About The Webinar
Hydrogen is the catalyst driving Europe’s energy transition. Optimising this journey delivering SMARTH2 through valorization of the hydrogen supply chain, production, storage and use is key to creating a successful hydrogen Europe.
The GenComm Spring Series of H2 webinars is focused on SMARTH2. Looking at how we can optimise GreenH2 to deliver increased benefits across the hydrogen value chain, accelerating cost reductions for hydrogen production, transmission, distribution, retail, and end applications.
Underpinned by a global shift of regulators, investors, and consumers toward decarbonization, hydrogen is receiving unprecedented interest and investments. At the beginning of 2021, over 30 countries have released hydrogen roadmaps. The industry has announced more than 200 hydrogen projects and ambitious investment plans. Governments worldwide have committed more than USD 70 billion in public funding.
Hydrogen is playing an ever more important part in the global energy equation in tackling climate change. Northern Ireland is uniquely positioned in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe to become a leader in hydrogen deployment and technology. Abundant, and in many cases untapped, onshore and offshore
renewable resources, modern gas and electricity networks, interconnection to both Ireland and Great Britain.
This webinar explores the opportunities for hydrogen use and optimisation as part of the wider Northern Ireland Energy transition. Specifically addressing the wider opportunities in large scale energy, sustainable hydrogen supply & demand, scaling up to meet this demand and where Northern Ireland can avail of these opportunities to build environmental resilience, social opportunity and commercial success.
The series of webinars will run from 10th March through to 27th May and will cover such topics as hydrogen optimisation, supply, infrastructure & storage, demand & use and stakeholder engagement.
10:00 – 10:10: Welcome & Introduction, Paul McCormack, Belfast Met & GenComm
10:10 – 10:30: Intro, Thomas Byrne, DfE
10:30 – 10:50: Large Scale Energy Storage, Dr. James Carton, DCU & Hydrogen Ireland
10:50 – 11:10: Sustainable Hydrogen Supply/Demand – Scaling Up, Diana Raine, HyEnergy & GenComm
11:10 – 11:30: Exploring opportunities in the Northern Ireland Energy Transition, Dr. Rory Monaghan, NUI Galway & GenComm