2024 UK & IRE Agenda

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Agenda at a Glance


11:15 - 11:55
The invasion of Ukraine has impacted the entire energy sector, but in the context of Green Hydrogen it has implications for one of its critical challenges to success; achieving green H2 at competitive prices to non-renewable H2.
  • Will the increased cost of renewables close down projects or preventing growth?
  • When might equality of price might be achieved, and what impact will measures such as the EU €180 per mwh cap have?
  • What kind of new contracts, deals, or financial instruments are needed in the face of uncertain prices over the short and medium term?


Senior Expert Hydrogen Policy,
German Energy Agency
Solar Media
Managing Director for Hydrogen,
11:45 - 12:25 Panel Discussion
  • Examining the current and upcoming regulations that impact green shipping corridors, and how these policies are shaping collaborations and strategies, with many nations now looking to achieve net zero shipping by 2050.
  • Insight into how ports are adapting their infrastructure for hydrogen and their strategies for dealing with hydrogen as a key component of green shipping. By 2050, up to 42% of the total hydrogen demand in the EU could be located in port areas, necessitating a radical acceleration in deploying hydrogen infrastructure within these ecosystems​
  • How to effectively collaborate between ports, shipping companies, and producers of hydrogen carriers, including LOHCs and ammonia.
11:45 - 12:25 Panel Discussion
  • Addressing the challenges faced by renewable energy developers and investors with limited availability of green hydrogen-focused Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the European market, despite EU incentives.
  • Examining who takes on the risk for power price forecasts which are increasingly inaccurate over long time scales, and solutions to mitigate or hedge against that risk.
  • Discussing the role that offtakers have in taking on some of that power price risk - under what circumstances would an offtaker ever be willing to assume that risk?


Project Manager,
Hyperion Renewables


Director, Strategy, Policy and Communication,
Executive Director,
Strategy & Development,
12:25 - 12:50 Case Study
  • An introduction to the emerging use of hydrogen and electric energy in airplanes, focusing on Universal Hydrogen's projects to integrate hydrogen-powered aircraft at Paris airports.
  • Collaboration between airports and airlines to replace traditional aircraft with environmentally friendly options.
  • Discussing the new infrastructure and technologies needed at airports to support these innovative aircraft, including fueling stations for hydrogen.


Chief Operating Officer,
Universal Hydrogen
12:25 - 12:50 Presentation
  • A behind the scenes look at an operational hydrogen project, and the challenges of negotiating permits and establishing a grid connection.
  • Addressing the scarcity and challenges of obtaining grid connections, with a focus on the delays faced by an industry bursting with renewable projects.
  • Examining how electrolysers can help with grid balancing, acting as a flexible load on the system and turning up or down based on price signals and renewable generation forecasts.
12:50 - 13:15 Case Study
  • A deep dive into the roadmap to Europe's ambitious goal for 20% of regional trains to run on hydrogen by 2035.
  • Discussing the significant investment and infrastructure needed, with a focus on Germany's €7 billion commitment to hydrogen train technology.
  • Evaluating the potential environmental benefits of hydrogen trains, especially when powered by green hydrogen, and comparing them with the current diesel-powered trains​​.
12:50 - 13:15 Presentation
  • Reviewing Hydrogen storage methods including compressed gas, cryogenic liquid, and hydride compounds, and their applications in power generation and energy balancing​​.
  • Examining the economic efficiency of using natural geological formations like salt caverns for liquified hydrogen storage, and discussing hydrogen's role in seasonal energy storage, especially during winter grid strains​​.
  • Addressing the regulatory landscape and safety protocols essential for hydrogen storage operations to ensure compliance and risk management.
14:15 - 14:55 Panel Discussion
  • A exploration of how close a large scale transition from coal to hydrogen actually is, and what more is needed to eliminate the 9% of global emissions steel is responsible for.
  • Discussing the impact of the expected rise in electricity demand for steel production to 1,850 TWh by 2050 and the essential role of green hydrogen in cutting CO2 emissions.
  • Discussing the cost implications of transitioning to hydrogen, with the transition for steelmakers in Europe requiring an estimated $130 billion of investment (before grants).
14:25 - 14:50
  • To what extent is hydrogen mixed with natural gas a solution to power boilers? What are the challenges?
  • What are the challenges to consumers other than costs in upgrading to hydrogen specific devices compared to electric?
14:15 - 15:00 Panel Discussion
  • A deep dive into gas distributors concerns about transition from natural gas, and the potential of various gases to replace it. Is green hydrogen the best solution they see, or could alternatives like biomethane make more sense?
  • With analysis showing that just a 5% blending target would require about 50 TWh of hydrogen (a significant share of the 132 TWh EU production targeted by 2030) is blending hydrogen the best use of a limited supply?
  • Weighing up both the costs of production with the cost of infrastructure upgrades vs. alternatives gases, as although we may see hydrogen blending up to 20% in future, it is more expensive and both pipelines and customer appliances may need to be replaced


Director for Strategy, Policy and Communication,
Secretary General,
14:55 - 15:20 Presentation
  • Detailing the financial implications of transitioning to green hydrogen in trucks, including upfront investments and long-term operational expenses compared with electric vehicles.
  • Navigating the regulatory environment, including the impact of the CO2 Emission Standard regulation on truck manufacturing and fleet operations.
  • Exploring incentives, subsidies, and educational programs designed to encourage trucking companies to adopt green hydrogen.


Managing Director,
STRING Megaregion
15:00 - 15:45 Panel Discussion
  • Exploring the role of ammonia in the hydrogen value chain, and its emerging use cases to decarbonise industry.
  • Examining how hydrogen developers can work together with ammonia producers or users to solve common challenges, and understand how Ammonia can function as a catalyst for Green Hydrogen production
  • Discussing the expectations of investors, and what these key players need to when deploying finance in ammonia projects.


Business Development Director,
Yara Clean Ammonia
15:20 - 15:45 Case Study
  • A behind the scenes look at how a cement producer is planning to integrate green hydrogen into their business model, including costs, and the logistics of sourcing and delivering hydrogen to the production site.
  • Discussing the challenges and potential of green hydrogen use to decarbonise cement production, with the construction ecosystem accounting for 25% of global emissions and cement being a major contributor​ (7.0% of global CO₂ emissions in 2019).
  • Examining how the the European Green Deal's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, expected to be in full effect by 2026, could  impact current cement production costs and drive the industry towards green hydrogen solutions.