In this introductory session we addressed the current status of hydrogen production, and the industry’s transformation to green hydrogen (from a techno-economical standpoint).
This session aimed at looping in innovators and analysts to focus on existing challenges in transforming existing industrial sectors and how these can be resolved. Each representative described their specific, concrete demands in switching to green hydrogen and the roadblocks on the way to get there.
This session focused on looping in policy-makers that affect innovation and drive hydrogen development at world-leading scale. Our particular question in this context was “What is needed to support systemic innovation?”
Incorporating entrepreneurs and consortia working on green hydrogen, we focused on present and alternative technologies and how to scale innovation along the value chain. Beginning with a presentation by UNIDO on key findings from their upcoming Green Hydrogen Industrial Clusters Guidelines, this session then turned to a discussion with innovators developing hydrogen technologies.
In this Climate Action Hub session we focused on cement decarbonization and addressed, among others, the questions: what makes cement such a hard sector to decarbonize? which specific process steps need to be solved and what are the best options so far? which kind of breakthrough innovations are in the making? what kind of government support is needed to transform the cement industry?
This Panel discussion focused on presenting the European hydrogen import value chain economics, including the most promising locations and carriers for Europe to import hydrogen. The event highlighted how marine transport of low-carbon hydrogen to Europe could be approached across the supply chain, with ammonia being the most economical of all the hydrogen carriers assessed. The panellists also discussed the key technology innovation required to enable hydrogen value chain development.