Venturn, together with MTBS, organised the Hydrogen Value Chain symposium on Thursday, January 12. The main goal of this symposium was to strengthen the knowledge within our own organizations and at the same time to seek an in-depth discussion about this with our strategic business relations.
The developments and the challenges surrounding hydrogen production, storage and transportation were discussed during several knowledge sessions led by expert industry players. The day was split into a morning and afternoon programme with a panel discussion at the end of each block. Interactivity was key: the audience was encouraged to ask questions and to engage in conversation with the speakers.
- TNO: Technology, by Lennart van der Burg
- HES International: Import Terminal & Storage, by Martijn Fock
- Anthony Veder: Shipping, by Gerben Dijkstra
- MTBS & Venturn: H2 Value/Supply Chain, by Willem Slendebroek
- Port of Rotterdam: Port Authority, by Monica Swanson
- Lhyfe: Production, by Bas van den Beemt
- Project Amnah Oman: Financing of Projects, by Mark Geilenkirchen
Energy transition in the maritime sector
The maritime industry is globally responsible for about 3% of total CO2 (GHG) emissions. To meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, of reducing CO2 emissions by 49% in 2030 compared to 1990, the maritime industry must reduce its emissions. Hydrogen is set to play a critical role in the global economy to achieve net zero carbon. As well as providing a low carbon energy source to decarbonize the maritime industry, hydrogen could also be important for conversion, storage and transportation of renewable energy. Ports are seen as cornerstones for the adoption of hydrogen technologies, as they act as backbone infrastructure for hydrogen transport and trade.
Leading the change
The energy transition is the major challenge rapidly changing the landscape for companies across the maritime supply chain. Preparing for and adapting to these changes is vital to long-term success. Venturn provides advisory services in managing the complex hydrogen maritime supply chain to help companies navigate the challenges and opportunities brought on by change. We help organisations to better understand the current landscape and support them in preparing for a new reality. Our approach develops leadership and helps to drive change. We provide actionable data insights and support senior management with strategic decisions and change implementation.