Review on the "Evening Policy Talk" – March 22nd 2023 at Thon Hotel in Brussels
“The relevance of P2G and regional development in the energy crisis”
On the 22nd of March, in conjunction with the Kick-off of the Project Hy2Market and SuperP2G, ERIG organised an evening policy talk on the topic of “The relevance of P2G and regional development in the energy crisis”.
Our distinguished panel comprised of Prof. Marie Münster (Technical University of Denmark), Hortense Lutz-Hermellin (S3 Hydrogen Value Platform, Auvergne-Rhon-Alpes), Thea Larsen (Ready4H2, EVIDA, DGC), Catrinus Jepma (Hy2Market, New Energy Coalition) and Prof. Gerald Linke (ERIG, DVGW) had a discussion on:
- How can regional hydrogen projects help mitigate some of the challenges and help reaching the climate objectives?
- How can already existing natural gas infrastructure help support this?
- And what are the current understanding from research to the conditions under which renewable hydrogen would outcompete natural gas in the current market?
The different aspects and perspectives of the regions, gas distribution grid operators and research were presented. The conclusion we do at ERIG is that Europe needs to step up it´s game when it comes to greening the gas in order to keep technological leadership and the time table for decarbonisation. Bigger, bolder, faster and simpler where keywords mentioned in that regard and in anticipation to the proposed Net Zero Industrial Act by the European Commission.
During this event, visitors were also provided with material on ERIG’s HIGGS und MefHySto projects.
Hy2Market co-funded by the European Union
SuperP2G co-funded by ERA-Net