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With the European Commission’s proposal of the much discussed “delegated act on the production of renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO)”, the EU has provided more clarity on the origin of renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis.
The delegated regulation lays out clear rules related to the additionally of renewable electricity used to produce renewable hydrogen and strives for hourly matching between the production of renewable electricity and renewable hydrogen. However, the rules on the hourly matching will only be introduced as of 2030. Until then the correlation will only need to apply on a monthly basis in support of Europe’s still nascent hydrogen industry and market.
While stricter criteria are now indeed on the horizon, their late implementation, could lead to a short-term increased use of existing renewable energy infrastructure for renewable hydrogen production instead of generating additional renewable electricity for other more direct uses. On the other hand, an increasing number of small, medium and
large-scale hydrogen valleys are currently developing, generally constructed as “closed” regional value chains.
These often come with their own “dedicated” renewable energy infrastructure for the purpose of producing hydrogen and
using it in hard-to-abate sectors. The release of the finalized text of the delegated regulation is then a good moment to reflect on the possible
implications this can have on the production of hydrogen and its end-use across different sectors.
Join us to discuss!
Considering the criteria, can Europe expand its renewable electricity production fast enough to cater to both an increased demand for direct electrification as well as the production of renewable hydrogen?
How can end-users be sure that the received hydrogen is renewable? What certifications schemes exist?
Given an increased share of renewables on the grid, are hydrogen solutions viable from a local government’s perspective?
How can hydrogen solutions contribute to emissions reduction in temporary and (potentially) off-grid
events such as construction sites and festivals?
Lets met on Thursday 23 March from 10:00-12:30 CET to discover more!
This online event is hosted by the EVERY2WHERE project which constructs ready-to-use hydrogen fuel cell gensets as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. As part of its mission, the project aims to present stakeholders with a well-balanced perspective on the potential role and use of hydrogen in different sectors.
Moderation: Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy & Energy Governance Officer, ICLEI Europe
Welcome & Intro to EVERYWH2ERE
Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience, ICLEI Europe.
Keynote: Hydrogen policy in Europe – where do we stand?
Ruud Kempener. Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, European Commission
Panel Discussion: Implications of the EU delegated act on the promotion of renewable hydrogen projects in different settings
Ruud Kempener, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson
Marta Lovisolo, Policy Advisor Renewable Energy Systems, Bellona
Jacob Bilabel, Founder, Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit
Daniel Fraile , Chief Policy Officer, Hydrogen Europe
Antonio Lucci, Carbon Reduction Excellence Senior Business Development Manager, RINA
Climate and regional benefits – Cases of hydrogen application in cities around Europe. Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy & Energy Governance Officer, ICLEI Europe
Experience with demonstration of EVERYWH2ERE H2 gensets and potential for emission reduction during temporary events.
Giannicola Loriga, Head of Corporate R&D Networking & Development Strategy, RINA Consulting
Assessing the economics of regional value chains for hydrogen – HyStarter Project Nadine Hölzinger, Manager, Spillet
Outlook. Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience ICLEI Europe