Ministerial Session


Opening remarks by Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister, METI

Global perspective by Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA
" The role of hydrogen in meeting our energy and climate goals "
Speeches by ministers and other representative from other countries
<Participating Ministers/etc (Alphabetical order)>

・Argentina (Dr. Javier Papa, Secretariat of Energy)
・Australia (The Hon Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)
・Canada (Mr. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary)
・European Commission (Ms. Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy)
・France (Mr. Laurent Michel, General Director for Energy and Climate, Ministry of Ecological Transition)
・Germany (Mr. Andreas Feicht, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)
・Hydrogen Council (Mr. Pierre-Etienne Franc, Secretary)
・International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)・United States (Mr. Daniel Simmons, IPHE Chair (US))
・International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director General)
・Netherlands (H.E. Eric Wiebes, Minister of Economic Affairs and climate Policy)
・New Zealand (Hon. Dr. Megan Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources)
・Norway (H.E. Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy)
・Oman (H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhi, Minister of Energy and Minerals)
・Poland (H.E. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment)
・Poland (Mr. Jan Staniłko, Director of Innovation Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology)
・Portugal (H.E. João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister for the Environment and Climate Action)
・Russian Federation (P. Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation)
・Singapore (Dr. Tan See Leng, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Trade and Industry, and Second Minister for Manpower)
・South Africa (Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation)
・United Arab Emirates (H.E. Suhail Mohamed AlMazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure)
・United Kingdom (The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth), BEIS)

The session intends to keep and expand momentum of global efforts towards hydrogen-based economy as part of the decarbonization strategy, even under the Covid-19 situation.


Industrial Session


Fuel cell-powered mobility Platform

Presentations from companies/local governments/etc
<Participating Companies/etc (Alphabetical order)>

・Ballard Power Systems(Mr. Randy MacEwen, CEO)
・Bosch Corporation(Mr. Klaus Meder, President and Representative Director)
・Iwatani Corporation(Mr. Akiji Makino, Chairman and CEO)
・Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Mr. Tadashi Maeda, Governor)
・Linde Engineering(Dr. Alexander Unterschütz, Senior Vice President Components - Member of the Executive Leadership Team)
・MICHELIN(Mr. Fabio Ferrari, Hydrogen Mobility Business Venture Director (Former CEO of Symbio))
・Mitsui & Co., Ltd.(Mr. Toru Matsui, Managing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Solutions Business Unit)
・Toyota Motor Corporation(Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board)

Hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in decarbonizing transport sector. The session intends to share latest actions and initiatives to promote deployment of FCVs and hydrogen refueling stations, with particular focus on the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in commercial vehicles, which increasingly attracts global attention.


Hydrogen Supply Chain Platform

Presentations from companies/local governments/etc
<Participating Companies/etc (Alphabetical order)>

・bp(Ms. Louise Jacobsen Plutt, Senior Vice President Hydrogen & CCUS)
・Chiyoda Corporation(Mr. Masaji Santo, President & COO)
・Equinor(Mr. Steinar Eikaas, Vice President for Low Carbon Solutions)
・German-Japanese Energy Transition Council(Dr. Peter. Hennicke, Co-Chair)
・JERA Co., Inc.(Mr. Satoshi Onoda, President)
・Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.(Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana, Chairman of the Board)
・Mitsubishi Corporation (Mr. Katsuya Nakanishi, Executive Vice President, Group CEO, Power  Solution Group)
・Shell(Mr. Paul Bogers, Vice President- Hydrogen) 

Increasing roles of hydrogen in the global decarbonization means the use of hydrogen at scale, leading to the need to establish international hydrogen supply chain. The session intends to share private/public initiatives/measures towards establishing such supply chain, as well as challenges including regulations for maritime transport of hydrogen.


Hydrogen Hub Platform

Presentations from companies/local governments/etc
<Participating Companies/etc (Alphabetical order)>

・Asahi Kasei Corp.(Mr. Masami Takenaka, Ph.D., Executive Officer, Corporate Research & Development)
・Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy(Dr. Ulrike Wolf, Director General)
・City of Los Angeles (Mr. Eric Garcetti, Mayor)
・ENGIE(Mr. Mario SAVASTANO, Executive Vice President)
・Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.(Mr. Akimasa Muyama, Senior Vice President and CTO)
・Nel(Mr. Jon André Løkke, CEO)
・Nippon Steel Corporation (Mr. Seiji Nomura, Fellow)
・Stedin(Mr. Albert van der Molen, Distribution System Operator)
・Toshiba Corporation(Mr. Mamoru Hatazawa, Representative Executive Officer, Corporate  Executive Vice President)

Many initiatives and actions are being undertaken in the world to promote the production or intensive use of hydrogen in local areas, as a step towards hydrogen- based economy. The session intends to promote such actions by sharing practices and challenges of leading examples in the world, with a view to promoting global coordination of such “Hydrogen Hubs”.


Closing Remarks Mr. Hiroaki Ishizuka, Chairman, NEDO


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