A H2 View event dissecting the ecosystem requirements to truly realise a green hydrogen-fuelled future across industrials, transport and society. This event will tackle all sides of the energy ecosystem, from wind and solar power requirements through to additionality, water sustainability, electrolyser technologies and the investment and policy climate. You can download our event press release here.
It’s becoming clear that the entire ecosystem for green hydrogen requires alignment. Hydrogen’s potential, performance and safety are proven. Green hydrogen is widely accepted as a core pathway to Net Zero. Yet the key levers in this transition are not yet in-sync.
The technology is ready yet requires scaling. Infrastructure build-out is in desperate need of the appropriate policy and permitting frameworks that will also finally unlock the bottleneck of investments still to pass FID status. Additionality in renewables is critical, raising questions over sufficient wind and solar power capacities.
Is wind power currently going to waste with constrained payment programmes?
Is the required solar power capacity available?
And what can we learn from both of these markets and how they were realised with policy and investment at the turn of the century?
Other questions continue to surface, from water resource and security to the role of CCUS and blue hydrogen.
If much of the discussion in 2022 concerned blue versus green hydrogen, current and future cost projections, and the need to fast-track the energy transition in the face of geopolitical crises, then the emphasis now has to be on a joined-up ecosystem, accelerating in unison and realising its leveraged and latent potential.
Join H2 View in Iceland for a 2.5 day event devoted to thought leadership, insights and actionable takeaways in the green hydrogen ecosystem, combined with the connections and networking to deliver against those objectives.
H2 View will welcome you to Iceland by hosting our Welcome Networking Reception within the exhibition hall at Harpa. Enjoy an evening of refreshments whilst networking with attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.
The Networking Event Dinner offers you the opportunity to converse with like minded business professionals over dinner and refreshments.
Harpa is one of Reykjavík’s most striking landmarks and a centre of cultural and social life in the very heart of the city. Harpa is a tourist destination and an award-winning work of art that has been visited by millions of people since opening in 2011.
Harpa has over 6600 m² of conference space and various halls can be split or combined in countless ways to accommodate up to 3500 participants. All halls are multifunctional and equipped with the highest acoustic standards and latest technology equipment.
Harpa stands by the coastline and is connected to the city centre with walking trails both along the old harbour and the new core of the town along Reykjastraeti. Despite young age, Harpa has already received numerous awards, both for its architecture and as a concert and conference centre. Harpa is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavík Big Band, which hold regular concerts throughout the year.
Iceland can be reached conveniently by ferry or plane. Around 20 airlines offer regular direct flights from destinations in Europe and North America to Keflavik airport all year round. Those who prefer to bring their own car can take the Norröna ferry instead from Denmark. Driving is the most popular way to get around Iceland. You can easily rent a car from several car rental agencies in the country.Read More >
Harpa’s car park is open 24/7, is well lit and provides a direct access into the building. Disability parking is closest to all major entrances.
The underground car park has licence plate recognition were a camera reads the licence plate when entering and registers the car in the parking space, and when leaving the camera reads the licence plate again and registers from the parking space. All you have to do is use the EasyPark app and activate CameraPark in the app for the first time to connect to a credit card. This only needs to be done once and after that the process has become fully automatic. There is no need to open the app the next time you park and you can drive carefree in and out of the car park and CameraPark takes care of the rest
Keflavik International Airport (KEF), also known as Reykjavik Keflavik Airport, the country’s only international airport. Keflavik International is the primary Iceland airport, located at the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, the country’s southwesternmost region. Although it serves the capital, Keflavik Airport (KEF) is not the same as Reykjavik Airport (RKV). The latter is located close to the city center in Reykjavik and serves domestic flights only. Over thirty other international airlines connect the airport to more than ninety different destinations.
Despite being relatively small, KEF Airport is modern and offers the same facilities you’ll find at large airports worldwide, only on a smaller scale. The airport has restaurants, bars, cafes, a convenience store, a VIP lounge (with showers), banks, car rental companies, a smoking area, and duty-free shopping.There’s free and unlimited Wi-Fi available.
The airport is 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik – around a 45-minute drive. There are many options for transport from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik. If you are renting a car in Iceland, this is probably where you’ll be collecting it.
Otherwise, shuttle buses depart day and night, or you can just book a private airport transfer.
A discount code for the FlyBus service will be sent to you on booking a ticket to attend the H2 View Event.
Reykjavik offers a wide range of first-rate accommodations. Icelanders take great pride in their high standards of hospitality and amenities. We have organised a special rate for all attendees of the H2 View event at the below hotels. To make your individual room reservations please contact the reservations team at the relevant hotel and quote the discount code that will be sent to you as part of your event booking confirmation. Discounted rates are valid from 26 February until 5 March 2023.Read More >
Spanning six connected buildings, our hotel’s décor reflects its eclectic past as a furniture factory, music venue, and arts hub. Our rooms are steps from the shopping and nightlife of Laugavegur Street and Reykjavik city centre. Choose from a diverse vinyl collection and grab a portable record player for some in-room listening.
On-site Amenities include: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, On-site restaurant, Fitness Centre, Meeting rooms.
The 1900’s building was once a department store owned by Consul Thomsen’s family. Today, the hotel features contemporary Icelandic design, a sauna and whirlpool, exposed original stone walls. Located next to the locally loved Baejarins Beztu Pylsur hot dogs. Within walking distance of day-tour bus stops and the Harpa Concert Hall.
On-site Amenities – Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, On-site restaurant, Fitness Centre.
Harpa participates in the Green Steps Program, a project led by the Environment Agency in Iceland, by participating in the program, Harpa is given the opportunity to implement strong environmental work in a systematic way under the guidance of experts from the Environment Agency.
The water used in Harpa comes from potable water reserves located in the vicinity of Reykjavík. The water is of the highest quality and no treatment is required before it is distributed to consumers.