2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Agenda

  • 27 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day One
  • 28 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day Two
  • 29 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day Three

11:30 AM 11:40 AM

Chair's opening remarks

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Monday 27 May 2024

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

Chair's opening remarks

11:40 AM 12:30 PM

Session 1 - The Role of Hydrogen in Achieving Global Climate Targets and The Overall Energy Transition

  • What role does blue hydrogen have as a stepping stone to achieve green hydrogen production and climate targets?
  • Production and demand – how to make a business case and affordable price on Hydrogen?
  • How can the act of blending effectively contribute towards achieving climate targets?
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Monday 27 May 2024

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 1 - The Role of Hydrogen in Achieving Global Climate Targets and The Overall Energy Transition

  • What role does blue hydrogen have as a stepping stone to achieve green hydrogen production and climate targets?
  • Production and demand – how to make a business case and affordable price on Hydrogen?
  • How can the act of blending effectively contribute towards achieving climate targets?

12:30 PM 01:20 PM

Session 2 - Establishing Key Hydrogen Infrastructure Through Cross-Border Collaboration

  • What is the realistic timelines for the development of projects and what mechanisms are available to accelerate these?
  • What is the benchmark for infrastructure development and when enables certain countries to support.
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Monday 27 May 2024

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

Session 2 - Establishing Key Hydrogen Infrastructure Through Cross-Border Collaboration

  • What is the realistic timelines for the development of projects and what mechanisms are available to accelerate these?
  • What is the benchmark for infrastructure development and when enables certain countries to support.

01:20 PM 02:30 PM

Networking lunch break

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Monday 27 May 2024

01:20 PM - 02:30 PM

Networking lunch break

02:30 PM 03:15 PM

Session 3 – The Role of Green Ammonia in the Production of Carbon-Neutral Fertiliser

  • The benefits and challenges of converting to green ammonia for ease of efficient transportation and storage.
  • What is the potential of green ammonia to decarbonise the fertilizer sector versus other fertilizer-related tools and initiatives.
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Monday 27 May 2024

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM

Session 3 – The Role of Green Ammonia in the Production of Carbon-Neutral Fertiliser

  • The benefits and challenges of converting to green ammonia for ease of efficient transportation and storage.
  • What is the potential of green ammonia to decarbonise the fertilizer sector versus other fertilizer-related tools and initiatives.

03:20 PM 04:30 PM

Session 4 – The Use of Hydrogen Derivatives and Renewable Energy Sources To Create A Fully Sustainable Chemicals Industry

  • Strategies to prevent the burning of fossil fuels and instead use them in products that are embedded within the circular economy
  • An overview of different hydrogen derivatives including production of e-fuel and how these can overcome challenges
  • The latest technologies, such as both new and retrofitted propulsion solutions, retrofitting solutions and fuel solutions that could be used for fuel cells and combustion engines.
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Monday 27 May 2024

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

Session 4 – The Use of Hydrogen Derivatives and Renewable Energy Sources To Create A Fully Sustainable Chemicals Industry

  • Strategies to prevent the burning of fossil fuels and instead use them in products that are embedded within the circular economy
  • An overview of different hydrogen derivatives including production of e-fuel and how these can overcome challenges
  • The latest technologies, such as both new and retrofitted propulsion solutions, retrofitting solutions and fuel solutions that could be used for fuel cells and combustion engines.

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Networking coffee break

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Monday 27 May 2024

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Networking coffee break

04:30 PM 05:20 PM

Session 5 – Strategies To Decarbonise The European Pulp, Paper and Biorefining Industries

  • Transitioning to renewable energy sources for the required heating processes alongside the sustainable use and of water.
  • Discovering the potential of packaging and how this can become a catalyst for the circular economy to meet climate demands and reduce the impacts upon the environment.
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Monday 27 May 2024

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM

Session 5 – Strategies To Decarbonise The European Pulp, Paper and Biorefining Industries

  • Transitioning to renewable energy sources for the required heating processes alongside the sustainable use and of water.
  • Discovering the potential of packaging and how this can become a catalyst for the circular economy to meet climate demands and reduce the impacts upon the environment.

05:50 PM 05:50 PM

Close of Summit Day 1

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Monday 27 May 2024

05:50 PM - 05:50 PM

Close of Summit Day 1

11:45 AM 11:50 AM

Chair's opening remarks

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

11:45 AM - 11:50 AM

Chair's opening remarks

11:50 AM 12:40 PM

Session 6 - Scaling the European Hydrogen Economy: Unlocking Opportunities and Investment

  • What are the benefits of the European Commissions ‘Fit For 55’ package, aimed to align EU policy with the European Green Deal and EU climate law on hydrogen related investment?
  • Will the introduction of the hydrogen and decarbonised gas market package be successful in in creating a regulatory framework for dedicated hydrogen infrastructure and markets?
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM

Session 6 - Scaling the European Hydrogen Economy: Unlocking Opportunities and Investment

  • What are the benefits of the European Commissions ‘Fit For 55’ package, aimed to align EU policy with the European Green Deal and EU climate law on hydrogen related investment?
  • Will the introduction of the hydrogen and decarbonised gas market package be successful in in creating a regulatory framework for dedicated hydrogen infrastructure and markets?

12:40 PM 01:30 PM

Session 7 – Identifying Key Hydrogen Off-takers and Integrators To Provide Affordable, Viable and Effective Pathways Towards Net Zero

  • Understand who the key off-takers and integrators are concerning hydrogen and green fuels such as biomethane
  • How are companies successfully facilitating up to 3 biomethane connections per week onto gas distribution networks?
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

12:40 PM - 01:30 PM

Session 7 – Identifying Key Hydrogen Off-takers and Integrators To Provide Affordable, Viable and Effective Pathways Towards Net Zero

  • Understand who the key off-takers and integrators are concerning hydrogen and green fuels such as biomethane
  • How are companies successfully facilitating up to 3 biomethane connections per week onto gas distribution networks?

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Networking Lunch Break

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Networking Lunch Break

02:30 PM 03:15 PM

Session 8 – Decarbonising International Transportation Through Hydrogen and SAF

  • Could biofuels and other sources of SAF provide a better and more effective solution to decarbonising aviation and shipping?
  • Strategies, such as RefuelEU Aviation, to tackle the issue of scalability in order to increase the overall use of SAF which currently sits at just 0.05% of total fuel consumption.
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM

Session 8 – Decarbonising International Transportation Through Hydrogen and SAF

  • Could biofuels and other sources of SAF provide a better and more effective solution to decarbonising aviation and shipping?
  • Strategies, such as RefuelEU Aviation, to tackle the issue of scalability in order to increase the overall use of SAF which currently sits at just 0.05% of total fuel consumption.

03:15 PM 04:00 PM

Session 9 – Efficient and Affordable Solutions To Create Truly Sustainable Mobility

  • Promoting the first/last mile initiative through city planning and the encouragement of walking, cycling and the use of sustainable public transportation
  • With electricity leading hydrogen in terms of decarbonising the car industry, what role could hydrogen play in the decarbonisation of fleet trucks such as buses and coaches?
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Session 9 – Efficient and Affordable Solutions To Create Truly Sustainable Mobility

  • Promoting the first/last mile initiative through city planning and the encouragement of walking, cycling and the use of sustainable public transportation
  • With electricity leading hydrogen in terms of decarbonising the car industry, what role could hydrogen play in the decarbonisation of fleet trucks such as buses and coaches?

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Networking Coffee Break

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Networking Coffee Break

04:30 PM 05:20 PM

Session 10 – Accelerating The Decarbonisation of The Food Industry Through Climate-Smart Agriculture and Innovation

  • How are IRENA successfully achieving clean cooking in Africa through the mixing of water and energy?
  • How can we decarbonise the agriculture industry through waste reduction, dietary shifts, minimizing freshwater usage and adapting how we use arable land, whilst maintaining the livelihoods of farmers?
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM

Session 10 – Accelerating The Decarbonisation of The Food Industry Through Climate-Smart Agriculture and Innovation

  • How are IRENA successfully achieving clean cooking in Africa through the mixing of water and energy?
  • How can we decarbonise the agriculture industry through waste reduction, dietary shifts, minimizing freshwater usage and adapting how we use arable land, whilst maintaining the livelihoods of farmers?

05:20 PM 05:30 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

05:20 PM - 05:30 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks

05:30 PM 05:30 PM

Close of Summit Day 2

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

05:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Close of Summit Day 2

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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Wednesday 29 May 2024

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

10:10 AM 11:20 AM

Session 11 – Designing and Implementing Innovative Strategies to Decarbonise Steel, Cement & Concrete Production

  • What new and innovative technologies are being developed to produce green steel and are they realistic in terms of both scalability and affordability?
  • How can promoting engagement with initiatives such as the ‘Race to Zero’ campaign help rally company leadership into driving change?
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

10:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Session 11 – Designing and Implementing Innovative Strategies to Decarbonise Steel, Cement & Concrete Production

  • What new and innovative technologies are being developed to produce green steel and are they realistic in terms of both scalability and affordability?
  • How can promoting engagement with initiatives such as the ‘Race to Zero’ campaign help rally company leadership into driving change?

11:20 AM 12:00 PM

Networking coffee break

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Wednesday 29 May 2024

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking coffee break

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

Session 12 – Achieving Net Zero for the European Ceramics Industry

  • The role of hydrogen in decarbonising the ceramics industry and ensuring a more sustainable future.
  • How can the implantation of the EU Commissions ‘Fit for 55’ package accelerate decarbonisation within the industry through its various initiatives?
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Session 12 – Achieving Net Zero for the European Ceramics Industry

  • The role of hydrogen in decarbonising the ceramics industry and ensuring a more sustainable future.
  • How can the implantation of the EU Commissions ‘Fit for 55’ package accelerate decarbonisation within the industry through its various initiatives?

12:45 PM 01:30 PM

Session 13 – Transforming The Mining Industry Through Data-Driven Decarbonisation Solutions and Alternative Fuels for Equipment

  • The importance of automation and AI technologies in decarbonising the mining industry and reducing water usage and waste.
  • As mining increases in order to support the energy transition, how can we ensure that materials are sourced at the required pace and what impact will this have on commodity pricing?
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

12:45 PM - 01:30 PM

Session 13 – Transforming The Mining Industry Through Data-Driven Decarbonisation Solutions and Alternative Fuels for Equipment

  • The importance of automation and AI technologies in decarbonising the mining industry and reducing water usage and waste.
  • As mining increases in order to support the energy transition, how can we ensure that materials are sourced at the required pace and what impact will this have on commodity pricing?

02:30 PM 03:20 PM

Session 14 – Decarbonising Waste to Energy Through Resource Optimisation and The Use of Hydrogen and Biomass

  • What opportunities are available in decarbonising Waste to Energy and how are these set to grow?
  • Understand the lifecycle and technologies available for Waste-to-hydrogen, creating low-carbon hydrogen, needed to meet the increasing demand in Europe.
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

02:30 PM - 03:20 PM

Session 14 – Decarbonising Waste to Energy Through Resource Optimisation and The Use of Hydrogen and Biomass

  • What opportunities are available in decarbonising Waste to Energy and how are these set to grow?
  • Understand the lifecycle and technologies available for Waste-to-hydrogen, creating low-carbon hydrogen, needed to meet the increasing demand in Europe.

03:20 PM 03:30 PM

Chair's closing remarks

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Wednesday 29 May 2024

03:20 PM - 03:30 PM

Chair's closing remarks

03:30 PM 03:30 PM

End of the Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Theatre

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Wednesday 29 May 2024

03:30 PM - 03:30 PM

End of the Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Theatre

  • 27 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day One
  • 28 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day Two
  • 29 May 2024 Hydrogen & Decarbonisation Conference Day Three