NRW.Global Business Japan Fireplace WebTalk: Hydrogen & FC Activities in Germany and Japan (Pre FC Expo Event)


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In the face of the most severe Economic Crisis since World War II, brought about by the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, we forget that the ongoing Climate Crisis is an even greater threat to humanity. Global warming with its growing and lasting impact needs to be urgently addressed and reversed. The Paris Accord – now again with the US –, the EU’s Green Deal, Germany’s Exit from Coal and Japan’s Carbon Neutral initiative are all important steps but only the beginning of a long struggle of decarbonization.
Our future rests on the successful shift from fossil to renewable energies for which Hydrogen and its use are deemed to have great potential. Germany has set clear targets with the German National Hydrogen Strategy (June 2020). As the first German State North Rhine-Westphalia presented its Hydrogen Roadmap (November 2020). This aims for a strong Hydrogen Infrastructure (production, pipelines, supply chain) and an increase of Hydrogen Applications in energy, industry, mobility and beyond.
NRW.Global Business Japan, the Japan office of the Trade and Investment Promotion Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, invites you to a Fireplace WebTalk with experts from Asahi Kasei Corp., Chiyoda Corp., Murata Machinery, Ltd. as well the EnergyAgency.NRW and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy who will share insights into their Hydrogen projects, policy issues, technical and economic challenges as well as opportunities for cooperation.

Please join the coming Fireplace WebTalk organized by NRW.Global Business Japan. 

Date: 26th February 2021 (Fri.)

Time: 17.00h – 19.30h (JST), i.e. 9.00h – 11.30h (CET) 

Location: Zoom Conference 

Language: English 

Free of Charge

Please register latest by 23th February (Tue.) 24.00h (JST), i.e. 16.00h (CET)

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17:00 - 17:10 Opening Remarks
Georg Löer
Representative Director & President
NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.

17:10 - 17:25 Presentation: „Recent Activities and Strategies for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell in NRW“
Dr. Thomas Kattenstein, EnergyAgency.NRW GmbH

17:25 - 17:35 Introduction FC Expo-Participants from North Rhine-Westphalia I
anleg GmbH, 2G Energy AG

17:35 - 17:55 Presentation: “Asahi Kasei‘s Activities On A Green Hydrogen”
Masami Takenaka, Ph.D.
Executive Officer,
Corporate Research & Development,
Asahi Kasei Corporation

17:55 - 18:15 Presentation: “Chiyoda’s Hydrogen and CCU Business”
Haruna Takagawa
Senior Project Engineer,
Carbon Management Business Office,
Business Innovation Department,
Chiyoda Corporation

18:15 - 18:20 Introduction FC Expo-Participants from North Rhine-Westphalia II
EWG - Essen Economic Development Agency

18:20 - 18:40 Presentation: “Murata Machinery’s Activities for Realizing a Hydrogen Society”
Hideshi Nakanishi
Business Development Center,
Research & Development Division,
Murata Machinery, Ltd.

18:40 - 19:00 Presenation: “The GJETC and Opportunities for German-Japanese Collaboration on Clean Hydrogen”
Dr. Stefan Thomas
Director Division "Energy, Transport and Climate Policy”,
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

19:00 - 19:15 Q&A Session
19:15 - 19:30 Meet & Greet Lounge

*Please click on the names of the speakers to view their CVs. 


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Georg Löer
Representative Director & President 
NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.