Hydrogen Council and World Bank to host online event
January 24, 2023
Hydrogen is expected to grow sevenfold to support the global energy transition, eventually accounting for 10 percent of total energy by 2050.
A scale-up of this magnitude will affect demand for critical materials, including minerals and metals, needed for hydrogen technologies— electrolyzers for renewable hydrogen, carbon storage for clean hydrogen, or fuel cells using hydrogen to power transport.
In December 2022, the Hydrogen Council and the World Bank launched the global report Sufficiency, sustainability, and circularity of critical materials for clean hydrogen, which uses new data to estimate the amount and overall footprint of critical minerals needed to scale up clean hydrogen.
Drawing on this research, the Hydrogen Council and the World Bank will together host an online event on January 31, 2023. Speakers will address the following overarching questions:
- What’s the likelihood of supply constraints for the materials needed for clean hydrogen?
- What are the environmental implications (GHG, water footprint) from mining and processing materials for clean hydrogen?
- How can mineral-rich governments identify and leverage the opportunities created by the demand for minerals associated with the deployment of clean hydrogen?
- How can governments and the private sector promote the adoption of sustainable practices to reduce material intensities—such as increasing the use of recycled materials, enhancing water efficiency, promoting climate-smart mining, and innovation in design?
To register for the webinar on January 31 at 8:00 – 9:00 EST // 13:00 – 14:00 GMT, click here.
For further information
Joanna Sampson, Communications Manager, Hydrogen Council
About The Hydrogen Council
The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition. The Council believes that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching our global decarbonization goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth, and decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors.
Using its global reach to promote collaboration between governments, industry and investors, the Council provides guidance on accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions around the world. It also acts as a business marketplace, bringing together a diverse group of 140+ companies based in 20+ countries across the entire hydrogen value chain, including large multinationals, innovative SMEs, and investors.
The Hydrogen Council also serves as a resource for safety standards and an interlocutor for the investment community, while identifying opportunities for regulatory advocacy in key geographies.