The Green Hydrogen Conference will explore the regulatory, economic and environmental implications and will examine how hydrogen, often vaunted as a key driver of industrial decarbonization, can live up to its high expectations.
July 20, 2021 | 9:00am–10:30am
The growing maturity of hydrogen generation and storage technologies and the importance of a sustainable and efficient hydrogen economy in the context of global climate goals are increasingly arousing international interest. This has sparked fierce international competition for the best strategies, solutions and market shares. At the same time, it has also encouraged international energy partnerships and the opportunities it brings in terms of development policy are increasingly coming into focus.
How can we succeed in developing renewable energy infrastructures? How can we ensure reliability of supply with green hydrogen? What strategies help to tap new sales markets and what role does the export of technology play? And how do Germany and Europe compare with the rest of the world in terms of hydrogen strategies that have already been adopted? Session 1 of the Green Hydrogen Conference will highlight the framework for these questions.
Hydrogen and PtX in development cooperation - opportunities and risks
July 20, 2021 | 11:00am–12:30pm
If we are to introduce a sustainable hydrogen economy, it will be essential to issue clear guidance to all stakeholders on how to implement rational, efficient and productive measures. What support should we give to green hydrogen production in Europe? How important is it to establish global and European partnerships? And who might be suitable partners?
Looking at the example of the H2Global project, session 2 of the Green Hydrogen Conference will analyze the current options. Speakers will assess market-oriented support frameworks for the generation of green hydrogen, discuss the import of renewable energy in the form of green hydrogen, and examine the implementation of the necessary infrastructure with energy partners like Ukraine.
Presentation of the hydrogen support mechanism H2Global
The German-Ukrainian hydrogen vision
July 20, 2021 | 12:30pm–1:00pm
July 20, 2021 | 2:00pm–3:30pm
This session deals with the question of how the energy required to generate hydrogen can be made available. How can the expansion of renewable energies be brought into line with the increasing demand through sector coupling? How will electrolysis operators be able to finance additional renewable energy plants through PPAs?
It is important to first determine the specific need and to talk about the place of supply and consumption. What projects are there currently and what experiences can be passed on? Where should the generation capacities for hydrogen be and what is the estimate of price and market for the future?
2:00pm–2:05pm: Welcome by the Chair
Victor Bernabeu, Senior Policy Advisor of Eurogas, Belgium
2:05pm–2:15pm: Keynote Speech
Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission (Invited)
2:15pm–2:55pm: Panel discussion
Mr. Jens Burgtorf studied Energy and Process Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and graduated as certified engineer (Diplom-Ingenieur). At Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH he works as Head of the Hydrogen Component in the Project Energy – Energy Transition Cooperation and Regulatory Policy commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
From 2008 to 2014 he has been Director of GIZ´s Indo-German Energy Programme in New Delhi which has been financed by BMZ and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
Before joining GIZ, Mr. Burgtorf has been working in leading positions in energy and waste management, e. g. as Director General at the department Asset Management Energy Production at the City of Munich Public Utilities (SWM). Beside his broad expertise in planning, construction and operation of fossil and renewable energy plants he is experienced in management consulting, project, strategy and organizational development and change management.
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is Secretary General 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.
Markus Exenberger is an economist and engineer who has been working for GIZ for 20 years in the management of large and complex energy portfolios In addition, for the past 12 years he has been responsible for special projects dealing in particular with the development of large scale energy and infrastructure projects He is married and has four children.
Veronika Grimm has been Professor of Economic Theory at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2008. She is on the board of the Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B). Since 2020, Veronika Grimm has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. She is also active in numerous national and international committees and advisory boards, including the German government′s National Hydrogen Council, the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), the Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process at the BMWi and the “Future Circle” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Heidi Ursula Heinrichs heads the group “Energy Potentials and Supply Pathways” within the Institute for Techno-Economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. She holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), for which she received three awards, and studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Her research and teaching focus on energy scenarios, modelling pathways towards sustainable energy systems, and integrating social, economic and technical dimensions in energy systems analysis; recently with a special focus on the global scale and green hydrogen. She works and worked in these fields in Jülich, Cambridge and Karlsruhe. She has led various project on energy systems analysis and currently leads the institute’s team in a project creating an atlas of green hydrogen potentials for West and Southern Africa.
The Thüga Group constitutes the largest alliance of municipal utilities in Germany with activities in the sectors gas, electricity, district heating, water and various services.
Daniel Muthmann has been in the energy business since 1998. He has profound experience in the international gas and LNG business following various senior commercial roles along the natural gas value chain, including sales, trading, long-term supply, and LNG, working for Ruhrgas, BP and E.ON. In 2013 he founded his own advisory boutique global gas partners together with a small group of senior energy executives. In 2017 Daniel was appointed head of strategy, policy and communication at OGE. He set OGE’s direction with regard to hydrogen and decarbonization following an intensive strategy review process in 2018. Daniel is the Coordinator of the European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative since January 2021. He is an industrial engineer by education.
Marcus is Development Director of ITM Power. Previously he was Professor of Energy Systems at Cranfield and Heriot-Watt Universities. He has over 30 years experience in energy systems, energy utilisation and hydrogen, and has published over 100 scientific papers and patents. In recent years he has been heavily involved in the development of the power-to-gas approach for energy storage and decarbonisation, in the UK and French H2Mobility initiatives, as a member of IEA Task 38 on Power-to-Hydrogen and as Chair of the Technical Committees of Hydrogen Europe.