The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is to be held between May 9 and 10 in the 2018 Winter Olympics resort of Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, composed of three sections, with participation by leading best hydrogen experts from home and abroad.
Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province, stressed, “We will discuss the value chain of the hydrogen industry, focused on liquefied hydrogen.”
The first international forum is to be held for building infrastructure and accelerating industrialization for hydrogen energy, tailored to Gangwon-do. This forum is planned to take place annually with the name of ‘International Hydrogen Forum.’
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum, hosted by Gangwon-do Province and also under the auspices of Gangwon Techno Park and Gangwon Convention & Visitors Bureau, is to be held between May 9 and 10 at Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.
In particular, this forum is to be held concurrently with the Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting of the International Energy Agency and also the 2019 Spring Conference of the Korean Hydrogen & New Energy Society (Chairman: Jung-hui Lee, Professor of Chonbuk National University).
IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Pyeongchang over a three-day period from May 7 to 9, and will be attended by nearly 25 members of the international fuel cell subcommittee.
The spring conference of the Korean hydrogen & new energy society is to be held over a two-day period from May 9 to 10 at the convention center of Alpensia Resort, and is expected to feature 21 oral presentations and 60 poster presentations, and will be attended by nearly 300 experts from the industry and academia.
The primary objectives of the 1st International Hydrogen Forum are to vitalize the hydrogen industry in Gangwon-do Province, to activate exchanges of information within the hydrogen industry, and to grow into a major forum for the hydrogen energy field.
Gangwon-do plans to make this forum a sustainable and representative one, in which seeking ways in order to transform Gangwon-do into a hydrogenbased area could be fully discussable.
Gangwon-do is planning to transform Samcheok, where a nuclear facility is located, into a hydrogenbased
energy hub upon cancellation of the nuclear power plant designation. To that end, the Province is developing master plans for a series of related projects.
As a hydrogen-powered city pursuing a ‘hydrogen society,’ where hydrogen energy is consumed as a primary energy source through liquefied hydrogen storage and utilization, Gangwon-do is clearly signaling its strong commitment to becoming a hydrogen-based society and economy through the Forum.
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is composed of three sections: ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’ (May 9); ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration’ (May 9); and ‘Future Hydrogen Technology’ (May 10).
During section 1, ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’, Detlef Stolten, Director of IEK3 at the Juelich Research Center, Germany, and also Chairman of IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Global Trends in Hydrogen Energy and Prospects’ ; this will be followed by ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Supply Chain Solutions,’ an address delivered by Peter Gerstl, Head of Product Management, Linde Group; and ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Korea,’ delivered by Byeong-il Choi, Researcher-In-Charge, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; and also ‘Nano Engineering for High-Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems,’ delivered by Gi-seok Nam, Professor of Chonbuk National University.
During section 2, ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration,’ Amgad Elgowainy, Team Leader/Principal Energy Systems Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, will deliver a keynote speech on ‘Water Electrolysis Prospects and P2G Energy Storage Technology’; this will be followed by ‘Renewable Energy in Europe and Studies on P2G Cases and Mobility’ delivered by Albert Van Den Noot, Senior Consultant of DNV GL, Norway; and ‘Mass-Production of Hydrogen through Water Electrolysis for Carbon Phase-Out,’ delivered by Everett Anders from Nel, a global water electrolysis expert from Norway.
Section 3 will focus on future technologies being developed in Korea. In particular, the progress of four major projects in a city, vessel, train, and P2G will be introduced in detail by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (hydrogen city), Pusan National University (hydrogen powered vessel), Korea Railroad Research Institute (hydrogen powered train), and Korea Institute of Energy Research (P2G).
Moreover, a preliminary event on the theme of ‘Safe Hydrogen Society’ will be held on May 9 especially for the residents and students in Gangwon-do, together with additional events such as hydrogen industry public information, industrial tour, business agreement, and many more.
In particular, Gangwon-do will conclude three business agreements on May 9, including development of the hydrogen city, development of the hydrogen industry, and development of industry, and hydrogenpowered vessels ― in an effort to nurture the future drivers for growth in relation to the hydrogen industry.
“Recently, Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Gangwon-do and promised continued support for and attention to Samcheok’s transformation into a hydrogen city,” explained Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province. “Through the international Forum we will widely publicize our strong determination to promote hydrogen projects and gather valuable inputs from experts in the field.”
And he expressed his wishes as follows: “Especially we’d like to discuss various aspects of this initiative, ranging from hydrogen production to storage, transport, and utilization, in order to identify an optimized value chain for the industry.”
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