Conference 'Joining forces for a sustainable hydrogen region'

18 mei 2022, 08:30 - 18:30
Brussels 44 Center, Kruidtuinlaan 44/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44, 1000, Brussels
Conference 'Joining forces for a sustainable hydrogen region'

On Wednesday the 18th of May WaterstofNet organises a full day conference to be held in the Brussels 44 Center (and online):

'Joining forces towards a sustainable hydrogen region'

We welcome a number of prominent speakers that will reveal the latest developments in the hydrogen world.

The Flemish minister for Work, Economy and Innovation, Hilde Crevits, confirmed her presence.

We also welcome speakers of ArcelorMittal, Air Liquide, BASF, CMB, Colruyt Group, DEME, Fluxys, Gasunie, VDL, Hyzon Motors, Benelux Union, Port of Antwerp, Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Zeebrugge, Hydrogen Council, Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, KULeuven, IMEC, Ministry EZK (NL), the Belgian Federal Government and WaterstofNet. 

The conference will be moderated by Nic Balthazar.

The Waterstof Industrie Cluster, coordinated by WaterstofNet, will celebrate its 5 year existence and expansion to 120 members. Reasons enough to raise a glass! 

Register here

The conference was originally planned on November 22th, 2021, but was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Programme  

8.30 

Registration & coffee

 

9.15

Welcome

Adwin Martens, WaterstofNet

 

Hydrogen in R&D

 

9.30

Flemish hydrogen research portfolio 

Isabel François, WaterstofNet

9.40

New concepts for hydrogen production and storage 

Johan Martens, KULeuven

9.55

New electrolyser technology: HEMEL project 

Jan Vaes, VITO

10.15

Hydrogen from methane pyrolysis 

Dieter Flick, BASF

 

10.30 

Coffee break

 

 

 


Hydrogen in ports

 

 

11.00

Role of European ports in the implementation of hydrogen 

Bart Biebuyck, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

 

11.15

Import of hydrogen: two case-studies 

Koen Vlaeminck, Engie 
Herbert Jost, Deme

 

11.35

The way to a carbon neutral steel production 

Koenraad Mols, ArcelorMittal

 

11.50

Panel discussion with representatives of Belgian and Dutch ports 

Rik Goetinck, Port of Antwerp-Bruges (Bruges)
Didier Van Osselaer, Port of Antwerp-Bruges (Antwerp)
Arjan Schipaanboord, North Sea Port
Wilco van der Lans, Port of Rotterdam 
Eduard De Visser, Port of Amsterdam

12.30

Network lunch

 


Hydrogen in heavy duty transport

14.00

Worldwide developments on hydrogen 

Daryl Wilson, Hydrogen Council

 

14.20

The need for hydrogen in heavy-duty transport 

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe 

 

14.40

Panel discussion on hydrogen in heavy-duty transport 

Jef Van de Mosselaer, CMB
Ruud Bouwman, VDL 
Jonas Cautaerts, Colruyt Group
Diederick Luijten, Air Liquide
Jan Molema, Benelux Union 
Stefan van der Spek, Hyzon Motors

 

15.20

Coffee break

 

 

 


Hydrogen infrastructure

 

 

15.50

Development of a European hydrogen backbone: case Green Octopus 

Samira Farahani, WaterstofNet

 

16.00

Vision on hydrogen infrastructure in Belgium 

Yves Vercammen, Fluxys

 

 

Vision on hydrogen infrastructure in The Netherlands 

René Schutte, Gasunie

 

 


Joining forces on hydrogen in our region

 

 

16.25

The Dutch national hydrogen programme 

Anne Melchers, Ministry EZK NL   

 

16.40

Belgian federal hydrogen strategy

An Stroobandt, Belgian Fed. Government 

16.55

Celebration 5 years Hydrogen Industry Cluster

17.00

Roll-out of the Flemish Hydrogen strategy

Hilde Crevits, Flemish minister for Work, Economy and Innovation

17.15

Raising a glass to celebrate 5 years of WIC/120 members

 

Practical data

Conference  WaterstofNet
'Joining forces for a sustainable hydrogen region'
Date
May 18th, 2022

Venue
Brussels 44 Center
(in Passage 44)
Kruidtuinlaan 44/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Directions
The Brussels North station is less than a 10-minute walk away. At the station, take the Centrum exit (via Noordplein), walk straight ahead via Vooruitgangstraat to Rogierplein and turn left onto Kruidtuinlaan. The destination is located a few hundred metres ahead on your right.
Tram-bus-metro 
Reservate a parking place

Costs
Participation for members of the Waterstof Industrie Cluster is free of charge.
Participation in person for non-cluster members costs: 242€. (VAT included)
Participation online for non-cluster members costs: 90,75€. (VAT included)

Link to participate online
If you chose to participate online, the link will be send to you shortly in advance.

Register here

 

Participantslist