Shown left is H2Korea Chairman Moon Jae-do. To his right is Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher. Photo courtesy of H2Korea & Dutch Government

Two countries will encourage development of hydrogen economy

H2Korea announced on March 9 that the state-backed organization would hold a conference about the hydrogen economy next week, along with delegates from the Netherlands.

Organized by the parliamentary hydrogen economy forum and H2Korea, the gathering will take place in National Assembly on March 15 to discuss various issues.

The get-together is planned in time with the visit of Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher next week.

Schreinemacher, who previously served as a member of the European Parliament, will deliver a congratulatory comment during the March 9 convention.

“Around 100 people are expected to be part of the conference. On top of lawmakers, government officials, businesspeople and representatives of related organizations will be there,” an H2Korea spokesman said.

“They will deal with the hydrogen policies of the two countries and associated projects. They will also have a panel meeting to encourage the development of a hydrogen economy.”

Indeed, leaders of various Dutch organizations will take part in the meeting.

Included in them are senior officials from Paqell, Port of Rotterdam, Prodrive Technologies, Groningen Seaports, OCI, Strohm, Howden Thomassen Compressors, New Energy Coalition, Demaco Holland, SoluForce, and Duiker Combustion Engineers.

H2Korea is South Korea’s state-sponsored outfit designed to support the hydrogen economy _ using hydrogen to decarbonize economic sectors that are hard to electrify.

Midway through last year, almost 20 organizations from across the world formed a global organization called the Global Hydrogen Industrial Association Alliance (GHIAA).

The alliance strives to create a new ecosystem focusing on hydrogen. H2Korea chief Moon Jae-do was elected to head the GHIAA for the first two years.

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