Senior representatives from governments, supranational legislators and industry are gathering today in Amsterdam to discuss the challenges of hydrogen deployment and agree on a roadmap towards the implementation of a hydrogen economy, as part of the World Hydrogen Fuels Summit.
Produced by the Sustainable Energy Council with the support from Hydrogen Europe, the two-day summit aims to advance the discussions across the hydrogen and energy value chain, while driving international and cross-sector collaboration by highlighting successful case studies and promoting solutions to the key barriers of deployment.
As governments around the world accelerate their decarbonisation strategies in response to the climate crisis, hydrogen is being hailed as a leading clean, abundant and secure energy source for the future.
Yet with major economies prepared to meet climate goals and carbon neutrality by 2050, the heat is now on to put in place the pathways, policies and investment to realise this potential, which could help abate 6 GT of annual CO2 emissions, generate US$2.5 trillion in annual sales and create 30 million jobs worldwide.
“Hydrogen is today enjoying unprecedented momentum, driven by governments that both import and export energy, as well as the renewables industry, electricity and gas utilities, automakers, oil and gas companies, major technology firms and big cities,” said Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA who will be speaking at the summit.
“The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen an important part of our clean and secure energy future.”
The event is taking place today and tomorrow at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre – Main Conference Centre.