Markus Bachmeier

Markus Bachmeier

Director Sales & Products

Linde GmbH Linde Engineering

Germany

Biography:

Markus Bachmeier works in Linde’s Engineering Division and is in charge of Sales and Products at Linde Hydrogen FuelTech. Following military service in the Alpine and Airborne Divisions from 1982-1984 and college, Mr. Bachmeier worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Dusseldorf and Munich as a Consultant and Project Manager, working with clients in the automotive, industrial goods, and durable consumer goods industries until 1998. Mr. Bachmeier worked in sales, marketing, and after sales at BMW AG in Munich, Germany, and Birmingham, UK, from 1998 to 2008. Since 2008, he has been employed by Linde AG and Linde GmbH. He was a member of the multi-party negotiation team for the establishment of the “H2Mobility Deutschland” infrastructure joint venture. Today he is responsible for the following key areas: • Global Sales of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) • Product Management for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) • Market, Business, and Project Development • Marketing and Communication of Linde Hydrogen FuelTech’s products and services Mr. Bachmeier attended the Technical University Munich, Germany, from 1984 - 1990, earning a diploma in Mechanical Engineering, with a major in Production Operations Management.

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Session: G - Industry Plenary
Presentation: Fuelling Infrastructure: Performance Up, Cost Down
Date & Time: September 15, 14:30 – 15:00 See in Program

Volker Bartsch

Dr. Volker Bartsch

DVGW Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V.

Germany

Biography:

Education 1994-2000 Studies of civil engineering at Technical University Hamburg - Innovative water and wastewater reuse concepts 2000-2007 Water research and dissertation - Developing benchmarking concepts for German drinking water utilities Work Experience 2007 up to now: DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water, different working fields: - Technical Manager, Water Department - Personal advisor of the General Manager - Head of federal politics and Berlin Representative Today responsible for all belongings of the federal politics of DVGW, especially for all energy and gas/hydrogen themes in the context of the German “Energiewende”.

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
Presentation: H2onSite - Making hydrogen usable for everyone via the gas distribution networks
Date & Time: September 15, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Colin Bendig

Colin Bendig

Business Development/Sales Engineer

TesTneT Engineering GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Colin is a sales engineer and manager of business development/marketing at TesTneT Engineering GmbH responsible for maintaining and improving new and existing customer relationships while continuing to grow TesTneT’s customer portfolio. Colin has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and a Master’s of Science from the LMU in Munich, Germany. Colin is a dual citizen originally from Toronto, Canada who has been working at TesTneT for over 4 years and since March 2020 with TesTneT Canada Incoporated as the main liaison.

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Session: H3 - Canada
Presentation: Promoting Global Trade in H2 and H2 Products
Date & Time: September 15, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Ulrich Bünger

Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Bünger

Private Consultant in Hydrogen Energy

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 was partner of LBST since 2003 and director of the foundation council of the Ludwig-Bölkow Foundation since 2015. Since July 1, 2021 independant consultant in hydrogen energy systems.

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Session: D2 - Hydrogen Production

Alexander Dauensteiner

Alexander Dauensteiner

Product Line Owner Fuel Cells

Viessmann Climate Solutions SE

Deutschland

Biography:

Education: Maschinenwesen University of Stuttgart 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 Vaillant GmbH: 2002 - 2004 Project coordinator stationary fuel cells 2004 - 2015 Head of Product Management Innovation 2015 - 2017 Head of Product Management System Products 2017 - 2019 Senior Association Manager Digitalization since 2019 Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH: Product Line Owner Fuel Cells

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Role: Session Chair
Session: H1 - Stationary Applications

Armin Diez

Armin Diez

Managing Director

EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH

Germany

Biography:

1990 ElringKlinger AG Development Engineer 1993 ElringKlinger AG Head of Engine Testing 1998 ElringKlinger AG Head of Product Development – Business Unit Cylinder Head Gasket and Specialty Gasket 2000 ElringKlinger AG Director R&D – Business Unit Cylinder Head Gasket/Central R&D-Services 2005 ElringKlinger AG Vice President – Business Unit Cylinder Head Gasket & Central R&D-Services Vice President – Business Unit Battery Technology/E-Mobility 2016 ElringKlinger AG Vice President – New Business Areas Vice President – Business Unit Battery Technology/E-Mobility 2021 EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH Managing Director

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Session: F2 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: The EKPO NM12 Stack Module – a Modular and Fully Industrialized Stack Platform
Date & Time: September 15, 11:00 – 11:20 See in Program

Mark Farquhar

Mark Farquhar

Chief Training Captain

easyJet

United Kingdom

Biography:

Captain Mark Farquhar is the Chief Training Captain for easyJet. An operating pilot with over 20 years in aviation, he and his team are responsible for training all pilots and cabin crew; ensuring safe, efficient and sustainable operation of the airline’s flights across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East with a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. Captain Farquhar actively supports easyJet’s work on innovation with a focus on supporting the development of new technologies to decarbonise aviation. This includes partnerships with aerospace companies such as Airbus and US start-up Wright Electric to accelerate the development of zero emission technologies, such as hydrogen or hydrogen-electric powered aircraft.

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Session: D1 - Planes
Presentation: On the road to net zero: the role of hydrogen in aviation
Date & Time: September 14, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

Gennadi Finkelshtain

Gennadi Finkelshtain

CTO & VP R&D

GENCELL

Israel

Biography:

Co-founder, CTO and V.P. R&D of GenCell, Gennadi is an experienced scientific project manager who holds responsibility for the R&D and production activities across the company. Prior to joining GenCell, he served as General Manager and CTO of Medis Technologies (USA), the leading borohydride fuel cell company. Mr. Finkelshtain holds an M.Sc. from the Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers and has authored more than 40 patents on various topics related to fuel cell technologies.

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Session: D3 - Israel
Presentation: Ammonia - Air AFC - based Power Source for Emergency Communication System
Date & Time: September 14, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Stefan Garche

Stefan Garche

Site Manager NRW – HydrogenSite Manager NRW – Hydrogen

VDE Renewables GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Stefan Garche studied law and began his hydrogen career at BMW in Munich. Since 2007 he worked for EnergyAgency.NRW in the Network Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Electromobility. He is also an advisory board secretary of NOW GmbH and project manager for German-Chinese electromobility projects. Since this month he works for VDE Renewables.

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Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
Presentation: Fuel Cell Development – From Technology Readiness Level 1 to 9
Date & Time: September 15, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Jürgen Garche

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Garche

Consultant

FCBAT - Fuel Cell and Battery Consulting

Germany

Biography:

Jürgen Garche has about 50 years experiences in fuel cell and battery R&D. He made 1970 his PhD in theoretical electrochemistry and in 1982 his habilitation in applied electrochemistry at TU Dresden. He was employed 1970 – 1990 as senior researcher at TUD. Since 1991 he worked at the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Energy Conversion Division of ZSW Ulm which he headed since 1993. 2005 he retired at ZSW and worked then as senior professor at Ulm University and as consultant for fuel cells and batteries (FCBAT). He wrote > 325 papers, 10 patents, 8 books (among others the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources).

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Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
Presentation: Fuel Cell Development – From Technology Readiness Level 1 to 9
Date & Time: September 15, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Max Gottschalk

Max Gottschalk

Founding Partner

HyCap

United Kingdom

Biography:

Max Gottschalk is the Founding Partner of Vedra Partners, a multi-family office with operations in London and Switzerland. Prior to Vedra, he co-founded, Gottex Fund Management in 1998, a global asset management company that he built and brought to market in 2007 on the Swiss stock exchange with a market cap of US$ 2.2bn. Prior to Gottex Mr. Gottschalk ran Bear Stearns fixed income derivatives hedge fund sales team in New York. Mr Gottschalk has traded, seeded and invested with hedge funds for over 25 years and has extensive experience in venture capital and private equity where he has successfully started, backed, operated and exited several private ventures. Mr. Gottschalk is married with five children and has a business degree in finance, marketing and international business from the University of Virginia where he graduated with honours. More recently, Mr. Gottschalk has been actively involved in impact investments and co-founded Ocean 14 Capital, a private equity fund investing in emerging companies and technology to help protect and sustain our oceans and Hycap a Hydrogen private equity fund in partnership with a number of strategic investors. He also is a professor at the University of Virginia where he teaches Global Impact Investing at the McIntyre School of Commerce.

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Session: C1 - Buses
Presentation: The key drivers for a successful hydrogen bus fleet solution
Date & Time: September 14, 14:30 – 14:50 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 leading a team of over 20 engineers and scientists.

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Session: F2 - Fuel Cell Production

Session: F2 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: From Catalyst Powder to Membrane Electrode Assembly - Results from HyFab
Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

David Hart

Prof. Dr. David Hart

Director

E4tech Sàrl

Switzerland

Biography:

Dr David Hart is a Director of E4tech and a Partner at ERM, which acquired E4tech in 2021. He has been an expert advisor, consultant and researcher on hydrogen energy and fuel cells for 25+ years, leading and conducting projects from research to strategy in different industry sectors for governments, corporations and investors worldwide. He has sat on venture capital investment committees and clean energy company boards, is a Director of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy and lead author of the well-respected Fuel Cell Industry Review. He has been an invited keynote speaker on fuel cells and 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 retains a role as a Visiting Professor at Imperial College.

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Session: H3 - Canada
Presentation: Will the colour of hydrogen affect its uptake? A Canadian perspective.
Date & Time: September 15, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Emanuel Henrich

Emanuel Henrich

H2Global Advisory GmbH

Germany

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Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources
Presentation: H2Global - Shaping the global energy transition
Date & Time: September 14, 14:50 – 15:10 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: Welcome note
Date & Time: September 14, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Nigel Holmes

Nigel Holmes

CEO

Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

United Kingdom

Biography:

Dr Nigel Holmes has extensive experience in low carbon energy generation, supply, and use. He has been a member of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) since 2005, and Chief Executive since April 2011. Over the past ten years SHFCA membership has grown from under 40 to over 150 members. Scotland aims to become Net Zero by 2045, with 75% GHG reduction by 2030. The Scottish Government has a target for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production to be operational in Scotland by 2030, reinforcing Scotland as one of the leading locations in Europe for deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in low carbon energy systems. Scotland presents significant opportunities for the development and deployment of low carbon hydrogen technologies. We are particularly keen to engage with locations and projects which are leading the way with a 'learning by doing' approach, and who are similarly willing to share best practice and experience.

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Session: H1 - Stationary Applications
Presentation: Scaling up Green Hydrogen in Scotland with H100 Fife
Date & Time: September 15, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Nienke Homan

Nienke Homan

Regional Minister

Province of Groningen

Netherlands

Biography:

Nienke Homan (1979) is regional minister at the province of Groningen, responsible for (a.o.) energy transition. She is member of GroenLinks, a progressive left-wing green party. From 2005 to 2007 she was general board member of the party, and she has been campaign leader for the national elections in Groningen as well as for the regional elections. Before she became regional minister she worked for Greenpeace Netherlands and in youth care.

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Session: D2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Connecting European Hydrogen Valleys
Date & Time: September 14, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Akihiro Iiyama

Prof. Akihiro Iiyama

Director, Project Professor

Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi

Japan

Biography:

Work history: 1982 Finished the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (MS) (Mechanical Engineering) 1982 Nissan Motor Co., LTD. (Engine Research) 1986~1988 Visiting Industrial Fellow, University of California at Berkeley 1991 Dr. of Eng. the University of Tokyo (Diesel Fuel Injection System) 2001 Fuel Cell Vehicle Project (MEA, Stack R&D) 2008 General Manager, Fuel Cell Laboratory 2011Expert Leader, EV System Laboratory (Fuel Cell) 2015 University of Yamanashi, Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Support Center Academic members: JSME Fellow, JSAE Fellow, Member of SAE, ECS, ECSJ

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Session: F3 - Japan
Presentation: Toward the Realization of the" Yamanashi Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Valley"
Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson

Technical Lead for Aero products

Intelligent Energy

United Kingdom

Biography:

Phil Jackson is Intelligent Energy’s Technical Lead for Aero products. He is responsible for engineering design and certification of Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell power products for aeronautical applications. Phil has a well-rounded understanding of various fuel cell applications and markets, having worked on stationary power, automotive, aeronautical, UAV and MHE products during his years at Intelligent Energy. Prior to joining Intelligent Energy, Phil worked in the Technical Directorate at Thales UK where he designed communication systems and flight simulators.

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Session: D1 - Planes
Presentation: The Benefits of IE’s Technology for UAV & Aero applications
Date & Time: September 14, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

Business Development Manager

Vattenfall Innovation GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Arne Jacobsen started working with Vattenfall in 2014 taking over the management of one of the largest hydrogen refuelling stations in the world in the city centre of Hamburg. In the following years he assisted building up a battery business unit at Vattenfall and meanwhile deepened the companies knowledge about hydrogen. Today he is driving several hydrogen projects all over Europe mainly related to windfarms. Arne graduated in Energy- and Environmental Engineering at the TU Hamburg.

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Session: D2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub
Date & Time: September 14, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

Lars Johansson

Lars Johansson

COO

cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

Lars Johansson is COO of the cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG. Prior to joining cellcentric, Johansson was vice president of the conventional range at Volvo Group Trucks Technology in the United States and part of the Group Trucks North America Executive Leadership Team. Johansson joined the Volvo Group in 2002 as an engineering leader at Volvo Powertrain AB. This was followed by positions within Volvo Powertrain in Sweden and in France. He then held various management positions abroad including in India as range director value trucks, and later in the United States as the program director for a new truck platform and in parallel range director for the Mack products.

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Session: F1 - Trucks
Presentation: Fuel cell from prototype to mass production
Date & Time: September 15, 11:00 – 11:20 See in Program

Alexander Kabza

Dr. Alexander Kabza

Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Alexander Kabza studied chemistry at the University of Ulm from 1991 to 1997 and finished his PhD in inorganic chemistry in March 2000. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as a research associate at the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) Baden-Württemberg (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) in Ulm in the area fuel cells. In 2003 he moved to the Adam Opel AG / General Motors GAPC. As a development engineer, Alexander worked in the Test Team and was responsible for Fuel Cell System durability testing inside the Opel Zafira HydroGen 3. Since 2005 back at ZSW he was in charge of the Fuel Cell Test Field. Since 2009 Dr. Kabza is the head of the Fuel Cell System activities at ZSW since 2009. His department includes the topics of fuel cell test center, fuel cell system development, and hydrogen infrastructure (HRS fueling protocol approval, hydrogen quality laboratory Hy-Lab).

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Session: F1 - Trucks
Presentation: H2 engine and Fuel Cell - a system comparison for truck application
Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

Josef Kallo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kallo

CEO

H2FLY GmbH

Germany

Biography:

1999 – 2006 Project Engineer, Global Alternative Propulsion Centre, General Motors, Mainz-Kastel, focus on: - Hybrid powertrains for car applications, - Test/trak engineer for hybrid powertrain and hydrogen applications, - Project management, patent appliance support and decision. 2006 - 2021 Head of Energy Systems Integration Department, German Aerospace Centre responsible for simulation/modelling and hardware test/experiments in 3 research groups (ca. 32 researchers): - Battery and fuel cell system integration in to stationary, mobile and aircraft applications, - Emission free Airbus A320 electric nose wheel drive, - Highly integrated battery system for space application - Electric aircraft propulsion for Antares DLR H2 and HY4, - Hybrid powerplant – Fuel Cells and Gas Turbine Hybrid, - Industrial electrolyser up to 1 MW scale, - Techno-economic analysis of synthetic fuel production process. 2014 - Founder and CEO of H2FLY GmbH Start-up – ARP 4754 development, support for integration of new electric powertrain concepts in to aircraft environment, owner of HY4 – the first 4 seater hydrogen, electric aircraft. 2015 - Appointment as Full Professor (W3m.L.) for energy conversion and storage systems, University Ulm, (ca. 18 researchers in 2 groups) Research focus: - electrical, high performance machines, thermal and E-field management, - highly integrated power electronic components (DC/DC/AC), - energy management for hybrid (battery + ICE/fuel cells) powertrains, - emission mapping and optimization of internal combustion gasoline engines. 2017 - PI at the Helmholtz Intitute for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Ulm International activities, awards, publications and scientific supervision - Co-ordinator of national BMWI/BMBF/BMU Projects: Elbasys, Effesys, FuchS, DIANA, Dokasch, Brist, Antares DLR H2, PAxell, BZ-MOD, STEVE, LastElsys, HY4, HighV, Go4H2, Bezel, MAHEPA, FLYhYSAfe, Bilbo, HIGHV - all focused on battery + hybrid electric powertrain architecture and implementation for aircraft and powertrain applications - Initiating partner in 6 EU-RTD projects - Chairman and founder of E2Flight, electric flight – conference, 2014-2019 - Chairman of IQPC More Electric Aircraft Symposium 2015-2019, Hamburg, Washington and Seattle - International research collaboration with partners in Japan (JAXA), France (CEA, Onera), Spain (INTA), etc. - f-cell Award and Clean Tech Media Award for electrochemical system integration in aircraft applications - 30 publications in ISI listed journals, over 100 conference talks and publications - Author or co-author of 12 patents and patent applications, h-index (Th. Reuters): 8, (Google Scholar): 14 - responsible for more than 105 Mio Euro funding acquisition for research projects focused on electric powertrain from energy storage (electric, hydrogen, synthetic fuels, ICE, etc.) to electric energy conversion, supply, management, cooling, power electronics and motor. - Supervision of 16 PhD students and more than 80 diploma/master/bachelor students

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Session: D1 - Planes

Session: D1 - Planes
Presentation: Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion in Aviation
Date & Time: September 14, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

Tadahiro Kaneko

Tadahiro Kaneko

General Manager

Japan Hydrogen Association

Japan

Biography:

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION GENERAL MANAGER APR 2020 – CURRENT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PROMOTION DEPARTMENT, TOKYO HEAD OFFICE Facilitating the bank group to globally explore business opportunity associated to clients’ ESG initiatives. •Member of Task Force on Preparation of Environment for Transition Finance, hosted by J-FSA, METI, &MOE.

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Session: F3 - Japan
Presentation: JH2A: towards a hydrogen society
Date & Time: September 15, 11:00 – 11:20 See in Program

Mark Kirby

Mark Kirby

President and CEO

Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association CHFCA

Canada

Biography:

Leading the CHFCA since August, 2019, Mark Kirby, President and CEO, is a seasoned chemicals and clean technology executive with over two decades of experience in the hydrogen production, distribution and applications, and in the fuel cell sector. Mr. Kirby has held leadership positions at Fortress Advanced Bioproducts, S2G Bioroducts, Ballard Power Systems, Questair Technologies and Praxair (Linde). Co-founder, President and CEO of S2G Biochemicals, which was acquired and became Fortress Advanced Bioproducts, the biotechnology division of Fortress Global Enterprises, Mr. Kirby laid the groundwork for a Canadian biorefinery demonstration project with over $30 million of government support. Mr. Kirby currently serves as a member of the board of directors at HTEC. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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Session: B - International Markets Plenary
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 14, 12:30 – 13:00 See in Program

Ralph Kleinschmidt

Dr. Ralph Kleinschmidt

Head of Technology, Innovation & Strategy

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG - Business Unit Uhde

Germany

Biography:

07/2016 – today thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG Business Unit Uhde Head of Technology, Innovation & Strategy Division Responsible for the R&D activities in the fertilizer, chemical, petrochemical and polymer business of BU Uhde 05/2014 – 06/2016 thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG Business Unit Uhde Head of Technology Development Department 06/2001 – 04/2014 Technology Management Department Business Unit Uhde - Doctorate at the MPI for research on coal, Mülheim / Ruhr, in the field of polymer chemistry and catalysis - Studies in Chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

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Session: F2 - Fuel Cell Production
Presentation: Large scale water electrolysis for decarbonized industry - Green hydrogen technology for multi- and gigawatt installations
Date & Time: September 15, 11:20 – 11:40 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: C1 - Buses

Hans Kulenkampff

Hans Kulenkampff

President

H2 Chile Asociación Chilena de Hidrógeno

Chile

Biography:

Hans is a Chemical Engineer, graduated with high distinction from the University of Concepción, Chile. Since 2016 he has developed multiple techno-economic studies along the entire hydrogen value chain and across all three application segments: Mobility, Industry and Energy with a special focus in Chemical and Mining Industry. Hans is the founder and current president of the Chilean Hydrogen Association, role for which he has been invited to participate as speaker to more than 15 seminars, courses or conferences both nationally and internationally. During 2019 Hans was a visiting researcher of the Techno-Economic Analysis Group (IEK-3) of the Jülich Forschungs Zentrum in Germany. Currently Hans works as Manager of Hinicio in its new office in Santiago to accelerate hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Latam.

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Session: D2 - Hydrogen Production
Presentation: Hydrogen overview in Chile: from the national strategy to the ongoing projects
Date & Time: September 14, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

Franz Lehner

Franz Lehner

Head of Division International Cooperation

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

Germany

Biography:

As of February 2021, Franz Lehner leads the International Cooperation Division at the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH) in Berlin, Germany. Before joining NOW, he was a Managing Consultant with E4tech in Switzerland where he led and delivered numerous projects, predominantly in the area of hydrogen, water electrolysis, fuel cells and power-to-X technologies. His clients included players from the automotive, chemical, metal, oil & gas and electronics industries as well as public sector clients such as FCHJU, BMVI and US DoE. From 2014 to 2019 he was a co-author of the annual Fuel Cell Industry Review. Franz Lehner is an engineer for energy technology with degrees from the FH Wels (Austria), the Technical University of Tallinn, and the University of Tartu (Estonia). Before joining E4tech he also gained experience in the field of energy-efficient buildings (Sonnenhaus-Institut) and in the development of a novel photovoltaics technology (Crystalsol).

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Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
Presentation: The end of the efficiency dogma in the age of renewables. A convenient truth?
Date & Time: September 15, 10:00 – 10:30 See in Program

Simon Marx

Simon Marx

Research and Development Project Manager

Steinbeis-Innovationszentrum energieplus

Germany

Biography:

 Education: - RWTH Aachen University Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Environmental Engineering, 2010-2013 - RWTH Aachen University Master of Science (B.Sc.), Environmental Engineering - Energy and Environment in Civil Engineering, 2013-2016  Work experience: - WSGreenTechnologies GmbH, Werner Sobek Stuttgart Trainee, Student assistant & master's degree, Apr. 2015–März 2016 - EGSplan international GmbH Sustainability Consultant, Okt. 2016–Dez. 2019 o Environmental consulting o LEED certification o Sustainable energy concept o Project coordination - Technische Universität Braunschweig - Institute for Building Services and Energy Design (IGS) Scientific Assistant, Jan. 2018–Dez. 2019 Research and development on innovative urban district concepts o Coordination of research projects o Development of urban district simulation tools o Approval of power-to-gas plants o Participation in the start-up foundation "Green Hydrogen GmbH Esslingen" (Green Hydrogen in the city) - EGS-plan GmbH Project Engineer, Jan. 2020–Aug. 2020 Projektmanager, Sept. 2020–Today Energy concepts for buildings and urban districts Sustainable energy design and certification - SIZenergieplus Stuttgart Research and Development Project Manager, Jan. 2020–Today Development and implementation of research and demonstration projects: Climate-neutral buildings & districts, sector coupling and green hydrogen

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Session: H1 - Stationary Applications
Presentation: Green Hydrogen – contribution to a climate neutral building sector?
Date & Time: September 15, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Frank Merten

Frank Merten

Co-Head of Research Unit Systems and Infrastructures

Wuppertal Institut

Germany

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Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources
Presentation: Hydrogen imports to Germany: Pros and cons
Date & Time: September 14, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Christian Mohrdieck

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck

Managing Director

cellcentric GmbH & Co.KG

Germany

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Christian H. Mohrdieck is Managing Director of cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG. Previously he was CEO of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH and Managing Director of Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co KG. Having completed diploma and PhD studies of physics in Germany and France, Christian Mohrdieck began his professional career 1989 in research at Daimler-Benz AG in Frankfurt. After heading the R&T Executive Board Office in Stuttgart, he was responsible for Fuel Cell Systems at DaimlerChrysler Corporation in the USA. Back in Germany, Christian Mohrdieck became Head of Structural Materials at Daimler-Chrysler Research. From 2005 to 2012 he led the Fuel Cell and Li-Ion battery R&D at Daimler. Since 2012 Christian Mohrdieck has been Head of Fuel Cell at the Daimler Group and CEO of NuCellSys GmbH since 2015. Being a Honorary Professor, he teaches at the University of Ulm and the Technical University of Vienna.

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Session: G - Industry Plenary
Presentation: Fuel cell specifics for long-haul heavy-duty
Date & Time: September 15, 13:30 – 14:00 See in Program

Anna Murray

Anna Murray

PEM Technology Product Platform Manager Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies

Cummins Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Ms. Anna Murray works for Cummins Inc. in the New Power business unit as part of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies division. As the Platform Manager, she is globally responsible for the Solid Polymer Electrolysis (SPE) products producing renewable hydrogen. Working closely with business development, sales and customers, she defines the vision, strategy, and roadmap for the platform. She sets the requirements and coordinates with the technology team and international engineering teams. She is also responsible for standardization, data analysis and continuous improvement across all products using the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) platform. Ms. Murray has over 20 years of managing complex engineering projects and multi-disciplinary teams of people. Joining Hydrogenics (now Cummins) in 2012, she was responsible for managing several programs in both mobility (fuel cells) and stationary (hydrogen generation) applications. In this role she oversaw multiple world first breakthrough projects. These include the design and delivery of custom fuel cell engines for the world’s first commuter trains in Germany and a large scale Power-to-Gas plant in Ontario, a first of a kind in North America, and one of the largest in the world. Most recently, she managed the design and delivery of the world’s largest water electrolysis plant in Bécancour, Quebec, which came online in 2020. Ms. Murray graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer and a certified Hydrogen Technician.

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Session: H3 - Canada
Presentation: A Canadian's Journey through Hydrogen
Date & Time: September 15, 15:50 – 16:10 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: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution

Joji Nishimura

Joji Nishimura

Director

Osaka Prefectural Government and companies located in Osaka

Japan

Biography:

Graduated from Gunma University (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Synthetic Chemistry) in 1974. 1974-2009 At Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Corporation), in charge of research and development, production, and technical support for lithium batteries. He also succeeded in making the battery mercury-free. 2010-2017 At Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd., participated in the formulation of UN Recommendations on the Transport of Hazardous Materials as an International Standardization Committee for Electric Vehicle Batteries (ISO, IEC). 2017 Established Nishimura Technical Consultant Office. Invited researcher at Waseda University and senior analyst at AYE Co., Ltd. (consultant on EV batteries). 2018-Director of Osaka Prefecture Battery Strategy Promotion Center.

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Session: F3 - Japan
Presentation: Potential for expanding Hydrogen Business in Osaka
Date & Time: September 15, 11:20 – 11:40 See in Program

Maxime Peeters

Maxime Peeters

Policy & Projects Manager Sustainable Energy

Port of Antwerp

Belgium

Biography:

Maxime is Policy & Project Manager Energy Transition at the Port of Antwerp, where he focusses on building and implementing an Energy Policy for the Port of Antwerp. He leads several strategic projects on energy, from district heating to projects in the hydrogen value chain in industrial partnerships. Today he is increasingly working on the topics of hydrogen import and distribution. Especially in the highly industrialized and densely populated region of Belgium-Netherlands-North-Rhine Westphalia, importing green hydrogen-carriers from regions with high wind and sun profiles provides a means of introducing renewable energy to an extent which is not possible by local energy production.

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
Presentation: Port of Antwerp: Green energy hub of the future
Date & Time: September 15, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Andreas Pfister

Andreas Pfister

Regional Manager for the Middle East and Northern Africa

Baden-Württemberg International Gesellschaft für internationale wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mbh

Germany

Biography:

Andreas is a member of the team of Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) and the responsible Regional Manager for the Middle East and Northern Africa. Baden-Württemberg International is the center of competence for the internationalisation of business and science of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German Southwest and your first point of contact if you are looking for an optimal site or investment object or if you would like to establish business relations with Baden-Württemberg. Andreas is an expert for Economic Business Relations and Location Marketing and has been organizing and heading numerous economic delegation missions and joint Baden.Württemberg Exhibitions all over the Middle East and the world especially in the field of Medical Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy and Automotive. He holds an Master Degree from the University of Konstanz and Madrid (Master in Public Administration and Management / International Relations).

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Session: D3 - Israel

Kilian Reichert

Kilian Reichert

WORTisserie

Germany

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Session: B - International Markets Plenary
Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
Session: G - Industry Plenary

Charme Rykower

Charme Rykower

German-Israeli Chamber of Industry & Commerce

Biography:

Charme Rykower, Senior Executive, Israeli-German Chamber of Commerce Charme Rykower was born in Munich where she studied Political Science M.A. After moving to Israel she worked for a High Tech company and since 2008 is Senior Executive at AHK Israel, the Israeli German Chamber of Commerce. She is scouting for Israeli technologies on behalf of large and medium sized German companies, organizes technology related events and introduces Israeli High Tech companies to German corporates, investors and governmental institutions.

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Session: B - International Markets Plenary
Presentation: Renewable Energy in Israel
Date & Time: September 14, 11:50 – 12:10 See in Program

Naoki Sakuyama

Director

JETRO Duesseldorf

Germany

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Session: F3 - Japan

Sunita Satyapal

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Director Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

U.S. Department of Energy

USA

Biography:

Dr. Sunita Satyapal is the Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and is responsible for $150 million per year in hydrogen and fuel cell R&D. She has two and a half decades of experience across industry, academia and government, including at United Technologies managing research and business development, and as a visiting professor. She has served as the Chair – is currently the co-Chair – of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, a partnership among over 20 countries to accelerate progress in hydrogen. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and did postdoctoral work in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. She has numerous publications, including in Scientific American, 10 patents, and a number of recognitions including a Presidential Rank Award.

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Session: C3 - USA
Presentation: U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Remarks
Date & Time: September 14, 14:30 – 14:50 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: F1 - Trucks

Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt

Senior Project Manager and Partner

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH

Germany

Biography:

 Patrick is senior project manager and partner with the strategy & technology consultancy LBST in Munich, Germany.  He is graduated engineer in the field of electrical engineering.  From 2010 to 2015 Patrick was part of the German Transport Ministry’s Research Council devising the Mobility & Fuel Strategy of the German Government.  Over the past 10 years Patrick has been analysing options for the integration of renewable power into the energy system and the role of hydrogen and derivatives for a successful energy transition.  He has been instrumental in many studies on energy transition in the electricity and transportation sector, lately notably the o analytical support provided to the Hydrogen Council’s publication on “H2 Decarbonization Pathways”; o the “E-Fuels Study” commissioned by German VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie); o the “PtL for Aviation” for the German Environment Agency (UBA); o and the EU green hydrogen certification system “CertifHy”.

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Hydrogen on the rise, gaining global momentum
Date & Time: September 14, 10:30 – 11:00 See in Program

Maike Schmidt

Maike Schmidt

Center of Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW)

Germany

Biography:

Maike Schmidt has been head of the Systems Analysis Department at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg since November 2014, where she was previously a research associate since January 2006. She graduated in industrial engineering and focuses on market analyses for renewable energy, hydrogen and storage technologies, the development of energy scenarios and market introduction strategies for new technologies, the design, evaluation and development of funding instruments and the observation and evaluation of energy industry developments. She applies all these aspects in a targeted manner within the framework of policy consulting. Currently, she supports the "AG Wasserstoffwirtschaft 2030 - Transportvektoren für grüne Wasserstoff" of acatech as scientific assistant and collaborates in the project "HySupply - German-Australian feasibility study on hydrogen from renewable energies" of acatech and BDI.

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Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources

Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources
Presentation: Green Hydrogen for Germany – How and where will it come from?
Date & Time: September 14, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Manfred Schuckert

Dr. Manfred Schuckert

Head of Automotive Regulatory Strategy

DAIMLER TRUCK AG

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Schuckert is currently heading the automotive regulatory strategy development of Daimler’s commercial vehicles for future regulations. Major topics in that respect amongst others are Heavy Duty and Light Commercial Greenhouse Gas / CO2 regulations around the world, especially for the US, China, Japan and EU, criteria pollutant regulations in the Triad and BRIC markets. He is also coordinating Daimler’s fuel strategy development especially with regard to the future use of hydrogen in transportation and related activities on the hydrogen infrastructure development for heavy duty vehicles. In 1998 he joined EvoBus GmbH (100% subsidiary of Daimler AG) as a specialist for automotive propulsion systems in the research and development department, directly reporting to the Vice President Engineering. From 2000 onwards he was also responsible for the co-ordination of the CUTE project – the largest and most successful project on fuel cell busses so far world-wide and also for the Perth- and Beijing fuel cell bus trials. From 2005 onwards he was responsible for the development of the next fuel cell bus generation. He started his career at the University of Stuttgart, leading the department for Life Cycle Assessment for more than 8 years. After nearly a decade at EvoBus he moved in 2007 to Daimler’s Corporate Strategy department. Since 2013 he is belonging to the External Affairs Department of Daimler AG. Manfred Schuckert holds a PH.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Schuckert published more than 100 scientific articles world-wide.

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
Presentation: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Heavy Duty Vehicles - The Next Dimension
Date & Time: September 15, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Tim Schultz

Tim Schultz

Sales Director

Plug Power

Germany

Biography:

Tim Schultz joined Plug Power in 2015 as its Sales Director based in Germany and responsible for D/A/CH sales. Mr. Schultz has more than 14 years experience in industrial trucks and Material Handling sales management with companies including Zeppelin, Nissan Forklift and Yale Fordertechnik. Mr. Schultz holds a mechanical engineering degree from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum.

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Session: C3 - USA
Presentation: Hydrogen in Action – Unlocking Hydrogen’s Potential in the USA
Date & Time: September 14, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Marcus Spickermann

Marcus Spickermann

Senior Vice President – Head of the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) program with a focus on "Sales and Market Development”

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Marcus Spickermann heads the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) program with a focus on "Sales and Market Development" at Robert Bosch GmbH. Before joining the Bosch Group in July 2020, Marcus Spickermann built up Volvo Car Mobility in Sweden heading all finance, operations, customer care, data analysis and marketing activities. Previous to this position, he was co-founder of car2go and responsible for the development and scaling of the world's largest car sharing company. During his career he gained extensive knowledge in product development and the set up of organizational and legal structures for a successful roll out of business models in an international environment. In his previous positions he always had a strong focus on environmental friendly mobility and is now concentrating on sustainable energy supply at Bosch. With his expertise in building and scaling business models, he defines the Go-to-market of the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell to shape the trans-formation towards a green energy supply for people, cities and industries. Marcus Spickermann was born on July 12, 1976 and graduated in International Business Administration from the Euro-Business-College in Hamburg. He is married and has two children.

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Session: H1 - Stationary Applications
Presentation: Energy-efficient into the future - The stationary fuel cell system by Bosch
Date & Time: September 15, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Andreas Truckenbrodt

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

President

Truckenbrodt Clean Energy Consulting Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt is strategic and technical advisor to clean energy companies and Chairman of the Board for Loop Energy. He was the Chief Executive Officer for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint Venture of Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company, based in Vancouver/Canada and the President and CEO for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Previously, Andreas Truckenbrodt has held a number of executive positions within DaimlerChrysler, Ballard Power Systems, Daewoo and BMW. Besides his industry experience, he has been instrumental in collaborating with organizations around the world to promote the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. He is a senior international expert for UNDP in China. 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: H3 - Canada
Session: C3 - USA

Martin Tröger

Martin Tröger

Business Development Director

Hydrogenics GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Mr. Tröger directs Business Development, Sales and Marketing activities for Hydrogenics Power Systems primarily in the EMEA regions, including fuel cells and turnkey integrations for stationary and mobile power. In the past 15 years Mr. Tröger was responsible for business development for diverse Hydrogen applications such as Fuel Cell Test Systems and Fuel Cell Power Systems in Germany and EMEA. Prior to joining Hydrogenics, he worked as an industrial consulter as well as in the heavy industries as Sales Manager. Mr. Tröger has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is married and has two children.

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Session: C1 - Buses
Presentation: Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Heavy Duty applications
Date & Time: September 14, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Hirohisa Uchida

Prof. Dr. Hirohisa Uchida

Distinguished Professor

Tokai University

Japan

Biography:

Dr. Hirohisa Uchida, born in Tokyo (1949), Distinguished Professor of Tokai University, has been involved in basic and applied research of metal-hydrogen systems since 1973, especially for rare earths and hydrogen storage alloys. His career as scientist started as researcher of Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany (1975-81). In his expertise with hydrogen, he has been acting as Fellow/Vice President of International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He is active as industrial advisor to foreign and domestic companies for the R&D of hydrogen technology. He has been appointed as evaluator/advisor of many governmental hydrogen projects. Since 2018, he is appointed as Representative in Japan of Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (BW), Germany. He has published 294 research papers, 21 books, and 203 newspaper columns (Nikkei). He is honored as Honorary Member of German Society of Materials (DGM) (2015).

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Session: B - International Markets Plenary
Presentation: Utilization of Hydrogen Storage Alloys from the Perspective of the Global Environment
Date & Time: September 14, 12:10 – 12:30 See in Program

Stefan van der Spek

Stefan van der Spek

Business Development Manager Europe

HYZON Motors Europe

Netherlands

Biography:

Stefan van der Spek, 43 years old and Business Developer for HYZON Motors Europe and Holthausen Clean Technology. In my daily work I am responsible for creating and developing new hydrogen infrastructure business within Europe. I usually involve the end users, stakeholders of hydrogen filling stations and green hydrogen providers, local authorities such as Municipalities or Provinces and / or National Governments. From Holthausen Clean Technology and HYZON Motors Europe we offer light commercial hydrogen vehicles and heavy duty hydrogen trucks and buses and I advise what is needed to create a good foundation for the start of an ambition.

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Session: F1 - Trucks
Presentation: Hyzon Motors, Accelerating the Energy Transition
Date & Time: September 15, 11:20 – 11:40 See in Program

Geert Van Hecke

Geert Van Hecke

Head of Sales Public Transport

Van Hool NV

Belgium

Biography:

Prior to working for Van Hool Geert worked 16 years for General Motors, mainly in manufacturing positions in Belgium and short assignments in the USA and Australia. He then joined Tower International, where he became responsible for the European Assembly Operations in Germany, Italy and Belgium, and later the European Sales with office in Germany. Joining Van Hool in 2013 Geert became responsible for the sales within the public transportation segment, which includes the coordination of tendered large bus projects and contracts such as projects with hybrid buses, electric buses, trolleybuses, fuel cell buses and BRT buses. It is the ambition of Van Hool to grow its portfolio of zero emission public buses during the upcoming years, and as such to contribute to the realisation of the zero emission targets for public transport. During the upcoming years the achievement of this goal is the main task for Geert. EXPERIENCE Van Hool sold 160 hydrogen fuel cell buses sofar in the USA, Norway, Italy, Scotland, UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and BRT projects with more than 300 articulated and double articulated buses on electric platform in France, Italy, Norway, Antilles, Germany, Sweden, UK and Austria.

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Session: C1 - Buses
Presentation: Fuel cell buses for Public Transportation – status and next steps Insights by Van Hool
Date & Time: September 14, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Mo Vargas

Mo Vargas

CEO

BayoTech, Inc.

USA

Biography:

Mo brings new technologies to market, whether leading investor-backed companies or running growth and transformative initiatives in global corporations. His Fortune 500 experience includes executive leadership roles at GE, Siemens, AES and Lockheed Martin. In addition, he has led four early-stage technology companies including BayoTech. Mo holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in combustion from the University of California Irvine.

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Session: C3 - USA
Presentation: Accelerating the Energy Transition Through Distributed Hydrogen Production
Date & Time: September 14, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Managing Director

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff is a graduate economist and, following professional positions at the Association of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and the German Association of Family Businesses, he held senior positions in the Berlin Senate and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein. Before joining NOW GmbH as Managing Director, he was Head of Department at the Brandenburg Ministry of Energy. With its coordination of federal government programmes, political consulting and networking at the interface of politics, industry, municipalities and science, NOW GmbH makes a major contribution to achieving the climate objectives to which Germany has committed itself.

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Current Developments in Germany – Hydrogen Mobility, Strategy and Implementation
Date & Time: September 14, 10:00 – 10:30 See in Program

Volker Wetekam

Dr. Volker Wetekam

Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy, Organization and Business Development BOSCH Group

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Volker Wetekam joined Bosch in 2018 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Organization and Business Development. Furthermore, he oversees our venture capital, inhouse consulting and corporate UX activities. Volker’s team develops the H2 strategy for Bosch, covering both, mobile as well as stationary fuel cell systems. Prior to joining Bosch, Volker held multiple senior executive positions at Siemens, GE and Agfa Healthcare in Europe and North America. He holds a post-graduate doctorate degree in Software Engineering/Corporate Finance and a post-graduate degree in Computer Science.

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Session: G - Industry Plenary
Presentation: Hydrogen – The future will need H2
Date & Time: September 15, 14:00 – 14:30 See in Program

Frank Wolak

Frank Wolak

FCHEA Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

USA

Biography:

Mr. Wolak is the President and CEO of the Washington DC based Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), an organization that represents over sixty leading international and domestic companies and organizations that are advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies. Prior to FCHEA, Mr. Wolak was a Senior Vice President at FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCE). At FCE Mr. Wolak initiated and developed some of the most innovative and largest fuel cell technology applications in the world. In addition to his business successes, Mr. Wolak worked closely with the US Department of Energy, Congress and state agencies to define and sustain programs for hydrogen and fuel cells throughout the US. Mr. Wolak has experience in all facets of energy including executive positions outside the fuel cell and hydrogen industry at an international energy services company, a power development and investment company, public energy resources corporation and as management consultant providing insight to clients in emerging technology and utility segments. Mr. Wolak is a founding member of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition, past Chair of the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, serves as a Governor appointment to the New Jersey Fuel Cell Task Force and previously served two terms at the appointment of the Secretary of Commerce to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Mr. Wolak holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.

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Session: B - International Markets Plenary
Presentation: Roadmap to a U.S. Hydrogen Economy
Date & Time: September 14, 11:30 – 11:50 See in Program

Iftach Yacoby

Prof. Iftach Yacoby

Associate Professor, Head, Laboratory for renewable energy studies

Tel Aviv University

Israel

Biography:

Iftach was born on a farm in Israel, growing Mangos and Avocados. He completed his B.Sc., M.Sc. in Biology and Biotechnology in 2001 and 2003. He received his PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in 2007. As a doctoral student with Itai Benhar he developed a means of immune-targeting photogenic bacteria and cancer using filamentous phages. As a postdoctoral fellow with Shuguang Zhang (2008-2011) at MIT he worked on the development of fusion proteins of hydrogenase. Back at TAU, Iftach is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Plant Sciences, and Food Security. He teaches undergraduate students the beauty of photosynthesis and metabolic diversity in microbes. In the lab, Iftach enjoys fixing broken equipment that the students constantly provide and helping a bit with every project.

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Session: D3 - Israel
Presentation: The Metabolism of H2 in green algae – how can it be used to redesign photosynthesis?
Date & Time: September 14, 16:00 – 16:20 See in Program

Isao Yamadera

Isao Yamadera

Yamanashi Prefectural Government

Japan

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Session: F3 - Japan
Presentation: Toward the Realization of the" Yamanashi Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Valley"
Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

Nada Zamel

Dr. Nada Zamel

Senior Scientist

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Nada Zamel is a Senior Scientist at the Department Fuel Cell Systems at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ISE. She first joined Fraunhofer ISE in 2011 as an NSERC scholar. She completed all her degrees (BSc., MSc. and PhD) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research interests are focused on material development and cell characterization of PEM fuel cells. Specifically, she has been involved in projects on life cycle analysis, effect of contamination and various stressors on the lifetime of PEM fuel cells and the production of catalyst coated membranes. She has contributed to the field over 40 peer reviewed articles and several reports and book chapters. She is also an active reviewer and has organized various international conferences and workshops. She is currently serving on the editorial board of Energy and AI, a journal that offers a platform to disseminate the latest research in the cross-disciplinary area of energy and AI.

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Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
Presentation: Application of AI in the context of fuel cells
Date & Time: September 15, 09:00 – 09:30 See in Program