Hydrogen Talks

Hydrogen Talks is a platform for stakeholder dialogue within the global hydrogen community. We provide resources and organize meetings for maintaining a dialogue around hydrogen production, commercialization and use. The aim of these meetings is to aid the hydrogen innovation trajectory by ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are heard and all relevant values are taken into consideration.

September 23, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

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The quadruple helix society Hydrogen Talks was born from en EU-Comissioned project called RiConfigure. The RiConfigure project seeks to foster cross-sectoral collaborations in research and development. The challenges we are facing globally are complex and call for setting a new team to find solutions. Traditionally the innovation process has been dominated by the industry, the public sector and research.

However, civil society possesses great creative competences too and we need to include these undervalued actors in order to let innovative solutions flourish. By bringing different voices together in new types of collaborations we avoid blind spots because every actor has specific competences and focus points. There is a strength in including more diverse voices in the dynamic process, as diversity creates resilience and representativeness.

Together we are stronger and can find with more holistic solutions. Solutions which could not have been developed without the active co-creation by civil society. Watch this video if you want to know more about the theoretical framework for the project.

Other Hydrogen Talks

  • September 29, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
  • October 1, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

September 29, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

Sign up here.

Hydrogen Talks is a platform for stakeholder dialogue within the global hydrogen community. We provide resources and organize meetings for maintaining a dialogue around hydrogen production, commercialization and use. The aim of these meetings is to aid the hydrogen innovation trajectory by ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are heard and all relevant values are taken into consideration.

The quadruple helix society Hydrogen Talks was born from en EU-Comissioned project called RiConfigure. The RiConfigure project seeks to foster cross-sectoral collaborations in research and development. The challenges we are facing globally are complex and call for setting a new team to find solutions. Traditionally the innovation process has been dominated by the industry, the public sector and research.

However, civil society possesses great creative competences too and we need to include these undervalued actors in order to let innovative solutions flourish. By bringing different voices together in new types of collaborations we avoid blind spots because every actor has specific competences and focus points. There is a strength in including more diverse voices in the dynamic process, as diversity creates resilience and representativeness.

Together we are stronger and can find with more holistic solutions. Solutions which could not have been developed without the active co-creation by civil society. Watch this video if you want to know more about the theoretical framework for the project.

Other Hydrogen Talks:

  • October 1, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

October 1, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

Sign up here.

Hydrogen Talks is a platform for stakeholder dialogue within the global hydrogen community. We provide resources and organize meetings for maintaining a dialogue around hydrogen production, commercialization and use. The aim of these meetings is to aid the hydrogen innovation trajectory by ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are heard and all relevant values are taken into consideration.

The quadruple helix society Hydrogen Talks was born from en EU-Comissioned project called RiConfigure. The RiConfigure project seeks to foster cross-sectoral collaborations in research and development. The challenges we are facing globally are complex and call for setting a new team to find solutions. Traditionally the innovation process has been dominated by the industry, the public sector and research.

However, civil society possesses great creative competences too and we need to include these undervalued actors in order to let innovative solutions flourish. By bringing different voices together in new types of collaborations we avoid blind spots because every actor has specific competences and focus points. There is a strength in including more diverse voices in the dynamic process, as diversity creates resilience and representativeness.

Together we are stronger and can find with more holistic solutions. Solutions which could not have been developed without the active co-creation by civil society. Watch this video if you want to know more about the theoretical framework for the project.

COAST believes networking within our community is very important and invites you to participate in their brand-new networking event “Let’s Connect” on September 24th from 16:00-19:00h in Utrecht.

During the last weekend of September the annual sustainability forum Springtij takes place on the island of Terschelling. For three days government, NGOs, industry and society will focus on sustainability issues. Knowledge is transferred, recommendations are formulated and urgent topics are addressed. The Institute for Sustainable Process Technology is partner of the Springtij Forum. 

Boost electrification and energy infrastructure

ISPT and its industrial partners attend Springtij to connect climate innovations from industry with social issues. We encourage participants to think along about the dilemmas that industry is facing in pursuit of a sustainable future. This year we contribute to sessions about innovation in industry, food and agricultural environment.

We will join talks about what is needed from the government to boost electrification in the Dutch industry. Another session addresses the topic of an energy infrastructure for Dutch industry.

What is needed for the supply of hydrogen and discharge of COand is this infrastructure different for the industrial clusters in the Netherlands? During a third conversation we will discuss the recycling of plastic packages, of which 50% still cannot be recycled.

Green hydrogen economy

Because of its open and informal character the Springtij forum is the perfect place to yield insights in how different actors feel about innovation. A good example is the system constellation on the plans for a green hydrogen economy in the province of Groningen. 

Nienke Homan (Province of Groningen), Cas König (Groningen Seasports) and Maarten van Dijk (skyNRG) are invited to inspire the participants. This system constellation will clarify the relationships in this cooperation and what is needed for it to be successful. 

The aim of this system constellation is to kick-start an active dialogue where no one holds back and where there are no power or intellectual distances. This dialogue starts at the sessions on Springtij and is expected to yield more conversations and feelings afterwards. The results of this system constellation in which industry, government, knowledge institutions and civil society share their opinions and emotions on innovation will be part of the Riconfigure project.

Curious?

You can find the full program of Springtij here. Let us know if you are attending!

From September 24th till 26th the Springtij Forum takes place. The forum is an influential meeting place for everyone committed to a sustainable future in the Netherlands.

The first National Climate Day will take place on October 12, 2020. This will be the annual event of the Climate Agreement and for everyone involved in climate policy. Climate Day is also the kick-off of the National Climate Weeks, which are held from October 12 to November 6.

Read more here.

Together with experts from innovation policy and innovation practice, the RiConfigure initiative organized the online Dialogue Days session on how innovation processes can be democratized. To do so, knowledge and experience of participants from innovation policy and praxis were linked with findings from an empirical analysis of European and Colombian cases of Quadruple Helix* collaborations.

The Dialogue Days that took place early July, turned out to be a success. The main themes of the Dialogue Days were the importance of building structure to foster collaborative innovation processes. One of the outcomes was the importance of establishing shared values and a strong democratic backbone of processes that enable all partners to join such a process are essential. In addition, the focus on transparency and inclusion is of crucial importance was part of the main conclusion too.

There are several challenges and tools when it comes to include civil society actors. Firstly, barriers for civil actors are often invisible to other actors and include challenges of a shared language, time and financial resources and bureaucratic barriers. Also, civil society actors are very differentiated, therefore there is a need to listen to all actors involved.

Secondly, governance structures that enable collaborative innovation to thrive are crucial. It was discussed that there needs to be an open space for experimentation and failing, to being able to react to changes and unexpected events.

Thirdly, the challenges for Quadruple Helix Collaborations are not only rooted in the collaboration process. Instead, it can be influenced by external impacts such as funding ecosystems and values, expectations and influences from outside the collaboration.

Finally, these different tools and challenges are not detached from power structures. Including external funding was seen as a crucial support to strengthen a more democratic approach within innovation collaborations.

Read more about the RiConfigure initiative here and follow the initiative on LinkedIn.

*Quadruple Helix Collaborations are innovation projects involving actors from public sector, industry, academia and civil society.

Plenty of opportunities for large-scale green hydrogen production by means of industrial electrolysis of water exist in the Dutch industrial regions of Rotterdam, the North Sea Canal area, Geleen (Chemelot), Zeeland (North Sea Port) and the northern Netherlands. This follows from the first study results of the Hydrohub GigaWatt Scale Electrolyser project, coordinated by ISPT. 

In a webinar held on 30 June, ISPT presented the study revolving around the required space for a gigawatt-scale electrolysis plant, the required infrastructure, and the hydrogen demand at a large number of potential locations. Experts from industry, energy infrastructure and regional government of all five regions contributed to the study. Over the past two years, they convened regularly to map out the possibilities and requirements for gigawatt scale hydrogen production. This is the first time that such an inventory has been carried out on a national scale. 

Although the five clusters differ considerably on specific aspects, they all carry potential for large-scale production of green hydrogen. The study shows that a gigawatt hydrogen plant requires about 8 to 17 hectares, depending on the applied technology (alkaline or PEM) and the plot plan for the plant. That much space is available in all five regions. The study underpins the importance of the available infrastructure: For a total of 22 locations the proximity has been mapped to TenneT’s 380 kV electricity grid and Gasunie’s future backbone for the transport of hydrogen. Adding to this, an inventory was carried out of existing industrial facilities for water and gas treatment. Also the possibilities of utilising residual heat from hydrogen production were examined, for example for greenhouse horticulture or district heating networks. Finally, the local industrial need for green hydrogen was identified. More detailed results can be found in the public summary.

Interested to learn more? You can watch the full webinar below:

The Hydrohub GigaWatt Scale Electrolyser project, coordinated by ISPT, aims at bringing water electrolysis for hydrogen production to a scale that matters: the scale of gigawatts.

The recent study maps the context of the five industrial regions of the Netherlands. Experts from industry, energy sector, academia and government are also working on an integrated advanced conceptual design of an industrial electrolyser, as well as a further elaboration of the costs and benefits.

Partners are Nouryon, Yara, OCI Nitrogen, Gasunie, DOW Chemical, Ørsted, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam, Pronvincie Zuid-Holland, Deltalinqs, Stedin, Gemeente Rotterdam, Havenbedrijf Amsterdam, Provincie Noord-Holland, Smart Delta Resources, North Sea Port, Provincie Groningen, Groningen Seaports, Gemeente Amsterdam, Tata Steel, MTSA Technopower, Frames, TNO, Universiteit Utrecht, TU/e, Imperial College London and ISPT. The project is funded by TKI Energie & Industrie. 

Interested in this study? Read the public summary here.

In the past months the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology and its partners have shared knowledge, insights and enthusiasm in the study Integration of gigawatt electrolysis facility in five industrial clusters: Nothern Netherlands, Rotterdam, Zeeland, Noordzeekanaal and Chemelot. This study is part of the Hydrohub GigaWatt scale electrolyser project

We are proud to share the results with you of this inspiring collaboration throughout the Netherlands. We summarized the findings in a public report, which we will launch during an online event on June 30, from 15.00 to 16.00.

You can register here.

Hydrohub Innovation Program visualized

Op 1 juli lanceren VEMW, Energie-Nederland, NWEA en Topsector Energie een gezamenlijke actieagenda om elektrificatie in de industrie en het realiseren van wind op zee te versnellen. Benieuwd?

Event - Wind energy and industry

What is the use of an EED energy audit, what are the alternatives and how can you tackle the EED obligations? Join the webinar (in Dutch) to learn more.