Workshop: “The future of e-Fuels in Europe”

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LINK 21 Business Center,

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Hydrogenics is committed on delivering 100% Renewable Hydrogen Solutions for the ongoing energy transition in Europe and is very active at showcasing reference projects in this field in Europe and all over the globe.

We would like to invite you on Monday 27 August 2018 at our electrolyser manufacturing plant in Oevel (Belgium) to celebrate the completion of an innovative 1 MW PEM electrolyser project to be deployed in Germany for a Power-to-Methanol project using CO2 captured from a coal power plant.

We take the opportunity of this event to organize a high-level political discussion on the future of e-Fuels and Renewable Hydrogen in the energy transition in Europe.

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- Date: Monday 27 August 2018 from 12.00 until 18.30

- Location: LINK 21 Business Center, Welvaartstraat 14, 2200 Herentals, Belgium (+/- 1 hour driving distance from Brussels).


- 12h00: Welcome & networking lunch @ LINK 21 Business Center

- 13h00: Large scale PEM water electrolysis, ready for e-Fuels projects, Denis Thomas, Hydrogenics (confirmed)

- 13h15: MefCO2 -”Methanol fuel from CO2” demonstration plant at RWE Power’s Coal Innovation Centre at Niederaussem, Peter Moser, RWE Power (confirmed)

- 13h30: Study : ‘The future role of electricity-based synthetic fuels’, Matthias Deutsch, AGORA Energiewende (confirmed)

- 14h00: Hydrogen: the new blue-eyed boy of EU policy makers?, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe (confirmed)

- 14h15: Is ‘hydrogen and carbon dioxide’ a perfect wedding? , Damien Dallemagne, CO2 Value Europe (invited)

- 14h30: How to safeguard the sustainability of e-Fuels?, Patrick Schmidt, LBST - Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (confirmed)

- 14h45: e-Fuels in Germany: status quo and perspectives, Christian Küchen, Mineralölwirtschaftsverband e.V. (confirmed)

- 15h00: e-Fuels in Belgium: status quo and perspectives, Jean-Pierre Van Dijk, Belgische Petroleum Federatie - Fédération Pétrolière Belge (confirmed)

- 15h15: Panel discussion : The future of Power-to-Fuel markets in Europe, With all speakers, moderation by Denis Thomas, Hydrogenics

- 16h00: Coffee break @ LINK 21 Business Center

------ Bus transfer to Hydrogenics (10 km) ------

- 16h30: Tour of the electrolyser manufacturing plant and presentation of the PEM electrolyser for MEFCO2 @Hydrogenics (Address: Hydrogenics Europe N.V., Nijverheidsstraat 48c, B-2260 Oevel, Belgium)

------ Bus transfer to LINK 21 (10 km) ------

- 17h30: Networking drinks @ LINK 21 Business Center

- 18h30: End


You are kindly invited to attend this event, free of charge. Please register via Eventbrite. Total seats are limited (120) and will be assigned on a first arrived/served principle (1 pers / company). Please note that priority will be given to people who did not attend our previous events (13/02/2017 and 21/09/2017).

How to reach us by car and bus shuttle

Hydrogenics is not easily accessible with public transport and travelling by car is therefore a convenient option. Parking is available at LINK 21.

For people coming from abroad, we have organised a shuttle bus for transfer from Brussels to Herentals/Oevel and back. There will be 2 pick-up locations in Brussels: the first pick-up location is Brussels Midi Railway Station, where the bus will be waiting from 10h00 until 10h45 before driving on to the second pick-up location: Brussels Airport where it will be waiting from 11h15 to 11h30.

The transfer back from Herentals/Oevel to Brussels is scheduled at 18h30 with estimated time of arrival at Brussels Airport at 19h30 and Brussels Midi Station at 20h00, depending on traffic.

If you are interested in a seat on the shuttle bus, please let us know by email ( as soon as possible as the bus’ capacity is limited to 50 seats. Please also mention at which pick-up location you will be joining the bus. The exact location of the pick-up zone at Brussels Midi Railway Station and Brussels Airport will be sent to all people who have reserved a seat in the bus.

MEFCO2 project

The EU funded MefCO2 project brings together 8 partners throughout Europe together for one mission: to demonstrate the economic feasibility of valorising captured CO2 by turning it into a versatile platform chemical and renewable fuel such as methanol using hydrogen produced from renewable energy surplus.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 637016.

If you have question, please do not hesitate to contact us via

Looking forward to welcoming you on 27 August 2018 !

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