From coal to hydrogen: On the road to decarbonisation
Sustainability & Ecology

Mon. October 2, 6:30PM

From coal to hydrogen: On the road to decarbonisation

Bernard Serin, President of John Cockerill, shares insights on energy challenges, innovation and solutions

Since the launch of the Green Deal, the EU has developed a series of strategies to transform the ambition of climate neutrality into concrete political actions.

The EU’s hydrogen strategy underlines the role this energy will play in decarbonising the EU and making it more energy independent.

Answering today’s ecological urgency and the need to reduce CO2 emissions, the technological company, John Cockerill, has been a pioneer in the manufacturing of electrolysers. This technology is essential to the production of hydrogen, an energy that could help decarbonise transport and industry.

Join us for an inspiring talk with Bernard Serin, President of John Cockerill, and learn about the the positive impact of hydrogen in the race to decarbonisation.

About John Cokerill
Driven since 1817 by the entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation of its founder, the
John Cockerill Group develops large-scale technological solutions to meet the needs of its
time: facilitating access to fossil free energies, enabling sustainable industrial production,
preserving natural resources, contributing to greener mobility, enhancing security and
installing critical infrastructures.

Its offer to companies, States and communities consists of services and associated
equipment for the sectors of energy, defence, industry, the environment, transports,
and infrastructures. With over 6,500 employees, John Cockerill achieved a turnover of
€ 1.046 billion in 2022 in 24 countries, on 5 continents.


Bernard Serin

Chairman and main shareholder of John Cockerill

Bernard Serin, a French Captain of Industry, is, since April 2002, Chairman and main shareholder of John Cockerill (ex-CMI), based in Liège. Bernard Serin is also Chairman of Metz Football Club since 2006. Before 2002, he has been at the head of several companies in the current ArcelorMittal group, first in France, then in the United States and Belgium.
Mon. October 2, 6:30PM
Mon. October 2, 8:00PM
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Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

Detailed program

Mon. October 2, 6:30PM
Conference and Q&A
Mon. October 2, 7:00PM
Networking at TheStables
Mon. October 2, 8:00PM
Mon. October 2, 9:00PM