EU Energy Week in the GenComm Policy Session on ‘The Commodification of Green H2 for Europe

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GenComm Partners from the Belfast Met led EU energy project will present an EU Energy Week 2022 policy session on September 27th, 2022 titled: ‘The commodification of Green H2 for Europe.

Europe faces multiple pressures to decarbonise economies and to address the urgent need to achieve EU energy independence  by accelerating the integration of greater renewable energy sources into our energy systems  In order to accelerate the hydrogen revolution we must make hydrogen an everyday commodity. For Europe’s energy journey to be widely accepted and deployed we must replace fossil fuels with a commodity that brings a seamless change.

Ireland faces multiple pressures to decarbonise economies. Enabling increasing integration of greater renewable energy sources into the energy mix can be achieved by hydrogen as a key green energy vector and will result in exponential growth of the green energy market.

What will be Hydrogen’s role in the final energy mix of a future net-zero emission Europe? This session will examine how we can optimise the use of Hydrogen for it to become an energy commodity and to accelerate the decarbonisation journey for Europe by utilising Green Hydrogen as a key energy vector.

The interactive session will examine how we can position Hydrogen technically and environmentally to become an energy commodity. This session will examine how we optimise all stages in the   4 Stage Green H2 Commodification Value Chain.

To register for the session- https://bit.ly/3BVcaDS

Paul McCormack, GenComm Programme Manager and Belfast Met Innovation Manager will speak on • H2 Optimisation – Belfast Met N. Ireland

Optimisation of Green H2 – building on the Hydrogen topography –geographical Green H2 specialisms dependant on the local renewables and availability. A geographical approach preferable to a widespread sectoral approach leading to increased demand/deployment

Diana Raine , Hydrogen Advisor, Worley will speak on • H2 Actualisation

She will detail the tangible benefits from Green H2 deployment and the challenges for hydrogen to reach its potential.  How can we effectively address the barriers for hydrogen to become a meaningful part of the future energy mix in the timescales that are needed?

Marianna Rossi from GenComm Partner IZES GmbH will speak on • H2 Evaluation – IZES, GmbH, Germany. Marianna will evaluate  the social benefits and how Green H2 can assist  EU Communities face multiple challenges and become energy secure, sustainable and assure future growth.

Marianna will also detail how Green H2 is assisting overcoming the energy from renewable sources stalling due to intermittency, grid restrictions, curtailment, and high costs. And how Green H2 can deliver sustainable, renewable community-scaled, H2 based, energy models

Dr Rory Monaghan from GenComm Partner NUIG will speak on • H2 Validating P2X – NUI Galway Ireland

Validation of the use of Green H2 and accelerating through the creation of a techno-economic model enabling support tool.

Europe finds itself in the middle of a H2 energy revolution and crisis –where all of Europe must be informed, assisted and enabled to transition from fossil fuels to a net zero C02 destination. Hydrogen is no longer an ’if and why’ it is now ‘when and how,’

Working to technically and financially optimize the commercialisation of renewable hydrogen. As the EU green energy revolution continues, authorities and agencies need continued information and key data analytics outputs to support and encourage confidence in  their green energy planning. The  validation tool the EST – a  dynamic and collaborative decision support tool involving regional stakeholders is one aspect of a regional empowerment strategy for communities to play an active role in energy transition.

GenComm Programme Manager Paul McCormack is looking forward to speaking at EU Energy Week saying: “GenComm has been a constant voice in EU Energy week since 2019 and we are delighted to return again to continue our message on generating energy security for communities. . For our energy journey to be widely accepted and deployed we must replace fossil fuels with a commodity that brings a seamless change. This session will examine how we can optimise the use of hydrogen for it to become an energy commodity and to accelerate the decarbonisation journey for Europe by using green hydrogen as a key energy vector.”

Bart Biebuyck, the Director of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will introduce the 4 GenComm speakers, namely, Paul McCormack, GenComm Programme Manager, Belfast Met, Marianna Rossi, IZES GmbH, Dr Rory Monaghan, NUIG and Ms Diana Raine, Hydrogen Advisor, Worley.