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.
02:20 pm - 02:35 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
Panel Discussion: Green Hydrogen Politics, Finances and Initiative
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.