September 14 + 15, 2021
Stuttgart, Germany

Markus Bachmeier

Director Sales & Products

Linde GmbH Linde Engineering

Germany

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Session: G - Industry Plenary
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Date & Time: September 15, 14:30 – 15:00 See in Program

Jo Bamford

RYSE Hydrogen

United Kingdom

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Session: C1 - Buses
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Date & Time: September 14, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Dr. Volker Bartsch

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

Germany

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
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Date & Time: September 15, 15:50 – 16:10 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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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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Session: H1 - Stationery 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

Markus Exenberger

Markus Exenberger

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Markus Exenberger is an economist and engineer who has been working for GIZ for 20 years in the management of large and complex energy portfolios. In addition, for the past 12 years he has been responsible for special projects dealing in particular with the development of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects. He is married and has four children.

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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

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

Manfred Norbert Fisch

Prof. Manfred Norbert Fisch

CEO

EGS-plan Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie-, Gebäude- und Solartechnik mbH

Germany

Biography:

CURRENT POSITION CEO EGS-plan, Stuttgart Managing Director EGSplan International, Stuttgart Head Steinbeis Innovationszentrum energieplus (SIZ), Stuttgart Engineering consultants of Energy Concepts, Building Services, Building Physics and Solar and Hydrogen Technology (totally about 120 engineers) PREVIOUS POSITIONS: 1996 – 2019 1984 – 1996 1994 - 1997 Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Design, Building Services and Solar Technology (IGS), Faculty of Architecture, Technical University Brunswig Head of Department Rational Use of Energy and Solar Technology, Institute for Thermodynamic and Heat Transfer, University Stuttgart Director of the Steinbeis TZ – Consultanting Engineers for Energy Concepts of Buildings and Solar Systems, Stuttgart DEGREES: Ph.D., 1984; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart. Thesis - ‘Theoretical and experimental Investigations of solar assisted air heating systems” Dipl.Ing.,1976; University of Stuttgart, Master Study Program in Energy Technology B.Eng., 1974; University of Stuttgart, Mechanical Engineering Dipl.Ing.(FH),1972; College of Mechanical Eng., Friedberg EXAMINER: Masters Degree and Doctor of Philosophy supervision and examination for all Universities in Germany SUPERVISOR: Supervisor of about 20 PhD assistants at the IGS, TU Brunswig

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Session: H1 - Stationery Applications
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Date & Time: September 15, 15:50 – 16:00 See in Program

Stefan Garche

Stefan Garche

Senior Expert

EnergieAgentur.NRW

Germany

Biography:

Stefan studied law and started 2006 his hydrogen career at BMW in Munich to collect European hydrogen regulations for road traffic. Today he mainly works as associated lawyer and manager in the EnergyAgency.NRW´s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Electromobility Network, a non-profit organization, acting in behalf of the NRW state government. The network is arguably Europe's largest regional initiative, geared to strengthening the fuel cell and hydrogen industry. His activities focus on networking as well as on initiation of projects and regulative support. Some international projects in the field of regulations were successfully finished with his knowledge. As a lawyer Stefan has experience in legal aspects within new energy technologies, especially in hydrogen regulations like hydrogen refueling stations.

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Session: E - Inspirational Plenary
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Date & Time: September 15, 10:00 – 10:30 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
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Date & Time: September 15, 10:00 – 10:30 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: F2 - Fuel Cell Production

Session: F2 - Fuel Cell Production
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Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

Nigel Holmes

CEO

Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

United Kingdom

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Session: H1 - Stationery Applications
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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
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Date & Time: September 14, 16:20 – 16:40 See in Program

Alexander Kabza

Center of Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW)

Germany

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Session: F1 - Trucks
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Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 See in Program

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kallo

German Aerospace Center - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

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Session: D1 - Planes
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Date & Time: September 14, 16:00 – 16:20 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: H3 - Canada

Session: B - International Markets Plenary
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Date & Time: September 14, 12:30 – 13:00 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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Session: C1 - Buses

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
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Date & Time: September 15, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Frank Merten

Wuppertal Institut

Germany

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Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources
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Date & Time: September 14, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Christian Mohrdieck

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck

cellcentric GmbH & Co.KG

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

David Morgan

David Morgan

Director of Flight Operations

easyJet

Biography:

Captain David Morgan is the Director of Flight Operations for easyJet. An operating pilot with over 35 years in aviation, he and his team are responsible for the 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 Morgan is also leading 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 on a joint research project on hybrid and electric aircraft as well as with US start-up Wright Electric which is working on an all-electric passenger jet.

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Session: D1 - Planes
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Date & Time: September 14, 16:40 – 17:00 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: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution

María Paz De La Cruz

Maria Paz De La Cruz

CEO

Chilean Hydrogen Association (H2 CHILE)

Chile

Biography:

María Paz has worked in the power industry for more than 20 years. She has held strategic and management roles for international development banks, renewable energy organizations, government institutions, and power plants in Chile and the UK. She is also consultant for the German Bank KfW and Board Member at Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén S.A. Maria Paz is a MSc. in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh and BSc. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Concepción.

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Session: D2 - Hydrogen Production
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Date & Time: September 14, 16:40 – 17:00 See in Program

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

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Session: D3 - Israel

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

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Director Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

U.S. Department of Energy

USA

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Session: B - International Markets Plenary
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Date & Time: September 14, 11:30 – 11:50 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

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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Session: C2 - Hydrogen Sources

Patrick Schmidt

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH

Germany

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

Dr. Manfred Schuckert

DAIMLER TRUCK AG

Germany

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
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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

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Osaka Prefectural Government and companies located in Osaka

Japan

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Session: F3 - Japan
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Date & Time: September 15, 11:20 – 11:40 See in Program

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Japan Hydrogen Association

Japan

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Session: F3 - Japan
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Date & Time: September 15, 11:00 – 11:20 See in Program

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Yamanashi Prefectural Government and companies located in Yamanashi

Japan

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Session: F3 - Japan
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Date & Time: September 15, 11:40 – 12:00 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

Geert Van Hecke

Head of Sales Public Transport

Van Hool NV

Belgium

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Session: C1 - Buses
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Date & Time: September 14, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Didier Van Osselaer

Program Manager Sustainable Energy Corporate Affairs – Sustainable Transition

Havenbedrijf Antwerpen/Antwerp Port Authority

Belgium

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution
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Date & Time: September 15, 15:30 – 15:50 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
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Date & Time: September 14, 10:00 – 10:30 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
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Date & Time: September 14, 16:00 – 16:20 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
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Date & Time: September 15, 09:00 – 09:30 See in Program