Tom Depover receives Hydrogen Europe Research Award

(05-12-2023) Professor Tom Depover received the prestigious Hydrogen Europe Research Young Scientist Award 2023 in the category “Hydrogen Storage and Distribution” during the EUHydrogenWeek.

The award acknowledges his scientific excellence to evaluate the interactions between hydrogen and a material as a relevant asset in facilitating the hydrogen based economy for a sustainable future. His research is linked with the clear EU ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 (European Green Deal), requiring significant efforts from its member states to transition towards a carbon-free energy landscape. Integration of hydrogen is acknowledged as top priority for a successful transition. No Europe-wide hydrogen market and hence hydrogen-oriented energy transition can be kickstarted without a hydrogen backbone.

European Hydrogen Week

The EUHydrogenWeek, jointly organized by Hydrogen Europe, Hydrogen Europe Research, Clean Hydrogen Partnerships and the European Commission to bring the entire hydrogen sector in one place for a whole week of conferences, exhibition and great networking opportunities. This event took place mid-November 2023 and was attended by more than 6000 people.

In the conference streams, featured panels consisting of some of the most prominent stakeholders in the hydrogen industry covering the most pressing topics facing this new industry: the need for both urgency and pragmatism in creating the regulatory framework, the unique challenges different sectors face to decarbonise and how hydrogen can help, and how to remain a leader in an industry that has caught the attention of the rest of the world.