ZETA at the World Hydrogen MENA Conference in Dubai, UAE

Pınar Kılavuzlu
March 7, 2024

ZETA CEO, Jan Haizmann, Leads Discussions on Green Hydrogen at World Hydrogen MENA Conference

During the recent World Hydrogen MENA conference from February 27th to 29th, Jan Haizmann played a pivotal role in shaping discussions surrounding the future of green hydrogen trade and collaboration. The conference began with a masterclass led by Jan Haizmann on the implications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on February 27th, exploring the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and its impact on hydrogen exports.

Jan Haizmann, CEO, ZETA

Masterclass Insights: Examining the Role of the ETS and CBAM and its Implications for Hydrogen Exports

Jan Haizmann's masterclass provided valuable insights into how the EU ETS and CBAM are influencing the decarbonization of the energy landscape. With the energy landscape undergoing significant decarbonization, it's imperative for nations and regional blocs to develop export and pricing mechanisms that incentivize this transition. Attendees gained a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges within this evolving framework.

Jan Haizmann, CEO, ZETA

Panel Discussion Highlights: Regulation and Standards for International Trade of Green Hydrogen

On February 29th, Jan Haizmann moderated a panel discussion focusing on the regulation and standards for international trade of green hydrogen. In collaboration with the EU-GCC Green Transition, the panel emphasized the importance of aligning EU and GCC hydrogen regulations for mutual understanding and cooperation. The discussion delved into economic perspectives, technical frontiers, and market mechanisms essential for fostering collaboration in green hydrogen between the EU and GCC.

Panel Session

The panel included distinguished speakers from various sectors, enriching the dialogue with diverse perspectives:

Spyros Kouvelis, Team Leader, EU-GCC Green Transition
Wael Almazeedi, CEO, Avance Labs
Dr. Khalil Al Hanashi, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Coordinator, National Hydrogen Alliance Oman
Hammad Masood, CEng, MBA, Director Business Development, Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power
Kirsten Raeymaekers, Associate Manager, Hydrogen, Port of Antwerp-Bruges International
The conference also welcomed virtual contributions from Daria Nochevnik, Director for Policy and Partnerships, Hydrogen Council, and Ruud Kempener from the European Commission, further enriching the discussions.

Panel Participants

ZETA's active involvement in these conversations underscores our commitment to driving discussions on green hydrogen trade and collaboration. As the world transitions towards sustainable energy solutions, initiatives like the World Hydrogen MENA conference play a vital role in fostering dialogue and cooperation for a greener future.

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