Mission Innovation Clean Hydrogen Mission Workshop

Policy and Technology on Hydrogen Carriers

March 4 (Mon) – 5 (Tue), 2024 Kobe, Japan

The workshop focuses on policy, technology, and future international cooperation on hydrogen carriers (liquefied hydrogen, LOHC, and ammonia) toward a large-scale deployment of hydrogen. The workshop deals with both international supply chains and domestic supply chains. We also discuss the infrastructure transformation, social acceptance, and safety aspects of hydrogen.

Host: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

Registration: https://forms.office.com/r/6jaejJYJzb

Registration close: March 1, 2024, in each time zone (Recording is available for a limited period upon registration)

Language: English (Japanese translation is available for live streaming. Recording is in English only) 

Platform: WebEx

Contact: For questions on the webinar program: Technova Inc. technova-sympo@technova.co.jp

For questions on registration and webinar platform: Inter Group Corp. secretariat_2@ig-online.jp

Day 1: JST 10:30-17:00

10:30-11:00 Welcome

Welcome from the Host

Koichi INOUE Mission Innovation Steering Committee Member Director, International Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environmental Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)

Welcome from Mission Innovation Clean Hydrogen Mission

Gijs BERENDS First Counsellor, Head of Science, Innovation, Digital, and other EU Policies Section, Delegation of the European Union of Japan (EU)

11:00-11:40 Keynotes


Paul LUCCHESE Chair, hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme, International Energy Agency (IEA) - Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme


Petra SCHWAGER Chief, Climate and Technology Partnership, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

11:40-12:40 Lunch Break

12:40-14:00 Session 1: Hydrogen Trade Policy of Leading Countries


Jocelyn TAYLOR Manager, CCUS & H2 Collaborations, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water


Alexandre CATTA Deputy Director, International Trade Policy, Natural Resources Canada


Karla Chace FUENZALIDA Head of the Hydrocarbons Unit, Fuels and New Energies Division, Ministry of Energy


Franz LEHNER Head of Division International Cooperation, National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW)

14:00-14:20 Coffee Break



Rryosaku TAKAHARA Assistant Director, Hydrogen and ammonia Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

The Netherlands

Clair Hooft GRAAFLAND Senior Advisor Energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

Saudi Arabia

Sami Al SAADAN Clean Hydrogen Department Director, Ministry of Energy


Benjamin D. GOULD Technology Manager, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, US Department of Energy (DOE) 

15:40-17:00 Session 2: R&D on Hydrogen Carriers and International Cooperation


Eiji OHIRA Strategy Architect, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)


Svein GRANDUM Counsellor, Head of Trade and Technology Office, Norwegian Embassy


Abhi J KARKAMKAR Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Office, US Department of Energy (DOE) 


Mirela ATANASIU Executive Director ad interim, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

17:00-18:00 Networking (for onsite participants) 

Day 2: JST 13:00-17:30

13:00-15:00 Session 3: Hydrogen Carriers for International Transport

Hydrogen carrier - Liquid Hydrogen

Kei NOMURA Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan) Baptiste PAGES Solution Development Manager (Energy Transition, Cryo Technologies) APAC, Air Liquide E&C Global Solutions (France/Japan)

Hydrogen carrier - LOHC

Yoshimi OKADA Fellow, Frontier Business Division, Chiyoda Corporation (Japan) Daniel TEICHMANN CEO, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies (Germany)

Hydrogen carrier - Ammonia

Isao Watanabe General Manager, Carbon Power Solutions Unit, Integrated Wind & Carbon Power Solutions, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (Japan) Zhiping ZHANG Director, Technology Transfer and Strategic Licensing, Amogy, Inc (USA) 

15:00-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-16:40 Session 4: Hydrogen Carriers for Domestic Supply Chain

Satoru OTATSUME Deputy General Manager, ENEOS Corporation (Japan) Gregory Richard CALDWELL Director - Utility Hydrogen Strategy, ATCO Energy Systems (Canada) Lars SCHAUMANN General Manager Business Development Japan, VOPAK (Netherlands) Jeffrey POLLACK Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Port of Corpus Christi (USA)

16:40-17:20 Session 5: Social Issues / Safety

Social Issue

Ivette Vera PEREZ President and CEO, Canadian Hydrogen FC Association (Canada)


John MOZLEY Operations Support Group, Overseas Strategy Department, Overseas Division, New Cosmos (Japan)

17:20-17:30 Closing

Koichi INOUE Mission Innovation Steering Committee Member Director, International Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environmental Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)

17:30-18:30 Networking (for onsite participants)