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The global route towards green hydrogen competitiveness
Friday, 5. November 2021, 13:30 - 15:15
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Date, time

5 November from 13:30 to 15:15

Organisers and contacts

Ewout Sandker, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union in Chile 

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Federico Bernardelli, Country Image and Positioning Coordinator, Ministry of Energy of Chile

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Objective of the event

There is broad global agreement that aligning public and private stakeholders along the value chain, establishing public sector leadership and generating stable and supportive regulatory frameworks are key to the industrial-scale development of clean hydrogen. Economies representing more than 90% of global GDP have already implemented GH2 support policies, national strategies or roadmaps to accelerate the expansion of clean hydrogen. In addition, policy efforts are underway to establish international strategic frameworks to accelerate clean hydrogen deployment, such as Mission Innovation and its hydrogen platform, and H2 Global, among others.

The two combined panels will bring together public policy makers, business executives and representatives of multilateral organisations to generate dynamic discussions that contribute to the unresolved hydrogen challenges from a variety of crucial perspectives.

 

Brief description

The event will have two panels, the first one dedicated to international cooperation and incentives for the development of green hydrogen and the second one to the challenges in the value chain for the development of this industry on a regional level. There will be 5-minute breaks between both panels where a video about the H2LAC platform will be presented. Finally, at the end of the event, a collaboration agreement between green hydrogen associations at regional level will be signed.

Panel 1: International partnership coordination mechanisms and financial incentives

The role of international platforms, market analysts and development agencies has been key in identifying the key drivers, opportunities and barriers to hydrogen scale-up and competitiveness. However, several questions remain on how to effectively and efficiently strengthen collaborative initiatives and accelerate the development of clean hydrogen, especially in regions - such as Latin America - that have great potential for green hydrogen production, but limited public sector funding and capacity to catalyse the growth of this clean industry.

The development of new energy sources, such as Green Hydrogen (GH2), is key to strengthening GHG emissions mitigation and meeting the Paris Agreement targets. The development of the green hydrogen industry requires time, investment and a global process of technology development and scaling up to reduce costs. The post-pandemic economic recovery appears to be an opportunity to "build back better/greener" and take advantage of stimulus packages around the world to accelerate energy transition and decarbonisation processes.

International cooperation is originally required to rapidly close R&D and learning gaps in the value chain to produce at cost-effective levels. Technical cooperation, lesson sharing and international financing are additional keys to unlocking the clean energy scale-up.

Panel 2: Challenges of GH2 value chain development and cooperation between the EU and LAC

The need for deep decarbonisation is a transformative driver for all economic sectors. There is broad global agreement that effective climate action will require aligning public and private stakeholders along the value chain, establishing early champion leadership, and building cross-sector partnerships and alliances to establish supply chains and demonstration projects. Companies from all sectors have risen to the challenge and are already making early progress in developing clean hydrogen solutions. Companies that operate energy infrastructure and assets are getting into the hydrogen production and transportation business; technology development companies are building capabilities to produce new clean fuel technologies; and companies that currently have large energy needs supplied by fossil fuels are increasingly active in exploring and acquiring new clean energy sources. These initial projects portend new commercial opportunities for companies to compete for as climate action opens up new markets.

Closing event: Signing of the collaboration agreement between the hydrogen associations of Latin America and the Caribbean constituted to date.


Speakers

Name

Position

Institution

In-person/virtual

Panel 1

Horst Pilger Head of sector Head of Sector, Commission's Directorate-General for International Partnerships In-person
Presents and moderates: Ma.
Paz de la Cruz
General Manager H2 Chile In-person

Juan Carlos Jobet

Minister of Energy and Mining

Ministry of Energy Chile

In-person 

Carla Montesi

Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda 

Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Union (V)

Virtual

Mary Warlick

Deputy Executive Director

International Energy Agency

Virtual

Joseluis Samaniego

Chief of the Division of Sustainable Development and
Human Settlements

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Virtual

Panel 2

Presenta y modera: Ma. Paz de la Cruz

General Manager

H2 Chile

Presencial

Ewout Sandker

Head of Cooperation

European Union Delegation in Chile

In-person

Pablo Terrazas

Executive Vice-President

CORFO

In-person

Yeimy Baez

Vice President of Gas

ECOPETROL Group, Colombia

Virtual

Juriaan van Tilburg

Manager – The Netherlands

Hinicio

In-person


Agenda of the event 

Time Topic

13:30

5 min.

Welcome 


Introductory greeting 

Mr. Horst Pilger, Team Leader - Head of Sector for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, European Union (P)


Moderator: Maria Paz de la Cruz, General Manager H2 Chile

13:35

25 min.

Panel 1: “Coordination Mechanisms for International Alliances and Financing Incentives”


Chile’s Green Hydrogen Strategy and its first achievements

Mr. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy and Mining, Chile (P)

The EU Green Hydrogen Strategy

Ms. Carla Montesi, Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Union (V)


Challenges and opportunities for low-carbon hydrogen deployment

Ms. Mary Warlick, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency (V)


Renewable energies in Latin America and the potential for the development of GH2

Mr. José Luis Samaniego, Chief of the Division of Sustainable Development and Human Settlements, UN-ECLAC (V)

14:00

20 min.

Round table discussion 


Questions: 

  1. How does CEPAL view international cooperation with regard to this new kind on the energy block, what would it recommend to LAC and the EU in terms of energy cooperation? Between regions and within LAC?
  2. The international “arm” of the EUs GH2 Strategy seems to be focusing mainly on its immediate neighbourhood, what does this mean in terms of the EUs cooperation strategies with LAC?
  3. What is Chile looking for in terms of international cooperation with Europe, and how does it view its neighbours: as competitors or allies?
  4. IEA: What are the key focus areas for international cooperation that IEA sees as central to the deployment of low-carbon Hydrogen? 

14:20

5min.

Break

Video Presentation of H2LAC Platform by GIZ

14:25

20 min.

Panel 2: “GH2 value chain development challenges and cooperation between EU and LAC”


Team Europe Initiative for GH2 development in Chile

Mr. Ewout Sandker, Head of Cooperation, European Union Delegation in Chile. (P)


GH2 R&D and piloting financing challenges

Mr. Pablo Terrazas, Executive vice-president, CORFO. (P)


The development of green hydrogen in Colombia 

Ms. Yeimy Baez, Vice President of Gas, ECOPETROL Group, Colombia. (V)


GH2 certification schemes

Juriaan van Tilburg:  Manager at Hinicio, Netherlands. (P)

14:45

15 min

Round table discussion 

15:00

13 min

Closing event: Signing of collaboration agreement between the hydrogen associations of Latin America and the Caribbean constituted to date 

Scene-setting: Malcolm Turnbull, ex primer ministro de Australia y presidente de GH2O

Short intervention by hydrogen association representatives 

  • Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía Costa Rica: Rolando Castro Viceministro (V)
  • Asociación Chilena de Hidrógeno: María Paz de la Cruz (P)
  • Asociación Peruana de Hidrógeno: Daniel Cámac (V)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Hidrógeno: Camilo Uribe (V)
  • Asociación Mexicana de Hidrógeno: Israel Hurtado (V)
  • Alianza por el Hidrógeno de Costa Rica: Flora Montealegre (V)

Signing of collaboration and official photo.

15:13

2 min

Closing Remarks

Moderator: Maria Paz de la Cruz, General Manager H2 Chile (P)

View presentations:

Ewout Sandker

Pablo Terrazas

Yeimy Baez

Juriaan van Tilburg

See video "Global warming"

Team in charge of communication and attention to the press

Kareen Linzmayer, Communications Advisor to the Minister's Office, Ministry of Energy

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Mónica Benavides, Press and Communications Officer, European Union Delegation in Chile

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