Webinar looks at hydrogen’s role and opportunities for cooperation between Brazil and Italy
Hydrogen is a promising energy source on a global level and a key solution in the fight against climate change. In this context, FGV Europe is holding an online seminar called “Development of the Hydrogen Value Chain and Brazil-Italy Cooperation Opportunities.” This public event will be livestreamed on FGV’s YouTube channel on May 8, 2023, at 10 am.
The webinar is being organized by the Brazilian Embassy in Rome and FGV Europe, in collaboration with the Brazilian Hydrogen Association (ABH2), the Italian Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (H2IT) and business association Assolombarda. The event will deal mainly with green hydrogen – the cleanest type of hydrogen, produced from renewable sources.
On the one hand, Brazil has one of the world’s cleanest and most diverse energy systems, and given its track record in innovation, the country is well placed to compete in the sustainable hydrogen production chain. Thanks to its renewable energy potential and numerous projects under way, Brazil could become a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen.
On the other hand, Italy has a National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which provides for investments to boost the transition to green hydrogen, with zero emissions, especially in transportation and hard-to-abate sectors such as steel, petrochemicals and cement. There are also plans to create “Hydrogen Valleys,” meaning local systems to produce, transport and consume hydrogen. Italy has the ambition of becoming an energy supply center for Europe, in line with the European Green Deal and the RePowerEU initiative.
The meeting will promote the sharing of knowledge between Brazil and Italy on market prospects and technological innovation in the hydrogen industry. Cooperation between the two countries can contribute to the energy transition and the achievement of climate neutrality.
“Brazil and Italy have many opportunities to develop the hydrogen market, which is highly strategic and promising. I am convinced that this topic will also serve to further strengthen relations between our two countries, which are already very strong,” said Brazil’s ambassador to Italy, Helio Vitor Ramos Filho.
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