REALISING THE MARITIME HYDROGEN POTENTIAL OF THE NORTH SEA REGION
Organised by the North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Community (NS HyMaP) with the support of CMB.TECH and Nedstack.
Tuesday 22 November 2022 – Scotland Europa Conference Centre, 8th Floor, Rond-Point Schuman 6, B1040 Brussels
Since the Second North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Conference in February 2020, the role of hydrogen in energy transition has been more and more crucial and there has been much activity in the North Sea Region. The EU published its Hydrogen Strategy in July 2020 and national hydrogen strategies were agreed in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. The UK Hydrogen Strategy was published in August 2021 and Denmark’s Power-to-X strategy in March 2022 The EU has published a series of documents that will develop its Hydrogen Strategy and integrate hydrogen into broader EU energy policy.
This strategic activity has been matched by the development of major projects in the Region. In its webinar series, NS HyMaP looked at the role of large green hydrogen projects in the North Sea Region and highlighted the AquaVentus and NortH2 projects. We have also looked at the key role of ports in the development of a North Sea hydrogen economy and, with the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), we held the Hydrogen Bridges Across the North Sea webinar in September 2021.
The third North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Conference builds on this activity and looks at a number of policy initiatives that will emphasise the key role that the ports and maritime sector must play in the creation of a hydrogen economy. Firstly, we look at the advantages that ports have in developing regional hydrogen economies as hydrogen valleys and the steps that ports are taking to create these valleys.
The development of hydrogen vessels for work in ports and short sea shipping will also be a key challenge in the coming years and we look at a range of issues including system design, onboard storage and safety.
Bunkering will also be a critical issue for the creation of a short sea shipping network in the North Sea Region and this will be discussed at the Conference in a session looking at the transport of hydrogen. Hydrogen transportation will be a key issue as some areas of the North Sea will be exporters of hydrogen while other areas will be net importers.
The European Commission and Institutions have played a crucial role in stressing the importance of hydrogen and we will have key speakers from the Commission outlining recent policy initiatives to promote hydrogen and renewable energy while addressing the energy crisis.
9.45 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 NORTH SEA PORTS AS HYDROGEN VALLEYS
The Orion Project
- Joe Najduch, Future Energy Project Manager, Shetlands Islands Council
- Stimulating Hydrogen Demand In and Around Ports
- Joanne Allday, Strategic Business Development Manager, Port of Cromarty Firth
- Green Hydrogen Hubs
- Speaker from a major European port
- Panel Discussion
12.00 HYDROGEN VESSEL DESIGN
- Hydrogen Harbour Tugboats
Jogchum Bruinsma, Applications Manager (Maritime), Nedstack
System Design and Safety for Hydrogen-Powered Inland and Short-Sea Vessels
Milinko Godjevac, Senior Integration Advisor, Future Proof Shipping
Speaker to be announced
Topeka Project: Establishing Hydrogen in Ports and Onboard Vessels
Tomas Tronstad, Head of Shipping & Technology, Wilhelmsen New Energy
14.00 THE FORMATION AND WORK OF EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIPS UNDER HOROZON
The European Partnership on Clean Hydrogen
Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director
The European Partnership for Zero Emission Waterborne Transport
Jaap Gebraad, Executive Director
14.30 POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
- The Development of Hydrogen Valleys
Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director, Clean Planet Directorate, DG Research
The Fuel EU Maritime Regulation and Revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive
Ricardo Batista, Waterborne Transport Directorate, DG Move
The Maritime Sector in the Emission Trading Scheme and EU Innovation Fund
Damien Meadows, Head of Unit, International Carbon Market Aviation and Maritime, DG Clima
15.30 HYDROGEN BUNKERING AND TRANSPORT IN THE NORTH SEA REGION
- The Use of Hydrogen in Ports
Benjamin Weinacht , Managing Director CMB Germany
Green Hydrogen Production and Bunkering in North Sea Ports
David Newman, Zero Emission Ship Technology Association
Developing Project: North Sea Hydrogen Valley Ports
Jon Jordan, Secretary, NS HyMaP
The draft Agenda is based on the April Conference and speakers are being approached to invite them to speak in November.
Registration and Conference Fees
NS HyMaP Members €90
Early Bird Rate €130 until 1 November 2022
Full Rate €150
Please register on the European Policy Solutions website (www.europeanpolicysolutions.com ) Click on the seminar button and that should take you to the Conference Page. Payment is by invoice or PayPal – credit/debit cards can be used by clicking on the PayPal option. Any problems, please contact Jon Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings can be made after 14 October 2022.