Hydrogen in the EU: Why hydrogen is the perfect partner to the EU Green Deal

14/05/2020 to 14/05/2020


This event is in English

The live webinar takes place on Thursday, May 14 13:00 – 13:45 CEST in cooperation with the Energy Delta Institute.

The European Commission presented the European Green Deal on December 2019 outlining the main policy initiatives for reaching net-zero global warming emissions by 2050 and Hydrogen will be a key instrument for meeting the Green Deal objectives.Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, already highlighted the role of hydrogen in the green energy transition:

“I see a pivotal role for clean hydrogen … it is an area where Europe is still leading. Why not extend the lead on something that could be one of the most important solutions for clean energy?”

During this webinar Alexandru Floristean from Hydrogen Europe will explain why hydrogen is the perfect partner to the green deal and answers your questions on this topic.


Key points addressed:

  • The Green Deal to accelerate new hydrogen legislation and the hydrogen economy
  • Hydrogen investments could boost post COVID-19 recovery
  • The Green Deal to jumpstart the economy


Speaker: Alexandru Floristean is a Legal and Project Manager at Hydrogen Europe, the European industry association working to make hydrogen energy an everyday reality as a clean technology in the energy and transport sectors. Having experience of working in and for the European Commission, Alexandru has worked to develop EU Policy, improve processes and design legislation. Alexandru is currently the Project Manager of HyLaw, an EU wide effort to analyse the regulatory barriers standing in the way of the wide scale deployment of Hydrogen Technologies. Alexandru holds an MSc in EU Business and Law, a BSc in Business Administration, and a BA in Law.


Moderator: Leon Stille, Manager EDI, has a background in Earth Sciences (Bsc) and renewable energy technology(Msc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international Oil&Gas company Frames.


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