Accelerating the European Hydrogen Economy through cooperation between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands
The Electrolyser Manufacturing Platform (EMP-NL), NRW.Energy4Climate, the FME, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining forces to organize a two-day program on cross-border green hydrogen technology cooperation. We invite you to participate on the 15th and 16th of March 2023 in an in-depth workshop, site-visit(s) and networking opportunities with companies, knowledge institutes and public officials from the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia.
This event is aimed at stakeholders active in the hydrogen value chain (production, distribution and storage, consumption, research and development, engineering).
Europe is facing an enormous challenge when it comes to the energy transition. The use of alternative and sustainable energy carriers and the reduction of CO2 emissions are a necessity in this respect. Green hydrogen as an energy carrier and feedstock is one of the most important pillars for this transition.
In order for Europe to really take steps in the field of green hydrogen and to become more independent from energy supply, European countries need to build up (global) import chains and large electrolyser capacities within the continent. These plans require technological leadership, further innovation and upscaling.
With a shared border and as natural economic partners, companies and knowledge institutes from the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia are in a unique knowledge position to join forces in this transition. We face shared challenges, such as the substantial costs for technology, the use of scarce materials and scalability. By working together, we can make a contribution towards Europe’s green hydrogen economy.
Various cross-border initiatives are advancing – however, further structured dialogue between companies, together with knowledge institutes and the public sector, will help to develop (market) opportunities.
During the workshop on the 16th of March, we will discuss relevant policy developments for a cross-border hydrogen economy. We will look into existing funding for your (cross-border) project or initiative with experts from the field. Through moderated in-depth discussions rounds, we discuss the requirements for establishing a cross-border H2-ecosystem that matches supply and demand, which technological developments can further advance the H2 ramp-up in the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia and how to increase profitability of H2-projects.
In addition to the workshop, we look forward to jointly visit Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and our joint networking dinner, both on the 15th of March.
The full program can be found below.
Are you active in the green hydrogen sector within production, distribution and storage, consumption, research and development, or engineering? Then this workshop is definitely something for you!
You can register until the 21st of February 2023, via e-mail to the Embassy in Berlin, [email protected].
Please provide the following information: full name, organization, position, e-mail and phone-number. Additionally, please indicate which of the following activities you wish to participate in:
- Site visit at thyssenkrupp Duisburg (15th of March 2023, 13:30 – 17:00)
- Networking dinner in Duisburg (15th of March 2023, 18:00 – 22:00)
- Workshop in Duisburg (16th of March 2023, 09:30 – 14:30)
There are limited places to this event. We therefore select on a first-come, first-serve basis. We aim for a balance in participation from North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands.