Making Hydrogen Happen in Asia-Pacific

H2 View’s first conference and exhibition in Asia-Pacific rounded off with the popular ‘Make Hydrogen Happen’ panel which saw three leading figures debate the challenges and opportunities facing the region’s hydrogen development.

On the panel were Connie Lo, Principal Consultant at NexantECA, the international consulting firm which advises national oil companies, financial and government institutions; Marcoen Stoop, Business Development Director Asia at Nel Hydrogen; and Dr. Hacib Benaissa, Product Development Manager at Lynas Rare Earths.

Stoop set the scene by saying green hydrogen requires green electricity – its affordability and affordability – so that’s the first factor to consider when scouting for hydrogen projects. Lo agreed and immediately highlighted Australia’s abundant resources potential before turning to China.

“It’s producing about 33 million tonnes of hydrogen a year – it’s almost half the capacity of producers in the world,” she said. “China has also produced its renewable energy plans as it strives to decarbonise its economy. Under the government’s plans, it wants to have as much as 200,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen, and targeting 55,000 vehicles running on hydrogen by 2025.”

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