Hype or Hope? Hydrogen has been hailed as the element that cried “viable!” for the last few decades. Today the consensual support behind Hydrogen is unprecedented and the discussions to integrate the energy vector have moved from “if” to “how”. Our delegates will remember the lively debates in Amsterdam at our inaugural World Hydrogen Summit just 12 months ago which now seem obsolete given the speed of progress since then.
The year 2020 will be remembered by many as a year of chaos and precarity, and yet this was the year many governments decided to bet on Hydrogen for the security, the prosperity and the environmental health of its citizens, with over 30 national hydrogen strategies released as part of official energy plans and decarbonization projects with the global private sector.
Perhaps circumstances helped these changes to pass under the radar for many, but today the global commitment to carbon neutrality and the undeniable severity of climate change is compounded by our economies’ needs to recover and grow sustainability into our post-COVID futures. To the Sustainable Energy Council, the time to debate the viability of Hydrogen has now passed and we are honoured to bring the leaders of our global energy future together to catalyze new Hydrogen achievements.
During the three-day virtual conference, 66 representatives from government, industry, project sponsors and academia discussed the politics, the economics, the chemistry, the physics and – most apprehensively for many, the financial mathematics behind all of it as we gear up for 2030, 2050 and beyond.
Next year, the 3rd World Hydrogen Summit will return to Rotterdam on March 9-10, 2022 to once again strengthen cross sector ties, take over Hydrogen missing links and expand global strategies towards a sustainable energy future.
Link to Executive Summary (PDF): https://worldbusinessacademy.box.com/s/2k63cwlb4gs7x7u62ke8ctg0dvb8epuv