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In our 1st webinar for 2021, the Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association is joined by the Corrs Chambers Westgarth and other experts who considered hydrogen in a range of contexts, including – the optimal hydrogen pricing mechanism for Asia; The importance of certification and guarantee of origin for pricing; How important is it for certification to reflect accurately emissions produced by hydrogen; How should certification be enforced and who should pay for regulation; What policies are required for hydrogen to become a reality in Asia; and what is the preferred form of government support or intervention and how does this influence/impact private sector investment decisions.

In our 6th webinar, the Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association is joined by the Linklaters and Allens team who discussed the ambitions and policy drivers behind a shift towards hydrogen, the different tools and incentives being used to facilitate those ambitions, and the outlook on whether these tools and incentives will be enough, and considering the variety experiences to date in Australia and Japan, South East Asia and across Europe. The webinar is organized in partnership with Linklaters.

Our 5th webinar discussed the opportunity for decarbonizing heavy industries by using hydrogen When considering what a global energy system on a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway will look like by 2050, hydrogen consistently plays a critical role as an energy carrier. The industrial processes used in the production of things like steel, cement, glass, and chemicals all require high temperature heat. Currently, this heat is produced by burning fossil fuels. For these hard-to-abate sectors, there is essentially no way to reach net-zero emissions at the scale required without using hydrogen. The webinar was organized in partnership with Lux Research.

Our fourth webinar discussed the highlights of a recent report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) on the outlook for the green hydrogen industry. While the renewable energy rich green hydrogen industry is accelerating with 50 new projects globally, the current pace is not fast enough to meet global energy demand; with massive capital shortfalls and government inaction stalling start-ups. The webinar was organised in partnership with IEEFA.

Our third webinar discussed the re-purposing of green assets to incorporate hydrogen. While the focus of green hydrogen production is predominantly looking at the opportunities for greenfield projects, we need to consider whether existing asset owners can participate in this emerging market and diversify their revenue streams to move with market trends. In this session we will look at the benefits and constraints of introducing hydrogen into existing renewable assets, the potential options for doing so, the technical considerations and constraints for retrofitting electrolysers and the future opportunities for green hydrogen. The webinar was organized in partnership with Pinsent Masons and Wood.

Our first Market Outlook Session discussed the development of the hydrogen sector in Australia and will provide an overview of current projects being developed in Australia. With the rapid development of the renewable energy sector in Australia, the country has started to focus on hydrogen as a potential carrier to export renewable energy while at the same time it started to look at using hydrogen in its domestic transport sector. The webinar was organized in partnership with ENEA Consulting.

This webinar discussed the deployment of fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) and the cost analysis of ownership of FCEVs in Asia-Pacific. The webinar was organized in partnership with Deloitte and Ballard Power Systems.