Event: Renewable Hydrogen Solutions (Europe)

  • 19 March 2023

With the presentation of the much-discussed “delegated act on the production of renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO)”, the European Commission has provided more clarity on the origin of renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis. This webinar will reflect on the possible implications of the regulation for the production of hydrogen and its end-use across different sectors.

Join us to dive into question like:

  • Considering the criteria, can Europe expand its renewable electricity production fast enough to cater to both an increased demand for direct electrification, as well as the production of renewable hydrogen?
  • How can end-users be sure that the received hydrogen is renewable? What certifications schemes exist?
  • Given an increased share of renewables on the grid, are hydrogen solutions viable from a local government’s perspective?
  • How can hydrogen solutions contribute to emissions reduction for temporary and (potentially) off-grid events, such as construction sites and festivals?

The discussion will include opening remarks from Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience, ICLEI Europe, before diving into a keynote address on hydrogen policy in Europe from Ruud Kempener, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, European Commission. A panel discussion amongst expert hydrogen stakeholders from policy, advocacy, consulting and more will build-on the keynote.

Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy & Energy Governance Officer at ICLEI Europe will share cases of successful hydrogen application in European cities, before Giannicola Loriga of RINA Consulting draws on insights from the EVERYWH2ERE project, in which ICLEI is a partner. Finally, Nadine Hölzinger of Spillet will present an assessment of the economics of regional value chains for hydrogen, before Carsten Rothballer synthesises learnings from this online event and looks ahead at the future of hydrogen in Europe.

This online event is hosted by the EVERY2WHERE project, which constructs ready-to-use hydrogen fuel cell gensets as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. Organised in cooperation with ICLEI, several cities have engaged in testing the genset solutions. As part of its mission, the project aims to present stakeholders with a well-balanced perspective on the potential role and use of hydrogen in different sectors.

Join the conversation on 23 March: register here.