September 10 + 11, 2019
Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Pascal Bader

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

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Opening Plenary
Session: Plenary I

Florian Thamm

Stefan Bergander

Project- and Innovationsmanager

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

Germany

Biography:

Stefan Bergander ist seit Juni 2018 als neuer Projektmanager bei HYPOS e.V. aktiv. Er absolvierte seinen Master of Business Administration im Bereich Energie- und Ressourcenwirtschaft an Technischen Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. In seiner Masterarbeit entwickelte er zusammen mit dem Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf ein Konzept für eine modulare Ammoniakproduktionsanlage basierend auf einer Wasserstoffelektrolyse gekoppelt mit dem Preisentwicklungen am Spotmarkt Strom. In der Vergangenheit war er bereits als Werkstudent an der Europäischen Energiebörse EEX und als Freischaffender für die Industrie- und Handelskammer Chemnitz tätig.

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Hydrogen Regions
Presentation: HYPOS – Green Hydrogen in East Germany
Date & Time: Sep 10, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Bart Biebuyck

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Belgium

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker, Session Chair
Session: Plenary III - Market Overviews
Session: Plenary IV - Market Overviews

Session: Opening Plenary
Presentation: Demonstrating sectorial integration through hydrogen valleys
Date & Time: Sep 10, 10:30 – 11:00 See in Program

Ruud Bouwman

New Technology Specialist

VDL Enabling Transport Solutions bv

Netherlands

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Commercial Vehicles
Presentation: tbc
Date & Time: Sep 10, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Hydrogen Europe Hydrogen Europe Secretariat

Belgium

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Large Scale Hydrogen Refueling Station Concepts

Guy de Reals

Air Liquide

France

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary I
Presentation: CertifHy: A European guarantee of origin platform to prove the environmental benefits of hydrogen
Date & Time: Sep 10, 12:00 – 12:30 See in Program

Dr. Alexander Dyck

German Aerospace Center - Institute of Networked Energy Systems

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: News from the German Science Sector

Dr. Michael Faltenbacher

thinkstep AG

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Large Scale Hydrogen Refueling Station Concepts
Presentation: Infrastructure requirements for H2/FC busses in urban bus fleets
Date & Time: Sep 11, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

K. Andreas Friedrich

Prof. Dr. K. Andreas Friedrich

DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

Biography:

Dr. K. Andreas Friedrich is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart and the Head of the Electrochemical Energy Technology Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany. 

His research areas are electrochemical energy conversion and storage, in particular polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolysis, solid oxide cells, system design and optimization. Dr. Friedrich has authored and coauthored about 200 reviewed papers. He received the Fischer medal (Dechema) in 2009 and the Ertl prize 2014 for his scientific work.

Dr. Friedrich has an initial background in Physics and Physical Chemistry. Starting with early fundamental work on electrochemical interfaces and electrocatalysts the research has become increasingly application oriented. His doctoral study on non-linear optics at electrochemical interfaces was performed at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society from 1987 –1990 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G. Ertl (Nobel prize laurate in Chemistry). 

His former employments include research associate positions at University of Oregon and Research Center Jülich. Senior scientist positions were held at Technical University Munich and ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) in Ulm. In 2004 he joined the DLR and University of Stuttgart heading the group focusing on electrolysis, fuel cells and advanced batteries. Priorities are polymer membrane and solid oxide technology as well as “beyond Li-ion” technology in batteries. The primary goals of the group comprise enhanced power density, long lifetime, reduction of precious materials and manufacturing costs, identification of degradation mechanisms in stacks and their prevention, advanced stack design, and optimised integration of fuel cells into energy supply systems. The activities of the group have received the f-cell Award in Silver 2016 for electrolysis components, the Clean Tech Media Award 2012 (Aviation) and the f-cell Award in Silver 2008 (DLR with Airbus).

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Electrolysis

Dr. Aldo Gago

DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

Biography:

Dr. Aldo Gago received his doctorate degree in chemistry in 2011, from the University of Poitiers, France. He joined the section of Electrochemical Energy Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2012. He has been leading the R&D activities on nanomaterials and components for hydrogen generation via low temperature electrolysis, with important projects in cooperation with academy and industry. He has several granted patents and published numerous articles in high impact factor journals, as well as book chapters. In 2016, he and co-workers were awarded with the 2nd place F-Cell prize “Innovative materials and components for PEM electrolysis” for their contributions in the field. He is currently responsible for the Team of Low Temperature Systems & Electrolysis at the DLR, as well as project leader and laboratory manager. He is coordinating the European project PRETZEL for developing the next generation of industrial PEM electrolyzers. He is co-founder of the spin-off company Cutting Edge Nano-Materials (CENmat).

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: News from the German Science Sector
Presentation: New trends in low temperature electrolysis: AEM and NH3 electro-synthesis
Date & Time: Sep 11, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Ulf Groos

Ulf Groos

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. 

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: News from the German Science Sector
Presentation: Models of potential induced fuel cell degradation
Date & Time: Sep 11, 16:10 – 16:30 See in Program

Corinna Harms

DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: News from the German Science Sector
Presentation: New trends in low temperature electrolysis: AEM and NH3 electro-synthesis
Date & Time: Sep 11, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program

Sibylle Hepting-Hug

Head of department

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

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Opening Plenary
Presentation: Welcome note
Date & Time: Sep 10, 09:30 – 09:40 See in Program

Thorsten Herbert

Thorsten Herbert

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

Biography:

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

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Modes of Transport: Technical Similarities and Discrepancies

Session: Opening Plenary
Presentation: Market Overview Germany
Date & Time: Sep 10, 09:40 – 10:00 See in Program

Dr. Stephan Herbst

Toyota Motor Europe N/V S/A

Belgium

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Heavy Duty: Buses
Presentation: Toyota's hydrogen and electrifications strategy
Date & Time: Sep 11, 14:20 – 14:40 See in Program

Daniel Hofer

Migrol AG

Switzerland

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary IV - Market Overviews
Presentation: A new marketplace for H2 in mobility in Switzerland
Date & Time: Sep 11, 11:00 – 11:30 See in Program

Kazuyoshi Honda

Ph.D Kazuyoshi Honda

Manager

Tokyo Gas

Japan

Biography:

Kazuyoshi Honda is the Manager of the Hydrogen Solution Section at Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

He has been responsible for the hydrogen station business and another hydrogen-related project in Tokyo Gas since 2015. Previously, he was involved in several R&D projects related to IT, gas sensing and measurement technology in about 20 years. 

Honda received Ph.D. in Engineering from Tokyo University of Science Graduate School.

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary III - Market Overviews
Presentation: Current status of hydrogen stations in Japan and Tokyo Gas's initiatives
Date & Time: Sep 11, 09:30 – 10:00 See in Program

Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo

Coordinator Energy Systems Integration

DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Germany

Biography:

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Modes of Transport: Technical Similarities and Discrepancies
Presentation: Update on development of emission free hybrid propulsion systems for aircraft applications
Date & Time: Sep 11, 14:20 – 14:40 See in Program

Dr. Thomas Kattenstein

EnergieAgentur.NRW

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Hydrogen Regions

Dr. Frank M. Koch

EnergieAgentur.NRW GmbH

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Heavy Duty: Buses

Hans-Werner Kulenkampff

H2 Chile Asociación Chilena de Hidrógeno

Chile

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary IV - Market Overviews
Presentation: Why is Chile "the hidden champion" of Power-to-X?
Date & Time: Sep 11, 11:30 – 12:00 See in Program

Morry B. Markowitz

FCHEA Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

United States of America

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary III - Market Overviews
Presentation: Fuel cells and hydrogen energy in the USA: past, present and future
Date & Time: Sep 11, 09:00 – 09:30 See in Program

Andreas Meyer

WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Heavy Duty: Buses
Presentation: Linking mobility and energy sector to operate hydrogen busses efficiently
Date & Time: Sep 11, 14:40 – 15:00 See in Program

Jürgen Pfeiffer

PFEIFFER fragt - der Polit.Talk

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Plenary II - f-cell Talk: What Drives our Future?

Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Reuter

thinkstep AG

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary I
Presentation: Critical raw materials for electric vehicles
Date & Time: Sep 10, 11:30 – 12:00 See in Program

Dr. Manuel C. Schaloske

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

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Session Chair
Session: Commercial Vehicles

Afkenel Schipstra

N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie Gasunie Research

Netherlands

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Plenary IV - Market Overviews
Presentation: Market Overview Netherlands
Date & Time: Sep 11, 12:00 – 12:30 See in Program

Gerhard Schneider

CEO

ebe EUROPA

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Heavy Duty: Buses
Presentation: tbc
Date & Time: Sep 11, 14:00 – 14:20 See in Program

Emmanuel Schuddinck

Justy

France

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Hydrogen Regions
Presentation: tbc
Date & Time: Sep 10, 15:10 – 15:30 See in Program

Dr. Christian Spitta

ZBT Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik GmbH

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: News from the German Science Sector
Presentation: Independent laboratories for the hydrogen quality analysis
Date & Time: Sep 11, 15:50 – 16:10 See in Program

Andre Steinau

Andre Steinau

GP Joule GmbH

Germany

Biography:

André Steinau graduated as Master in Business Admistration from Westfaelische Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany in 2002. He has a career in Marketing and Sales Management and Sales Controlling in the banking sector. Since he joined GP JOULE at the very beginning in 2009 he held many positions as director for finance, marketing, managing director miniJOULE e.g. As Coordinator to the CEO he is the project leader in the business development of GP JOULE’s hydrogen activities within Germany and beyond.

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Hydrogen Regions
Presentation: tbc
Date & Time: Sep 10, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Klaus Ullrich

Klaus Ullrich

sunfire GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Klaus Ullrich is been active for about 15 years in the renewable energy segment with +6 years’ experience on fuel cells and electrolyser. With an University degree in Electro Engineering and Physics from Technical University of Ilmenau he had various technical roles from product to project management including new product introductions to the market. Throughout his career Klaus surrounded himself always with technology and products which can be seen as capital goods and with capabilities to either influence existing or even change market segments into the future by adapting new technology.  

He shifted his work about 20 years ago towards the business side and had many international assignments giving him in addition foreign experiences and network beyond leading sales organizations and strategizing business developments on a global scale.

Klaus is now working as Head of Sales Electrolyser Products for Sunfire GmbH.

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Electrolysis
Presentation: High temperature electrolysis - efficient industry solution enabling lowest H2 costs
Date & Time: Sep 10, 14:30 – 14:50 See in Program

Dr. Richard Wagner

Siemens AG

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Electrolysis
Presentation: Large scale PEM electrolysis for industrial applications
Date & Time: Sep 10, 14:50 – 15:10 See in Program

Prof. Dr. Martin Wietschel

Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI

Germany

Meet me here:

Role: Speaker

Session: Large Scale Hydrogen Refueling Station Concepts
Presentation: Optimal design and cost of a potential hydrogen refueling station network for heavy-duty vehicles in Germany in 2050
Date & Time: Sep 11, 15:30 – 15:50 See in Program