Hydrogen is increasingly attracting interest from investors, policymakers and energy market participants as a potential new clean fuel for transportation and a lower-carbon substitute for use in industrial, long haul trucking, shipping, commercial and residential sectors.
 
Today, Hydrogen production is almost entirely supplied by natural gas and coal, this needs to change to meet plans for a decarbonised future. Time, money and support is needed to develop and growth Hydrogen’s adoption.
 
At a critical time for our sector, join us for our first Hydrogen Markets Virtual Conference. A part of the thought leadership series on Platts LIVE, this important discussion will address the hype and hope for Hydrogen.
 
Hydrogen in focus:

- Better understand the current outlook for Hydrogen
- Gain insight into how Hydrogen is already being utilized in different sectors
- Assess the current appetite for investment into Hydrogen, has COVID-19 had a great impact?
 

Agenda

This is a content led virtual event bringing together speakers from around the Hydrogen sector.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
  • 09:30 am Chair’s Welcoming Remarks
  • 09:45 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How do we get to a net zero carbon world? The widespread growth and development of Hydrogen is crucial to successfully decarbonise our existing energy system. To better understand how Hydrogen will scale up, we need to understand where we stand today and what barriers need to be overcome to successfully guarantee Hydrogen’s long term future in the energy mix
  • 10:10 am Future Hydrogen supply/demand scenarios Today, Hydrogen production is almost entirely supplied by natural gas and coal. Harnessing and developing upon technologies to create Green and Blue Hydrogen will take time to find cost effective methods. As government and industry come together to facilitate their development, what could the next 3 decades look like?
    Roman Kramarchuk, Head – Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts

  • 10:35 am LEADER’S PANEL: Global Hydrogen Roadmaps – Who is leading the way? Numerous Governments have already established plans that will underpin the development of Hydrogen in the energy mix. Hear from the leaders of industry as they discuss how ambitious these plans are and the challenges that need to be overcome
    Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
    Pierre Etienne Franc, VP, Hydrogen Energy World Business Line, Air Liquide
    Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
    Angela Needle, Director of Strategy, Cadent
    Enass Abo-Hamed, CEO, H2GO power
  • 11:05 am Question and answer with our experts (LIVE)
  • 11:25 am Refreshment break & Networking time
  • 11:45 amLEADER’S PANEL: Hydrogen in the metals sector Traditionally, steel production has generated significant carbon emissions, and now, Green Steel using Hydrogen could revolutionise steel forever with emissions-free production possible. Assess the outlook for the development and adoption of Green Steel, what are the financial implications, will the production costs come down, and how are renewable power and Carbon Capture with Storage likely to help shape hydrogen use for steel?
    Thomas Hörnfeldt, Vice President Sustainability and Public Affairs, SSAB
    Vincent Chevrier, General Manager Business Development, Midrex Technologies
  • 12:15 pm Hydrogen as a replacement for natural Gas Natural gas has long established itself as a key fuel for heating. However as we move to decarbonise, Hydrogen has great potential to replace natural gas in the grid in the years to come, but there are many hurdles to overcome, not least the logistical challenges of converting heating systems in our homes and offices.
    • 12:45 pm LEADER’S PANEL: Hydrogen in the transport sector Hydrogen as a transportation fuel is the most widely accepted use for Hydrogen. Understand where the growth areas are for Hydrogen, and what barriers will need to be overcome so Hydrogen can secure its place as a key transportation fuel.
      Stephan Herbst, Technical General Manager, Toyota Motor Europe
      Alex Woodrow, Managing Director, KGP Auto
      Patrick Huber, Group CEO, H2 Energy Holding
    • 1:15 pm Question and answer with our experts (LIVE)
    • 1:45 pm Refreshment break & Networking time
    • 2:05 pm LEADER’S PANEL: How to encourage investment in hydrogen? The need for investment today in Hydrogen is extremely high. Though the impact from COVID-19 will certainly have its toll, at least in the short term for investment. Whilst there is much positivity towards to the establishment of Hydrogen, what can be done today to help encourage investment.
      Bert Van der Toorn, Managing Director, Energy Sector - Global Lead Mid/Downstream, ING
      Peter Van Ees, Banker Renewable Energy, ABN AMRO
      Cristian Carraretto, Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
    • 2:35 pm INTERVIEW: How can a Hydrogen economy be established - lessons learnt from previous commodities There are clear parallels with hydrogen and LNG, in terms of early interest in the need for clean, low carbon fuel. In some ways, hydrogen has even outpaced LNG in terms of the excitement it is generating and potential for reshaping the energy industry, however what lessons can we still take away and adapt for Hydrogen to ensure its swift and steady growth.
      Frank van Doorn, VP, Head of Trading, Vattenfall Energy Trading
    • 3:05 pm Question and answer with our experts (LIVE)
    • 3:25 pm Close of conference



Speakers

Frank van Doorn, VP, Head of Trading, Vattenfall Energy Trading
Stephan Herbst, Technical General Manager, Toyota Motor Europe
Alex Woodrow, Managing Director, KGP Auto
Patrick Huber, Group CEO, H2 Energy Holding
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
Pierre Etienne Franc, VP, Hydrogen Energy World Business Line, Air Liquide
Enass Abo-Hamed, CEO, H2GO Power
Angela Needle, Director of Strategy, Cadent
Thomas Hörnfeldt, Vice President Sustainability and Public Affairs, SSAB
Vincent Chevrier, General Manager Business Development, Midrex Technologies
Bert Van der Toorn, Managing Director, Energy Sector - Global Lead Mid/Downstream, ING
Peter Van Ees, Banker Renewable Energy, ABN AMRO
Cristian Carraretto, Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
Roman Kramarchuk, Head – Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts

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S&P Global Platts Hydrogen Virtual Conference will take place on October 1, 2020.

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Sept 18
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European Hydrogen Virtual Conference
$199 + VAT
$299 + VAT


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