Program of the 2024 Monaco Hydrogen Forum

Program Day 1 December 2, 2024
13h30 - 14h00

Welcome Coffee

Hotel Hermitage - Foyer Eiffel

14h00 - 14h05

Opening Remarks

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

KEYNOTE

14h05 - 14h20

Charting the Future: Accelerating the Transition

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

KEYNOTE
Official opening keynote address by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

14h20 - 14h40

Driving the Green Hydrogen Revolution

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

STATE OF PLAY PRESENTATION
A look on what has happened in the world of hydrogen over the past year, and a perspective on expected developments for the year to come.

14h40 - 15h20

Financing the Hydrogen Revolution - Can the Good Times Continue?

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

OPENING PANEL
Financing landscape for hydrogen projects, including venture capital, private equity and accelerators. What role do these models play in catalyzing the growth of hydrogen startups and fostering vibrant ecosystems of collaboration and entrepreneurship?

15h20 - 15h45

Innovators’ Spotlight - Scaling Production: Efficiency and Limitation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

1:1 CONVERSATION
- Electrolysis capacity could reach 850 GW by 2030 and 3000 GW by 2045: what innovative advancements in electrolysis technologies have the potential to scale the production of clean hydrogen energy supply? - How can the innovations in green hydrogen production help optimise costs, reduce installation costs, and make the electrolysis system transportable?

15h45 - 16h15

Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

FINALISTS PITCHES
The finalist contestants of the Monaco Prize pitch their solutions to the jury and audience of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum.

16h15 - 16h45

Coffee & Networking Break

Hotel Hermitage - Foyer Eiffel

16h45 - 17h15

Regional Integration: Creating Clean Hydrogen Supply Corridors

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

PANEL CONVERSATION
- What are the technical, economic, and policy considerations involved in creating sustainable hydrogen supply chains at the regional level, and how these initiatives contribute to broader energy security and transition goals? - Establishing clean hydrogen supply corridors to meet regional demand while enhancing security of supply and advancing the energy transition.

17h15 - 17h55

Mobility Hubs: Deployment of Multi-purpose Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS)

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

PANEL CONVERSATION
- Combining multi-mobility ecosystems (railway, maritime and airports) within the same HRS may reduce refuelling costs and supply chain costs. For example, developing airports where hydrogen can be supplied for aviation systems (aircraft, ground support equipment, etc.) while making it available for heavy duty cargo transport vehicles. - What are the challenges and opportunities for creating integrated, multi-modal hydrogen transportation systems that enhance connectivity, efficiency, and sustainability?

17h55 - 18h20

TBC

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Innovators; entrepreneurs or governments' presentations and keynotes

18h20 - 18h40

Innovation in Hydrogen Technology: Driving Efficiency and Scalability

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

1:1 CONVERSATION
- Explore the latest breakthroughs and disruptive innovations propelling the hydrogen mobility sector forward. Learn about cutting-edge technologies driving efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness in hydrogen production, storage, and utilization. - A discussion with industry pioneers and innovators on the challenges and opportunities in bringing hydrogen mobility solutions to market.

18h40 - 19h10

Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transporation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

FINALISTS PITCHES
The finalist contestants of the Monaco Prize pitch their solutions to the jury and audience of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum.

19h10 - 19h30

Closing Remarks

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

19h30 - 20h30

Cocktail Welcome Reception

Hotel Hermitage - Salle Belle Époque

Program Day 2 December 3, 2024
9h00 - 9h05

Welcome Remarks

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

KEYNOTE

9h05 - 9h50

Navigating Green Shipping Corridors: National Government Strategies for Meeting IMO 2030 Goals

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

OPENING PANEL
The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2030 goals are driving national governments to play a critical role in implementing policy tools necessary to establish and support Green Shipping Corridors, essential pathways towards achieving sustainability in the maritime sector.

9h50 - 10h15

Ready to Fly? Creating the Business Case for Hydrogen in Aviation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

1:1 CONVERSATION
- Assess the business case and benefits of hydrogen in aviation. - Explore the technical hurdles and advancements in hydrogen power and storage systems for aviation, and their impact on innovative systems in aviation. - Opportunities and challenges of the future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production.

10h15 - 11h00

Hydrogen Applications in Airports - Collaboration Along the Value-chain

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

PANEL CONVERSATION
- Hydrogen infrastructure to support the deployment of fuel cell vehicles and equipment. This includes the installation of hydrogen refueling stations and hydrogen production facilities within airport premises. - Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles for transporting passengers between terminals and parking facilities and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) - baggage tugs, cargo loaders, and other vehicles used for transporting goods and passengers on the tarmac.

11h00 - 11h30

Coffee & Networking Break

Hotel Hermitage - Foyer Eiffel

11h30 - 12h10

Hydrogen Applications in Ports - Strengthening Coastal Ecosystems

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

PANEL CONVERSATION
- Hydrogen-powered port equipment (cargo handling machinery, trucks, and tugboats). - Hydrogen infrastructure development (construction of hydrogen refueling stations, hydrogen production facilities, and hydrogen storage infrastructure within port areas). - Hydrogen-based energy systems: provide power for port operations and support the grid. This includes the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier for storing excess renewable energy and providing backup power during peak demand periods.

12h10 - 12h30

TBC

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Innovators, entrepreneurs or government presentations and keynotes.

12h30 - 13h00

Financing the Future: Accelerating Hydrogen Mobility

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

1:1 CONVERSATION
- Explore available funding mechanisms and initiatives from institutional and large funding establishments. What are the opportunities and challenges associated with leveraging public funding for hydrogen ventures, and how can collaborative efforts between public and private sectors drive sustainable investment and innovation in hydrogen mobility? - Large-scale funds and grants allocated towards different applications of hydrogen mobility by public institutions and organisations.

13h00 - 14h30

Lunch Break

Hotel Hermitage - Salle Belle Époque

14h30 - 16h00

Strategy & Sector-specific Deep-dives

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

DEEP-DIVE SESSIONS
Parallel, participative workshops and roundtable discussions: By members of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance and by governments, key policymakers and regulators.

16h00 - 16h20

Coffee & Networking Break

Hotel Hermitage - Foyer Eiffel

16h20 - 17h00

Safety and Sustainability in Hydrogen Transportation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

PANEL CONVERSATION
- What is needed to ensure safety and sustainability in hydrogen transportation? Learn about best practices in ensuring safety throughout the hydrogen value chain, including production, storage, distribution, and utilization. - Gain insights into regulatory frameworks, risk management strategies, and innovative technologies driving safety and sustainability advancements in the hydrogen mobility sector.

17h00 - 18h00

Awards Ceremony for the Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation

Hotel Hermitage - Salon Eiffel

CLOSING CEREMONY
The winners of the Monaco Prize will be awarded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

20h00 - 22h30

Gala Dinner

Hotel de Paris

Gala Dinner for the participants of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum - hosted by the Monaco Chamber of Shipping.

About Us

The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance is a not-for-profit Association under Monegasque law to promote the use of green hydrogen in land, air, and maritime transportation.

 

Contact

Monaco Hydrogen Alliance
41 avenue Hector Otto
98000 MONACO

info@monacoh2.org

L’ère de l’hydrogène commence. L’élément le plus abondant de l’univers compte désormais parmi les vecteurs énergétiques les plus prometteurs pour une planète plus propre et plus durable. De vastes pans de l’activité humaine, de la production d’acier à la construction automobile en passant par le chauffage urbain et le stockage de l’énergie, sont en voie d’être décarbonisés grâce à l’utilisation croissante de l’hydrogène dans le monde.

Mais c’est sur le marché mondial des transports que l’utilisation de l’hydrogène – et plus particulièrement de l’hydrogène renouvelable ou vert – peut avoir le plus d’impact. Les voitures, les trains, les camions, les avions et les navires sont responsables de plus de 25 % de toutes les émissions de gaz à effet de serre dans le monde.  Même si l’industrie automobile abandonne les énergies fossiles pour des solutions plus propres, l’aviation et le transport maritime, par exemple, s’engagent à peine dans cette nouvelle mutation. La quasi-totalité du transport maritime utilise encore du diesel et des combustibles de soute qui polluent l’air et endommagent l’environnement marin.

Telle est la mission du Monaco Hydrogen Alliance : contribuer à développer et accélérer l’adoption de l’hydrogène renouvelable tout au long de la chaîne de valeur de la mobilité.  Cette mission est d’une importance capitale si nos sociétés et nos économies veulent vraiment atteindre les objectifs ambitieux de réduction des émissions de CO2 fixés par l’accord de Paris sur le climat. Grâce à une action concertée et un dialogue entre les principaux acteurs de la mobilité et des transports – tant publics que privés – l’Alliance vise à faire progresser et généraliser l’utilisation de l’hydrogène vert et de ses dérivés dans les transports.

La Principauté de Monaco et son chef d’État visionnaire, Son Altesse Sérénissime le Prince Albert II, ont toujours été leaders dans la lutte pour le développement durable de la planète et la préservation des océans.  L’engagement du Prince souverain qui place la Principauté au cœur de nombreux projets internationaux en faveur du développement durable, combiné à la position de Monaco au cœur de l’Europe et au centre de la Méditerranée, font de la Principauté l’hôte et le partenaire idéal pour le Monaco Hydrogen Alliance et le Monaco Hydrogen Forum.

John Rossant

John Rossant

Président, Monaco Hydrogen Alliance

The Age of Hydrogen is upon us. The most abundant element in the universe now holds out the tantalizing promise of being one of the most important keys to a cleaner and more sustainable planet. Vast swaths of human activity, from steel production and car-making to district heating and energy storage, will be decarbonized in the future by the increasing use of hydrogen around the world.

But it is in the global transportation sector where the use of hydrogen — and specifically renewable or green hydrogen — can have the most impact and the greatest promise. Cars, trains, trucks, planes, and ships account for well over 25% of all greenhouse emissions in the world. True, the global automotive industry is now finally shifting away from fossil fuels – but aviation and shipping, for example, have hardly started to move. Almost all maritime transportation still uses diesel and bunker fuel which pollute the air and damage the marine environment.

This is the mission of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance: to help scale and accelerate the adoption of renewable hydrogen throughout the value-chain of mobility. This is critically important if our societies and economies are truly serious about reaching the robust targets of CO2 reduction set by the Paris Climate Agreement. Through common action and dialogue among leading stakeholders in mobility and transportation — both public and private — the Alliance aims to advance the adoption of green hydrogen and green hydrogen derivatives in transportation.

The Principality of Monaco and its visionary head of state, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, have Iong been leaders in the fight for a more sustainable planet and strengthening the health and biodiversity of global oceans. This strong commitment, combined with Monaco’s position in the heart of Europe and in the center of the Mediterranean, makes the Principality the idea host and partner for the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance and the Monaco Hydrogen Forum.

John Rossant

John Rossant

President, Monaco Hydrogen Alliance

Rules for participation

2024 MONACO PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN RENEWABLE HYDROGEN AND TRANSPORTATION

 

DISCLAIMER

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation is open to contestants developing an innovative business, technology, policy or investment solution to advance renewable hydrogen in the mobility sectors.
Initial Applications Begin 10:00 a.m. Monaco Time on July 4th; Close 11:59 p.m. Monaco Time on November 5th, 2024. Visit monacoh2/prize for free entry details; Sponsor: Monaco Hydrogen Alliance - 41 Avenue Hector Otto - 98000 MONACO

OFFICIAL RULE

This is a solutions-based competition among contestants developing an innovative business, technology, policy or investment solution to advance renewable hydrogen in the transportation mobility value chain.

1.  Eligibility. Except as provided below, the Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation (the “Contest”) is open worldwide to contestants who are developing or owning innovative solutions to advance renewable hydrogen in the mobility sectors (land, maritime and air). The Contest is sponsored by the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance

2.   

i.  Current employees, shareholders, officers, and representatives of Sponsor are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The above notwithstanding, former employees, clients and other affiliates (members and partners) of the Sponsor may participate in the Contest.

ii.   All Eligible Contestants who are under the legal age of majority in their country, state or province of their primary residence (“Minor”) must get their parent or legal guardian’s written permission to participate in the Contest. The Contest permits Contestants to enter an innovation-focused competition, available through the website monacoh2.org (the “Site”), for a chance at winning a single Prize consisting in the participation in the 2024 Monaco Hydrogen Alliance and its Gala Dinner (Approximate Retail Value “ARV” of Eur. 2,500) and participation in the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance's membership network for a year ("ARV" of Eur. 7,500).

3.   Contest Period. The Contest applications shall begin on July 4th  at 10:00am Monaco Time and shall end on November 5th at 11:59pm Monaco Time (the “Contest Period”). Finalists will be announced in November 2024; the winner will be announced on the occasion of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum in December 2024.

4.   How to Enter. To enter the Contest you must submit an application with all of the required information, a copy of which is available at monacoh2.com/prize, by the end of the Contest Period (“Entry”). All Entries must be submitted using website entry. All eligible Entries will be evaluated in three stages as provided in the next section titled “Winning”.

i.  Contestants may only submit an Entry for a Project that they are in charge of or leading.

ii.   The Project must consist in an innovative technological, business, financial or policy solution to advance renewable hydrogen.

iii.    The Project should be currently running and/or completed between January 2024 and January 2025.

iv.   The Entry must clearly articulate how the Project is innovative and which challenges it addresses.

v.    The Project can have local, regional, and/or global scope and impact, and should demonstrate significant potential to be scaled up and extended.

vi.   Contestants may be asked for references through which the Sponsor can confirm that they, the Contestants, are in in fact in charge of the Project.

vii.    Entries must be received during the Contest Period. The Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an Entry other than as described herein is void.

viii.    The Sponsor shall not cover or reimburse any costs associated with participating in the Contest. On an exceptional basis, and at the discretion of the Sponsor, the Sponsor can cover accommodation costs for top 5 finalists linked to participation in the Monaco Hydrogen Forum and its Gala Dinner.

5.   Winning. Using a selection rubric, the Sponsor, together with partners, members and the Strategic Partner - all selected at the discretion of the Sponsor - will shortlist the qualified applications to a pool of (1st round) 20 quarter-finalists to share with a distinguished international Selection Jury.

Quarter- Finalists will be requested to submit a video answering a few questions about their Projects. This video along with the finalists’ original Entries will be shared with a distinguished international Jury. The Jury will evaluate all Entries using the same rubric and will provide inputs, making its top 10 recommendations. The 10 semi-finalists will present their solution during live video conference calls with members of the Jury. The Jury will evaluate all interviews using the same rubric and will provide inputs, making its top 5 recommendations. The 5 finalists will receive an invitation to attend the Monaco Hydrogen Forum. They will be interviewed in person. The winner will be announced during the Closing session of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum. Special distinctions may be awarded to other solutions.

Projects will be evaluated using a rubric based on the following considerations:

i.  ELIGIBILITY

ii.   RELEVANCE

iii.    IMPACT

iv.   SCALABILITY

v.   VIABILITY

vi.   INNOVATION

In the event of a tie, the Sponsor will score the tied Entries based on a review by the expert selection jury. In the event of a dispute as to an Entry, Sponsor’s determination shall be final. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and not subject to review or appeal. The Winner will be announced at the 2024 Monaco Hydrogen Forum.

6.   Notifications. The Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists and Finalists will be notified within 10 calendar days after being chosen. The Winner will be informed during the Monaco Hydrogen Forum. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not fully comply with these Official Rules or meets the participation criteria. The Winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release. Alternatively, if the Prize goes unclaimed or is forfeited by the Winner, the Sponsor in its sole discretion may choose not to re-award the Prize. Winner may not assign or transfer the Prize to another person. No Prize substitution or cash alternative is allowed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserve the right to substitute a prize (or any portion thereof) in its sole discretion. If the Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal may be awarded. Other restrictions may apply.

7.    Rights of Sponsor. Sponsor, shall have the right, at its sole and absolute discretion to refuse any Entry which it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules, does not fully comply with all of Sponsor’ and/or these Official Rules’ requirements in connection with any and all clearance issues, or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason. Sponsor also reserve the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate the Contest for any reason in the event that there is an error, problem or cause that impacts the operation, administration or security of the Contest. If the Contest is terminated by Sponsor as provided above, Sponsor may refrain from selecting a Winner or in the alternate may select a Winner from all eligible Contestants received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Should the Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists and Finalists - or the company/Organisation they belong to - would be subject to criminal proceedings (or to any other proceedings that may affect the reputation of the Sponsor), the Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion may decide to suspend their application and participation in the Contest.

8.   General Terms And Conditions. By participating, each Contestant agrees that the Sponsor and the Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, email, SMS/MMS, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Contest; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest; (vi) acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

9.  Privacy. Monaco Hydrogen Alliance collects and uses your personal information to operate the Prize site and deliver the services you have requested. Monaco Hydrogen Alliance also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Monaco Hydrogen Alliance and its affiliates, such as personalized advertising communications including information on upcoming events. Monaco Hydrogen Alliance may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Monaco Hydrogen Alliance does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Monaco Hydrogen Alliance may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. Contestants can contact the Sponsor to find out more or to ask any questions they may have about the use of their personal data by emailing info@monacoh2.org. Contestant can stop receiving emails or communication from the Sponsor using an unsubscribe link option found on our website or contacting info@monacoh2.org with subject line: unsubscribe.

Building a sustainable and greener future together.
Let’s welcome fresh thinking about Hydrogen and Mobility.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2023!