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Agenda to Shape the European Hydrogen Economy

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Time Zone: Central European Time

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  • Day One: December 2, 2021
  • Day Two: December 3, 2021
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Day One: December 2, 2021

09:00-09:45 (45 mins)

One year review: Europe’s 6 GW by 2024 Green Hydrogen target

Last year, the EU bet big on green hydrogen, with a 6 GW by 2024 and a 40 GW by 2030 electrolyser capacity target. Over a year later, is Europe on track? Policymakers, energy producers, and key stakeholders detail success stories, challenges, and plans going forward.

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition François Paquet Impact Director Renewable Hydrogen Coalition

Hydrogen Europe Jorgo Chatzimarkarkis Director-General Hydrogen Europe

09:45-10:00 (15 mins)

Keynote: In Conversation with Snam

Discussion with the CEO of Snam on the report ‘Building the Hydrogen Backbone’ and the role TSOs will play in the hydrogen economy.

Snam Marco Alvera CEO Snam

10:00-10:15 (15 mins)

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10:15-11:00 (45 mins)

Hydrogen Expansion, Unpacking COP26

There is no doubt hydrogen will be heavily mentioned at COP26. Uncover the key commitments to hydrogen expansion from the landmark conference and how this will impact the industry.

Carbon Trust Baroness Brown of Cambridge Chair, Carbon Trust

Wood Josh Carmichael Vice President Wood

BP Shirley Oliveira Vice President - Hydrogen & CCUS BP

11:00-11:15 (15 mins)

International Collaboration in R&D to Unlock Hydrogen Potential

Throughout the world, governments and institutions are pouring resources not only into the production of hydrogen and surrounding infrastructure, but also into research and development to fulfil the full potential of hydrogen. In this session, the IEA TCP demonstrate the importance of investing in R&D and how R&D challenges can be supported by international cooperation.

Hydrogen TCP Paul Lucchese Chair Hydrogen TCP

11:15-12:00 (45 mins)

Scaling-up Hydrogen - the Race to the Cheapest Green Hydrogen

There is a global race to get green hydrogen production costs down by around two thirds to $2.00 per kg, with varying timelines and ambitions to reach this price. To achieve this price, production must be scaled up quickly.

Repsol Thomas Malango Hydrogen Director Repsol

Acciona Energy Belén Linares Corell Innovation Director Acciona Energy

EDPR Ana Quelhas Managing Director - Hydrogen EDPR

12:00-12:15 (15 mins)

The Geopolitical Risks to the Hydrogen Economy

45 countries across the globe have been developing national hydrogen roadmaps and/or strategies, while more than 20 new international hydrogen institutions have been created. As corporate and government lobbying progresses, how is global policy actually translating into low-carbon hydrogen technology developments? For hydrogen to reshapes energy geopolitics by 2050, now is the time to understand how today’s stakeholders are writing the future.

Sciences Po Mikaa Mered Secretary general - Research chair on overseas territories Sciences Po

12:15-13:00 (45 mins)

The Business Model for Hydrogen: Securing Finance, Off-take Agreements, and Sector Coupling

Will outside the box thinking be needed to realise the hydrogen economy? Experts discuss unlocking hydrogen project financing, the growing attention around sector coupling, forming off-take agreements and how new solutions, such as energy as a service, can shape the hydrogen economy.

Natixis Ivan Pavlovic Director - Senior Energy / Green & Sustainable Specialist Natixis

Octopus Hydrogen William Rowe CEO Octopus Hydrogen

Dii Desert Moderator: Cornelius Matthes CEO Dii Desert

13:00-13:15 (15 mins)

In Conversation with EEX

Discussion with the CSO of EEX on hydrogen cost trends and their role in the hydrogen economy.

EEX Tobias Paulun Chief Strategy Officer EEX

13:15-13:30 (15 mins)


13:30-14:30 (60 mins)

Speaker Q&A and Roundtable #1 - Is Europe Leading the Global Hydrogen Economy?

Discussing Europe’s position in the global hydrogen race.

13:30-14:30 (60 mins)

Roundtable #2 - Unlocking Hydrogen Capital

Allocation capital efficiently to scale-up production and meet critical infrastructure needs.

Day Two: December 3, 2021

09:00-09:45 (45 mins)

Repurposing and Developing Transmission Infrastructure

Europe could devote 40,000 of natural gas pipelines to hydrogen by 2040 once production and imports of the alternative fuel take off, according to 23 leading grid operators from 21 countries across Europe. Uncover how this roadmap can be achieved cost-effectively and assess the possibilities of not only integrating hydrogen, but also biomethane and synthetic methane, to decarbonize Europe’s gas grid.

Enagas Antonio Martinez Renewables Gases & Services Director Enagas

Open Grid Europe Daniel Muthmann Head of Strategy and Policy Open Grid Europe

IGU Moderator: Paddy Blewer Director of Public Affairs IGU

09:45-10:00 (15 mins)

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10:00-10:45 (45 mins)

Ports and Hydrogen Hubs: Building the Import and Export Infrastructure

IRENA advocates industrial clusters in their report ‘Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction, Scaling Up Electrolysers’ to achieve scalability and build out supply chains. These clusters are already emerging across Europe, and this pattern shows no sign of slowing. Learn about Europe’s emerging hubs and their partnerships to produce and transport hydrogen across Europe and globally.

Equinor Grete Tveit Senior Vice President – Low Carbon Solutions Equinor

InterContinental Energy Alicia Eastman President InterContinental Energy

10:45-11:00 (15 mins)

The Colours of Hydrogen: Analysis of Green, Blue, Turquoise, and Gray

Showcasing the colour make-up of the hydrogen economy in Europe, cost trends of each colour, and the pivot from carbon intensive to low carbon and zero-emission hydrogen.

ICIS Simon Ellis Head of Global Analytics ICIS

11:00-11:45 (45 mins)

Hydrogen Revolution in the Oceans, Skies and on the Roads

The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier to power vehicles of all sizes and zero-emission aircraft is ongoing. But the road to widespread hydrogen vehicles, ships, and aircraft remains distant, how can those within these industries and beyond collaborate to decarbonize these sectors? And what is the roadmap for growth?

BMW Group Juergen Guldner Vice President - Fuel Cell Technology and Vehicle Projects BMW Group

Maersk Maria Strandesen Director, Head of Future Fuels A.P. Moller - Maersk

11:45-12:00 (15 mins)

Exploring the Use of Green Ammonia

Developing a green ammonia industry will be challenging. Production costs of green ammonia are up to four times as much as usual ammonia and many of the technologies are still in their infancy. So, will green ammonia be worth the effort? Explore the challenges and benefits of green ammonia and how ammonia could decarbonize fertilizers, shipping, and other applications.

12:00-12:45 (45 mins)

Where to and Where Not to Apply Hydrogen

There is a long-standing debate between batteries and hydrogen for both light duty and heavy-duty transportation, while hydrogen use as a solution to decarbonize home heating is far from being wholly accepted. In Europe, some of the emerging biggest champions of green hydrogen are steelmakers and refineries. In this debate, we will explore which sectors will, and which sector will not, make-up the demand for hydrogen.

Anglo American Benny Oeyen Executive Head Market Development Anglo American

Cambridge University Professor David Cabon Professor of Mechanical Engineering Cambridge University

12:45-13:00 (15 mins)

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13:00-13:30 (30 mins)


13:30-14:30 (60 mins)

Speaker Q&A and Roundtable – The Many Uses of Hydrogen

Debate on the applications of hydrogen, which sectors will make up the bulk of the demand?

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