Markus Kaufmann is a Principal in Roland Berger's Hamburg Office. For the past 10 years, he has been working on clen hydrogen as part of Roland Berger's growing cross-functional expert team in the field. He advises clients from the public and private sector around the world on strategic projects along the entire hydrogen value chain, with a particular focus on developing integrated clean hydrogen investment projects, supporting the entry of new players into the market and advancing the industrialization of critical supply chains such as electrolyzers. Markus has co-published numerous studies on hydrogen and fuel cells; his academic background is in business administration (University of Mannheim) and international affairs (Sciences Po Paris).
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Hydrogen technology and supply have been gaining strategic importance globally. In a context of climate change, supply chain crisis and war, the yet young technology has been put on top of the agenda of all the big economic zones. Europe's first move has been answered by actions of China and lead to reaction by the USA. The session discusses what policy makers should do and effectively do, how industry adapts and adopts, and how this translates into industrial action.
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.