On 29 November 2022, we organised the EuroTech Policy Deep Dive “Clean Hydrogen – Re-Powering a Sustainable Society”. Clean hydrogen is at the core of the REPowerEU Plan and the Fit for 55 package, major initiatives within the European Green Deal.
Europe needs to strive for more sustainability and autonomy when it comes to the production and supply of clean energy. REPowerEU (published on 18 May 2022) is focused on ending the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast-forwarding the green transition. It completes the implementation of the European hydrogen strategy while further increasing the European ambitions for renewable hydrogen as an important energy carrier.
Universities of science and technology play a crucial role this endeavour. With this Policy Deep Dive, we offered a platform to discuss various aspects, from hydrogen production to handling to usage, including different perspectives: policy, industry, and research.
We were happy to welcome the following distinguished speakers:
Clean hydrogen in the REPowerEU Plan
Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to the Director-General, DG ENER, European Commission
The role of research and innovation in the implementation of the REPowerEU Plan
- Enrico Degiorgis, Policy Officer Clean Energy Transition, DG RTD, European Commission
- Anja Faße, Head of Professorship Environmental and Development Economics, TUM Campus Straubing
- Sotiria Lagouvardou, PhD Student, DTU Management, Technical University of Denmark
- Samuel Saysset, Research Program Portfolio Manager – Global Expert Green Gases, ENGIE R&I
- Cédric Tard, Director of Molecular Chemistry Laboratory, École Polytechnique
All six EuroTech Universities are active in research, innovation and education in topics related to clean hydrogen. From some universities you heard during the event. Find below two more examples of how this looks like in practice.
EPFL – Organic semiconductors are on their way to clean hydrogen production
The global-scale production of solar fuels is urgently needed to progress towards a low-carbon energy economy. Solar-driven green hydrogen (H2) production via water splitting as researched by Kevin Sivula stands out as a promising approach. Read more
Technion – Enabling affordable green hydrogen production at scale
H2PRO‘s mission is to enable the wide scale adoption of sustainable hydrogen fuel by introducing a novel production technology E-TAC (Electrochemical, Thermally Activated Chemical), a revolutionary method for splitting water. Read more
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about the capacities of the EuroTech Universities in the field of hydrogen or are interested in a collaboration, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are happy to assist you and put you in touch with a suitable contact person.