2021 Conference Agenda

Hydrogen Production, Storage, & Infrastructure Development

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

2022 Conference Agenda

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Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Infrastructure Development

Day1: October 19, 2022

Policy and regulation priorities
9:00 am - 1:10 pm

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Enabling measures and actions needed in the next decade to facilitate the necessary urgent demand, supply and trade of hydrogen between in the EU
Kathryn Boyd
Country Director & Deputy Trade Commissioner
Trade, Germany, Europe at Department for International Trade (DIT)
Outlook of sector and political background: Energy transition, accelerating energy independence.
 

9:25 am

Introduction to the North meets North hydrogen dialogue
Heike Winkler,
Managing Director
WAB e.V.
Outlook of sector and political background: Energy transition, accelerating energy independence.
 

9:40 am

Introduction to the Hydrogen landscape and framework in Northern Germany
With focus on areas for cooperation, including a short outline of Germany’s/ Northern Germany’s hydrogen strategy + recent major developments and their impact on accelerating the transition to hydrogen, opportunities for collaboration.
 

10:05 am

The Future of Hydrogen in the energy system
Dr. Urban Keussen
Chief Technology Officer
EWE
 
Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am

Introduction to the Hydrogen landscape and framework in the Northern Powerhouse
With focus on areas for cooperation, including a short outline of the UK's hydrogen strategy + recent major developments and their impact on accelerating the transition to hydrogen, opportunities for collaboration.
 

11:25 am

The European scale up opportunity – An electrolyser manufacturer’s perspective
Calum McConnell
Managing Director
ITM
 

11:50 am

Opportunities and challenges in converting existing natural gas infrastructure for hydrogen and CO2 operation
Peter Adam
Head of Sustainable and Hydrogen Business Development
Siemens Energy
A view of hydrogen demand and the value chain depicting current and future applications and technologies. An explanation of how the hydrogen economy and decarbonization will drive pipeline and storage infrastructure and how these requirements can be met with compression technologies.
 

12:15 am

Hydrogen solutions for a sustainable tomorrow
Christian Herwerth
Technology Expert & Computational Mechanical Engineer
Linde
 

12:40 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fuel of the future: How the world can build a true hydrogen economy
Dr. Urban Keussen
Chief Technology Officer
EWE
Peter Adam
Head of Sustainable and Hydrogen Business Development
Siemens Energy
Christian Herwerth
Technology Expert & Computational Mechanical Engineer
Linde
The war in Ukraine and the dependence on Russian energy by European nations has hastened the drive for energy transition, as more countries look to reduce their reliance on Russian gas. This session highlights the important role hydrogen plays in energy security and economic growth, especially as nations around the world seek to wean themselves from foreign supplies of oil and gas.
 
Lunch
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Project opportunities
2:10 pm - 5:10 pm

2:00 pm

Hydrogen Technologies for a Net Zero Future
Tim Ballai
Senior Offering Manager, Blue Hydrogen
Honeywell UOP
Hydrogen can contribute to a fifth of global CO2 abatement by 2050 and is a critical decarbonization lever to achieve net zero (ref: Hydrogen Council). To get there, technology is required across the value chain to make, access, and use low-carbon hydrogen at scale.

2:25 pm

Green energy solutions - Have we thought it through?
John Harley
Senior Process Technology Director
Fluor

2:50 pm

The important early phases of Power-to-X and hydrogen projects
Anders Nimgaard Schultz
Director, Power-to-X & Gas infrastructure
Ramboll
Break
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm

Improving design and efficiency with integrated technologies results in total cost savings
Ling DOU
Green Hydrogen Sub-segment Leader
Schneider Electric
Scaling green hydrogen production from few kilo-watts to giga-watt scale requires intense efforts in terms of analysis around electrical designs, electrolyser selection and optimization across the complete value chain. Technologies like digital twins which help in analysis of hybrid electrical networks and the process needs are helping engineering companies to design the green hydrogen production facilities which are fit for purpose and scalable. Similarly, automation with integrated architecture helps in managing the complete production cycle from choosing the cheapest energy source to management of intermittency of power generation and associated downstream continuous process. Digital twins developed during design phase support efficiency improvement during operate and maintain phase supporting energy optimization and reduced unscheduled downtime. We will discuss how during different phases of the project, such digital solutions help de-risk the projects, improve performance and reduce overall cost.

3:55 pm

EnBW hydrogen research projects: living laboratory H2-Wyhlen
Dr. Reihaneh Zohourian
Project Manager R&D | H2
EnBW AG

4:15 pm

The hydrogen value chain of Lower Saxony
Dr. Alexander Bedrunka
Hydrogen Expert
Climate Protection and Energy Agency Niedersachsen GmbH
Connecting the dots: Why cooperation is key to build the hydrogen economy Cooperation: how clusters need to cooperate to create a whole value chain Velocity: how a new “deutschlandgeschwindigkeit” (German velocity) and crisis speed up the energy transition. And: Where do we still need to focus on increasing speed? Politics: Call to the new government in lower saxony: How financial aid, speed and further cooperation is needed to reduce capex risks and ensure a functioning value chain.

4:25 pm

PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities in Lower Saxony
Dr. Alexander Bedrunka
Hydrogen Expert
Climate Protection and Energy Agency Niedersachsen GmbH

Day2: October 20, 2022

Production Technologies & Solutions
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

9:00 am

Hydrogen Contracts and Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCfDs) for industry – key issues to be resolved
The paper will draw on Europe’s 50 years’ experience with long-term natural gas contracts and identify parallels and differences with the future hydrogen contracts. It will address how price-indexation might work and how the credit-rating of potential offtakers could affect the trade. Carbon Contracts for Difference are expected to cover the additional costs for green products as compared to conventional products but exactly how these will be constructed and connect with the hydrogen contracts still needs to be addressed. The paper will consider a number of open questions and suggest how they might be resolved.
 

9:25 am

Championing Hydrogen Economy Pathways Towards Net Zero
 

9:50 am

Green Hydrogen Empowering large scale industrial projects
Michael Wuennemann
General Manager Business Line technology
Tractebel Engie
We are going to talk about technology agnostic optimization of energetic solution in function of energy and molecules demand for decarbonation in the projects from kW to GW scale. Moreover, we will share our experience from executed projects, the risks and mitigation measures.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Inn2Power: Offshore Wind and green hydrogen - One sustainable supply chain
Heike Winkler,
Managing Director
WAB e.V.
Introduction of the Inn2POWER Interreg North Sea Region project: The aim of our project is to expand the capacity for innovation and to improve access to the offshore wind industry and green hydrogen for SMEs by connecting offshore wind and green hydrogen businesses in the North Sea Region.
 

11:10 am

Production and use of green hydrogen in microgrids
Rohit Prasad
Senior Sales Manager Hydrogen Solutions
Rolls-Royce Solutions
 

11:35 am

Creating Oceans of Energy... a net new class of green hydrogen generation.
Ben Medland
Managing Director
DRIFT Energy
 

12:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recent updates on Intergovernmental & international collaboration
Friederike Altgelt
Senior Expert for International Hydrogen Markets and Energy Policy
German Energy Agency (dena)
As governments, industry experts and the private sector continue to invest in hydrogen technology more and more every day. The session highlights, requirements for a clean hydrogen economy to flourish and collaborative approaches seen in industry today. The session will also highlight the regulatory framework and market instruments needed to incentives the use of renewable and low-carbon H2 and increase its cost-competitiveness.
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Incorporating clean energy into the energy mix
2:00 pm - 5:10 pm

2:00 pm

Net Zero Goals? Solutions for the upcoming challenges
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger

2:25 pm

The grid of grids – How does energy supply work in a renewable world enabled by hydrogen production?
Jörn Ernst
Project Developer
Siemens
An energy supply system that reliably supplies households, industry and commerce without fossil baseload power plants - how will this work? In a 100% renewable scenario, we assume that there are no more baseload power plants. The energy supply for electricity and heat depends solely on renewable volatile sources like PV and wind but also energy from sustainable materials such as wood and other biomass. In any case, the energy supply must be reliable and affordable for all sectors and regions at any time. In order to find the right solution, we need to change our mind set. Instead of starting from current bidirectional solutions, we have to think in terms of meshed functions and value streams. Using the example of the district of Wunsiedel in the Fichtelgebirge, we would like to show a possible solution for such a renewable scenario enabled by digitalization and an 8.5 MW Electrolyze system for sector coupling.

2:50 pm

Hydrogen as a key element for the sector integration of the renewable energies
Prof Andreas K. Friedrich
Head of Department Electrochemical Energy Technology
DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics
Break
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm

How to make use of the waste heat generated in green hydrogen production while increasing the efficiency?

3:55 pm

Advanced performance of water electrolyzers
Marc Gurau, Ph. D
Application Development Engineering Manager II, Hydrogen Economy Venture
The Chemours Company

4:20 pm

Centrifugal compressors: A key building block on the path to decarbonization and energy transition
Amid the hydrocarbon processing industry’s strategies to decarbonize existing operations, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have increasingly moved into the focus as feasible methods in this on-going transformation. After all, both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as compressors and expanders. Discussing existing reference projects, the speaker will show how integrally-geared centrifugal compressor technology is suited to carry out hydrogen and CO2-based applications, while also examining potential opportunities and limitations for the bigger picture of decarbonization and energy transition.

4:40 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Facing the future of hydrogen and seizing today’s opportunities
Vincent Designolle
Hydrogen Cluster Director
Vallourec
Rupert Stevens
Power Assembly Product Group Manager
Dynex
Eugene McKenna
Managing Director Green Hydrogen
Johnson Matthey
Lorenz Beck
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems
This session highlights challenges and opportunities to bring down costs to allow hydrogen to become widely used and scale up technologies.

Fuel Cell Design, Development, & Manufacturing

Day1: October 19, 2022

OPENING KEYNOTES - Fuel cell market forecasts and regulation
9:00 am - 12:25 pm

9:00 am

Fuel cell market forecast and regulation
The session focussed on the market and regulatory updates while addressing the challenges and opportunities in fuel cell design, development and manufacturing.
 

9:25 am

Stationary Fuel cells as an energy solution for homes and small businesses - outcomes of the PACE project
Hans Korteweg
Managing Director
COGEN Europe
PACE will see over 2,800 householders across Europe reaping the benefits of this home energy system. The project will enable manufacturers to move towards product industrialisation and will foster market development at the national level by engaging building professionals and the wider energy community. The project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce efficient heat and electricity at home, empowering consumers in their energy choices. PACE project, which stands for “Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration market”, is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and brings together European manufacturers, utilities, and research institutes making the products available across 10 European countries.
 

9:50 am

Innovation in fuel cell design and development
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Heavy-duty Fuel Cell Engine at the Break-Through of Commercialisation
The session will highlight cellcentric as a Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group Company, the technology, the specific requirements for heavy-duty applications, the set-up for high-volume manufacturing and the necessary eco-system for successful commercialization of fuel cells in the heavy-duty (and stationary) sector.
 

11:10 am

Light commercial vehicle and unmanned vessel demonstrators using unique fuel cell technology (PCBFCTM)
Dr. Cedric Rouaud
Director of Fuel Cell Systems
Bramble Energy
Global concerns regarding climate change have prompted zero emission vehicles to be mandatory in many markets as soon as 2030. Battery electric commercial vehicles are becoming significantly more popular. Although they meet the needs for most duty cycles for passenger cars, they do not satisfy all of the use cases, especially those that cannot afford downtime due to charging time and long distances travel with payload. There are also significant opportunities for reduction in CO2 emissions in marine and inland waterway vessel which seems to be a market yet to be explored to its full potential. A pure hydrogen fuel cell based powertrain presents a solution to such use cases and is attracting a lot of interests. Bramble Energy’s patented printed circuit board (PCB) fuel cell technology, the PCBFC™, enables low cost production of hydrogen fuel cell stacks and high specific power. PCB based fuel cell technology also eliminates the need for a de-ionizer in the system thus simplifying the system and removing the need for service or replacement of the deionizer. This paper describes Bramble Energy’s liquid-cooled PCBFC fuel cell system applied to a light-duty commercial vehicle demonstrator increasing the zero-emission vehicle range and an Unmanned Surface Vessel as a marine application replacing a diesel generator and thus decarbonizing the marine vessel in the application.
 

11:30 am

Holistic Fluid Management for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Applications
Hans-Christian Früh
Head of Business Unit
VOSS Fluid
Presentation gives Insights what Fluid Management in Hydrogen is all about: Beginning with providing hydrogen: Hydrogen Storage Systems: Bespoke Architectures (Lines, valves, Boss). we will showcase how to achieve the best gravimetric density on the market. And Balance of Plant Fuel Cell (Integrated Media Modules(Anode/Cathode), Thermomanagement, Valves, Lines Purge and Drain, BoP Energy Harvesting and Utilization). Again approaches shown to aim at highest energy density.
 

11:55 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Fuel Cell Micro-CHP Market in Different European Countries
Hans Korteweg
Managing Director
COGEN Europe
Fabian Kapp
Managing Director
Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies
In this session we welcome Germany and Belgium which are the 2 countries where the fuel cell micro-CHP technology has taken off and is more advanced thanks to generous government-backed subsidy schemes. The panelists will also talk about the future potential of stationary fuel cells, including ideas such as Virtual Power Plants.
 
Lunch
12:25 pm - 1:25 pm
Project Opportunities
1:30 pm - 4:35 pm

1:30 pm

Hydrogen Quality Through to Fuel Cell Trucks – Providing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Sean Crespin
Head of Strategy and Marketing for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business
HORIBA
As industry strive to take hydrogen technologies to large scale adoption, enhancements in durability, performance and cost are becoming paramount. HORIBA are working with customers and partners to develop new measurement, testing and analytical solutions that help to efficiently and effectively accelerate adoption and deployment. In this session you will learn how HORIBA are developing advanced solutions for measuring hydrogen quality, flow consumption and materials analysis for fuel cells, electrolysers and hydrogen combustion technologies. Also how HORIBA MIRA Technology Park is partnering with green hydrogen technology providers to create the ‘UK’s First Hydrogen Technology Hub’ (UKH2TH) providing a catalyst for hydrogen eco-systems and enabling the deployment of fuel cell 44tonne fuel cell trucks in and around the Midlands.

1:55 pm

PVD Coatings for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
Herbert Gabriel
Managing Director
PVT Plasma und Vakuum Technik

2:20 pm

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Electrolysis Technologies for a Hydrogen Based Energy System
Dr. Martin Hauth
Skill Team Leader Global Fuel Cell Competence Team
AVL
VL SOC Portfolio for a Hydrogen Based Energy System Efficiency Potential of Solid Oxide Cell Electrolysis for cost competitive hydrogen production Hydrogen production and PtX pathways AVL’s current electrolysis and PtX developments AVL’s current H2 based SOFC developments Outlook on hydrogen and electricity production cost
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm

Carbon and Graphite Components for PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers - Where are we Today and What has to Come Next?
Rüdiger Schweiss
Head of Research and Development Fuel Cell Components
SGL Carbon
This presentation will outline the current manufacturing technology of carbon/graphite components (gas diffusion layers and bipolar plates) and discuss critical needs to enable commercial success of PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers

3:40 pm

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - A Sustainable Power Supply Already Today
Stephan Laistner
Senior Business Development Manager
SFC Energy AG
Today, the hydrogen fuel cell is already providing answers to the questions of a climate-neutral energy landscape of tomorrow. As an emission-free, low-noise and cost-saving alternative, it is the green engine in the global race-to-zero. The hydrogen fuel cell offers enormous opportunities to successfully meet today’s challenges in an increasingly complex power generation landscape by providing advantages of lower total cost of ownership, remote monitoring and control as well zero emission and no noise.

4:05 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Are Fuel Cells Now a Viable Challenger?
Rüdiger Schweiss
Head of Research and Development Fuel Cell Components
SGL Carbon
Sean Crespin
Head of Strategy and Marketing for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business
HORIBA
Fuel cell technologies have experienced cycles of high expectations followed by periods of disillusionment. Recent evidence however suggests that these technologies form an attractive option for the decarbonisation of the global energy mix, and that recent improvements in their cost and performance point towards economic viability as well. Are we now at a time where we can see fuel cells competing against both fossil fuels and batteries?

Day2: October 21, 2021

Advanced Materials
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am

Achieving a Net Zero Future in the Northern Powerhouse and Beyond – The Role of Fuel Cell Innovation
Amer Gaffar
Director
Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
 

9:25 am

PEM and Fuel Cell Stacks – Latest Developments and Improvements
Dr. Andreas Bodén
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales
Powercell Sweden AB
 

9:50 am

Model-Based Design of Fuel Cell Systems
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
Electric vehicles that use fuel cells for on-board power generation are seen as a cornerstone of zero-carbon, zero-emission long-haul heavy-duty transportation. Modularization of fuel cell stacks, components and systems is critical for rapid market entry and lower total cost of ownership. To achieve this, efficient development processes must be utilized to handle the wide variety of applications and use cases. These goals can be achieved with model-based development approaches across the entire development chain.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

The Role of Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Realizing the Hydrogen Economy
Rob Castien
CEO
Resato
 

11:10 am

Plant Technology to Manufacture Fuel Cells and Electrolysers on Large Scale
Dr Hermann Uchtmann
New Business Development E-Mobility
Schuler Group
Thomas Kuschel
Head of Sales Fuel Cell Assembly & Testing
thyssenkrupp
 

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recent Technology Updates and Breakthroughs in Fuel Cell Design
Amer Gaffar
Director
Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
Marius Zubel
Technical Specialist Fuel Cell
FEV
The global market for fuel cells is projected to reach almost US$15 billion by 2027, driven by the technology’s crucial role in building a clean and sustainable planet for future generations. Despite the research and improvements in fuel cell design and components made over the past several years, many issues still have to be addressed before they can finally become competitive enough. What are the latest developments in the market and what does the future of design look like for fuel cells across multiple industries?
 
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Digitisation and Automation (Cost Reduction)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

1:30 pm

Laser Production Processes in Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Jonas Frühling
Research Associate
Fraunhofer ILT
Laser production processes are established in many areas of manufacturing chains but still on the rise in fuel cell manufacturing. To decrease manufacturing costs, process chains need to be more productive, achieved through process automation, parallelization and upscaling in processing speeds as well as through increase in process robustness and new production approaches.

1:55 pm

Choosing a Fuel Cell Supplier: What to Consider
Santiago Bresani
Mechanical Engineer
Nuvera Fuel Cells
With an ever-increasing number of fuel cell providers worldwide, it can be challenging to decide what products are the best fit for a given application. There are many considerations ― not all of which are obvious. Vehicle manufacturers and system integrators often focus on standard benchmark criteria such as product durability, power density, and efficiency. While these are important, customers should also be aware that for fuel cell vehicles and equipment to succeed in commercial applications, it is essential that the power system be reliable, industrialized, and easy to integrate – and that the provider be a qualified and trusted partner. Nuvera’s products are designed with reliability, manufacturability, and integration at the forefront. Reliability translates to high asset utilization, which contributes directly to productivity. Industrialized automated manufacturing processes enable high quality control. And fuel cell ease-of-integration into vehicle powertrains saves customers significant development time and money. Nuvera understands how high-caliber documentation, a wide network of integrators, and services provided by experienced technical and support teams are vital to ensuring customer success. As important as a technology performance checklist is for supplier evaluation, trust may be the most important – if more difficult to measure – factor. Being a responsive and dedicated partner and offering high value product and services is Nuvera’s approach to earning customer trust.

2:20 pm

Functional Testing of a Fuel Cell-Electric Drive
Timo Eich
Business Development Manager
CSM Computer-Systeme-Messtechnik
Fuel cell powered vehicles have to be extensively tested: On the one hand the fuel cell stack has to be tested to ensure proper function. On the other hand the efficiency of the whole powertrain has to be measured in order to verify and prove all system-relevant performance parameters.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm

Metallic Bipolar Plate Coating - Upscaling from Prototyping to High Volume Production
Thorsten Karla
International Sales
Hauzer

3:40 pm

The Future of Bipolar Plates
Simon Brugger
CEO
CellForm
The two main challenges of hydrogen mobility in the area of efficiency and price must be taken into account in every single component. Manufacturing approaches must be found that make a fuel cell maximally efficient at a minimally possible price. The entire future of hydrogen depends on this.

4:05 pm

Optical 3D Measurement of Bipolar Plates with Focus Variation
Dominik Urlep
Key Account Manager
Bruker Alicona

4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging opportunities in digitisation and automation for manufacturing
Dr. Florian Gehrig
CEO
Aalberts surface technologies
Jonas Frühling
Research Associate
Fraunhofer ILT
The fuel cell stack and its components are being manufactured using mostly laboratory fabrication methods that have been scaled up in size, but do not tend to incorporate high-volume manufacturing methods. More manufacturing research is needed to prepare advanced manufacturing and assembly technologies that are necessary for low-cost, high volume fuel cell powerplant production. There have been recent successful demonstrations of automated lines but what is required to then bring automation to scale?

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Day1: October 19, 2022

OPENING KEYNOTES - Policy and global regulation
9:00 am - 1:10 pm

9:00 am

CCUS and Circular Carbon Economy
 

9:10 am

Policy Development and Regulations for CCUS
 

9:35 am

Accelerating CCUS - what's worked and what needs to change: how do we go from where we are to where we need to be?
Bruno Gerrits
Senior Client Engagement Lead Europe
Global CSS Institute
 

10:00 am

The Importance of CCS Enhanced with EGR in the Energy Sector
Martin O’Neill
Vice President, Strategy
GE Gas Power
Carbon capture is a key technology for decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries, but also gas power assets. With new commercial units under development worldwide, carbon capture has a bright future for existing and new low-carbon gas turbines. The key is stronger and tighter integration of the two units, the power asset and the carbon capture facility, an area in which GE specializes. Integration is thus the critical element to provide the necessary flexibility of the gas plant in transient phases and to reduce the efficiency penalty due to the energy consumption of the carbon capture unit. Integration is also essential to increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the exhaust gas and significantly improve the CO2 capture rate through the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technique.
 
Break
10:25 am - 10:55 am

10:55 am

Driving Large-Scale Affordable Carbon Capture Across Industries
Julie Cranga
VP Business Development CO2 Management
Technip Energies
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Devin Shaw
Commercial Director, CO2 Capture & CCS Biofuels
Shell Catalysts & Technologies
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11:20 am

Low Carbon Solutions – Equinor’s Ambitions
Grete Tveit
Senior Vice President Low Carbon Solutions
Equinor
 

11:45 am

Integrated Carbon – Challenges and Opportunities in Building the full CCU/S Value Chain for Industrial Clients
Markets for CCU/S solutions are still under development and regulatory schemes are missing in most European countries – still, it is time to act for a lot of industrial companies if they want to reach their carbon goals, both compliance or voluntary targets by 2040. As CCS markets by definition only work with all parts of the value chain - capture, transport, handling, shipping and storage - being developed in parallel, challenges exist along the complete value chain, especially for clients in mainland Europe. Professional risk management and partnering structures on the different value chain stages will be key to become a reliant and reputable specialized full scale service provider in the CCU/S market.
 

12:10 pm

TBC
Janne Rasten
SVP Carbon
Aker Solutions
 

12:35 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Safely and reliably transporting CO2
Martin O’Neill
Vice President, Strategy
GE Gas Power
Bruno Gerrits
Senior Client Engagement Lead Europe
Global CSS Institute
Grete Tveit
Senior Vice President Low Carbon Solutions
Equinor
Safely and reliably transporting CO2 from where it is captured to a storage site is the second stage in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) process. Transport of CO2 occurs daily in many parts of the world, however, significant investment in transportation infrastructure is required to enable scale deployment. This session will explore CO2 transportation best practice, trends and new research and development.
 
Lunch
1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Commercialistion, Costs, Investments and Opportunities
2:30 pm - 5:25 pm

2:30 pm

The Application of Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Technology to Cement Manufacture
Michael Baerends
Process Director
Fluor
Andrea Patton
Principal Process Engineer
Fluor
Some industries are considered difficult to decarbonise. Cement manufacture is one such industry, as the carbon dioxide emissions are a result not just of the combustion of fuels or the requirement to power machinery, but of the calcination reaction itself. Cement production accounts for around 7% of global CO2 emissions, with 70% of these emissions coming from the calcination of raw materials. The implementation of carbon capture is essential if the cement industry is to reach net zero. This presentation will provide some details of recent feasibility studies completed by Fluor and Hanson Cement to decarbonise Hanson UK’s Padeswood facility through the application of post-combustion carbon capture. After a general introduction to the cement manufacture process and Fluor’s proprietary Econamine FG PlusSM post-combustion carbon capture technology, the presentation will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities of integrating carbon capture into a cement manufacture facility. Carbon capture plants have a significant footprint in terms of utility requirements – notably for heating, cooling and driving rotating equipment. Opportunities to integrate these utility systems with the host plant will be reviewed. Cement kiln flue gas is characterised as having high levels of dust and other contaminants. The impact that some of these contaminants may have on a capture process and potential mitigations will be discussed. Finally, the results of applying a post-combustion carbon capture technology to cement manufacture will be illustrated, including the potential to achieve carbon-negative operation.

2:55 pm

Decarbonization Technologies for a Lower-Carbon Future
This technical presentation will provide an overview of pre-combustion, post-combustion and in-site carbon capture technologies and their respective path toward commercialization.

3:20 pm

Implementing CO2 Capture on a Combined Heat and Power Plant at Värtaverket
Chet Biliyok
Technical Director, New Energy Services
Petrofac
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

4:15 pm

The True Cryogenic Industrial Solution to Capture & Liquefy the CO2 and Enhance the Hydrogen Production
Richard Dubettier
Cryogenic Technology Director
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
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Cryocap™ H₂ is the only technique that enables the reduction of the CO₂ released during the production of hydrogen while also increasing this hydrogen production. Cryocap technology is a clean technology without chemicals, without waste, and with negligible steam consumption. This cryogenic technology is capable of rising to the challenges of the energy transition, and reaching ambitious Climate Objectives.. Air Liquide, based on its experience as both operator and designer, proposes to combine the CO2 Capture & Liquefaction units in order to optimize the process, to make plant operation simpler and deliver a more competitive and more compact solution. This combination is fully in line with the main driver for this project, that means to capture CO2 at the lowest cost per ton of CO2 avoided. Cryocap™ H2 could be seen as the first step in CO2 capture investment, by capturing part of CO2 emissions, and at the same time by allowing up to 10% more hydrogen production. The Cryocap™ technology has been selected in 2 large-scale successful projects by the European Union Innovation Fund "Kairos-at-C" and "K6".

4:35 pm

Digital Technologies for CCUS: Enabling Successful End-to-End Optimization & Commercialization
Gerardo Muñoz
Product Marketing Manager
AspenTech
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Presentation Description: As companies in asset-intensive industries develop and evolve strategic plans for carbon mitigation through CCUS, digitalization can play a key role in rapid development, scaling and adoption of the technology. Digital solutions are crucial to accelerate innovation by driving down economics, speeding up the pace of implementation and improving confidence across design and operations of the complete CCUS solution. Companies like Fluor, Carbon Engineering & Technology Centre Mongstad have been using process simulation software to optimize performance and economics of point source and direct air capture technologies. Digital end-to-end optimization and risk analysis across the system, help to identify the best and lowest risk economic outcomes of CCUS projects. With new developments, such as high-performance computing and analytics and AI-based hybrid models, digital solutions can drive further innovation to transform CO2 into useful products, helping to drive down total costs across the carbon lifecycle.

4:55 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Progress and Trends in CO2 Capture/Separation Technologies
Dr. Jan-Justus Andreas
Senior Industry Policy Manager
Bellona Deutschland GmbH
Richard Dubettier
Cryogenic Technology Director
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
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During this session we critically examine existing industry knowledge on current status of various technologies of CO2 capture and separation. We discuss new emerging technologies and share major improvements to existing processes needed for better overall removal efficiency of CO2.

5:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling large-scale CCS: Key actions and Investment Opportunities
Massimo Pardocchi
Global Development Director Projects & Key Account Management
Bilfinger
Carbon capture and storage technology is vital for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries, which are responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. At the same time, carbon capture technologies have only been tested on a smaller scale and are still not yet available for multiple energy-intensive industries that need them. What steps should be taken to address economic and political barriers and what support is needed to develop key infrastructure and technology?

Day2: October 20, 2022

Project Opportunities & Application in Hard to Decarbonise Sectors
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

9:00 am

CCUS Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Business and Hydrogen Economy
Mohamed A.Elreheem
Engineering & Technology Manager
Aramco Overseas Company B.V
This presentation will highlight Aramco’s projects and activities in the area of CCUS, including figures and facts of environmental benefits.
 

9:25 am

Showcase key Hydrogen projects and initiatives in Northern Germany/Northern Powerhouse
 

9:50 am

Hydrogen Fuel to Power a Carbon Circular Economy
Dr. Markus Oles
Head of Carbon2Chem
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am

Building Safe, Sustainable and Robust CCS Infrastructure
Leila Faramarzi
CCUS Director
Vallourec
 

11:10 am

An Assessment of CCS Costs, Barriers and Potential
Martin Rödén
Co-Founder & Partner
Captimise AB
 

11:35 am

The Role of CCUS in and for Germany, Touching upon the Influence of the war in Ukraine, and Provide an Overview of the Global Picture
 

12:00 pm

EU’s Largest Circular Economy Industrial Park 2030
Alar Saluste
Member of the Management Board
Ragnsells - OSA Service
1 Million Ton Handprint via Capture and Mineral Product Storage Turning problems into products – EU’s largest Circular Economy Industrial Park 2030!
 

12:25 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling Large-Scale CCS: Key Actions and Investment Opportunities
Gianluca Di Federico
CCUS Demand Generation Leader
Baker Hughes
Klaus Skaalum Lassen
Business Development Manager
Novozymes
Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) reached $2.3 billion in 2021, down $0.7 billion from 2020. While last year saw a record number of announcements, investment fell behind as developers seek to get more for their money from falling capture costs. As the industry moves toward large-scale projects, we will highlight investment trends, finding the funding and alternative ways to unlock CCS investments.
 
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CCS and Hydrogen Production
2:30 pm - 5:25 pm

2:30 pm

The UK's Energy Priorities: Enhancing Energy Security and Pathways to Decarbonisation
Prof. Paul Monks
Chief Scientific Adviser
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

2:55 pm

Carbon Dioxide Utilization: Accelerating the Uptake of CCUS
Hydra Rodrigues
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx
Carbon dioxide utilization has gained momentum as a solution to achieve the world’s climate goals. This set of technologies creates financial incentives to capture waste CO2 and can accelerate the uptake of carbon capture, storage, and utilization (CCUS). Many industries are perceiving CO2 as an important feedstock for providing climate-friendly solutions, and at present, there are a wide variety of CO2 utilization technologies being explored, each at different stages of development and commercialization. This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of CO2U technologies and market trends, discussing the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of this industry and its potential. The following questions will be addressed: How is CO2 converted into useful products? What are the key drivers and hurdles for CO2U market growth? What is the CO2U market status and outlook?

3:15 pm

Surrogate Modeling for Large-Scale Reservoir Simulations for Geological Carbon Sequestration
Qiuzi Li
Research – Energy Sciences
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company
Large-scale geological carbon sequestration projects involve optimization and decision-making tasks under subsurface uncertainties, where large numbers of forward simulations need to be conducted under various subsurface scenarios and realizations. For this purpose, conventional reservoir simulators could be inefficient due to their high computational cost, whereas (physics-informed) data-driven surrogate modeling has the potential to enable real-time prediction once trained on reasonable amount of data from full-physics simulations. Several numerical experiments suggest that surrogate modeling could speed up the reservoir simulation significantly and demonstrate the promise of real-time prediction. Lu et al. [Lu, 2021] developed the DeepONet framework for simulating multiple types of physical systems across different scales with complex geometries and have achieved the state-of-the-art results in surrogate modeling. In this presentation, we present our results of the feasibility, accuracy, and robustness of DeepONet on large-scale reservoir simulations for geological carbon sequestration problems.
Break
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

4:10 pm

Large-Scale Geological Hydrogen Storage a Subsurface Perspective on Native Hydrogen and Hydrogen Economy
Nour Koronful
Geoscience & Exploration Senior Geoscientist Digital & Integration DSS – Geosolutions
Schlumberger GmbH
To reach the net-zero emission a Hydrogen is a key enabler in the energy system. It provides a balance between energy supply and demand over possibly long distances and periods of time and, thus, allows introduction of a higher share of renewable energy sources in the overall energy mix. large-scale storage of hydrogen is required to balance the energy system, which can be most cost-effectively realized in the subsurface using mined salt caverns, depleted reservoirs, or aquifers. This presentation will highlight the critical role of the subsurface specialist in de-risking subsurface storage of hydrogen and in developing these technologies towards deployment. Compatibility of existing wells with hydrogen will be key, in view of their intended re-utilization for storage in depleted reservoirs. From a surface perspective, cost-effective compression and purification of hydrogen needs to be accomplished. Monitoring and verification of storage containment and conformance will be key for public and regulatory acceptance. Here, the detectability of the hydrogen with existing technologies from conventional O&G and CCS need to be verified and possibly improved technologies developed. Native Hydrogen occurred naturally in unique setting many exploration concepts are underdevelopment and government and corporate start to look at, a brief summery will be presented

4:35 pm

Material and Connection Performance for CO2 Injection Tubing
Hiroyuki Takai
Deputy Manager
JFE Steel Corporation Chita Works, Japan

4:55 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Current and Emerging Trends in CO2 Utilisation Towards the Global Challenge of Sustainability
Onur Serin
Market Manager Emerging Markets – CCUS/Hydrogen
Atlas Copco Energas GmbH
Dr. Dick Lieftink
Director of Research & Development
HyGear
This session will present and discuss current industrial approaches, policy requirements, emerging application, research trends and focus on main challenges this field needs to address from the global sustainability perspective. We will also discuss trends in CO2 utilisation as a carbon source, their expected impact and frontiers to contribute to global sustainability as well as Improved methodologies developed to access technologically viability of CO2 technologies and to quantify the life-cycle climate benefits.

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