GreenLab CEO joins prestigious roundtable in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Christopher Sorensen has been invited to participate in the work to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050. He joins the roundtable on Hydrogen Production along with highly profiled European colleagues from Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, BASF and many others from the green energy business.
The European Green Deal is Europe’s plan to make the European economy sustainable, and at the heart of the deal is the ambition to become climate-neutral by 2050. The plan includes all sectors, from the power sector to industry, mobility, buildings, agriculture and forestry, and one of the means to the climate-neutrality target is to become a global leader in hydrogen production, transmission, and distribution.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance has been formed to drive these efforts, and six roundtables have been established with each their focus. This week, Christopher Sorensen was appointed to the Hydrogen Production roundtable.
Honored to participate
“I am honored to represent GreenLab and Danish national competencies in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance”, says Christopher Sorensen. “The alliance sees hydrogen as a key enabler to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in 2050, and we couldn’t agree more – at GreenLab we believe strongly in creating a power shift through a collective effort. We have a unique opportunity to contribute with hands-on hydrogen experience from our green industrial park, and we think that is crucial at this time to close the textbooks and start implementing if we are to succeed with our goals”.
Hydrogen can store renewable energy, fuel heavy transport, and function as a green energy-supply in the industrial sector.
But most importantly, hydrogen is clean and climate friendly, which makes it a great candidate for decarbonising industrial processes as well as the transportation sector. GreenLab is a hydrogen expert, since the Power-to-X facility being built here is completely dependable on efficient hydrogen production and several of GreenLab’s partners are involved in either hydrogen production or distribution.
The roundtable on hydrogen production
Six roundtables in the European Alliance cover all operations of the hydrogen value chain, from production to end use. The roundtable that Christopher Sorensen has been appointed to focuses on hydrogen production, including electrolysers, solar/wind/hydro, plant engineering, equipment, materials, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and pyrolysis. It is co-chaired by leading profiles in European energy – among others Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind.
“GreenLab wants to create a powershift – we want to change the way green energy is produced, stored, and distributed. I have recently participated in the Climate Partnership for the Industrial Sector in Denmark alongside Grundfos, Danfoss, Rockwoll, Deif, Linak and others. Being part of a group with the same ambitions at a European level is a very important step in the right direction for our planet”, says Christopher Sorensen.
EU’s climate goal of CO2-neutrality:
EU’s Clean Hydrogen Alliance: