Hydrogen and its relation to CCUS

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00

14:00 - 17:00 CEST (13:00 - 16:00 BST). Hydrogen can be used as a fuel, an energy carrier or as feedstock. It is a clean and versatile molecule that can be easily transported and stored. These characteristics make hydrogen particularly attractive as a tool for the decabonisation of the European economy by 2050. Therefore in 2020 the European Commission adopted a new, dedicated Hydrogen Strategy. Currently, most hydrogen is produced from natural gas in a process that results in emissions which need to be captured and stored. Over time, with the push for renewables, production based on water electrolysis using renewable electricity is expected to become dominant. Carbon Capture and Storage and/or Usage (CCUS) can play a crucial role as a steppingstone towards a decarbonised, hydrogen-powered economy. The event will focus on the synergies between hydrogen and CCUS and the role of CCUS for enabling the widespread use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier.



  • 14.00 - 14.20 Welcome and brief presentation on the CCUS Projects Network - Mr. Hans Bolscher, Trinomics; Project Director of the CCUS Projects Network
  • 14.20 - 14.40 Debrief on the outcomes of the First Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Forum – Mr. Chris Bolesta, European Commission, DG ENER
  • 14.40 - 15.10 Blue Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization & Industrial Transformation - Mr. Atanu Mukherjee, President & CEO Dastur Energy
  • 15.10 - 15.40 Combined hydrogen and CCS projects in Europe (presentation title TBC) - Mr. Steinar Eikaas, Vice President of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • 15.40 - 16.10 ‘Hydrogen4EU, Charting Pathways to enable net zero’ - Dr. Johannes Trüby, Director, Deloitte Economic Advisory; Director of the Hydrogen4EU study
  • 16.10 - 16.50 Roundtable on Hydrogen and its relation to CCUS - ‘Turning talking into action’ Moderator: Mr. Hans Bolscher
  • 16.50 - 17.00 Closing

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