Dr. Arnt Baer is Head of Public Affairs at GELSENWASSER AG. He received his doctor’s degree at the Chair for Public, International and European Law at the University of Cologne. He worked for an energy supplier, a law firm specialized in energy law und the German Association of Local Utilities (VKU). He also worked as a consultant in Switzerland and as an independent attorney at law. Since 2012 he has been with Gelsenwasser, first as Head of General Affairs and currently as Head of Public Affairs.
Producing Green Hydrogen cost effectively is just one piece of the puzzle. Another challenge is then transporting that hydrogen – whether that is globally from areas of high volume, low-cost hydrogen production to other nations, or just from localised projects to offtakers. This session will examine the challenges of developing medium to long term transportation options for the Hydrogen market.
• Understanding the technical challenges of converting old gas grid to hydrogen, including pipe embrittlement and safety concerns
• Understanding the costs of developing new infrastructure and how these can offset
• Is a pan European hydrogen pipeline a possibility? And do member states work together to make it a reality?
• Whether converting to other gases such as ammonia or methane pre transportation is a better long-term strategy, weighing up efficiency losses vs infrastructure conversion costs