Green Hydrogen in EU

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
02:00 pm - 03:20 pm
Green Hydrogen Forum: Hall B2, Booth B2.550

Besides the opportunity for the equipment industry, green hydrogen provides also a chance to harvest energy on the continent. The variety of Europe is expected to reflect also in a variety how green hydrogen is produced and consumed. Spain as candidate to become the "New Norway" for mass production and export, Eastern Europe pioneering with smart transition schemes securing high added value and highly integrated environments, Hydrogen Valleys, all over Europe for coupled local production and consumption are pieces of Green Hydrogen industry taking shape.

02:00 pm - 02:05 pmWelcome and Introduction

Christian Weinberger

Strategy Adviser

02:05 pm - 02:20 pmMission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform 2.0

Speaker to be announced

02:20 pm - 02:35 pmA Roadmap to Scaling up Green Hydrogen Production in Europe

Volker Häckh

Business Development

Lhyfe / Vohatec GmbH

02:35 pm - 03:05 pmFurther Speakers to be Confirmed

03:05 pm - 03:20 pmHype to Impact: We Can Accelerate Development of Large Scale Green Hydrogen

Speaker to be announced



Christian Weinberger,

Strategy Adviser


Before becoming independent, he worked for more than 20 years in the European Commission. In 1999 he joined DG Enterprise and Industry in the sector for technical harmonisation in the Common Market and EN standardisation. In 2003 he was appointed Head of Unit dealing with Entrepreneurship and SME Policy and later Advisor in the same area. In 2016 he became Senior Adviser for Macroregional Strategies the Danube Region, working from Vienna. After returning to Brussels in 2018 he was named Senior Adviser for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Hydrogen Coordinator in DG GROW. Before joining the European Commission, Christian Weinberger worked in the private sector, for 10 years with a large multinational corporation in Marketing, Sales, Finance and Special Business Operations in various countries and at European HQ and then founded an international SME in Information Technology and was its CEO for 10 years. Being a European born in Austria, Christian Weinberger holds a Master of Physics in Engineering, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics.


Volker Häckh, Lhyfe / Vohatec GmbH

Business Development

Volker Häckh recently joined Lhyfe, a producer of green hydrogen with its headquarters located in Nantes, France, in September of 2022. In his role as a consultant, he is driving business development in Germany, focusing on the sectors of mobility and industry. Simultaneously, Volker is the managing director of his business consulting firm vohatec GmbH. Prior to that, Volker was holding several senior management positions at Linde AG, i.e. the management of global development, sales and marketing in Western Europe and the overall business of a German region. After studying chemical engineering at KIT in Karlsruhe, he took part in various leadership training courses, including one at Duke University, USA.

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