The 4th Global Hydrogen Energy Unit Open Symposium


Global Hydrogen Energy Unit (GHEU) promotes comprehensive and technological study on hydrogen utilization system in the future.

GHEU will hold an annual public symposium on 31 January 2019 to share current situation and future prospects of domestic and foreign hydrogen utilization technologies.

This year we will invite Dr. Mao, Zongqiang, professor of Tsinghua University, China to share the hydrogen R&D situation and vision in China.

Dr. Mao, Zongqiang is currently the Vice chairman of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and a former Director of the China Association for Hydrogen Energy (CAHE).

Although it seems that BEV is sweeping in China, R & D of hydrogen energy utilization technology including FCEV is energetically advanced and the introduction target of FCEV until 2030 is one million in China (Japan: 800 thousand), promoting the realization of hydrogen society.

We believe that understanding the actual situation of hydrogen energy in China will be useful for all concerned in Japanese hydrogen industry.

We are expecting your participation.


Thursday, January 31, 2019(Symposium 13:30 Reception 17:45)
Symposium: Kuramae Hall, ground floor, Tokyo Tech Frontouter (1 min. walk from Ookayama Sta.)
Reception: Tejima Seiichi Conference Room, 3rd floor, Tokyo Tech Front (tentative)
Participation fee
Free (Reception: 3,000 Japanese yen [payment at site])

Please specify the information required and send it to Secretariat of Global Hydrogen Energy Unit.

  • Your name
  • Organization name
  • Email address
  • Reception (participation fee: 3,000 JPY) to attend / to absence
The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.
Host organization
Global Hydrogen Energy Unit, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Supporting organization
Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan (HESS)


13:30 - 13:35
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Kazuya Masu, President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
13:35 - 14:35
Plenary Lecture 1 (invitational)
“Chinese Hydrogen Situation and Vision”
Dr. Mao, Zongqiang, Professor, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET), Tsinghua University, China. The Vice chairman of International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE).
14:35 - 15:05
Plenary Lecture 2 (invitational)
“Japan's Hydrogen Energy Strategy and Future Prospects (tentative)”
Mr. Masana Ezawa, Director, Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (tentative)
15:05 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:50
“Activities and Trends for Expanding Implementation of Renewable Energy and CO2-free Hydrogen”
Dr. Ken Okazaki, Institute professor, Unit leader, Global Hydrogen Energy Unit, Tokyo Institute of Technology
15:50 - 17:00
Report on Hydrogen Related NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) Projects Participating by Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • “Total System Introduction Scenario Survey Research: the Role of Hydrogen and the Future of Hydrogen Society by Quantitative Analysis Based on Related Theories” (40 min.)
    Dr. Manabu Ihara, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • “R&D of Oxygen-Hydrogen Combustion Turbine Power Generation System” (30 min.)
    Dr. Mamoru Tanahashi, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Dr. Tomohiro Nozaki, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
17:00 - 17:30
General Discussion
“Cooperation Between Japan and China on Hydrogen Energy Introduction in the Future”
Closing Address
Dr. Ken Okazaki, Institute professor, Unit leader, Global Hydrogen Energy Unit, Tokyo Institute of Technology

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.

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