In compliance with international climate agreements, and with CO2 emission costs expected to rise, advanced economies around the world are rapidly putting in place strategies for decarbonization. Hydrogen is widely expected to play a key role in this transformation, and technologies for its production and utilization are seeing an increased interest.

In hydrogen production, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) can help clean up fossil-derived hydrogen. Electrolyzer technologies can fully decarbonize the hydrogen supply. And proven technology such as pressure-swing adsorption cab help purify the hydrogen product to required standards.

In hydrogen utilization, modern fuel cell technology provides a channel for hydrogen to smooth out the temporal mismatch between supply and demand for renewable energy. Hydrogen also is a very useful base chemical for the production of ammonia, methanol, or synthetic fuels. In steel production, which is notoriously hard to decarbonize, clean hydrogen will be needed in great quantities to produce zero-carbon direct reduced iron.

With many of the technologies mentioned, technological challenges remain to scale up, reduce costs, integrate into wider process systems and increase confidence and acceptance. In this webinar, we present how digital design techniques based on advanced process modelling can help speed up technology development, analyse system interactions, determine optimal buffer sizing, especially in highly transient scenarios, optimize equipment and system designs, and ultimately provide reassurance to all stakeholders in the hydrogen economy to confidently navigate the road to decarbonization.

This webinar covers

  • Why hydrogen is important for decarbonization of the process industry
  • What hydrogen technologies are going to play an important role in decarbonization
  • How digital process design approaches help speed up decarbonization efforts through the ability to, for example:
    • Rapidly explore the design and operations decision space
    • Quantify and analyse system interactions
    • Determine optimal equipment and buffer sizes
    • Quantify risk associated with design decisions using global system analysis
    • Optimize designs for steady state and transient operation

Who should attend?

  • Technology Directors
  • Systems Integrators
  • Process Technologists


Bart de Groot
Bart de Groot, Siemens Process Systems Engineering

Bart has an MSc in Process & Energy Technology from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Imperial College London. Prior to joining Siemens Process Systems Engineering, he worked as a fuel cell researcher at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, and at Tri-O-Gen, developing 100 kWe Organic Rankine Cycle units, creating power from low-temperature heat sources. Since joining Siemens PSE in 2006, Bart has taken up roles in project execution and delivery – to customers in R&D and in operations, technical sales and team leadership. He is currently Siemens PSE’s Sustainability Lead, where he helps the process industries achieve their sustainability goals through advanced process modelling.