Hydrogen Gas Networks – The Alternative for Heating?

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 |  12.00 – 14.00

FleishmanHillard Office  |  Square de Meeûs 35, 2nd floor  |  1000 Brussels

As the EU looks for solutions to the challenge of implementing the Paris Agreement, there is ever greater focus on how we heat and cool our buildings. While electrification is often the main focus, a new project could show a different path to a decarbonised heating and cooling system.

The conversion of Europe’s gas heating networks to supply hydrogen is the prospect held out by a pioneering study that could have major implications for future EU policy. This involves the splitting of natural gas into hydrogen, which would be distributed, and carbon, which would be stored underground using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.  The findings of the H21 Leeds Citygate project, the first project which aims to take this strategy beyond the concept stage, have now been published and suggest how such ambitions can be met.

This event will discuss the details and status of the Leeds project, as well as what needs to happen at an EU level for similar projects to take place. We believe cutting-edge work could open the door to significant new business opportunities for European industry and gas providers, and hope you can join us to discuss it further.

Speakers

  • Marie Donnelly: Director for Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency – DG Energy, European Commission
  • Dan Sadler: Project leader – Northern Gas Networks

To register please email energy-events@fleishmaneurope.com