The First International Workshop of the BEST project took place on Friday 9 September, 2022, in Brussels at the University Foundation (Rue d’Egmont, 11 – 1000 Brussels).

More than 60 participants attended this great networking event. Many thanks to the speakers and panellists for their interesting presentations, fruitful collaborations and discussions!


8h30-9h00      Registration

9h00-9h10      Welcome by Hervé Jeanmart, coordinator of the BEST project

9h10-9h50      Presentation of the BEST project by Xavier Rixhon, Antoine Verhaeghe, Ward Suijs & Aurélia Hernandez

9h50-10h30    Plenary lecture “Diversity of options to reach carbon-neutrality across the entire European energy system” by Stefan Pfenninger (TU Delft, Netherlands)

10h30-11h00  Coffee break

 11h00-11h40  Plenary lecture “What challenges do Distribution System Operators face to facilitate the energy transition?” by Pierre Mallet (Enedis, France)

11h40-12h40  Panel Discussion on Topic 1: Energy and Electrical systems, with Stefan Pfenninger (TU Delft), Pierre Mallet (Enedis), Aline Guilmot (FPS Economy) and Benoît Martin (CLIMACT)

12h40-14h00  Lunch and Networking

14h00-14h40  Plenary lecture “SUNERGY – EU Strategic R&I Agenda for the sustainable production of fuels and chemical” by Carina Faber (SUNERGY/ENGIE, Belgium)

14h40-15h20  Plenary lecture “Electrofuels: under what circumstances can they be cost-competitive?” by Maria Grahn (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

15h20-15h50  Coffee break

15h50-16h50  Panel Discussion on Topic 2: Synthetic fuels, with Carina Faber (SUNERGY/ENGIE), Maria Grahn (Chalmers University of Technology), Michaël De Koster (ENGIE) and Jeroen Vanfraechem (ENTRAS/Hydrogen Import Coalition Belgium)

16h50-17h00 Conclusions by Hervé Jeanmart