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Following the first online workshop on Blue Hydrogen, the second online workshop moderated by Andris Piebalgs (FSR) will examine the potential for producing “green” hydrogen; the state of technology and industrial demonstration; current cost projections; what needs to be done to bring the technology to maturity.
Wednesday 22nd April, 10.00 – 12.20
Moderated by Andris Piebalgs, Part-time Professor, EUI, and Christopher Jones, Part-time Professor, EUI
Pre-event poll: Which sector is the most perspective for the uptake of the renewable hydrogen?
10.00-10.05: Opening comments: Andris Piebalgs, Part-time Professor, EUI
10.05-10.25: Introductory Presentations
Patrick Child, Deputy Director General and acting Director, DG Research, European Commission
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission
10.25-10.40: Audience questions/discussion
10.40-10.50: Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
10.50-11.00: Dolf Gielen, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
11.00-11.10: Daan Peters, Associate Director, Guidehouse
11.10-11.20: Oksana Dembitska, VP for Green Hydrogen, BP
11.20-11.45: Audience questions/discussion
11.45- 11.55: Catrinus Jepma, Professor, University of Groningen
11.55-12.05: Ronnie Belmans, Professor, KU Leuven
12.05-12.20 Concluding remarks
Christopher Jones, Part-time Professor, EUI
Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor, DG Energy, European Commission
It is widely accepted that renewable and decarbonised hydrogen will need to play a major role in the EU’s future decarbonised energy market. This understanding is at the very heart of the European Commission’s Smart Sector Integration initiative.
This initiative will cover a wide range of issues, including how to ‘kick-start’ the renewable and decarbonised gas market (in order to drive down costs and catalyze sufficient capacity in time for the 2050 decarbonisation deadline), how to link the RES and nuclear electricity and gas markets with one-another and the ETS (including notably through Guarantees of Origin), and how to ensure that the principles of the Internal Gas Market are retained, to mention but a few.
An evidenced-based approach is vital if the EU is to find a cost-effective and efficient answer to these issues. Fully understanding the costs (and future cost curves) and potential of the different emerging hydrogen technologies will be essential in order to enable the Commission to design such a proposal.
For example, unless we have a clear view on inter alia the following issues, it is not possible to determine how and when to support the development of an H2 industry, or how to ensure that any public support during the first years of development is best targeted:
The Florence School of Regulation proposes two Online Workshops to examine and discuss these issues in depth.
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