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Hydrogen 2024 – Where Projects Reach Financial Close

AMSTERDAM, April 9 - 10 – Reuters Events: Hydrogen 2024, the industry's premier executive event, returns to the Leonardo Royal Amsterdam City Hotel, hosting 400 decision-makers to advance hydrogen projects towards financial close by:

  • Securing long-lasting offtake commitment
  • Securing financing from leading investors
  • Reducing production costs
  • Integrating cost-effective storage and transportation
  • Capturing market share in the $200 billion ammonia opportunity

Joined by 400+ senior decision-makers and budget holders, Hydrogen 2024 promises to be an engaging summit for gaining critical insights on transforming projects into tangible successes. Executives from Statkraft, Uniper, H2 Green Steel take to the stage, providing essential strategies for scalable production while off-stage interactive workshops and networking with BASF, Yara Clean Ammonia and Airbus promises intimate partnership opportunities to build compelling business cases.

In a market rewarding early movers with pivotal learnings and invaluable partnerships, Hydrogen 2024 is where 400 senior directors, manging directors, vice presidents and C-suite executives convene to lift projects off the ground in 2024. With the largest industry players such as Fortescue, Fortum and E.on Gas already confirmed to attend, don’t miss out this April 9-10.

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Reuters Events: Hydrogen 2024 is the leading executive event in the hydrogen industry, fostering innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing to lift projects off the ground. Join us in Amsterdam on April 9-10 to shape the future of the hydrogen industry.

Hydrogen Awards 2024 – Finalist Companies Announced.


The Hydrogen Awards have been established as an annual measure of enterprise, innovation and excellence – in standards, implementation and thinking about the future and about bringing the use of hydrogen to all industries and sectors and to the public. While the Awards are based in the UK it is now obvious they have international appeal.

The finalist companies for the 2024 awards are listed below.

The results will be announced on February 27 at the Hydrogen Awards Dinner and Ceremony at Keele Hall.

Dubai Electricity Water Authority
Energy Safety Research Institute
First Hydrogen
Giancarlo Zema Design Group

HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems)
IKM Consulting
Johnson Matthey
McHenry Global Industries
Ohmium International
Parker HannifinUK
Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Finalist companies will have the opportunity to receive a category Winner or Award of Merit trophy on stage during the Awards’ presentation. The evening event last year was a huge success and pictures of the 2023 dinner and awards are on the website, including a list of Winners on the Results page. The event is expected to attract even greater attendance this year.

Planning to attend the Hydrogen Awards for the second year running, Robert Airey, Market Development Manager – Clean Energy at Parker Hannifin, comments: "With Parker’s 60 years of hydrogen experience we are delighted to not only be one of the named Finalist companies, but also be supporting other top performing companies across the sector as Headline Sponsor to the Hydrogen Awards. Looking at the list of Finalists, the hard work, innovation and dedication is evident as we all push towards enabling a greener energy future.”

Nick Herbert, Luxfer Gas Cylinders sales director:

“It’s inspiring to see a real passion for hydrogen in the automotive sector, and we commend the companies who have demonstrated industry-leading excellence, in order to achieve a shortlisting in this competitive category.  
“At Luxfer Gas Cylinders, we are committed to supporting the adoption of hydrogen internationally – our engineers have worked for over two decades building hydrogen systems for a whole range of transport modes, from HGVs, to buses, boats and even drones. 
“Alongside a significant legacy in gas storage and transportation, we’re at the very forefront of hydrogen innovation, constantly adapting our trusted technology and applying our vast experience to ensure our solutions reflect how the market is moving. We are proud to be involved in these awards because they represent everything Luxfer stands for – celebrating the journey towards a safe, clean and energy efficient world. We wish these finalists, and fellow pioneers, the very best of luck.”




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Hydrogen Safety: Standards and Technologies

Protecting workers and facilities from dangerous hydrogen gas leaks always starts with understanding the standards and taking measures to comply with them.  

For H2 gas, the international standards for explosion protection include IEC 60079 and IEC 80079, as well as specific standards (ISO 22734 and ISO 19880) for hydrogen facilities. You can delve into the specifics of these and other local standards. Suffice it to say, however, that there are many potential hydrogen-related hazards. 

Which is why we recommend a layered approach to fire and gas protection. By employing several distinct (yet complementary) technologies, facilities can run the detection gamut, including ultrasonic, conventional gas, and flame. 

These technologies may include: 

  • Ultrasonic leak detection: Unaffected by wind or plume direction; ideal for monitoring pressured pipes and vessels 
  • Point gas detection: Well-suited for low and combustible hydrogen levels; options of catalytic or electrochemical, depending on the protection area 
  • Hydrogen flame detection: Best for monitoring infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation; provide a warning to deploy fire suppression and other safety measures 
  • Portable gas detection: Enables workers to access areas where sensors are not installed, such as a confined space 

H2 Safety: Strategies for Planning Detection 

Earlier we established that hydrogen gas presents exciting commercial and sustainability opportunities, as well as several new and distinctive challenges across the production and distribution chain.  

Typically, design, installation, and planning of a layered gas and flame detection system for process industry facilities begins with choosing correct instrumentation for specific potential hazards. It also involves figuring out the particulars, including sensor detection range, mounting, and positioning, field of view, knowledge of lines of sight, and blind spots.  

Because hydrogen gas detection and monitoring poses unique safety challenges, organizations entering (or already engaged in) the hydrogen supply chain should seek guidance from a safety partner like MSA. Through our fire and gas mapping solution, MSA offers hydrogen customers a technical assessment based upon recommendations outlined in the ISA TR84.00.07 Technical Report.  

MSA’s solution delivers: 

  • Calculated metrics derived through proprietary mapping software 
  • Data-informed mapping report featuring correct placement, scope of gaps in coverage targets, and numerical estimates of detection coverage to increase the likelihood of early detection of hydrogen gas dispersal or fire 
  • Quantitative measure of gas detection needs to complement conventional methods based on coverage calculations 

MSA’s proven track record is backed by sector-specific insight and expertise, so we can help you learn more about the safety risks and challenges of hydrogen. 

Ready to dive deeper into hydrogen best practices, safety measures, and detection technologies? Download our Hydrogen Safety white paper or talk to an expert today. 

Brazil’s Ceara State Govt Signs MoU for Green Ammonia Production, ahead of World Hydrogen Latin America 2023


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Brazil’s Ceara state government and GoVerde Energia & Apollo Asset with the aim to produce solar energy and green ammonia at the port of Pecem.

With the expected investment of BRL 3 billion (USD 597.6m/EUR 562m), the project will be implemented in the state’s Pecem Industrial and Port Complex (CIPP), which the government plans to turn into a green hydrogen hub.

GoVerde's New Business Director, Ricardo Junqueira estimates that the planned facility will be capable of producing 40 tonnes per day of green ammonia in the first phase of the project, with another 250 tonnes in the second and another 200 tonnes in the third phase.

With huge ambition and potential, Latin America has an exceptional opportunity to become a global clean hydrogen powerhouse. Clean hydrogen roadmaps have been announced along with an ever-increasing number of projects, both large and small. With ample sun, wind and in some regions, hydro, Latin America can offer affordable clean energy which in turn can offer affordable clean hydrogen.

World Hydrogen Latin America returns for its 2nd annual conference, on December 12-14, 2023

Bringing together over 400 hydrogen experts and professionals, World Hydrogen Latin America explores the biggest challenges and opportunities in the region including:

  • Policy, permitting, regulations and certifications for different types of hydrogen
  • Discover how to generate local demand and guarantee offtake agreements domestically and internationally
  • Scaling-up to giga scale projects for export
  • Hydrogen storage and distribution strategies

Delivering pioneering content, interactive training and unique networking opportunities, at World Hydrogen Latin America you will hear from over 100 industry expert speakers including: 

  • Paulo Emílio de Miranda, Presidente, Brazilian Hydrogen Association
  • Diego Pardow Lorenzo, Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy Chile
  • Walter Verri, Deputy Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining
  • Diep Nguyen-van Houtte, Senior Manager & Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Rosilena Lindo Riggs, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Energy of Panama
  • Janina Franco, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • Marcia Maynard, Vice President, Sustainable Energy Development, National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Carla Primavera, Superintendent – Energy Division, BNDES
  • Felipe Diaz, Chief Representative SMBC Chile – Latin America Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Adriana Martin, Executive Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Port of Suape
  • Luis Sarras, Green Hydrogen Managing Director, International Business, AES Corporation
  • Maria Jose Navajas Dominguez, Regional Director - Corfo Magallanes & Chilean Antarctica, CORFO
  • Natalia Castilhos, Clean Energy – Latin America, BloombergNEF
  • Clara Bowman, Chief Operating Officer, HIF Global
  • Emanuel Ramírez, Hydrogen Technical Coordinator, FENOGE

Why World Hydrogen Latin America is the LATAM hydrogen event to attend:

  • The event will bring together industry experts from the southern cone of the continent to northern parts of central America including the Caribbean and Mexico.
  • Your chance to hear from industry thought-leaders to learn about the latest hydrogen updates & projects in the region and discover tech innovations globally.
  • Your opportunity to network with decision makers, projects developers, public sector and more!
  • Participate in interactive masterclass sessions and gain more knowledge on specific topics including reducing investment risk, hydrogen derivatives and certification.

Get involved with World Hydrogen Latin America and get in touch with our team today!

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Hydrogen Awards - Who are they?

The Hydrogen Awards have been established as an annual measure of enterprise, innovation and excellence – in standards, implementation and thinking about the future and about bringing the use of hydrogen to all industries and sectors and to the public.

What are the categories?

There are 23 categories to enter and win, plus the three levels of the Academic Excellence in Hydrogen Research and Innovation award and a final award for Outstanding Achievement, decided by the judges from all the category winners.

Eleven categories look at excellence and innovation in the use of hydrogen across industry sectors, including sector specific research and development projects and partnerships.

Twelve categories look at innovation and excellence in the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen, including effective finance and investment and policy empowerment, and a new category for start-ups in the Hydrogen sector:

Here is the full category list

Why enter?

Putting together a good entry may take time, but in relative terms it’s time very well invested and can bring huge benefits. Along with being published in the H2A ’s winners’ book, you have the opportunity to market yourself as an award-winning company, placing you ahead of direct competitors. The event itself can bring plenty of networking opportunities and is great exposure for your company.

See the previous winners

How to enter?

  • Decide on the category or categories you wish to enter.
  • Prepare a brief 100-word summary of your entry and your 1,500-word submission document, offline
  • Complete the online entry form fully
  • Upload your 100-word summary and your full 1,500-word submission for your entry when prompted
    and include any URL links to photo or video files or any microsite where supporting material may be stored
  • Upload one good high resolution image to support your entry and upload your company/brand logo, when asked
  • Submit your completed entry no later than the deadline date and pay the entry fee.
    If you are making a second or subsequent entry you do not need to pay another fee.

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The final closing date for entries is November 7, 2023.

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IPHE and Hydrogen Council launch H2-DEIA initiative to champion diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in global hydrogen economy


 The International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) today announced the launch of its H2-DEIA platform at the Hydrogen Americas Summit in Washington D.C., in partnership with the Hydrogen Council.

Developed in celebration of IPHE’s 20th anniversary, H2-DEIA is a platform dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in the rapidly expanding global hydrogen and fuel cell economy.

IPHE, a global government partnership between more than 23 countries and the European Commission, is partnering on H2-DEIA with the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative comprising nearly 150 industry leaders in hydrogen committed to unlocking hydrogen deployment to accelerate a just transition to net-zero.

“This is a proud moment, and diversity, equity, and inclusion are a high priority for South Africa,” said Rebecca Maserumule, the current Chair of IPHE, and Chief Science and Technology Representative-Hydrogen, Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa.  “As one of our first activities, we are pleased to launch a pilot mentor-mentee platform under H2-DEIA which will help to link mentors with those interested in hydrogen.”

H2-DEIA represents a “new day” in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility – with “DEIA” pronounced as “dee-ah” and aptly translated as “day” in many Latin American regions – hence appropriate for launch at the Hydrogen Americas Summit.

“Developing and promoting a diverse talent pool is one of the key prerequisites for moving towards a global and equitable clean hydrogen economy and a sustainable net zero future,” said Daria Nochevnik, Hydrogen Council Director for Policy and Partnerships.

Committed to the core values of increasing diverse representation and a culture of inclusion and equity, H2-DEIA brings together global governments, industry, academia, non-profits, and research institutes, as well as investors and the broader stakeholder community, to help shape a skilled and diverse workforce essential to the nascent clean hydrogen industry. Recognizing the importance of assessing workforce needs, including skills and training unique to the field of hydrogen, and enabling fair access and opportunities for under-represented groups, H2-DEIA supports various initiatives, including activities to identify skill gaps and address challenges, and to strengthen recruitment, retention, and advancement of a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

“We are pleased to partner with the Hydrogen Council and our government counterparts across the international community,” said IPHE Vice Chair, Dr. Sunita Satyapal. “The H2-DEIA vision strongly aligns with U.S. efforts to ensure our clean energy future is rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Dr. Satyapal is also director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and during her term as IPHE chair, she co-founded IPHE’s Early Career Network (ECN), which now has members from 40 countries.  The ECN, mentor programs, career development webinars, and more, will be available through the global H2-DEIA website. IPHE’s vision is to help other like-minded organizations connect with these resources.

The Hydrogen Council’s Co-Chairs Sanjiv Lamba, CEO of Linde, and Yoshinori Kanehana, Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., have been strong supporters of DEIA principles and the H2-DEIA mechanism to link activities between government and industry through the Hydrogen Council. “Building a diverse hydrogen economy will help deliver a just and sustainable transition to net zero. Together with H2-DEIA we look forward to developing the next generation of hydrogen experts,” said Lamba and Kanehana.

“Contribution to sustainable global growth by promoting hydrogen utilization is well recognized at the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial, held in September 2023 and I believe diversity will be a key part of it,” commented Tomohiko Adachi, also a Vice Chair of IPHE, representing the Japanese Government through the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

In addition, Noe Van Hulst, the outgoing Chair of IPHE and former Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency, has been a strong champion of DEIA principles. “We envision H2-DEIA as a platform that can be linked with many other initiatives and underscores our collective commitment to creating a workplace that celebrates people of all backgrounds,” said Van Hulst.

Laurent Antoni, Executive Director of the IPHE Secretariat, stated “launching of H2-DEIA is fitting for IPHE’s 20th anniversary and demonstrates IPHE’s support to advancing mechanisms to promote a diverse workforce and skills development. Such activities align with IPHE’s Education and Outreach Working Group activities over the years. It’s also appropriate timing for Hydrogen Day, which is celebrated by countries around the world”.

Hydrogen: Big Potential, Big Safety Challenges - Are You Ready?

Light, simple, abundant. That’s hydrogen (H2). Because hydrogen doesn’t create carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when burned, it holds the promise of becoming essential for global energy transformation, pollution remediation, and decarbonising the planet. 

In fact, Hproduction, distribution, and usage is skyrocketing, having been fueled, in part, by environmental legislation and worldwide demand for clean energy.  

H2 is extremely attractive as a fuel source because of its ability to be both environmentally friendly and sustainable. However, before the adoption of hydrogen becomes even more widespread, there’s work to be done; namely, Hmust be produced, distributed, and used safely. 

Despite hydrogen’s potential to become a widespread clean-energy source, there are very real safety issues to contend with. Therein lies the challenge and the paradox. 

On one hand, hydrogen’s unique chemical properties make it an exciting fuel alternative. On the other hand, those same properties are what hold the potential for these dangers: 

  • Hydrogen has a propensity to leak. 
  • It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, making it undetectable by human senses.  
  • Hydrogen has an invisible, high-temperature flame with low thermal radiation. 
  • It is fast detonating and more explosive than natural gas. 

 Leak Monitoring and Detection 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, all fuels—including hydrogen—pose some degree of danger. While hydrogen’s non-toxic nature and ability to dissipate quickly when released are just a few of the reasons hydrogen may be safer to handle than other fuels, there’s still a need for safe use. 

Specifically, hydrogen has a wide range of flammable concentrations in the air and lower ignition energy than gasoline or natural gas, which means it can ignite more easily. Consequently, adequate ventilation and leak detection are important elements in the design of safe hydrogen systems. Because hydrogen burns with a nearly invisible flame, special flame detectors are required.1

Consistent monitoring, therefore, is imperative for hydrogen producers, distributors, and users. The question is, how?  

Although the need for monitoring and detecting hydrogen leaks is a relatively new challenge, here’s the good news …  

Here at MSA, we’ve been at the forefront of hydrogen gas and flame detection solutions. As one of the world’s largest and most experienced global suppliers of gas and flame detection equipment, MSA has pioneered the detection of combustible gases like hydrogen, methane, and propane.  

In fact, our in-house Research and Development team develops, tests, and manufactures its own fully certified portfolio of products and safety solutions—including the very latest hydrogen gas and flame detection technologies.  

Click here to learn about international standards, technologies and MSA’s solutions gas detection safety challenges.

Hydrogen Safety: the importance of controlling static electricity

Countries around the world have set the strategic objective of reaching net-zero as soon as possible. One of the key enablers is the rapid development of the hydrogen economy. Vast amounts of public and private money are being invested in the production, storage and transportation of hydrogen as well as the fuelling station network for the increasing range of hydrogen vehicles.


As the hydrogen economy rapidly develops, safety must be the top priority. Standardisation is a key step on this journey to net-zero. The ISO 19880-1:2020 Standard is very specific about the requirements for grounding and bonding, including for hydrogen delivery systems such as trucks or trailers. The Standard states that electrical resistance between metallic parts connected or in contact together should be less than 10 ohms.

Each day there are fires and explosions caused by the ignition of flammable and combustible chemicals. One of the most common causes of the ignition is a spark caused by a sudden discharge of accumulated static electricity.

When two differing materials move against each other, electrons can be exchanged, leaving an excess of positive charge on one material and an equal negative charge on the other. This is the generation of static electricity. During the transfer or processing of a material, significant amounts of static charge can accumulate very quickly, leading to the rapid increase of voltage on the object (e.g. road tanker).

Voltages can rapidly exceed the break-down voltage of the surrounding atmosphere and create the risk of a sudden discharge to a nearby conductor in the form of a spark.

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The amount of energy released by this sudden discharge can easily exceed the Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE) of the potentially flammable atmosphere and thereby lead to a fire or explosion.

The most effective way of avoiding a sudden static discharge is to ensure the object is grounded before and during the process by providing a low resistance path to true ground so that static electricity does not accumulate.


The reason that controlling static electricity is so important for hydrogen safety is that the MIE is only a fraction of that of other fuels. The very small amount of energy required to ignite hydrogen means that it is classified within Gas Group IIC (Gas Group B in the US).

Newson Gale’s Earth-Rite® II RTR is dedicated to grounding road tankers and large vehicles. It is certified to be installed and used in IIC environments, unlike many alternative systems.

International Standard

ISO 19880-1:2020 Gaseous Hydrogen – Fuelling Stations

10.2.3 Protection from ignition due to the accumulation of static charge

“The electrical resistance between metallic parts connected or in contact together should be less than 10 ohms.”

The Newson Gale Earth-Rite® II range of grounding systems continually monitor the connection resistance to a 10 ohms or less permissive threshold, and this has been verified by a third-party testing house.

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