In the coming months, the eFuel Alliance will offer a series of events on relevant topics, including on the potential crediting options for eFuels within the CO2 standards for cars and vans and how the concept of energy efficiency needs to be reframed for a global energy economy. We will provide timely updates on our events here, as well as on the eFuel Alliance's Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.
We look forward to your participation and exciting discussions!
The European Union and Japan announced last year their ‘Green Alliance’ to accelerate the transition of both economies towards becoming climate-neutral, circular and resource-efficient in the coming decades. Together Japan and the EU can further increase a global momentum that is gathering pace. The EU and Japan also agree to work together closely on the international stage. Combatting climate change is a global challenge, that needs to be addressed by global cooperation.
Decarbonizing industrial sectors such as power generation and transport that contribute the most to global emissions of greenhouse gases is part of the EU and Japan efforts towards the climate change objectives of the Paris Agreement and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. This includes substituting fossil-based energy carriers by renewable hydrogen and its derivates and working towards developing a full and accessible hydrogen value chain.
In this event, which was co-organized by the eFuel Alliance & the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in cooperation with the Delegation of the EU to Japan, experts from Europe, Japan, Switzerland and Chile shared the latest developments on public policies and deployment of large-scale green hydrogen and eFuels production. They also discussed possible cooperation between Europe and Japan and on the international stage in green hydrogen projects.
- Dr. Ph. de Taxis du Poët, Managing Director, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
- Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chairwoman of the Board, eFuel Alliance
Panel discussion on Industrial cooperation: Global Value chains on hydrogen
- Henning Ehrenstein, Deputy Head of Unit, Energy Intensive industries, DG GROW, European Commission
- Atsuhito Nara, Deputy Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Strategy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI
- Kota Matsue, Vice President & General Manager R&D Centre, Mazda Motor Europe
- Yoshihiro Ueno, Senior Executive, General Manager, Hydrogen Energy Business Line, Air Liquide Japan
- Ryo Kogure, Manager, Low-Carbon/Life-Science Projects Team, Infrastructure Solution Dept., Plant Engineering Div., Mitsubishi Corporation
Panel discussion on Innovation cooperation: Fostering clean H2 production
- Luca Polizzi, Clean Energy Transition, DG Research & Innovation European Commission
- Eiji Ohira, General Manager, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Office, NEDO
- Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Officer ‘Green Hydrogen’, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- Dr. Philipp Furler, CEO and Founder, Synhelion SA, Switzerland
- Aram Pedinian, Commercial Manager, HIF Global, Chile
- Dr. Gediminas Ramanauskas, Head of Science, Innovation and Digital Section, Delegation of the EU to Japan
The recording of the event as well as the slides presented are available on the website of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.