Michael Losch, Director General for Energy and Mining, representing H.E. Elisabeth Köstinger, Minister of Sustainability and Tourism, Austria

10:00 The case(s) for hydrogen – motivations for an increasing focus on hydrogen

  • Dr. Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist, Australia
  • Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, former Secretary General of OPEC (Presentation)
  • Dr. Ashish Lele, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries, India (Presentation)
  • Masana Ezawa, Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (Presentation)

11:30 Expanding markets for hydrogen – near-term priorities

  • Phillippe Kavafyan, CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (Presentation)
  • Liu Wei, Deputy General Manager, China Energy Investment Corporation and Secretary General of China Hydrogen Alliance (Presentation)
  • Steinar Eikaas, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor (Presentation)
  • Dr. Florian Ausfelder, Head of Energy and Climate, Dechema (Presentation)

13:00 From early markets to… where? – Views on long-term potential for hydrogen

  • Mikio Kizaki, Chief Professional Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Mikael Nordlander, Head of Industry Decarbonisation R&D, Strategic Development, Vattenfall AB (Presentation)
  • Dr. David Hart, Director, E4tech (Presentation)

15:30 Getting the ball rolling – needed policies and next steps to scale-up

  • Dr. Rebecca Maserumule, Chief Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Prof. Ad van Wijk, Technical University of Delft (Presentation)
  • Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice President Air Liquide and Secretary of Hydrogen Council (Presentation)

Full Agenda (PDF)