The European Green Deal aims to make the EU greenhouse gas neutral by 2050. Studies show that the necessary transformation is a huge but achievable challenge. Production systems will emerge that will result in a highly geographically concentrated additional demand for renewable electricity, gases and fuels. New transport and storage infrastructures will be needed. The Benelux / Nord Rhine-Westphalian region with its intensive, clustered heavy industry is confronted with this challenge. Hydrogen can play an important role, which is explored and politically supported by Europe and various Benelux countries / regions.
In light of the European ambitions for hydrogen and national and regional strategies in the Benelux countries and neighboring regions, a study day is organised on possible future cross-border hydrogen infrastructure required in the Benelux. With a view to coordination and cooperation in the Benelux and with neighboring regions, studies and projects from the Wuppertal Institute, the port of Rotterdam, the port of Antwerp, the Dutch Gasunie and the Luxembourg Encevo will be presented and discussed. The online seminar targets (invited) experts and policy makers from Benelux / North Rhine Westphalian authorities, industry and the energy-community.
Frank Merten, Co-Head of the Systems and Infrastructure Resreach Unit at the Wuppertal Institute, will held a presentation on "Infrastructure Challenges for Deep Decarbonisation of Heavy Industry."
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