Green Mic | Season 1, Episode 2
🌱 What role will renewable hydrogen play for corporates seeking to address their value chain emissions?
📈 What are the current barriers to accelerating the uptake of renewable hydrogen in Europe and globally?
🌍 How will the ongoing war in Ukraine impact the energy crisis going forward, and what could this mean for the renewable hydrogen sector?
Find out in the latest episode of Green Mic!
Is renewable hydrogen the missing link to fully decarbonize?
Renewable hydrogen is seen by many as key to reaching carbon neutrality, particularly in energy-intensive industries and hard to decarbonize sectors like aviation and shipping. Yet today, renewable hydrogen still represents a modest fraction of the European and global energy mix and is primarily produced from fossil fuels like natural gas and coal.
Andor Savelkouls, Senior Director of the European Energy Advisory at Altenex Energy, and Francois Paquet, Impact Director at the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, join forces to discuss renewable hydrogen’s role in decarbonizing energy-intensive sectors, new market opportunities for sustainable products like green steel, and the steps needed to grow the renewable hydrogen market at scale. The discussion is hosted by Elana Knopp, Senior Content Writer, Edison Energy.
About Francois Paquet: As Impact Director, François Paquet leads the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition and its advocacy outreach, with the support of the Coalition members, to scale renewable hydrogen in Europe. François has ten years of experience in EU Public Affairs, industry interest representation and EU association management in Brussels. His fields of expertise include energy, climate change, resource efficiency and circular economy. He holds an MA degree in Business from the Louvain School of Management (Belgium) and an Executive MA degree in Public Affairs and Advocacy (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Lobbying/Strasbourg University). He speaks English and French.
About Andor Savelkouls: Andor is Senior Director of Clean Energy Advisory at Altenex Energy, a subsidiary of Edison Energy. He joined the company in 2020 to build and lead the company’s European practice in support of its international growth strategy. His work focuses on both the business development and operational aspects of the company’s consulting activities in this region.
Over the last two decades Andor has held several positions with industrial gases supplier Air Products in Europe. In 2014 he was appointed regional procurement manager. As the head of the energy sourcing group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) he had direct responsibility for energy procurement and energy project development in these regions and managed the energy sourcing team in providing cost-effective energy supply schemes to the company’s business units. Andor holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and an Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.