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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, October 21 2020 - 17:06
UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 2020 Kicks off in Foshan, China
FOSHAN, China, Oct. 21, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On the morning of October 19, the four-day UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 
2020 opened in Foshan, China. This conference is under the guidance of the 
United Nations Development Program and the Ministry of Science and Technology 
of the People's Republic of China, co-sponsored by UNDP China and China 
Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd., and fully supported by the 
People's Governments of Foshan Municipality and Nanhai District of Foshan.

Under the influence of COVID-19, this conference was given the theme of "Green 
Hydrogen, Green Recovery." Relevant diplomats and consular officials from 
various countries, leaders of relevant ministries of the central government, as 
well as experts from global organizations, scientific research institutions, 
and core enterprises in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cell, gathered in 
the Nanhai district, for extensive and in-depth international exchanges on 
hydrogen energy industry.

"Foshan is committed to building the complete hydrogen energy industry chain in 
China. I hope this conference will spark wisdom and foster innovation, and help 
you learn more about Foshan and choose Foshan. Foshan will continue to create a 
favorable development environment and promote mutual development," said Zhu 
Wei, Mayor of Foshan, adding that accelerating the development of the hydrogen 
energy industry is a significant measure for Foshan to promote the 
transformation and development of the manufacturing industry, and this 
conference is not only a grand world event for hydrogen energy technology 
exchanges and display, but also an important platform for Foshan to learn 
advanced experience and connect with advanced platforms.

Gu Yaohui, District Mayor of Nanhai, said, "UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 
has become one of the major platforms to promote the regional brand image and 
develop the hydrogen energy industry. The conference has been held for 4 
consecutive sessions with obvious results and a number of industrial projects, 
laying a very good foundation for Nanhai's future construction of a modern 
industrial system centering on high-tech manufacturing and high-quality service 
industry, new energy industry, new material industry, new generation electronic 
information industry and new biomedicine industry." He also said that in the 
future, Nanhai District will continue to hold the Hydrogen Energy Industry 
Conference to better attract investment, further strengthen the supporting 
platform for policies and technological innovation, and improve the hydrogen 
energy industry ecology.

There are 6 theme forums in this conference, namely China-Japan-Korea Forum, 
High-level Dialogue, Academician Forum, Technical Forum, Application Forum, and 
Security Forum. Among them, the China-Japan-Korea Forum serves as a platform 
for the dialogue and cooperation in the field; High-level Dialogue, Academician 
Forum and other theme conferences have attracted more than ten academicians 
within the industry to gather in Nanhai, Foshan to discuss the development of 
hydrogen energy; The Second International Forum on Hydrogen Codes, Standards 
and Safety gathered top experts from domestic and foreign industries to focus 
on Type IV hydrogen cylinder technology and hydrogen energy safety to jointly 
promote the development of hydrogen energy standards and regulations.

In addition, a total of 16 projects were signed with Nanhai District at the 
Hydrogen Energy Industry Project Signing Ceremony during the opening ceremony. 
The conference also held the joint release ceremony of the 2023 World Hydrogen 
Energy Technology Conference, the release ceremony of new book "Safety 
Guidelines for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles", the launch of the "Research on 
China's Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Index", etc. As the largest 
hydrogen energy exhibition in China, The 4th International Hydrogen Energy & 
Fuel Cell Technology and Product Expo Foshan China (CHFE2020) was also held at 
the same time, attracting nearly 300 enterprises to participate, an increase of 
about 35% than last year, with the number of exhibitors hitting a record high.

Source: The People's Government of Nanhai District, Foshan City

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   Caption: Left: The opening ceremony of UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 
2020; Middle: 16 hydrogen energy industry projects signed with Nanhai District 
during the conference; Right: A hydrogen powered driverless car on display