FUTURE OF HYDROGEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST ENERGY SYSTEM
Thursday, 27 February 2020
09:15 – 10:30
The interest in hydrogen in a global sustainable energy system has continued to gain significant traction and momentum in major advanced economies. As a large producer and consumer of energy, the Middle Eastern regional economy can gain substantial benefit from this emerging opportunity by having a targeted portfolio of clean energy policy, market development and technology. In this session, our panelists will discuss a future role of hydrogen in the Middle Eastern energy system that can help manage emissions domestically while continuing its role as a safe, reliable and affordable energy supplier to the world.
During this session, our expert panel will discuss commercially viable hydrogen technologies and emerging technical breakthroughs across the hydrogen value chain from production to storage, transportation and distribution. Our panelists will also discuss remaining technical barriers to achieve cost and performance competitiveness, and present recommendations on technology development options.
The session panelists will discuss the infrastructure requirements for large-scale deployment of hydrogen around the world. Our expert panel will also present growth opportunities for international hydrogen and carbon trading, harmonization of regulations and standards, and private-public partnerships.
In this session, our panelists will discuss key policy instruments that can incentivize fast technology development and targeted execution of national hydrogen strategies and roadmaps. Our international expert panel will also share valuable experiences and insights on their journeys to achieve a fully aligned and enriched policy framework on hydrogen.