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.
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.
This includes electrolysers, solar/wind/hydro, plant engineering, equipment, materials, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and pyrolysis.
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
The focus here is on pipelines, liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC), liquid hydrogen (LH2) and ports.
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
This roundtable’s scope includes steel, chemical, refineries, eKerosene/eFuels, fertilisers, industrial heat and cement.
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
Within its remit fall trucks/buses, light duty vehicles, trains, ships, fuel cells, drive trains, tanks and hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).
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
The themes discussed include re-electrification, mega storage and electricity grid/balancing.
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
This topic encompasses district heating, combined heat and power (CHP) and solid oxide fuel cells.
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
Roundtables consist of
For industry representatives, the selection was based on