Free Webinar

Geopolitics of Hydrogen

July 17, 10 am  (Berlin Time), 4 am (New York), 4 pm (Bejing)

Webinar Presenters

  • Mission Hydrogen Team

    Webinar Host

  • Dr. David Wenger

    Webinar Host, Founder and CEO, Mission Hydrogen

  • Mikaa Blugeon-Mered

What You Will Learn In The Webinar

​​​​​​​In this webinar, you will explore the transformative impact of hydrogen on global geopolitics and the energy transition.

​​​​​​​Hydrogen is a promising technology for decarbonization of many sectors (we all agree on that). It’s not easy to make, so there’s still a lot of R&D and project execution experience needed (those of you who have been involved in a project will agree). Those who figure out the solutions will probably be the ones that build the factories and create jobs (and that’s why politicians give them subsidies). There’s a lot of noise out there, the number of announcements is staggering – and still nobody knows what’s really going to happen. (Or do you?). 

Despite the growing excitement around hydrogen, there is still significant uncertainty about its future.

The webinar will address three major but often overlooked issues:

•  NIMBY (Not In My Backyard): While people want clean energy, they resist local projects. For example, Germans are skeptical of new technologies, the French oppose being a transit country, and the Spanish are reluctant to use scarce water for hydrogen production.

•  Industrial and Job Shifts: Traditional industrial hubs like Germany, which historically produced steel locally, now import both iron ore and coal. This raises questions about the logic of importing these resources versus producing steel in countries like Australia, where they are cheaper.
•  Economic Dependency on Fossil Fuels: Countries like Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia heavily rely on fossil fuels for their GDP, and regions like Alberta in Canada depend entirely on fossil and mining industries. This creates strong resistance to the energy transition due to potential economic losses, though some countries are investing in green hydrogen to mitigate risks.

​​​​​​​Think about it. The energy transition will change the geopolitics dramatically. In both directions, depending on where you live and what decisions are being made today and tomorrow.  

Mikaa Blugeon-Mered, Professor at the SciencesPo University in Paris, France, will share his knowledge and expertise with you​​​​​​​. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SPONSORS of the Mission Hydrogen Webinar Series:
GOLD:  NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP | Wenger Engineering GmbH 
Silver:  Burckhardt Compression AG | Dräger Safety | MSA – The Safety Company | VOSS Holding GmbH + Co. KG 
Bronze: LFELindeTT Gaskets

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