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The 2nd East Asia Summit (EAS) Hydrogen Workshop

The 2nd East Asia Summit (EAS) Hydrogen Workshop

Wed, 29 November 2023


In October 2022, ERIA hosted 1st East Asia Summit (EAS) Hydrogen Workshop, where speakers and panellists from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the International Renewable Energy Agency discussed the issues and challenges in developing hydrogen, and how EAS countries could learn from technology pioneers such as Japan, which has already established a hydrogen-receiving port and a demonstrated hydrogen-fired power plant in Kobe.

EAS countries understand the potential of hydrogen as a valuable source of energy in making clean energy transitions in Asia. Expanding hydrogen supply chain networks throughout the region will need a cooperation among Asian nations which are hydrogen production and consumption countries.

In this year, 2023 Edition, the 2nd EAS Hydrogen Workshop shall be held continuously for discussing the low carbon or green hydrogen supply and demand potential of the region. Discussion on the supply potential shall focus more on the feasible pathways that EAS countries perceive in their hydrogen strategy, including the cost analysis of the hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. On the demand side, the discussion should focus not only on usual sectors that are perceived to be the future main consumers of the low carbon hydrogen, i.e., power generation through cofiring in gas turbines, and transportation, through the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, but also on the potential of other sectors. Those sectors are mainly the industry sectors that currently use hydrogen as feedstock such as oil refining, ammonia, methanol and steel industry.

This workshop will be opened with remarks from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), followed by keynote speeches from New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) and International Energy Agency (IEA). After that, hydrogen experts and the Hydrogen Working Group members that consists of 14 EAS countries’ representatives will discuss hydrogen supply and demand issues as well as necessary hydrogen support policies of EAS countries.


Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Time: 10:00 - 15:40 (JST, UTC+0900)
Venue: Koriyama View Hotel Annex, Fukushima, Japan | Hybrid Workshop


09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:10

Opening Address

  • Ms HINO Yukari, Ms. HINO Yukari, Director, Hydrogen and Ammonia Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Mr Shigeru Kimura, Senior Advisor to President for Energy Affairs, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

10:10 – 10:35

Keynote Speeches

  • Hydrogen Development in Japan
    Dr Eiji Ohira,
    Director General, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Office, Advanced battery and Hydrogen Technology Department, The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan.

  • Global Trend of Hydrogen Supply and Demand Situation
    Mr Jose Miguel Bermudez Menendes
    , Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA) (Pre-recorded video)

10:35 – 10:50


10:50 – 12:00

Panel Discussion 1 (Hydrogen Supply)


  • Mr Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor to the President on Energy Affairs, ERIA


  • "Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas and MCH as Hydrogen Carrier"
    Mr Ikeda Osamu
    , Senior Leader, Hydrogen Business Planning and Development Section, Hydrogen Supply Chain Development Department, Chiyoda Corporation, Japan

  • "Liquid Hydrogen as a Hydrogen Carrier and Technology Development of Hydrogen Power Generation"
    Mr Hideo Shigekiyo
    , Principal Researcher, Hydrogen Energy Use Promotion Section, Project Promotion Department, Hydrogen Project Development Center, Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), Japan

  • “CO2-free Hydrogen from Coal"
    Mr Misawa Nobuhiro
    , Senior Advisor (Coal Gasification & CCS), Thermal Energy & Value Creation Department, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER), Japan

  • "Hydrogen Production from Electrolysis using Solar PV"
    Mr Koga Yuuki, 
    Director, Hydrogen Energy Department, Energy Aggregation Division, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Japan

  • “Hydrogen development in Malaysia”
    Mr ‘Awadh Asyraf Bin Supri
    , Head, Marketing & Sales – Far East & Australia, Gentari Hydrogen Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00

Panel Discussion 2 (Hydrogen Demand)


  • Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist, Energy Unit, Research Department, ERIA


  • “Hydrogen demand in Industry Sector”
    Mr Ichiro Kutani, Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Japan

  • "Hydrogen Demand for Transport Sector"
    Dr Indra Chandra Setiawan
    , Project General Manager, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation, Thailand

  • "Decarbonizing Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Demand through e-methane"
    Dr Hisataka Yakabe,
    Executive Officer, Director of Hydrogen & Carbon Management Department, Green Transformation Company, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan

  • "Hydrogen Demand including Fuel Ammonia in Power Sector"
    Mr Kenji Takahashi,
    General Manager, Decarbonization Promotion Section, Planning Division, JERA Co., Inc., Japan

14:00 – 14:20


14:20 – 15:30

Policy Brief Session (Hydrogen Policy Discussion among EAS countries)


  • Mr Shigeru Kimura, Senior Advisor to President for Energy Affairs, ERIA; “Presentation of hydrogen policy, current activities and roadmap following 10 EAS countries”


  • Dr Zheng Lyu, Research Centre of Energy Strategy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China

  • Dr Natarajan Rajalakshml, Professor, Centre for Fuel Cell Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, India

  • Mr M. Taufiqurrahman Aldi, Expert Planner, Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Indonesia

  • Mr Tomohiko Adachi, Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Strategy Office, Hydrogen and Ammonia Division, Agency for Natural Resource and Energy, METI, Japan

  • Mr Kairul Anuar Mukhtar, Senior Assistant Secretary, Electricity Supply Policy and Planning, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (KeTSA), Malaysia

  • Mr Steve James,  Principal Policy Advisor, Energy & Resource Markets Branch, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand

  • Mr Danilo Vivar, Chief, Policy Formulation and Research Division, Energy Policy Planning Bureau (EPPB), Department of Energy (DOE), Philippines

  • Dr Yaowateera Achawangkul, Chief of the Alternative Energy Monitoring and Evaluation Group, Division of Energy Research, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Ministry of Energy (MOEN), Thailand

15:30 – 15:40

Closing Remarks

  • Mr Toru Furuichi, Director General, Research Department, ERIA