UK – Romania – Bulgaria

Renewable Energy Conference

17 January 2023, Tuesday

10:00 – 16:30 EET / 8:00 – 14:30 GMT

Cluj-Napoca, Romania (with online participation available)

UK – Romania – Bulgaria

Renewable Energy Conference

17 January 2023, Tuesday

10:00 – 16:30 EET / 8:00 – 14:30 GMT

Cluj-Napoca, Romania (with online participation available)

UK Science and Innovation Network in Bulgaria and Romania invites you to a hybrid conference on the role of hydrogen and energy from waste in energy transition. We will showcase the UK’s strategies, S&I and business capability, as well as regional efforts and needs for collaboration.

The main step towards energy transition and the creation of a carbon-neutral society is the implementation of renewable energy sources as replacements for fossil fuels. As various scientists are stressing the gravity of climate change effects that are reaching the physical environment, ecosystems, and humanity in general, concern for the future is becoming the main global topic. Hydrogen technologies are recognised to be the most promising choice. Multiple applications are studied but their current deployment is not yet on the large-scale implementation level. The utilisation of hydrogen’s immense ecological potential is to be expected in the next two decades. New innovative solutions concerning hydrogen production, storage, distribution and usage are permeating all industry sectors. Increasing progress in hydrogen technology instigated nations to incorporate hydrogen in their energy legislations and national development plans, which resulted in numerous national hydrogen/decarbonisation strategies.

The UK’s geography, geology, infrastructure, innovation and expertise make it well suited to rapidly developing a low carbon hydrogen economy, with secure economic opportunities.

During this conference experts from the UK government, academic and business fields will share the recent developments in legislation and technology around UK’s emerging decarbonisation economy with their counterparts in Bulgaria and Romania.

We aim to explore local priorities, gaps, as well as opportunities for collaboration with the UK and project funding through Horizon Europe or beyond.

This hybrid conference will be delivered in English and no translation will be provided. Participation is free. For registration please email at Monika.Rangelova@fcdo.gov.uk

UK – Romania – Bulgaria Renewable Energy Conference

17 January 2023, Tuesday

Agenda

10:00
10:05 Eastern Europe
08:00
08:05 UK

Introduction

Dr Emilia Pecheva, SIN officer for Bulgaria and Romania, British Embassy Bucharest

10:05
10:15 Eastern Europe
08:05
08:15 UK

Welcome speech

Mr Andrew Noble, British Ambassador to Romania (tbc)

10:15
10:45 Eastern Europe
08:15
08:45 UK

National Decarbonisation Strategies and legislation: key points and challenges

10:45
11:00 Eastern Europe
08:45
09:00 UK

Coffee break

11:00
12:30 Eastern Europe
09:00
10:30 UK

Hydrogen production for various applications, hydrogen storage and deployment. Skilling and re-skilling.

12:30
13:30 Eastern Europe
10:30
11:30 UK

Lunch break

13:30
14:45 Eastern Europe
11:30
12:45 UK

Hydrogen and retrofitting vehicles

14:45
15:00 Eastern Europe
12:45
13:00 UK

Comfort break

15:00
16:15 Eastern Europe
13:00
14:15 UK

Energy production from waste, applications, storage and deployment

16:15
16:30 Eastern Europe
14:15
14:30 UK

Summary and Closing

Organizers

UK Science and Innovation Network Coat of Arms
British Embassy Bucharest Coat of Arms
British Embassy Sofia Coat of Arms