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MPs scrutinise Japanese and German hydrogen strategies

2 July 2021

The Science and Technology Committee is holding its fifth evidence session as part of its inquiry into the role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero. In this session, MPs will scrutinise the Japanese and German hydrogen strategies, speaking with experts from both countries. The Committee will also discuss the challenges of measuring and regulating hydrogen use in the UK.


Wednesday 7 July - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

Panel one (at 9.30am)

  • Professor Katsuhiko Hirose, CEO and Chief Consultant, HyWealth Co., and Visiting Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University
  • Professor Takeo Kikkawa, distinguished fellow at the Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan

Panel two (at approx. 10.15am)

  • Eric Heymann, Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank Research
  • Franz Lehner, Head of International Cooperation at NOW GmbH (The National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology)

Panel three (at approx. 11.00am)

  • Dr Jane Dennett-Thorpe, Deputy Director of Decarbonisation and Energy Transition, Ofgem; and
  • Dr Martin Hanton, Technical Director, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

Further information

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