2021 Conference Agenda

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

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Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Day1: October 19, 2022

Opening Plenary & Keynotes: Policy and Global Regulation
9:00 am - 1:15 pm

9:00 am

Chairman's Welcome
Dr Adekola Lawal
CCUS Consultant
Petrofac
 

9:00 am

HeidelbergCement Technical and Financial on Track to Deliver 10 Mton CCU/S by 2030
Jan Theulen
Group Lead CCUS, Head Technologies & Partnerships
HeidelbergCement AG
In order to reach the most ambitious CO2-target 2030 in the sector, HeidelbergCement is progressing fast on a portfolio of CCU/S projects. This addresses all aspects from technology to partnerships and most importantly financial backing. During its Capital Market Day 2022, HeidelbergCement has announced to invest 1.5 b€ into 7 CCU/S projects until 2030. During this presentation the various aspects of this journey will be addressed including concrete project information beyond the press releases done.
 

9:25 am

Global Status of CCS 2022: From Ambition to Action
Bruno Gerrits
Senior Client Engagement Lead Europe
Global CSS Institute
In this session will discuss global facility developments and trends, the global CCS pipeline and CCS Networks developments. Next we’ll have a look at international CCS PLR trends including status and recent developments of the London protocol. Finally we’ll run through a number of noteworthy region-specific updates.
 

9:50 am

The Importance of CCS in the Energy Sector
Marcus Scholz
Director, Advanced Combined Cycles
General Electric International Inc.
Carbon capture is a key technology for decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries, but also gas power assets. With new commercial units under development worldwide, carbon capture has a bright future for existing and new low-carbon gas turbines. The key is stronger and tighter integration of the two units, the power asset and the carbon capture facility, an area in which GE specializes. Integration is thus the critical element to provide the necessary flexibility of the gas plant in transient phases and to reduce the efficiency penalty due to the energy consumption of the carbon capture unit. Integration is also essential to increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the exhaust gas and significantly improve the CO2 capture rate through the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technique.
 

10:15 am

CCUS & Hydrogen Solutions: Contributing To a Net Zero Future
Paolo Novelli
Energy Transition OCTG Projects Director
Tenaris
This presentation will illustrate the latest interlinking technologies associated with H2 and CCUS to showcase how they are both contributing to a net zero future. Tenaris has developed an advanced product portfolio to accompany the energy transition and its challenges.
 
Break
10:40 am - 10:55 am

10:55 am

Driving Large-Scale Affordable Carbon Capture Across Industries
Julie Cranga
VP Business Development CO2 Management
Technip Energies
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Devin Shaw
Commercial Director, CO2 Capture & CCS Biofuels
Shell Catalysts & Technologies
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Reaching net-zero will be impossible without CCUS. Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies are working together to provide easy and cost-effective CCUS solutions for all industries. By combining both, state-of-the-art carbon capture technology and project execution excellence, we drive cost down to reach our customers decarbonization goals.
 

11:20 am

Low Carbon Solutions – Equinor’s Ambitions
Torbjørg Klara Fossum
VP Global CCS, Low Carbon Solutions
Equinor
During this presentation you will get an insight to the plans and strategies of a company that has an ambition of a 25% share of the European CO2 transport and storage market in 2035. Equinor is an international energy company committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. Our purpose is to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society. Equinor’s portfolio of projects encompasses oil and gas, renewables and low-carbon solutions, with an ambition of becoming a net-zero energy company by 2050. Combining more than 50 years of oil and gas activities and an extensive experience with CCS on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Equinor is positioning to become be a major player in the CCS industry. Leveraging its strengths, Equinor can deliver large scale CCS solutions to ensure efficient decarbonization of industry.
 

11:45 am

Integrated Carbon – Challenges and Opportunities in Building the full CCU/S Value Chain for Industrial Clients
Peter Basche
Task Force Lead CCU/S
E.ON Energy Projects
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Markets for CCU/S solutions are still under development and regulatory schemes are missing in most European countries – still, it is time to act for a lot of industrial companies if they want to reach their carbon goals, both compliance or voluntary targets by 2040. As CCS markets by definition only work with all parts of the value chain - capture, transport, handling, shipping and storage - being developed in parallel, challenges exist along the complete value chain, especially for clients in mainland Europe. Professional risk management and partnering structures on the different value chain stages will be key to become a reliant and reputable specialized full scale service provider in the CCU/S market.
 

12:10 pm

Accelerating Industrial Decarbonization Through CCUS
Janne Rasten
SVP Carbon
Aker Solutions
Even though CCUS technology has been around since the 1980’s, costs are still high and further maturing of certain technologies is necessary for large-scale deployment. Janne will discuss the need for new partnerships and innovations to get CCUS projects off the ground and to reach net zero.
 

12:35 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges of CO2 Transportation & Storage in Europe
Cecilia Teruggi
Director of Decarbonisation Policies in Europe
GE Gas Power
Torbjørg Klara Fossum
VP Global CCS, Low Carbon Solutions
Equinor
Dorus Bakker
Business Manager
Port of Rotterdam
Torsten Porwol
Managing Director
CO2 Management
Andreas Möller
Commercial Manager for BlueHyNow & CO2nnectNow Projects
Wintershall Dea
Safe and reliable transportation and storage of CO2 from its capture site are two fundamental steps in the CCS process. While CO2 transport and storage occurs daily in many parts of the world, it requires significant structural investments. In Europe, CO2 transport infrastructure and storage sites are still underdeveloped, mainly due to economic, regulatory and permitting constraints. This session will bring together operational actors and decision makers on current issues related to CO2 transport and storage in Europe. Together, they will present the complexities and explore future solutions to this challenge that is driving the deployment of CCS in Europe.
 
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Commercialistion, Costs, Investments and Opportunities
2:15 pm - 5:55 pm

2:15 pm

Chairman's Remarks
Arne Müller
Project Manager CCS Forum
Bellona Deutschland gGmbH

2:15 pm

CCUS Technology, Policy & Market Overview
Mona Bhagat
Business Development Manager
KBR
With 90% of world GDP now committed to net zero pledges in the past two years a key question for 2022 will be the extent to which the high-level political ambitions of governments will start to be translated into project investment reality. Financing decisions that can start to deliver significant progress towards making Net Zero ambitions a reality. Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is considered as one of the key pathways to achieving a net zero future. This session will provide a CCUS overview, touch on markets, policy and determine how CCUS will be an effective enabler for decarbonization across this energy transition. CCUS’s role in delivering net zero in EU and globally will be discussed as well as the key challenges and way forward.

2:40 pm

The Application of Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Technology to Cement Manufacture
Andrew Patton
Principal Process Engineer
Fluor
Some industries are considered difficult to decarbonise. Cement manufacture is one such industry, as the carbon dioxide emissions are a result not just of the combustion of fuels or the requirement to power machinery, but of the calcination reaction itself. Cement production accounts for around 7% of global CO2 emissions, with 70% of these emissions coming from the calcination of raw materials. The implementation of carbon capture is essential if the cement industry is to reach net zero. This presentation will provide some details of recent feasibility studies completed by Fluor and Hanson Cement to decarbonise Hanson UK’s Padeswood facility through the application of post-combustion carbon capture. After a general introduction to the cement manufacture process and Fluor’s proprietary Econamine FG PlusSM post-combustion carbon capture technology, the presentation will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities of integrating carbon capture into a cement manufacture facility. Carbon capture plants have a significant footprint in terms of utility requirements – notably for heating, cooling and driving rotating equipment. Opportunities to integrate these utility systems with the host plant will be reviewed. Cement kiln flue gas is characterised as having high levels of dust and other contaminants. The impact that some of these contaminants may have on a capture process and potential mitigations will be discussed. Finally, the results of applying a post-combustion carbon capture technology to cement manufacture will be illustrated, including the potential to achieve carbon-negative operation.

3:05 pm

Decarbonization Technologies for a Lower-Carbon Future
John Meier
Director
ClimateBright Technologies, Babcock & Wilcox
This technical presentation will provide an overview of pre-combustion, post-combustion and in-site carbon capture technologies and their respective path toward commercialization.

3:30 pm

Implementing CO2 Capture on a Combined Heat and Power Plant at Värtaverket
Dr Adekola Lawal
CCUS Consultant
Petrofac
Stockholm Exergi, the owner and operator of the facility, selected hot potassium carbonate (HPC) based capture process as the post-combustion CO2 capture technology to be implemented at KVV8. HPC-based CO2 capture process has been successfully deployed for decades in various industries, such as in gas sweetening and steam methane reformers. This presentation looks at Petrofac's Front end engineering design (FEED) study for integrating CO2 capture to the CHP plant. The implemented design leverages HPC CO2 capture with a patented “compander” and heat recuperation technology to maximize the efficiency of the CO2 absorption and desorption from flue gas while using a safe, readily available and non-hazardous solvent that does not degrade or produce harmful emissions.

3:55 pm

Mineralization on a Gigaton Era
Inbal Kan-Tor
Head of CCUS Business
Airovation Technologies
Reducing the carbon footprint in the energy sector is imperative in order to achieve the world's climate targets. Furthermore, additional industries are hard-to-abate due to the production process itself. Point source treatment is the type of technology that supports those industries in their pursuit to achieve regulatory compliance and meet public expectations. Capturing the carbon dioxide is only the first step, which must be followed by a solution to treat it. Mineralization can ensure an efficient utilization which enables circular economy, and ultimately an economically viable carbon reduction.
Break
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm

The True Cryogenic Industrial Solution to Capture & Liquefy the CO2 and Enhance the Hydrogen Production
Richard Dubettier
Cryogenic Technology Director
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
Cryocap™ H₂ is the only technique that enables the reduction of the CO₂ released during the production of hydrogen while also increasing this hydrogen production. Cryocap technology is a clean technology without chemicals, without waste, and with negligible steam consumption. This cryogenic technology is capable of rising to the challenges of the energy transition, and reaching ambitious Climate Objectives. Air Liquide, based on its experience as both operator and designer, proposes to combine the CO2 Capture & Liquefaction units in order to optimize the process, to make plant operation simpler and deliver a more competitive and more compact solution. This combination is fully in line with the main driver for this project, that means to capture CO2 at the lowest cost per ton of CO2 avoided. Cryocap™ H2 could be seen as the first step in CO2 capture investment, by capturing part of CO2 emissions, and at the same time by allowing up to 10% more hydrogen production. The Cryocap™ technology has been selected in 2 large-scale successful projects by the European Union Innovation Fund "Kairos-at-C" and "K6".

4:50 pm

Digital Technologies for CCUS: Enabling Successful End-to-End Optimization & Commercialization
Gerardo Muñoz
Product Marketing Manager
AspenTech
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As companies in asset-intensive industries develop and evolve strategic plans for carbon mitigation through CCUS, digitalization can play a key role in rapid development, scaling and adoption of the technology. Digital solutions are crucial to accelerate innovation by driving down economics, speeding up the pace of implementation and improving confidence across design and operations of the complete CCUS solution. Companies like Fluor, Carbon Engineering & Technology Centre Mongstad have been using process simulation software to optimize performance and economics of point source and direct air capture technologies. Digital end-to-end optimization and risk analysis across the system, help to identify the best and lowest risk economic outcomes of CCUS projects. With new developments, such as high-performance computing and analytics and AI-based hybrid models, digital solutions can drive further innovation to transform CO2 into useful products, helping to drive down total costs across the carbon lifecycle.

5:15 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Progress and Trends in CO2 Capture/Separation Technologies
Martin Rödén
Co-Founder & Partner
Captimise AB
Arne Müller
Project Manager CCS Forum
Bellona Deutschland gGmbH
Richard Dubettier
Cryogenic Technology Director
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
Glynn Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Silixa
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Osama Zaalouk
Business Development Manager, CCUS
Alfa Laval
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During this session we critically examine existing industry knowledge on current status of various technologies of CO2 capture and separation. We discuss new emerging technologies and share major improvements to existing processes needed for better overall removal efficiency of CO2.

Day2: October 20, 2022

Project Opportunities & Application in Hard to Decarbonise Sectors
9:00 am - 1:15 pm

9:00 am

Chair's Welcome
Christina Martavaltzi
Advisory Services Lead
Technology Centre Mongstad
 

9:00 am

CCUS Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Business and Hydrogen Economy
Mohamed A.Elreheem
Engineering & Technology Manager
Aramco Overseas Company B.V
This presentation will highlight Aramco’s projects and activities in the area of CCUS, including figures and facts of environmental benefits.
 

9:25 am

Avoiding Hurdles and De-risking Projects
Christina Martavaltzi
Advisory Services Lead
Technology Centre Mongstad
Post-combustion carbon capture technologies are ready to be deployed at full-scale on industrial sites. However, the number of large-scale capture sites currently operating is limited, making sharing the knowledge from these sites one of the most valuable tools to ensure the success of full-scale industrial deployments. At the same time, new technologies and new approaches continue to be developed, with the objective to further reduce capture costs, improve integration with the emitter and reduce footprint, thus facilitating the adoption of CCUS in the industry. These technologies need to be properly demonstrated at meaningful scale before they can be implemented at large scale. This presentation covers how Technology Center Mongstad has been sharing its experience with full-scale capture sites to help them avoid hurdles and derisk these projects, and some typical examples will be discussed.
 

9:50 am

Hydrogen Fuel to Power a Carbon Circular Economy
Dr. Markus Oles
Head of Carbon2Chem
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
Carbon dioxide reduction plays an important role in many industrial processes aiming net-zero goals. The emission of carbon dioxide can be avoided in certain processes, i.e. production routes, nonetheless there are still important products such as basic chemicals where carbon cannot be replaced or carbon dioxide emissions are unavoidable. Circular economy and carbon in circulation are ways to reduce fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions. If we want to substitute the energy we get from fossil fuel oxidation, new drivers for our processes are needed. Hydrogen plays a crucial role here, as well as the use of carbon dioxide as carbon source.
 

10:15 am

Net Zero Goals? Solutions for the Upcoming Challenge
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger
The Pathway for Industry to reach Net Zero is one of the greatest challenges of our time. CCUS, H2 and energy efficiency are possible answers to the new challenges. Which solutions are really achievable on a short term? As an experienced partner in the process industry value chain Bilfinger can support you. It is important that the involved stakeholders starts now to secure resources: The demand for carbon capture solutions will significantly exceed the capacity. To create planning security: Planning and construction of a carbon capture plant will take several years. To secure Opex: Clear and stable Opex levels will reduce the risk of rising CO2 taxes. Explanation of design and build solutions including some real business cases.
 
Break
10:40 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am

CO2 Transport Infrastructure: The Key to Unlock the CCUS Value Chain
Leila Faramarzi
CCUS Director
Vallourec
Assuring a safe and cost-effective transport infrastructure is a key step to fully unlock the CCUS value chain. To connect capture plants to storage sites, CO2 transport in hubs has proven to be cost-competitive compared to single-source to single-sink scheme mainly due to economy of scale and offering better feasibility for capture retrofit for industrial facilities. In hubs, the value chain can be optimized to accommodate various emission sources and the transport is delivered via a pipeline (or ship) network. The development of hubs and infrastructure which can be used for multiple emission sources and furthermore facilitate the standardization of the options for infrastructure will reduce the projects timeline and leads to faster decarbonization of our industries. However, the trade-off is the possibility of a wider range of impurities (legacy of each emission point source) carried along with CO2 through the pipeline. This presentation captures key aspects for safe, reliable, and cost-effective design of CO2 transport infrastructure and aims to make these available to project developers, decision makers and regulators working on CO2 transport projects.
 

11:25 am

Electrical Drive Systems for Evolving CO2 Ecosystem
Dr. Hakan Koç
Vice President
Siemens AG, Large Drive Applications
Umesh Mandlekar
Director, CCUS
Siemens AG, Large Drive Applications
In CCUS process, carbon is captured (Upstream) from the exhaust of the industrial plants or from the generation of blue Hydrogen. The captured CO2 is then transported by pipeline (Midstream) and stored deep underground or reused in hydrocarbon synthesis processes (Downstream). Besides the natural carbon cycle CO2 is becoming a new “Gas” with its own Ecosystem which requires highly reliable Motor & Drive systems for pumps and compressors used at capture, compression, transport and storage stages. Electrical Motor & Drive solution brings high availability as starting or as continuous converters. These converters provide near sinusoidal waveforms at line side and motor side which is a great advantage for installation at industrial plants and on grids in cities.
 

11:50 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: An overview of activities in Werite
Dr. Hermann Pengg-Buehrlen
CEO
kiwi AG
 

12:15 pm

Enzymes Make Carbon Capture Cleaner and Smarter
Klaus Skaalum Lassen
Head of Carbon Capture
Novozymes
Richard Surprenant
Carbon Capture Solutions Business Development Manager
Saipem
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Carbon capture costs need to be reduced to enable the necessary broad adoption and avoid climate change. The CO2 Solutions by Saipem process combined with Novozymes large scale enzyme production takes a significant step in that direction. As capture costs, in general, are also greatly influenced by the scale and CO2 concentration in the industrial off-gas, Saipem and Novozymes now focus on accelerating the process scale-up within all industries that need low-cost and efficient carbon capture, namely in Cement, Oil & Gas, Iron & Steel and Coalfired, Biomass, Waste and Gas Power.
 

12:40 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling Large-Scale CCS: Key Actions and Investment Opportunities
Andrea Calderaro
CCUS Platform Leader
Baker Hughes
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger
Endre Stavseng
Head of Commercial Execution
Aker Carbon Capture
Klaus Skaalum Lassen
Head of Carbon Capture
Novozymes
Eric Snelling
Principal Environmental Planner
Stantec
Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) reached $2.3 billion in 2021, down $0.7 billion from 2020. While last year saw a record number of announcements, investment fell behind as developers seek to get more for their money from falling capture costs. As the industry moves toward large-scale projects, we will highlight investment trends, finding the funding and alternative ways to unlock CCS investments.
 
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
CCS and Hydrogen Production
2:15 pm - 6:30 pm

2:15 pm

Chairman's Remarks
Martin Rödén
Co-Founder & Partner
Captimise AB

2:15 pm

Hot Potassium Carbonate: New Opportunities for a Proven Carbon Capture Technology
Anders Grinrød
Head of Innovation
CO2 Capsol
This presentation will cover the fundamentals of the fully electrically powered Hot Potassium Carbonate (HPC) process, its opportunities for district heating integration, and how emitters can gain further confidence in the HPC technology through demonstration units.

2:40 pm

Decarbonizing the industry: from CO2 capturing to hydrogen-fueled gas turbines
Gianluca Di Federico
CCUS Demand Generation Leader
Baker Hughes
Deployment of carbon solutions at scale is essential to address the continued use of fossil fuels to meet the growing demand for energy while also addressing climate change. Baker Hughes is active in addressing short-term challenges of energy transition as well as on filling the future technology gaps. This presentation provides an overview of Baker Hughes technologies for CCUS across capture, transportation, utilization and storage. Finally it discusses how blue hydrogen can be used as feedstock for power generation through our NovaLT family gas turbine, 100% hydrogen ready.

3:05 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Capturing Carbon Emissions from Industry
Hans Wassenaar
Senior Project Manager
AVR Afvalverwerking B.V
Prof. Dr. Earl Goethee
Principal Scientist
TNO
Brigitte Jacobs
Business Development Manager Energy Transition
TNO
Pieter Verberne
Chief Technology Officer
Carbonoro
Sectors such as steel, cement, and waste processing contribute to current huge emissions of CO2. The great challenge is to reduce these emissions and this can be done through carbon capture. Experts are tackling this challenge, collaborating with partners on carbon capture, storage, transport, and practical use. This panel brings together technical experts, end-users and technology providers to discuss opportunities and challenges.

3:45 pm

Carbon Dioxide Utilization: Accelerating the Uptake of CCUS
Dr. Hydra Rodrigues
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx
Carbon dioxide utilization has gained momentum as a solution to achieve the world’s climate goals. This set of technologies creates financial incentives to capture waste CO2 and can accelerate the uptake of carbon capture, storage, and utilization (CCUS). Many industries are perceiving CO2 as an important feedstock for providing climate-friendly solutions, and at present, there are a wide variety of CO2 utilization technologies being explored, each at different stages of development and commercialization. This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of CO2U technologies and market trends, discussing the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of this industry and its potential. The following questions will be addressed: How is CO2 converted into useful products? What are the key drivers and hurdles for CO2U market growth? What is the CO2U market status and outlook?

4:05 pm

Norway's Experience, Track Record and Plans In CCS
Dr. Anne-Mette Cheese
Senior Advisor
Gassnova
With its large, natural geological CO2 storage capacity in the North Sea and decades of experience from oil and gas activities and realised large-scale CO2 storage projects already in operation such as Equinor's Sleipner project and Snøhvit, Norway is in a leading position to demonstrate CCS at scale. Norway's latest CCS project, Longship is aimed at demonstrating the full CCS chain commercially, by establishing an open access transport and storage infrastructure and aims to address more of the market failures which have so far held up investment in CCS as a broad climate mitigation tool. It is also the first project to test CCS under the relevant EU regulation and built on lessons learnt and shared as CCS technology has developed over the years.
Break
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

4:45 pm

Centrifugal Compressors: A Key Building Block on the Path to Decarbonization and Energy Transition
Onur Serin
Market Manager Emerging Markets – CCUS/Hydrogen
Atlas Copco Gas and Process
Amid the hydrocarbon processing industry’s strategies to decarbonize existing operations, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have increasingly moved into the focus as feasible methods in this on-going transformation. After all, both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as compressors and expanders. Discussing existing reference projects, the speaker will show how integrally-geared centrifugal compressor technology is suited to carry out hydrogen and CO2-based applications, while also examining potential opportunities and limitations for the bigger picture of decarbonization and energy transition.

5:10 pm

Large-Scale Geological Hydrogen Storage a Subsurface Perspective on Native Hydrogen and Hydrogen Economy
Nour Koronful
Geoscience & Exploration Senior Geoscientist Digital & Integration DSS – Geosolutions
Schlumberger GmbH
To reach the net-zero emission hydrogen is a key enabler in the energy system. It provides a balance between energy supply and demand over possibly long distances and periods of time and, thus, allows introduction of a higher share of renewable energy sources in the overall energy mix. large-scale storage of hydrogen is required to balance the energy system, which can be most cost-effectively realized in the subsurface using mined salt caverns, depleted reservoirs, or aquifers. This presentation will highlight the critical role of the subsurface specialist in de-risking subsurface storage of hydrogen and in developing these technologies towards deployment. Compatibility of existing wells with hydrogen will be key, in view of their intended re-utilization for storage in depleted reservoirs. From a surface perspective, cost-effective compression and purification of hydrogen needs to be accomplished. Monitoring and verification of storage containment and conformance will be key for public and regulatory acceptance. Here, the detectability of the hydrogen with existing technologies from conventional O&G and CCS need to be verified and possibly improved technologies developed. Native hydrogen occurred naturally in unique setting many exploration concepts are underdevelopment and government and corporate start to look at, a brief summery will be presented

5:35 pm

Material and Connection Performance for CO2 Injection Tubing
Hiroyuki Takai
Deputy Manager
JFE Steel Corporation Chita Works, Japan
JFE STEEL, an integrated mill located in Japan, have investigated steel pipe material and connection performance for CO2 injection tubing and believes that it’s material and connection performance can contribute to the cost reduction of CCS/CCUS projects. For the steel pipe connection, JFE conducted low temperature connection test simulating actual CCS/CCUS operations, using JFE’s premium connection: “JFELION”. This connection test was successful, and we consider the “JFELION” as a reliable connection for CCS/CCUS applications.

5:55 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Current and Emerging Trends in CO2 Utilisation Towards the Global Challenge of Sustainability
Yvonne Lam
Vice President & Head of CCUS Research 
Rystad Energy
Mohamed A.Elreheem
Engineering & Technology Manager
Aramco Overseas Company B.V
Nour Koronful
Geoscience & Exploration Senior Geoscientist Digital & Integration DSS – Geosolutions
Schlumberger GmbH
Dr. Hydra Rodrigues
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx
This session will present and discuss the current industrial approaches, policy requirements, emerging applications, research trends and focus on the main challenges this field needs to address from the global sustainability perspective. We will also discuss trends in CO2 utilisation as a carbon source, their expected impact and frontiers to contribute to global sustainability as well as Improved methodologies developed to access technologically viability of CO2 technologies and to quantify the life-cycle climate benefits.

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production

Day1: October 19, 2022

Opening Plenary & Keynotes: Policy and Regulation Priorities
9:00 am - 1:20 pm

9:00 am

Chairman's Welcome
Guido Schwartz
Senior Strategy & Business Development Lead #EcoMaT
Airbus Group
 

9:00 am

Welcome to Northern Germany: Enabling a Hydrogen Transformation and Economy in the EU
Kristina Vogt
Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Christian Maaß
Head of Department II - Heating, Hydrogen and Efficiency
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
 

9:25 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: Introduction to the North Meets North Hydrogen Dialogue
Kathryn Boyd
Country Director & Deputy Trade Commissioner
Department for International Trade (DIT), UK
Heike Winkler
Managing Director
WAB e.V.
The 'North meets North Hydrogen Dialogue' aims to explore the tale of two Hydrogen Powerhouses, bringing together companies, investors, policy-makers and other stakeholders from England’s north (‘The Northern Powerhouse’) and five northern German states - Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein (‘The HY-5 Alliance’). We will explore policy support, discuss strategic similarities and synergies, debate differences and attempt to deep-dive into specific business cases and supply chain challenges.
 

9:45 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: Introduction to the Hydrogen Landscape and Framework in Northern Germany and HY-5
Jan Rispens
Managing Director
Energy Hamburg Cluster (EEHH - Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg Clusteragentur GmbH
With focus on areas for cooperation, including a short outline of Germany’s/ Northern Germany’s hydrogen strategy + recent major developments and their impact on accelerating the transition to hydrogen, opportunities for collaboration.
 

10:05 am

Hydrogen Storage: Scaling up Storage Solutions for a Robust Hydrogen Supply Chain
Vincent Designolle
Hydrogen Director
Vallourec
Whilst most of the conversation starts with hydrogen production and end-use, infrastructure to support development of hydrogen supply chain will be critical. It will entail vast storage needs at various stages of the value chain, to cope with variability of production and offtake patterns and ensure security of supply. A wide range of storage solutions do exist or are in development to cover all these needs, covering various sizes, from kilograms up to thousands of tons of H2, and diverse storage systems, from cylinders to storage in tubulars, all the way to geologic reservoirs like salt caverns. With always safety as first focus, Vallourec’s team are also mastering the technical challenges posed by hydrogen, like high pressures, embrittlement of steel materials or tightness of the connections. This is instrumental to develop and qualify the needed storage systems, combining safety, tight containment, longevity, and TCO, and ultimately contributing to robust and cost-effective hydrogen supply chain.
 

10:30 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: Clean Hydrogen Coastline – Initiating a European Hydrogen Infrastructure
Dr. Geert Tjarks
Head of Stakeholder Management, Business Unit Hydrogen
EWE AG
The industrial partners in northwest Germany are striving for a market-relevant integration and scaling of hydrogen technology into the German and European energy system with their "Clean Hydrogen Coastline" project. Clean Hydrogen Coastline is a network of partners across the entire value chain of the hydrogen industry. By 2026, the companies want to integrate up to 400 megawatts of electrolysis capacity with corresponding storage of hydrogen into the energy system in a targeted manner.
 
Break
10:45 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am

Chairman's Remarks
Jakob Petutschnig
Policy Manager for Zero-Carbon Fuels
Clean Air Task Force
 

11:00 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: Introduction to the Hydrogen Landscape and Framework in the Northern Powerhouse
Daniella Carneiro
Business Specialist for Hydrogen and CCUS
Department for International Trade (DIT), UK
The Northern Powerhouse, the birthplace of the first industrial revolution, is host to some of the most advanced hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage projects in the UK. During her presentation, Daniella Carneiro, a hydrogen specialist at the UK’s Department for International Trade, will highlight major emerging hydrogen clusters in the Northern Powerhouse and discuss supportive policies to promote the rapid ramp-up of hydrogen production and usage.
 

11:25 am

NORTH MEETS NORTH: The European Scale up Opportunity – An Electrolyser Manufacturer’s Perspective
Calum McConnell
Managing Director
ITM
This presentation will focus on the massive European scale-up opportunity from an electrolyser manufacturer’s perspective. ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions for grid balancing, energy storage and the production of green hydrogen for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. Germany, as an early adopter of hydrogen systems, has for many years been an important market for ITM Power, which is based in the Northern Powerhouse and was the first hydrogen-related business to be listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2004.
 

11:50 am

Opportunities and Challenges in Converting Existing Natural Gas Infrastructure for Hydrogen and CO2 Operation
Peter Adam
Head of Sustainable and Hydrogen Business Development
Siemens Energy
A view of hydrogen demand and the value chain depicting current and future applications and technologies. An explanation of how the hydrogen economy and decarbonization will drive pipeline and storage infrastructure and how these requirements can be met with compression technologies.
 

12:15 pm

Championing Hydrogen Economy Pathways Towards Net Zero
Hans Ladum-Poulsen
Senior Director, ClimateBright Technologies
Senior Director, ClimateBright Technologies
The Energy Transition will require various technologies to bridge the gap to 2050 and beyond as we continue to work towards achievement of net zero carbon emissions. Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in this effort, although there are many challenges, including a requirement for significant financial investment. Considerations include the role of government and regulations, the availability of transportation and storage options and infrastructure, and the sustainability of various methods of hydrogen production. One new, innovative and clean method of hydrogen production is by a chemical looping process which can produce hydrogen while isolating CO2 for capture, transportation, storage or beneficial use.
 

12:40 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fuel of the Future: How the World Can Build a True Hydrogen Economy
Guido Schwartz
Senior Strategy & Business Development Lead #EcoMaT
Airbus Group
Dr. Urban Keussen
Chief Technology Officer
EWE
Peter Adam
Head of Sustainable and Hydrogen Business Development
Siemens Energy
Christian Herwerth
Technology Expert & Computational Mechanical Engineer
Linde
Christoph Erdmann
Vice President On-site
Messer Group
The war in Ukraine and the dependence on Russian energy by European nations has hastened the drive for energy transition, as more countries look to reduce their reliance on Russian gas. This session highlights the important role hydrogen plays in energy security and economic growth, especially as nations around the world seek to wean themselves from foreign supplies of oil and gas.
 
Lunch
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Project Opportunities
2:20 pm - 5:25 pm

2:20 pm

Hydrogen Technologies for a Net Zero Future
Tim Ballai
Senior Offering Manager, Blue Hydrogen
Honeywell UOP
Hydrogen can contribute to a fifth of global CO2 abatement by 2050 and is a critical decarbonisation lever to achieve net zero (ref: Hydrogen Council). To get there, technology is required across the value chain to make, access, and use low-carbon hydrogen at scale.

2:45 pm

Green Energy Solutions - Have We Thought it Through?
Luke Canham
Process Engineer
Fluor
John Harley
Senior Process Technology Director
Fluor
Replacement of fossil fuels is much larger than an energy transition; it is actually closer to terra-forming. Every aspect of our lives will be impacted and we have to look at the bigger picture to manage the best outcomes. Consideration will be given to the rhetoric versus reality of global transition, likely impacts and potential pitfalls to the current fragmented strategies. It is commonplace to plan from an industrial nation’s point of view but how does that apply to subsistence farmers or small island communities? The aim is to move our leaders on from climate blame to transition solutions that benefit all of our species and, most importantly, our home – the Earth.

3:10 pm

The Important Early Phases of Power-to-X and Hydrogen Projects
Anders Nimgaard Schultz
Anders Nimgaard Schultz
Ramboll
This session will discuss what it takes to get large-scale hydrogen projects off the ground, when the market and technologies are not yet fully mature. Hydrogen & Power-to-X is gaining ground and scaling at rapid speed – and there is tremendous potential for hydrogen and Power-to-X to be key drivers of the green transition.
Break
3:35 pm - 3:50 pm

3:50 pm

Improving Design and Efficiency with Integrated Technologies Results in Total Cost Savings
Ling Dou
Green Hydrogen Sub-segment Leader
Schneider Electric
Scaling green hydrogen production from few kilo-watts to giga-watt scale requires intense efforts in terms of analysis around electrical designs, electrolyser selection and optimization across the complete value chain. Technologies like digital twins which help in analysis of hybrid electrical networks and the process needs are helping engineering companies to design the green hydrogen production facilities which are fit for purpose and scalable. Similarly, automation with integrated architecture helps in managing the complete production cycle from choosing the cheapest energy source to management of intermittency of power generation and associated downstream continuous process. Digital twins developed during design phase support efficiency improvement during operate and maintain phase supporting energy optimization and reduced unscheduled downtime. We will discuss how during different phases of the project, such digital solutions help de-risk the projects, improve performance and reduce overall cost.

4:15 pm

EnBW Hydrogen Research Projects: Living Laboratory H2-Wyhlen
Dr. Reihaneh Zohourian
Project Manager R&D | H2
EnBW AG
Hydrogen is a promising energy vector for the energy industry, and thus of importance for EnBW as well. The expected gas demand in Germany could be replaced by green gases, especially hydrogen, in the long term. Green hydrogen (hydrogen from electrolysis of water with renewable electricity) is the most expensive of all production methods, is on the other hand politically preferred ("system change"), since no fossil fuels are used for production. The H2-technologies are relative mature and commercially available, but not yet widely used in the energy industry. With numerous pilot and demonstration projects along the entire value chain, EnBW is striving to build up know-how in this area. One example is the project “living laboratory H2-Wyhlen".

4:35 pm

Connecting the Dots: Why Cooperation Is Key to Building The Hydrogen Economy
Dr. Alexander Bedrunka
Hydrogen Expert
Climate Protection and Energy Agency Niedersachsen GmbH
For a green hydrogen economy to grow and function, we need to create a whole value chain. In Lower Saxony, there are already more than 80 projects in the works. This presentation will take a closer look at the hydrogen value chain in Lower Saxony and present best practices: from import, electrolysis and infrastructure projects to consumers, e.g. in the steel industry.

4:45 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting the Dots: Why Cooperation is Key to Building the Hydrogen Economy
Lis Blume
Communications
Hydrogen Network of Lower Saxony
Dr. Geert Tjarks
Head of Stakeholder Management, Business Unit Hydrogen
EWE AG
Dr Karl-Peter Thelen
Head of Public Affairs and Communications
ENERGY HUB Port of Wilhelmshaven
Dr. -Ing. Sabrina Zellmer
Head of Department
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST
Together with representatives from EWE, Energy Hub Wilhelmshaven and Hydrogen Campus Salzgitter, Niedersächsisches Wasserstoff-Netzwerk will discuss what needs to be done to connect hydrogen clusters to create a whole value chain. We’ll also look if the “Deutschlandgeschwindigkeit” (German velocity) is speeding up the energy transition fast enough. And a call to the new government in Lower Saxony: How financial aid, speed and further cooperation is needed to reduce CAPEX risks and ensure a functioning value chain.

Day2: October 20, 2022

Production Technologies & Solutions
9:00 am - 12:25 pm

9:00 am

Chairman's Welcome
Prof. Graham Weale
Professor for Energy Economics and Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
 

9:00 am

Hydrogen Contracts and Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCfDs) for Industry – Key Issues to be Resolved
Prof. Graham Weale
Professor for Energy Economics and Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
The paper will draw on Europe’s 50 years’ experience with long-term natural gas contracts and identify parallels and differences with the future hydrogen contracts. It will address how price-indexation might work and how the credit-rating of potential offtakers could affect the trade. Carbon Contracts for Difference are expected to cover the additional costs for green products as compared to conventional products but exactly how these will be constructed and connect with the hydrogen contracts still needs to be addressed. The paper will consider a number of open questions and suggest how they might be resolved.
 

9:25 am

Offshore Hydrogen Production Projects in Northern Europe
Pieter de Jong
Program Manager Offshore Hydrogen RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables
Offshore hydrogen will enable the significant scaling up of offshore wind and hydrogen production, producing hydrogen at the green power source with a variety of transportation options for both domestic use and export. RWE has a clear ambition to provide sustainable long-term green hydrogen production options, and a development target of 1 GW of offshore wind coupled with hydrogen capacity by 2030 is being pursued, with a vision of GW-scale off grid offshore H2 production by the early 2030s. This presentation will give further detail of our ambitions and our on-track, offshore hydrogen projects.
 

9:50 am

Green Hydrogen Empowering Large Scale Industrial Projects
Michael Wuennemann
General Manager Business Line technology
Tractebel Engie
We are going to talk about technology agnostic optimization of energetic solution in function of energy and molecules demand for decarbonation in the projects from kW to GW scale. Moreover, we will share our experience from executed projects, the risks and mitigation measures.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am

Inn2Power: Offshore Wind and Green Hydrogen - One Sustainable Supply Chain
Heike Winkler
Managing Director
WAB e.V.
Introduction of the Inn2POWER Interreg North Sea Region project: The aim of our project is to expand the capacity for innovation and to improve access to the offshore wind industry and green hydrogen for SMEs by connecting offshore wind and green hydrogen businesses in the North Sea Region.
 

10:55 am

Production and Use of Green Hydrogen in Microgrids
Rohit Prasad
Senior Sales Manager Hydrogen Solutions
Rolls-Royce Solutions
Hydrogen, produced decentrally using electrical energy from renewable sources, will play a key role in local energy supply with decentralized microgrids in the future. In addition to the climate-friendly extraction of hydrogen for energy storage with electrolysers, this includes its subsequent use in energy systems based on fuel cells or on hydrogen combustion engines. Further processing of the hydrogen into gaseous or liquid synthetic fuels is also conceivable. With Rolls-Royce's technology portfolio including electrolysers, we aim to provide the green fuels as well as cover end-user applications with fuel cells, H2-Engines, methanol Engines.
 

11:20 am

Supplying Renewable Power to Hydrogen Projects in the UK
Christian Stuemer
Commercial Manager
Statkraft
The UK Government is pushing ahead with its ambition to deliver 5GW of low carbon hydrogen capacity by 2030 by introducing the Low Carbon Hydrogen Business Model. This comes with some challenges to the energy supply of projects looking to participate in the scheme in securing competitive pricing over the term as well as guaranteeing their supply qualifies as low carbon. As a leading integrator of renewables supply and industrial demand, Statkraft is trying to offer solutions to overcoming these challenges in an evolving regulatory environment.
 

11:45 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Role of Governments in Starting the Hydrogen Economy.
Prof. Graham Weale
Professor for Energy Economics and Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Pieter de Jong
Program Manager Offshore Hydrogen RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables
Thorsten Herbert
Director Market Development and Public Affairs
Nel ASA
Laura Droste
Expert for Hydrogen and Synthetic Energy Carriers
German Energy Agency
As governments, industry experts and the private sector continue to invest in hydrogen technology more and more every day - This session highlights the requirements needed for a clean hydrogen economy to flourish and collaborative approaches seen in industry today. The session will also highlight the regulatory framework and market instruments needed to incentivise the use of renewable and low-carbon H2 and increase its cost-competitiveness.
 
Lunch
12:25 pm - 1:25 pm
Incorporating Clean Energy into the Energy Mix
1:25 pm - 5:10 pm

1:25 pm

Chairman's Remarks
Steven Oji
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Hyfindr GmbH
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1:25 pm

Preventing Iridium Availability from Stalling Electrolyser Growth
Priyan Mistry
Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Technologies
Johnson Matthey
The world needs electrolytic (green / renewable) hydrogen. Exactly how much can be debated, but that it will have a significant role to play in the energy transition is beyond doubt. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis is one of the technologies used to produce electrolytic hydrogen, and to do so it uses platinum group metals (PGMs) called iridium and platinum. If supply chains work together effectively and iridium is actively managed, PEM electrolyser growth ambitions should be realised both to 2030 and beyond.

1:50 pm

The Grid of Grids – How Does Energy Supply Work in a Renewable World Enabled by Hydrogen Production?
Dr. Rainer Saliger
Innovation Manager
Siemens
An energy supply system that reliably supplies households, industry and commerce without fossil baseload power plants - how will this work? In a 100% renewable scenario, we assume that there are no more baseload power plants. The energy supply for electricity and heat depends solely on renewable volatile sources like PV and wind but also energy from sustainable materials such as wood and other biomass. In any case, the energy supply must be reliable and affordable for all sectors and regions at any time. In order to find the right solution, we need to change our mind set. Instead of starting from current bidirectional solutions, we have to think in terms of meshed functions and value streams. Using the example of the district of Wunsiedel in the Fichtelgebirge, we would like to show a possible solution for such a renewable scenario enabled by digitalization and an 8.5 MW Electrolyze system for sector coupling.

2:15 pm

New Components for Electrolysis and Fuel Cells
Prof Andreas K. Friedrich
Head of Department Electrochemical Energy Technology
DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics
Hydrogen generation by electrolysis will play an important role as a crosslinking technology between power generation on one hand and transport and industry on the other hand. When produced by water electrolysis from renewable energies - such as solar or wind - hydrogen can directly replace fossil fuels in transport and industry, thereby helping in the integration of renewable energies in other energy sectors. The relevant technologies are either the mature alkaline water electrolysis (AEL), the newer proton exchange membrane (PEMEL) water electrolysis, or the less-mature high-temperature solid oxide electrolysis (SOEL). The AEL has the benefit of using inexpensive materials and a superb durability record, whereas the PEMEL can excel with small footprint, high current densities and simplified system design. SOEL has the potential of highest electrical efficiencies when high-temperature heat is available but still requires scale-up efforts for reaching MW power levels.

2:40 pm

Wind-powered Off-grid Solutions for Large Scale Hydrogen Production
Steinar Halsne
Technical Lead PPSim Studies
ABB
ABB successfully performed a study of 100MW factory building block fed with renewable power, with support of HydrogenPro and in collaboration with Equinor. The study show that it is possible to run a large-scale hydrogen system fed by 100% renewable power in off grid mode. The variations in the wind pose great challenges for stabilizing and balancing active and reactive power. Through careful system design and control implementation, it is possible to regulate the system with only a modest size of battery capacity of roughly 10% of the installed capacity of electrolyzers. It is found that the variability and quality of the wind resource not only affects the total hydrogen production, but also the required balance of plant design. Over the course of a year, the hydrogen plant will only intermittently be offline and operate for a considerable amount of the time in a high production state. For the considered wind resource and relative sizes between wind and electrolyzer power, the electrolyzer trains’ utilization is around 77% over the course of a year. The results of this work show that the large-scale hydrogen system is a promising prospect for accelerating the energy transition while improving energy security in the world.
Break
3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

3:20 pm

Heat Transfer Solutions for Green Hydrogen Production
Achim Heiming
Sales Manager Energy Division
Alfa Laval
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How to make use of the waste heat generated in green hydrogen production while increasing the efficiency? There is no single of simple solution to reduce the worlds emission of carbon dioxides – many technologies and fuels have a part to play across all sectors of the economy. Energy efficiency will be one of the main contributors to reach the Paris agreement and can stand for 40% of the emission reductions in the next 20 years according to IEA. The technologies to make our existing industry more sustainable through energy efficiency already exists today. However to reach a Net-Zero 2050 – according to IEA almost half of the emission reductions will come from technologies that are in prototype or demonstrations phase today. Green hydrogen, carbon capture, long-duration energy storage, all of them will need a lot of investments to become reality. In a Net-Zero 2050 scenario, 22% of the world’s energy demand could be made up of clean hydrogen. In order to enable and accelerate the massive deployment of the hydrogen industry it is necessary to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the processes. Looking at the complete hydrogen value chain, there are multiple areas where innovative heat transfer is needed in the processes, and an important factor is increasing the systems efficiency is to optimize utilization of the heat and avoid heat losses. Looking specifically at the green hydrogen production, the chemical reaction in the electrolysis process is producing a lot of excess heat, about 20-40% of the electrolyser capacity is turned into waste heat. No matter the technology the temperature control is of outmost importance in order to ensure maximized production and efficiency of the electrolyser, but also to ensure maximized lifetime of the equipment. So the electrolyser needs to be cooled off, along with the hydrogen and oxygen gases. With the Alkaline and PEM electrolyser technologies in play today, we have a rather low operating temperature, typically 50-80degrees Celsius, and it can be difficult to find a useful offset for this low-temp heat. At the same time, every 10 MW of electrolyser capacity needs around 60 m3 of clean water per day, this means also efficient water production is needed. Instead of using conventional osmosis technology to demineralize the water, an alternative is to integrate the waste heat directly back into the electrolysis process by utilizing it for the water production. By a thermal desalination technology, especially favourable when operating offshore or when fresh water is scarce, the water is simply demineralized by the waste heat, minimizing the use of chemicals and increasing the overall process efficiency with about 27%. With partnerships and collaboration across borders, we can together accelerate this energy transition and make the decarbonized future a reality.

3:45 pm

Advanced Membranes for Improved Water Electrolyzer Performance
Marc Gurau, Ph. D
Application Development Engineering Manager II, Hydrogen Economy Venture
The Chemours Company
Since its invention by Walther Grot in the late 1960’s, Nafion™ PFSA ionomer has been used to make proton exchange membranes (PEMs) that can generate hydrogen through electrolysis and generate power from hydrogen. This forms the basis of a hydrogen economy that will support mobile and stationary applications. To meet the evolving demands of the growing hydrogen economy, scientists and engineers are building on over 50-years of Nafion™ innovation and manufacturing expertise by continuing to develop advanced forms of these unique ionomeric materials. In this talk we will demonstrate how ongoing advances in the responsible manufacture of Nafion™ polymers, membranes and dispersions can continue to advance the performance of water electrolyzers, without compromising the proven reliability of these systems. The Nafion™ constructions introduced in this talk will enable electrolyzers that are more efficient and easier to manufacture at scale. The capex and opex improvements enabled by these new materials will drive down the cost of green hydrogen, enabling a competitive and sustainable replacement to fossil fuel-based technologies.

4:10 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Facing the Future of Hydrogen and Seizing Today’s Opportunities
Rupert Stevens
Power Assembly Product Group Manager
Dynex
Mona Bhagat
Business Development Manager
KBR
Viktor Lenz
Team Lead Power System Studies
ABB AS
Steven Oji
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Hyfindr GmbH
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This session highlights challenges and opportunities to bring down costs to allow hydrogen to become widely used and scale up technologies.

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Day1: October 19, 2022

OPENING KEYNOTES - Advanced Technologies in the Fuel Cell Market
9:00 am - 12:20 pm

9:00 am

Chairman's Opening
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies
 

9:00 am

Advanced Submarine Fuel Cell – A Scalable Propulsion System Based on PEM Technology
Dr. Jessica Lück
Head of AIP-Development
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH
The presentation will give an overview about the configuration of the ASFC system, which is based on independent systems with app. 80 kW each, resulting in a scalable total FC power output depending on the required power of the submarine type. Due to the submarine application scenario, the ASFC has special features beyond the usual fuel cell spectrum. The ASFC system is operated with specific gas concentrations, especially higher oxygen contents than usually to be found in the FC community. Further, innovative gas recirculations on anode and cathode side are applied. High reliability by a fault tolerant design and high maintainability through highly modular build-up are of utmost importance. The ASFC system is not only foreseen to operate on board military submarines. Requirements derived from civil applications like subsea power generation have also been considered in the project. For example, this means that the fuel cell system must be able to operate continuously for more than 5 months. With ASFC, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has developed a highly available and high performance FC option with the design sovereignty from cell to system level.
 

9:25 am

Stationary Fuel Cells as an Energy Solution for Homes and Small Businesses - Outcomes of the PACE Project
Hans Korteweg
Managing Director
COGEN Europe
PACE will see over 2,800 householders across Europe reaping the benefits of this home energy system. The project will enable manufacturers to move towards product industrialisation and will foster market development at the national level by engaging building professionals and the wider energy community. The project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce efficient heat and electricity at home, empowering consumers in their energy choices. PACE project, which stands for “Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration market”, is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and brings together European manufacturers, utilities, and research institutes making the products available across 10 European countries.
 

9:50 am

From Plate to Process to Plant. Metallic Bipolar Plates for Fuel Cells – How to Choose the Right Production Technology
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies
These are the 3 questions that keep us busy: how much does a plate cost? How do the plates have to be produced? And how much does a machine cost? We get to the bottom of these questions and highlight the interaction between plate, production process and plant technology. Further, we show all strategically important steps towards the optimally designed production plant: Starting from engineering with a view to plate design and plant technology via prototyping in the application lab up to the customized production line
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am

Heavy-duty Fuel Cell Engine at the Break-Through of Commercialisation
Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck
Chief Commercial Officer
cellcentric
The session will highlight cellcentric as a Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group Company, the technology, the specific requirements for heavy-duty applications, the set-up for high-volume manufacturing and the necessary eco-system for successful commercialization of fuel cells in the heavy-duty (and stationary) sector.
 

10:55 am

Light Commercial Vehicle and Unmanned Vessel Demonstrators Using Unique Fuel Cell Technology (PCBFC™)
Dr. Cedric Rouaud
Director of Fuel Cell Systems
Bramble Energy
Global concerns regarding climate change have prompted zero emission vehicles to be mandatory in many markets as soon as 2030. Battery electric commercial vehicles are becoming significantly more popular. Although they meet the needs for most duty cycles for passenger cars, they do not satisfy all of the use cases, especially those that cannot afford downtime due to charging time and long distances travel with payload. There are also significant opportunities for reduction in CO2 emissions in marine and inland waterway vessel which seems to be a market yet to be explored to its full potential. A pure hydrogen fuel cell based powertrain presents a solution to such use cases and is attracting a lot of interests. Bramble Energy’s patented printed circuit board (PCB) fuel cell technology, the PCBFC™, enables low cost production of hydrogen fuel cell stacks and high specific power. PCB based fuel cell technology also eliminates the need for a de-ionizer in the system thus simplifying the system and removing the need for service or replacement of the deionizer. This paper describes Bramble Energy’s liquid-cooled PCBFC fuel cell system applied to a light-duty commercial vehicle demonstrator increasing the zero-emission vehicle range and an Unmanned Surface Vessel as a marine application replacing a diesel generator and thus decarbonizing the marine vessel in the application.
 

11:20 am

Holistic Fluid Management for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Applications
Hans-Christian Früh
Head of Business Unit
VOSS Fluid
This presentation gives insights in to what Fluid Management in hydrogen is all about: Beginning with providing hydrogen: Hydrogen Storage Systems: Bespoke Architectures (lines, valves, boss). We will also showcase how to achieve the best gravimetric density on the market. As well as the Balance of Plant Fuel Cell (Integrated Media Modules(Anode/Cathode), Thermomanagement, Valves, Lines Purge and Drain, BoP Energy Harvesting and Utilization). Highlighting approaches shown to achieve the highest energy density.
 

11:45 am

Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Electrolyzer Program (ADHEP), Creating the First Multi-GW End-to-End Green Hydrogen Economy by 2030 in Using the Next-generation Electrolyzer Technology
Eng. Anas Aljaidi
CEO
MMEC Mannesmann LLC and ADHEP Representative
The presentation aims to demonstrate the integration of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell or SOEC-based eletrolyzers for hydrogen production in UAE to support the UAE’s hydrogen manufacturing vision to produce hydrogen owing to the local & international increasing market demands. The Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Electrolyzer Program or ADHEP is a consortium unit comprised by MMEC Mannesmann LLC, an Emirati EPC-Technology Integrator company; AVL Schrick GmbH/AVL, The Austrian world-leading technology developer is renowned for its development of Hydrogen & Fuel Generation, SOEC, and Synthetic Fuel systems and various innovative technologies for Hydrogen production, a renowned Fuel Cell manufacturer from Europe. ADHEP is backed and supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.
 
Lunch
12:10 pm - 1:20 pm
Project Opportunities
1:20 pm - 5:10 pm

1:20 pm

Chairman's Remarks
Cristian Skajem
Head of Communications
TECO2030
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1:20 pm

Hydrogen Quality Through to Fuel Cell Trucks – Providing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Sean Crespin
Head of Strategy and Marketing for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business
HORIBA
As industry strive to take hydrogen technologies to large scale adoption, enhancements in durability, performance and cost are becoming paramount. HORIBA are working with customers and partners to develop new measurement, testing and analytical solutions that help to efficiently and effectively accelerate adoption and deployment. In this session you will learn how HORIBA are developing advanced solutions for measuring hydrogen quality, flow consumption and materials analysis for fuel cells, electrolysers and hydrogen combustion technologies. Also how HORIBA MIRA Technology Park is partnering with green hydrogen technology providers to create the ‘UK’s First Hydrogen Technology Hub’ (UKH2TH) providing a catalyst for hydrogen eco-systems and enabling the deployment of fuel cell 44 tonne fuel cell trucks in and around the Midlands.

1:45 pm

PVD Coatings for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
Dr. Herbert Gabriel
Managing Director
PVT Plasma und Vakuum Technik
Parts and components up to millions per year, even quite sizeable ones, such as bipolar plates for H2 - fuel stacks are ideal items to coat in an in-line coating system. PVT has designed to types of in-line systems to coat bipolar plates for fuel stacks and electrolyzers, razor blades, mirrors for collection of sun energy, etc. In-line coating systems are characterized that each and every process step is performed in its own dedicated vacuum chamber, separated from each other by large area transfer valves. Mono and multi-layers are deposited in a highly productive process cycle, feeding the parts in on one side, running them through various vacuum chambers and releasing them coated to air on the other side. Parts can be coated statically as well as in a dynamic mode, moving them back and forth. PVT will present 2 in-line systems, different in concept, however extremely productive and versatile using coating processes such as arc evaporation, magnetron sputtering, either pulsed dc and or in combination with HiPIMS, and PECVD.

2:10 pm

Reducing the Cost of Green Hydrogen Generation Through Materials Innovation
Dr. David Hodgson
Managing Director
TFP Hydrogen Products Ltd
TFP Hydrogen is a leading provider of materials that reduce the cost of green hydrogen generation. We currently manufacture a portfolio of products addressing key materials challenges in catalysis and corrosion resistance across PEM and alkaline technologies. Our innovation roadmap illustrates our commitment to further development of existing products and development of additional products to support the green hydrogen industry achieve its goals. This paper will review the current TFPs capabilities.

2:35 pm

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Electrolysis Technologies for a Hydrogen Based Energy System
Bernd Reiter
Lead Engineer SOFC System Architecture
AVL
Exploring the VL SOC Portfolio for a hydrogen based energy system. Efficiency potential of Solid Oxide Cell Electrolysis for cost competitive hydrogen production. Hydrogen production and PtX pathways. AVL’s current electrolysis and PtX developments. AVL’s current H2 based SOFC developments. An outlook on hydrogen and electricity production costs.
Break
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm

Carbon and Graphite Components for PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers - Where are we Today and What has to Come Next?
Rüdiger Schweiss
Head of Research and Development Fuel Cell Components
SGL Carbon
This presentation will outline the current manufacturing technology of carbon/graphite components (gas diffusion layers and bipolar plates) and discuss critical needs to enable commercial success of PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers.

3:40 pm

Filtration and Membranes in a Hydrogen Economy
Dr. Korneel De Rudder
Senior Principal Innovator
Donaldson
Hydrogen is an energy carrier, but unlike electricity, it requires filtration. A hydrogen economy will rely on hydrogen synthesis, this process is sensitive to contamination and requires involves filtration. The produced hydrogen requires filtration to a high purity level and should remain clean up to the final point of use. Different filtration processes and methods are needed in this hydrogen purification. PEM Fuel cells are known to be deactivated by chemical trace compounds. Both the anode and cathode need to be protect by high tech filtration to ensure a long life of the fuel cell, without any performance degradation. In addition to hydrogen filtration products, Donaldson is also offering membranes used in electrolyzers and PEM fuel cells.

4:05 pm

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - A Sustainable Power Supply Already Today
Stephan Laistner
Senior Business Development Manager
SFC Energy AG
Today, the hydrogen fuel cell is already providing answers to the questions of a climate-neutral energy landscape of tomorrow. As an emission-free, low-noise and cost-saving alternative, it is the green engine in the global race-to-zero. The hydrogen fuel cell offers enormous opportunities to successfully meet today’s challenges in an increasingly complex power generation landscape by providing advantages of lower total cost of ownership, remote monitoring and control as well zero emission and no noise.

4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Are Fuel Cells Now a Viable Challenger?
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies
Rüdiger Schweiss
Head of Research and Development Fuel Cell Components
SGL Carbon
Dr. David Hodgson
Managing Director
TFP Hydrogen Products Ltd
Sean Crespin
Head of Strategy and Marketing for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business
HORIBA
Fuel cell technologies have experienced cycles of high expectations followed by periods of disillusionment. Recent evidence however suggests that these technologies form an attractive option for the decarbonisation of the global energy mix, and that recent improvements in their cost and performance point towards economic viability as well. Are we now at a time where we can see fuel cells competing against both fossil fuels and batteries?

Day2: October 20, 2022

Advanced Materials
9:00 am - 12:10 pm

9:00 am

Chairman's Welcome
Dr Olaf Conrad
CTO Manufacturing and Engineering
Pajarito Powder
 

9:00 am

Achieving a Net Zero Future in the Northern Powerhouse and Beyond – The Role of Fuel Cell Innovation
Amer Gaffar
Director
Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
The presentation will focus on the role of fuel cell and hydrogen technology innovation in achieving Net Zero targets. What are the conditions for creating an environment conducive to developing novel and economically impactful catalysts components for green hydrogen technologies, novel materials and coatings as well as advanced coatings? How can industrial and regional collaborations support innovation goals and what’s challenge led innovation? These are some of the topics covered during this session, providing case studies and first hand experience from the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre.
 

9:25 am

PEM Fuel Cell – Latest Development and Improvements
Dr. Andreas Bodén
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales
Powercell Sweden AB
PowerCell fuel cell stacks and systems are validated in depth, both from a technology and supply chain aspect. The fuel cells have undergone development for improved durability, wider temperature and operating range. PowerCell’s fuel cells are broadly used in various applications, such as marine and aviation.
 

9:50 am

Model-Based Design of Fuel Cell Systems
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
Electric vehicles that use fuel cells for on-board power generation are seen as a cornerstone of zero-carbon, zero-emission long-haul heavy-duty transportation. Modularization of fuel cell stacks, components and systems is critical for rapid market entry and lower total cost of ownership. To achieve this, efficient development processes must be utilized to handle the wide variety of applications and use cases. These goals can be achieved with model-based development approaches across the entire development chain.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

The Role of Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Realizing the Hydrogen Economy: Growing from Small, to Big, to Huge HRS Solutions.
Rob Castien
CEO
Resato
Ten years ago, the hydrogen mobility market was to be developed with LDV mobility. Today the focus is shifting to HDV gaseous at 350 bar. In the future HDV 700 bar of LH2 might become the standard. The HRS capability need to adjust to this rapidly changing landscape in H2-mobility. The presentation focuses on how Resato’s HRS capability is developing to these new market requirements. We also address the impact of lack of standards in the H2-mobility market and what can be done to change that.
 

11:10 am

Plant Technology to Manufacture Fuel Cells and Electrolysers on Large Scale – Solutions for Your Serial Production
Thomas Kuschel
Head of Sales Fuel Cell Assembly & Testing
thyssenkrupp
Dr Hermann Uchtmann
New Business Development E-Mobility
Schuler Group
Market forecasts predict a significant increase in the demand of green hydrogen towards the end of the decade and beyond. This is along with demands to manufacture fuel cells and electrolysers on a large scale. In our presentation we show what is required to build a complete factory and - as an example - our way to develop a solution for the serial production of bipolar-plates (BPP) in cooperation between companies Schuler and Soutec of the Andritz Group and thyssenkrupp Automation Engineering.
 

11:35 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recent Technology Updates and Breakthroughs in Fuel Cell Design and Development
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
Amer Gaffar
Director
Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
Christian Altenhofen
Team Lead Reactive Flow Applications
Gamma Technologies
Dr. Mardit Matian
Founder
EH Group Engineering AG
EH Group logo
The global market for fuel cells is projected to reach almost US$15 billion by 2027, driven by the technology’s crucial role in building a clean and sustainable planet for future generations. Despite the research and improvements in fuel cell design and components made over the past several years, many issues still have to be addressed before they can finally become competitive enough. What are the latest developments in the market and what does the future of design look like for fuel cells across multiple industries?
 
Lunch
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
Testing, Digitisation and Automation (Cost Reduction)
1:10 pm - 5:00 pm

1:10 pm

Leak Testing and Automated Stacking – Key to Efficient Production of Fuel Cells
Floris Beurskens
Sales Manager
ZELTWANGER
Ensuring leak tightness of fuel cell components, stacks and systems as well as automated assembly solutions to manufacture high-quality fuel cell stacks in essential in the hydrogen industry. This presentation will give a close insight into leak test solutions for fuel cell components and stacks. Furthermore, the challenges of high-speed stacking machines will be discussed and concluded with solutions to ensure high output and quality.

1:35 pm

Laser Production Processes in Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Jonas Frühling
Research Associate
Fraunhofer ILT
Laser production processes are established in many areas of manufacturing chains but still on the rise in fuel cell manufacturing. To decrease manufacturing costs, process chains need to be more productive, achieved through process automation, parallelization and upscaling in processing speeds as well as through an increase in process robustness and new production approaches.

2:00 pm

Choosing a Fuel Cell Supplier: What to Consider
Santiago Bresani
Mechanical Engineer
Nuvera Fuel Cells
With an ever-increasing number of fuel cell providers worldwide, it can be challenging to decide what products are the best fit for a given application. There are many considerations ― not all of which are obvious. Vehicle manufacturers and system integrators often focus on standard benchmark criteria such as product durability, power density, and efficiency. While these are important, customers should also be aware that for fuel cell vehicles and equipment to succeed in commercial applications, it is essential that the power system be reliable, industrialized, and easy to integrate – and that the provider be a qualified and trusted partner. Nuvera’s products are designed with reliability, manufacturability, and integration at the forefront. Reliability translates to high asset utilization, which contributes directly to productivity. Industrialized automated manufacturing processes enable high quality control. And fuel cell ease-of-integration into vehicle powertrains saves customers significant development time and money. Nuvera understands how high-caliber documentation, a wide network of integrators, and services provided by experienced technical and support teams are vital to ensuring customer success. As important as a technology performance checklist is for supplier evaluation, trust may be the most important – if more difficult to measure – factor. Being a responsive and dedicated partner and offering high value product and services is Nuvera’s approach to earning customer trust.

2:25 pm

Functional Testing of a Fuel Cell-Electric Drive
Timo Eich
Business Development Manager
CSM Computer-Systeme-Messtechnik
Fuel cell powered vehicles have to be extensively tested: On the one hand the fuel cell stack has to be tested to ensure proper function. On the other hand the efficiency of the whole powertrain has to be measured in order to verify and prove all system-relevant performance parameters.
Break
2:50 pm - 3:05 pm

3:05 pm

Carbon Coating Solutions for Metal Bipolar Plates used in PEMFC’s
Thorsten Karla
Sales Manager
Hauzer Techno Coating B.V.
Various forecast models show a strong increase in hydrogen-powered vehicles worldwide from 2030. Currently we already see an increase in registrations, especially in the area of heavy-duty vehicles. The characteristics of PEM Fuel Cells make them ideal for mobility solutions. One key component of the Fuel cells are metal bipolar plates produced out of stainless steel. In the acidic environment of PEM fuel cells operation, metal bipolar plates are sensitive to corrosion, which leads to lower output efficiency as well as serious effected the application. Applying a protective coating to the metal plates is an effective way to improve its corrosion resistance. Besides the development of carbon-based coatings, Hauzer has invested for years in high-productivity solutions to satisfy the marked needs.

3:30 pm

The Future of Bipolar Plates
Simon Brugger
CEO
CellForm
The two main challenges of hydrogen mobility in the area of efficiency and price must be taken into account in every single component. Manufacturing approaches must be found that make a fuel cell maximally efficient at a minimally possible price. The entire future of hydrogen depends on this.

3:55 pm

Optical 3D Measurement of Bipolar Plates with Focus Variation
Dominik Urlep
Key Account Manager
Bruker Alicona
The form and dimensional accuracy of bipolar plates is critical and difficult to measure. Bruker Alicona 3D optical metrology solutions provide the ability to measure, without physical contact, these delicate components.

4:20 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging Opportunities in Digitisation and Automation for Manufacturing
Dr. Florian Gehrig
CEO
Aalberts surface technologies
Dr Olaf Conrad
CTO Manufacturing and Engineering
Pajarito Powder
Jogchum Bruinsma
Chief Commercial Officer
Nedstack
Nedstack logo
Alexander Olowinsky
Head of Department
Fraunhofer ILT
The fuel cell stack and its components are being manufactured using mostly laboratory fabrication methods that have been scaled up in size, but do not tend to incorporate high-volume manufacturing methods. More manufacturing research is needed to prepare advanced manufacturing and assembly technologies that are necessary for low-cost, high volume fuel cell powerplant production. There have been recent successful demonstrations of automated lines but what is required to then bring automation to scale?

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