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.
02:05 pm - 02:20 pm
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.
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Europe triggered a global race for the green hydrogen economy, though the other continents have woken up and act dynamically. Are the financial instruments sufficient to scale? Are the regulatory conditions adequate? What role does the innovation environment play versus the other factors? These are the questions discussed by a group of competence owners with the involvement of the audience.