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Japan Hosts First Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting

November 9, 2018

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On October 23 (Tue.), 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly held the First Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo. This was the first ministerial-level meeting to hold discussions on the realization of hydrogen-powered society as its main subject.

The meeting brought together over 300 stakeholders, including ministerial officials, top executives from related companies and representatives from 21 countries, regions and organizations from around the world. Participants confirmed the importance of global collaboration in the field of hydrogen and shared future directions of policies for approaches to utilization of hydrogen across the world. As an outcome of the meeting, The Tokyo Statement, the chairman’s summary of the meeting, was released by Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as a chair of the meeting.

  • Meeting group photo
    Group photo

Industry and International Organization session

Plenary Session: Potential of Hydrogen Energy for Energy Transition

1 Mr. Yasuhiro Matsuyama, Director-General, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan pdf
2 H.E. Dan Brouillette, Representative of International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy(IPHE) -
3 Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency(IEA) pdf
4 Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director, NOW, Mission Innovation pdf
5 Mr. Pierre-Etienne Franc, Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, Vice President of Air Liquid pdf
6 Mr. Hiroaki Ishizuka, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization pdf

Session 1: Expansion of Hydrogen Use - Mobility & H2 Infrastructure -

M Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director for Fuel Cell Technologies office, DOE -
1 Dr. Wen Ling, President & CEO, China Energy Investment Cooperation pdf
2 Mr. Joel Ewanick, Founder & CEO, First Element pdf
3 Mr. George Hansen, Director, GM Collaboration, Global Fuel Cell Business, General Motors Company pdf
4 Dr. Saehoon Kim, Vice president & head of Fuel Cell Group, Hyundai Motor Company pdf
5 Mr. Shigeki Terashi, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation pdf
6 Mr. David Whyte, Vice President, Ballard pdf

Session 2: Upstream & Global Supply-chain for Global Hydrogen utilization

M Mr. Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman & CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan(IEEJ) -
1 Mr. Ryosuke Shimizu, CSO, Chiyoda Corporation pdf
2 Ms. Hege Rognø, Manager Technology Management, Equinor pdf
3 Mr. Akimasa Muyama, Director, Senior Executive Vice President, CTO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems pdf
4 Mr. Peter Verbeke, Hydrogen Business Develop Manager, Royal Dutch Shell -
5 Dr. Aqil Jamal, Chief Technologist, Carbon Management Research & Division, Saudi Aramco Research Center -

Session 3: Renewable Energy Integration & Sectoral Integration

M Mr. Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCHJU -
1 Mr.Tudor CONSTANTINESCU, Principal Adviser to Director General, DG Energy, European Commission pdf
2 Mr. Jon André Løkke, CEO, Nel pdf
3 Mr. Mario SAVASTANO, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Business Development, Hydrogen Business Unit, ENGIE -
4 Dr. Simon Bourne, CTO, ITM Power pdf
5 Mr. Eric Klein, Vice President Sales, Hydrogen Solutions, Siemens AG pdf

*M: Moderator

Meeting Agenda

Tokyo Statement

Summary Statement

Relevant Page

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