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Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Time: 11:00 – 13:00 h
Location: van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen

This is a public event open to everyone interested to join, free of any costs. People should be there on time. Doors open at 10.45 h.

The registration for this event is unfortunately full, there are no places available anymore. Interested in being on the waiting list? Send a mail with your student number/name/e-mail address to! 

Is hydrogen the enabler for a zero emission society?

In this lecture we explore the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, including its potential, recent achievements, and challenges to its deployment. Hydrogen Europe wants to develop the proper conditions to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies, with the support of policymakers, the private sector, and society. Emphasizing that technologies have been developed and are ready for the market.

A hydrogen technology rollout requires large scale efforts, and big investments. A proper implementation plan is needed and technologies have to be translated into policies. How does Hydrogen Europe see the future? And what is their rollout strategy? Join this lecture and find out more!

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is the Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe. He holds a degree in agriculture and  politics from the University of Bonn. He worked for Germany’s Foreign Office, as a business consultant and as an associate professor in the field of European Politics. Until 2014 he worked for Germany’s Free Democrats – as member of the national party’s executive board from 1995 through 2011 and as secretary general of Saarland’s state party from 2002 through 2010. From 2004 to 2014, he was a member of the European Parliament and was appointed special envoy for the Greek government during the financial crisis. In 2016, he became head of the European industry association Hydrogen Europe.


It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.

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