events Event date: 22.05.2024

Hydrogen economy in Finland: opportunities and challenges ahead

Welcome to a joint event hosted by H2Cluster Finland and HYGCEL project at Oodi on Wednesday, May 22nd. The topic of the event is the future of hydrogen economy in Finland.

Time: Wednesday 22 May 2024, 9.30–16 (coffee served 9.30-10.00)
Location: Kino Regina, Oodi Central Library, Helsinki

Slides from the event available here.

Welcome to a joint event hosted by H2Cluster Finland and HYGCEL project at Oodi on Wednesday, May 22nd. The topic of the event is the future of hydrogen economy in Finland. Companies, decision makers, and researchers will provide interesting speeches and participate in panel discussions, and in the afternoon Minister Mykkänen will present why hydrogen economy is a corner stone for Finland to achieve green transition. More detailed agenda can be found via the registration link.

So, come and listen to whether hydrogen could be to Finland what oil is to Norway, why a functional hydrogen economy in Finland is also important for German industry, whether EU legislation is clear and encouraging, and how global policy actions reflect on Finland’s hydrogen economy and the development of the hydrogen market. There will also be interesting research findings presented and discussions on their utilization.

Registration:

Register for the event using the following link: Register here

Agenda

  • 09:30    Morning coffee
  • 10:00    Opening
  • 10:05     Hydrogen economy in Finland: the big picture – Simo Säynevirta (ABB) & Petteri Laaksonen (LUT)
  • 10:20     Why is the Finnish Hydrogen Economy important for the German industry? – Lotta Westerlund (German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce)
  • 10:35     Hydrogen and e-fuels in the maritime sector – Sören Hedvik (Wärtsilä)
  • 11:05    Challenges in the EU approach to hydrogen markets and regulation  
      • Introduction: Regulation findings from HYGCEL- Kim Talus (UEF)
      • Panel discussion with companies
      • Moderator: Leena Sivill (AFRY)
      • Participants: Outi Ervasti (Neste), Kimmo Järvinen (SSAB), Tatu Hocksell (Helen), Kim Talus (UEF)
  • 11:40-12:40        Lunch (own cost)
  • 12:40    Presentations of results from the HYGCEL project across the themes
      • Introduction – Mari Tuomaala (LUT)
  • 12:50    Resource potentials and regional imbalances in infrastructure development
      • Presenters: Hannu Karjunen (LUT), Sami Repo (TAU) & Tero Tynjälä (LUT)
  • 13:20     Finland’s competitiveness in hydrogen production compared to the other EU countries – Dario Nikzad (VaasaETT)
  • 13:30     Reflections from Gasgrid and Fingrid – Venla Saarela (Gasgrid)
  • 13:45     Modelling of electricity, hydrogen, CO2, and end-products transportation
      • Presenters: Christian Breyer (LUT) & Satu Lipiäinen (LUT)
  • 14:05    Coffee break
  • 14:30    Hydrogen economy as a corner stone for Finland to achieve green transition – Kai Mykkänen (Minister of Climate and the Environment)
  • 14:50    Perspectives to sustainability, safety, and profit sharing in green hydrogen value chains – Antti Ylä-Kujala (LUT) and Jani Sillman (LUT)
  • 15:10    Reflection to Hydrogen safety – Jari Sistonen (U-Cont)
  • 15:20    Finland as part of the global hydrogen economy – what should be done to become a leader?
      • Introduction: Hydrogen value chains: Reflection of global policies for the Finnish Hydrogen economy – Pami Aalto (TAU)
      • Panel discussionwith companies
      • Leader: Marko Janhunen (Gasgrid)
      • Panelists: Riitta Silvennoinen (Deloitte), Jukka Ruusunen (LUT), Pami Aalto (TAU), Simo Säynevirta (ABB), Petteri Laaksonen (LUT)
  • 15:50    Q&A and Conclusion – Simo Säynervirta (ABB)

 

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