December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
The role of green hydrogen in a carbon-neutral Europe
Online Workshop · 1 December 2020 · 2pm-5pm
Hydrogen can be used as a feedstock, a fuel or an energy carrier and storage, and has many possible applications across industry, transport, power and buildings sectors. Most importantly, it does not emit CO2 and does not pollute the air when used. It is therefore an important part of the solution to meet the 2050 climate neutrality goal of the European Green Deal.European Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy for a climate neutral Europe
The Association of the European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC) and EUREC members, the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space (DLR) are organising the online workshop The role of green hydrogen in a carbon-neutral Europe on Tuesday 1st December 2020, from 2 to 5 pm.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss green hydrogen’s current policies & technological solutions, challenges and opportunities to decarbonise industrial processes and economic sectors.
- Are you interested in EU’s competitiveness in hydrogen technologies?
- Would you like to learn about the role of Research and Innovation in the EU hydrogen strategy? And about the German National Hydrogen Strategy?
- Are you curious about what are the budget, priorities, calls and special rules related to the European Institutionalised Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the above questions, save the afternoon of Tuesday 1st December 2020 because we are gathering a high-level crew of speakers to discuss about those topics on green hydrogen. You can already have a look at the confirmed speakers by scrolling down.
- December 1
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Maike Schmidt has studied Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Flensburg. Since 2006 she is part of the scientific staff of the Centre of Solar Energy and Hydrogen-Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) in the department of systems analysis. Since November 2014 she is heading this department. Key issues of her scientific work are the analysis of the future capacity potential and market development of renewables, batteries, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies, Energy scenarios, Market implementation strategies, Design and evaluation of promotion instruments and Politics consulting services.
Dr. Yeliz ÇETİN received her undergraduate and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering at Hacettepe University and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Her experience is based on gasification of biomass and coal for energy and liquid fuel production, gas cleaning and hydrogen production technologies. She has been working as a researcher at Energy Institute of TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre since 2007. She is the coordinator of the project is entitled "Hydrogen Production via Biomass Gasification Technology”.
Doctor in Chemical Engineering, Master in nuclear energy, senior researcher at CIEMAT, with more than 25 years of experience. In 2005 she joined the Combustion and Gasification Division of Ciemat. Her main expertise include biomass and wastes valorisation, syngas cleaning and upgrading technologies and hydrogen production by thermochemical routes and purification including CO2 capture using solid sorbents. Coordinator of H2 strategic group of Ciemat and main contact point of Ciemat in H2 issues for different national and international associations: EERA (European Energy Research alliance), HER (Hydrogen Europe Research, FCH JU).
Dr. Rainer Janssen is Managing Director Projects at WIP Renewable Energies and Senior Expert in renewable energies, sustainable energy systems and innovative bioeconomy solutions. He engages in the development of innovative solutions for the transition to a sustainable energy system for the electricity, heating and cooling and transport sectors with special emphasis on technologies, research and innovation policies, market research, social impacts and public awareness as well as the development of supportive framework conditions and policy regulations in the EU and emerging and developing economies. He graduated in Physics (Dr. rer.nat.) at the Technical University of Munich, Walter Schottky Institute, Germany and performed studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Janssen coordinated a variety of international and European energy projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) and acted as invited expert for the European Commission (DG R&I, DG ENER, DG AGRI), IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy, and GIZ (German Development Cooperation). Since 2009, he is member of the Steering Committee of the RHC ETIP (European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling) and served as Vice-President and Chair of the Biomass Technology Panel from 2013 until 2018. Dr. Janssen is member of working group 4 on “Policy and Sustainability” of ETIP Bioenergy. In 2014, he participated in the expert Working Group for the elaboration of the SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap on behalf of the RHC ETIP. Finally, since 2012 Dr. Janssen is biomass expert for the GIZ on national and international developments in the area of biomass and biofuels and Vice-President of EUREC, the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres. In 2018, Dr. Janssen was elected EUREC President for the term 2018-2020.
Researcher at ENEA since 2007, he is coordinator of the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and Italian representative in the Technical Collaboration Programme (TCP) Advanced Fuel Cells of IEA and in the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) TC105. He coordinated 4 EU-funded projects (FP7 and H2020) and participated in further 9 EU-funded projects. Co-author of >80 publications on the topic, he is member of several international Committees on fuel cells and hydrogen.
Hans-Christian Gils is group leader on Energy Systems Modelling at the Energy Systems Analysis department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He holds a degree in physics and received his PhD for a thesis on energy sector coupling. His main fields of work are energy system modelling and development of energy supply scenarios, with special focus on energy sector coupling, demand response and hydrogen.
Francesco Dolci obtained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2007. He worked several years as a researcher in in the fields of catalysis and solid state chemistry, both in academia and industry. Since 2014 he has joined the European Commission Joint Research Centre and has worked mainly on technological monitoring and assessment of energy storage technologies.