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Please note: This event finished on 22 October 2020

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 decarbonised future. The transition to a cleaner, smarter power system is well underway, with innovation propelling the sector forward. With energy-intensive industries currently producing approximately 24% of global emissions.

Agenda

“ 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 decarbonised future. The transition to a cleaner, smarter power system is well underway, with innovation propelling the sector forward. With energy-intensive industries currently producing approximately 24% of global emissions.

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.

Sessions One and Two

Meeting carbon emission targets, whilst also being able to manage the energy demands of the European economy, is a challenge 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 the Europe is becoming a key component of European 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 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 Commission’s European Green Deal & Just Transformation Fund that aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and will offer 1 trillion investment on environmental responsible projects.

Schedule:

  • 9:25 Global CCS Institute Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • 9:50 Frans Timmermans, Executive VP, European Commission
  • 10:10 Gocke Mete, Head of Knowledge, International Energy Charter
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

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 EUs 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 mix, and its broader role in reducing emissions, and decarbonising energy intensive industries. Several EU countries (Austria, German, Belgium and Netherlands have already adopted national strategies towards promotion and integration of hydrogen and CCUS as one of the pathways towards decarbonisation of their economy. This session will give an opportunity for each country to present the latest national energy policies and direction to hitting their 2050 targets.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Julio Freedman, Senior Researcher, The Center on Global Energy Policy
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Country Energy Mix Panel Discussion

    Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Norway

    Peter Altmaier, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Germany

    Eric Wibes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
    Netherlands,

    Dr. Leonardo Barreto-Gomez, Head of Center EU & International affairs, Ausrtrian Energy Agency

    Netherland Energy Department
    Austria Energy Department
  • 12:55 Lunch & Networking

Session Three

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 such as that of the North Sea, 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 UK 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.

Schedule:

  • 13:55 Chairs opening address
  • 14:00 Jacques Vandermeiren¸ CEO, Port of Antwerp
  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 Steinar Eiikass, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • 15:00 Case Study
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee & Networking Break
  • 15:45 Syrie Crouch, VP CCS , Shell
  • 16:05 Case Study
  • 16:25 Global CCS Institute Case Study
  • 16:45 Case Study
  • 17:05 Bruno Seilhan, Vice President CCS, Total
  • 17:25 Q& A
  • 17:40 Drinks & Networking Reception

Sessions One and Two

This session will review the current and planned hydrogen projects across Europe. Key themes will include results and developments to date, alongside 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 reformation, utilising surplus renewable energy for producing hydrogen, and injecting hydrogen into the gas grid.

Schedule:

  • 9:25 Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, President Hydrogen Europe Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General, European Commission
  • 9:50 Paul Bogers, Vice President, Shell
  • 10:10 Mark Nicklas, Head of Unit Industrial Strategy and Value Chains, European Commission
  • 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
  • 12:25 Case Study
  • 12:45 Q&A
  • 12:55 Lunch & Networking

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.

Schedule:

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

    Brittney Elzarei, Policy Manager, European Association for Energy Storage

    Petter Røkke, Research Director, SINTEF Energy

    Carlos Lange, President & CEO
  • 14:45 Case Study
  • 15:10 Coffee & Networking Break

Session Three

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.

Schedule:

  • 15:25 Case Study
  • 15:45 Andrew McDowell, VP Energy, European Investment Bank, Just Together Fund Case Study
  • 16:05 Panel Discussion “How to create a market and carbon pricing “

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

    Abyd Karmali, Managing Director Climiate Finance, Bank of America
  • 16:45 Conference End

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