Dubbed, The Hydrogen Economy – Developments in the Middle East, H2 View will host the first session of the conference, focusing on the important role the region is set to play in the global hydrogen economy.

Having been highlighted as a potential key exporter of hydrogen and green ammonia in both a report from Siemens Energy, and the Hydrogen Council this year alone, the session hopes to bring the nascent industry to light, in a bid to assist it in reaching its potential.

The Hydrogen Council’s Global Hydrogen Flows report identified the Middle East as a ‘powerhouse’ exporter with extensive and large trade flows to Asia in the form of shipped hydrogen, ammonia, and synthetic kerosene by 2050.

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The conference session is set to hear from Evonik Creavis’ Dr. Oliver Busch who will detail mechanisms that the region could deploy in shifting its hydrogen production away from grey to green, with further insight from AMEA Power on establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem.

Coming as one of the key conferences in gasworld’s calendar, Rob Cockerill, Global Editor at gasworld and H2 View, believes the integrated session comes at a key time for the region.

Saying the region has a huge role to play in the energy transition, Cockerill explained that the Middle East and North Africa region has enormous renewables potential, with renewable and low-carbon hydrogen set to come as a centrepiece in its transition away from fossil fuels.

He added, “The MENA Industrial Gases Conference has long been the show-stopper event for gasworld, in fact it was where gasworld events all began back in December 2007,” said Cockerill. “That’s why we’re delighted that H2 View will provide a dedicated hydrogen session within this year’s event, against a backdrop of change, decarbonisation and the rise of clean fuels in the region and globally.”

“We need to start realising that potential, now. That’s why we’re really looking forward to being an active part of this big MENA conference. This year, it really will be a game-changer event with the arrival of these hot topics and H2 View bringing the (hydrogen) conversations that matter to the region.”

You can find further information on the event here.