Sep 24

2nd German-Danish Roundtable on Energy Transition

After a successful first German-Danish roundtable on energy transition, it was time for the second round on September 24.

Decarbonization has become a top priority on political agendas everywhere. But what should be the ingredients of a successful concept? This was the driving question for the presentations and discussion at the 2nd roundtable on energy transition.

The roundtable was opened with a few welcoming words by Reiner Perau, director of the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce.

The participants then listened to the first presentation by keynote speaker Benedikt Unger, principal and expert for energy, transport and decarbonisation at Pöyry Consulting. In his evaluation, Unger compared different pathways to achieve full decarbonization and highlighted advantages and disadvantages of a “zero carbon hydrogen” (renewables and zero carbon gases) pathway compared to an “all-electric” (renewables and nuclear) pathway.

The second presentation by Dr. Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Energy Centre at IFRI in Paris, focused on the usage of biogas and biomethane and a comparison of industry developments in Germany, Italy, Denmark and France.

Next came Torben Franch, Director and Partner at INCENTIVE, with an analysis of natural gas in Europe and the possible impacts of the planned Nord Stream 2 project.

Finally, Adriana Guerenabarrena, Senior Regulatory Advisor on Energy Economics at Ørsted, explored the future perspectives of renewable hydrogen in realizing decarbonization.

Each of the presentations offered insights to be taken up in a lively discussion and Q&A session, where the participants had the chance to ask questions and further discussed the presented topics.

After a summary and some closing remarks by Reiner Perau, the participants went over to a reception with finger food, drinks, and networking. 

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