Build the skills to lead the future with this online, self-paced learning course

As we embrace a zero-emission energy system, there is now a growing consensus that hydrogen will play a critical role in the race to decarbonisation. Hydrogen can be used to store and transport (renewable) energy efficiently. It is poised to meet a vast range of energy needs and accelerate efforts to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

As momentum gathers, demand for skills and expertise in the Hydrogen industry is set to grow exponentially. Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition is an online introductory course for forward-thinking professionals looking to leverage the innovation wave. Delivered by Energy Delta Institute and EIT InnoEnergy, this course discusses the role of Hydrogen in achieving a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The online, self-paced learning course gives you a rock-solid understanding of all the dynamics at play: from the role of Hydrogen in the energy value chain, the actors in the context of Hydrogen production, transport, storage and end-use applications to economic, institutional, policy and regulation, safety and societal dimensions.

How you benefit

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition will empower you to:

  • Critically reflect on the energy transition and the implications it has on energy systems today
  • Acquire strategic insight into important building blocks of future energy systems
  • Appreciate the potential role of Hydrogen within the energy transition
  • Determine relevant links of the Hydrogen value chain: mainly production, transportation, storage and end-use
  • Identify the end uses of hydrogen for decarbonisation in: industry, mobility, built environment
  • Explain the advantages of hydrogen against other fuel carriers, especially in comparison to electrification
  • Understand how Hydrogen works in power generation, energy storage, heating, industry, mobility, and stand-alone systems
  • Summarise the legal and policy challenges related to the use of Hydrogen
  • Spot and leverage new opportunities for hydrogen.

This programme is co-developed with:

EIT InnoEnergy is one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. Our partners and community members are leading authorities in the sustainable energy industry. Our professional and lifelong learning convenes the knowledge and experience of and provides unparalleled access to researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses, thought-leaders, innovation projects, and 300 start-ups. Use our online and blended programmes or build a custom learning experience for your organisation to catalyse your business’ critical knowledge and upskill or reskill your workforce. As your strategic partner, we can help you create learning paths and job profiles for your future talent needs, at scale, with measurable impact.

EIT InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), with offices and hubs across Europe and in Boston, US.

About the programme

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition delivers a multi-perspective understanding of the way in which Hydrogen will drive a carbon-neutral society by 2050.

You will explore the characteristics of hydrogen as a leading carbon-free candidate, together with the main actors in Hydrogen production, transport and storage and end-use application. You will also discover the technological, economic, regulatory and safety context as we look towards the future implementation of Hydrogen as a critical player in the global energy transition. Finally, you will go through two real-world cases from the hydrogen sector. In the first case, Home Power Solutions (HPS) – Picea, you will reflect and discuss about the drivers and barriers behind the use of hydrogen for residential heat, understand the technical aspects of HPS’s innovation, and apply aspects of hydrogen safety, regulation and policy incentives. In the second case, conducted with Waterstofnet and Colruyt Group, you will be asked to compare a hydrogen car and an EV from a financial, sustainability and user acceptance/ease of use point of view.

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition integrates the benefits of online and self-paced learning.

The online programme consists can be taken from your usual study location. Specifically, the online course consists of two online learning modules of five lessons each, which participants can follow at their own pace. Each lesson includes relevant reading materials. Some practice exercises are added and there will be online assessments to test your learning. In addition, the course includes case work on hydrogen applications and innovations.


The small private online course consist of the following lessons*:

Module 1:

  • Introduction to the energy transition
  • Production and supply of hydrogen
  • Transportation and storage
  • Safety & handling
  • Policy and regulatory aspects

Module 2:

  • Introduction into end-use applications
  • End-use hydrogen application in industry
  • End-use hydrogen application in mobility
  • End-use hydrogen application in the built environment
  • Long-term potential – hydrogen outlook

Case work on hydrogen applications and innovations:

  • Home Power Solutions (HPS) – Picea
  • Mobility – Waterstofnet and Colruyt Group

*Recommended pace of learning: 4 weeks, 2.5 hours per week (10 learning hours).

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Who should attend

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition has been designed for executives in charge of business, operational and senior leaders. Participants include:

  • Business developers and strategic analysts
  • Business analysts and energy analysts
  • (Renewable) energy producers
  • Energy traders and control service providers
  • Energy business consultants
  • Innovation, research and development advisors
  • Policymakers
  • Regulators
Lecturer European Energy Markets & Hydrogen

Theo Fens

Dr. Theo Fens is an independent consultant, associated partner at Deloitte Consultancy and associate partner at the Global Gas Netherlands Initiative. Since 2002 he has been senior research fellow at Technical University of Delft, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. He specialises in strategic consultancy in the energy and utilities sector.


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