On April 15, Ms Grace Carey, Minister Counsellor of the British Embassy in China and Professor Martin Freer the Director of Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), presented the HyDEX programme and its demonstrating projects in hydrogen production, storage and applications at the 2023 China-Europe Hydrogen Energy Industry Forum.
With the theme of “Open Cooperation and Shared Future”, the forum took place in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia. The forum was jointly directed by Beijing Tsinghua Industrial Development Research Institute and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and hosted by the International Hydrogen Energy Centre.
As an international hydrogen energy forum, the 2023 China-Europe Hydrogen Energy Industry Forum focused on the topics of energy security and energy transition, aiming to seize the historical opportunity of energy transition, deepen exchanges and cooperation between China and Europe, and help the high-quality development of the hydrogen energy industry.
Nearly 200 representatives from embassies and consulates, plus government and businesses across seven countries and regions, including China, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Australia, participated in this hybrid forum to seek the collaborative development of the global hydrogen energy industry.
Supported by the Director for Knowledge Exchange, Min Rose and Professor Xiaolei Fan from University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Professor Martin Freer introduced the hydrogen energy industry development of Midlands and how university and research could contribute to the Hydrogen economy. Among their presentations, Min and Prof Fan shared the development of University of Nottingham in sustainable hydrogen research, sustainable heavy trucks, shipping and rail transportation. Professor Martin Freer highlighted the new hydrogen economy industry-university-research platform-HyDEX and the demonstration projects in the fields of industry, transportation, agriculture, and energy storage.
The successful convening of the 2023 China-Europe Hydrogen Energy Industry Forum has established a platform for exchanges and cooperation between China and Europe in the development of hydrogen energy technology and demonstration of hydrogen energy.
As a key work-package of HyDEX, international collaboration is always one of our priories, which aims to build a new global research and knowledge exchange alliance for technology sharing and promoting the development of the global hydrogen energy industry.