Track 01 | Agenda 2021 

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production

Day1: October 19, 2022

Opening Plenary & Keynotes: 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 the EU
Kathryn Boyd
Country Director & Deputy Trade Commissioner
Trade, Germany, Europe at Department for International Trade (DIT)
Outlook of the 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.
 

9:40 am

Introduction to the Hydrogen Landscape and Framework in Northern Germany
Speaker to be confirmed
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
Speaker to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed
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 decarbonisation 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
Speaker to be confirmed
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
Speaker to be confirmed
 

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)
Speaker to be confirmed
As governments, industry experts and the private sector continue to invest in hydrogen technology more and more every day - This session highlights the requirements needed 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 incentivise 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?
Speaker to be confirmed

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
Speaker to be confirmed
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.

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