Our Hydrogen Future

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Hydrogen promises to be the energy source of the future. Its supply is abundant, its use is clean, sustainable, and energy-efficient. Germany and Japan have emerged as leaders in hydrogen technology, and hydrogen made with renewable electricity plays a central role in both countries’ goals of achieving net zero emissions.

The next DWIH Coffee Talk takes a close look at Germany’s and Japan’s national hydrogen strategies and at current hydrogen energy projects in both countries. Moderator Axel Karpenstein (DAAD Research and Studies) is in conversation with Prof. Dr. Christian Sattler (German Aerospace Center (DLR) / TU Dresden) and Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Kodama (Niigata University), together they will examine the promises and challenges of a hydrogen-based future and opportunities for German-Japanese research and development collaboration.

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00 (JST) / 10:00-11:00 (CEST)

Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Recording (English): https://youtu.be/sBUN0bhgLXU

Recording (Japanese): https://youtu.be/q5L-JoFj_PA

Podcast (English): Anchor / Apple Podcast / Spotify / Google Podcasts

Event Information

October 4, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)


Prof. Dr. Christian Sattler, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / TU Dresden

Profile [in German] / LinkedIn / ORCID / ResearchGate / Homepage DLR Institute for Future Fuels


Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Kodama, Niigata University

Profile [PDF] / ResearchGate / Kaken Research Database [in Japanese]

Presentation slides



Axel Karpenstein, Senior Research Officer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)



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