2020 agenda

Please note, the below agenda was for the 2020 event, which took place on 17 – 21 August.

Please keep an eye out for details on the 2021 event.

 - 09:30 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight

This session will outline the EU’s strategic road-map for Green Hydrogen, giving the audience a good understanding of the over-arching support complimenting individual country plans and the role that green hydrogen can play in the future economy and the post-covid revival.

, Secretary General
, Hydrogen Europe
 - 11:30 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
  • Current situation in the energy market and 2020 auctions
  • The Portuguese National Hydrogen Strategy
  • Power mix from renewables
, Secretary of State for Energy
, Portugal
, APREN (Renewable Energy Association, Portugal)
 - 12:15 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
  • Outline of action plan, including energy islands, to meet a 70% reduction in emissions by 2030
  • The need and feasibility for PTX in Denmark
  • The emerging PTX ecosystem in Denmark and early projects
  • R&D opportunities and government support
, Cleantech Team Leader
, Invest in Denmark
 - 13:15 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
Panel Discussion
  • What hopes does the industry have for Green Hydrogen in the New European Green deal?
  • Does the market need a subsidy? If not, what other mechanisms would prompt lending and investment?
  • Is there a need for demand-side incentives and mandates for green hydrogen?
, Managing Director of Smartenergy Projects
, Smartenergy
, Chief Technical Officer
, CaetanoBus
, Global Head of Innovation
, Galp
, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy & Director
, E4tech
 - 15:15 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
  • Overarching context
    • Role of Hydrogen in reaching Net Zero
    • Summary of Hydrogen policy across Europe and key countries (GB/DE/NL)
    • Technology development
  • Deep dive on GB 
    • Hydrogen market development scenarios in GB
    • Power market interactions including implications for renewables and storage
  • Deep dive on Germany & Netherlands 
    • Hydrogen market development scenarios in Germany & Netherlands (one or both)
    • Power market interactions including implications for renewables and storage
  • Discussion
    • Similarities / differences in approach between UK vs EU/DE/NL
    • Implications for financiers and utilities – where are the investable propositions?
    • Implications for policymakers – how to make this happen?
, Research Director
, Aurora Energy Research
, Senior Associate
, Aurora Energy Research
, Senior Manager
, Aurora Energy Research
 - 16:30 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities
, Denmark
 - 19:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Policy Insight
, Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
, U.S. Department of Energy
, Executive Director
, Green Hydrogen Coalition