European Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Policy Conference

8th November, 2018

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EUROPEAN HYDROGEN PORTS AND MARITIME POLICY CONFERENCE

Thursday 8 November 2018

Scotland Europa Conference Centre, 8th Floor, Scotland House,

 Rond-Pont Schuman 6, B1040 Brussels

This One Day Conference organised by European Policy Solutions with the support of the University of Hull will look at the current and potential use of hydrogen and fuel cells as a zero emission fuel and energy source for the port and maritime industries.  These industries play a major role in the economic prosperity and well-being of the European Union but like other transport modes they are under increasing pressure to reduce pollution, greenhouse gases and noise.  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed a target to reduce the shipping sector’s C02 emissions by 50% by 2050.  The Agreement includes a reference to bringing shipping in line with the Paris Agreements temperature goal, which seeks to limit global warming to “well below” two degrees Centigrade.

The EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (2014/94/EU) states that LNG must be available at all TEN-T Network ports.  It makes no mention of hydrogen in the maritime sector but in the last few years there have been significant changes.  In and around ports, greater amounts of renewable energy are being produced and this can be converted to green hydrogen.  With significant amounts of hydrogen also being produced in or near ports, there is a real possibility of reduction in the hydrogen price.  A number of fuel cell transport applications such as forklifts, buses, cars, vans and trains can be used in ports and are at, or near, commercialisation.  A more competitive price for hydrogen would help this process.

A recent UMAS report looked at the introduction of zero emission ocean going vessels and was positive about their introduction with increased numbers from 2030 onwards.  The Report concluded that “for hydrogen fuel cell options, the associated costs of the technology on board (both hydrogen storage and fuel cell) weights significantly on the overall profitability.  However, given certain projections used in this report, these costs may not be prohibitive, particularly if the development of the technology and its efficiency is encouraged through other industries and policy change.”

The first ferries and ships are close to operational and demonstration projects are being developed for fuel cell integration into port heavy equipment – yard tractors and RTG cranes etc.   It is important that ports work together to realise the potential of hydrogen as a zero emission fuel and energy vectorA number of studies have now questioned the ability of the maritime sector to achieve the 2050 GHG targets if there is a reliance on LNG without using other Alternative Fuels especially those producing zero emissions.

The Conference will begin by looking at the challenges that emissions reduction poses for ports and the maritime industry.  It will look at the policy landscape at both EU and national level then assess the technical challenges faced through the use of hydrogen and fuel cells.  Current case studies will be outlined and the Conference will conclude with a Panel Discussion looking at the way the industry can move from demonstration projects to commercialisation.

Senior speakers have been invited from the European Commission, ports, maritime and shipping organisations.

Speakers who have agreed to speak include Tudor Constantenescu (DG Energy), Cory Shumaker (California Hydrogen Business Council),Maja Dittel(DG Climate Change), Torsten Klimge (DG Move), Antonis Michail (World Ports Sustainability Program), Carlo Raucci (University Maritime Advisory Services), Roel van de Pas (Nedstack), Mark Kammerer (Hydrogenics), Daniela Laursen (Ballard Power Systems),  Jan Egbertsen (Port of Amsterdam), Gesa Reiss(University of Hull), Roy Campe (Hydroville Project) and Peter van de Graaf (Lloyds Register.)

For further details contact Jon Jordan: e-mail jon@europeanpolicysolutions.com ; phone +44 1259 781404 or go to the European Policy Solutions website www.europeanpolicysolutions.com to book a place

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EUROPEAN HYDROGEN PORTS AND MARITIME POLICY CONFERENCE

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – A Zero Emission Alternative

for the Ports and Maritime Sector

 Thursday 8 November 2018

Scotland Europa Conference Centre, 8th Floor, Scotland House, Rond-Pont Schuman 6, B1040 Brussels

 AGENDA

9.15

Coffee and Registration

9.45

Welcome and Introduction

Jon Jordan, Director, European Policy Solutions Ltd

9.50

THE CHALLENGE OF GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION IN PORTS AND THE MARITIME SECTOR

Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts Co-ordinator, European Sea Ports Organisation

Maja Dittel, Deputy Head of Unit, International Carbon Markets, Aviation and Maritime, DG Climate Change.

Antonis Michail, World Ports Sustainability Program.

Carlo Raucci, Principal Consultant, University Maritime Advisory Services.

11.20

Coffee and Networking

11.40

INCREASING THE USE OF HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS IN THE PORTS AND MARITIME SECTOR

THE POLICY DIMENSION

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU)

Torsten Klimke, Deputy Head of Unit, Innovation and Research, DG Mobility and Transport

Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor to the Director General; DG Energy.

Faig Abbasov, Shipping Officer, Transport and Environment

 

13.00

Lunch

13.45

INCREASING THE USE OF HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS IN THE PORTS AND MARITIME SECTOR

 THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE

 Let’s navigate towards zero emission shipping

 Roel van de Pas, Project Co-ordinator, Nedstack.

 Integration of hydrogen fuel cells into larger vessels.

Mark Kammerer, Business Sales Manager, Hydrogenics.

 Challenges in the Implementation of fuel cells in the port environment

 Daniela Laursen, Portfolio Manager, Ballard Power Systems Europe.

A Strategic Approach to the Use of Hydrogen in Port Infrastructure and Ecosystems

Robert van Tuinen, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Groningen Ports.

14.45

CASE STUDIES, PROJECTS AND STRATEGIES

Opportunities for the Development of Hydrogen Port and Maritime Activities in Hull and the Humber

Dr Gesa Reiss, Innovation Manager, Green Port Growth Programme, University of Hull

The Hydroville Project, Antwerp

Roy Campe, R&D Manager, CMB Group

The Development of a Hydrogen Valley in the Amsterdam Port Region: Lessons         Learned

Jan Egbertsen, Innovation Manager, Port of Amsterdam

A Strategic Approach to the use of Hydrogen in the Port Infrastructure and Ecosystems – Los Angeles and Long Beach

Cory Shumaker, California Hydrogen Business Council

Questions and Answers

15.30

Coffee and Networking

15.50

PANEL DISCUSSION: FROM DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO COMMERCIALISATION

Nicolas Brahy, Managing Director, Hydrogen Europe 

Cory Shumaker, Hydrogen Business Council

Katinka van der Jagt, International Carbon Markets, Aviation and      Maritime, DG Climate Change 

 Peter van de Graaf,  Lloyds Register

16.45

RAISING THE PROFILE OF HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS IN THE PORT AND MARITIME SECTOR

Conclusions from the Conference and Mapping a Way Forward

 

17.00

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