September 29 + 30, 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
Stefan Bergander

Stefan Bergander

Project- and Innovationsmanager

HYPOS - Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V.

Germany

Biography:

Since June 2018 Stefan Bergander is Project- and Innovation Manager at HYPOS e.V. He graduated in Energy and Business Administration (MBA) at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. In his master thesis he developed a concept for a modular ammonia manufacturing plant based on water electrolysis linked to the price trend at the electricity market. He also worked at the European Energy Exchange and Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chemnitz.

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Role: Speaker

Session: G3 - Federal States Roadmaps
Presentation: Green Hydrogen for Central Germany
Date & Time: September 30, 14:20 – 14:40 See in Program

Dmitri Bessarabov

Prof. Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov

Director: DST National Center of Competence : Hydrogen Infrastructure (HySA Infrastructure)

North-West University, DST Hydrogen Infrastructure Center of Competence

South Africa

Biography:

The Director of HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence, Dr Dmitri Bessarabov, was recruited for the position from Canada in 2010. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemistry in Moscow and in 1996 his doctoral degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Dr Dmitri Bessarabov is an expert in the area of hydrogen and electro-catalytic membrane systems for energy applications and fuel cells. Passionate about LOHC technology for hydrogen storage, PEM fuel cells, electrolysers, membranes, MEAs and catalyst layers structures. He worked for Kvaerner Group, Ballard Power Systems and AFCC (Daimler and Ford JV) in Canada. Current responsibilities include: leadership in the national hydrogen and fuel cell programme (HySA) in South Africa. He holds SA NRF rating, current Scopus H index 19. Recently co-authored a two-volume book on PEM water electrolysis.

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Role: Speaker

Session: F - Plenary III: International Markets
Presentation: Developing a South African National Hydrogen Road Map
Date & Time: September 30, 12:00 – 12:30 See in Program

Bart Biebuyck

Bart Biebuyck

Executive Director

FCH JU

Belgium

Biography:

Bart Biebuyck is since 16th May 2016 the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), a public-private partnership aiming at facilitating the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe. Under his leadership, a strong emphasis on cooperation with cities and regions led to the creation of the EU Hydrogen Valleys partnership with around 40 EU regions. Dissemination of project results, building technology awareness and enhanced basic research became his key focusing points. Before the FCH JU, he was at the Fuel Cell department of Toyota Motor Europe where he held the position of Technical Senior Manager. His expertise in the automotive industry includes extensive knowledge related to the deployment of new technologies in the EU market. It is as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) program in Berlin that Bart worked at reinforcing EU trials for the Toyota FCV. He also had the opportunity to develop and expand his expertise in Japan.

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Role: Speaker

Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: FCH JU and The European hydrogen strategy
Date & Time: September 29, 10:30 – 11:00 See in Program

Philipp Braunsdorf

Philipp Braunsdorf

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

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Role: Session Chair, Speaker
Session: G3 - Federal States Roadmaps

Session: D2 - Integrated Hydrogen Projects
Presentation: Creating regional value chains of H2 in transport - the HyLand initiative as a measure of the German national hydrogen strategy
Date & Time: September 29, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

Jörg Burkhardt

Dr. Jörg Burkhardt

Project Manager

HySOLUTIONS GmbH

Germany

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Role: Speaker

Session: G1 - Buses - Manufacturers
Presentation: Fuel Cell Buses in China – Status and Outlook
Date & Time: September 30, 14:40 – 15:00 See in Program

Sandra Bødker

Project Manager

The North Denmark Region

Denmark

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Role: Speaker

Session: H1 - Buses - Operators
Presentation: Experiences with Fuel Cell buses in Aalborg
Date & Time: September 30, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Ulrich Bünger

Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Bünger

Senior Scientist

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Ulrich Bünger has worked for LBST since 1990 as systems analyst, senior scientist and consultant for industry and politics, focus on systems- and feasibility analyses on hydrogen as energy carrier, small stationary fuel cells also for the power sector and for transport, process analyses of (alternative) fuels and drive systems, large scale energy storage with hydrogen and roll-out of hydrogen infrastructures for transport and PtG and sectoral integration as new energy system concepts with large shares of renewable electricity. He has initiated or coordinated multiple hydrogen and fuel cell strategy projects, roadmaps and Lighthouse Projects for Germany and Europe. Current focus is hydrogen for large scale energy storage for hydrogen and methane gas in their function to support the power sector in integrating large quantities of fluctuating renewable electricity. He is partner of LBST since 2003 and director of the foundation council of the Ludwig-Bölkow Foundation since 2015.

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Role: Session Chair, Speaker
Session: B - Plenary I: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications

Session: D1 - Ships
Presentation: Inland shipping beyond Diesel - ShipFuel-study compares zero emission drive systems
Date & Time: September 29, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

Wei Chen

Wei Chen

Manager, International Sales

China Machinery Industry Federation

China

Biography:

Working on hydrogen industry research for a long time, organized and participated several international hydrogen and fuel cell exhibitions and conferences. Participated hydrogen and fuel cell strategy consultancy projects in China. International project manager of China International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference and Exhibition (CHFCE) since 2016.

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Session: F - Plenary III: International Markets
Presentation: Appropriate Industry Policies Promote the Rapid Development of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Step into the Future: Post COVID-19 China’s Innovation Development of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry
Date & Time: September 30, 11:00 – 11:30 See in Program

Ragnar Christenson

Ragnar Christenson

Project Manager R&D

MEYER WERFT GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

Ragnar Christenson is project manager Research & Innovation at Meyer Werft and leads since 2015 the consortium of the demonstrator project RiverCell. Since 2005, he has been involved in the development and construction of gas carriers and cruise ships and since 2008 in R&D projects looking into fuel cell power and alternative fuels for ships. Since then he has had an active part in the German working groups on the development of international regulations for alternative fuels and fuel cell installations on ships. Between 2010 and 2015 Ragnar worked for a large cruise ship operator and was responsible for the development and implementation of the machinery systems on a next generation environmentally friendly cruise ship, including the first application of LNG. Ragnar studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zürich and marine engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and holds MEng (Hons) degree in Marine Engineering.

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Session: D1 - Ships
Presentation: Fuel cell energy systems for cruise ships: The demonstration projects Pa-X-ell and RiverCell
Date & Time: September 29, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

Thomas Chrometzka

Thomas Chrometzka

Head of Strategy

Enapter

Germany

Biography:

Thomas Chrometzka is Head of Strategy at Enapter. Enapter is in the heart of decentralized green hydrogen production leveraging anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology. Enapter is scaling the production of small to mid-scale electrolyser systems and developing software-based energy management systems as a key enabler of wide-spread deployment. Thomas Chrometzka has a 10+ year background in the solar industry and international development. Based in Bangkok he used to work with governments in Asia, a major hydrogen growth region, and co-founded the smart energy start-up support initiative New Energy Nexus Southeast Asia as well the startup SolarLux.

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Role: Speaker

Session: G2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: AEM Electrolyser: Cost Benefits and Applications
Date & Time: September 30, 14:00 – 14:20 See in Program

Barney Crockett

Barney Crockett

Lord Provost, Speaker of Honour

Aberdeen City Council

United Kingdom

Biography:

An exceptionally experienced public servant, Cllr Barney Crockett is currently Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen and President of the World Energy Cities Partnership, connecting leading energy cities on all continents who are committed to fostering the transition to a more sustainable energy future. Previously serving in a wide range of high profile roles both in the North East and nationally, including City of Aberdeen Council Leader, President of HYer, the European Association for hydrogen and fuel cells and electro-mobility in the European Regions, Chair of the North Sea Commission promoting economic development of the North Sea region and Scottish Enterprise. Regularly interviewed on local economic affairs by various local and international publications including the Financial Times, Guardian, The Economist, New York Times, Irish Times and Handelsblatt. Television and radio appearances include the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Japan and Switzerland.

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Session: D2 - Integrated Hydrogen Projects
Presentation: Aberdeen Hydrogen Strategy and the HyTrEc2 Project
Date & Time: September 29, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

Alexander Dauensteiner

Alexander Dauensteiner

Product Line Owner Fuel Cells

Viessmann Deutschland GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Education: Maschinenwesen University of Stuttgart diploma thesis "Car body of reinforced plastics as well as recycling and disposal in special consideration of the cumulative energy demand" ; Mark 1,0 (Award of the Gustav-Magenwirth-Stiftung) Institute for Industrial Manufacturing IFF / Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy degree April 1998 (Dipl.-Ing.) Mechanical engineer Employee History 1995 - 1998 Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy 1998 Foundation of the engineering office for climate- and environmental protection IKUS, Schorndorf 1998 - 1999 freelancer at the Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart 1999 – 2002 Institute for Industrial Manufacturing IFF, University of Stuttgart: Research field Life Cycle Management 2002 - 2019 2002 - 2004 Vaillant GmbH ▪ Project coordinator stationary fuel cells 2004 - 2015 2015 - 2017 2017 - 2019 ▪ Head of Product Management Innovation ▪ Head of Product Management System Products ▪ Senior Association Manager since 2019 Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH ▪ Product Line Owner Fuel Cells

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Role: Speaker

Session: C2 - Stationary Applications in Buildings
Presentation: Hydrogen in the Building Sector: The Role of Fuel Cells
Date & Time: September 29, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Werner Diwald

Werner Diwald

German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV)

Germany

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Role: Session Chair
Session: D2 - Integrated Hydrogen Projects

Nikolaus Fleischhacker

Dr. Nikolaus Fleischhacker

CTO

FEN Sustain Systems GmbH

Austria

Biography:

Nikolaus Fleischhacker was born in Innsbruck in 1988. He studied civil engineering, environmental engineering and domotronics at the University of Innsbruck, where he obtained his degrees Bachelor of Science, Diplomingenieur, Master of Science and Doctor of Engineering Sciences. Since 2012 he has been working part-time at the Universit of Innsbruck, first as a university assistant at the unit for Concrete and Bridge Construction and later on as a senior lecturer (ongoing) within the unit of Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis. Simultaneously, he has been CTO and co-partner of the FEN Sustain Systems GmbH (FEN Systems) and co-founder of the Green Energy Center Europe at Technikerstraße 1-3 in Innsbruck since 2014. In his position he is responsible for research, project management and training and as the leader of the ARGE HyWest also for the operational implementation of ground-breaking hydrogen projects in Tyrol.

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Session: D3 - Trains
Presentation: WIVA P&G HyTrain: Development of the world’s first hydrogen-powered narrow-gauge train
Date & Time: September 29, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

K. Andreas Friedrich

Prof. Dr. K. Andreas Friedrich

DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

Biography:

Dr. K. Andreas Friedrich is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart and the Head of the Electrochemical Energy Technology Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany. His research areas are electrochemical energy conversion and storage, in particular polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolysis, solid oxide cells, system design and optimization. Dr. Friedrich has authored and coauthored about 200 reviewed papers. He received the Fischer medal (Dechema) in 2009 and the Ertl prize 2014 for his scientific work. Dr. Friedrich has an initial background in Physics and Physical Chemistry. Starting with early fundamental work on electrochemical interfaces and electrocatalysts the research has become increasingly application oriented. His doctoral study on non-linear optics at electrochemical interfaces was performed at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society from 1987 –1990 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G. Ertl (Nobel prize laurate in Chemistry). His former employments include research associate positions at University of Oregon and Research Center Jülich. Senior scientist positions were held at Technical University Munich and ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) in Ulm. In 2004 he joined the DLR and University of Stuttgart heading the group focusing on electrolysis, fuel cells and advanced batteries. Priorities are polymer membrane and solid oxide technology as well as “beyond Li-ion” technology in batteries. The primary goals of the group comprise enhanced power density, long lifetime, reduction of precious materials and manufacturing costs, identification of degradation mechanisms in stacks and their prevention, advanced stack design, and optimised integration of fuel cells into energy supply systems. The activities of the group have received the f-cell Award in Silver 2016 for electrolysis components, the Clean Tech Media Award 2012 (Aviation) and the f-cell Award in Silver 2008 (DLR with Airbus).

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Role: Session Chair
Session: G2 - Hydrogen Production

Christian Gebauer

Dr. Christian Gebauer

Head of Hydrogen Systems

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

Christian Gebauer is working for Heraeus Precious Metal, as part of Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. Here, in the department of New Business Development, he’s heading a group for material development for the hydrogen systems PEM fuel cell and PEM electrolyzer. He obtained his doctoral degree in Chemistry at the institute of Physical Chemistry at Ulm University, where his research was focused on surface sensitive analytics and applied electrochemistry.

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Session: C3 - Components and Materials
Presentation: Next generation Ir catalysts for large-scale PEM electrolysis
Date & Time: September 29, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Jürgen Gerhardt

Jürgen Gerhardt

Senior Vice President Powertrain Solutions Business Unit “Fuel Cell Mobility Solutions”

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Academic Qualifications: Master in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, University of Kaiserslautern - Germany Professional Experience: Since 1984: Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart 1984 – 1995: Different tasks in the development of Management Systems for Gasoline Engines – with focus on product- and system engineering as well as on application. 1998 – 2003: Several management tasks in series and advanced engineering within the Gasoline Systems division 2003 – 2008: Senior Vice President Gasoline System Engineering, responsible for system and advanced engineering of Powertrain and Gasoline Systems. 2008 - 2014: Senior Vice President Diesel Systems Engineering, responsible for system and advanced engineering as well as for calibration and the worldwide technical centers. 2015 - 2019: Senior Vice President Powertrain Solutions Business Unit “Innovation and Growth”. Since April 2019: Senior Vice President Powertrain Solutions Business Unit “Fuel Cell Mobility Solutions”

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Role: Speaker

Session: B - Plenary I: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications
Presentation: Mobile and Stationary Fuel Cell at Bosch
Date & Time: September 29, 11:30 – 12:00 See in Program

Laurence Grand-Clement

Laurence Grand-Clement

CEO

Persee

France

Biography:

Laurence Grand-Clément is the founder and CEO of Persee, a young innovative company focusing on fast-tracking the deployment of hydrogen as a fuel for the energy transition through a suite of advanced digital tools. Laurence is a graduate from Polytechnique in France and Insead-Wharton MBA. She spent most of her career in multinational companies in regional or global roles. Since 2013, she is committed to address climate change and local pollutions within entrepreneurial endeavours. Through Persee she notably contributes to the success of zero-emission maritime projects like Maranda, ShipFC and Flagships.

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Session: D1 - Ships
Presentation: From Maranda to Flagships, taking hydrogen and fuel cells to the next level in shipping
Date & Time: September 29, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Ulf Groos

Ulf Groos

Head of Department Fuel Cell Systems

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

Germany

Biography:

Ulf Groos studied Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg until 1996. The diploma thesis was written at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe, where he worked until 1997. During 1998 and 1999 he was a consultant at Rudolf Spitzmueller in Gengenbach. Beginning of 2000 he came to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg. There, he was responsible for marketing of today’s division Hydrogen Technologies until end of 2008. Since beginning of 2008 Ulf Groos is head of the department Fuel Cell Systems. He is in charge for around 20 engineers and scientists.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: C3 - Components and Materials

David Hart

Prof. Dr. David Hart

Director

E4tech Sàrl

Switzerland

Biography:

Dr David Hart is a Director of E4tech and an expert advisor, consultant and researcher on hydrogen energy and fuel cells for 25+ years. He leads and conducts projects from research to strategy in different industry sectors for governments, corporations and investors worldwide, has sat on venture capital investment committees and clean energy company boards, is a Director of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy and chairs the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium Steering Committee. He has been an invited keynote speaker on hydrogen energy on six continents. In 2001, having built a successful research group at Imperial College London, he co-founded E4tech's London office to work on sustainable energy strategy consulting, helping clients make the best decisions in uncertain conditions. Now based in Switzerland, he is a director of E4tech and heads the hydrogen and fuel cell consulting practice, while retaining a role as a Visiting Professor at Imperial College.

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Role: Session Chair, Speaker
Session: F - Plenary III: International Markets

Session: E - Plenary II: Beyond the box
Presentation: Beyond the Box - A hydrogen wave is building. Can fuel cells surf it?
Date & Time: September 30, 09:00 – 09:30 See in Program

Sibylle Hepting-Hug

Sibylle Hepting-Hug

Head of Department

Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, Baden-Württemberg

Germany

Biography:

Sibylle Hepting-Hug is the Head of Department of Policy, Sustainability, Climate Protection, Environmental Technology, Circular Economy in the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg. She has many years of experience at various administrative levels and in a variety of areas at ministerial level. Prior to her present activity, she was Head of Department of Rural Areas, Consumer Protection, Tourism, Nature Conservation, Environment, Climate, Energy Economics at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Activities and current developments in Baden-Wuerttemberg
Date & Time: September 29, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Takuya Ito

Takuya Ito

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Japan

Biography:

Takuya Ito is the manager of Residential Solution Technology Dept. in Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. He has gotten the master degree of Department of Material Engineering in Tokyo Institute of Technology, and then joined Tokyo gas. He has been involved in the R&D of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology for more than 10 years such as development of SOFC cells, research for the Hot Box for SOFC systems and evaluation of the fuel cells for National Projects etc. Seconded to the Japan Gas Association after R&D of SOFC technology in Tokyo Gas, he was the editorial board member of Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC) and served as the secretariat of the Sub Working Group of the stationary fuel cells for business/industry in Fuel Cell Commercialization Conference of Japan (FCCJ).

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Session: C2 - Stationary Applications in Buildings
Presentation: Activities for Further Spread of Residential Fuel Cells
Date & Time: September 29, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Shahrukh Javed

Shahrukh Javed

Project Manager of the eCitaro F-Cell Range-Extender

Daimler Buses EvoBus GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Qualification 2005 – 2010 Automation Technology/Electrical Engineering at the Hochschule Mannheim (University of Applied Sciences) Professional experience 05/2018 - today EvoBus GmbH Project Manager of the eCitaro F-Cell Range-Extender - Responsible for project management of the new eCitaro F-cell Range-Extender bus on vehicle level 01/2015 – 04/2018 EvoBus GmbH Project Manager E/E Development - Responsible of the interdisciplinary project team Electric/Electronics, High-Voltage and Chassis within the project. 01/2013– 12/2014 MBtech Group GmbH & Co. KGaA Project coordination of the Powertrain-Vehicle Dynamics Hardware-in-the-Loop testbench for High-Voltage Components and coordination of electric vehicle commissioning. 08/2010 – 12/2013 MBtech Group GmbH & Co. KGaA Development Engineer for the integration of Ancillary-Power-Interver and High-Voltage-Powernet Systems in vehicles

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Role: Speaker

Session: G1 - Buses - Manufacturers
Presentation: eCitaro – the electric citybus of Mercedes-Benz
Date & Time: September 30, 14:00 – 14:20 See in Program

Carolynn Jaworska

Carolynn Jaworska

Peter Sauber Agency

Germany

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Role: Session Chair
Session: f-cell Pitches
Session: f-cell Pitches

Session: f-cell Pitches
Presentation: Welcome
Date & Time: September 29, 14:00 – 14:04 See in Program
Presentation: Closing Remarks
Date & Time: September 29, 14:28 – 14:30 See in Program
Session: f-cell Pitches
Presentation: Welcome
Date & Time: September 30, 13:30 – 13:34 See in Program
Presentation: Closing Remarks
Date & Time: September 30, 13:58 – 14:00 See in Program

Ludwig Jörissen

Dr. Ludwig Jörissen

Coordinator of fuel cell development

ZSW Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Ludwig Jörissen holds a PhD in chemistry with a degree in physical chemistry from the University of Ulm and has been working on electrochemical energy technologies for about 30 years. After a long research stay in Japan, he started his career as a scientist at the ZSW in 1990. In his department Fuel Cell Fundamentals, his research focuses on high-performance electrodes for fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Another current focus since 2010 is the development and testing of high performance fuel cells of the 100 kW class as used in vehicles. In addition, Jörissen is strongly involved in the training of young scientists and gives lectures at various colleges and universities. Since autumn 2018, he has been acting head of the business unit at the ZSW in Ulm and coordinates the research work on fuel cells.

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Session: H3 - Fuel Cell Production

Session: H3 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 30, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Thomas Kattenstein

Dr. Thomas Kattenstein

EnergyAgency.NRW

Germany

Biography:

Since 2012 Thomas Kattenstein is Head of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Electric Mobility Network of the EnergieAgentur.NRW in North Rhine-Westphalia. The network is arguably Europe's largest regional initiative and brings together experienced and new players in the mentioned fields. The network now has over 500 members working on hydrogen and fuel cells and more than 100 project partners in the topic of electric mobility. Thomas’ tasks include the development of strategies for future activities, the development of support programs in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells and the initiation and monitoring of projects. Thomas supports the coordination and representation of NRW activities in national and international committees. In this regard, he is active in the national working group and regional partnerships, e.g. in the RH2INE initiative with the Province of South Holland to set up hydrogen infrastructure along the Rhine River. Bilateral contacts with international companies and institutes are also part of his tasks, especially with Japan. Thomas Kattenstein completed a degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in energy engineering / energy management and a doctorate in Dr.-Ing. at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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Session: G3 - Federal States Roadmaps
Presentation: Hydrogen in the Energy Region North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW)
Date & Time: September 30, 14:00 – 14:20 See in Program

Wayne-Daniel Kern

Wayne-Daniel Kern

Commercial Director SOFC Project (stationary high-temp. Fuel Cell)

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Jan. 19 – today: Commercial Director SOFC Project – Stuttgart / Germany Sept. 17 – Dec. 18: Director Corporate Strategy – Gerlingen / Germany May 15 – Sept. 17: Plant Manager - Correggio / Italy April 12 – April 15: Department Head Finance/Controlling Asia Pacific - Shanghai / China May 09 – April 12: Executive Assistant to Board of Management Automotive Aftermarket – Karlsruhe / Germany June 06 – May 09: Corporate Department - Financial Treasury – Gerlingen / Germany 2003 – 2006: Studies: Business Administration and Finance in Stuttgart and Waterloo /Canada

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Session: C2 - Stationary Applications in Buildings
Presentation: Stationary Fuel Cell - Connected devices as green distributed virtual power plants
Date & Time: September 29, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Eric Klein

Eric Klein

Vice President Europe

Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

Eric leads the teams for business development and project execution of our New Energy Business with focus on Europe. We develop, produce and sell hydrogen electrolyser systems and solutions that convert electricity into green hydrogen to a broad range of hydrogen applications in Energy, Industry and Mobility. Prior to this role Eric worked for Siemens in different functions from Sales, Strategy, Project Management and different industries like Telecom (mobile networks), Transportation and IT, managing various business types like system, solution, outsourcing business. He lived four years in the Middle East and has gained intercultural experience with US and Asia. Examples are: General Manager of Mobile Networks Headquarters in the Middle East, Head of Project Management for the Global IT Outsourcing, also participating in large scale business carve outs and mergers in the Telecoms as well as Transportation business. In Siemens Corporate Strategy he was responsible for the business development activities in the ASEAN region. He holds a university degree in economics and lives in Munich.

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Session: H2 - Large Scale Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Industrial green hydrogen solutions - Commercial viable and ready to scale
Date & Time: September 30, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Craig Knight

Craig Knight

Co-Founder and CEO

HYZON Motors and Horizon Fuel Cell

Australia

Biography:

HYZON Motors has been established to change the game in zero emission commercial vehicles. HYZON accelerates the energy transition. Hydrogen Mobility for high utilisation vehicles – right now. Leveraging almost 20 years of R&D in PEM fuel cells within Singapore-headquartered Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, HYZON aims to dramatically accelerate the adoption of fuel cell commercial vehicles around the world. HYZON is headquartered in the USA, with global engineering centre in the former General Motors fuel cell facility in the Rochester area of upstate New York. HYZON has also established a JV in Europe, currently in small-scale production in the Netherlands through HYZON Motors Europe B.V. With the world’s highest power PEM fuel cell modules, HYZON is well positioned to work with component and sub-assembly partners to deploy vehicles in the USA and Europe. The initial focus is on heavy trucks of combined vehicle mass up to 50t, and medium duty trucks around 16-24t, as well as city and coach buses. Applications such as refuse trucks, long-haul freight, refrigerated transport are all ripe for a shift to hydrogen propulsion with HYZON trucks. Craig has a diverse industrial background, with over 25 years’ experience in International Sales and Marketing and Business Management, having held positions based in Australia,

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Session: C1 - Commercial Vehicles
Presentation: Achieving Cost Parity on Hydrogen Powered Commercial Vehicles
Date & Time: September 29, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Frank Koch

Dr. Frank M. Koch

EnergieAgentur.NRW

Germany

Biography:

Dr Frank Koch has for more than 19 years been working in the fuel cell business. Since 2000 he has been manager of the Fuel and Hydrogen Network North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the EnergyAgency.NRW. Here he is responsible for the topics hydrogen mobility and hydrogen infrastructure set-up and coordinates an expert group “hydrogen for public transport”. Frank Koch also coordinates the German Fuel Cell Bus Procurement Cluster. This institution was installed by the FCH JU and brings together bus operators from Germany, Austria and Northern Italy in order to discuss fuel cell bus topics and launch joint projects. The cluster currently consists of 25 bus operators. Frank holds a doctoral degree in chemical engineering.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: G1 - Buses - Manufacturers
Session: H1 - Buses - Operators

Jennifer Kreissel

Jennifer Kreissel

Project Manager

hySOLUTIONS GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Jennifer Kreissel is project manager at hySOLUTIONS. Her projects include the cluster management in the major maritime joint project e4ships - Fuel Cells in Maritime Applications - funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In addition to the coordination of tasks in the area of European (CESNI) and international (IMO) regulations and coordination with the Federal Ministry of Transport, her service portfolio includes all tasks in the areas of dissemination and communication. Currently, Mrs. Kreissel is preparing further joint projects with hydrogen and fuel cells in coordination with the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).

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Session: D1 - Ships

Jan Krönig

Dr. Jan Krönig

Head of Strategy Daimler Trucks & Buses

DAIMLER TRUCK AG

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Jan Kroenig, born on September 7th 1971, is Head of Procurement Trucks Europe and Global Chassis. He graduated from St. Gallen University where he also earned his PhD. He holds an M.B.A from the University of Miami. Dr. Kroenig joined Daimler AG in 2003 in the Mercedes-Benz Trucks division. He started his career in Sales and Marketing, headed the European Fleet Management operations and later the North American Contractual Services business before becoming Head of Procurement Trucks Europe. Since 2019 he is Head of Strategy Daimler Trucks & Buses. Dr. Kroenig has a vast experience across the truck value chain. In procurement he built significant experience in core commodities chassis, cabin and mechatronics and the respective global supply base. He is heading different localization initiatives. He implemented a global continuous cost optimization organization in cross functional teams and extended best cost country sourcing. Prior to working at Daimler AG, Dr Kroenig worked for McKinsey & Co.

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Session: C1 - Commercial Vehicles
Presentation: On our way to a hydrogen future
Date & Time: September 29, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Roland Käppner

Roland Käppner

Executive Director Hydrogen Energy Sector

NEOM

Saudi Arabia

Biography:

Roland Kaeppner is leading the hydrogen and clean fuel activities within NEOM Energy Sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since October 2019. He has been pioneering for a future hydrogen economy in various leadership positions for more than a decade. Before joining NEOM, he has been Executive Vice President for Energy Storage and Hydrogen within thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, starting and heading their business activities for electrochemical green hydrogen production and redox flow battery technology. Before that, Roland joined McPhy Energy S.A. as Executive Member of the Board and CEO for their operations in Germany and Asia Pacific, developing their innovative hydrogen portfolio and preparing the company for an IPO. Within 13 years in the industrial plant engineering business of Siemens Industrial Solutions, he embarked on the green molecules avenue by starting up their business and technology activities for Hydrogen PEM Electrolyzers. Roland holds engineering degrees from the Polytechnic Aalen, the University of Manchester and the Management Center St.Gallen.

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Role: Speaker

Session: D2 - Integrated Hydrogen Projects
Presentation: NEOM - Making a bold move toward the hydrogen economy
Date & Time: September 29, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Uwe Küter

Uwe Küter

h2agentur Uwe Küter & Matthias Bromeis GbR

Germany

Biography:

Co-founder of h2agentur, an independent service provider for green hydrogen technology, started in 2015. h2agentur represents Plug Power (former Giner ELX) in Germany and other European countries with the focus on PEM electrolysis. Uwe has more than 25 years of experience in hydrogen business and International Sales & Marketing. He co-founded H-TEC Wasserstoff-Energie-Systeme GmbH in 1997, a developer and manufacturer of PEM fuel cells and PEM electrolysers, which later became h-tec Systems. He was leading the company till 2014 as Managing Director, responsible for sales and marketing, corporate finance and human resources management. Uwe received his MSc Physics from the University of Kiel. In his thesis at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii he investigated the coupling of photovoltaics with sea-water electrolysis in tropical regions.

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Session: G2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Plug Power Electrolyzers - The Hydrogen Economy in one Company
Date & Time: September 30, 14:40 – 15:00 See in Program

Jaimie Levin

Jaimie Levin

West Coast Director

Center for Transportation & the Environment

United States of America

Biography:

Jaimie Levin is the Director of West Coast Operations for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) located in Berkeley, California. Prior to joining CTE in 2013, Mr. Levin was the Director of Environmental Technology at AC Transit, where he was responsible for the Bay Area’s advanced Fuel Cell Electric Bus (FCEB) demonstration program (ZEBA – Zero Emission Bay Area). In late 2016, Mr. Levin’s proposal to expand the use of Fuel Cell Electric Buses in California was awarded a $22.3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board, and two $1 million grants from the Bay Area AQMD and South Coast AAir Quality Management District. In January of this year, 20 next-generation Fuel Cell Electric Buses were deployed in passenger service at AC Transit and OCTA, along with the startup of two high-capacity hydrogen fueling stations. Mr. Levin holds a Masters of City Planning degree (MCP) from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Session: H1 - Buses - Operators
Presentation: Transitioning to Zero-Emission Transport with Fuel Cell Electric Buses — The Advantages.
Date & Time: September 30, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Maren Louchet

Maren Louchet

International Cooperation

e-mobil BW State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive Baden-Württemberg

Germany

Biography:

Maren holds a master’s degree in Conference Interpretation for French and English from Heidelberg University. She passed one academic year studying conference interpretation at Paris University and gained working experience in a translation agency in San Francisco. From 2004-2007, she served as staff interpreter for French and English at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development in Berlin. In her capacity as Berlin-based independent conference interpreter for the private sector and politics, she combined her language and intercultural competence with her expertise in transport and mobility over the next ten years. Since 2017, Maren has been in charge of international cooperation with e-mobil BW, the State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive of the State of Baden-Württemberg, located in Stuttgart. She is responsible for international technology and project management in the fields of electric mobility, fuel cell technology and new mobility solutions.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: E - Plenary II: Beyond the box

Gerrit Marx

Gerrit Marx

President Commercial & Specialty Vehicles

CNH Industrial

Italy

Biography:

Gerrit Marx joined CNH Industrial and assumed the role of President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles in January 2019. Mr. Marx has some 20 years experience in roles of increasing importance in different geographies and in a variety of industrial segments, with specific, in-depth focus on automotive industries. He has held positions as a consultant, manager, and most recently was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital, a global private equity firm. From 1999 to 2007 he worked at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, focusing on operational improvement programs in the automotive and aerospace industries in Europe, Brazil, and Japan. In 2007 Mr. Marx joined Daimler AG, heading the global controlling function for product (vehicles and powertrain components) and market-entry / merger and acquisition projects across three truck brands in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2009 he moved to China and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks China, and subsequently was the President of Skoda China with Volkswagen AG, overseeing imports as well as joint venture business relationships in both roles. Mr. Marx joined the European leadership team of Bain Capital in 2012, as a member of their portfolio group driving and leading transformational change programs. This role also encompassed due diligence and merger and acquisitions activities, with specific focus on automotive and industrial assets, and also included interim roles such as Chief Executive Officer of Wittur Group, a global Tier-1 supplier to the elevator industry. Mr. Marx holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA (Diplom Kaufmann) from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Cologne University, Germany​.​​

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Session: C1 - Commercial Vehicles
Presentation: Two co-existing priorities for CVs : Carbon Neutrality and Zero Emissions
Date & Time: September 29, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Andreas Meyer

Andreas Meyer

Project manager

WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH

Germany

Biography:

 18 years of management experience with responsibility for vehicles and equipment  Many years of experience in the hybridization and electrification of vehicles with different application ranges, especially in the mobility areas of public transport and airport handling.  Project manager " Economic introduction of public transport fuel cell buses" at WSW mobil GmbH with the objective of interlocking energy structures and mobility - sector coupling  Collaboration in the FCH JU project "Market activation of fuel cell buses".  Member of the Germany Fuel Cell Cluster, networking with VRR for the introduction of fuel cell local trains

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Session: H1 - Buses - Operators
Presentation: Implementation from 10 Busses at WSW-mobil Wuppertal
Date & Time: September 30, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Christian Mohrdieck

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck

CEO Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH; Chief Knowledge & Commercial Officer Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG

Mercedes Benz Fuel Cell GmbH, Daimler Group

Germany

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck has been a Director Fuel Cell at the Daimler Group since 2012 and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH since 2015. After studies of physics in Germany and France, Prof. Mohrdieck joined Daimler-Benz Research in 1989. In 1995 he became head of the Executive Office of the Member of the Board responsible for Research and Technology. From 1999 on Prof. Mohrdieck has been a Senior Manager Fuel Cell Systems with Daimler-Chrysler Corporation in the USA. Back in Germany, he became a Director of Structural Materials at DaimlerChrysler AG and afterwards in 2003 Director of Alternative Energy and Drive Systems. 2005: Responsibility for Fuel Cell Drive System Development. 2006: Additional responsibility for Li-Ion battery development at Daimler AG. Two years later Prof. Christian Mohrdieck became a Director of Fuel Cell & Battery Drive Development. 2013: Honorary Professor Appointment at Ulm University.

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Session: B - Plenary I: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications
Presentation: Hydrogen and fuel cells – more than a powertrain technology!
Date & Time: September 29, 12:30 – 13:00 See in Program

Wolfram Münch

Wolfram Münch

Director of the research and development department

EnBW Holding AG

Germany

Biography:

Wolfram Münch grew up in Mannheim, Germany. Undergraduate education in physics, astronomy and mathematics at Heidelberg University. PhD in theoretical physics on turbulence research at Cambridge in 1990. From 1990 to 1998 research scientist in the new materials department at the Daimler-Research Centre in Ulm focussing on materials for energy conversion devices. From 1998 to 2001 coach of the „Daimler exchange group“ in Stuttgart. From 1991 to 2001 part time research scientist working on simulations of proton conductors at the Max-Planck-Institute for solid state research in Stuttgart. Habilitation at Ulm University in 2000. In 2009 nomination as adjunct professor at Ulm University. Since 2001 director of the research and development department of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe.

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Session: C2 - Stationary Applications in Buildings

Klaus Nürnberger

Klaus Nürnberger

Head of energy certification

TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Head of energy certification and certification body "climate and energy"; Validation and Verification of Climate Change Project acc. to Kyoto Protocol (2000-2013); Course of Energy (TU Leuven, 2000); Technical opinion on safety concepts for gas installations esp. hydrogen and biogas (1998 - 2000); Assessment of hazard and risk studies of chemical installations acc. to EC Seveso-Directive (1989-1998); Diploma on Chemical Engineering (TU Munich) 1989

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Session: G2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Certification Systems on Hydrogen
Date & Time: September 30, 14:20 – 14:40 See in Program

Eiji Ohira

Eiji Ohira

Director General

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Japan

Biography:

Eiji Ohira is the Director General of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Group within the Advanced Battery and Hydrogen Technology Department. In this capacity, he is responsible the overall strategy, execution and coordination of NEDO’s research, development and demonstration project on fuel cell and hydrogen. He has also coordinated fuel cell and hydrogen activities with international stakeholders, through International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program (IEA TCP: Advanced Fuel Cell & Hydrogen), and International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE).

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Session: F - Plenary III: International Markets
Presentation: Japan’s approach to realize hydrogen based society
Date & Time: September 30, 11:30 – 12:00 See in Program
Session: H2 - Large Scale Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field
Date & Time: September 30, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Kilian Reichert

Kilian Reichert

WORTisserie

Germany

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Session: D3 - Trains

Mathias Reum

Dr. Mathias Reum

Project Manager Fuel Cell

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Mathias Reum born 1978 1998 – 2004 M.Sc. Environmental Engineering / Heat- & Energy Systems, Freiberg University of Mining & Technology, Germany 2004 – 2008 Dr. sc. ETH, Paul Scherrer Institute, Electrochemistry Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland 2008 – 2018 Head of Stack Development / Senior Manager R&D / Head of Department Serial Products Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, Puchheim, Germany 2018 – today Project Manager Fuel Cell Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

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Session: C3 - Components and Materials
Presentation: High Volume Production of metallic bipiolar plates for automotive Fuel Cell Systems
Date & Time: September 29, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Philipp Runge

Center Hydrogen.Bavaria

Germany

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Session: G3 - Federal States Roadmaps
Presentation: Hydrogen - Energy carrier of the future for Bavaria
Date & Time: September 30, 14:40 – 15:00 See in Program

Manuel Schaloske

Dr. Manuel Schaloske

Director Energy

e-mobil BW State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive Baden-Württemberg

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Manuel C. Schaloske started in July 2010 at the e-mobil BW, the state agency for electric mobility and fuel cell technology in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany as general manager for fuel cell and storage technology and commercial vehicles. Since the beginning of 2018 he is Director of Energy and Cluster Fuel Cell BW at the e-mobil BW. He studied chemistry at the university of Cologne and gained experience in the industrial and the basic research. During his diploma thesis at the former DaimlerChrysler AG he did fuel cell research and afterwards he received experience and his PhD in inorganic solid state research at the Max Planck institute for solid state research.

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Session: C1 - Commercial Vehicles

Birgit Scheppat

Prof. Dr. Birgit Scheppat

Professor

Hochschule RheinMain

Germany

Biography:

1978-1983 Study of physics at the University of Kaiserslautern (diploma in 1983, doctorate in 1989) 1987 Change from university into industry, Phototronics Solartechnik (PST), Munich; Technology field: Thin film solar cells. 1989 Head of the quality and characterization laboratory for thin film photovoltaics; PST 1990 Project management photovoltaic Design, planning and installation of solar roofs and first PV systems for industrial facades / public buildings. Neuenburg vorm Wald: 1st solar hydrogen project. 1995 Co-Founder of a Traffic Management Systems, MBB Senstec: laser systems for automatic toll systems. 1996 Managing Director of MBB Senstec, Technical development. 1997 Start at New Product Development at W.L. Gore and Associates, Since 6/2000 Professor for hydrogen technology at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences 2003 Founding member of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Initiative Hessen e.V.; until now still member of the board 2011 Election into the board of the German Hydrogen Association as deputy chairwoman 2015 - 2018 Member of the Board of Directors of the German Physical Society. e.V Since 2002 until today active as reviewer in EU framework programs, national and other country programs.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: H2 - Large Scale Hydrogen Production

Stefan Schrank

Stefan Schrank

Product Manager Platform Coradia LINT Project Manager Coradia iLINT Pre-Series

ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Stefan Schrank studied Electrical Engineering and Business Economics at the University of Braunschweig, Germany and has more than 20 years experience in the Rail Industry. Stefan is a leading expert on Hydrogen Fuel Cell based hybrid rail vehicles.

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Session: D3 - Trains
Presentation: Alstom’s Coradia iLint: Experience from European applications of the world’s first hydrogen train
Date & Time: September 29, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

Maximilian Schwager

Dr. Maximilian Schwager

Solutions Engineer

Ballard Power Systems Europe

Denmark

Biography:

Dr. Maximilian Schwager is a Solutions Engineer and Project Manager at Ballard Power Systems Europe. His focus is on large scale systems such as for marine, rail and power generation applications. Dr. Schwager studied Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering before his PEM fuel cell research activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany as well as the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Schwager continued his work as a Research Engineer as well as in the Systems Engineering Department at Ballard Power Systems, Canada. Since 2017, he has been working as Solutions Engineer in Canada before joining Ballard Power Systems Europe in January of 2020.

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Session: D3 - Trains
Presentation: Designing fuel cell systems for rail applications
Date & Time: September 29, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Tom Smolinka

Dr. Tom Smolinka

Head of Department

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Germany

Biography:

Tom Smolinka has studied energy and process engineering at the TU Berlin / Germany with focus on energy conversion, heat transfer and power plants. He received his diploma in 2000. Since then he works at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg / Germany in the Business area ‘Hydrogen Technologies’. Starting with electrochemical characterization of electrodes in PEM fuel cells poisoned by CO and CO2 and fuel cell stack development he received his PhD degree in 2005. Subsequently, he managed for three years the team ‘Electrolysis’ and established in 2008 the group ‘Alternative Hydrogen Production’ at the Fraunhofer Institute. In the last years he built up the department “Chemical Energy Storage” which performs research and development in the fields of PEM water electrolysis, solar hydrogen production, power to gas and redox flow batteries. He is co-author of several studies on hydrogen technologies, electrical energy storage and hydrogen production by water electrolysis.

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Session: H2 - Large Scale Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Water electrolysis as a key element of sector coupling: Challenges on the way to a GW industry
Date & Time: September 30, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Roger Spindler

Roger Spindler

Keynote-Speaker and Author

Future Day GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Head of Higher Vocational Education and Training, School of Design Bern and Biel Speaker for the Zukunftsinstitut, Frankfurt a. M. (zukunftsinstitut.de) Roger Spindler deals intensively with the issues surrounding the megatrend education and the current changes in the media world. As head of higher professional education and continuing education at the School of Design in Berne and Biel, he works intensively with decision-makers in the digital and electronic media. Roger Spindler works as a speaker and expert for the Zukunftsinstitut in Frankfurt on the changes and developments in education, society, the world of work and media change. Roger Spindler's lectures are characterized by a proven technical and presentation competence. He wants to inspire, entertain and at the same time make his audience think.

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Session: E - Plenary II: Beyond the box
Presentation: The world after Corona - Business, markets, lifestyles in transformation
Date & Time: September 30, 09:30 – 10:30 See in Program

Lee Sweetland

Dr. Lee Sweetland

Director Advanced Manufacturing

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Lee Sweetland joined Ballard as Director, Advanced Manufacturing in May 2018. Dr. Sweetland previously served as Manufacturing Technology Director in the New Markets sector of Johnson Matthey PLC, UK. He spent a total of 18 years in JM, across all sectors, with a specific focus on capital project management, continuous improvement and operations management. The flagship project was a €48 million, state of the art manufacturing facility, built in <12months in Macedonia, and incorporated highly automated production lines for both light duty diesel autocatalysts and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts for heavy duty diesel vehicles. Following receipt of a Bachelor of Engineering (honours) in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, Dr Sweetland completed a Ph.D. in the removal of pesticides from drinking water in 1997, also at Loughborough University . He has 4 patents filings in the area of manufacturing PEM fuel cells.

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Session: H3 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: Mobile and Stationary applications at Ballard – update on market development
Date & Time: September 30, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Oben Uluc

Oben Uluc

Director of Sales - Europe, ME, Africa & India

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Oben Uluc is Director of Sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India regions at Ballard Power Systems. He holds B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He has completed Global Leadership Program at Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College and Marketing Program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. Oben started his career at Siemens AG, Germany in telecommunications industry. Later he has held Vice-President Sales and Marketing positions at global technology companies such as Corning, USA and Sterlite, India. Oben joined Ballard Power Systems in 2014. He is an enthusiastic believer of fuel cells as the best technology option to enable zero-emission public transportation.

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Session: B - Plenary I: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications
Presentation: Mobile and Stationary applications at Ballard - update on market development
Date & Time: September 29, 12:00 – 12:30 See in Program

Kohei Umeno

Kohei Umeno

Chief Commercial Officer

CAETANOBUS S.A.

Portugal

Biography:

Kohei Umeno joined Mitsui & Co. in 2009 with a degree in economics. Started out exporting trucks and buses to Central and South America. Gained experience in accounting at a finance affiliate, before being dispatched as a trainee to Russia and Ukraine for two years in 2012. Returning to Japan, worked on the Sakhalin II oil and gas project. Moved to mobility business in 2017 where he helped prepare the investment in CaetanoBus. Seconded to Caetano in April 2018, where he is the Chief Commercial Officer.

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Session: G1 - Buses - Manufacturers
Presentation: Fleet transitions in a post-COVID era: An Industry Perspective
Date & Time: September 30, 14:20 – 14:40 See in Program

Christophe Vacquier

Christophe Vacquier

Fuel cell senior expert and partnerships

SYMBIO

France

Biography:

Dipl. Engineer of UTC (France) and Fuel Cell senior expert at SYMBIO. 21 years of experience in transport engineering (trucks, automotive, rail, aeronautic) including 8 years of hydrogen zero emission development and expertise. 3 years as test mechanical engineer within RENAULT SA, 2 year as rail test engineer within BOMBARDIER, 8 years as prototype manager within VOLVO Group, 5 years as chief project manager within VOLVO Group. Responsible, amongst other, of the Renault Truck Maxity Fuel Cell project, first Fuel Cell truck certified in Europe in 2014, 3 years as chief Engineer and Fuel cell expert within FAURECIA. Responsible of FAURECIA first generation Stack development. Joined SYMBIO beginning 2020 for fuel cell program development as Senior Expert and Partnerships leader.

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Session: C3 - Components and Materials
Presentation: Application of neutron imaging to address issues related to water management and to enhance PEM Stack design
Date & Time: September 29, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Managing Director

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Professional experience 05/19 – 05/20 State of Brandenburg, Ministerial Director, Head of the Energy & Raw Materials Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Potsdam 04/14 – 04/19 State of Schleswig Holstein, Ministerial Director, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology & Tourism, Kiel, Head of the Economic Affairs Department 10/13 – 03/14 Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK - Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag), Project Manager, Berlin 11/12 – 09/13 Freelance activities 12/11 – 10/12 State of Berlin, State Secretary, Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research, Berlin 11/08 – 11/11 Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Managing Director Training and Further Education, Berlin 03/06 – 10/08 Die Familienunternehmer - ASU e.V. (Family Entrepreneurs Association, formerly Arbeitsgemeinschaft Selbständiger Unternehmer), National Managing Director, Berlin 04/04 – 03/06 Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK), Büroleiter des Präsidenten Ludwig Georg Braun, Berlin 02/00 – 03/04 Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK – Deutscher Industrieund Handelskammertag), Office Director of the President Ludwig Georg Braun, Berlin 09/97 – 01/00 German Bundestag, Research Associate of the Member of Parliament Oswald Metzger, Bonn and Berlin 1996 – 1997 Musician (drummer) Educational background 1990 – 1995 Business studies at Freie Universität Berlin, graduation as Diplom-Volkswirt (Master of Economics) 1993 Modern Drum School, Idar-Oberstein 1989 – 1990 Law studies at Freie Universität Berlin 1988 – 1989 Conscripted military service in Nuremberg 1988 Secondary school graduation at Höchstadt/Aisch Grammar School, Middle Franconia, Bavaria

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Strategy and Implementation - Hydrogen in Germany
Date & Time: September 29, 10:00 – 10:30 See in Program

Mohsine Zahid

Dr. Mohsine Zahid

Director Global Business Development Manager Fuel Cell and Battery

ElringKlinger AG

Germany

Biography:

Director Global Business Development Manager Fuel Cell and Battery PhD in material sciences, 19 years’ experience in Fuel Cells Stations: Forschungszentrum Jülich (5 Years) European Institute for Energy Research of the Eléctricité de France (5 Years) Joined ElringKlinger AG in early 2011, active in the “New Business Areas” Corporate Unit Started Fuel Cell Business Development in 2017 Since 2018 leading the Global Business Development of Fuel Cell and Battery

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Session: H3 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: ElringKlinger Fuel Cell Solutions for Automotive and Non-Automotive Applications
Date & Time: September 30, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program