Green Hydrogen: Policy Enabled Market

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
Messe München, Hall B2., Booth B2.550
Room
The smarter E - Green Hydrogen Forum

The opening session is outlining the frame and set-up of the 3 day program and the speaker highlights. The economic efficiency of hydrogen and its significance for Germany and Europe will be discussed by Government bodies and industry associations. They share their visions and increasingly the concrete steps towards materialisation, and how the political support will enable the market. It will also be illustrated how hydrogen can increase the resilience of the energy system by reducing imports of fossil fuels and diversifying the supplier countries, and how to establish cooperation and joint infrastructure development with renewable energy rich countries.

10:30 am - 10:40 amWelcome and Introduction

Giulia Castelnovo

Officer, Infrastructure & Buildings

Hydrogen Europe

10:40 am - 11:00 amHydrogen Will Make EU's Energy Supply More Resilient

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Chief Executive Officer

Hydrogen Europe

11:00 am - 11:20 amHydrogen, Economic Efficiency, Significance for Germany and Europe

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm

Board of Directors, Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B); Chair of Economic Theory

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

11:20 am - 11:40 amH2Europe - The Hydrogen Union

Werner Diwald

Chairman of the Board

German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

11:40 am - 12:00 pmH2 Pipelines, Connections of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to Europe

Cornelius Matthes

Chief Executive Officer

Dii Desert Energy

12:00 pm - 12:30 pmSummary & Q&A

Speakers

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Board of Directors, Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B); Chair of Economic Theory

Germany

Veronika Grimm has been full professor of economics and Head of the Chair of Economic Theory at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2008. She is Head of the research unit 'Energy Market Design' Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN), member of the Executive Board of Zentrum Wasserstoff.Bayern (H2.B) and Director of the Laboratory for Experimental Research Nuremberg (LERN). Previously she had worked at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Alicante and the University of Cologne and spent long research visits at the Univesité Libre de Bruxelles and the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2020 Veronika Grimm has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. In addition, she is active in numerous committees and advisory boards, including the German Federal Government's National Hydrogen Council, the Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), the Future Circle of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Advisory Council on Consumer Affairs (BMJV) and the Energy Steering Panel of the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Her research focuses on energy markets and energy market modelling, behavioural economics, social networks, auctions and market design. She has published widely in leading academic journals, including the Economic Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Economic Theory.

Speaker

Werner Diwald, German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Chairman of the Board

Germany

- born 12 November 1966 in Essen Graduated as Technical MBA in Hamburg - 2000 to 2008 Signatory/Project Manager at Uckerwerk Energietechnik GmbH/Enertrag AG - From 2001 Director of ENERTRAG Systemtechnik GmbH. - 2008 to 2013 Member of the Board at Enertrag AG, the leading project developers and operators of wind farms and hybrid power stations - Since 2011 Member of the Federal Expert Commission for Energy Policy of the German Economic Council - Since 2013 Director of ENCON.Europe GmbH - Since 2014 Chairman of DWV - Since 2016 spokesman of of the Expert Commission performing energy

Speaker

Giulia Castelnovo, Hydrogen Europe

Officer, Infrastructure & Buildings

Germany

Giulia Castelnovo joined the policy department of Hydrogen Europe in 2020. In her current role, Giulia is responsible for the coordination of the priorities of Hydrogen Europe and its members in all aspects of infrastructure and buildings policy. Giulia's EU affairs experience includes a number of Brussels-based positions including a research position in the EU affairs office of Shell and a traineeship at the European Heating Industry.'

Speaker

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe

Chief Executive Officer

Germany

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is CEO of Hydrogen Europe since 2016. Before he was Representative of Infineon Technologies in Brussels and Member of the European Parliament (2004 - 2014) inter alia in the ITRE Committee (Industry, Technology, Research and Energy) where he could contribute to lay the cornerstone for the first and the second Joint Undertaking on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2007 he was elected 'MEP of the year' by his colleagues of the European Parliament in the category 'Research and Innovation'. In 2015 he was appointed ambassador at large for Greece. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, a degree in political science from the University of Bonn.

Speaker

Cornelius Matthes, Dii Desert Energy

Chief Executive Officer

UAE

Cornelius Matthes held a number of different roles within Deutsche Bank Group. He began his professional career in the Corporate Development Department where he worked on projects and transactions in different European countries. From 2007 onwards, after having become Director, he served as Deputy Head and Member of the Management Board at Deutsche Asset Management in Italy. He has comprehensive experience in M&A, strategy, fund raising and distribution functions. In addition he played an instrumental role in the promotion of several successful mutual funds within the green investments field. In 2010, Cornelius joined Dii (Desertec Industrial Initiative) as Director Business Alliances. Among his duties, he was responsible for building Dii’s network of investors and industrial partners, in charge of raising a total of EUR 25m in several funding rounds. He was also leading the cooperation with industrial partners as well as technology initiatives and associations, developing in addition the operations departments such as Finance or HR. During his time in Dii, Cornelius was working on a wide range of topics in the field of energy, starting with solar PV/CSP, wind, biomass technologies, electrical and thermal storage, power grids (both transmission and distribution grids), e-mobility, conventional power generation and energy systems. In this context he was working with a number of high ranking experts from international blue chip- and also some startup companies. He has built an outstanding network in the energy sector, particularly in several European countries like Germany, Italy, Spain or the UK, but also in the middle east north Africa region. In late 2013, he joined Building Energy as Managing Director MENA to set up and lead the new regional headquarters in Dubai. After achieving significant results such as the award and development of two 50 MW PV projects in Egypt, he decided to set up his own renewable energy project development ventures from spring 2016, together with partners for the MENA region and beyond. He is also Senior Advisor of several companies in the renewable energy field and helping start up companies as member of the Dubai Angel Network. Cornelius studied Business Administration in Germany and Italy and wrote his master thesis in New York (USA). He is guest lecturer at several universities and was awarded Solar Pioneer 2015. He served on boards/advisory boards of several associations like MESIA or RIAB of the International Energy Agency (IEA). As a well-respected leader in renewable energy and finance, he is regularly invited as speaker or moderator for high level international conferences and also author of numerous articles and papers.

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