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Navigating the Energy Transition - Implementing clean hydrogen initiatives in the EU


Navigating the Energy Transition - Implementing clean hydrogen initiatives in the EU


Hydrogen will play a key role in Europe’s transition to a sustainable and decarbonised future. It has great potential to provide flexibility and achieve energy system integration whilst supporting the decarbonisation of energy, industry and mobility. The EU Hydrogen Strategy, complemented by the REPowerEU plan, sets goals to import and produce millions of tons of hydrogen by 2030. These initiatives aim to drive the adoption of clean hydrogen solutions in energy-intensive industries and hard-to-decarbonise sectors. At the same time, the legislative process for the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package will determine the regulatory framework in which the hydrogen value chain will develop.

To ensure a smooth and successful transition, from conceptual ideas to the practical implementation of decarbonisation with hydrogen technologies, it is important to clarify the rules for the hydrogen value chain and to define relevant support schemes for the nascent market.

Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss the challenges in achieving a streamlined implementation of hydrogen initiatives in the EU, and to identify strategies to overcome barriers. Questions to be discussed include:

-What are the main obstacles facing the transition from ideas to implementation within the hydrogen value chain, and how can they be effectively addressed?

-How can the regulatory framework for hydrogen infrastructure help or hinder the development of the hydrogen value chain?

-Which Member States and EU-level strategies and best practices can be shared to streamline the implementation process and drive the development of hydrogen projects?


Supported by:


Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor


Maxime Peeters
Program Manager Hydrogen, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt
Adjunct Professor, Dr., Jur., Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure

Maria Sicilia Salvadores
Chair, European Hydrogen Backbone

Jerzy Buzek MEP
Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament


Frédéric Simon


12:00 - 12:30 Registration of participants
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
12:35 - 12:50 Panellist statements
12:50 - 13:55 Discussion and Q&A
13:55 - 14:00 Closing statements


Ana Alexandrescu