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Program

10.30 Registration and networking

11.15 Welcome

by moderators Rogier Elshout

11.25 Opening speech: European hydrogen strategy in progress

The European Green Deal has taken shape in the form of the Fit for 55 package. With this vision, the European Commission aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, safeguard biodiversity, establish a green and circular economy and eliminate pollution.

11.40 European leaders debate “Fit for 55”

In order for European countries to achieve the goals that are set by the European Commission, collaborations must take place. Cross-chain partnerships are essential for a green future and must meet the future demand for energy. In what form can we create international supply chains and which rules and regulations must change? Hinrich Thölken, Director for Climate and Energy, German Government will tell us all about the vision for future international partnerships.

12.25 Hydrogen backbones of Europe

European ports will transform into hydrogen hubs where offshore energy is stored and can continue towards other European countries. Due to the strategic advantages of The North Sea we can wisely link various energy functions, such as wind, hydrogen and natural gas. By combining the beforementioned, ports can become true hubs of green energy.

12.55 Networking lunch

13.55 System integration of new energy

Integrating higher shares of variable renewable energy into our current power systems is essential for decarbonising the power sector, while continuing to meet a rapidly growing demand for green energy. Thanks to falling innovation costs and supportive European policies, organizations are able to transform their business for the future. Together with following keynote speakers we will discuss this transformation in great detail:

  • Diederick Luijten, Vice President Hydrogen Energy NW Europe & CIS Countries, Air Liquide
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Marcel van de Kar, Global director new energies, Vopak

14.40 Innovation: Batteries made from sand

To meet the challenge of energy storage, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are testing new thermal energy storage technology that uses inexpensive silica sand as a storage source. What could this mean for businesses that require energy at any given moment?

15.00 To be announced

15.15 To be announced

15.30 Energy 2050: insights from the ground up

Energy-intensive industries need to reach climate neutrality by 2050. The technologies that are currently available for decarbonisation of the iron and steel, chemicals and refining industries as well as exisiting financial instruments need to greatly improve. What will these heavy energy users need to change in order to become a climate neutral business? Find out together with leaders of the industry!

16.15 Closing remarks and networking reception

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