2024 Agenda

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Agenda at a Glance
09:00 - 09:10

Speaker

Senior Conference Producer,
Solar Media
09:10 - 10:10 Keynote Panel
  • Examining the actual state of ongoing projects in the EU, focusing on development pipelines and the tangible progress in the sector, answering 'which projects are mostly likely to go to market?' and exploring potential disruptions to those projects.
  • An examination of the challenges in sourcing sufficient renewable energy for green hydrogen projects, with 578TWh of renewable electricity required for RePowerEU's target of producing ten million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030.
  • Analyzing the implications of new green hydrogen projects on the power grid, with a focus on their scalability and the practical challenges they present to existing infrastructure.

Moderator

Impact Director,
Renewable Hydrogen Coalition

Speakers

Power to X Director,
Voltalia
Senior Expert, Unit C2 - Clean Energy Transitions,
European Commission
Former Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen,
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
Founder,
Hazel New Energy
10:10 - 10:35 Keynote
  • A look at how Portugal is tracking to meet it's 2030 hydrogen goals, including 2 and 2.5GW of installed electrolyser capacity, 5% green hydrogen in final energy consumption, road transport and industry. 15% green hydrogen injected into natural gas networks.
  • Examining the status of major projects in Portugal, including Sines which has an aim of 1GW of capacity by 2030 - how many projects are currently operational in Portugal?
  • Outlining any future regulation or incentives that are due to come into effect in the Portuguese market.
10:35 - 11:00 Keynote
11:00 - 11:45 Networking

Hydrogen Offtake Stream

Hydrogen Production Stream

11:45 - 12:25 Panel Discussion
  • Examining the current and upcoming regulations that impact green shipping corridors, and how these policies are shaping collaborations and strategies, with many nations now looking to achieve net zero shipping by 2050.
  • Insight into how ports are adapting their infrastructure for hydrogen and their strategies for dealing with hydrogen as a key component of green shipping. By 2050, up to 42% of the total hydrogen demand in the EU could be located in port areas, necessitating a radical acceleration in deploying hydrogen infrastructure within these ecosystems​
  • How to effectively collaborate between ports, shipping companies, and producers of hydrogen carriers, including LOHCs and ammonia.

Moderator

Associate Director,
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
11:45 - 12:25 Panel Discussion
  • Addressing the challenges faced by renewable energy developers and investors with limited availability of green hydrogen-focused Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the European market, despite EU incentives.
  • Examining who takes on the risk for power price forecasts which are increasingly inaccurate over long time scales, and solutions to mitigate or hedge against that risk.
  • Discussing the role that offtakers have in taking on some of that power price risk - under what circumstances would an offtaker ever be willing to assume that risk?

Moderator

Executive Director,
ABN AMRO

Speakers

Head of Power Generation,
Enel Green Power
Head of Downstream Origination, Iberia,
Statkraft
Strategy & Development,
ACT
Project Manager,
Hyperion Renewables
12:25 - 12:50 Case Study
  • An introduction to the emerging use of hydrogen and electric energy in airplanes, focusing on Universal Hydrogen's projects to integrate hydrogen-powered aircraft at Paris airports.
  • Collaboration between airports and airlines to replace traditional aircraft with environmentally friendly options.
  • Discussing the new infrastructure and technologies needed at airports to support these innovative aircraft, including fueling stations for hydrogen.

Speaker

Chief Operating Officer,
Universal Hydrogen
12:25 - 12:50 Presentation
  • A behind the scenes look at an operational hydrogen project, and the challenges of negotiating permits and establishing a grid connection.
  • Addressing the scarcity and challenges of obtaining grid connections, with a focus on the delays faced by an industry bursting with renewable projects.
  • Examining how electrolysers can help with grid balancing, acting as a flexible load on the system and turning up or down based on price signals and renewable generation forecasts.
12:50 - 13:15 Case Study
  • A deep dive into the roadmap to Europe's ambitious goal for 20% of regional trains to run on hydrogen by 2035.
  • Discussing the significant investment and infrastructure needed, with a focus on Germany's €7 billion commitment to hydrogen train technology.
  • Evaluating the potential environmental benefits of hydrogen trains, especially when powered by green hydrogen, and comparing them with the current diesel-powered trains​​.
12:50 - 13:15 Presentation
  • Reviewing Hydrogen storage methods including compressed gas, cryogenic liquid, and hydride compounds, and their applications in power generation and energy balancing​​.
  • Examining the economic efficiency of using natural geological formations like salt caverns for liquified hydrogen storage, and discussing hydrogen's role in seasonal energy storage, especially during winter grid strains​​.
  • Addressing the regulatory landscape and safety protocols essential for hydrogen storage operations to ensure compliance and risk management.
13:15 - 14:15 Networking

Hydrogen Offtake Stream

Hydrogen Production Stream

14:15 - 14:55 Panel Discussion
  • A exploration of how close a large scale transition from coal to hydrogen actually is, and what more is needed to eliminate the 9% of global emissions steel is responsible for.
  • Discussing the impact of the expected rise in electricity demand for steel production to 1,850 TWh by 2050 and the essential role of green hydrogen in cutting CO2 emissions.
  • Discussing the cost implications of transitioning to hydrogen, with the transition for steelmakers in Europe requiring an estimated $130 billion of investment (before grants).

Speakers

VP of Energy & Infrastructure,
ING Bank
Managing Director Plant Operations,
Liberty Steel Group
14:25 - 14:50
  • What is the level of hydrogen-readiness of building technologies and distribution infrastructure today in Europe?
  • What are the current projects using H2 in buildings (residential, commercial, public) today?

Speaker

Secretary General,
European Heating Industry
14:15 - 15:00 Panel Discussion
  • A deep dive into gas distributors concerns about transition from natural gas, and the potential of various gases to replace it. Is green hydrogen the best solution they see, or could alternatives like biomethane make more sense?
  • With analysis showing that just a 5% blending target would require about 50 TWh of hydrogen (a significant share of the 132 TWh EU production targeted by 2030) is blending hydrogen the best use of a limited supply?
  • Weighing up both the costs of production with the cost of infrastructure upgrades vs. alternatives gases, as although we may see hydrogen blending up to 20% in future, it is more expensive and both pipelines and customer appliances may need to be replaced

Moderator

Diretor Executive,
APEG

Speakers

Foresight Group,
Investment Manager
Chair of the Eurogas DIST Committee,
Eurogas
Director for Strategy, Policy and Communication,
ENTSOG
Secretary General,
Sedigas
14:55 - 15:20 Presentation
  • Detailing the financial implications of transitioning to green hydrogen in trucks, including upfront investments and long-term operational expenses compared with electric vehicles.
  • Navigating the regulatory environment, including the impact of the CO2 Emission Standard regulation on truck manufacturing and fleet operations.
  • Exploring incentives, subsidies, and educational programs designed to encourage trucking companies to adopt green hydrogen.

Speakers

Manager International Hydrogen Strategy,
Daimler trucks
Managing Director,
STRING Megaregion
15:00 - 15:45 Panel Discussion
  • Exploring the role of ammonia in the hydrogen value chain, and its emerging use cases to decarbonise industry.
  • Examining how hydrogen developers can work together with ammonia producers or users to solve common challenges, and understand how Ammonia can function as a catalyst for Green Hydrogen production
  • Discussing the expectations of investors, and what these key players need to when deploying finance in ammonia projects.

Moderator

Co-Head of Energy and Natural Resources,
Miranda Law Firm

Speaker

Business Development Director,
Yara Clean Ammonia
15:20 - 15:45 Case Study
  • A behind the scenes look at how a cement producer is planning to integrate green hydrogen into their business model, including costs, and the logistics of sourcing and delivering hydrogen to the production site.
  • Discussing the challenges and potential of green hydrogen use to decarbonise cement production, with the construction ecosystem accounting for 25% of global emissions and cement being a major contributor​ (7.0% of global CO₂ emissions in 2019).
  • Examining how the the European Green Deal's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, expected to be in full effect by 2026, could  impact current cement production costs and drive the industry towards green hydrogen solutions.

 

15:45 - 16:15 Networking
16:15 - 16:45 Presentation
  • A behind the scenes look at an operational hydrogen project, and the challenges of negotiating both power purchase agreements and securing private investment.
  • Discussing the potential of using excess wind and solar power for green hydrogen production, a strategy that could increase the stability of revenues, and help secure investment.
  • Addressing seasonal variability when agreeing PPAs and compensating winter losses stemming from pricing agreements.
16:45 - 17:30 Panel Discussion
  • Bringing together the key stakeholders in the European Commission's groundbreaking pilot auction for renewable hydrogen production, launched in November 2023, and exploring its strategic role in stimulating the hydrogen economy.
  • Analyzing the auction's objectives to reduce cost gaps, foster market formation, de-risk projects, and streamlining administrative processes, pivotal for the EU's green transition.
  • A deep-dive into the progress of the auctions, including the number of applicants, potential winners if announced, and tips for those due to apply for funding.

Moderator

Investment Management,
Schroeders greencoat
17:30 - 19:00
Join us for a relaxed evening of networking and celebration at our post-event drinks reception. It's the perfect opportunity to reflect on the day's insights, forge new connections, and discuss the future of green hydrogen. Interested in elevating your brand's presence? This gathering is available for sponsorship, offering a prime platform to showcase your commitment to a sustainable future and status as a green hydrogen leader. Available to Sponsor
19:00 - 00:00 Networking
An intimate evening of high level conversation and guests in one of Lisbon's top restaurants, hosted by our host sponsor Smart Energy. Get in touch with our team to claim your place - limited spaces!