Myths and Facts about Hydrogen

Myths and Facts about Hydrogen

"Pur si Simplu Verde" and Mureș Regional Council are organizing an online event about the role of hydrogen in energy transition. There are several myths about hydrogen that we are trying to debunk with representatives of the Mureș County Council, civil society and the local business environment. Mureș is one of the areas that are most affected by the energy transition, considering the concentration of the county's economy on polluting industries. Producing hydrogen-based energy in the region and using it to heat public buildings and in public transportation can help Mures go through the energy transition without major negative consequences on the county's economy.

But there are misconceptions about this source of energy: it is said that it cannot be produced in Romania, that there is no funding for starting such projects, or that it is polluting. Experts in green energy and environmental activists from Pur si Simplu Verde, representatives of energy companies and the Regional Council will explain to the residents of Mureș some basic concepts regarding the energy transition, what is the role of hydrogen in this transition, what are the benefits of producing energy from hydrogen for the environment, where funding sources for hydrogen production projects can be obtained and what is the role of local authorities in stimulating the production of energy from hydrogen.

The event represents the second intervention organized by Pur si Simplu Verde in which various actors involved in the energy transition try to make the general public aware of new energy sources and to convince citizens of the importance of implementing the Just Transition in Romania.


15:00-15:10 Dr. Ioana Petrescu, President of Pur si Simplu Verde and Climate Pact Ambassador - Introduction

15:10-15:20 Péter Ferenc, President of the Mures Regional Council - Public Policies that support hydrogen production in Mures

15:20-15:30 Laszlo Borbély, State Councilor, Sustainable Development Department - The effects of hydrogen on sustainable development

15:30-15:40 Dr. Cristian Călin, Reprezentant Eon – Implicarea mediului de afaceri local în producția de hidrogen și realizarea de proiecte pilot cu amestecuri de gaze naturale și hidrogen

15:40-15:50 Oana Bâră, Coordinator of Financing Programs, Romanian Commercial Bank -Financing sources for hydrogen projects and energy transition

15:50-16:00 Dr. Ioana Petrescu, President of Pur si Simplu Verde and Climate Pact Ambassador -Conclusions

16:00-16:30 Questions from the audience

The event will take place online on January 2023 from 15:00 to 16:30 EET. You can register aici until January 10, 2023 at 23:59 EET. You can ask questions to the speakers and receive more materials about hydrogen, if you register to the event.