Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

[Update | SDG Series] Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

25 Feb 2022 14:00 - 16:00
  • Member Price: 50
  • Standard Price: 100
  • In-person event
  • Online webcast

With China’s hydrogen energy industry taking off thanks to massive investments over the past five years, would hydrogen eventually become the fuel of the future?

Event details

This session is part of BritCham Shanghai’s SDG event series and focuses on SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

To expand the access to affordable, reliable and clean energy, it is crucial to enhance energy efficiency and to invest in renewable energy. Increasing the use of hydrogen — a gaseous element in great abundance – has been seen as a key to help support the reduction of carbon dioxide’s emissions, which is one of the main greenhouse gases driving climate change.

As the largest hydrogen producer in the world, China manufactures 25 million tonnes of the stuff each year, out of a global total of about 70 million tonnes.

In September 2021, China’s state-backed industry group the China Hydrogen Alliance has unveiled an initiative calling for the building of 100GW of renewable hydrogen production capacity by 2030. This initiative urges China’s industry sector to carry out research projects for the future use of hydrogen, creation of a “unified renewable hydrogen market”, development of a renewable hydrogen policy partnering upstream and downstream enterprises, as well as the creation of global standards to “unblock” international renewable hydrogen investment and trade.

At this event, BritCham Shanghai is delighted to bring together extraordinary speakers to share their insights on the development of hydrogen energy in China and how the industry sector can work together to increase substantially the share of green hydrogen in the energy mix.

The Speakers

Keynote Speech
Wanyi Wang
Programme Manager for Hydrogen Economy,
United Nations Development Programme in China
Keynote Speech
Chris Lin
Ray Chisnall
Chair, BritCham Shanghai;
Regional Director (Asia Pacific) & Country Manager (China), Gleeds
Ya Ji
Assistant Professor,
China-UK low carbon college,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
David Li
Wood Consulting China
Martin Tai
ERM Group


  • 2:00 pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 2:05 pm: Keynote Speech (dial-in) by Wanyi Wang, Programme Manager of Hydrogen Economy and Future of Work, United Nations Development Programme in China
  • 2:30 pm: Keynote Speech by Chris Lin, Partner, Deloitte
  • 3:00 pm: Panel discussion
    • Ya Ji, Assistant Professor, China-UK low carbon college, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • Xiaowei Li, Director of Consulting Business, Wood China
    • Chris Lin, Partner, Deloitte
    • Martin Tai, Partner, ERM Group
    • Ray Chisnall, BritCham Shanghai Chair; Regional Director (Asia Pacific) & Country Manager (China), Gleeds
  • 3:40 pm: Q&A
  • 4:00 pm: Event ends


  • We do encourage in-person attendees to bring their own reusable cups to our events.
  • For online attendees, you will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 5 pm, 24 February. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.
  • In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm,  23 February 2022. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.



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