14 December 2021 |Virtual
A key finding from IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook is that a combination of technologies is needed to keep us on a 1.5°C climate pathway. In addition to the clear need for increased renewable energy sources, other sources and technologies such as hydrogen will play a necessary role in future energy systems.
Potential future roles of hydrogen include the delivery of hydrogen to replace fossil fuels and fossil-based feedstock and the use of the existing gas sector infrastructure and systems to deliver “green gases” such as hydrogen, biomethane and synthetic methane. IRENA research shows that despite a growing amount of research and project developments in promoting hydrogen concepts there are still uncertainties in terms of repurposing the gas grid. It is also clear that improved planning of the energy sector transformation calls for closer dialogue with governments, industry, experts and stakeholders to better understand the issues.
This workshop on the Technical-economic considerations of delivering hydrogen via the gas grid was the first in a series planned over 2021/22, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), to explore the issues through public/private dialogue under the Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen.
The objective of the first workshop was to clarify the latest research and projects and:
This workshop was by invitation only, held under Chatham House Rules.