How does the EU meet its hydrogen demand?

26Oct
2021
Online debate in Brussels

At the invitation of MEP Jerzy Buzek, President of the EEF
Panel:
Adolfo Aiello, Director Energy and Climate, EUROFER
Jacob Hansen, Director General, Fertilizers Europe
Holger Kreetz, COO Asset Management, Uniper
MEP Franc Bogovič, Director of the EEF
MEP Ondřej Knotek, Director of the EEF
MEP Maria Spyraki, Director of the EEF
MEP Radan Kanev, Active Member of the EEF
Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to Director-General for Energy, European Commission
Moderator:
Pascale Verheust, Director General of the EEF

In its EU Hydrogen Strategy, the European Commission set out a vision on how to turn clean hydrogen into a viable solution to decarbonise different sectors over time, with the aim of installing at least 6 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU by 2024 and 40 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers by 2030.

The EU industry has developed an ambitious plan to reach 2x40 GW of electrolysers by 2030: 40 GW in Europe and 40 GW in Europe’s neighbourhood with export to the EU.

While in the first phase domestic supply will be largely produced in local clusters, international trade can also develop to meet the needs of the industry in the ramp-up phase.

During this Online Energy Debate, EEF Associate Members EUROFER, Fertilizers Europe and Uniper will be joined by a representative of the European Commission and several MEPs to discuss:

  • Can the EU meet its demand for hydrogen without imports?
  • Is it more cost-efficient to import hydrogen rather than only building on domestic supply?
  • What infrastructure and regulatory framework is needed for hydrogen imports?
  • How do we ensure standards or guarantee of origin of hydrogen from trading partners outside the EU?

     

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