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Decarbonising Buildings: The Role of Hydrogen


31 Mar 2021 13:30 to 15:00





Event Description


As the EU Green Deal prioritises buildings as a hard to decarbonise sector, hydrogen use to heat and power buildings is now a hotly debated topic. In this Power & Heat Boost webinar, we explore the role of hydrogen, as well as other renewable and decarbonised gases, to support the decarbonisation of buildings. Fostering the use of hydrogen with cogeneration for efficient heat and flexible power supply will be showcased. Pros and cons of hydrogen use in buildings will also be debated.


1. Welcome - Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

2. Keynote Speech - MEP Jens Geier (S&D, Germany), ITRE/Rapporteur H2 Strategy, European Parliament

3. Keynote Speech - Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit, Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (TBC)

4. Setting the Scene: Benefits of Hydrogen & CHP for Buildings - Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy

5. Hydrogen Blending: Overview of Different Approaches - Eva Hennig, Eurogas/CEDEC

6. Panel debate: Hydrogen in Buildings

  • Federica Sabbati, Secretary General, European Heating Industry
  • Henning Häder, Policy Director, Eurelectric (TBC)
  • Eva Hennig, Eurogas/CEDEC
  • Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy



EEB - European Environmental Bureau
(Senior) Mercury Policy Officer
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)
Operations Officer GCoM
Insurance Europe
Actuarial intern
European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
Galileo Operations Evolution Engineer
European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
Galileo Security Operations Officer