On June 29, the 2021 China-Europe H2 Workshop, co-organized by the China Hydrogen Alliance and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, was held in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Wang Xiang, standing committee member and executive vice mayor of Suzhou, Xu Ziming, director of the Department of Science, Technology and Equipment of the National Energy Administration, and Xu Beidi, Vice President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, delivered speeches respectively. The opening ceremony of the conference was hosted by Liu Wei, secretary general of the China Hydrogen Energy Alliance. Bureau Veritas, as a world-renowned testing, inspection, certification and technical consultation company, was invited to attend and participate in the conference discussion. In total, about 500 people participated in the conference via offline and online platforms.
The seminar is themed under "Renewable Hydrogen Strategies and Policies, Technologies and Standards, Comprehensive Applications and Demonstration Projects in China and EU in the Context of Carbon Neutrality", which is part of the 2021 International Energy Transition Dialogue of the National Energy Administration and the annual flagship event of the China-EU Energy Technology Innovation Cooperation on Hydrogen Energy. It is the annual flagship event of the China-Europe Energy Technology Innovation Cooperation in Hydrogen Energy to explore the industrialization mode of China-Europe in the field of hydrogen energy, especially renewable hydrogen, and to promote the all-round, multi-level, and wide-ranging international cooperation in hydrogen energy.
Mr. Hover, the deputy general manager of Power, Utilities &Industry, Bureau Veritas, participated in the round table discussion on "China-EU Collaboration for Renewable Hydrogen Development", discussing the safety, reliability and asset management integrity of hydrogen energy with representatives from different stages and of various perspectives of the hydrogen energy industry chain.
Hydrogen is gaining unprecedented attention and funds, but the question is how to manage safety and quality risks? Until now, Hydrogen has also considered to be a dangerous chemical, with a wider explosion range than fuels such as natural gas. How to ensure security? Thus assessment, testing, training, certification, and so on have become particularly important.
Hover Niustated that: As a third-party testing and inspection organization, BV is engaged in professional business related to quality, health, safety and environment. From the perspective of risk control, the hydrogen industry not only has safety risks in a narrow sense, but also includes risks of asset investment and asset integrity in a broader sense. Adequate risk assessment and regulatory framework from the beginning of the supply chain, from preparation, compression, storage and transmission, refuelling to application of hydrogen, can also be beneficial for the return on investment over the whole life cycle of the asset.