2-hour online workshop
It is widely accepted that renewable and decarbonised hydrogen will need to play a major role in the EU’s future decarbonised energy market.
The first FSR online workshop will focus on decarbonised hydrogen produced from natural gas, or ‘blue’ hydrogen. In this special live event, we will analyse:
This online workshop seeks to identify the bottlenecks of blue hydrogen production and discusses policy options for resolving them.
Moderated by Christopher Jones, Part-time Professor, EUI
10.00-10.05: Opening comments: Christopher Jones, Part-time Professor, EUI
10.05-10.20 Artur Runge-Metzger, Director DG Clima, European Commission.
10.20-10.35 Audience questions/discussion
The case for Pyrolysis
10.35-10.45 Alex Barnes, Director, A. Barnes & Associates LTD
10.45-11.00: Stefan Petters / Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mauthner, GOU / CARBOTOPIA
11.00-11.10: Christopher Brandon, EH Group,
11.10-11.20: Audience questions/discussion
The case for Steam Methane Reforming and CCS
11.20-11.35: Eva Hennig, Head of Energy Policy, Thüga Aktiengesellschaft
11.35-11.50: Speaker TBC, Equinor
11.50-12.05: Audience questions/discussion
12.05-12.10: Concluding remarks, Tudor Constantinescu; Senior Advisor, DG Energy
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. The first will focus on decarbonised hydrogen produced from natural gas, or ‘blue’ hydrogen. The second will examine the potential regarding renewable hydrogen.
To meet, discuss and learn in the channel that suits you best.