Energy transition

World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition: Bringing Hydrogen to the World

5 January 2022
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Column by: Chris Hugall, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Council

Planes, cars and buses on hydrogen: during the World Hydrogen Summit in Ahoy Rotterdam, you will get a preview on the hydrogen system of the future. The global demand for hydrogen will be huge.

The World Hydrogen Summit is the perfect moment to get all the information on the possibilities of hydrogen, given to you by world leaders.

Rotterdam seen from the Nhow hotel terrace
Photo: Robin Utrecht

The energy transition is a divisive topic, the demand from the public, governments, and industry to move quickly to sustainable sources of energy is huge. Some believe oil and gas needs to stop instantly and others realise it’s a transition and it will take time to move to new sources of energy. The speed of this transition is quick, but it needs to be quicker. It becomes clearer that hydrogen will be one of the key industries to enhance the energy transition.

At the Sustainable Energy Council, we see our job to encourage and help everyone move towards a more sustainable world. We are also realists and understand the need to engage with all sides, utilising the skills, technology, and funding from every sector to push these goals.

As such we are delighted to have joined forces with the Port of Rotterdam, City of Rotterdam, and the Province of Zuid Holland to bring the world’s most important Hydrogen event - the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition - to Rotterdam in March 2022.

You will see hydrogen buses, planes and boats in action

The IEA’s Executive Director Fatih Birol has said: “Hydrogen is today enjoying unprecedented momentum. The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen an important part of our clean and secure energy future.”

The summit will hear from industry leaders and Government Ministers how they must come together to push the hydrogen agenda. Attendees will be able to meet Energy Ministers from across the world, all the leading industry players will be under one roof, coming together to announce projects, collaborations and provide global leadership when its most needed.

Site visits in the port

Participants will have the opportunity for site visits to the port of Rotterdam to see world leading plans in action, as well as visit Delft University and see pioneering Hydrogen work for its use as the fuel of the future.

The world-leading exhibition will see visitors from across the globe congregate in Rotterdam. As the trusted global platform for hydrogen developments, it’s the time for energy leaders to showcase, connect, discuss, collaborate and do business, driving the hydrogen industry forward.

The Hydrogen investment pipeline is now over $500 billion

We invite the global energy and business community to join leading companies presenting hydrogen pilot projects, innovative technologies, new products and key services for all aspects of the growing hydrogen value chain.

Chris Hugall, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Council
Chris Hugall, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Council

Hydrogen hub

The global demand for hydrogen will be huge. The World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition is the place to hear directly from the project stakeholders and establish collaborations. The partnership opportunities for local and international businesses are second to none. Rotterdam is already recognised as the European centre for energy, and we are delighted in working with our partners to push Rotterdam to be the global hydrogen hub.