Clean hydrogen is part of a group of technologies that need to be deployed to accelerate decarbonisation and is being considered as an opportunity to reshape several national industrial sectors, in a recovery perspective after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The momentum exists along the entire value chain and is creating cost reductions in production, transmission, and end-use cases alike. However, live projects and discussions with stakeholders show that various challenges need to be tackled.
– The application of clean hydrogen within hard to abate sectors of the economy in general and the transportation sector in particular
– Necessary evolution from a “structured market” to an H2-ecosystem with examples in the Belgian market of innovative pilot projects aimed at kick starting green hydrogen applications within existing energy clusters
– Project risk, lack of midstream regulation and price
– Key upstream issues (e.g. procurement model and performance guarantees)
– Patrice Viaene, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance (Moderator)
– Philippe Baert, Associate, Clifford Chance
– Jasmin Kaboni-Voit, Head of Regulatory & Subsidy Management Hydrogen, RWE Generation
– Ben Kelly, Senior Thematic Analyst, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
– Bert van der Toorn, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank (EIB)