NWBA Annual H2 Conference

“Hydrogen – the Key Enabler for a Renewables Based Energy System”

Thanks for making the H2 Conference a success!

With the increasing targets for the production of renewable power set by policy makers, a transition to a new energy system able to cope with the intermittency of sun and wind power is needed.

This year’s NWBA Conference has highlighted the associated chances and opportunities this brings for decarbonising the Dutch energy system.

The need for large scale energy storage will increase significantly in order to ensure the continuity of power supply in such a system. Hydrogen has the ability capacity to service this large scale energy storage need. In addition, in combination with fuel cells, repowering of hydrogen can be accomplished efficiently, with only water vapor as by-product.

With large amounts of clean hydrogen becoming available from surplus renewable power, not only the power sector can be decarbonised, but opportunities will arise for the transportation and chemical sector as well.

Important topics:

  • The Paris agreement (and the political environment)
  • The need of energy transition
  • Large scale energy storage options and their efficiencies
  • The versatility of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Why do we have to make choices, we have to start now!
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell applications, the does and don’ts
  • Economy and Ecology


Opening Conference: by Mariëtte van Empel, ad interim Chairman NWP (Dutch Hydrogen Platform)

 Stedin: “The role of Stedin as traditional energy supplier in the new, clean sustainable, energy world of hydrogen”. 

Akzo Nobel: “The challenge Akzo Nobel is facing is the distribution of large scale produced CO2 neutral/sustainable produced hydrogen at small scale distributers” 

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking: “Presentation by Bart Biebuyck, executive director of the FCH2 JU”

Deutsche Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen Verband: ‘’Performing Energy – shaping the political framework for the introduction Power to Fuel on national and EU level’’

Rebel: “The role of city busses in the energy transition, why are city busses an attractive area and why is the introduction of Zero-Emission Fuel Cell City busses complex”

Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association: “Developing ‘whole energy system’ policy approach and the recent HFC projects in Scotland”

Infram:With demand aggregation attacking the chicken and egg dilemma of introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) on the roads, and why is introducing these FCEV key for the realisation of the energy transition”

Final program