Webinar on Promoting Research and Innovation in Hydrogen: Opportunities for Cooperation between the EU and Japan
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
JST 16:00-18:15 / CET 9:00-11:15
Hydrogen has many possible applications across industry, transport, power and other sectors. There is a wide consensus that hydrogen is a key priority to achieve the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. It offers a solution to decarbonize industrial processes and economic sectors as it does not emit CO2 and cause no pollution when used. However, at present, hydrogen is largely produced from fossil fuels, resulting in the release of CO2. Renewable and low-carbon hydrogen are not yet cost competitive compared to fossil-based hydrogen.
Almost all EU Member States have included plans for clean hydrogen in their national Energy and Climate Plans. Some have already adopted national hydrogen strategies or are in the process of adopting them. However, deploying hydrogen in Europe and worldwide faces big challenges that countries cannot address alone. This requires not only substantial investment and enabling regulatory framework, but foremost research and innovation into breakthrough technologies and international cooperation.
In this event, experts from the EU and Japan will share the latest developments in policies and practices of promoting research and innovation in hydrogen. They will also discuss opportunities for cooperation in hydrogen research and innovation between the EU and Japan.