The Hydrogen Economy: Technological Challenges and Growth Opportunities

10:00am - 11:30am
Online via Webinar

The fossil fuel economy has led to climate change that threatens the very existence of humankind. The hydrogen economy that is based on renewable energy is expected to enable a sustainable, de-carbonized, and circular economy. In this webinar, the technical and economic background on the generation, storage, transportation, and use of hydrogen is presented. However, there are numerous hurdles in realizing the hydrogen economy. Some of the innovations and technical developments in progress, and thus the related business opportunities and growth, are discussed.

The webinar is followed by a panel discussion of selected technologies/issues in more detail.


Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Prof Ka Ming NG, Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST

Ka Ming Ng is currently CTO of CN Innovations, and Professor Emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 1980-2000, he served as Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He joined the Hong Kong Chemical and Biological Engineering Department in 2000 and served as Head and General Director at Fok Ying Tung Research Institute in Nansha. Also, he was CEO of the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute from 2006-2013. He served as Corporate Science and Technology Advisor for Mitsubishi Chemical, Japan, from 2001 to 2013. His research focuses on the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials and various advanced materials, as well as product and process design, optimization, and development.


Speakers / Performers:
Dr XIONG Yun, Chairman
Shenzhen HydraV Fuel Cell Co Ltd (“HydraV”)

Dr Xiong is Chairman of Shenzhen HydraV Fuel Cell Co Ltd (“HydraV”).   Covering the full high-power range and with over 90% domestic contents in key parts and components, the company’s fuel cell engines have begun mass production, and have been installed in various well-known automotive OEM’s.  Dr Xiong has been driving cooperation between HydraV and Tongji University, South China University of Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Wuhan University of Technology etc in joint developments of and building joint labs in future fuel cell applications, upstream materials, systems and key components.  A hydrogen injector project of Wuhan University of Technology and a fuel cell engine system project of Tongji University are ready for commercialization.


Speakers / Performers:
lr Colin CHUNG, Managing Director
China Region of WSP

lr Chung has over three decades of experience in energy efficiency, electrical and mechanical engineering systems and sustainable building design.  

Colin is the Managing Director of the China Region of WSP and he is the Honourable Advisor and Past Chairman of Energy Institute – HK Branch.  He is also the fellow member of HKIE and many other local and international professional institutions. 

Speakers / Performers:
Dr Simson WU, Co-founder & CEO
Oxford Green Innotech (OXGRIN)

Dr. Simson Wu is the C.E.O. and co-founder of Oxford Green Innotech (OXGRIN). Having obtained his masters and PhD degree from the University of Oxford, Dr. Wu has developed expertise in green ammonia utilization with numerous patents and publications in the field. Subsequently, he co-founded OXGRIN with Professor Edman Tsang to develop disruptive ammonia and hydrogen technologies. In 2018 Dr. Wu has taken part as a technical advisor in the IUK-Siemens project to build the world’s first round-trip green ammonia plant in Harwell. Early this year, Dr. Wu has led his team to win the UK Clean Maritime demonstration competition that is highlighted in the London International Shipping Week. 

Remarks: English and Chinese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Recommended For
Faculty and staff
PG students
UG students
HKUST Energy Institute on behalf of Asia America MultiTechnology Association (Pearl River Delta) and Energy Institute (Hong Kong)
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