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The Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit will focus on how to determine strategies for greater decarbonisation of the energy intensive sectors and enhance collaboration and innovation between 300+ government officials, regulators, key industry stake holders, leading academia and service companies.


“ The Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit will address the latest developments and opportunities across the Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen sectors, and determine strategies for greater decarbonisation of the energy intensive industries. Bringing together decarbonisation policy makers, industry and innovators, the two-day summit will address approaches for accelerating the rollout of innovative decarbonising technologies. ”

With decarbonisation across all sectors of the world economy taking centre stage throughout the 2020’s, meeting carbon emission targets and supporting the development of clean technologies have become the building blocks to a decarbonised future. With energy-intensive industries currently producing approximately 24% of global emissions. The transition to a cleaner, smarter power system is well underway, with innovation propelling the sector forward.

The Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit will focus on how to determine strategies for greater decarbonisation of the energy intensive sectors and enhance collaboration and innovation between 300+ government officials, regulators, key industry stake holders, leading academia and service companies.

Sessions One and Two

Session I - EU & International Policy

Meeting carbon emission targets, whilst also being able to manage the energy demands of the European economy, is a challenge that policy makers, industry and innovators must work together. With the global hydrogen market tipped to rise to £1.9 trillion by 2050, establishing a hydrogen economy in Europe is becoming a key component of EU governments decarbonisation strategy, alongside the EU’s commitment to CCUS & Hydrogen production. This session will review the latest policy developments within the hydrogen & CCUS markets across different European countries and the impact upon decarbonisation of the economy. The European Commission has recognised that CCUS and hydrogen will be needed to deliver their climate targets. The discussion will cover short & long-term policy initiatives that can support CCS and hydrogen development, international perspectives, and roadmaps for building an interconnected & interdependent hydrogen economy. We will also discuss the European Green Deal & Just Transformation Fund (JTF) that aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and will offer 1 trillion € investment on environmental responsible projects.


  • 9:25 Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 International Energy Agency
  • 9:50 Per-Olf Granstrom, EU Director, Carbon Capture Storage Association
  • 10:10 Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General, European Commission
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session II - Energy Mix

The European Commission estimates electricity will form the backbone of Europe’s low-carbon energy system in 2050. However currently 22.7% of EU’s energy needs are currently met by electricity, with renewable sources making 33%. CCUS has been deemed a key component of the energy mix and a necessary tool for meeting the EU's 2050 climate change targets. With different countries in Europe offering an incredibly favourable environment for supporting CCUS, through existing Oil & Gas industry capabilities and geological resources, the potential for its adoption is becoming increasingly significant. Possibilities for applying CCUS to many areas of the economy make it an incredibly useful technology for decarbonisation, with CCUS often deemed the most cost effective and in many cases the only option for decarbonising some industrial processes. This session will evaluate the role of CCUS & Hydrogen in the EU energy mix, and its broader role in reducing emissions, and decarbonising energy intensive industries. Several EU countries (Austria, German, Belgium and The Netherlands) have already adopted national strategies towards promotion and integration of hydrogen and CCUS as one of the pathways towards decarbonisation of their economies. This session will give an opportunity for each country to present the latest national energy policies and direction to hitting their 2050 targets.


  • 11:45 Wouter Vanhoudt, Head of Global Business Development & Marketing, Hincio
  • 12:05 Dennis Hesseling, Head of Department, ACER

    ‘Regulation of hydrogen networks: a gradual and cost-efficient approach’.

    The EU Gas decarbonisation and Hydrogen package foresees an important role for hydrogen in a decarbonised European energy system. Most of that hydrogen would flow through pipelines, and some of those would be interconnected. For that part of the system, the question is if, when and how it should be regulated. Based on the extensive experience EU regulators have in regulating natural gas pipelines, the presentation will focus on the main regulatory principles that should be applied. It includes a discussion on sensitive topics such as asset valuation and cross-subsidisation.
  • 12:25 Energy Mix Panel Discussion

    Francisco de la Flor, Director, Enagas

    Dr. James Kenneth Ryder Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

  • 12:55 Lunch & Networking

Session Three

Session III - Projects & Infrastructure

There is a substantial need to upgrade the European infrastructure in order to accommodate the broader implementation of CCUS & hydrogen technology. With the European Commission aiming to be Net Zero under the European Green Deal & Just Transformation Fund. This means high capital & operational investment is needed to establish a supportive infrastructure network, evolving the EU’s energy infrastructure is key to the successful deployment of such technology. This session will focus upon strategies for evolving the European Union’s energy infrastructure to incorporate new energy sources, alongside discussion of existing CCUS and hydrogen projects. Discussion will include developing a carbon dioxide infrastructure network to support decarbonisation, how best to deploy infrastructure, potential for re-using existing infrastructure, developing CCUS in industrial centres to build a shared carbon dioxide infrastructure network, workforce capacity, repurposing existing gas distribution networks for use with hydrogen, broader projects focused on end use, building a hydrogen supply chain, and utilising a blend of hydrogen & natural gas as a transition option to move toward a 100% hydrogen grid in parts of EU. Case study sessions will focus on current projects and future plans for helping the EU achieve its carbon targets and ensure the major carbon producing sectors are on the path to become carbon neutral. Key themes will include CCUS project results to date, reducing costs, drawing upon global experience to determine how CCUS technologies could transform the EU's industrial sector and reduce carbon emissions. The need for collaboration between private and public sectors to lower costs and remove barriers to wider deployment will also be discussed.


  • 13:55 Chairs opening address
  • 14:00 Doruk Isil, Vice President C02 Management Product Line, Technip Energies
  • 14:20 Claude Letourneau, President & CEO, Svante

    ‘’Decarbonization of industrial processes using solid sorbent carbon capture solutions’’

    In almost any decarbonization and net-zero pathway, there will be a massive need to invest in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR). Consensus has built that about 10,000 capture plants will be needed by 2050 – scale and speed will be needed. Svante offer companies in hard-to-abate industries such as cement, hydrogen, and pulp and paper a commercially viable way to capture CO2 and enable a net-zero emission future. We are proposing an engineered-solution to rapidly capture CO2 from a post-combustion diluted gas stream with a unique solid filter made from nano-materials called solid structured adsorbents. These filters when combined with a continuous rotary contactor will catch the CO2 from very diluted streams and release the pure CO2 in less than 60 seconds to make pipeline-grade CO2 ready to be compressed and safely stored underground. The benefit of Svante technology is a significant reduction of the capital investment required to build carbon capture plant. We are modular and entail lower capital cost compared to conventional liquid-based technologies at much smaller scale.

  • 14:40 Steinar Eiikass, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • 15:00 Doris Hafenbradl, Chief Technology Officer, Electrochaea

    Biological Methanation: An Industrial-Scale Application for Energy Storage, CO2 Reuse and Renewable Fuel.

    Summary: Comming soon!
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee & Networking Break
  • 15:45 Arne Stecher, Head of Decarbonization, Holcim

    "Transformation and industrial decarbonization at Holcim Germany"

    (Description of Holcim Germany transformation towards net zero; building up new CO2 driven supply chains; presentation of project "Westküste 100" )

    Within the five-year project period, an electrolysis plant with a capacity of 30 megawatts is to be installed initially. It will provide insights into the operation, maintenance, control and grid serviceability of the plants in order to transfer them to the next scaling step. This could, for example, be an electrolysis plant in the order of 700 MW, for which the electricity is generated by an offshore wind farm.


  • 16:05 Case Study
  • 16:25 Dr.Ralph Kleinschmidt, Head of Technology, Innovation & Sustainability, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

    „Green Industry – smart solutions for climate protection“
  • 16:45 Case Study
  • 17:05 Case Study
  • 17:25 Q&A
  • 17:40 Drinks & Networking Reception

Sessions One and Two

Session I - Hydrogen Production & Projects

This session will review current and planned hydrogen projects across Europe. Key themes will include results and developments to date, sustainable transportation, economic benefits such as job creation and supporting other industries. Discussion will also cover integrating a variety of low carbon technologies into large-scale hydrogen trials, maximising efficiencies in the production process, reducing costs to enable competitive production of large volumes of hydrogen, waste to hydrogen, hydrogen production through Steam Methane Reforming (SMR), utilising surplus renewable energy for hydrogen production.


  • 9:25 Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, President Hydrogen Europe Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 Paul Bogers, Vice President Hydrogen, Shell
  • 9:50 Kevin Kinsella, Partner, Low Carbon Energy Transition, ERM

    ‘ERM Dolphyn, Green Hydrogen from Floating Wind: Project Update’
  • 10:10 McDermott
  • 10:30 Case Study
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break
  • 11:45 Case Study
  • 12:05 Rene Peters, Director Gas Technology, TNO

    "Offshore hydrogen production in the North Sea – pilot project PosHYdon"

    The North Sea is in transition from a mature oil and gas producing region towards a renewable energy source for Northwest Europe.
    As oil and gas production in key regions of the North Sea is in decline, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and Norway are transferring towards low carbon energy solutions such as offshore wind and CCS. Having an extensive infrastructure enables new integrated solutions to accelerate the energy transition at lower societal cost, such as CO2 transport and storage in offshore depleted gas fields, and transport of far offshore wind power in the form of hydrogen through existing pipelines to shore, thereby eliminating expensive power cables and high voltage DC transformers offshore. The development of offshore hydrogen production is however in its infancy, where the first pilot for offshore H2 production on an existing oil and gas platform has just started, the PosHYdon project in the Netherlands.
  • 12:25 Case Study
  • 12:45 Q&A
  • 12:55 Lunch & Networking

Session II - CCS & Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

Storage presents the final step of a well-balanced energy mix and CO2 management. The application and incorporation of carbon capture, utilisation and storage is also key to the successful development of a ‘Hydrogen Economy’. This session will take an in depth look at energy storage of CO2 and Hydrogen, and the technologies required to make it possible.


  • 13:55 Chairs Opening address
  • 14:00 Energy Storage panel discussion

    Cathrine Ringstad, Senior Adviser in Applied Geoscience, SINTEF

    Andreas Kunz, Chief Technology Officer, INNIO
  • 14:45 Silixa Case Study
  • 15:10 Coffee & Networking Break

Session Three

Session III - Investment opportunities, Carbon Pricing & Economics

With sustainable and environmentally friendly projects taking the forefront for investors within energy projects offshore wind, CCUS and Hydrogen will provide a global economic opportunity for the Energy sector and holds great potential for both continued development and EU’s export potential. This session will consider investment potential & trends, opportunities for the EU, carbon pricing, how to create a sustainable market, funding opportunities, public & private partnerships, investing in R&D, and funding initiatives. Commercial barriers to development will also be addressed, including investment risks, considerable capital requirements, and challenging route-to-market in the EU.


  • 15:25 Case Study
  • 15:45 European Investment Bank
  • 16:05 Panel Discussion “How to create a market and carbon pricing “

    Allan Baker, Managing Director Global Head of Power, Societe Generale

    Abyd Karmali, Managing Director Climiate Finance, Bank of America

    Bert Van Der Toorn, Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank
  • 16:45 Conference End


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