The plan to reach carbon neutrality or at least to move towards the significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has been accepted in most of European countries around. Hydrogen has its’ certain role to play in achieving this quite an ambitious goal. Constituent step-wise transfer from fossil fuels to carbon free renewable energy sources like wind, solar, hydro, biomass, is no doubt, one of the most significant alternatives on the road to economy with smaller carbon content. The states around the Baltic Sea highly prioritize this alternative in climate mitigation and emphasize on wider deployment of green hydrogen as an efficient energy carrier worked out from renewable energy sources.
The members of Swedish Hydrogen Association Vätgas Swerige, (https://vatgas.se), Estonian Association of Hydrogen Technologies – EAHT (www.h2est.ee) and Latvian Hydrogen Association (http://www.h2lv.eu/) received the small seed money grant from the Swedish Institute for the cooperation project BASREHRT – Baltic Sea Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Experts Roundtable. It is about building the platform to work with highly qualified experts in three countries aimed to introduce renewables based green hydrogen production. The idea behind this is to merge the relevant knowledge and practical experience in the field thus creating synergy and based on that the innovative technological ideas.
The work is planned to perform in Round Tables what start together in common webinar format. The introductory part will be led by the Swedish experts in the field of renewable energy sources and hydrogen. They give challenging short lectures during the first hour to “heat up” the project partners and stakeholders in three countries. Thereafter the national Round Tables will follow their particular interests moderated by knowledgeable professionals. In Sweden the main emphasis is placed on biogas and biomethane based on what the hydrogen will be worked out. In Estonia the off-shore wind is of major interest, also related issues concerning the infrastructure to serve the hydrogen generation and transportation either on sea or on shore. Latvian experts also will challenge the role of hydrogen in several sectors with an emphasis on energetics and mobility.
The initial approach was to gather national experts physically, however the COVID 19 changed the play. Thus, the webinar-style Round Tables were considered to avoid possible threats.
Still, after two Round Tables the project partners from Sweden, Estonia and Latvia are asked to participate in the final workshop to be held in Gothenburg. In case the situation with Covid releases.
The project leader Vatgäs Sverige has compiled relevant invitation, see for more in the flyer.