EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018

The FCH JU is organising a session “Hydrogen and fuel cells greening European industry” at the EUSEW 2018. The session will take place on 7 June 2018 at 11:00 in the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission in Brussels.

The session focuses on the potential of green hydrogen to decarbonise large industries, such as steel making, refineries, ammonia/ fertilizer plants and food industry. Large industries are traditionally dependent on imported energy and raw materials and emit up to 40% of total CO2 emissions worldwide.

Hydrogen produced by indigenous renewable energy sources (RES) can help reduce CO2 emissions and in many cases raw material needs of industrial processes.

Fuel cell and hydrogen technology is a viable solution to large industries in a quest to greening their operations. Hydrogen technologies are already advanced enough to sustain the needs of large industries.

Refineries and ammonia/ fertilizer plants are the largest consumers of hydrogen today. Green hydrogen produced from RES can displace grey hydrogen currently used. In the long term, green hydrogen can be used to replace coal in steel industry through direct iron ore reduction. In food industry, hydrogen can help displace natural gas in oil heaters.

The urge to facilitate market deployment of innovative solutions remains one of the key priorities of the European Union. The session highlights the role of the public -private partnership model as an effective way for European intervention to overcome current obstacles and to coordinate R&D activities. FCH JU funded projects will be used as examples in the session.


Registration for the policy conference is now closed.

Local energy revolution - Powered by the people (EUSEW 2018 session - supported by the PACE project)

This session is organised in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 and is supported by the FCH JU- funded PACE project, Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration Market. This session is open to the general public and free of charge. It will take place on 6 June at 14:30 in Steigenberger Wilcher's hotel in Brussels. Register HERE for this session.


Thursday, June 7, 2018
Charlemagne building, MANS room, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium