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IDEALondon Accelerating Net Zero: Hydrogen in the Energy Mix

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Are we on the on the verge of the age of hydrogen?

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The UK will be launching its formal hydrogen strategy in the coming weeks and will join the long list of countries including Japan, Australia, Norway, Chile and Finland, as well as the European Union, with plans to stimulate the production of hydrogen.

With its many uses, directly as a fuel or to store and transport energy, and its ability to use existing natural gas networks so reducing investment in new infrastructure, it has the potential to transform the status quo. Some predict hydrogen could comprise up to 15% of the global energy mix over the next three decades.

However, most of the hydrogen produced today is carbon-intensive as it is made from either coal or natural gas. It is energy-intensive to make and so questions around hydrogen's efficiency, cost of production and scale are still at the forefront of the debate.

New strategies focus on green hydrogen, where renewable energy sources are used to electrolyse water to create hydrogen, and blue hydrogen where carbon from fossil fuel production of hydrogen is captured and stored.

In this webinar, we’ll explore the hydrogen production processes, the different uses of hydrogen and how hydrogen could become a key part of the energy mix and journey to net zero.

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10:00 - 10:10 am - Introduction - Christopher Gruen, MD, NovAzure Consulting

10:10 - 10:20 am - Expert Overview

10:20 - 10:40 am - Business Showcase - Artelia

10:40 - 11:20 am - Panel discussion and Q&A

11:20 - 11:30 am - Closing Comments - Christopher Gruen, MD, NovAzure Consulting

Speakers and presenters to be confirmed.

Accelerating Net Zero programme:

In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy to pass a law to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. In April 2021, it went further by enshrining a new target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.

Net zero means reducing human-caused greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and balancing out any remaining emissions from the atmosphere through planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage. With this new net zero target, all activities that generate carbon emissions must be examined.

Awareness of the causes and impacts of climate change is rising, and more action is being taken across society. However, 2050 is not as far away as it sounds, and we need to accelerate the engagement with people, communities and businesses in order to achieve the net zero carbon target.

The Accelerating Net Zero programme seeks to bring together those who are leading change and move our world forward together at IDEALondon. With the UK hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this year, we have a great opportunity to lead the conversation. We hope you can join us.

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