On behalf of Air Liquide, Cambridge Econometrics and the HY4ALL project team, we invite you to a workshop to discuss and inform the scenarios that will be modelled for a major new study into the economic effects of hydrogen technologies in Europe. We value the experts in the area of stationary fuel cells in this new project.

 

The workshop will also provide an opportunity to stay up-to-date and informed about our study.

 

More details about the workshop are provided below and we would be very grateful if you could let us know via email whether or not you plan to attend by the end of this week.

Date of workshop: Thursday 12th May at 10:00-16:00

Location: FCH-JU Offices, Avenue de la Toison d’Or 56-60, B-1060 Brussels

RSVP by Thursday 21st April to Sophie Billington: sb@camecon.com

Background

HY4ALL (Hydrogen For All of Europe) is a three-year long collaborative project, financed by the public-private partnership Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), which aims to raise public awareness about the benefits of hydrogen energy.

Among other activities, the project involves the development and communication of a study that will highlight the economic benefits of the hydrogen transition and, specifically, the economic effects of:

  • hydrogen mobility (fuel cell vehicles or small personal mobility products)
  • stationary electricity and heat production from hydrogen and fuel cells
  • low-carbon hydrogen production and storage.

 

Another major part of the project involves communicating the results and findings from the economic benefits study to the wider public and policy makers. In this respect, we’re looking for advice on both the technical aspects of the hydrogen study and the communications and outreach for the study.

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a group of experts in the hydrogen industry to inform the scenarios that will be modelled as part of the economic study on the benefits of hydrogen in Europe.

Cambridge Econometrics, a leading consultancy in the field of energy economics, will present and seek feedback on initial economic results from hydrogen deployment scenarios. Workshop participants will then have the opportunity to challenge, validate and influence the technical assumptions that are used for the modelling. Using this feedback, Cambridge Econometrics and Element Energy, another partner of the project specialising in the intelligent analysis of low-carbon energy, will improve and refine the scenarios for the study so that they will resonate better with the sector when undertaking the outreach and dissemination activity.

Three small group workshops on (i) mobility, (ii) stationary fuel cells and (iii) low-carbon hydrogen production will be run in parallel. In these workshops, we will invite participants to provide feedback on the results and provide technical information and advice to help refine the scenarios and the assumptions that they’re based upon. Therefore, we would kindly ask if you could specify which of the three groups you would be most interested in joining for this part of the workshop.

More information about the scenarios and assumptions will be provided in due course. We will be looking for feedback particularly on assumptions around the rate of uptake of hydrogen technologies, hydrogen technology costs and learning, technology efficiencies, regional variations within the EU and information about the characteristics of the value chains for hydrogen technologies.

Why attend?

There are three key benefits from attending our workshop:

  • to stay informed about our hydrogen study and the preliminary results on the economic impacts of hydrogen technologies (which you can then share with colleagues, other companies, policy makers)
  • to have the opportunity to provide input and influence to shape the scenarios that are modelled for the hydrogen study
  • there will also be some time for networking with other members of the hydrogen community

 

Provisional agenda

10:00-10:30: Coffee and welcome

10:30-11:30: Introduction about the HY4ALL project

11:30-12:30: Summary of initial results from our study into the economic effects of hydrogen

12:30-13:30: Lunch and networking

13:30-15:00: Small group workshops to provide feedback on scenarios and preliminary modelling results

15:00-15:30: Conclusions from each group

15:30-16:00: Wrap-up

Expenses

Attendees are expected to pay for their own travel and accommodation, but attendance at the workshop is free.