Thematic Track Session 4.1

Green Hydrogen for Industrial Decarbonization

Green hydrogen and its derivative zero- and low-carbon fuels have the potential to become vital low-carbon energy carriers in hard-to-abate sectors such as cement, iron, steel, chemicals and aluminum as well as international shipping. Globally, researchers, policymakers and investors have high expectations. However, green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol and other synthetic fuels remain scarce and costly resources. Experts indicate that green hydrogen and its derivatives should be directed to hard to electrify sectors, such as the fertilizer industry and energy intensive industries. Furthermore, with high demand for green hydrogen, electrolyzer manufacturing will need to ramp up significantly. There are also new types of electrolyzers being developed to produce hydrogen. How should governments plan for a green hydrogen market? What are the latest developments in green hydrogen and electrolyzer technologies? How can governments and the private sector use green hydrogen to create green industrial clusters? What are the challenges in transport and storage of green hydrogen? What innovative business models and financing approaches are being used to support new projects in the industrial sector?

This session will offer insights into the development and scaling of green hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors across Asia-Pacific. This will include exploring the current challenges and barriers hindering the scaling of green hydrogen in the region, identifying potential initiatives to accelerate the adoption and implementation of green hydrogen technologies within industrial sectors, showcasing successful case studies and best practices of green hydrogen deployment, highlighting lessons learned and key success factors, and facilitating knowledge-sharing amongst key stakeholders, including industry representatives, policymakers, financiers and technology providers. The aim is to drive collective action towards scaling green hydrogen across Asia-Pacific. The session will include insights from the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the OECD, the Climate Group, USAID, the Climateworks Centre and ADB. The session will be moderated by UNIDO.


2:00 - 2:05 p.m.

Introduction from Moderator

Moderator: Peter Warren , Facility Manager, Accelerate-to-Demonstrate (A2D) Facility, UNIDO

2:05 - 2:10 p.m.

Scene-Setter Presentation

Steve Peters, Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy), ADB

2:10 - 2:55 p.m.


A Roadmap for Developing and Scaling the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem

Mridula Bharadwaj, Capacity Building Specialist, International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Learnings from country-level implementation of OECD Framework for industry’s net-zero transition

Joseph Cordonnier, Industry Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Accelerating Net-zero Steel Demand and Production to Boost Green Hydrogen in India

Abhas Sinha, Project Manager, SteelZero, Climate Group

Vietnam’s Hydrogen Development Strategy: Implementation Planning

Quynh Ngo Thuy, Consultant, USAID V-LEEP II

The Rise of the Green Hydrogen Industrial Park: How to Maintain its Integrity

Petra Christi, Senior Analyst, Climateworks Centre

2:55 - 3:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

3:25 - 3:30 p.m.



Petra Christi

Petra Christi

Senior Analyst, ClimateWorks Centre