The live webinar took place in cooperation with Hydrogen Europe.
In the energy system of the future, electricity, heat, gas and hydrogen will be increasingly integrated in order to deal with the fluctuations caused by the large quantities of renewable electricity production.
By converting these large quantities of renewable energy into hydrogen gas through electrolysis (Power-to-Gas), these large quantities of energy can already be transported and stored using existing gas network infrastructure or connected directly with specific end-uses. The gas produced via Power-to-Gas is available for heat and power generation, for the mobility sector and for industrial processes.
Hydrogen can also play an important role in providing flexibility and system security to deal with the large fluctuations of renewable electricity. In our future energy system, we will need a fully integrated energy system and Hydrogen is the key for this.
During this webinar Hydrogen Europe will further explain why Hydrogen is the key to a fully integrated energy sector and answers your questions on this topic.
- Presentation of EU policies that are central to determining the role of Hydrogen as an enabler of a climate neutral energy system;
- Expected regulatory changes at to EU level regulatory framework on Energy;
- Hydrogen Europe’s recommendations that will enable a suitable EU regulatory regime for Hydrogen.
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Constantine is Head of Policy at Hydrogen Europe since May 2020. Before joining Hydrogen Europe he worked for French gas infrastructure company GRTgaz as EU Public Affairs & Communications Director. Prior to that Constantine worked as a Director at FTI Consulting, advising clients across the energy industry and the transport sector. Constantine also has extensive experience in the EU institutions and international relations having worked for five years at the European Parliament as a Policy Advisor in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and also spending time at the European Council and the United Nations.
Constantine was born in London, United Kingdom (UK) and is a dual national Greece and the UK. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) and a Master’s degree in International Law with International Relations (LLM) from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies. He is an Alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Program on Energy Security and Foreign Policy.
Alexandru Floristean is a Legal and Project Manager at Hydrogen Europe, the European industry association working to make hydrogen energy an everyday reality as a clean technology in the energy and transport sectors. Having experience of working in and for the European Commission, Alexandru has worked to develop EU Policy, improve processes and design legislation. Alexandru is currently the Project Manager of HyLaw, an EU wide effort to analyse the regulatory barriers standing in the way of the wide scale deployment of Hydrogen Technologies. Alexandru holds an MSc in EU Business and Law, a BSc in Business Administration, and a BA in Law.
Leon Stille, General Manager EDI, has a background in Earth Sciences (BSc) and renewable energy technology (MSc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international oil & gas company Frames. Furthermore, he worked for Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition. Leon holds two patents, is key lecturer renewable gas, expert speaker on energy transition topics and moderator of an energy series webinar.