Hydrogen Chain Outlook

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • In the context of climate change policies and stimulus packages post-covid, many countries have placed hydrogen at the heart of their energy strategies. Currently used in chemistry and refining, hydrogen could contribute to decarbonize industry, transportation sectors, as well as electricity storage from renewable power. The hydrogen sector, source of hope but still in the process of industrialization, highly relies on costs reduction and infrastructures development.
Public :
  • The training is dedicated to engineers, financial managers, senior executives and senior officials from the public administration.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Climate change: state of play, regulatory framework, impact on companies.
      • Reduction of carbon intensity in the energy mix: constraints, commitment to carbon neutrality, carbon taxation.
      • Hydrogen: definition, physicochemical properties, orders of magnitude.
      • Presentation of the value chain: supply, demand, import-export, stakeholder.

      • Green, grey, blue, yellow hydrogen: classification, costs, orders of magnitude, advantages and limits.
      • Outlook of production methods: electrolysis of water, hydrocarbon reforming process, photosynthesis.
      • Production of decarbonized H2: native H2, combustion in situ, plasma torch.
      • Limits of each process and technological perspectives.

      • Compression and liquefaction.
      • Solid storage, liquid storage, pressurized gas storage.
      • Direct-attached storage, surface and subsurface, filling.
      • Market structure: production hubs, transport corridors.
      • Environment and safety: accidentology, risks analysis, aggravating factors.

      • Feedstock and fuel for the industry: refining, petrochemistry.
      • Road, marine, rail and air transport: fuel cell, combustion engine.
      • Electricity storage and injection in the distribution grid.
      • Housing and construction: combination with gas networks, electricity, heating.
      • Comparison between actors and stakes for different countries (for example France, Germany, USA, China).
      • Outlook and forecasts: supply chain structuration, technology strategies and investments, penetration scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the increasing role of hydrogen within the energy transition,
  • comprehend the different options to produce, store and transport H2,
  • analyze the benefits and limits of hydrogen,
  • decrypt the different strategies of the stakeholders,
  • discover the current and future applications of H2,
  • anticipate the upcoming shifts and transformations for the sector.

Ways & Means

  • Quiz.
  • Sub-groups activities and case studies.
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