Faculty Online Seminar – ‘China in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy’

Faculty Online Seminar – ‘China in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy’

In March 2022, China launched its first comprehensive strategy for the promotion of its hydrogen sector. While China has a long-standing policy in support of fuel cell electric vehicles, the new strategy now also includes explicit targets for renewable hydrogen production, albeit at a relatively modest scale. It also emphasizes the need to expand manufacturing capacity and promote R&D in the field of electrolyzers and fuel cells.

This event is based on a comprehensive IASS-CUHK study on China’s emerging hydrogen economy, it will explore the likely impacts of China’s new hydrogen strategy, both on developments in the country and the emerging international hydrogen economy. What are important drivers of China’s hydrogen economy? What is its relationship to decarbonization in China? What kind of support does the Chinese government grant to promote hydrogen development in China? What are remaining challenges and bottlenecks? How will it position China within the international hydrogen sector?

The draft IASS-CUHK study will be circulated to participants before the event. The study was supported by funding from Germany’s Federal Foreign Office within the project “Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: Implications of an International Hydrogen Economy.

• Welcome & Moderation, Rainer Quitzow (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

• Presentation of “China in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy: New Directions in Policy” by Xiaohan Gong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

• Roundtable discussion with:
– Philip Andrews-Speed (Energy Studies Institute of National University of Singapore)
– Michal Meidan (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies)
– Arabella M. Wang (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies)

Register here to attend the seminar.


12 Dec 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm