2022 Conference Agenda

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Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production

Systems Integration & Infrastructure

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

E-Fuels & Hydrogen Propulsion

Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production

Day1: October 19, 2022

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

9:00 am (CET)

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
Till Mansmann
Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
 

9:25 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

The Future of Hydrogen in the Energy System
Dr. Urban Keussen
Chief Technology Officer
EWE
 
Coffee Break -
10:30 am - 11:00 am (CET)
 

11:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

Championing Hydrogen Economy Pathways Towards Net Zero
Timothy Byrne
Vice President ClimateBright Technologies
Babcock & Wilcox
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 (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fuel of the Future: How the World Can Build a True Hydrogen Economy
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
Guido Schwartz
Senior Strategy & Business Development Lead #EcoMaT
Airbus 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 Break -
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm (CET)
 
Project Opportunities
2:20 pm - 5:25 pm (CET)

2:20 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

Green Energy Solutions - Have We Thought it Through?
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 (CET)

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.
Coffee Break -
3:35 pm - 3:50 pm (CET)
 

3:50 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

The Hydrogen Value Chain of Lower Saxony
Dr. Alexander Bedrunka
Hydrogen Expert
Climate Protection and Energy Agency Niedersachsen GmbH
Connecting the dots: Why cooperation is key to build the hydrogen economy cooperation: how clusters need to cooperate to create a whole value chain Velocity: how a new “deutschlandgeschwindigkeit” (German velocity) and crisis speed up the energy transition. And: Where do we still need to focus on increasing speed? Politics: 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.

4:45 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting the Dots: Why Cooperation is Key to build the Hydrogen Economy
Lis Blume
Communications
Hydrogen Network of Lower Saxony
Dr. Geert Tjarks
Head of Stakeholder Management, Business Unit Hydrogen
EWE AG
Sabrina Zellmer
Head of Department
Fraunhofer Institute for Layer and Surface Technology (IST)
This session will address: Cooperation: how clusters need to cooperate to create a whole value chain Velocity: how a new “deutschlandgeschwindigkeit” (German velocity) and crisis speed up the energy transition. And: Where do we still need to focus on increasing speed? Politics: 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 (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:30 am (CET)
 

10:30 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

Neuman & Esser: A Look Into Compressor Systems
Dennis Bauer
Area Sales Manager
Neuman & Esser
 

11:45 am (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recent Updates on Intergovernmental & International Collaboration
Laura Droste
Expert for Hydrogen and Synthetic Energy Carriers
German Energy Agency
Pieter de Jong
Program Manager Offshore Hydrogen RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables
Thorsten Herbert
Director Market Development and Public Affairs
Nel ASA
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 Break -
12:25 pm - 1:25 pm (CET)
 
Incorporating Clean Energy into the Energy Mix
1:25 pm - 5:10 pm (CET)

1:25 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
Coffee Break -
3:05 pm - 3:20 pm (CET)
 

3:20 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

The Challenges in Grid Connection of Up-Scaled Green Hydrogen Production Plants
Lorenz Beck
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)
The European ambitions for the production of green hydrogen require the industry, but also grid operators and regulation authorities to develop new technical guidelines and standards. The targeted capacity of 10 GW in Germany by 2030 demands a systemic research on multi-MW electrolysers connected to grid or directly coupled to wind turbines. It needs to be understood, whether electrolysers are capable in providing ancillary services in low-inertia grids or, on the other hand, even could cause severe grid perturbations. An electrolyser could be a suitable neighbour to a wind turbine, however the volatile energy production and the slow electrolysis downstream process need to harmonise. The Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven enables testing and validating grid extrema with its 44 MVA grid emulation system directly connected to electrolysers.

4:30 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Facing the Future of Hydrogen and Seizing Today’s Opportunities
Rupert Stevens
Power Assembly Product Group Manager
Dynex
Lorenz Beck
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)
Viktor Lenz
Team Lead Power System Studies
ABB AS
Steven Oji
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Hyfindr GmbH
hyfindr logo
This session highlights challenges and opportunities to bring down costs to allow hydrogen to become widely used and scale up technologies.

Systems Integration & Infrastructure

Day1: October 19, 2022

OPENING KEYNOTES - Integration with Wider Energy Mix
9:00 am - 12:40 pm (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

Hydrogen Solutions for a Sustainable Tomorrow
Christian Herwerth
Technology Expert & Computational Mechanical Engineer
Linde
As liquid hydrogen plays an increasingly significant role in decarbonizing tomorrow’s industry and mobility, a smooth system integration strategy from production facilities to utilization is required. The presentation will give a brief overview of LH2 benefits and summarize the current state of the art. The demonstration of major milestones will include an introduction to liquefaction technology, distribution and storage equipment, as well as selected applications of LH2 for the mobility sector.
 

9:25 am (CET)

Hydrogen, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle to Achieve Net Zero
Adamo Screnci
Deputy CEO
Hydrogen Refueling Solutions
To ensure the transition of energy, electricity storage is crucial. Chemicals are therefore necessary to store and transport energy in great quantities. Hydrogen is a way to produce, store, transport and use energy in different ways. Hydrogen can be used both to produce electricity and to feed the industry. Thus, it connects electricity and chemicals. While the energy system is depending more and more on sustainable energies, hydrogen has a role to play in the production of clean electricity, being one of the leading options for long-term energy storage. It can overcome the subsequence and availability issues of renewable energies and bring the necessary flexibility so they can be part of the energetic mix. Hydrogen is a way to carry energy over long distances and to spread it across sectors and regions. Renewable energies will produce the most, it will then have to be stored, distributed and thus enhanced. With the costs of renewable energies dropping, hydrogen can therefore be seen as renewable energy's best friend and vice-versa. Accordingly, transport and storage costs will play a significant role in the competitiveness of hydrogen. Its value will now result from its availability as the share of MWh will become marginal.
 

9:50 am (CET)

The Kawasaki Hydrogen Road - Development of Innovative Hydrogen Technologies
Dr Nurettin Tekin
Hydrogen Product Manager
Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. considers the whole supply chain for hydrogen application and has developed different technologies for each link of the supply chain. The chain ranges from hydrogen production, storage, land & over sea transport and utilization of hydrogen via gas turbines, as the final link.
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)
 

10:45 am (CET)

Roadmap to Hydrogen Quality Management
Christian Spitta
Head of Department
ZBT GmbH
For the analysis of this hydrogen quality, a laboratory was set up at ZBT and established as one of three European laboratories. In parallel, a system for sampling at hydrogen refuelling stations was developed, CE certified and tested. These developments are supported by the CEP and H2Mobility.
 

11:10 am (CET)

Hydrogen Compression, a Key Element across the Hydrogen Value Chain
Salah Mahdy
Global Director for the Hydrogen Market
Howden
A major challenge for the hydrogen is its low volumetric energy density, which makes using it at very high pressures and with very large volumes a necessity to overcome this challenge. The compression is the tool we achieve this, and why the compressors are the only key equipment that sits everywhere across the hydrogen value chain. This makes the compression a key element across the Hydrogen Value Chain and plays a role in reducing the levelized cost of hydrogen and enable the hydrogen economy.
 

11:35 am (CET)

The Battolyser, Worlds First Electrolyser and Battery in one, Delivers Green Hydrogen at the Lowest Cost through Break-through Technology
Mattijs Slee
CEO
Battolyser Systems
Realising an affordable energy transition in which sufficient energy supply is secured, is one of the key challenges of our generation. In a world where most energy comes from solar and wind we face misalignment between supply and demand. In addition to that we also need to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and heavy transport. A Battolyser can store electricity from renewable power and produce hydrogen. This opens the door for new business models in which we help balancing the grid and produce green hydrogen at the lowest cost. Imagine… always clean energy.
 

12:00 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging Existing Assets and Infrastructure to Scale up the Hydrogen Economy
Gloria Puliga
Researcher
Liuc University of Castellanza
Salah Mahdy
Global Director for the Hydrogen Market
Howden
Christian Spitta
Head of Department
ZBT GmbH
Vincent Designolle
Hydrogen Cluster Director
Vallourec
Adamo Screnci
Deputy CEO
Hydrogen Refueling Solutions
Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and its applications today range across a number of industries such as oil refining, ammonia and steel production. This allows us to leverage existing assets and infrastructure to scale up the hydrogen economy by combining a range of new technologies enabling the basis for regional hydrogen hubs.
 
Lunch Break -
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm (CET)
 
Project Opportunities
1:40 pm - 5:00 pm (CET)

1:40 pm (CET)

Development of Cross-Border Hydrogen Transport and Storage Infrastructure
Dr. Rene Peters
Director, Gas Technology
TNO
In order to enable security of supply of hydrogen to the market, an extensive transport network and connected large scale storage for hydrogen is required. Connecting the retrofitted gas networks of The Netherlands and West Germany will enlarge the capacity for transport and connect the main production and future import centres for hydrogen near shore with the main industrial clusters in demand for hydrogen. TNO has analyzed together with FZ Julich and DENA how such a cross-border hydrogen network could be developed and how much import and storage capacity for hydrogen is required until 2050. The results of this HY3 study (www.hy3.eu) will be presented.

2:05 pm (CET)

Update Clean H2 at Brainergy Park
Christoph Erdmann
Vice President On-site
Messer Group
Operators of FC bus or truck fleets are dependent on highest reliability of hydrogen supply as well as flexible expansion options, and they appreciate supply of all related services. The county of Düren / Germany has decided to introduce buses and trains powered by Clean Hydrogen into the local public transport environment. The presentation demonstrates meeting these targets by implementation of an on-site hydrogen production plant and optimal use of all co-products. As a result, product quality, efficiency and reliability at maximum cost efficiency is achieved for public transport based on Clean Hydrogen.

2:30 pm (CET)

Subcooled Liquid Hydrogen Storage for Long Haul Truck Application: Challenges and Opportunities
Julien Hergott
Powertrain Engineer, Multiphysic System Expert
Faurecia
Dr. Guillaume Petitpas PhD
Senior R&D Engineer - LH2 specialist
Air Liquide
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In this presentation, we will discuss the key design targets as well as main architecture trade-off to be made that will enable the technology to be the most adequate for long haul trucks with high autonomy needs.

2:55 pm (CET)

Opportunities and Challenges to Upgrading Gas Networks for Hydrogen Blending or 100% H2 and Related Projects
Corin Taylor
Principal Consultant
DNV
The session will describe opportunities for gas networks to repurpose to blended and 100% hydrogen, the associated technical and economic issues, the key pilot projects, and the need for focused policies to ensure that hydrogen pipeline networks can realise their full potential.
Coffee Break -
3:20 pm - 3:35 pm (CET)
 

3:35 pm (CET)

Hydrogen Distribution – Development Towards High Efficient Gaseous Hydrogen Transportation
Matthias Kötter
Head of Sales at Wystrach
Hexagon Purus
How does hydrogen storage, transportation and mobile refueling work? Our presentation will explain the state of the art in hydrogen distribution with trucks, railways and even ships.

4:00 pm (CET)

State of the Art of Hydrogen in Italy: Competencies, Technologies and Business Opportunities
Gloria Puliga
Researcher
Liuc University of Castellanza
Hydrogen can have different applications and companies may have several opportunities in front of them. The joint work conducted by Interfluid Srl and Liuc - Università Cattaneo adopts a scientific methodology, i.e. the skills-applications matrix tool, to better understand such opportunities. The study details Interfluid’s competencies and other competencies needed to enter a market. In addition, it identifies the market areas in which these competencies can be a source of value by analysing the market trends, forecasting of the different areas of applications in terms of demands, and their readiness in terms of technical risk, market risk and complementary assets available. Then, for each area of interest, LIUC detailed the main players by analyzing publications, patents, trade fairs, founded projects and newspaper data ending up with the possible network of collaboration that is “under construction” in Italy.

4:20 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating an Effective Hydrogen Ecosystem
Corin Taylor
Principal Consultant
DNV
Dr Nurettin Tekin
Hydrogen Product Manager
Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe
Charles Cooke
Sustainable Energy Technology Lead
TTP plc
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Hydrogen ecosystem requires multiple partners across the energy industry, the control systems within each hub will have a different range of systems from many vendors, as well as a wide range of functionalities and communication protocols.

Day2: October 20, 2022

Production Technologies & Solutions
9:00 am - 12:50 pm (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

Selected EU Funding Programmes Supporting Hydrogen Technology Development
Alan Haigh
Senior Expert, Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe
European Commission
Many EU based funding programmes are available to support hydrogen technology research, innovation and deployment. This presentation will provide an overview of several programme such as the H2020 Green Deal Call, Horizon Europe instruments and partnerships, the Innovation Fund, the LIFE programme and Member State managed programmes such as ERDF.
 

9:35 am (CET)

Step by Step Solutions for Ports
Graeme Maclean
Principal Consultant
Ricardo
Ports are part of a wide-reaching energy and human ecosystem and the transition to net-zero impacts on both. This presentation will provide a short overview of several real-life projects from ports around the world. The typical challenges that ports are facing when transitioning to a net zero future include the upskilling of workforces, the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, relations between the need for energy and selection of the right energy carrier, and the impact of policy on decision making processes. We will finish with a few examples of the deployment of hydrogen into various size vessels and how bespoke engineering can help accelerate industry transition to net zero.
 

10:00 am (CET)

Hydrogen Backbone Link Project - Connecting Scotland to the European Hydrogen Backbone
Callum Milne
Project Manager
Net Zero Technology Centre
To achieve objectives and reach net zero affordable hydrogen transport is fundamental, with a huge opportunity for the oil and gas sector to support the development of the hydrogen economy by repurposing existing infrastructure. The Hydrogen Backbone Link project aims to connect Scotland to the European Hydrogen Backbone to create export opportunities for Green H2 and H2 technologies. This will support the development of a pan-European hydrogen infrastructure, creating export capability by repurposing and optimising existing pipeline infrastructure and developing complementary options such as marine transport by ship. The project will consider how a hydrogen pipeline network could be established between proposed energy hubs and existing national grid infrastructure linking ports and other infrastructure. The outcomes will help provide an insight to the technologies required for potential repurposing and operational technologies. Phase 1 of the project has started and will identify options for export methods and all associated infrastructure and systems required including existing and new technologies.
 

10:25 am (CET)

Storage of Hydrogen in Storengy's Salt Caverns in France and Germany
Daniel Mercer
Head of Business Development
Storengy - ENGIE
Anil Kalyanpur
Hydrogen Business Developer
Storengy - Engie
In this presentation, Storengy will give insight into current H2-infrastructure projects in different stages in Europe, including projects on building new or retrofitting existing salt caverns for 100% H2. Additionally, the ENGIE Group is planning the power-to-gas flagship project HyNetherlands in Eemshaven (NL), from which green hydrogen (GW scale) will be transported to the Bremen metropolitan region via retrofitted pipelines, which will be presented shortly.
 
Coffee Break -
10:50 am - 11:05 am (CET)
 

11:05 am (CET)

Impact of Hydrogen Applications to Vehicle Architecture
Roberto Diesel
Vice President Energy System and Drivetrain
EDAG
Covering - The field of energy systems and drivetrain​, the impacts to hard and software​ and the flexible storage system (HyBat) for hydrogen solutions​.
 

11:30 am (CET)

Ammonia for Hydrogen Transport, Storage and Utilisation
Dr. Clemens Patzschke
Project Manager R&D
EnBW AG
The long-distance transport of liquid hydrogen remains challenging owing to a high energy penalty associated with liquification and extreme transport conditions. The use of ammonia (NH3) for hydrogen transport and storage offers a promising alternative supply route. The required infrastructure for inland logistics, such as ammonia barges, pipelines and storage facilities are mature technologies and are in commercial use worldwide (though not yet on the required scale). One use case for ammonia is its utilisation in gas turbines. Here, combustion of a partially cracked gas might be the favourable utilisation route, since the enrichment of NH3 with H2 improves flame characteristics and lowers NOx production. Another use case is the direct use of H2 involving the use of ammonia crackers, which thermally decompose the ammonia over a catalytically active surface in the temperature range 400–800 °C and at elevated pressures. This presentation will briefly explain these value chains and then focus on the challenges, opportunities and economics of ammonia utilisation (e.g. ammonia-to-power).
 

11:55 am (CET)

Existing Infrastructure as Enabler for Efficiently Integrating Power-to-X Systems
Alexander Kotschi
Country Market Director Germany - Energy
Ramboll
For the future hydrogen and power-to-X systems we will not need and be able to build all infrastructure from scratch. Previous power plant and industrial sites with existing grid infrastructure can be re-used. Existing biomass power generation can be combined with CCUS and H2 production to Power-to-X. Power-to-X can be a source of district heating when using excess heat for heat networks while producing fuel for mobility applications.
 

12:20 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Green Hydrogen: A key Investment for the Energy Transition
Dr Hamish Nichol
Energy Sector Lead
Reaction Engines
Alan Haigh
Senior Expert, Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe
European Commission
Luc Graré
Head of International Business
Lhyfe GmbH
Anna Jabloniec-Grüger
Head of Business Development and Sales
Tractebel Engie
Technology has advanced to allow hydrogen to be produced, stored, moved, and used more safely and efficiently. The session will highlight how we might move towards large-scale green hydrogen use cases and the role measurement technologies play in driving greater efficiencies across the value chain.
 
Lunch Break -
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm (CET)
 
Incorporating Clean Energy into the Energy Mix
1:50 pm - 5:10 pm (CET)

1:50 pm (CET)

Hydrogen as a Key Element for the Sector Integration of the Renewable Energies
Dr. Alexander Dyck
Head of Department - Urban and Building Technologies
DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems
The focus of the work is on researching and developing prototypes and technology concepts in order to be able to reliably supply highly urbanized regions with energy in the future. Through sector integration, new flexibilities can be created by hydrogen use. This assist to ensure people's mobility and the supply of electricity and heat as well as the provision of chemical precursors on renewable sources. How can hydrogen contribute to stabilize a renewable energy system? We are testing technologies to use i. e. fuel cell vehicles to support the future supply of electricity and heat to buildings, neighbourhoods and urban districts with a decentralized approach and to ensure it in times of low renewable energy generation. Additionally, the integration of hydrogen into the future energy system requires large-volume intermediate storage and buffering of the energy carrier. Underground salt storage facilities are ideally suited for this purpose. The technical design, operational management and infrastructural embedding are the subject of current research questions. Also, the hydrogen quality has to been proven for different application fields.

2:15 pm (CET)

Developing the Hydrogen Value Chain with Industrialization and Digitalization
Dirk Bauerkämper
Head of New Energy
Weidmüller Interface
In the hydrogen industry, electrotechnical and automation products from Weidmüller are used by the members of the process chain – from generation, storage and supply to further processing. As a member of the value chain, the megatrends of industrialisation and digitalisation are supported, which are both crucial for the fast ramp-up of hydrogen industry. In the area of industrialisation, Weidmüller products and solutions support state-of-the-art production technologies, especially standardisation and modularisation of electrical installations, to increase hydrogen industry´s performance. As part of digitalisation, Weidmüller supports a successful, future-oriented value creation while reducing OPEX. To achieve this, solutions are offered for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, hydrogen plant coordination and optimisation.

2:40 pm (CET)

Open, Scalable, Powerful: Future-Proof Automation of the Green Hydrogen Supply Chain
Franziska Rostan
Process Industry Manager
BECKHOFF Automation
The hydrogen industry faces the challenge of combining climate policy and economic goals along the entire hydrogen value chain. From generation over transport to consumption, a large number of different process steps have to be implemented. Efficient automation of the individual process steps can make a decisive contribution to achieving these goals.
Coffee Break -
3:05 pm - 3:20 pm (CET)
 

3:20 pm (CET)

Materials for Hydrogen Applications – Comparison of Properties and Standard Requirements
Charlotte Ulfvin
Senior R&D Engineer
Alleima
Given the rapid increase of hydrogen as energy carrier and fuel, the demand for stainless steel grades compliant with the hydrogen atmosphere is ditto growing. Alleima (former Sandvik Materials Technology) has several grades fulfilling the applicable standards within the area of concern, tested at a high hydrogen pressure at low temperature. The test was performed by SSRT and the result is based on ductility parameters and fracture surface evaluation.

3:45 pm (CET)

Hydrogen Storage Innovation for Mobility Applications: Type 3 or Type 4 Cylinders?
Jim Gregory
European Alternative Fuel Business Development Manager
Luxfer Gas Cylinders
As we see hydrogen move into a central component of many European energy strategies – part of which look at achieving more efficient, sustainable transport solutions – what is the most effective type of gas storage for a variety of mobility applications?

4:10 pm (CET)

Fire Protection and Cryogenic Spill Protection for Hydrogen Production, Storage and Processing
Dr. Michael Overs
Key Account Manager Oil, Gas & Chemical Processing
AkzoNobel
The production, storage and further processing of hydrogen will increase significantly in the coming years. Hydrogen is increasingly needed as an energy storage medium and as a raw material, e.g. for the production of synthetic hydrocarbons. Due to its chemical and physical properties, hydrogen places special demands on plant safety. With the Chartek product line, AkzoNobel has decades of experience in protecting offshore and onshore oil and gas production and processing facilities. In our presentation, we will report on experiences in these areas, show parallels as well as differences between protection systems for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen and present approaches for the protection of hydrogen facilities.

4:30 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Technology Validation and Enhancing the Value Chain
Bart de Vries
Business Development & Sales Manager
VONK
Dirk Bauerkämper
Head of New Energy
Weidmüller Interface
Ulf Joergensen
Chief Executive Officer
H2 Core Systems GmbH
Thorsten Harder
Product Manager
Burckhardt Compression
Building a solid foundation for hydrogen to become the fuel of the future requires that automation technologies, collaborative engineering and partners with domain expertise work understand the hydrogen value chain, while using existing infrastructure to help accelerate hydrogen’s development as a pervasive, reliable energy source. The session will explore how we might validate the technologies needed to produce, transport, store and consume hydrogen.

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Day1: October 19, 2022

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

9:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:30 am (CET)
 

10:30 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
 

11:15 am (CET)

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.
 

11:40 am (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Fuel Cell Micro-CHP Market in Different European Countries
Hans Korteweg
Managing Director
COGEN Europe
In this session we welcome Germany and Belgium which are the 2 countries where the fuel cell micro-CHP technology has taken off and is more advanced thanks to generous government-backed subsidy schemes. The panelists will also talk about the future potential of stationary fuel cells, including ideas such as Virtual Power Plants.
 
Lunch Break -
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm (CET)
 
Project Opportunities
1:20 pm - 5:10 pm (CET)

1:20 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
Coffee Break -
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm (CET)
 

3:15 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)
 

10:45 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
 

11:30 am (CET)

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 Break -
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm (CET)
 
Testing, Digitisation and Automation (Cost Reduction)
1:10 pm - 5:00 pm (CET)

1:10 pm (CET)

Leak Testing and Automated Stacking – Key to Efficient Production of Fuel Cells
Patrick Reich
Head of Industry Management
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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
Coffee Break -
2:50 pm - 3:05 pm (CET)
 

3:05 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging Opportunities in Digitisation and Automation for Manufacturing
Dr. Florian Gehrig
CEO
Aalberts surface technologies
Patrick Reich
Head of Industry Management
Zeltwanger
Roel van de Pas
Vice President Strategy & Industrialization
Nedstack
Jonas Frühling
Research Associate
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?

E-Fuels & Hydrogen Propulsion

Day1: October 19, 2022

Powering a Climate-Neutral Future
9:00 am - 12:10 pm (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

Powering a Climate-Neutral Future
Denis Thomas
Global Business Development Leader - Electrolyzers
Cummins Inc
The transportation sector currently produces roughly 20% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and, based on current policies, it is estimated that emissions from transportation will rise by 60% between 2015 and 2050 globally. So, finding more sustainable sources of energy for the transportation sector is paramount in combatting global warming. This calls for further investment in efuels as the demand and supply is created.
 

9:25 am (CET)

Overview of Political Strategies and Funding Possibilities within E-Fuels
Johannes Daum
Head of Division Hydrogen, Alternative Fuels and Fuel Cells
NOW GmbH
Renewable fuels are one important technology to reach the climate protection targets in the transport sector. They are needed in addition to a broad uptake of electric batteries and hydrogen/fuel cell mobility. Therefore the German government supports renewable fuels with a toolset of different strategies and measures. E-Fuels are for example one important element in the German Hydrogen Strategy. Implementing measures for E-Fuels include funding for R&D, investment support as well as a regulatory framework to ramp up the use of E-Fuels.
 

9:50 am (CET)

Hydrogen-Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) in Europe
Bernd Friedrichs
Engineer- Test and Automation
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
The presentation would consist of an introduction in our hydrogen development topics, a comparison between Fuel Cell and H2-ICE applications and some more detailed results from prior H2-ICE investigations.
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)
 

10:45 am (CET)

The Need for Green Hydrogen for the Scale-Up of Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Misha Valk
Head of Capacity Development Europe
SkyNRG
The session will highlight sustainable aviation fuel market outlook and role of PtL fuel and address the challenges of developing green H2 capacity in the context of SAF production. Followed by the potential solutions and stakeholders needed to overcome these challenges, including governments.
 

11:10 am (CET)

Regulatory Framework and Market Design in the EU: How to create a Target Market for eFuels ?
Ralf Diemer
Managing Director
eFuels Alliance
In a CO2-neutral future, eFuels will be needed in many areas, such as transport and off-road, energy supply and industry. The technology to produce eFuels is ready and can be supplied by many companies all over the world but also in the EU. Major challenges are ahead: How can we trigger the uptake of industrialized production of eFuels? How can we shape a market design in the EU? What should a proper regulatory framework look like? This presentation wants to give some insights to these major challenges.
 

11:30 am (CET)

Panel Discussion: The Future of Hydrogen and E-Fuels
Ralf Diemer
Managing Director
eFuels Alliance
Denis Thomas
Global Business Development Leader - Electrolyzers
Cummins Inc
Johannes Daum
Head of Division Hydrogen, Alternative Fuels and Fuel Cells
NOW GmbH
Based on plans for a carbon-neutral economy in 2050, this session will highlight a holistic framework to assess the real potential of e-fuels its future and stakeholder engagement necessary to continue momentum and accelerate growth an investment.
 
Lunch Break -
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm (CET)
 
Hydrogen-Based Propulsion Systems
1:30 pm - 5:10 pm (CET)

1:30 pm (CET)

Green Hydrogen for Mobility - H2 Infrastructure Rethought
Jens Conrad
Business Development Manager Deutschland
Everfuel
Everfuel offers green hydrogen (H2) for emission-free mobility at economic conditions throughout Europe. The company is headquartered in Herning, Denmark. In the core markets, including Germany, separate companies have been founded. One of these is Everfuel GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary based in Cologne. By serving the entire H2-value change includes both the supply of green hydrogen and the construction and operation of the filling station infrastructure competitive prices are possible. Offering a complete solution for customers, lowers the entry hurdle for fleet operators significantly. In our module, they only pay for the hydrogen dispensed and can continue to focus fully on their core business. Issues such as the approval process, planning and construction of the H2 filling station are handled by Everfuel in consultation with the public transport company. The same applies to the operation of the station, including maintenance and delivery of green hydrogen. Due to a holistic view of the hydrogen economy - from production to the delivery of hydrogen at the filling station - there are, among other things, economic advantages. This allows Everfuel to offer potential customers a permanent transition to a zero-emission, one-to-one conversion of fleets and industrial plants currently powered by fossil fuels at competitive operating costs. In our view, this approach offers many advantages for public transport customers, among others. From our experience and many discussions with public transport and logistic companies, we have repeatedly noticed that the H2 infrastructure in particular represents a high barrier to entry. This we need to tackle jointly with consumers. Among other things Everfuel is also currently developing a mobile/flexible H2 refueling station solution for fleet operators who initially want to start with a few vehicles or demonstration projects. This solution is also designed to facilitate the entry into hydrogen mobility.

1:55 pm (CET)

The Sustainable Future of Hydrogen in Aviation: From Drones to Large Passenger Aircraft
Roel van Benthem
Lead R&D Engineer Hydrogen Systems
Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre
An overview of the developments at NLR (Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre) in the Netherlands is given about the progress made within the hydrogen research program. The feasibility of having high pressure hydrogen (GH2) on board of a fuel cell powered drone is demonstrated with the HYDRA 1 &2 drones. The liquid hydrogen infrastructure at NLR is ready to support a planned first demonstration flight on LH2 end-off 2022.

2:20 pm (CET)

Hydrogen from Propeller to Propeller: Creating the Right Framework for Hydrogen Application in Maritime Sector
Helmut Behrens
Director of Sales
Siemens Energy
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Hydrogen from Propeller the Propeller covers Siemens Energy’s complete story line from wind generation – hydrogen production – re-electrification – electric distribution on ships for propulsion.
Coffee Break -
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm (CET)
 

3:15 pm (CET)

Hydrogen Ready Gas Engines with MW Size
Klaus Payrhuber
Strategic Product Development Manager
Innio Jenbacher
This presentation focuses on hydrogen readiness of distributed power and CHP solutions. in order to avoid carbon lock-in investments, gas power plants, if large or small in power output, should be ready for conversion to renewable fuels such as hydrogen when becoming available. Distributed power solutions are installed at sites where both power and heat are used and therefore achieve very high fuel utilization rates of 90% and more. Combined with heat storages and back-up boilers, distributed CHP solutions can operate very flexible and run only when not enough renewable electricity supply is available. INNIO has demonstrated the conversion of a 1 MW CHP plant from natural gas to hydrogen operation with plant operator HanseWerk Natur in Germany. Achievements such as output, efficiency and emissions when operating on hydrogen fuel will be discussed. INNIO has developed a hydrogen readiness concept that is applicable for all distributed power and CHP plants. While some engines are already available to run on 100% hydrogen fuel, others will follow the next couple years. Another hydrogen CHP example from South Korea will be presented as well.

3:40 pm (CET)

A Novel Multi-Mode Combustion Strategy for Hydrogen Engines
D. Ryan Williams
Manager – SI Engine R&D
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Combustion of hydrogen in an internal combustion engine is a pathway to near-zero tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions. The automotive industry is rapidly shifting towards a fully electric future, especially for smaller vehicles. However, a gap remains for larger vehicles where batteries would be too large, too expensive, and take too long to charge for some commercial applications. Low carbon fuels are seen as a potential solution for larger vehicle classes, and hydrogen is the ultimate low carbon fuel when considering just the tailpipe. Hydrogen is a unique fuel, it has several properties which make it an excellent choice of fuel for an IC engine. However, it also has several properties which lead to challenges with IC engine combustion.

4:05 pm (CET)

Preliminary Design of Fuel Cell Powered Propulsion Units for Modern Regional Aircraft
Thimo Bielsky
Research Associate, Institute of Aircraft Systems Engineering
Hamburg University of Technology
An important aspect of overall systems design is to conduct concept studies in which a suitable systems architecture is to be determined based on the top-level aircraft requirements (TLAR). This includes the evaluation of several architecture concepts based on relevant key performance indicators, for example energy consumption, mass, cost, and ecological balance. For this purpose, the GeneSys software framework is being developed at the Institute of Aircraft Systems Engineering (Hamburg University of Technology), which can be used to perform the overall systems design for conventional aircraft as well as for modern, hydrogen-powered concept aircraft. The scope of current research projects includes the preliminary design of fuel cells and their peripheral systems (e.g. air supply, hydrogen supply, thermal management) for both electric propulsion and aircraft on-board systems power supply concepts. A concept for a hydrogen-based regional aircraft, which is powered by fuel cells, has been derived based on existing aircraft models. This hydrogen-based concept aircraft has ten propulsion units in total. Each unit contains a hybrid fuel cell system, the peripherals, an electric motor, and a propeller. The GeneSys software framework is used to define and design different systems architectures for the aircraft. Here, the focus lies on power supply strategies for the aircraft on-board systems. The presentation will briefly introduce the GeneSys framework for overall systems design. Moreover, the preliminary design of the mentioned propulsion units is presented. This includes important findings, such as sensitivities of system parameters, which may arise due to different power supply concepts. Finally, the complexity during the conceptual design phase due to the high number of interfaces and dependencies between the systems are shown.

4:30 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking Opportunities in Hydrogen-Based Propulsion Systems
Misha Valk
Head of Capacity Development Europe
SkyNRG
Helmut Behrens
Director of Sales
Siemens Energy
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Roel van Benthem
Lead R&D Engineer Hydrogen Systems
Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre
David Thackray
Marketing Director
Tevva Electric & Hydrogen Trucks
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Achieving the long-term climate goals requires vehicle propulsion systems in all sectors with a CO2 and emissions footprint close to ZERO. Hydrogen as energy carrier and the corresponding fuel cell propulsion are a promising cornerstone for future ground transportation as well as for the aviation industry. Fuel cell propulsion systems introduce hybrid topologies with very complex operating strategies and many components interacting with each other.

Day2: October 20, 2022

Deployment of E-Fuels on a Commercial Scale
9:00 am - 12:10 pm (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

Blended Technology Approach To Zero Emission HGV’s (Hydrogen & Electric) To Achieve Lower Overall Total Cost Of Ownership & Bolster Overall Sustainability – an OEM perspective
David Thackray
Marketing Director
Tevva Electric & Hydrogen Trucks
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Hydrogen and/or electric? Why a blended approach makes sense? The Role of hydrogen fuel cells in optimising batteries TCO.
 

9:25 am (CET)

E-fuels Produced from Methanol – A German Technology Solution from CAC
Jörg Engelmann
CEO and Chairman
CAC Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH
The main focus of this session will highlight CAC's proprietary technologies for the production of synthetic fuels (gasoline and kerosene) derived from (e-)methanol. The start of development of the Methanol-To-Fuel technology goes back to the year 2008 and led to a market-ready state to produce synthetic gasoline in industrial-scale plants. A brief overview on the history, the process scheme, the gasoline properties and practical applications will be presented. In addition, CAC will give impressions of their Methanol-To-Jet Fuel technology for the production of SAF and therefore the introduction of a new SAF production pathway.
 

9:50 am (CET)

Hydrogen Based Propulsion as Key Enabler in a Sustainable Climate-Neutral Aviation System
Ron van Manen
Head Of Strategic Development
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
The Clean Aviation programme has defined three major “thrusts” for its 4.1bn€ research programme: (hybrid-)electric regional aircraft, ultra-efficient short/medium range aircraft, and hydrogen-powered aircraft in order to make the required “skip a generation” shift in aircraft performance within the coming decade. Clean Aviation (a public private partnership under the European Union’s Horizon Europe flagship Research and Innovation Framework Programme) will develop and demonstrate aircraft technology that will enable net CO2 reductions of up to 90% compared to today’s state-of-the-art aircraft when combined with the effect of drop-in sustainable fuels [SAF], or “true zero” CO2 airborne emissions when using hydrogen as fuel.
 
Coffee Break -
10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)
 

10:45 am (CET)

The Role of Students in the Aviation Energy Transition
Wouter van der Linden
Team Manager
AeroDelft
This session will provide an insight into how students currently experience as well as aspire to contribute to the energy transition in the aviation industry. Despite us lacking the years of experience and knowledge veterans in this field do have, we believe surprisingly many and valuable lessons can be learned from students, and that we can and should play a critical role in this energy transition.
 

11:10 am (CET)

Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines - The Better Fuel Cell?
Rolf Schicke
Project Manager Hydrogen Systems
Eura AG
Hydrogen internal combustion engines (HYICEs) are very often considered as being only the second choice - behind fuel cells. However, there is a number of inherent advantages of hydrogen combustion engines compared to fuel cells: 1.) combustion engines are much more robust than fuel cells. There is no need for extremely high purity (i.e. grade 5.0) of hydrogen as is the case with fuel cells which does require certain means for cleaning up for instance hydrogen produced by electrolysis or delivered by pipeline. In addition, in harsh environments like sometimes in agriculture or construction works a hydrogen engine can tolerate dust and (in the case of a fuel cell: toxic) gaseous species without damage or weak performance whereas in the case of a fuel cell a number of substances (for instance sulphur or chlorine compounds) will lead to a (often irreversible) decrease of catalytic activity resulting in lower performance (and at the end in the need to replace the stack ...); 2.) the industry (carmakers, Tier one suppliers) for manufacturing combustion engines is well established for decades. As a consequence, today ́s engines (produced in large quantities) are highly efficient and optimised devices. The overall system efficiency of a PEM fuel cell propulsion system and a hydrogen drive train are rather similar; 3.) due to the manufacturing competencies for engines (optimised over decades) and also the type of (raw) materials needed the specific productions costs of an internal combustion engine (around some 50 € per kW) will remain far below the specific costs of a fuel cell traction system (today about a factor of (at least) 10 higher), not only regarding the next few years but for the mid-term future and very likely also beyond. Fuel cell developments over the past 25 years did not (so far) result in competitive manufacturing costs compared to combustion engines although the structure of a fuel cell system (even the core component, the stack) is much less complicated; 4.) when running on „lean“ hydrogen / air mixtures (i.e. lambda > 2,5), hydrogen ICEs show still a good performance (i.e. reasonable specific power density) while NO_x emissions are very low. 5.) the introduction of hydrogen combustion engines into the market, particularly regarding heavy trucks,would reduce carbon dioxide emissions (from burning fossil fuels) presumably much faster than the relatively slow market entrance of fuel cell trucks (which, in addition, does require substantial amounts of subsidies to be accepted by fleet operators / logistic companies). There are other factors as well (for instance the large impact on work forces required for both technologies). These, together with examples of practical systems illustrating the characteristics / advantages / disadvantages of both drive train technologies, will be presented.
 

11:30 am (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: E-fuels Usability The Answer To Future Fuel Requirements
Dr. Markus Münz
VDMA Engines and Systems
VDMA
Dr. Lisa Belkhichane
A&D Industry Sustainability Value Expert
Dassault Systèmes
Gert Hartmans
Operations Research Consultant
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Ron van Manen
Head Of Strategic Development
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
From nations, corporations, and energy and utility enterprises to start-ups, the industry has placed their bets on the e-fuels as the future energy carrier that will replace fossil energy. Based on plans for a carbon-neutral economy in 2050, the session will discuss e-fuels usability and assess the real potential of e-fuels and why they deserve greater attention.
 
Lunch Break -
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm (CET)
 
Opportunities and Synergies that E-Fuels Could Benefit From
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm (CET)

1:30 pm (CET)

New Engine Design for Hydrogen in Zero Carbon Aviation
Gert Hartmans
Operations Research Consultant
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Hydrogen as sustainable e-fuel has unique properties providing both opportunities and constraints. 100 years of carbon combustion technology development is not the best starting point for future hydrogen usage in aviation. COMOAB has a new engine concept that builds on the opportunities provided by hydrogen and avoids the constraints hydrogen fuel usage poses to existing combustion engine technology. Zero carbon commercial aircraft propulsion solutions need to provide a long cruise range and high thrust at take-off at the lowest possible weight. A hybrid solution with a (small) battery electric propulsion with hydrogen combustion engine hybrid generating electricity fits these requirements. Avoiding the low efficiencies of jet and reciprocating engines, the COMOAB design provides a lower cost, lower weight design with a efficient conversion of hydrogen to torque.

1:55 pm (CET)

Hydrogen Powered Aviation Through Digitalization
Dr. Lisa Belkhichane
A&D Industry Sustainability Value Expert
Dassault Systèmes
Reducing climate change is a critical challenge worldwide. With the imperative to reduce carbon footprint, hydrogen propulsion has the potential to play a major part of the aviation decarbonization. One key component for realizing the potential of hydrogen is the collaboration through the digital continuity, from organizations to leaders and jurisdictions but also across all hydrogen programs. Using a single source of truth accelerates product delivery, enabling system integration among all program partners and suppliers. It also supports decision-makers and investors in deploying hydrogen at scale, by accelerating innovations, reducing costs and developing the workforce of tomorrow.

2:20 pm (CET)

Sodium Borohydrides as Sustainable, Circular Hydrogen Storage Material
Chris Slootweg
Associate Professor at the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam
In this session we will elaborate on our recently developed circular, waste-free method to regenerate the solid hydrogen carrier NaBH4 through the electrochemical recycling of the NaBO2 spent fuel. This discovery lays the groundwork for the large-scale application of sodium borohydride as sustainable hydrogen storage medium, and thus opens up exciting opportunities for importing hydrogen an a large, commercial scale.
Coffee Break -
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm (CET)
 

3:15 pm (CET)

Tradability of Sustainable Aviation Fuels: the Role of Book and Claim
Matteo Micheli
Senior Expert - Hydrogen and Power-to-X
German Energy Agency - dena
Optimal production sites for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from green hydrogen are often far from points of consumption. SAF produced from green hydrogen is thus likely to be traded internationally. Both the private sector and policymakers have shown interest in a Book and Claim-based tracking model to allow for a faster, broader uptake of SAF in the energy system. What can be the role of Book and Claim?

3:40 pm (CET)

Hydrogen for the Energy Sector and Mobility
Matěj Jakubec
Sales Manager
DEVINN s.r.o.
This session shares insights from a hydrogen integrator perspective. Synergy of batteries with hydrogen and the use of hydrogen in heavy & duty industry.

4:05 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Scenario Analysis for E-Fuels in the Global Energy System
Dr. Markus Münz
VDMA Engines and Systems
VDMA
Dirk Ortlieb
Managing Director
Simerics
Chris Slootweg
Associate Professor at the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam
Matteo Micheli
Senior Expert - Hydrogen and Power-to-X
German Energy Agency - dena
Compared with hydrogen and electricity, e-fuels have an advantage with transportation and storage. Thus, their very low energy efficiency becomes irrelevant when e-fuels are generated from power that is excessively and cheaply available and would be lost otherwise (such as in very remote places with lots of clean energy), and that can be much more easily transported to where it is needed. Although e-fuels burn much more cleanly than fossil fuels, only hydrogen and battery electric vehicles are locally 100 percent clean.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Day1: October 19, 2022

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

9:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

The Importance of CCS Enhanced with EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) 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 (CET)

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.
 
Coffee Break -
10:40 am - 10:55 am (CET)
 

10:55 am (CET)

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 (CET)

Low Carbon Solutions – Equinor’s Ambitions
Grete Tveit
Senior Vice President 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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges of CO2 Transportation & Storage in Europe
Marcus Scholz
Director, Advanced Combined Cycles
General Electric International Inc.
Grete Tveit
Senior Vice President Low Carbon Solutions
Equinor
Dorus Bakker
Business Manager
Port of Rotterdam
Torsten Porwol
Managing Director
CO2 Management
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 Break -
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm (CET)
 
Commercialistion, Costs, Investments and Opportunities
2:15 pm - 5:55 pm (CET)

2:15 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

The Application of Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Technology to Cement Manufacture
Michael Baerends
Process Director
Fluor
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 (CET)

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 (CET)

Implementing CO2 Capture on a Combined Heat and Power Plant at Värtaverket
Chet Biliyok
Technical Director, New Energy Services
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 (CET)

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.
Coffee Break -
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm (CET)
 

4:30 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

9:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

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.
 
Coffee Break -
10:40 am - 11:00 am (CET)
 

11:00 am (CET)

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 (CET)

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 (CET)

EU’s Largest Circular Economy Industrial Park 2030
Alar Saluste
Member of the Management Board
Ragnsells - OSA Service
1 Million Ton Handprint created via Capture and Mineral Product Storage. Turning problems into products – EU’s largest Circular Economy Industrial Park 2030!
 

12:15 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling Large-Scale CCS: Key Actions and Investment Opportunities
Gianluca Di Federico
CCUS Demand Generation Leader
Baker Hughes
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger
Endre Stavseng
Head of Commercial Execution
Aker Carbon Capture
Matt Nasehi
Manager of Operations
Petroleum Technology Research Centre in Canada
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 Break -
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm (CET)
 
CCS and Hydrogen Production
2:15 pm - 5:55 pm (CET)

2:15 pm (CET)

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 (CET)

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 Verbern
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.

3:20 pm (CET)

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?

3:40 pm (CET)

Norway's Experience, Track Record and Plans In CCS
Dr. Anne-Mette Cheese
Senior Advisor
Gassnova
The state enterprise Gassnova will contribute to finding solutions to ensure that technology for capture and storage of CO2 can be implemented and become an effective climate measure
Coffee Break -
4:05 pm - 4:20 pm (CET)
 

4:20 pm (CET)

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.

4:45 pm (CET)

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

5:10 pm (CET)

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.

5:30 pm (CET)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Current and Emerging Trends in CO2 Utilisation Towards the Global Challenge of Sustainability
Onur Serin
Market Manager Emerging Markets – CCUS/Hydrogen
Atlas Copco Gas and Process
Yvonne Lam
Vice President & Head of CCUS Research 
Rystad Energy
Dr. Dick Lieftink
Director of Research & Development
HyGear
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Mohamed A.Elreheem
Engineering & Technology Manager
Aramco Overseas Company B.V
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.

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