International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Standards Summit was successfully held in Macau, China on May 11, 2023. More than 200 participants from governments, international organizations, universities, research institutes and enterprises gathered at the Banyan Ballroom of Banyan Tree Macau to discuss the promotion of research, development and certification of international standards for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, to enhance the consistency of standards and to play a leading role in developing standards. The summit effectively promotes the mutual recognition, interoperability and integration of hydrogen and fuel cell standards in the international arena and facilitates global hydrogen industry chain development with high quality and efficiency.
Mr. Wan Gang, President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Mr. Song Yonghua, Standing Committee Member of CAST and Rector of the University of Macau, Mr. Chen Qingquan, Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Mr. Wang Jinzhan, Member of the Leading Party Members Group and Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST, Mr. Che Weng Keong, Acting Deputy Director of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macau, Mr. Shao Hanbin, Chairman of the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology, Mr. Zhang Jinhua, Standing Committee Member of CAST, Executive Vice President and Secretary General of the China Society of Automotive Engineers and Standing Vice Chairman of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA), Mr. Lu Jian, Member of the French Academy of Science and Director of the Hong Kong Branch of the National Precious Metals Materials Engineering and Technology Research Center of the City University of Hong Kong, and other honored guests attended the conference. The address and keynote report sections were hosted by Mrs. Wang Ju, Secretary General of IHFCA, and the keynote speech section was hosted by Mr. Shuji Yuda, Senior Technical Officer of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd and Vice Chairman of IHFCA, and Mr. Tony Chen, Vice Chairman of IHFCA. The summit was also attended by more than 200 participants, including Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group, the sponsor of this summit, and representatives from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, the Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macau, the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, the Macao Institute of Engineers and other scientific and technological associations, and student representatives from the University of Macao, the Macao University of Science and Technology and other universities.
Mr. Wan Gang, President of CAST, emphasized in his address that the standardization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology plays a vital role in promoting scientific and technological progress, expanding application fields, ensuring safe operation and leading high-quality industry development. Standard is the cornerstone of healthy and standardized development of hydrogen industry. Low-carbon development ushers in new opportunities for the standardized development of hydrogen industry, and the continuous promotion of comprehensive application of hydrogen has laid the practical foundation for the standardized development of hydrogen industry. He emphasized that the top-level design and standard system construction of technical standards of hydrogen and fuel cell industry should be improved to enhance the industry effectiveness; the supply structure of technical standards of the whole industrial chain of hydrogen, which includes hydrogen production, storage, transportation and application, should be improved; the applicability of standards of should be improved; the innovative development should be adhered to strengthen key technology and standard development. We should encourage openness and cooperation, deepen the exchange and cooperation of international standards to promote the collaborative development of standards, and contribute to the construction of a clean and beautiful new world and a global community of shared future.
Mr. Song Yonghua, Standing Committee Member of CAST and Rector of the University of Macau, said in his address that hydrogen is an important part of the future new energy system and an important channel to achieve carbon neutrality in power, transportation, chemical and other industries. The MSAR Government attaches great importance to the pathway and measures for the realization of the national “dual carbon” targets in Macau. The State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City of the University of Macau focuses on the theory and key technologies of low carbon operation, optimization and safety protection of integrated energy, providing talents and technical support for the “dual carbon” strategy.
Mr. Chen Qingquan, Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, delivered a keynote speech with the theme of "Innovation-driven, Challenges and Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Development and Standardization", pointing out the elements of and relationships between innovation, science and engineering, elaborating on the development status and development trend of hydrogen strategy, hydrogen production, storage and transportation technologies, fuel cell key elements and core technologies, and putting forward the development of hydrogen standardization. He also proposed the theory and integration of four networks (energy network, transportation network, information network and human network) and four flows (energy flow, information flow, material flow and value flow).
Mr. Lu Jian, Member of the French Academy of Science and Director of the Hong Kong Branch of the National Precious Metals Materials Engineering and Technology Research Center of the City University of Hong Kong, sorted out and summarized the standard system of the whole industry chain of hydrogen production, storage, transportation and processing in China and the United States, analyzed the future application prospects of new nano-metal catalysts, and made corresponding suggestions on the development and improvement of Chinese hydrogen industry standards, and proposed the importance of developing hydrogen production catalysts.
Mr. Yu Zhuoping, professor of Tongji University, presented his understanding of the development of China's hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the fields of carbon neutrality and global hydrogen development trend, the prospect of China's hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle development, the improvement of fuel cell testing and verification capability, and the leadership of standards and regulations in his speech which titles "Outlook of China's hydrogen energy and fuel cell industry in the context of the carbon neutrality target".
In addition, Mr. Atsumi Yamamoto, Director of Toyota Motor Corporation, Mr. Cao Dongxue, Senior Expert of Sinopec Group Corporation, Mr. James Laybourn, Regional Sales and Hydrogen Segment Lead of DNV Asia Pacific, Mr. Tang Zikang, Director of Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering of the University of Macau, Mr. He Yuntang, Senior Engineer of China Automotive Standardization Research, China Automotive Technology and Research Center, and Mr. Hou Zhongjun, Deputy General Manager of SHPT also gave keynote speeches to discuss the importance of internationalization of hydrogen and fuel cell standards from different perspectives and segments.
The International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Standards Summit was organized by the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA), co-organized by the Macau Technology General Association and the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, supported by the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the University of Macau, and sponsored by the Galaxy Entertainment Group.
IHFCA has hosted a number of international academic and technical exchange conferences, recognized by the industry for its international, professional and forward-looking features. This summit plays an important role in promoting the synergistic development and mutual recognition and interconnection of international standards in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.