Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Inaugural Edition of The Hydrogen Economy – New Delhi Dialogue 2021

Hydrogen Roundtable being Organised by The Energy Forum and FIPI under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 15th April 2021

Posted On: 14 APR 2021 4:49PM by PIB Delhi

The Energy Forum (TEF) and the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, are organising a Hydrogen Roundtable titled “Hydrogen Economy- the Indian Dialogue-2021” in a virtual mode on 15th April, 2021 to discuss emerging hydrogen ecosystems and exploring opportunities for collaboration, cooperation and coalition.

As the world chases its international climate commitments and takes steps to counter climate change, Hydrogen is gaining increasing importance as a source to bridge energy gaps and also as a standalone source to conventional fuels.

The Hydrogen Roundtable, the first of its kind, will comprise a High-level Ministerial Session, followed by five Panel Discussions by eminent policy makers, experts and industry leaders from different geographical regions of the world, with focus on policy roadmaps and mapping demand and supply of Hydrogen.

This high-level roundtable conference will be led by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Government of India who will deliver inaugural keynote. It will be followed by keynotes from H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE, H.E. Mr. Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Australia, H.E. Mr. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark, and H.E. Mr. David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy, United States, who will present their insights on policy roadmaps, and demand and supply dynamics.

A separate session is devoted to India's Hydrogen Mission, which will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The Concluding Session will be chaired by Mr. Tarun Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The Hydrogen Roundtable will be having 25 panelists from15 countries, discussing the potential of Hydrogen from multiple sources and its relevance in national energy transitions. The Roundtable is expected to have around 3000 participation around the globe. Event can be accessed from www.futureenergyasia.com/hydrogen-economy, from 2 pm (IST) on 15 April 2021.

The objective of the Roundtable is to understand the progress of Hydrogen ecosystem across continents and contribute to creating synchrony among the thinktanks,  Governments and the industry to join forces for developing innovative and sustainable technologies at attractive costs.

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