Green hydrogen decoupling the European energy network

                           Green Hydrogen decoupling the European Energy Network.

This session aims to focus the attention on the strategic importance innovative green hydrogen production has in the Energy Transition. Two new technologies for green

Hydrogen production will be highlighted, notably a technology to generate H2 from bio-gas, as well as a technology to produce H2 from a RED/Salinity Gradient process. Following an introduction to the hydrogen economy by the Joint Project Undertaking on Hydrogen (FCH JU) and the European Commission (DG Mobility, DG ENER), the focus will be on a new process developed by the European DEMOSOFC project coordinated by the University of Torino. As well as a look at a new process involving RED Membranes, developed by Redstack in The Netherlands and its partners. 

A connection will be made with the energy use and decarbonization process in two foremost key sectors of the European economy currently responsible for a considerable amount of CO2 emissions:  transport and waste management. CENEX will present on the creation of the infrastructure necessary for the hydrogen transport system. ESWET (The Association of European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology) will present about the experiences of the European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology, focused on the European REVIVE project, that includes demonstration projects on decarbonized waste collection (H2 powered trucks and H2 storage at waste treatment plants), and on other waste management related projects developed by ENGIE-Electrabel.


How to promote these kinds of approaches in a practical and structured way in communities throughout Europe is the focus of a discussion on the Interreg NWE-funded GENCOMM project (Generating Energy Secure Communities), coordinated by Belfast Metropolitan College. The project will demonstrate the use of Smart H2GO, a decision support tool for the sizing and siting of green hydrogen infrastructure. GENCOMM will also see the establishment of the Europe-wide Community Hydrogen Forum (CH2F).  CH2F will be a resource for communities, industry and government who want to explore the use of hydrogen in the energy transition. 


The principal objective of the session is to provide higher visibility of these green hydrogen innovations and the significant role they can have in decarbonization and energy transition/decoupling, as well as to discuss how upscaling of these technologies could be enhanced, in particular by being supported by further European co-operation and enhanced finance.








Belfast Metropolitan College
NUI Galway Ryan Institute
Professor at Department of Engineering
University of Palermo
PHD student
The Director of the Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation
The Director of REDstack BV
The president of ESWET
The Managing Director of CEWEP