2023 EU-Taiwan Hydrogen Roundtable

29 May, 2023


Taiwan is in the process of formulating a strategy and policies to make hydrogen part of its path to net zero emissions by 2050. Since Europe has already developed the necessary technologies and is rapidly scaling up the production and use of hydrogen in a range of applications, there are great opportunities for collaboration between Taiwan and Europe.


This was one of the main findings of the 2023 EU-Taiwan Hydrogen Roundtable forum, co-organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) together with the European Union Centre in Taiwan (臺灣歐盟中心). It was the first major joint Europe-Taiwan event dedicated exclusively to the topic of hydrogen held in Taiwan. The half day forum brought together representatives from the EU and Taiwan government as well as industry experts and academics from Europe and Taiwan to discuss policies and exchange opinions on international cooperation, infrastructure and practical experience related to hydrogen development. Read the full event report.


Keynote presentations were delivered by Gwenole Cozigou, Director of Ecosystems III from the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and Lee Chun-li, Deputy Director-General of the Bureau of Energy (BOE), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). This was followed by two panel discussions featuring senior executives including Lee Shun-chin, Chairman of CPC Taiwan (中油公司 李順欽董事長); Wang Yao-ting, President of Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電公司 王耀庭總經理); Tsai Ming-chang, Director, Refining & Manufacturing Research Institute (台灣中油公司煉製研究所 蔡銘璋 所長); Olivier Letessier, President of Air Liquide Far Eastern; Andrew Kao, General Manager of TÜV Rheinland (德國萊因 高鴻鈞總 經理); Laurent Chevalier, General Representative, Gas Renewables & Power for TotalEnergies Taiwan and Philippe Somers, Head of Energy x Projects, North Asia for Bollore Logistics.  

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