Hydrogen and its critical role in the decarbonization of Europe

Hydrogen has one of the most exciting potentials of the Energy Transition fuels. It can be implemented in a variety of facets, such as power generation or transportation, and has the ability to tap into the existing infrastructure. This versatility makes hydrogen an attractive and potentially disruptive fuel for the future.

A second annual event for the hydrogen community.

S&P Global Platts are delighted to announce this, our second annual conference on hydrogen as part of Europe’s move towards decarbonization. Gain unique insight into near-term growth potential, industry supply chain, infrastructure build-out, and hydrogen markets expansion.

Attendees will include hydrogen producers, midstream natural gas companies, infrastructure investors, developers, electric power companies, regulators, and policy-makers, among many others.

Last year’s virtual conference drew an impressive group of attendees from across Europe. This year's content focus has been extended so the event will now go across a day and a half of sessions, to offer a wider content focus, more opportunity to hear from thought leaders and of course more networking.

Going Virtual

While we're running this year’s event virtually, we'll still have the high-caliber content and speakers the industry depends upon. You can expect content-rich sessions, in-depth discussions, lively Q&A, networking, prizes, exhibit booths, and much more, all within an immersive online environment.

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Day 1 – Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • 08:30 am Networking
  • 09:10 am Chairman’s welcoming remarks
    Alan Hayes, Global Head of Energy Transition, S&P Global Platts
  • 09:20 am Leader Interview: How do we get to a net zero carbon world?
    — Hydrogen’s potential and key role in the energy transition
    — How soon and how big can the Hydrogen market become?
    — Key industries that will stimulate hydrogen demand
    Sally Prickett, Vice President for Hydrogen Markets Development, bp
  • 09:50 am Understanding what Europe’s current energy crisis means for Hydrogen
    — As Europe struggles to replenish natural gas inventories, prices reach all-time highs – will Hydrogen be put on the back burner?
    —  Is there a threat of future reoccurrences?
    — Does this change the outlook for grey, blue and green hydrogen?
    Simon Thorne, Global Head - Generating Fuels & Electric Power Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:20 am Leader’s Panel: Europe coming together – what are the key challenges ahead?
    — Are the current plans, strategies, and roadmaps on hydrogen adequate to achieve the climate goals?
    — What are the key milestones for 2022?
    — How fast could the Hydrogen Markets grow, can it follow an LNG market development trajectory?
    — How does Europe compare to the rest of the world?
    — How do we compare on a global scale, are we at the forefront, or playing catch up?

    Michèle Azalbert, CEO, Hydrogen Business Unit, ENGIE
    Adamo Screnci, Deputy Managing Director, HRS
    Grete Tveit, Senior Vice President, Low Carbon Solution, Equinor
    Moderated by: Alan Hayes, Head of Energy Transition, S&P Global Platts
  • 11:00 amNetworking and refreshment break
  • 11:20 am The potential for blue hydrogen and what it means for the natural gas market?
    — What can we learn about the future of blue hydrogen from our experiences today?
    — Where will the demand be for Blue Hydrogen?
    — What does Blue Hydrogen mean for the Natural gas market?
    Axel Wietfeld, CEO, Uniper Hydrogen
  • 11:45 am To what extent will hydrogen be a direct substitute for natural gas
    — Where is Hydrogen the best option to replace natural gas?
    — Does Hydrogen have a future in home heating?
    — What does this mean for decarbonization targets?
    Martin Lambert, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • 12:10 pm Leader’s Panel: The future for the gas grid – its next steps with Hydrogen?
    — How easily can existing European gas infrastructure be modified to transport hydrogen at an affordable cost?
    — Outlook for the possible regulation of hydrogen cross boarder trades
    — How long will it take to establish a Hydrogen network - What are the key milestones

    Antony Green, Hydrogen Director, Gas Transmission, National Grid
    Csilla Bartok, Team Leader – Gas Markets and Energy Retail Infrastructure, Gas & Retail, ACER
    Sabine Augustin, Head of Corporate Development & Strategy, Open Grid Europe
    Eddie Lycklama a Nijeholt, Project Director, Gasunie
    Moderated by: Adrian Dorsh, Manager European Long-term Gas Analytics, S&P Global Platts
    • 12:50 pmNetworking Lunch
  • 13:20 pm Scaling up Green Hydrogen production
    — Realistic timeframe for producing Hydrogen from Renewable energies
    — How can Green Hydrogen be made cost effective
    — How to make Green Hydrogen a globally traded commodity
    Joshua Carmichael, Vice President, Hydrogen, Wood
    • 13:45 pm Making an Electrolyser economically viable
      — The EU has big targets for installed electrolysers by 2030 – are technological advances keeping pace to make that a reality?
      — How will they develop by the end of the decade?
      Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power
      • 14:10 pm Leader’s Panel Establishing a future for Green Hydrogen
        — Europe has long been a major energy importer, however, to reduce the dependency, Europe will need to significantly scale up its production capabilities – how do we get to that point?
        — What are the challenges for Green H2 to becoming the dominant pathway
        — How will green hydrogen grow up into a global market
        — International perspective – are there lessons to learn from other regions?

        Paola Brunetto, Business Development, Head of Hydrogen Business Unit, ENEL
        Maria Fennis, CEO, HyET Hydrogen
        Ana Quelhas, Managing Director - Hydrogen, EDPR
        Moderated by: Henry Edwardes-Evans, Associate Editorial Director, Power, S&P Global Platts
        • 14:40 pm Leader’s Panel: Encouraging a future hydrogen economy through investment
          — Should governments make more critical choices?
          — How can sponsors help the banks provide finance to hydrogen projects?
          — How serious are countries with their hydrogen ambitions?
          — How to make H2 projects economically viable?

          Hyung-Ja de Zeeuw, Senior Sustainability Strategist, Executive Director, Rabobank
          Sébastien Soleille, Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, BNP Paribas
          Wafaa Ermilate, Head of Energy and Infrastructure – Iberia, ING Wholesale Banking
          Lisa McDermott, Executive Director, Project Finance, ABN AMRO Bank
          Bert van der Toon, Senior Investment Officer - Infrastructure and Climate Division, European Investment Bank
        • 15:20 pm Networking
Day 2 – Friday, November 26, 2021
  • 08:45 am Networking & exhibition
  • 09:15 am Future Hydrogen supply/demand scenarios
    — Forecast into the medium-term trends that are shaping the market?
    — Unravelling supply forecasts – what can we expect?
    — What will drive worldwide demand growth for hydrogen
    Jose M Bermudez, Energy Analyst. Hydrogen and alternative fuels, International Energy Agency
  • 09:40 am Hydrogen trade outlook: An overview of necessities, challenges and opportunities
    — Where will the Hydrogen hotspots be across the globe?
    — Opportunities for Europe from Hydrogen exports
    — What challenges are faced in the transportation of Hydrogen?
    Seyed Mohsen Razavi, Energy Technology Analyst, Energy Economics and Forecasting Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum Secretariat
  • 10:05 am How is Hydrogen priced?
    — How is a benchmark established?
    — Unravelling supply forecasts – what can we expect?
    — Why do we need to benchmark currently?
    Jeff McDonald, Hydrogen Pricing and Content Specialist, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:30 amNetworking and refreshment break
  • 10:50 am Hydrogen in the refining sector
    — How will demand for hydrogen evolve to keep up with changing legislation
    — Just how much can hydrogen reduce carbon emissions?
    Daniel Carter, Global Director, Decarbonisation and New Energies, Wood
  • 11:15 am Presentation led Panel: How transport will spark demand for Hydrogen
    — Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Opportunities for Growth in Europe
    — How will infrastructure grow to support Hydrogen transport’s growth?
    — Hydrogen and the opportunity to revolutionize the Heavy-Duty Transport sector
    Reine Alemar, Director, Transport Development, Volvo Trucks
    Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations and Communications, FCH JU
    • 11:55 am Leader’s Panel Hydrogen in the metals sector
      — Long known as a heavy polluter, how could hydrogen decarbonize steel and metals production?
      — Steel markets and regulatory factors, technology developments impacting hydrogen
      — Hydrogen costs for steel and metals - Energy infrastructure, expectations for future advances
      — Potential for hydrogen and gas recycling, alternatives - Cutting CO2 by optimizing steel, raw materials, and metals processes

      Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde
      Simon Downes, Steel Decarbonisation, Rio Tinto
      Moderated by: Hector Forster, Metals Pricing, Analysis, S&P Global Platts
    • 12:35 pm Concluding thoughts – what should we take away?


 Sally Prickett
Vice President for Hydrogen Markets Development,  bp


SpeakerAdamo Screnci
Deputy CEO, Hydrogen Refueling Solutions

Adamo Screnci holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Process, Electrochemistry and Energy from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble and is an International Development Program graduate (INSEAD).

He started his career as an engineer at ELF Atochem and Siegwerk and accumulated a 9-year experience in these companies.

In 2000 he joined Air Liquide and within 4 years, became Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In 2009 he dived into entrepreneurial adventure as a co-founder of McPhy Energy – a start-up in the energy field - where he contributed to the Company’s strong international development (Asia, US, Europe...) until its successful IPO.

At the same time, he has been acting as advisor to CEA Liten's CEO, bringing his support to the hydrogen road-map development, for the French Ministry of Environment.

Between 2017 and 2020 he built the Green H2 & Green Chemical business line at Thyssenkrupp, the world leader in electrolysis.

In June 2020, Adamo Screnci joined Total as Vice President of the newly created Clean Hydrogen Business Unit.

SpeakerAntony Green
Hydrogen Director, Gas Transmission, National Grid

As Hydrogen Director, Tony has responsibility for leading the thinking for gas transmission to play it’s role in the pathway to net zero through decarbonising the network either through hydrogen blends or even a full transition to hydrogen.

Prior to this role Tony was Head of Engineering & Asset Management for Gas Transmission. A Civil Engineer by degree Tony has worked in the utilities and infrastructure sectors for over 30 years. He began his career at Severn Trent before moving to Advantica and then DNV GL in a variety of business and sector leadership roles providing a broad range of advisory services and asset management solutions.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of both CIWEM and IGEM. As immediate past President of IGEM he is a member of the Executive Board, & Council and is also board member of GERG & Marcogaz.

SpeakerDaniel Carter
Global Director, Decarbonisation and New Energies, Wood

Dan is Global Director of Decarbonisation and New Energies for Wood. In his role he advises clients across multiple sectors on how to reduce their emissions from carbon intensive assets and seizing opportunities for integration of alternative energy vectors. By using Wood’s Decarbonisation SCORE methodology, which he co-developed, Dan is providing organisations with tailor-made roadmaps to achieve their carbon reduction goals. Dan has a master’s degree in chemical and bioprocess engineering from the University of Wales and a Master of Business Administration from Warwick Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.

SpeakerJoshua Carmichael
Vice President, Hydrogen, Wood

Josh is the Vice President of Hydrogen at Wood. Josh has more than a decade experience in the renewable energy field and is considered a leader in both the renewable energy and transport sectors. He has advised some of the world’s largest corporations and governments and delivered key global projects and policies for both hydrogen and large-scale grid batteries in Asia Pac, Europe and Africa. Josh helped deliver South Australia’s hydrogen roadmap and renewable tech fund leveraging $1Billion AUD private funding to deliver two strategic Hydrogen projects in the state, and 20 hydrogen fuel cell bus, electrolyser supply and refuelling station project in The Netherlands for Transdev as part of the FCJ-HU initiative in Europe. An executive leader with project experience, he can bring his commercial, technical, supply chain and policy experiences to unlock complex problems in the project with the core team.

SpeakerMohsen Razavi
Energy Technology Analyst, GECF

Mohsen Razavi is an experienced energy technology analyst with more than 15 years in oil, gas, renewables, and recently in clean energy transition pathways such as hydrogen. His academic background is in Energy Systems Engineering, a multidisciplinary M.Sc. program that covers energy modelling technics and focuses on developing skills to analyse integrated energy systems. His research interests and current activities include energy modelling and scenario development on clean energy transition pathways, specifically hydrogen, a promising decarbonisation pathway. After completing seven years at the Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), he joined Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in 2016 as the Energy Technology Analyst. He is one of the leading authors and modelling team members of the GECF Global Gas Outlook (GGO), the annual flagship publication of the international intergovernmental organisation based in Doha, Qatar. He has conducted several scenario modelling projects, including Technology Advancement Scenario (TAS) and Energy Transition Scenario (ETS) and Hydrogen Scenario (HS), within the framework of the GGO and the results were reflected in the associated chapters in GGO and other articles.

SpeakerWafaa Ermilate
Head of Energy and Infrastructure - Iberia, ING Wholesale Banking

Wafaa has c 20 year experience in banking and joined ING over 15 years ago. Since 2014, she leads the Iberian team covering Infrastructure and Energy.

Very active in the renewable energy sector, she was recently appointed as Global lead Hydrogen for ING, a cross-disciplinary team of professionals with a global remit to investigate the potential of hydrogen for energy transition and frame ING support for its existing and new clients in that space.

Over time, she structured and closed several billions in deal / financing value – project finance, acquisition finance, hybrids, holdco finance - with a diverse range of clients (industrial, financial, developers, large corporates).

Wafaa started her career in 2002, in M&A, in the London-based Investment Banking division of Citigroup before joining Madrid-based corporate finance advisory boutique Daiwa Corporate Advisory Partners in 2004.

She is Ingénieur de Gestion by the Solvay Business School (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

michele_azalbert100x100.jpg Michèle Azalbert
CEO, Hydrogen Business Unit, ENGIE


Martin_Lambert_100.jpg Martin Lambert
Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies


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Hydrogen Pricing and Content Specialist, S&P Global Platts

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Director Global Commercialization, Linde

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Metals Pricing, Analysis, S&P Global Platts

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Managing Director - Hydrogen,  EDPR

Dr Graham Cooley.jpg Graham Cooley
CEO, ITM Power

Hyung-Ja de Zeeuw.jpg Hyung-Ja de Zeeuw
Senior Sustainability Strategist, Executive Director,  Rabobank

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Energy Analyst. Hydrogen and alternative fuels, International Energy Agency

Sabine Augustin.jpg Sabine Augustin
Head of Corporate Development & Strategy, Open Grid Europe

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Steel Decarbonisation, Rio Tinto


Wietfeld-23_new-face.jpg Axel Wietfeld
CEO,  Uniper Hydrogen


Grete Tveit - Equinor new.jpg Grete Tveit
Senior Vice President, Low Carbon Solution,  Equinor






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