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Securing & Greening Energy for Europe: The Role of Terminal Operators

26 June @ 10:00 - 14:30 CEST

Exclusive study launch

Securing and Greening Energy for Europe: The Role of Terminal Operators

Wednesday 26 June  (10:00-14:30 CEST)
The Hotel, Boulevard De Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels

Register here.

 

We are pleased to invite you to a high-level workshop unveiling the new study on the decarbonisation pathways of import terminals in Europe. This exclusive event will welcome CEOs, policymakers, and regulators from all over Europe.

 

About the study:
Titled ‘The Contribution of Terminal Operators to Securing and Greening Energy for Europe,’ the study was developed following the request made at the conclusions of the European Commission’s 37th Madrid Forum. Frontier Economics and DNV experts conducted the research.

Its findings provide a strategic analysis allow an understanding of the critical role of LNG terminals for the EU’s energy future and their various decarbonisation pathways advancing the European Union’s green energy agenda. It includes bioLNG, e-LNG, ammonia, Liquefied Hydrogen (LH2), and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies. It will show case how they can support the creation of more competitive and liquid European markets thanks to maritime imports of low-carbon and renewable molecules, more favourable access to those molecules’ export locations, stronger resilience to geopolitical disruptions, high flexibility for expansion and/or repurposing of terminals quickly and at a lower cost than greenfield infrastructures, the possibility for different carrier and end-use pathways and non-import activities, potential for local and regional emissions reduction.

 

Need for targeted policy intervention

Together with EU-wide terminal regulation ensuring sustainable and costs effective transition, maritime imports of renewable and low-carbon molecules must be supported by a high degree of international coordination, as they usually involve non-EU value chain elements.

 

Mixing points of view:

The morning of discussion will enable multiple high-level representatives to exchange via interactive sessions on the decarbonisation pathways of the import terminals. As we strongly believe in the power of holistic discussion, this high-level event expects one hundred registered in-person participants, including gas, electricity, academia and energy consumers as well as EU institutions, regulators, policymakers and EU Member States representatives.

 

Meet high-level institutional and industry stakeholders

Join us for an exclusive presentation featuring experts from DNV and Frontier Economics. High-level representatives from the European Commission, ACER and industry players will address the key findings and the policy recommendations identified in the study to enable terminal operators to contribute to the energy transition.

Interactive sessions

Industry players operating terminal infrastructures will also provide an overview of concrete projects currently being planned or underway to enhance the terminals’ role in decarbonising the energy system.

 

Who is GIE:
GIE is the voice of the gas infrastructure operators of Europe. We represent 70 industry members working and innovating with natural, renewable, low-carbon gases. Our association is organised into three columns: LNG terminals (GLE), underground storage (GSE), and transmission pipelines (GTE). Supporting the development of Hydrogen, Biomethane, CCS, and sector coupling technologies is part of our priorities. Our main mission is to enable an integrated, climate-neutral and secure energy system to arise by 2050 while supporting energy consumers with future-proofed and competitive solutions.

Exclusive study launch

Securing and Greening Energy for Europe: The Role of Terminal Operators

Wednesday 26 June  (10:30-14:30 CEST)

The Hotel, Boulevard De Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels

 

Register here.

 

——————– (10:00-10:30 CEST) Welcome coffee & registration ——————–

 

 

10:30 – 12:00 | Zooming on the Study and the Decarbonisation Pathways

 

10:30 – 10:35 | 5 min | Opening of the workshop

  • Setting the scene | Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA
  • Welcoming remarks | Luis Parada, President, Gas LNG Europe (GLE)

 

10:35 – 11:05 | 30 min | Presentation of the Study

  • Matthias Janssen | Associate Director at Frontier Economics
  • Rogier Roobeek | Senior Consultant Energy Markets & Strategy, DNV expert

 

Q&A with the audience (10 min)

 

11:05 – 11:45 | 40 min | Decarbonising Europe via different Pathways: Project Presentations

  1. Dunkerque LNG | Olivier Heurtin, President – CEO (5-7 min keynote)
  2. Elengy | Laurent Hamou, Head of European and Institutional Affairs (5-7 min keynote)
  3. Enagás | Claudio Rodriguez Suarez, Gas Assets General Manager (5-7 min keynote)
  4. Gate Terminal | Stefaan Adriaens, Commercial Manager (5-7 min keynote)

 

Q&A with the audience (20 min)

 

11:45 – 12:00 | 15 min | European Commission’s perspective towards the evolutive role of the LNG terminals

 

——————– (12:00-12:20 CEST) Coffee break ——————–

 

12:20 – 13:40 | Terminals Evolution Towards 2050 – Collaboration & Next Steps

 

12:20 – 13:30 | The Role of Terminals in Decarbonising the EU      

Moderated by Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

50 min | Panel discussion

  1. Csilla Bartók | Acting Head of Department – Gas, Hydrogen & Retail, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
  2. Harmen Dekker | CEO, European Biogas Association (EBA)
  3. JoopHazenberg | EU Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
  4. Emile Herben | Director Product Management Clean Ammonia, Ammonia Energy Association
  5. Huibert van Rossum | External Affairs Programme Manager Energy Transition, Port of Rotterdam, on behalf of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

20 min | Q&A with the audience

 

10 min | Concluding remarks & recommendations

  • Luis Parada | President, Gas LNG Europe (GLE)

 

 

——————– (13:40 – 14:30 CEST) Networking lunch ——————–

 

Click on the photos below to check out the biography.

Luis Ignacio Parada

Gas LNG Europe President

Luis Ignacio Parada

Gas LNG Europe President


Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Global Research Scholar at Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)

Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Global Research Scholar at Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)


Anne-Sophie Corbeau is a Global Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Her research focuses on hydrogen and natural gas. Anne-Sophie has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry and is a recognized expert on natural gas. She is the author of many publications focusing on gas, LNG markets, Asia, China, India and Africa, including the book “LNG markets in transition: the great reconfiguration” (Oxford, 2016). She is also a member of the Gastech governing body.

Prior to joining the Center, Mrs. Corbeau was a senior Leader and head of gas analysis at BP, where she was responsible for advising the Leadership Team on gas market developments and long term pricing assumptions. As part of the Economic and Energy Insights team, she was leading the Energy Outlook’s analysis on gas, industry, nuclear and hydrogen. She also served as a member of BP France’s Comex (board). Before joining BP, she was a Research Fellow at KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) in Riyadh where she set up and expanded the natural gas program. She also worked for the International Energy Agency (IEA) where she was responsible for managing the research on global gas markets, and for IHS CERA.

She began her career as an engineer working on fuel cells and hydrogen at Peugeot and Debis Systemhaus. Anne-Sophie holds an MSc from the Ecole Centrale Paris and an MSc from the University of Stuttgart.


Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Joop Hazenberg

EU Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)

Joop Hazenberg

EU Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)


Joop Hazenberg has been leading the European office of the CCSA since 2023. He has a long track record in EU energy and climate policies.  Amongst others, he was EU correspondent for a range of international media, campaign manager for European NGOs on the phase-out of coal power plants, and Director External Affairs at the GSMA, representing the mobile telecommunications industry in Europe. He also worked for the European Heat Pump Association and represented SolarPower Europe and WindEurope on the topic of corporate renewable energy sourcing.

Before moving to Brussels in 2013, Joop worked in political circles in his home country The Netherlands. He held several functions in the Dutch Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a national newspaper. He also founded a think-tank for young professionals and wrote six books and many op-eds and essays. His latest book deals with climate action.

Harmen Dekker

CEO, European Biogas Association

Harmen Dekker

CEO, European Biogas Association


Harmen Dekker has worked for almost 15 years within the sustainability sector and is devoted to the mitigation of climate change. With both a technical as well as a business administration background he has built his career in the water and gas sector, where he has held various management positions. 

He joins the EBA after being involved in the biogas sector for over 5 years. 

During those years, he not only focused expansion of biogas and in particular biomethane but also on the implementation of techniques such as bio-LNG, bio-Methanol, bio-Hydrogen and bioplastics. 


Harmen Dekker

Csilla Bartok

Head of Department Gas, Hydrogen and Retail at ACER

Csilla Bartok

Head of Department Gas, Hydrogen and Retail at ACER


Csilla BARTÓK joined ACER as senior officer for Framework Guidelines and Network Codes for Gas in 2011. Since 2021, she is Gas Markets & Energy Retail Team Leader. In 2023, she became Acting Head of Infrastructure, Gas and Retail Department.

Csilla is responsible for the energy infrastructure regulation (TEN-E), gas markets (market monitoring and network codes regulation) and energy retail market monitoring activities. Before joining ACER, Csilla worked at the European Commission’s DG Energy as policy officer, at the OECD as competition and trade analyst and at DG Competition as merger case handler.

Csilla holds master’s degrees in economics, international economics and political sciences, as well as an executive MBA.

Emile Herben

Director Product Management, Yara Clean Ammonia

Emile Herben

Director Product Management, Yara Clean Ammonia


Emile is the Director of Product Management for Clean Ammonia at Yara, one of the world’s largest ammonia producers and transporters. Since joining Yara in 2018, he has worked on the company's transition to clean ammonia, currently overseeing product development for new markets. He is also actively involved in the Ammonia Energy Association. Prior to Yara, Emile held various roles in manufacturing, engineering, and project management at Procter & Gamble. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

Laurent Hamou

Head of European and Institutional Affairs, Elengy

Laurent Hamou

Head of European and Institutional Affairs, Elengy


After 25 years in the energy business, working for EDF, Cap Gemini Consulting, ENGIE, Laurent HAMOU is now head of European and Institutional Affairs at Elengy since 1st January 2020.

He is particularly involved in the setting up of an appropriate regulatory framework for new gases, taking into account terminals and small scale LNG logistic chain constraints.

He is also an active member of Gas Infrastructure Europe, chairing or co-chairing several work groups, and of Association Française du Gaz.

Huibert van Rossum

External Affairs Programme Manager Energy Transition, Port of Rotterdam

Huibert van Rossum

External Affairs Programme Manager Energy Transition, Port of Rotterdam


Huibert van Rossum will speak on behalf of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

Matthias Janssen

Associate Director, Frontier Economics

Matthias Janssen

Associate Director, Frontier Economics


Matthias advises leading European companies and public authorities in the energy sector and other sectors.

He helps companies and organisations to analyse the economics of their markets and act to gain competitive advantage or respond to regulatory pressure. He regularly advises on energy market design issues, competition assessment, wholesale and retail pricing, and on the assessment of climate policy instruments.

Before joining Frontier, Matthias worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Muenster, Germany, focusing on the pricing of electricity and gas in liberalised markets.


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Claudio Rodriguez Suarez

Gas Assets General Manager, Enagás

Claudio Rodriguez Suarez

Gas Assets General Manager, Enagás

Mechanical Engineer specialising in Machinery from the University of Oviedo and PDG from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra.

He has spent his entire professional career at Enagás, in management positions related to the production, maintenance, development, engineering, operation and marketing of natural gas infrastructures.

In January 2012, he was appointed General Manager of Infrastructures and member of the Enagás Management Committee, and since June of that year he has been a member of its Executive Committee, where, in addition to his responsibilities linked to the guarantee of energy supply, he is also responsible for promoting the development of the hydrogen infrastructures necessary to meet EU objectives.

He combines this position with sectorial responsibilities as Vice President of Gasnam (sectorial for the promotion of natural gas and renewable gases in mobility), Vice President of the Spanish Renewable Ammonia Association (AEAR), as well as of the Spanish Maintenance Association, of which he is President.


Claudio Rodriguez

Rogier Roobeek

Senior Consultant Energy Markets & Strategy, DNV

Rogier Roobeek

Senior Consultant Energy Markets & Strategy, DNV


Tatiana Marquez Uriarte

Member of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Tatiana Marquez Uriarte

Member of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, European Commission


Olivier Heurtin

CEO, Dunkerque LNG

Olivier Heurtin

CEO, Dunkerque LNG


Stefaan Adriaens

Commercial Manager, Gate Terminal | Flame Speaker

Stefaan Adriaens

Commercial Manager, Gate Terminal | Flame Speaker


Stefaan joined the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam (NL) as commercial manager in 2008 shortly after FID. With a small team he works on the long term relationship with the 7 terminal users to further enhance the functionality of the terminal. His prior function was at Fluxys (B) where he was a.o. involved in the expansion of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal. Stefaan has spent his entire career in energy related matters (refining, petrochemicals, natural gas, banking) in a variety of functions (commercial, planning, financial, engineering, IT, analysis, …).

Details

Date:
26 June
Time:
10:00 - 14:30 CEST
Event Category:

Venue

Brussels
Belgium

Organiser

Gas Infrastructure Europe
Email:
gie@gie.eu
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