The most common comment heard around the show floor at StocExpo 2022 at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was how good it was to be back face-to-face, something echoed by many of the speakers in the show’s varied and extensive conference programme.
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The first day of the conference focussed on the impact of the energy transition on the storage sector. Blue, green and grey hydrogen were covered and even pink – with Matt Wilson, energy transition manager at Navigator Terminals saying that nuclear-produced hydrogen is now a viable option.
With the energy supply chain crisis of today, it seems nuclear power is now back on the table, with the UK introducing a target of 24 GW of nuclear by 2050 – three times what it is now.
As well as nuclear, the war in Ukraine has created such a demand for energy independence that there has also been a resurgence in coal demand. Coal demand is set to reach unprecedented levels i...