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Roundtables

Roundtables

The six roundtables are thematic working groups responsible for the alliance’s operational work. They are in charge of building a thematic pipeline of scale-up projects and the investment agenda in their area, while ensuring the interdependence with the other round tables. When relevant to their mission, they may also flag obstacles and bottlenecks for the upscaling of hydrogen, provide input to the work on regulations, standardisation, and research and innovation priorities.

Roundtables of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Six roundtables cover all operations of the hydrogen value chain, from production to end use. The overall facilitation of the different roundtables’ activities is supported by Hydrogen Europe.

Roundtable on hydrogen production

This includes electrolysers, solar/wind/hydro, plant engineering, equipment, materials, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and pyrolysis.

List of members

Co-chairs: Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF; Mads Nipper CEO of Ørsted; Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of Enel Spa;

Facilitating organisation: SolarPower Europe


Roundtable on clean hydrogen transmission and distribution

The focus here is on pipelines, liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC), liquid hydrogen (LH2) and ports.

List of members

Co-chairs: Marcel van de Kar, Director New Energies, Vopak; Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, CEO of Enagás S.A.

Facilitating organisation: ENTSOG


Roundtable on clean hydrogen in industrial applications

This roundtable’s scope includes steel, chemical, refineries, eKerosene/eFuels, fertilisers, industrial heat and cement.

List of members

Co-chairs: David Herrero, COO of Fertiberia S.A.; Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Neste Oyj; Martin Pei, Executive Vice President and CTO of SSAB

Facilitating organisation: Cefic


Roundtable on clean hydrogen for mobility

Within its remit fall trucks/buses, light duty vehicles, trains, ships, fuel cells, drive trains, tanks and hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).

List of members

Co-chairs: Thierry Best, Chief Commercial Officer  of ALSTOM; Gerrit Marx, President Commercial & Specialty Vehicles, CNH Industrial; Petros Spinaris, Deputy CEO, responsible for Sales, Marketing & Customer Service, Solaris Bus & Coach

Facilitating organisation: ACEA


Roundtable on clean hydrogen in the energy sector

The themes discussed include re-electrification, mega storage and electricity grid/balancing.

List of members

Co-chairs: Christian Bruch, CEO and President of Siemens Energy; Jaakko Eskola, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation; Manon van Beek, CEO of TenneT 

Facilitating organisation: WindEurope


Roundtable on clean hydrogen for residential applications

This topic encompasses district heating, combined heat and power (CHP) and solid oxide fuel cells.

List of members

Co-chairs: Dr. Volkmar Denner, CEO of Robert Bosch GmbH; Marie-Pierre Fauconnier, CEO of Sibelga; Konstantinos Xifaras, CEO of DEPA COMMERCIAL S.A.

Facilitating organisation: European Heating Industry


Selection of roundtable members

Roundtables consist of

  • CEOs/executive board members of companies with relevant activities in Europe in research development, demonstration, industrialisation, deployment of renewable or low-carbon hydrogen solutions (supply, transport/distribution or demand) and/or with concrete plans to do so in the near future
  • high level representatives of other stakeholders, such as, trade unions, research and technology organisations, investors and civil society organisations with a strong interest in renewable or low-carbon hydrogen
  • high level representatives of EU countries and regional public authorities

For industry representatives, the selection was based on

  • the existing and planned activities for the production
  • transmission/distribution or use of renewable or low-carbon hydrogen
  • the current and planned/expected investments in production
  • the potential contribution to climate and energy targets
  • the potential contribution to security of supply of renewable or low-carbon hydrogen
  • and the potential for value creation in the European hydrogen value chain
  • geographical diversity and diversity in terms of size of companies and representativeness of the entire value chain