Tue 10 November
LantarenVenster, Rotterdam



11.00 Registration and coffee

11.30 Welcome

Introduction by chairman of the day, Rogier Elshout

11.40 Opening speech: European hydrogen ambitions & policy

More about the European Green Deal and the recently published EU Hydrogen Strategy

12.00 Accelerating the hydrogen economy

Hydrogen is seen as a critical success factor for the transition to a net-zero world by 2050. However, clean hydrogen is currently not scaling fast enough to meet this belief. What do we need to do to accelerate the hydrogen economy?

12.25 From pilot projects to full role-out

There are plenty of promising local hydrogen examples and demonstration projects. How do we get from these pilot projects to wider role-out? How do we get a profitable business case? What regulations are necessary? What are the needs in infrastructure and linking sectors?

Interview including:

  • Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director Vattenfall Innovation & Board Hydrogen Europe
  • Oliver Bishop, General Manager Hydrogen Shell or Mattijs Slee, Hydrogen Commercial Manager Europe Shell

13.00 Networking lunch

14.00 Hydrogen in industry

Kick-off by moderator Ben Oudman, Senior Director and Regional Manager CEMEIA, DNV GL Oil & Gas

14.15 Pathways from grey to green

The cleanest one of all is 'green' hydrogen. However grey hydrogen is cheaper and more available at the moment. Diederick Luijten, Vice President Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide will speak about the steps we need to take to get from grey to blue to green hydrogen.

14.40 Making it circular: transport of hydrogen

The hydrogen pipe from Dow Benelux to Yara is an excellent example of transporting hydrogen, re-using hydrogen gas and cooperation between local industries. What can we learn from this innovative project and what are the results in energy usage? Anton van Beek, President DOW Benelux (with reservation) and Michael Schlaug, Managing Director Yara Sluiskil will share the insights.

15.15 Break

16.00 Creating a hub for hydrogen

The Port of Rotterdam, as an Energy hub for Europe, has been working on a wide range of projects related to Hydrogen: production of blue and green hydrogen in our industrial zone, a backbone (pipeline) connecting production and utilization, overseas import terminals and facilities, application of hydrogen as a transport fuel etc. Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam, will give an update.

16.25 Future of industry debate

A climate neutral Europe, megatrend technologization and a hydrogen economy. How do we see the future of industry? Interview with a.o.

  • Anton van Beek, President DOW Benelux (with reservation)

17.15 Closing remarks and networking drinks

Hydrogen Mobility hour

14.00 Kick-off

By moderator Rogier Elshout

14.10 Hydrogen in mobility perspective

What are the applications of hydrogen within the mobility sector? How do we scale up and what are the challenges and benefits on related sectors?

14.25 Future of mobility debate

What challenges and opportunities in the mobility sector lie ahead? What is the future perspective of the sector? How do we tackle the challenge together? Which collaborations are needed? What will be the plan for operation on the road to CO2-neutral transport? Interview including Jon André Lokke, CEO Nel Hydrogen

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