Hydrogen & FC Activities in Germany and Japan (Pre FC Expo Event)

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On February 26, 2021 from 17:00 – 19:30 (JST) / 09:00-11:30 (CET), the NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.) will hold a web talk entitled „Hydrogen & FC Activities in Germany and Japan (Pre FC Expo Event)“ . This event will be held prior to the FC EXPO 2021 – 17th Int’l Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 3 – 5, 2021.

Informationen zur Veranstaltung

26. Februar 2021, 17:00 bis 19:30 Uhr

Veranstalter: NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.)

In the face of the most severe Economic Crisis since World War II, brought about by the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, we forget that the ongoing Climate Crisis is an even greater threat to humanity. Global warming with its growing and lasting impact needs to be urgently addressed and reversed. The Paris Accord – now again with the US –, the EU’s Green Deal, Germany’s Exit from Coal and Japan’s Carbon Neutral initiative are all important steps but only the beginning of a long struggle of decarbonization.

Our future rests on the successful shift from fossil to renewable energies for which Hydrogen and its use are deemed to have great potential. Germany has set clear targets with the German National Hydrogen Strategy (June 2020). As the first German State North Rhine-Westphalia presented its Hydrogen Roadmap (November 2020). This aims for a strong Hydrogen Infrastructure (production, pipelines, supply chain) and an increase of Hydrogen Applications in energy, industry, mobility and beyond.


17:00 – 17:10 (JST) Opening Remarks
Georg Löer, Representative Director & President
NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.

17:10 – 17:25 (JST) Presentation: „Recent Activities and Strategies for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell in NRW“
Dr. Thomas Kattenstein, EnergyAgency.NRW GmbH

17:25 – 17:35 (JST) Introduction FC Expo-Participants from North Rhine-Westphalia I
anleg GmbH, 2G Energy AG

17:35 – 17:55 (JST) Presentation: “Asahi Kasei‘s Activities On A Green Hydrogen”
Masami Takenaka, Ph.D., Executive Officer,
Corporate Research & Development, Asahi Kasei Corporation

17:55 – 18:15 (JST) Presentation: “Chiyoda’s Hydrogen and CCU Business”
Haruna Takagawa, Senior Project Engineer,
Carbon Management Business Office, Business Innovation Department, Chiyoda Corporation

18:15 – 18:20 (JST) Introduction FC Expo-Participants from North Rhine-Westphalia II
EWG – Essen Economic Development Agency

18:20 – 18:40 (JST) Presentation: “Murata Machinery’s Activities for Realizing a Hydrogen Society”
Hideshi Nakanishi, Manager,
Business Development Center,Research & Development Division, Murata Machinery, Ltd.

18:40 – 19:00 (JST) Presenation: “The GJETC and Opportunities for German-Japanese Collaboration on Clean Hydrogen”
Dr. Stefan Thomas, Director Division „Energy, Transport and Climate Policy”,
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

19:00 – 19:15 (JST) Q&A Session
19:15 – 19:30 (JST) Meet & Greet Lounge

This event will be held in English and is free of charge. The registration deadline is February 23, 2021, 24:00 (JST) / 16:00 (CET).

For registration and more information, please visit this page.