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Green Hydrogen & Power-to-X: Perspectives on the Emerging Industrial Fuel
There is a lot of buzz around hydrogen, and the RTC is excited to join the conversation about the role of hydrogen as a versatile emissions-reducing alternative.

Louise Hansen from Energinet and Thomas Young Hwang Westring Jensen from Wind Denmark will begin the conversation by discussing Europe’s role within the growing hydrogen economy and the progress that Denmark has currently made in this emerging field. In the European Union, hydrogen is considered the energy carrier of tomorrow, and the EU Commission has set a goal of 40 GW installed electrolyzer capacity in 2030. In the future, holistic planning of the energy system will be key to unlock the potential of green hydrogen. Hansen will discuss European policy and the implications and incentives for TSOs. In Denmark more specifically, the energy system is entering a new phase where power-to-x, the conversion of electricity to another form of energy such as fuels for direct combustion, storage, or transportation, including hydrogen, provides a promising solution for accelerating indirect electrification in hard-to-abate sectors while maintaining a high value of renewable energy. Jensen will share his insight on market mechanisms and the role of excess wind power in the green hydrogen conversation.

The European perspectives will provide an understanding of the existing market and examples of mechanisms already in place for the production and distribution of green hydrogen.

Building off of this conversation, Patrick Molloy from the Rocky Mountain Institute will be discussing the opportunities for deployment of hydrogen linked systems as a means of deeper decarbonization. Throughout his work, Molloy has focused on industrial decarbonization in mining and chemical supply chains. His discussion will focus on what hydrogen means for industrial end users and how they should approach this emerging technology when considering their own operations.

Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Thomas Hwan Jensen
Senior Advisor @Wind Denmark
Thomas Hwan Jensen is working at Wind Denmark as a senior advisor. His main responsibility is within offshore wind development and electrification directly as well as indirectly. Thomas holds an MSc in Technological Socio-Economic Planning from Roskilde University, specializing in the integration of renewable energy in developing countries. Before joining Wind Denmark held positions in the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Gas Transmission Operator, where the common denominator was within the field of green hydrogen/PtX.
Louise Hansen
Advisor @Energinet
Louise is an advisor in Energinet overlooking the long-term development of the Danish energy system. She is a project manager for Energinet’s efforts with regards to Hydrogen Infrastructure and oversees Energinet’s interest towards the EU, including leading the company’s membership in Hydrogen Europe. Before joining Energinet, Louise worked as a commercial advisor with a focus on the biogas sector at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. Louise has a Master’s degree in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School.
Patrick Molloy
Senior Advisor of Industry and Heavy Transport @Rocky Mountain Institute
Patrick Molloy is a Senior Associate with RMI's Break Through Technology program. Patrick has focused on industrial decarbonization through his work on mining and chemical supply chains and will be discussing the opportunities for deployment of hydrogen linked systems as a means of deeper decarbonization.