High Level Policy Conference – Programme

Time
Monday, 24.10.2022 OPENING DAY
12:00 – 13:30
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
13:30 - 15:15
Session 1: Building the global hydrogen economy

Hydrogen is an indispensable in the climate change fight. And it has become a key pillar in an increasing number of national energy transformation strategies, from Europe to China and USA. Europe is poised to become a leading market supported by its leading technologies. This opening will look into the European potential for the use of hydrogen and the export of its technological leadership.

Welcome remarks by the hosts

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis,Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hydrogen Europe

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Special video address

Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy

Opening remarks

Jon André Løkke, President of the board, Hydrogen Europe

Melissa Verykiou, Governing Board Chair Elect, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Keynote video remarks

Gerd Müller, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Building the global hydrogen economy

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hydrogen Europe

Fireside chat

Håkon Volldal, CEO, Nel Hydrogen

Dr. Sopna Sury, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hydrogen, RWE Generation

Moderated by

Aleksandra Tomczak, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice President for European Green Deal Frans Timmermans, European Commission

Closing remarks

Nils Aldag, Co-Chair of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition and CEO and co-founder of Sunfire

15:15 – 15:45
COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 17:00
Session 2: Hydrogen and new geopolitics of energy

REPowerEU sets the ambition of importing 10 Mt of renewable H2 by 2030, with the backing of dedicated clean hydrogen partnerships and the establishment of a Global European H2 Facility to finance H2 production projects in those regions. This will require a new framework on energy relations, that can help 3rd countries with abundant renewable resources to create jobs, economic growth, welfare and diversify the economy with impacts on world geopolitics. Competition for H2 imports, adequate financing instruments, new energy dependencies, and an international market based on common standards are a few of the challenges that need to be addressed to seize the opportunities and limit the risks.

Setting the scene

Meredith Annex, Head of Heating & Hydrogen, BloombergNEF

Speech

Ireneusz Zysk, Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources, Ministry of Climate and Environment

Panel debate

Stefano Signore, Head of Unit INTPA.F.1 - Climate Change and Sustainable Energy; Nuclear Safety, European Commission

Petra Schwager, Division Chief of Climate and Technology Partnerships, UNIDO

Cristian Carraretto, Head of Energy Transition in the Sustainable Business and Industry department, EBRD

Francisco Pablo de la Flor García, Chair of the United Nations ECE Group of Experts on Gas

Giorgos Triantafyllou, Strategy General Manager, Motor Oil

Moderated by

Innocent Uwuijaren, Chairman, African Hydrogen Partnership and Co-founder, Cheranna Energy

Closing video remarks

Jozef Síkela, Czech Minister for Industry and Trade, EU Presidency

17:00 – 18:00
Session 3: Transporting hydrogen- Global and European infrastructure

The EU Hydrogen Strategy, back in 2020, sketched a gradual approach to creating a hydrogen infrastructure. How has the situation changed since then, under the weight of new geopolitical challenges and with the EU preparing to adopt the legislative framework that will govern the future hydrogen and gas networks? This session will examine the missing elements to achieve a resilient backbone suitable for the transport, distribution and storage of clean hydrogen in Europe and vis a vis neighbouring regions.

Setting the scene

Ralph Bahke, GIE Hydrogen Area Sponsor & Managing Director, ONTRAS

Panel Debate

Manon Van Beek, CEO, TenneT

Daniel Teichmann, CEO, Hydrogenious

Pierre Duvieusart, Deputy CEO, GRTgaz

David Bryson, COO, Uniper

Björn Heinlein, Of Counsel, Clifford Chance

Riccardo Galletta, Infrastructure, Gas & Retail department, ACER

Moderated by

Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Deputy Director General - DG Energy, European Commission

Closing video remarks

Werner Hoyer, President, EIB

18:00

END OF DAY 1

TBD

Hydrogen Europe Autumn Market (upon invitation only)

Time
Tuesday, 25.10.2022 EU Policy Day
09:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
10:00 – 11:15
Session 4: Ensuring resilience and diversification of the European hydrogen economy

The European Union is determined to phase out its dependency on fossil fuels from Russia by 2030. One of the two pillars of the REPowerEU initiative in order to increase resilience is to diversifying gas supplies, via higher Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and pipeline imports from non-Russian suppliers, and to produce and import larger volumes of renewable hydrogen and biomethane. This session will learn from the latest strategies around the substitution of those fossil fuel by renewable hydrogen.

Opening remarks and previous day summary

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Keynote speech

Parliamentary State Secretary Stefan Wenzel MdB from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Panel debate

Torsten Granberg, CEO & founder, Plagazi, Green hydrogen producer from waste

Marco Alverà, CEO, TES-H2

Nienke Homan, President Sustainable Hydrogen Club

Wayne-Daniel Kern, CFO, Bosch Fuel Cell Technologies

Janneke Hermes, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer, Gasunie

Moderated by

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Closing video remarks

João Galamba, Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal

11:15 – 11:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:45 – 13:00
Session 5: Understanding the EU Hydrogen Strategy and how to move forward in the green transition

The REPowerEU sets the ambition of delivering 20 Mt of renewable hydrogen by 2030, going beyond the targets of the EU’s hydrogen strategy, maximising the domestic production of hydrogen, and making clear the importance of imports. This session will discuss the key elements of the REPowerEU strategy and the pathway towards delivering on its goals. How can renewable hydrogen best contribute to energy independence and decarbonisation? What should the role of low-carbon hydrogen be? How can sectorial targets and state-aid best support the achievement of the European strategy?

Keynote Speech

Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director Clean Planet, EC & Vice-Chair of the Governing Board, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Panel Debate

Werner Ponikwar, CEO, thyssenkrupp nucera

Vasilis Gregoriou, CEO, Advent Technologies

Christelle Werquin General Delegate, France Hydrogène

Steven Engels, Managing Director P2X Benelux, Orsted

Moderated by

Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director Clean Planet, EC & Vice-Chair of the Governing Board, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Closing remarks

Markus Exenberger, Executive Director, H2Global Stiftung and Managing Director, H2 Global Advisory

13:00 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:45
Session 6: Transforming the mobility sector with hydrogen (Part 1)

Hydrogen can be used in different ways and thus has the potential to decarbonise all segments of the mobility sector. From its uses as fuel for hydrogen fuel cells to being an energy carrier at the basis of all synthetic fuels, the session will explore common barriers and opportunities for the development of hydrogen and hydrogen-derived fuels in mobility. The panel will also discuss the progress of the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels Value Chain Alliance in unlocking challenges and building innovative value chains for the maritime and aviation sectors.

Keynote speech

Adina-Ioana Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, European Commission

Panel debate or Fireside chat

Otto Preiss, COO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President, Zero-Emission Aircraft at Airbus

Moderated by

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Closing remarks

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament

14:45 – 15:15
SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

15:15 – 16:00
Session 6: Transforming the mobility sector with hydrogen (Part 2)

Today, hydrogen is mainly used as a feedstock for ammonia production in the fertilisers sector and for fuels desulphurisation in the refining sector. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), industry accounts for around 40% of global emissions, making the first emitting sector before transport and buildings, after allocating electricity and heat emissions to the final sectors. Clean hydrogen is to play a main role in the decarbonisation of those hard-to-abate industries, either as clean feedstock or fuel. It will have to substitute the current supply of carbon-intensive hydrogen in the ammonia and refining sectors and to replace carbon-intensive fuels and feedstocks in the chemical, steelmaking, cement, glass, ceramics, pulp and paper industries, and many more where electrification cannot work.

Panel debate on road transport

Gerrit Marx, CEO, IVECO Group

Mehdi Ferhan, CEO, HYVIA

Adamo Screnci, Deputy director, HRS Hydrogen Refueling Solutions

Juergen Guldner, VP Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Technology and Vehicle Projects, BMW Group

Moderated by

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Closing remarks

Ismail Ertug, Member of the European Parliament

16:00 – 16:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 17:20
Session 7: Clean Hydrogen in Industry

Today, hydrogen is mainly used as a feedstock for ammonia production in the fertilisers sector and for fuels desulphurisation in the refining sector. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), industry accounts for around 40% of global emissions, making the first emitting sector before transport and buildings, after allocating electricity and heat emissions to the final sectors. Clean hydrogen is to play a main role in the decarbonisation of those hard-to-abate industries, either as clean feedstock or fuel. It will have to substitute the current supply of carbon-intensive hydrogen in the ammonia and refining sectors and to replace carbon-intensive fuels and feedstocks in the chemical, steelmaking, cement, glass, ceramics, pulp and paper industries, and many more where electrification cannot work.

Keynote Speech

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General - DG GROW, European Commission

Panel Debate

Hildegard Bentele, Member of the Parliament

Tomas Malango, Renewable Fuels and Circular Economy Director, Repsol

Valérie Ruiz Domingo, Group Hydrogen Vice President, Engie

Raphaël Tilot, Executive President Renewables & Hydrogen, John Cockerill

Moderated by

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General - DG GROW, European Commission

17:20 – 18:00
Session 8: Hydrogen as a global commodity, the role of Guarantees of Origin

Molecules of green hydrogen are identical to those of grey hydrogen. For this reason, once hydrogen has been produced, a certification system is needed that allows end users and governments to know the origin and the environmental properties of the hydrogen. The session will explore the key attributes for GOs to be useful for producers, policy makers and end users. The speakers will also discuss how robust and credible evidencing can foster consumer trust and the role of GOs in enabling cross border trade.

Study presentation

Daria Nochevnik, Director for Policy and Partnerships, Hydrogen Council

Panel Debate

Noé van Hulst, Chair, IPHE

Peter Mackey, VP H2 Strategy and policy support, Air Liquide

Katrien Verwimp, Coordinator Energy Sector Integration, Auditors Team Coordinator, Association of Issuing Bodies

Daria Nochevnik, Director for Policy and Partnerships, Hydrogen Council

Moderated by

Wouter Vanhoudt, Director EMEA, Hinicio, CertifHy project

Closing Remarks

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

18:00

END OF DAY 2

18:15

Expo Drinks Reception (open to all visitors)

Time
Wednesday, 26.10.2022 Europe Clean Hydrogen Partnership Forum
09:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
10:00 – 10:30
Session 9: Introduction

Kick-off panel with stakeholders from industry and research to start framing the main issues shaping current clean hydrogen technologies.

Panel debate

Melissa Verykios, CEO, Helbio Technologies and member of the Governing Board of Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director, Clean Planet, EC and Vice-Chair of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Laurent Antoni, President, Hydrogen Europe Research

Moderated by

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

10:30 – 11:30
Session 10: Member states’ combined efforts on r&i - how to become more inclusive and leverage funding from member states

Panel discussion with Member States representatives - will reflect on the importance of joining forces and creating synergies to support green investment and scaling up the hydrogen value chain across Europe.

Panel debate

Lora Yosifova, Head of International Relations at National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Innovation and Growth, Bulgaria

Marko Maver, Secretary and Cabinet Member at the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia

Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director, Clean Planet, EC and Vice-Chair of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Moderated by

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

11:30 - 12:00
COFFEE BREAK
12:00 – 13:00
Session 11: Hydrogen skills agenda

Panel discussion with representatives from academia, industry and institutions - will focus on the importance of specific skills and education for the H2 value chain, the existing initiatives in this area and how European excellence can be further ensured in research.

Panel Debate

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO Hydrogen Europe

Ankica Kovač, Assisant Professor, University of Zagreb

Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Director of the Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fuel Cells, University of Birmingham

Patrick Cnubben, Director strategy Hydrogen College at Green Energy Coalition

Moderated by

Hélène Chraye, Head of Unit Clean Energy Transition, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

13:00 – 14:30
LUNCH BREAK
14:30-15:30
Session 12: Synergies with other programmes or financing instruments

Panel discussion with stakeholders from the industry and the institutions - will reflect on potential synergies between different financial frameworks in order to sustainably boost the development of a new hydrogen economy

Panel debate

Axel Krein, Executive Director, Clean Sky Joint Undertaking

Franz Lehner, Head of Division International Cooperation, NOW GmbH

Klaus Peters, Secretary General, European Steel Technology Platform

Alan Haigh, Policy Adviser, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Moderated by

Torsten Klimke, Head of Innovation and Research Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

15:30 – 16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:00
Session 13: Hydrogen valleys under REPowerEU

Panel discussion with representatives from local administrations and the institutions - will focus on Hydrogen Valleys ecosystems that link hydrogen production, transportation, and various end uses, and will be essential in the development of a new hydrogen economy

Panel debate

Pauline Rouch, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Gabriel, European Commission

Cécile Combette-Murin, Head of the Normandie Brussels Office

Susanné Wallner, Business Manager, Mariestad Municipality

Ivo Milatic, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Croatia

Paul McCormack, Innovation Manager at the Belfast Metropolitan College

Moderated by

Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser DG Energy, European Commission

16:00 – 17:00
EMPTY

17:00 - 17:30

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEECH

Pauline Rouch, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Gabriel, European Commission

17:30

AWARDS CEREMONY

European H2Valley of the Year handed over by Pauline Rouch, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Gabriel, European Commission

Best Success Story Award handed over by Melissa Verykios, CEO, Helbio Technologies and member of the Governing Board of Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Best Outreach Award handed over by Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Best Innovation Award handed over by Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General - Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission

Young Scientist Award handed over by Laurent Antoni, President, Hydrogen Europe Research

Moderated by

Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations and Communication, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Time
Thursday, 27.10.2022 EU Research & Programme Review Days
09:30 – 10:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
10:00 – 10:05

Welcome

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

10:05 – 10:30

Clean Hydrogen Partnership - Programme Status

Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations & Communication, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

10:30 – 11:00

Projects Portfolio Analysis

Hydrogen Production

Nikolaos Lymperopoulos, Project Officer Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Hydrogen Distribution and Storage

Dionisis Tsimis, Project Officer Clean Hydrogen Partnership

11:00 - 11:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:30
Projects Portfolio Analysis

End-Uses - Transport

Lionel Boillot, Project Officer Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Clean Heat and Power

Antonio Aguilo Rullan, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Cross-cutting Issues (Standards, Safety and Education)

Alberto Garcia Hombrados, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

12:30 – 13:45
LUNCH BREAK
13:45-15:30
Parallel Sessions
European Hydrogen Valleys

Moderated by Antonio Aguilo Rullan, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Green Hysland – Deployment of a H2 Ecosystem on the Island of Mallorca

Carlos Navas, Enagás

Heavenn – Update on HEAVENN: Achievements and challenges in Northern Netherlands’ H2 Valley

Geerte de Jong, Programme Manager HEAVENN

Hyland - Hydrogen Regions in Germany

Alexander Gehling, NOW GmbH

PDA2 + H2V2 – Promoting Hydrogen Deployment in Regions and Valleys

Pedro Guedes de Campos, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Scientific Panel Discussion
Nigel Holmes, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
Manufacturing (for Supply Chains)

Moderated by Pietro Caloprisco, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

LOWCOST IC – Low Cost Interconnects with highly improved Contact Strength for SOC Applications

Ragnar Kiebach, Technical University of Denmark

MAMA-MEA – Additive manufacturing for fuel cells

Silvain Buche, Johnson Matthey Hydrogen Technologies

StasHH – The StasHH standard for heavy-duty fuel cells

Federico Zenith,SINTEF Digital

INN-BALANCE – INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems

Karl Samuelsson, PowerCell

Scientific Panel Discussion
Prof. Ravi Thampi, University College Dublin
15:30 - 16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:00 - 17:45
Parallel Sessions
End-Uses: Clean Heat & Power

Moderated by Eleni Kontonasiou, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

PACE for homes and small businesses - outcomes of the PACE project

Hans Korteweg, COGEN Europe

Comsos – Commercial-scale SOFC systems (ComSos)

Jari Kiviaho, VTT Smart Industry and Energy Systems

GRASSHOPPER – GRASSHOPPER: Providing grid services with fast and flexible Hydrogen PEM Power plants

German Nieto, Nedstack Nederland

EVERYWH2ERE Hydrogen EVERYWH2ERE: first results from transportable genset demonstrations

Giannicola Loriga, RINA Consulting

Scientific Panel Discussion
Maria Founti, National Technical University of Athens
Pre-Normative Research for Standards

Moderated by Alberto Garcia Hombrados, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

PRHYDE – Protocol for heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling Introduction and key results

Vincent Mattelaer, Toyota Motor Europe – R&D – Fuel Cell Division

HYDRAITE Hyland - Hydrogen Regions in Germany

Jaana Viitakangas, VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD

e-SHyIPS – Eco-systemic Approach towards H2 Passenger Ferries Pre-normative Research Cells

Arianna Bionda, Politecnico di Milano

AD ASTRA – Harnessing Degradation mechanisms to prescribe Accelerated Stress Tests for the Realization of SOC lifetime prediction Algorithms

Massimiliano Della Pietra, ENEA

Scientific Panel Discussion
Beatriz Acosta Iborra, DG JRC, European Commission
17:45

Networking Event

Time
Friday, 28.10.2022 EU Research & Programme Review Days
09:00 – 09:30
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:30 – 11:15
Parallel Sessions
Hydrogen Production

Moderated by Nikos Lymperopoulos, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

REFHYNE – Clean Refinery Hydrogen for Europe

Anders Ødegård, SINTEF

H2Future – Hydrogen Meeting Future Needs of Low Carbon Manufacturing Value Chains

Robert Paulnsteiner, VERBUND

Neptune – Neptune: Next Generation PEM Electrolysers under New Extremes

Daniel Greenhalgh, ITM Power

MultiPHLY – Multimegawatt high-temperature electrolyser to generate green hydrogen for production of high-quality chemical products

Julie Mougin, Technologies Hydrogène

Scientific Panel Discussion
Prof. Joris Proost, Université Catholique de Louvain
End-Uses: Transport

Moderated by Lionel Boillot, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

H2ME 2/ ZEFER – ZEFER and H2ME: Flagship projects in hydrogen mobility for light vehicles in Europe

Romain Picard, Element Energy

3EMOTION – Environmentally Friendly, Efficient Electric Motion

Stefan Neis, WaterstofNet

REVIVE – Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe

Sven Goethals, Tractebel

Hydrogen Ports Study – Creating impetus for ports ecosystems to kickstart to European hydrogen economy

Stiijn Vercammen, Deloitte

Scientific Panel Discussion
Mr. Dirk DE KEUKELEERE, Professor Energy Technology - KU Leuven
11:15 - 11:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:45 - 13:30
Parallel Sessions
Hydrogen Storage and Distribution

Moderated by Dionisis Tsimis, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Sherlohck – Sustainable and cost-efficient catalyst for hydrogen and energy storage applications based on liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers

Konstantin Tarasov, CEA

HIGGS – Readiness of the European transmission network for the transport of 20% H2 blends

Javier Sánchez-Laínez, Coordinator of the hydrogen

conditioning and transport area
COSMHYC DEMO/COSMHYC XL – Innovative H2 Compression Demonstration in a Public HRS

Rami Chahrouri, project coordinator at COSMHYC DEMO

HYPSTER – HyPSTER, Hydrogen Pilot STorage for large Ecosystem Replication

Maurice Schlichtenmayer, ESK GmbH, Germany

Scientific Panel Discussion

Rosa Puentes, ENTSOG

Building Blocks for Transport Applications

Moderated by Claudiu Pavel, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

CRESCENDO – Platinum group metal free anodes and cathodes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Deborah Jones, CNRS

GAIA – High power density automotive membrane electrode assemblies

Deborah Jones, CNRS

PEGASUS – PEMFC based on platinum group metal free structured cathodes

Pierre-André Jacques, PEMFC Components Laboratory

THOR – THOR Project: Use of a Thermoplastic composite for Hydrogen Compressed Pressure Vessels

Denis Ragot, FORVIA

Scientific Panel Discussion

Prof. Pierre Millet, Université Paris-Sud

13:30 -15:00
LUNCH BREAK
15:00 - 16:00
Closing session and Key Take-Aways

Moderated by Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Hélène Chraye, Head of Unit Clean Energy Transition, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Luigi Crema, Director of the Sustainable Energy Center, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Hydrogen Europe Research Board Member

16:00
Closing remarks

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

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