2021 Conference Agenda

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Hydrogen Production, Storage, & Infrastructure Development

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Day1: October 20, 2021

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:50 am
Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 12:30 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.
 

The role of European CO2 infrastructure in the race toward net zero
Per-Olof Granström
EU Director
Zero Emissions Platform
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?
 

Presentation title to be announced
Nick Flinn
EMEAR Technology Licensing and Services Regional VP
Shell
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 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.
 

Presentation title to be announced
Dorothee Delforce Reumaux
CCUS Business Development manager - Carbon neutrality
TotalEnergies
 

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.
 

eFuels – converting carbon emissions into liquid, carbon neutral fuel
Aniruddha Sharma
CEO
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.
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Carbon Capture & Storage
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

CCS on the verge of becoming reality
Olivia Powis
Head of UK Office
Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
CCS will be essential for Europe to reach climate neutrality by 2050, ensuring that power generation and industrial processes are secure, reliable and sustainable.

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.

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
2:45 pm - 3:15 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.

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.

Chilled ammonia process (CAP) to remove carbon dioxide from flue gas
Gianluca Di Federico
Energy Transition and Carbon Capture Strategist
Baker Hughes
Deployment of CCUS at scale is essential to meet the growing demand for energy while also addressing climate change. Baker Hughes is investing in breakthrough technology to make carbon capture more flexible at lower cost. The firm is ensuring customers have the equipment that enables them to be more efficient and emit less CO2 than traditional operations, and its solutions span from making more efficient gas turbines and recovering excess energy, all the way to effective monetization of future energy assets. 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.

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling large-scale CCS: Key actions and Investment Opportunities
Olivia Powis
Head of UK Office
Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
Birk Teuchert
Head of Business Development
Climeworks
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

Transportation
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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.
 

Investment frameworks and project financing
Johann Clere
Director of Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
Veolia
Partnerships are key to the ultimate goal of creating a pipeline of large-scale CCUS projects while delivering positive climate impacts.
 

Decarbonization and implementation roadmap
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.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Northern Lights Project and its role in the CCS Value Chain
Kim Bye Bruun
Communications & Government Relations Director
Northern Lights
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
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Utilisation
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

CCU as a step towards a circular economy
Dr Görge Deerberg
Deputy Director, Division Director Processes
Fraunhofer UMSICHT
A major benefit of CCU is carbon reduction and the assurance of sustainable resources. Thus, CCU has the potential to support the circular economy.

Utilisation in the chemical industry
Arne Kätelhön
Managing Director
Carbon minds
The presentation will discuss the potentially disruptive changes through large-scale CO2 utilization and resulting emission reductions. CCU has the technical potential to lead to a carbon-neutral chemical industry and decouple chemical production from fossil resources.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Chemical Looping for Steam, Hydrogen or Syngas Production With CO2 Capture for Carbon Footprint Reduction
Thomas J. Flynn
Technical Consultant
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.

CO2 utilisation and sustainability
Michael Carus
Managing Director & founder
nova-Institute
CO2 utilisation in combination with renewable energies is the most sustainable path to fuels, chemicals and plastics from an ecological point of view and can explicitly and substantially contribute to a sustainable economy.

PANEL DISCUSSION: CO2 utilisation and sustainability
Michael Carus
Managing Director & founder
nova-Institute
Following on from Michael's presentation, panellists will take a deep dive into the world of CO2 utilisation in combination with renewable energies.

Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Infrastructure Development

Day1: October 20, 2021

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:50 am
Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

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.
 

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.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Financing hydrogen projects
Shiva Dustdar
Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory
European Investment Bank
Building out the hydrogen economy will require a combination of pricing transparency and commoditization as the industry makes projects affordable over the coming decade. Incentivizing supply and demand remains a challenge, and finding the right risk appetite amid market uncertainty is critical to driving projects as the hydrogen economy takes better shape. How do we make projects more bankable and improve guidance for which schemes are needed?
 

European policy landscape
Dr. Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Adviser
European Commission
The presentation will provide an overview of the current hydrogen landscape across the EU and what steps need to be taken to ensure technology is being developed at scale to help achieve net zero targets.
 

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.
 

PANEL DISCUSSION: What's holding hydrogen back? Investment or Technology?
Professor Phil Hart
Professor and Director of Energy and Power Centre for Energy and Power (Central)
Cranfield University
Shiva Dustdar
Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory
European Investment Bank
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 - 1:30 pm
Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production
1:30 pm - 5:30 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.

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.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Achieving the end goal of Green Hydrogen: What technology developments are required
Sam French
Business Development Director
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.

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.

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.

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Hydrogen Meet Energy Demands? Clean Hydrogen For a Green Recovery
Lennart van der Burg
Business Development Green Hydrogen
VolChem & TNO
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

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?
 

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.
 

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

Integrated hub for the optimization of renewable hydrogen costs in industrial and mobility applications
Tim Evison
SVP – Clean Hydrogen
Messer Group GmbH
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fuelling and Supplying Heavy-Duty Transport
Dr. David Hart
Director
E4tech
Tore Sylvester Jeppesen
Senior Vice President
Haldor Topsoe
Bill Ireland
CEO
Logan Energy
Richard Kenn
Sales & Service 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 infrasturture is required to meet these targets and how do we ensure that supply is kept with demand?
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Storage Solutions
1:30 pm - 4:30 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?

High-pressure cylinders for hydrogen transportation and storage
Jake Martin
Head of Business Development
Chesterfield Special Cylinders
The presentation will discuss high-pressure Type 1 steel vessels to be used for hydrogen storage in three new hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). CSC has designed a specialized high-pressure containment solution that is integrated into its new refueling station design and configured to enable cost-effective inspection and recertification with maximum availability throughout its life, using CSC’s integrity management services.

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
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Bremerhaven port as a maritime test field for hydrogen technologies
Robert Howe
Managing Director
Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG
The presentation will explain how to meet the growing demand for hydrogen and how the port can facilitate improved transportation, including transshipment facilities and related safety measures.

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Clean Hydrogen Coastline
Dr. Urban Keussen
CTO
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

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:50 am
Opening Plenary & Keynote Sessions
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fuel cell projects in the field of market activation and R&D within the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP
Malte Siemen
Programme Manager Electrolysis Technologies
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).
 

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.
 

The road toward mass production of fuel cells
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

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
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Design
1:30 pm - 5:30 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.

In pole position: developing hydrogen fuel cell prototypes in motorsport
Frédéric Veloso
Business Development Director
GreenGT
The presentation will discuss powertrain supply for cars entered in the hydrogen category, including the battery, engine and transmission at Le Mans 2024.

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.
Break
2:45 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.

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.

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring Recent Breakthroughs in Fuel Cell Design
Thorsten Hickmann
CEO
Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG
​Mardit Matian
Founder & Director
EH Group
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 - 12:30 pm

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.
 

Development of a physicochemical model for platinum degradation in fuel cells
Ralf Wascheck
Head of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Mobility
IAV
The presentation will discuss a functioning hydrogen economy in industry, including analysis, design and optimization of fuel cell supply chains along the entire hydrogen value chain from IAV’s point of view.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Up to the Test? Developing and Testing Fuel Cells
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 postion of strength?
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Manufacturing and Automation
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Accelerating fuel cell technology adoption for heavy-duty mobility
Nicolas Pocard
Director of Marketing
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.

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.

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

PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking the Potential for Fuel Cell Automation
Christian Gebauer
Head of Hydrogen Systems
Heraeus Precious Metal
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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