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Pre-day Networking Programs at CGHM2024


Masterclass Partner:

In partnership with Khalifa University's Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen (RICH Center), this masterclass offers a deep dive into the MENA region's hydrogen and CCUS fundamentals. Led by experts Professor Lourdes Vega and Dr. Ahmed AlHajaj, it covers key aspects of decarbonization, energy transition, and the industry value chain. Tailored for policymakers, investors, financiers, and supply chain stakeholders, the session includes workshops to identify challenges and opportunities, providing valuable insights for low-carbon development in MENA.

Dr. Lourdes Vega

Director, Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen

Dr. Ahmed Alhajaj

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; Theme Lead of CCS, RICH Center

Knowledge Partner:

We are delighted to have Dr. Hasan Shafi and Lucas Pedevilla, Partners at EY Parthenon, as our CGHM knowledge partners leading the session"Chapter 2: Commercial Insights Flip." Drawing on their expertise, the session will begin with a focus on the opportunities and challenges in the hydrogen sector, addressing policy trends, market dynamics, and investment opportunities. Following this, we will delve into the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) value chain, examining business models and the importance of fostering a partnership ecosystem.

Dr Hasan Shafi

Partner, EY Parthenon

Lucas Pedevilla

Partner, EY Parthenon    

April 23, 2024

Pre-conference MasterClass: Hydrogen and CCUS Transition in MENA

13:00-13:15 (15 mins)

Welcome: Why Hydrogen & CCUS? Why Now?

  • Welcome remarks and introduction of the workshop facilitators

  • Brief overview of the purpose and goals of the masterclass

Chapter 1: Hydrogen and CCUS in MENA - Form a Technical Perspective

13:15 - 14:00 (45 mins)

Session #1: Innovation and Technology Development of Hydrogen in MENA and at a Global Space

  • Explore the latest technological innovations in the hydrogen industry

  • Identify promising technologies for MENA based on local resources and demand

  • Discuss research and development priorities and collaboration opportunities

14:00 - 14:45 (45 mins)

Session #2: End-Use Applications for Hydrogen

  • Examine main end-use sectors for hydrogen in MENA

  • Identify promising applications and discuss scaling challenges and opportunities

14:45 - 15:30 (45 mins)

Session #3: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

  • Introduce CCUS as an enabling technology for low-carbon hydrogen

  • Identify challenges and explore collaboration opportunities for CCUS deployment in MENA

Tea Break (30 mins)

Chapter 2: Commercial Insights Flip – the Policy, Market and Business Trends

16:00 - 16:45 (45 mins)

Session #4: Opportunities and Challenges in Hydrogen

  • Policy trends and market dynamics

  • Investment opportunities and trends

16:45 - 17:30 (45 mins)

Session #5: Playing in the CCS value chain

  • Value chain and business models

  • Partnership eco-system

17:30 - 18:00 (30 mins)

Next Steps, Questions, and Networking

  • Summarize main findings and recommendations from workshops

  • Identify key stakeholders and partners for implementing recommendations

  • Announce upcoming conference and networking opportunities for participants

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