Exhibition & Conference

8-10 September 2020 | Singapore EXPO, Singapore

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With a history of both technical and commercial excellence spanning almost half a century, the Gastech Conference provides extraordinary breadth of coverage of the full natural gas value chain. More than 400 speakers ranging from global ministers and CEO’s to engineers and analysts, communications and HR share valuable insights and cutting edge content on the natural gas and associated industries.

Matty Vengerik

Managing Director

PM Hydrogen

11:30 - 11:55

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

S1.4 Hydrogen - Will it Perpetually Remain the "Future of Fuel"?

President Bush in his 2003 State of the Union speech, announced his Hydrogen Initiative and famously predicted that “the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and be pollution-free.”  
These 2003 kids are now of legal age to drive, yet they are more likely to find themselves in a driverless car (or driven by an Uber, or Lyft) than to be holding the wheel of any hydrogen-powered vehicle.  At the rate things are going it is more likely that their grandchildren will be fulfilling President Bush’s prediction.  
This presentation will examine what went wrong and shall analyse the underlying barriers, which, despite tremendous efforts and ample funding, domestically and internationally, have prevented heretofore the “hydrogen economy” vision from becoming a reality.  
Importantly, this presentation will also describe how PM Hydrogen's proprietary methodology, process and technology, when implemented on an industrial scale, can quickly and efficiently remove these barriers and how we can usher in the “age of hydrogen” today, in an environmentally friendly, and economically attractive and sustainable fashion, should we so choose.