H2CoopStorage members visit Iceland

Members of the H2CoopStorage project meet in Iceland in mid-October. Since the start of the project a year ago, members have done all meetings online. The drop in strict rules due to the health context makes it possible to travel again and to organize face-to-face meetings.

This will be an opportunity to present the results achieved so far and to discuss collaborations to move the project forward. But it is also the opportunity to visit the pilot site of the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant. Finally, the project will also be presented during the Arctic Conference which will take place from October 14 to 16.

Find below the full program of the visit:

Green Hydrogen: opportunities and challenges

Wednesday October 13 @ Reykjavik University, Menntavegur 1, Room M217

Please find the link to virtually attend the meeting: https://eu01web.zoom.us/j/62377913168

Morning [9 a.m. to noon]

1)     Opening session Dr. David Christian Finger [Reykjavik University]

2)     Regulatory study on Hydrogen and Energy Community Julien Garcia [ULB]

3)     Pilot sites in Mortsel and Nivelles and methodology to identify local needs to design software tools Sophie Loots [Zuidtrant cvba] & Lionel Delchambre [CLEF sc]

4)     Presentation of the sizing tool Vanlong Lê [Cenaero]

5)     Risk analysis on hydrogen devices Federico Ustolin [NTNU] & Alessandro Campari [NTNU]

Afternoon [1p.m. to 5 p.m.]

1)     Overview of the CLD, LCA and dynamic system modeling Kevin Dillman [Reykjavik University]

2)     CLD case study: integrating hydrogen in Iceland Perruchoud Robin [Reykjavik University]

3)     LCA case study Kristján Valur Vilbergsson [Reykjavik University]

4)     The Norway case Claudia Cheng [Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy]

— Discussion: future research opportunities —

Thursday October 14 @ Arctic circle, Menntavegur 1, Reykjavik 101


Organized by: Reykjavik University; Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)

·       The role of the Arctic in the transition towards a climate-neutral Europe

David C. Finger, Ass. Prof. at Reykjavík University, Iceland & Head of Tech. Dept., Energy Institute at the JKU, Austria

·       The role of hydropower in a climate-neutral Europe

Ole G. Dahlhaug, Prof. at NTNU, Norway & Head of EERA-set JP Hydropower

·       Hydrogen production in Iceland: opportunities and challenges

Hafsteinn Helgason, Director Business Development at Efla Consulting Engineers, Iceland

·       The H2CoopStorage project: Hydrogen research in Europe

Lionel Delchambre, PI of the H2CoopStorrage project, Clef-Scrl.be, Belgium

·       The prospects of green hydrogen export from Arctic Norway

Claudia Cheng, Research Associate, Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy, Tromsø, Norway

Friday October 15 @meeting point: Reykjavik University, Menntavegur 1

All day [8 a.m. to 5 p.m.]

Excursion to demonstration sites (incl. Hellisheidi geothermal powerplant)

Please note: rapid antigen test not older than 48h and indicate that you do not have Covid are required for larger gatherings in Iceland. You can pre-register for free rapid antigen test here: