The first in the series of Hydrogen GenComm webinars, to be held on March 10, is titled Smart H2, Hydrogen Optimization. The webinar will focus on using Green H2 and optimizing its use economically, environmentally, commercially and socially as SMART H2, and accelerating our energy transition journey to a zero CO2 destination.
Dr. Bodo Groß, from GenComm partner IZES gGmbH will open the webinar setting the scene for hydrogen optimization.
GenComm Program Manager Paul McCormack will moderate the webinar.
Michael Reinstaedtler of Robert BOSCH gGmbH will speak on ‘Optimizing Green H2 for Greening Industrial Energy’
Hermann Guss, Network Manager, Automotive Saarland, will speak on SMART H2.
Jan Hildebrand, Head of Department of Environmental Psychology at IZES gGmbH will speak on ‘Public Acceptance and Participation concerning hydrogen applications’.
The theme of the webinar is to show how we can produce and use green hydrogen in an industrial environment in an economic way. Michael Reinstaedtler will present on the work of BOSCH in Homburg about sector coupling of different applications based on hydrogen. Hermann Guss will explain a broader context for the city of Homburg through coupling of different industrial sites in Homburg. Jan Hildebrand will show how successful projects through various participation processes can be achieved.
McCormack stated, “Hydrogen is the catalyst driving Europe’s energy transition. Optimizing this journey delivery, SMART H2 through valorisation of the hydrogen supply chain, production, storage and use is key to creating a successful Hydrogen Europe.The GenComm Spring series of H2 webinars is focused on SMART H2 looking at how we can optimize Green H2 to deliver increased benefits across the Hydrogen chain, accelerating cost reductions for hydrogen production, transmission, distribution, retail and end applications.”
Dr. Groß, said, “Within the last three years we have successfully established three pilot plants in the NWE (North West Europe) area. This has resulted in many other hydrogen activities and projects to put the regions involved in an excellent position with regard to the application and use of hydrogen-based technologies.”
McCormack is currently managing several international projects including the GenComm project which seeks to address the barriers preventing the greater integration of renewables into our energy matrix and to navigate a new energy pathway to energy security. GenComm (GENerating energy secure COMMunities) is a Smart Hydrogen (SMARTH2) Integrated renewable energy, generation and storage project designed to develop a new model for exploiting generated electricity from renewable sources to provide energy security for remote communities. The GenComm project will demonstrate how hydrogen as an energy carrier can be the new energy pathway and overcome the current obstacles blocking greater utilization of renewable energy in our energy consumption matrix.