Tetsuhiro Hosono


Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Tetsuhiro Hosono has currently served as Chairman & CEO, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) since April 2018. Prior to joining JOGMEC, he spent a significant part of his career at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). In the energy policy field, he has various positions including Director General of Natural Resources and Fuel Department; Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, and Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Under his direction, JOGMEC has further strengthened its focus on securing natural resources and energy towards a stable and sustainable energy society.

Sessions With Tetsuhiro Hosono

Monday, 1 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 03:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 04:00 pm


    What Are the Fuels of the Future?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Energy transition requires a changeover to new technologies and new infrastructure, and especially to new fuels. Today’s most widely used transportation fuels—gasoline, diesel, and other oil-based fuels—are successful because of high energy density, affordability, and infrastructure such as service stations for automobiles. What are the fuels of the future? Many climate scenarios assume “electrification of everything.” Even if we had abundant supplies of green power, is this feasible? What are the future roles for LNG and biofuels? And then there is hydrogen—whether green, blue, or gray. Which of these are truly fuels of the future? And what will it take for them to displace the fuels of today?