2021 Conference Agenda

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Hydrogen Production, Storage, & Infrastructure Development

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

2021 Conference Agenda

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Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Day1: October 20, 2021

Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

9:00 am

Carbon capture and utilization in the European context
Anastasios Perimenis
Secretary General - CCU Officer
CO2 Value Europe
Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is gaining increasing attention as a solution to achieve the EU’s ambitious climate goals for 2030 and 2050. Many pre-commercial projects are expected to come into operation in the next three to four years and many more are in the pipeline, supported by European and national schemes. Now is the time to invest in this scale-up to achieve net emissions reduction in various economic sectors, provide an alternative carbon feedstock for the production of everyday carbon-based products and increase circularity approaches within industrial processes. While support through schemes like the Innovation Fund, the IPCEIs, the CCUS SET-Plan and Horizon Europe is essential, equally important is the correct signal that policy should give to industrial actors who are ready and willing to upscale their processes. It is therefore essential that the complex climate policy framework is consistently supportive of the deployment of CCU technologies and the market uptake of CCU products.
 

9:20 am

The role of European CO2 infrastructure in the race toward net zero
Per-Olof Granström
EU Director
Carbon Capture and Storage Association
The future of CCS technology depends largely on successful CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. What is the latest in common access and tariff controls? Will they allow transport of CO2 that links emitters across Europe to storage sites?
 

9:40 am

Carbon capture in the US & Europe: Policy and Project Trends
Lee Beck
International Director, Carbon Capture
Clean Air Task Force
Project development in the US and Europe is shaping up at unprecedented speed, with more than 40 carbon capture projects under way on either side of the Atlantic. At the same time, policymakers are drawing up new policies and innovative ways of support. What has happened over the past three years, where are we headed, and how does it align with achieving net-zero emissions? This presentation will review the latest trends carbon capture trends in policy and projects and discuss the technologies’ role in achieving net-zero emissions.
 

10:00 am

Presentation title to be announced
Nick Flinn
EMEAR Technology Licensing and Services Regional VP
Shell
 

10:25 am

CCS+ Initiative: Unlocking carbon credit potential for emission reductions and removals
Matthias Krey
Managing Director
Perspectives Climate Group
Introduction of the recently launched CCS+ Initiative, its objectives to scale up CCS+ activities through the carbon market and workplan for developing methodologies for carbon credit generation and associated compliance tools
 
Break
10:50 am - 11:20 am

11:20 am

Decarbonising gas turbines with carbon capture while preserving their value to the electric grid
Martin O’Neill
Vice President of Product Management
GE Gas Power
In all scenarios envisioning the power grid in 2050, today’s gas turbine fleet will still function to provide reliable, dispatchable, load-flexible power to a renewable grid. Few studies have approached decarbonizing gas turbines with the express goal of preserving the attributes of a natural gas combined-cycle plant, which are critical to enable a renewable energy-based future. GE has the expertise in NGCC design and operability to achieve this flexibility when integrated with post-combustion carbon capture without compromising the value GT’s provide to the grid.
 

11:45 am

eFuels – converting carbon emissions into liquid, carbon neutral fuel
Asam Rafi
VP of Sales
Carbon Clean
Claes Fredriksson
CEO & Founder
Liquid Wind
The world needs large volumes of clean fuel, to reduce carbon emissions fast. Together Liquid Wind and Carbon Clean will efficiently capture biogenic CO2 and convert this into commercially-viable carbon neutral fuel. Join to find out how Carbon Clean’s innovative CCU technology combined with Liquid Wind’s ambitious plans will reduce emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2050.
 

12:10 pm

Direct Air Capture: a technology solution to get to net-zero
Birk Teuchert
Head of Business Development
Climeworks
To get to net zero, significant carbon dioxide removal (CDR) capacities are required. Direct Air Capture (DAC) offers high potential in terms of scalability and permanence of the removals. Climeworks has set out to deploy DAC facilities in order to realize cost improvements as well as to get removal capacities to a climate-relevant scale in the near future.
 

12:35 pm

World-leading expertise in carbon capture
Arne Thorsen Kolle
Commercial Manager
Technology Centre Mongstad
Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) offer world-class test facilities and competence to highly esteemed Technology Vendors in their pursuit of excellence. They provide Advisory Services – risk intelligence – to Project Owners through all project phases to mitigate technical, HSE and financial risk. Wide experience from proprietary and non-proprietary scientific campaigns, which has given valuable practical experience in emission measurements, operations and maintenance.
 
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carbon Capture & Storage
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2:30 pm

Decarbonisation and Implementation Roadmap of HeidelbergCement
Jan Theulen
Director Alternative Resources
HeidelbergCement
The presentation will discuss the 2030 and 2050 decarbonization targets for HeidelbergCement. This will include remaining competitive while complying with carbon pricing and climate change regulations; which technologies we are considering; our future fuel, energy and infrastructure requirements; support mechanisms needed to decarbonize the business; progress made toward our decarbonization targets.

2:55 pm

Metal-organic frameworks – enabling deeper decarbonization
Conor Hamill
COO
MOF Technologies
Metal-organic frameworks are a new class of advanced materials that are creating new possibilities for carbon capture. Their unique physicochemical properties and their engineerable structure offer opportunities for unmatchable capacity and selectivity for CO2 removal.

3:20 pm

Quantum algorithms and quantum computing solutions for advanced carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies
Ilyas Khan
CEO
Cambridge Quantum Computing
A collaboration with Total Energies will use CQC’s expertise in quantum computing and quantum chemistry, including the utilization of CQC’s industry-leading quantum chemistry platform EUMEN, to support and help develop Total Energies’ CCUS R&D efforts.
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

4:15 pm

The application of Cryogenic Carbon Capture to hydrogen production
Dr. Larry Baxter
Technical Director
Sustainable Energy Solutions
Cryogenic Carbon Capture (CCC) is a post-combustion technology that has the potential to reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fueled power plants by 95–99%, at half the cost and energy of current state-of-the-art carbon capture processes. In addition, CCC removes other pollutants, such as SOX, NOX and mercury.

4:40 pm

Enabling CCUS with a broad and diversified technology portfolio
Gianluca Di Federico
CCUS Demand Generation Leader
Baker Hughes
Deployment of CCUS at scale is essential to meet the growing demand for energy while also addressing climate change. Baker Hughes offers a full range of products and services to support the entire CCUS project value chain. For carbon capture in particular, Baker Hughes is focused on making sure the process itself is sustainable. It is using CAP (Chilled Ammonia Process) to remove carbon dioxide from the flue gas. CAP’s solvent is stable, not susceptible to contaminants, widely available, easily procured and safe. Baker Hughes continues to innovate with technologies such as Compact Carbon Capture, a pioneering industrial scale solution, as well as to invest in bio-methanation technology company Electrochaea that provides a solution to recycle CO2 into grid-quality synthetic natural gas.

5:05 pm

Safe and cost-efficient CO2 storage: emerging monitoring technologies
Cathrine Ringstad
Senior Adviser
SINTEF
A reliable monitoring system is essential for safe and cost-efficient CO2 storage. This presentation will look at emerging technologies for the acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data for efficient and accurate CO2 monitoring. It will include topics such as fiber-optic sensing, noise-based monitoring, integration of complementary data types and the use of machine learning.

5:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling large-scale CCS: Key actions and Investment Opportunities
Olivia Azadegan
Commercialization and Policy Manager
Clean Air Task Force
Birk Teuchert
Head of Business Development
Climeworks
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger
Cathrine Ringstad
Senior Adviser
SINTEF
Carbon capture and storage technology is vital for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries, which are responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. At the same time, carbon capture technologies have only been tested on a smaller scale and are still not yet available for multiple energy-intensive industries that need them. What steps should be taken to address economic and political barriers and what support is needed to develop key infrastructure and technology?

Day2: October 21, 2021

CCUS
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

9:00 am

Capturing carbon. Creating value
Babette Pettersen
VP of Europe
LanzaTech
LanzaTech recycles carbon from industrial off-gases and syngas generated from solid waste streams, turning the global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. The LanzaTech process converts carbon-rich gas streams to valuable products via gas fermentation, to reduce emissions and make new products for a circular carbon economy.
 

9:25 am

Buildings as carbon sinks
Petri Laakso
CEO
Soletair Power
Petri Laakso will introduce and explain Soletair Power products and how they can make buildings as carbon sinks. CO2 capturing in building ventilation will make people perform better and be more wellbeing. Captured CO2 can be turned into different valuable products and it also makes negative emissions to reduce buildings emissions.
 

9:50 am

Full-scale CCS on waste-to-energy – negative emissions from sustainable treatment of residual waste
Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås
Director CCS
Fortum Oslo Varme
The presentation will outline Oslo’s plans for a full-scale CCS plant on WtE. From landfills to BECCS and CDR, contributing to Europe’s net-zero goal – a blueprint for cities to produce negative emissions while dealing with non-recyclable waste.
 

10:15 am

Infrastructure development for CCUS value chains
Leila Faramarzi
CCUS Director
Vallourec
The presentation will take a look at the supply chain and capabilities enabling deployment to be ramped up.
 

10:40 am

Carbon2Chem
Dr. Markus Oles
Head of Carbon2Chem Sustainable Production
thyssenkrupp
To reduce the CO2 emissions generated in steel production, ThyssenKrupp is working alongside partners from the worlds of science and industry in the Carbon2Chem research project to recover materials from steel-mill gases. As a raw material for the chemical industry, the process gases from blast furnaces can be used to produce fuels, plastics and fertilizers.
 
Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am

Meeting tighter emissions goals with low cost CO2 capture using Honeywell H2 Solutions Technologies
William J. Blasko
Senior Offering Manager, Hydrogen
Honeywell UOP
Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050, with industry reports predicting 8% to 24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors, including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage – all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. For hydrogen to enable decarbonization of these sectors, it must be produced with significantly lower carbon intensity than is practiced today. Further, each of these sectors will require the supplied hydrogen to meet purity and pressure specifications tailored to the end use. To meet the demand of all these burgeoning markets, both hydrogen production from hydrocarbons with carbon capture, utilization and storage and production from renewable energy via electrolysis will be required. Today, customized and integrated carbon capture and hydrogen purification technology deliver the most cost-effective and proven routes to low carbon intensity hydrogen. This presentation will share the latest examples of hydrogen production and CO2 capture systems optimized to serve various end-use applications for hydrogen and CO2, including both existing and new assets.
 

11:55 am

Capture coalition: an ancient microorganism helps to utilize captured CO2 to produce renewable methane
Doris Hafenbradl
CTO/Managing Director
Electrochaea
The conversion of carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals such as methane has drawn great attention for use in supporting carbon capture and utilization, especially as methane can be used not only as fuel but also as a hydrogen carrier, transporting town gas to existing infrastructure.
 

12:20 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Northern Lights Project and its role in the CCS Value Chain
Kim Bye Bruun
Communications & Government Relations Director
Northern Lights
Al Tucker
General Manager CCUS
Shell
Jorunn Brigtsen
CCUS Development Manager
TotalEnergies
Nina Scholz
Country Manager Germany
Equinor
The Northern Lights project will be the first cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network and offers European industrial emitters the opportunity to store their CO2 safely and permanently underground. Phase one of the project will be completed in 2024 with a capacity of up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
 
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CCU & Sustainability
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2:30 pm

CCU as a step towards a circular economy
Dr Görge Deerberg
Deputy Director, Division Director Processes
Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Carbon is a central building block for the manufacture of chemical products and is currently provided predominantly from fossil raw materials. A circular economy is therefore needed that enables production to be defossilized. CCU solutions are an essential part of the solution. The example of the Carbon2Chem® project can be used to show how implementation can take place and what challenges still need to be solved.

2:50 pm

More than Offsetting - actively reduce emissions by carbonization
Marcel Rensmann
Head of Sales
PYREG
Caspar Ziegner
CEO
CarboControl
As a plant manufacturer and CCS solution provider, Pyreg and CarboControl enable industries to convert biogenic residues into the valuable, carbon negative resource - biochar. The technical expertise, as well as advanced consulting and operation mangement services help businesses adapt to a new low carbon future. Quick transition positions them for success, as the markets and conditions are rapidly changing. During the pyrolysis process, most of the carbon in the resulting biochar is sequestred, preventing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere, for centuries. Biochar production is a negative emission technology (NET) with a wide range of durable applications that create a carbon sink. This not only unlocks new opportunities, but it will allow companies to seamlessly transition to circular business models. The sequesterd CO2 can be certified and used either to meet own sustainable corporate goals or to trade them as certificates on the open market. With over 35 systems in operation, they represent one of the first commercialized CCS solution available on the European market. The sister companies, are the market leaders and specialists in this field, helping customers worldwide to close the loop while improving their carbon footprint and using the renewable energy generated.

3:10 pm

Chemical Looping for Steam, Hydrogen or Syngas Production With CO2 Capture for Carbon Footprint Reduction
Brian Higgins
Director of Advanced Technologies
Babcock & Wilcox
BrightLoop is the next generation of chemical looping. Babcock & Wilcox has partnered with some of the brightest minds in academia to demonstrate that Chemical Looping is ready for commercial scale-up. Their collaboration has shown that Chemical Looping can effectively separate CO2 while producing hydrogen, steam and/or syngas. Our Chemical Looping system is a game-changing evolution capable of ushering in a new era of decarbonization.
Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Process simplification with phase-change CO2-removal
Lukas Krischak
Sales & Project Engineer
Kelvion
Capturing CO2 in processes followed by storage or reuse in other applications is one of the greatest challenges when moving towards a carbon neutral future. Conventional approaches like amine systems are widely used yet connected to cost intensive post processing including compression, drying and cooling. Kelvion follows another path. With almost 70 years of experience in desublimation technology, Kelvion is able to offer an energy efficient capturing method, that results in a liquid, medium pressure stream of very pure CO2. Follow our presentation to learn about this game-changing approach for applications in Blue Hydrogen and LNG.
Break
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4:20 pm

Industrial Carbon Flows – Status, Outlook and the Role of CCU
Michael Carus
Managing Director & founder
nova-Institute
This presention will look at the latest research around carbon flows for chemicals and derived materials with regards carbon management and utilisaiton.

4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: CO2 utilisation and sustainability
Jarno Dakhorst
Consultant
NEN
Dr Francisco Vidal Vázquez
Project Manager
KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Michael Carus
Managing Director & founder
nova-Institute
Following on from Michael's presentation, panellists will take a deep dive into the role of CCU in supplying the Chemical Industry with carbon.

Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Infrastructure Development

Day1: October 20, 2021

Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

9:00 am

Welcome address
Kristina Vogt
Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Welcome and opening of the conference.
 

9:05 am

Hydrogen - the energy carrier of the future
Thorsten Herdan
Director General
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Germany's energy transition is not just about eliminating nuclear and coal-fired power plants, but a complete overhaul of the entire energy system. Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050 has declared greenhouse gas neutrality as the goal, so the country will construct a low-carbon society that relies mainly on sustainable energy sources including hydrogen technology.
 

9:20 am

Hydrogen vision for 2025
Dr. Urban Keussen
CTO
EWE AG
Hydrogen in combination with renewable energy production will be an important pillar in the global portfolio. The focus is on the industry sector and heavy-duty applications in the mobility sector along with integration of large-scale storage facilities and pipeline transport as an important aspect of cost reduction of hydrogen supply.
 

9:45 am

Decarbonization, flexibilization and hydrogenaration – how to incorporate electrolyzers into energy systems
Jörn Ernst
Project Developer
Siemens
This presentation will provide solutions for how electrolyzer technology could fit together into an energy ecosystem that serves as a backbone to create new business models.
 

10:05 am

The importance of collaborative R&D in the hydrogen sector
Marina Holgado
Technical Secretariat Coordinator
IEA Hydrogen TCP
The Hydrogen TCP is an international collaborative R&D programme created under the auspices of the IEA in 1977. In this session, we will learn more about the current and planned activities of the Hydrogen TCP that will address challenges faced by hydrogen technologies in the different steps of the value chain. What are the main challenges and drawbacks that limit the massive scale-up and deployment of hydrogen technologies? How are they being addressed? What is needed?
 
Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am

Green hydrogen for zero-emission aviation
Guido Schwartz
Strategy & Innovation Lead
Airbus
Airbus aims to lead the decarbonization of the aviation sector by building the world’s first zero-emission airliner by 2035. Through the advancement of its new ZEROe aircraft concept designs, green hydrogen production will play a key role in the reduction of CO2 emissions.
 

11:25 am

Quo Vadis Hydrogen?
Dr. Peter Hoffmann
Associate Director Energy System Planning
TenneT
The presentation will first analyse the needs for Hydrogen and the renewable potential in Germany available for Hydrogen production. It will further work out, where the electrolysers should be placed and how they need to be operated, to have maximum benefits for the society.
 

11:50 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: What's holding hydrogen back? Investment or Technology?
Dr Carola Kantz
Deputy Managing Director
VDMA
Tore Sylvester Jeppesen
Senior Vice President
Haldor Topsoe
Victoria Judd
Counsel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Salah Mahdy
Global Director for the Hydrogen Market
Howden
Magnolia Tovar
Zero-Carbon Fuels Policy Director, Europe
Clean Air Task Force
Hydrogen can play a massive role in fighting both the climate crisis and decarbonising a variety of different sectors yet it still remains some way from realising its potential. Is this down to a lack of serious investment and infrastructure or is the technology and innovation standard still not up to speed?
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2:00 pm

Nanomaterials-enabled water electrolysis – the path toward economically competitive green hydrogen production
Dr Schwan Hosseiny
Co-founder and CEO
Cutting-Edge Nanomaterials
The presentation will introduce novel nanomaterials and explain how their use in electrolyzer technologies will allow a drastic reduction of capex and opex and, by that, lower the levelized cost of green hydrogen (LCOH) to a level comparable with the gray hydrogen.

2:25 pm

Large Composite Tanks for Liquid Hydrogen: Cross-Industry Potential for Lightweight Tank Production
Dr Tobias Reincke
Project Leader
CTC GmbH
Production of composite tanks for liquid hydrogen can be more lightweight and cost-effective than metallic tanks, which offers potential for many industries, among others the aircraft, space, logistics and truck industry. Beside the potential, this presentation will discuss the significant challenges associated with cryogenic composite tanks and give an overview of promising production technologies to overcome these challenges.

2:50 pm

Advanced anion exchange membrane technology for cost-competitive green hydrogen production
Dr Anna Pougin
Project Manager
Evonik
Sustainable hydrogen is regarded as a key-component to a climate neutral society and industry. For sustainable hydrogen to make a difference and pose as an attractive alternative energy carrier or reactant it needs to be produced at costs competitive to conventional grey hydrogen. Today, the costs for hydrogen produced by water electrolysis with sustainable energy exceeds the costs of grey hydrogen by far. In order to reduce the costs of green hydrogen from electrolysis the investment costs into the electrolyzer have to reduced, while operating at high energy efficiencies to keep operational costs at a minimum. Evonik’s Alkaline Exchange Membrane (AEM) is the key component in alkaline membrane water electrolysis. It requires Evonik’s competence in high-performance polymer design and electrolysis expertise, because it combines superior durability both mechanical and in alkaline medium while allowing for outstanding ion exchange rates. In this presentation we want to introduce you to our vision of how AEM can lower the costs of green hydrogen and why and how can become part of that vision.
Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 pm

Achieving the end goal of Green Hydrogen: What technology developments are required
Eugene McKenna
Managing Director Green Hydrogen
Johnson Matthey
There is an urgent need to limit the rise in global temperatures to avoid severe environmental and societal impact. This can be expressed as a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The provision of decarbonised hydrogen at scale is an essential step in helping to achieve net zero. Johnson Matthey’s Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCH) technology permits the needs of scale and urgency to be met. Scale up of green hydrogen production will increase the role of electricity in hard to decarbonise areas, including transport, heating, and chemical industries, where it plays a small role today.

4:10 pm

Renewable hydrogen on the way to fossil parity
Thorsten Herbert
Director for Market Development and Public Affairs
Nel ASA
Hydrogen produced from renewables, such as wind and solar, is a key enabler for the energy transition. With the current cost trend of renewables, green hydrogen is on a trajectory to start outcompeting fossil solutions by the middle of this decade.

4:35 pm

H2FUTURE – a European flagship project for the generation and use of green hydrogen
Robert Paulnsteiner
Hydrogen Technologist
Verbund
H2FUTURE is a European flagship project for the generation of green hydrogen from electricity from renewable energy sources. Coordinated by the utility VERBUND, the steel manufacturer Voestalpine and Siemens, a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer manufacturer, a large-scale 6MW PEM electrolysis system will be installed and operated at the Voestalpine Linz steel plant in Austria. The Austrian transmission system operator (TSO) Austrian Power Grid (APG) will support the prequalification of the electrolyzer system for the provision of ancillary services. The Netherlands’ research center TNO and K1-MET (Austria) will study the replicability of the experimental results on larger scales in EU28 for the steel industry.

5:00 pm

Scaling eFuels – Pushing beyond green hydrogen
Engelbert Schrapp
Principle Corporate Account Manager
Siemens Energy
Claes Fredriksson
CEO & Founder
Liquid Wind
The world needs large volumes of clean fuel, to reduce carbon emissions fast. Together Liquid Wind and Siemens Energy will utilise leading green hydrogen technology and digital expertise to produce commercially-viable carbon neutral fuel at scale. Join to find out how together they will establish 500 eFuel facilities and reduce carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2050.

5:25 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Hydrogen Meet Energy Demands? Clean Hydrogen For a Green Recovery
Dr Carola Kantz
Deputy Managing Director
VDMA
Jens Bischoff
Business Development
Enapter
Jörg Balster
Business Manager
Evonik
Bart de Vries
Business Development & Sales Manager
VONK
Jean Louis Kindler
Co-Founder, and CEO
Ways2H
Clean hydrogen is a major piece of the climate puzzle and a prominent feature of the European Green Deal, a strategy the EU has adopted to reduce the dependence on dirty, imported fossil fuels. In recent years green hydrogen has been hailed as the magic bullet but is it the answer and can it meet increasing energy demands as we get back to a new normal post-pandemic?

Day2: October 21, 2021

Infrastructure and Transportation Network
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

9:00 am

The role of supply chain developments in hydrogen infrastructure
Dr. David Hart
Director
E4tech
For low-carbon fuel such as hydrogen to work, improvements and changes to infrastructure and the transportation network are necessary. How will a fledgling supply chain encourage more widespread adoption of hydrogen?
 

9:25 am

Expanding the Northern Netherlands Hydrogen Valley
Nienke Homan
Regional Minister
Provincie Groningen
Over the past several years, the Northern Netherlands has accelerated its hydrogen project pipeline together with its ambitions of becoming the leading European hydrogen ecosystem. By 2040 it aims to connect all of western Europe though its unique hydrogen valley.
 

9:50 am

The key role of composite storage systems in hydrogen distribution
Hartmut Fehrenbach
Vice President Hydrogen Distribution
Hexagon Purus
The latest updates on high-pressure full composite cylinders and systems for compressed gases and their impact on the hydrogen economy.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Integrated hub for the optimization of renewable hydrogen costs in industrial and mobility applications
Christoph Erdmann
Vice President On-site
Messer Group
The presentation will introduce an integrated hub concept for the optimization of renewable hydrogen costs in industrial and mobility applications, drawing on practical examples from European countries.
 

11:05 am

Waste-to-hydrogen: using biomethane to produce renewable hydrogen for heavy-duty transport
Steve Jones
VP Europe
BayoTech
Exploring the use of renewable biomethane as a pathway to low-cost, low/no-carbon hydrogen to fuel captured fleet buses and trucks.
 

11:25 am

Accelerating hydrogen deployment to reach net zero
Corin Taylor
Principal Consultant
DNV GL
The presentation will offer DNV’s energy transition view of how energy demand and supply will change over the coming years, and how more will be needed to get to net zero, including work DNV has done for Eurogas on hydrogen deployment.
 

11:45 am

H2 high pressure process ball valves
Eduard Ametller
Managing Director, Europe
Habonim
Storage, transportation and fuelling of hydrogen is pushing process valves to new limits in terms of pressure, fugitive emissions control, highest cyclability, weight optimisation and certification. Get an overview of cost-effective solutions for high pressure compressed and liquified H2. Presentation will cover the offering and the technology of Habonim’s high pressure H2 process valves.
 

12:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fuelling and Supplying Heavy-Duty Transport
Dr. David Hart
Director
E4tech
Bill Ireland
CEO
Logan Energy
Thorsten Harder
Product Manager
Burckhardt Compression
Richard Kennett
Managing Director
PDC Machines
Hydrogen fuel may still only be making minor waves in the automotive sector, but in the future of the wider heavy-duty transport industry, it is touted as the fuel of the future. According to the Energy Transition Outlook Report it is anticipated that up to 13% of heavy good vehicles will be powered by hydrogen by 2050. What infrastructure and bespoke technology and equipment is required to meet these targets and how do we ensure that supply is kept with demand?
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Storage Solutions
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

2:00 pm

The role of hydrogen refueling stations in realizing the hydrogen economy
Hendrik Sijtsma
Area Sales Manager Hydrogen
Resato International BV
The construction of public and private hydrogen fueling stations is rapidly advancing across Europe and beyond. How do we ensure that the complex supply chain for the components and the amount of testing that is required to ensure their safe operation remains in line with demand?

2:25 pm

High-pressure cylinders for hydrogen transportation and storage
Frank Ashton
Head of Strategy and Commercial Development
Pressure Technologies

2:50 pm

Large-scale electrolysis: incorporating clean hydrogen into the renewable energy mix
Denis Thomas
Global Business Development Leader - Water electrolysis
Cummings Inc
The presentation will cover the basics of electrolysis; incorporating clean hydrogen into the renewable energy mix; hydrogen storage – liquefication, compression, material-based, hydride storage, sorbents; driving down the cost of hydrogen; regulation and investment requirements to enable rapid scale-up and adoption.
Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 pm

Bremerhaven port as a maritime test field for hydrogen technologies
Robert Howe
Managing Director
Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG
The presentation will show that the Bremen ports are prepared for hydrogen-innovation and hydrogen transport chains.

4:10 pm

Hydrogen storage and distribution via liquid organic carriers
Daniel Teichmann
Founder and CEO
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies
The presentation will discuss patented technology enabling safe and efficient storage of hydrogen in an easily transportable oil, thus eliminating the need for pressurized hydrogen tanks.

4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Clean Hydrogen Coastline
Dr Geert Tjarks
Stakeholder Management
EWE AG
With the Clean Hydrogen Coastline project, partners intend to integrate up to 400 megawatts of electrolysis capacity with corresponding storage of hydrogen into the energy system by 2026 with a corresponding funding framework. The hydrogen generated by offshore electricity will be used, among other things, for climate-neutral steel production. In addition, the Clean Hydrogen Coastline can create the basis for bringing up to 12,000 hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles into operation by 2026.

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Day1: October 20, 2021

Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am

Fuel cell projects in the field of market activation and R&D within the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP
Elena Hof
Programme and Team Leader, National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP)
NOW GmbH
The presentation will provide updates on market trends and the latest news from a range of fuel cell projects across the EU observed by National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).
 

9:25 am

The roadmap to sustainable mobility
Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck
Managing Director
Cellcentric
The presentation will outline a roadmap toward series production of fuel cell systems and fuel cell trucks. This will include hydrogen fuel cell systems that can be used as a clean powertrain in trucks and other commercial vehicles, making long-range possible or as an emergency power supply for critical facilities in data centers.
 

9:50 am

Fuel Cell - a crucial pillar in future automotive powertrains
Achim Moritz
Vice President Product Management Fuel Cell Mobility Solutions and Innovations
Robert Bosch GmbH
Fuel cells can make an important contribution to reducing CO2 in the transport sector, which accounts for an enormous share of global CO2 emissions. By 2030, these emissions are set to be reduced by 30% in newly registered vehicles. Yet it is unlikely that these targets will be met by battery-electric drive systems alone. And that is where the strengths of the fuel cell come into play. The fuel cell can effect a lasting transformation in the transport sector and bring huge advantages to people and the environment. How do we bring the technology to scale?
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Fuel cells for real world applications: What does it take?
George Rubin
CCO
Loop Energy
Organizations that adopt hydrogen-electric solutions have two major benefits to gain: superior functionality and lower cost of ownership. Loop Energy has attracted customers and partners around the world to its hydrogen fuel cell products, and it has gained many market insights along the way. This presentation will outline critical factors that one must consider when designing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for mass market adoption.
 

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Are fuel cells now a viable challenger?
Dr. David Hart
Director
E4tech
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?
 
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Design
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

1:30 pm

Up and away: fuel cell powertrain design for aviation
Sergey Kiselev
Head of Europe
ZeroAvia
The presentation will discuss a zero-emission powertrain that has 75% lower fuel and maintenance costs, resulting in up to 50% total trip cost reduction. It delivers 300-500 mile zero-emission missions in a 10-20-seat fixed-wing aircraft to utilize existing infrastructure and simplify regulatory issues.

1:55 pm

Scaling production technologies for metallic bipolar plates
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Maschinentechnik
The presentation will discuss specialized manufacturing technology for the production of metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells.

2:20 pm

Fuel cell stacks and systems for stationary and mobile applications
Andreas Bodén
Director Sales
Powercell Sweden AB
Latest updates across a range of international projects and collaborations on fuel cell stacks and systems for stationary and mobile applications.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm

Innovations in fuel cell stack design
​Mardit Matian
Founder & Director
EH Group
The presentation will introduce a uniquely redesigned fuel cell stack at the microstructure level, making it more compact, lightweight and efficient.​ FC technology operates with a simplified system architecture, leading to fewer parasitic loads, lower costs and higher efficiency. High micro precision eliminates conventional stack assembly methods, which drives down production costs significantly.

3:40 pm

Bipolar plates for HT-/ LT-PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers
Thorsten Hickmann
CEO
Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG
The latest developments with porous and non porous composite bipolar plates for HT-/ LT-PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers.

4:05 pm

Energy-efficient into the future – the stationary fuel cell system by Bosch
Marcus Spickermann
Senior Vice President - Head of the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) program
Robert Bosch GmbH
Climate change is one of the major challenges for mankind. At the same time, the demand for electrical energy is increasing worldwide. With its climate-friendly stationary solid oxide fuel cells, Bosch provides the key to the energy transition. The small, decentralised, networkable power plants generate electricity and heat from biogas, natural gas or hydrogen. The presentation will explain how the future of sustainable energy generation is already starting today with SOFC technology.

4:30 pm

Cost efficient fuel cells for mobile generators
Simon Pauli
Vice President
Aspens
Generators using fossil fuel are state of the art for generating energy. What are the challenges for Fuel Cell Systems to become more competitive in the future? What is the impact of initial and operating cost on Fuel Cell System distribution?

4:55 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring Recent Breakthroughs in Fuel Cell Design
Thorsten Hickmann
CEO
Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG
​Mardit Matian
Founder & Director
EH Group
Marcus Spickermann
Senior Vice President - Head of the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) program
Robert Bosch GmbH
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?

Day2: October 21, 2021

Development, Testing and Safety
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am

Hydrogen and fuel cells: opportunities for growth in Europe
Bart Biebuyck
Executive Director
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)
A public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration of activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe is required to accelerate the market introduction of such innovations, realizing their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system.
 

9:25 am

Model based definition of requirements for fuel cells
Ralf Wascheck
Head of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Mobility
IAV
Fuel cells are used for a variety of different applications in the mobility sector, which will increase in the near future. To reduce the costs of fuel cell systems and powertrains by exploiting scale of economy effects one strategy is to use the same components, stacks and systems for various applications. But this is not feasible for all use cases and also depends on the powertrain layout and hybrid control calibration. In addition the right V&V program is needed for each specific component, component group and (sub) system. So Tier2s, Tier1s and OEMs have to use an effective requirements engineering process to address the different parameters previously mentioned and fulfill the market requests. This speech shows a holistic model based approach applying state of the art systems engineering methods for such a process.
 

9:50 am

Processes of mechanical PEM membrane degradation and its impact on prognostic health management
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
Understanding the underlying physical processes of degradation and its impact on prognostic health management.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Hydrogen fuel cell solutions for power at berth (cold ironing)
Renaud Cornu
Senior Sales Passenger Vessels
GE Energy Connections
Roel van de Pas
CCO
Nedstack
The use of a fuel cell to produce electrical power required on a ship while in port represents a potentially viable alternative to cold ironing.
 

11:10 am

Rapid PEM fuel cell product development for commercial vehicles
Amy Nelson
Manager, Stack Architect
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc
This talk will highlight gaps and opportunities for achieving emerging technical and commercial targets. The focus is on rapid product development with emphasis on systems engineering processes, integration of expert capabilities from subscale material evaluation up to powertrain engineering, smart controls and operating strategies, accelerated test methodology and validation strategy.
 

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Up to the Test? Developing and Testing Fuel Cells
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
Ralf Wascheck
Head of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Mobility
IAV
Amy Nelson
Manager, Stack Architect
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc
An enhanced focus on the rapid development of standards and regulations is required in order to ensure wherever possible that fuel cell development is not further held up and that standards across different sectors do not conflict. Testing and evaluation equipment is essential to the continued successful development of the supply chain, to validate and improve components and systems, and also to certify them. Europe is currently reasonably well placed, but how does it capitalise on this position of strength?
 
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Manufacturing, Digitisation and Automation
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

1:30 pm

Accelerating fuel cell technology adoption for heavy-duty mobility
Mark Kammerer
Sales and Business Development Director
Ballard Power Systems
The presentation will outline the latest technology innovations, cost-reduction efforts and system integration partnerships to reduce technology adoption friction points and increase the deployment of fuel cell buses, trucks, trains and marine vessels.

1:55 pm

H2 starvation events in PEM fuel cells – material mitigation strategies
Christian Gebauer
Head of Hydrogen Systems
Heraeus Precious Metal
The presentation will focus on fuel cell anode catalyst materials and the latest developments in manufacturing.

2:20 pm

Fuel cell systems and their role in the stationary and automotive sector
Matteo Schmid
Sales Manager Commercial Vehicles
Proton Motor Fuel Cell
The presentation will discuss the integration of fuel cell systems in commercial vehicles, the challenges of system engineering, current Proton Motor projects (stationary and automotive) and a market forecast with the status of the industry for future development of different segments.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

3:15 pm

Investment in gigafactory manufacturing plant for future FC product growth requirements
Dennis Hayter
Head, External Affairs
Intelligent Energy
This presentation will look at the latest developments reflecting Intelligent Energy's plans to increase manufacturing capability with a new state-of-the-art gigafactory facility in the East Midlands, positioning the region as a centre of hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing in the UK.

3:40 pm

Fuel Cell Prototype Digitisation: from component design to system analysis
Akrem Mouffouk
Scandinavia Regional Manager
Gamma Technologies
Christian Altenhofen
European Application Lead for Fuel Cell Applications
Gamma Technologies
The presentation will describe how virtual development and state-of-the-art simulation methods support the development of fuel cells, from initial component design to system controls development. A focus will be put on the efficiency gains from virtual product development with respect to time and cost. Different stages of the development process and their specific requirements will be discussed. Real world use cases will be presented along the way.

4:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking the Potential for Fuel Cell Digitsation and Automation
Christian Gebauer
Head of Hydrogen Systems
Heraeus Precious Metal
Akrem Mouffouk
Scandinavia Regional Manager
Gamma Technologies
Matteo Schmid
Sales Manager Commercial Vehicles
Proton Motor Fuel Cell
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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