September 29 + 30, 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
Dmitri Bessarabov

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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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

Philipp Braunsdorf

Philipp Braunsdorf

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

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Role: Session Chair
Session: D2 - Integrated Hydrogen Projects

Dr. Jörg Burkhardt

Project Manager

HySOLUTIONS GmbH

Germany

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Session: G1 - Buses - Manufacturers
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 30, 14:40 – 15:00 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

Alexander Dauensteiner

Viessmann Deutschland GmbH

Germany

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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

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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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

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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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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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: f-cell Beyond the Box - A hydrogen wave is building. Can fuel cells surf it?
Date & Time: September 29, 10:30 – 11:00 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

Thorsten Herbert

Thorsten Herbert

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Thorsten Herbert has been advancing the market preparation of hydrogen and fuel cell technology at the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) GmbH in Berlin since November 2008. He coordinates the activities of the National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) as Head of Program NIP. Its main focus is on hydrogen-powered vehicles for road and rail transport (cars and fleet vehicles, such as buses) and the corresponding hydrogen infrastructure. Since 2015, he is heading the Division Transport and Infrastructure. The tasks in his area of responsibility also include the funding measures of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for battery-electric mobility and the implementation of the Federal Funding Program Charging Infrastructure. In addition, NOW supports the BMVI in the realization and further development of the Federal Government's mobility and fuel strategy. After studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Thorsten Herbert was involved in leading functions in the development of automotive fuel cell propulsion systems at Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH and GM Powertrain Deutschland GmbH for a total of seven years. In January 2015, he completed an extra-occupational master's program in "Renewable Energies".

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Session: A - Opening Plenary

Dr. Ludwig Jörissen

ZSW Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung

Germany

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Role: Session Chair
Session: H3 - Fuel Cell Production

Dr. Timm Kehler (angefragt)

Managing Director

Zukunft ERDGAS e. V.

Germany

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Session: C2 - Stationary Applications in Buildings

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

Jennifer Kreissel

Project Manager

hySOLUTIONS GmbH

Germany

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Session: D1 - Ships

Managing Director (Spokesperson)

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

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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

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

WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH

Germany

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Session: H1 - Buses - Operators
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 30, 15:30 – 15:50 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

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

Yvonne Ruf

Yvonne Ruf

Partner

Roland Berger GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Yvonne joined Roland Berger in 2008 and is now a Partner in the Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure Competence Center at the Düsseldorf Office. With 15-years of experience in consulting work for the public and private sector, Yvonne's business focus is on creating new solutions and value at the intersection between the public and the private sector. She is specialized in preparing, de-risking and managing large transformation and investment projects to bring them from the first idea to successful financing and implementation. She is an expert on sustainability and new technologies (e.g. hydrogen and fuel cell applications), supporting public as well as industry clients in evaluating strategic options as well as new business models. Yvonne has accompanied public and private clients in strategy development, commercial validation, project structuring, financing and stakeholder engagement for hydrogen and fuel cell projects. She has worked across the entire value chain, numerous hydrogen and fuel cell applications in transport and energy and authored multiple studies on the topic. Furthermore, she has supported the conceptual development and set up of numerous hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration projects. Yvonne has extensive work experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She holds an MSc Degree in International Political Economy form London School of Economics.

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Session: D3 - Trains

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

Prof. Dr. Birgit Scheppat

Professor

Hochschule RheinMain

Germany

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Session: H2 - Large Scale Hydrogen Production

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Managing Director

Enapter GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt is the founder of SPB Software, one of the most successful mobile software companies. He also co-founded the OTT/IPTV provider SPB TV AG and is the advisor for several start-up companies in the IoT field. He also served as EVP and GM Mobile for Yandex. While Sebastian was building his family home in Thailand, he realized the opportunities of electrolyzers and hydrogen technology. He formed Enapter to build green energy systems and shortly after decided to buy ACTA SPA end 2017. Sebastian's strong suit is in ensuring effective Research and Development, as well as guiding the Software Development.

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

Andreas Truckenbrodt

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

Principal

Truckenbrodt Clean Energy Consulting Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt is strategic and technical advisor to clean energy companies and past President and CEO for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He was the CEO for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint Venture of Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company, based in Vancouver/Canada. From 2005 through 2007, he was leading Daimler’s and Chrysler’s Hybrid Development Centre in Troy/Michigan, in cooperation with General Motors and BMW AG. Before that, he was responsible for DaimlerChrysler’s Center for Fuel Cell and Alternative Powertrain Vehicles and had worked with fuel cell supplier Ballard Power Systems. Previously, Dr. Truckenbrodt held various positions in the automotive and aeroengine industry, among others with BMW, BMW Rolls-Royce, Daewoo and DaimlerChrysler. Dr. Truckenbrodt holds a degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his PhD in Mechanics and Control Systems in 1981.

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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

Christophe Vacquier

Fuel cell senior expert and partnerships

SYMBIO

France

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Session: C3 - Components and Materials
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 29, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program