Exploring Europe's ambition for a Hydrogen Economy

Introducing S&P Global Platts Hydrogen Infrastructure Europe. Hear from senior decision-makers right across the hydrogen value chain to better understand the road map and what needs to happen to ensure Europe’s future Hydrogen Ecosystem.
 
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the known universe and readily is used in industrial processes across the world, largely for oil refining and ammonia production. However, hydrogen is increasingly attracting interest from investors, policymakers and energy market participants as a low carbon substitute heating, industrial production, material production, power generation, and transport, however in order to develop further, infrastructure is needed.

Ambitious plans to create a dedicated hydrogen transport infrastructure in Europe have recently been expanded. This plan proposes to build a 39,700km hydrogen network that connects 21 European countries by 2040.

Join fellow colleagues, to hear from senior decision-makers right across the hydrogen value chain to better understand the road map and what needs to happen to ensure Europe’s future Hydrogen Ecosystem.

Why attend this event?

• Gain insight into the current market for Hydrogen, how will Hydrogen scale up?
• Delve deeper to better understand Europe’s Hydrogen Infrastructure plan
• Assess how policy is supporting the growth of Hydrogen in Europe and what more can be done
• Understand the current appetite for investment – Has COVID-19 slowed investment?
• Gain insight into Hydrogen’s true potential, are growth areas just constrained to heating and transportation?


Brochure


    Early Bird Rate: $299
    (Standard Rate $399)


    Duration: 7 hours



    Who attends?

    • Hydrogen Producers
    • European Gas Utility/suppliers/producers
    • Storage providers
    • Pipeline operations
    • Financiers/Investors/Consultants
    • Government/Public Sector/Regulators
    • Transport Firms


Agenda

Establishing Hydrogen in Europe
  • 09.30 AM Chair's welcoming remarksAlan Hayes, Global Head of Energy Transition, S&P Global Platts
  • 09.45 AM Keynote: The state of play for Hydrogen in Europe • Where does Hydrogen stand today, how will Hydrogen scale up and where is its trajectory?
    • What projects are happening currently, what projects are planned?
    • What are the barriers to be overcome to successfully guarantee Hydrogen’s long-term future in the energy mix
    Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Future Energy Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 AM Interview: The role of policy in defining a future for Hydrogen • Understanding the current policy support throughout Europe
    • Mapping out Hydrogen’s role in European Energy Transition
  • 10:30 AM Leader's Panel: Bolstering a future for Hydrogen in Europe • With Hydrogen being touted as important as Oil was in the past – what needs to be address to ensure policies, projects and investment stay on track
    • What new infrastructure needs to be developed?
    • What’s next? What would a future with more hydrogen and renewable energy look like, a year, five years, and ten years from now, and how can we make this happen?
    The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair, Adaptation Committee, Climate Change Committee
    Philippe Boucly, Président, France Hydrogène
    Dr. Sopna Sury, Chief Operating Officer Hydrogen, RWE Generation
    Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • 11:05 AM Refreshment break & Networking time
Gas Focus
  • 11:30 AM The potential for blue hydrogen and what it means for the natural gas industry? • What role will blue hydrogen play in the next decade?
    • How could blue hydrogen scale up?
    • Has blue Hydrogen reinvigorated enthusiasm for Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)?
    Matt Williamson, Vice President Blue Hydrogen, bp
  • 11:55 AMLeader's Panel: Europe’s Hydrogen Backbone – the future for gas infrastructure • How can existing European gas infrastructure be modified to transport hydrogen at an affordable cost?
    • How long will it take to establish a Hydrogen network - What are the key milestones
    Camilla Palladino, Executive Vice President - Strategy and Investor Relations, Snam
    Daniel Muthmann, Head of Corporate Development, Policy and Communication, Open Grid Europe
    Afkenel Schipstra, Senior Vice President, Hydrogen Business Development, ENGIE
  • 12:30 PMCould Hydrogen replace natural gas in our homes? • What challenges are faced in converting our homes - Is it technically and economically feasible?
    • How can supply meet demand?
    • How to educate the public in the potential of Hydrogen
    Stella Matthews, Hydrogen Development Manager, Northern Gas Networks
  • 12:55 PMLunch break & Networking time
Power market focus
  • 13:30 PMLeader's Panel: Developing renewables to power a green hydrogen future • What are the barriers to green hydrogen and how are these barriers being addressed?
    • Where does Europe stand on its renewables capability?
    • How can renewables be made economically viable for Green Hydrogen and by when?
    Martin Lambert, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Carina Krastel, Commercial Director, European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center (EGHAC)
    Andre Pina, Head of Strategy and Origination, EDPR
Transportation Focus
  • 14:05 PMLeader's Panel: Future growth for Hydrogen as a road future – current limitations • Hydrogen has a long way to catch up to plug and go transport – where is Hydrogen today, how can it get there?
    • How to deliver more Hydrogen fuel stations?

    Sabrine Skiker, EU Policy Manager, Hydrogen Europe
    Nikolas Iwan, CEO, H2 Mobility
    Patrick Huber, Chairman, H2 Energy Holding
    Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations and Communications, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • 14:40 PMWhen will Hydrogen take to the skies? • Of the current options, when can hydrogen become a viable option?
    • How far can such Hydrogen go in cutting the industry's emissions?
    • What infrastructure will need to be put in place?
Investment Focus
  • 15:05 PMThe importance of storage for the development of Hydrogen • How are storage companies investing to make way for Hydrogen?
    • Can existing gas storage be adapted?
    • What demand can we foresee for Hydrogen storage?
    Catherine Gras, CEO, Storengy UK & Germany
  • 15:30 PMHow to encourage investment in hydrogen? • What impact has COVID-19 had on investment?
    • How to finance (integrated) hydrogen projects?
    • Interest is immense for Hydrogen, but how do you get buy in at the C level?
    • Is it possible for traditional fossil company to adapt their future business models to suit this new world?
    Bert van der Toorn, Managing Director, Energy Sector – Hydrogen Lead, ING Wholesale Banking
    Peter van Ees, Banker - Hydrogen and Renewable Energy EMEA, ABN AMRO Bank
    Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Green Economy and Climate Action, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Astrid Behaghel, Energy Transition Expert – Hydrogen Co-Ordinator, BNP Paribas
    Moderated by: Craig Jones, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
  • 16:05 PMChair’s final thoughts
  • 16:10 PMClose of conference


Speakers

Baroness Brown of Cambridge The Baroness Brown of Cambridge
Chair, Adaptation Committee, Climate Change Committee

 

Matt Williamson Matt Williamson
Vice President Blue Hydrogen, bp

Matt is responsible for driving growth and business development in blue hydrogen at bp. He is passionate about bp’s purpose to reimagine energy for people and our planet. He leads a global team developing clean hydrogen projects.

Matt joined bp in 1996 as after graduating as a chemical engineer. His first role was as an environmental engineer and following a succession of business development roles across the gas and upstream businesses he is delighted to be at the forefront of reducing carbon emissions. He has worked across a number of geographies including US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Vietnam and is currently based in London.


Philippe Boucly Philippe Boucly
Président, France Hydrogène

 


Camilla Palladino Camilla Palladino
Executive Vice President - Strategy and Investor Relations, Snam

 

Carina Krastel Carina Krastel
Commercial Director, European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center (EGHAC)

 

Catherine Gras Catherine Gras
CEO, Storengy UK & Germany

 


Nikolas Iwan Nikolas Iwan
CEO, H2 Mobility

 


Petr Van Ees Petr Van Ees
Banker - Hydrogen and Renewable Energy EMEA, ABN AMRO Bank

 


Sabrine Skiker Sabrine Skiker
EU Policy Manager, Hydrogen Europe

 


Afkenel Schipstra Afkenel Schipstra
Senior Vice President, Hydrogen Business Development, ENGIE

 


Bert_Van_Der_Toorn Bert Van der Toorn
Managing Director, Energy Sector – Hydrogen Lead, ING Wholesale Banking

Bert has always been involved in advising and arranging multiple financings for large projects and corporates in the Energy sector. In the Storage space his team has financed various transactions with Vopak, Oiltanking, Varo, Puma, Gunvor, Vesta and many financial infrastructure players and local storage companies.

Prior to starting at ING in 2005, Bert has had similar responsibilities at Shell, EBRD and ABNAMRO -including policy and strategy discussions.
Currently Bert is member of the ING Energy Sector Management Team. Bert holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente.


Daniel Muthmann Daniel Muthmann
Head of Corporate Development, Policy and Communication, Open Grid Europe

 


Mirela Atanasiu Mirela Atanasiu
Head of Unit Operations and Communications, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Mirela ATANASIU is the Head of Unit of Operations and Communication in the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, FCH JU (Public-Private Partnership between European Industry and Research Community, and European Commission) since 2016. Previously, for more than 12 years she was a Senior Project Manager and Research Programme Officer in the FCH JU and European Commission (Directorate R&I/Energy), following on a background experience as researcher in the Energy sector in Romania. She holds an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and an M.Sc. in Economics/Cybernetics and Economic Analysis.


Patrick Huber Patrick Huber
Chairman, H2 Energy Holding

 


Martin Lambert Martin Lambert
Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Martin Lambert is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He leads their work on renewable gas and hydrogen. Since leaving Shell in 2016, in addition to his work with the Institute, Martin works as an independent consultant specialising in the international gas and LNG business.

Martin’s 34 year career with Shell included several senior leadership positions in the gas, LNG and biofuels businesses. He spent around half his career overseas, including assignments in Germany, Japan and the Philippines. From 2011 to 2015 he was seconded to North West Shelf Australia LNG as Senior Vice President Marketing.

Martin holds an MA in economics and engineering from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Astrid Behaghel Astrid Behaghel
Energy Transition Expert – Hydrogen Co-Ordinator, BNP Paribas

 

Harry Boyd-Carpenter Harry Boyd-Carpenter
Managing Director, Green Economy and Climate Action, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

Sopna Sury Sopna Sury,
Chief Operating Officer Hydrogen, RWE Generation

 

Stefan Kaufmann Stefan Kaufmann,
Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

 

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Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Platts Hydrogen Infrastructure Europe Virtual Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services, and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

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The S&P Global Platts Hydrogen Infrastructure Europe Virtual Conference will take place online on July 15 at 09:00 AM GMT+1.



Early Bird Rate*
Register by June 25, 2021
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Register by July 14, 2021
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