H2 Mobility+Energy Show 2021 was held at KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, starting with the online opening ceremony on Sep. 8.
In its second run, this year’s H2 Mobility+Energy Show run for four days from Sep. 8 (Wed) to 11 (Sat). Participated by 154 companies and organizations from 12 countries in Hydrogen mobility, Hydrogen charging infrastructure, and Hydrogen energy field. In consideration of the COVID-19 situation, the opening ceremony was held in the form of a non-face-to-face online meeting.
In this year’s H2 Mobility+Energy Show, 154 companies and organizations from 12 countries, US, UK, France, the Netherlands, and the host country Sweden, participated to showcase products and technologies.
154 companies from 12 countries in Hydrogen Energy Field
As for Korean companies, Hyundai Motor Group, POSCO Group, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, SK Group, Doosan Group, Hyosung Group, and Kolon Group participated, and foreign companies Air Liquide (France), Air Products (US), AVL (Austria), Saint Gobain (France), like Saint-Gobain (France), and Witzenmann (Germany) set up exhibition booths.
Plenty of side events have also been prepared. On Sep. 9 (Thu), the second day of the exhibition, the H2 Innovation Award jointly hosted by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association, H2KOREA, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, and Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, will select the best innovative companies in the hydrogen industry. Currently, a total of 10 companies, including VINSSEN, Hyundai Mobis, Korea Gas Corporation, Doosan Fuel Cell, and POSCO SPS advanced to the finals. And among them, three best prizes and one grand prize were given.
On Sep. 10 (Fri), the third day of the exhibition, the “International Hydrogen Conference” will be held to strengthen the international cooperation. In order to make hydrogen economy more active, and share the vision and strategies of the major countries. Yoo Byung-ok, Head of POSCO’s Industrial Gas and Hydrogen Business Division, Do Kyung-hwan, Chairman of HyNet, and Dr. Gokce METE from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will be keynote speakers. The UK and Chile will unveil their hydrogen economy roadmaps.
Online and on site exhibition for H2 Mobility
In addition, 1:1 export consultations with overseas buyers will be held for companies participating in the H2 Mobility+Energy Show 2021. About 180 video consultations are scheduled between 40 overseas buyers discovered through KOTRA’s 127 trade centers around the world and 30 exhibiting companies. Then contributing to pioneering export channels for small and medium-sized companies in the hydrogen industry.
Jeong Man-ki, chairman of the H2 Mobility+Energy Show organizing committee (Chairman of KAMA), expressed confidence in his opening remarks, saying, “Many companies and buyers have participated in this year’s show, and we have already been guaranteed with success.” Especially, as the success factors of Korean hydrogen companies, he cited the fact that hydrogen is the most reliable means of a carbon-neutral economy and that the entire hydrogen value-added chain is rapidly developing, along with the technology-oriented strategy for the H2 Mobility+Energy Show.
Considering that Korea’s economic structure has limited means to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and carbon reduction by more than 35% compared to the existing target by 2030, the private sector should make the effort to create a hydrogen industry ecosystem and technology that is a sure way to achieve carbon neutrality. The government should not spare support to these companies in every way to provide tax reduction, financial grant, and technology and HR resources.Chairman Jeong
The items displayed at the H2 Mobility+Energy 2021, hosted by H2 Mobility+Energy Show Organizing Committee, KOTRA, and KINTEX, and sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and the Ministry of Environment, are as follows:
- Hydrogen mobility (hydrogen vehicle, hydrogen drone, hydrogen ship, hydrogen railway, hydrogen construction machine, hydrogen vehicle parts, hydrogen bicycle, hydrogen two-wheeled vehicle, etc.)
- Hydrogen charging infrastructure (hydrogen charging station, hydrogen production, storage, transportation, small hydrogen mobility charger, etc.)
- And Hydrogen energy (fuel cell, new and renewable energy)