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PROGRAM 2021

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Remarks

Dr. Sunita Satyapal | U.S. Department of Energy | Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Hydrogen and fuel cells are emerging, versatile examples within a portfolio of advanced and sustainable energy options. Dr. Sunita Satyapal will provide an overview of hydrogen and fuel cell research, development and demonstration activities led by the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Office (EERE), including the H2@Scale initiative. H2@Scale envisions affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use across multiple applications.

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Zero emission mobility should also be sustainable

Randy MacEwen | Ballard Power Systems | President & CEO

Randy MacEwan has been the President & CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ballard since October 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for over 15 years, including in fuel cells and solar.

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California FCEV Market: Worlds First Identified Sustainable ZEV Market

Bill Elrick | California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) | Executive Director

The California Fuel Cell Partnership is an industry/government collaboration aimed at expanding the market for fuel cell electric vehicles powered by hydrogen to help create a cleaner, more energy-diverse future with no-compromises zero emission vehicles.

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The Road to Viable Zero-Emission Commercial Mobility

Craig Knight | HYZON Motors | CEO

Born in Australia, Craig has a diverse industrial background, with over 25 years’ experience in International Sales and Marketing and Business Management. After studying Chemistry and Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Craig went into commercial roles, and later completed an MBA at the University of Sydney. He held positions based in Australia, USA, Singapore and China in the chemical sector, before moving into hydrogen fuel cell technology. Craig believes we all have a personal obligation to make a positive impact, and he has made it his mission to be a facilitator of decarbonisation for the wellbeing of future generations.

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Fuel Cell Heavy Duty Trucks – a present day reality

Mark Freymüller | Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG | CEO 

Mark Freymüller, the CEO of Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, looks back on over 20 years of international experience. Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility is a joint venture between the Hyundai Motor Company and the Swiss company H2 Energy and promotes zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell mobility through a unique business case in Switzerland which is about putting fuel cell electric vehicles on the road and securing the necessary fueling infrastructure to support them.

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The Hazer process and path to commercialisation

Geoff Ward | Hazer Group | CEO

Geoff Ward is CEO and MD of Hazer Group, with over 25 years’ energy industry experience across refining, oil and gas, and renewable energy as an executive and advisor. Active in changing Australian energy markets, he has a keen interest in the transition to clean energy and a low carbon economy.

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Accelerating Hydrogen Mobility with Global Partnership

Dr. Chris Guzy | REFIRE | CTO

Dr. Christopher Guzy is the Chief Technology Officer of REFIRE Group and is responsible for fuel cell system product and technology development. From 2016 to 2019, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Guangdong Sino-Synergy Hydrogen Power Tech. From 2005 to 2016, Dr. Guzy was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Ballard Power Systems, where he was responsible for all product development and technology research and development for Ballard’s line of PEM hydrogen fuel cell products and engineering services.

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Current Status of the Hydrogen Industry & Hyundai Motor Group’s Vision

Ronald Grasman | Hyundai Motor Company | Vice President Fuel Cell Business Development

Hyundai Motor Group’s solution to combating climate change is to encourage a shift in the energy paradigm to hydrogen. Explore Hyundai’s future hydrogen vision, along with its hydrogen mobility concept to achieve this, and the next generation fuel cell system. Ronald Grasman, who joined Hyundai in 2019, is leading the fuel cell business with a focus on the European market as a vice president. He is passionate about reducing our species’ carbon footprint through affordable energy and eMobility solutions.

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The MENA region as Global Powerhouse for green electrons and molecules

Cornelius Matthes | Dii Desert Energy | CEO

As the CEO at Dii Desert Energy, Cornelius made its mission to drive the energy transition forward and pioneer the field of energy from the desert, leading the world to 100% renewables!

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Hydrogen – Space is not the Limit

Karl-Heinz Servos | ArianeGroup | COO 

Karl-Heinz Servos joined ArianeGroup more than three years ago in the position of Chief Industrial Officer for the Ariane 6 project and was first appointed Head of Performance and Competitiveness. After being appointed COO of ArianeGroup Germany, he has recently found a new challenge as Director of Production for ArianeGroup. He also has more than 30 years of professional experience in the automotive industry (BMW, Audi, VW, Jaguar-Land Rover, Tata).

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell – Zero Emission Technology for Mobility Solutions

Armin Diez | EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH | Managing Director

Armin Diez is the Managing Director of EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, where he is responsible for technical and operational tasks. The mission of EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies is to make the fuel cell competitive in regard to performance, cost, and reliability.

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Energy-efficient into the future – The stationary fuel cell system by Bosch

Marcus Spickermann | Robert Bosch GmbH | SVP – Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Program

Marcus Spickermann joined the Bosch Group in July 2020 taking as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Program. With his expertise in building and scaling business models, he is responsible of the Go-to-market strategy of the stationary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell to shape the transformation towards a green energy supply for people, cities and industries.

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Partnerships, knowledge and coordination are key for the EU H2 target

Bart Biebuyck | Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) | Executive Director

Bart Biebuyck is Executive Director of the FCH JU – the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The goal of FCH JU is to facilitate the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in Europe. Bart has worked at FCH JU since 2016 following time as a Technical Senior Manager at Toyota Motor Europe.

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Hydrogen – A new asset class ?

Pierre-Etienne Franc | FiveT Hydrogen Funds | Co-Founder & CEO 

Pierre-Etienne Franc is one of the most recognized hydrogen experts globally. He has spent the last decade developing hydrogen activities at Air Liquide and is now starting the first pure play hydrogen infrastructure fund.

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H2 Economy – Chances and Challenges for „German Mittelstand“

Stefanie Peters | Member of the German National Hydrogen Council; NEUMAN & ESSER Group | CEO

Stefanie Peters is Managing Partner at NEUMAN & ESSER Group, a solution provider for piston and diaphragm compressor systems. In 2020, after the German government passed the National Hydrogen Strategy, Stefanie Peters was appointed to the National Hydrogen Council as one of 26 members. Her technological know-how and experience are helping to develop the German hydrogen economy.

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The key to upscaling to Gigawatt projects? Cooperation!

Denis Krude | thyssenkrupp | CEO

Denis Krude has got more than 21 years of experience in the plant design business. He works for thyssenkrupp since 1998 and held leading positions in engineering and management, including more than 8 years as Head of Design Department in the electrolysis division, 2 years as board member of the joint venture UHDENORA, 4 years as COO and 1 year as CEO of the Uhde Inventa-Fischer Group.

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Leveraging Novel Green Ammonia Synthesis for Totally Green Power

Rami Reshef | GenCell Energy | CEO

Rami Reshef is the CEO of GenCell, an Israel-based fuel cell technology company. GenCell brings to market ammonia-based hydrogen fuel cell solutions that ensure clean power for humanity.

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Decentralization of energy with AEM Electrolysers

Vaitea Cowan | Enapter GmbH | Co-Founder & Head of Communications 

Vaitea Cowan cofounded Enapter, which scales the production of hydrogen generators. The team has grown from 11 to over 130 in 3 years. She has the clear intention of inspiring and hiring more women. She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list, and has won several awards for Enapter. Today she spearheads the communications efforts from Berlin. As a Pacific Islander, her personal mission is to provide clean energy independence to Polynesia.

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The Future of Hydrogen and Required Compressor Solutions

Marcel Pawlicek | Burckhardt Compression | CEO

Burckhardt Compression is a worldwide market leader for reciprocating compressor systems. We develop reliable, high-performance compression solutions in a true partnership with our customers, combining profound engineering expertise and the strongest product portfolio in the industry. The comprehensive H2 compressor portfolio includes diaphragm compressors for lower flows and reliable oil-free high-pressure piston compressors for higher flows, meeting the needs of various H2 applications, such as trailer filling and fuel stations.

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Hydrogen – Enabling the Integrated Energy Transition

Andreas Kuhlmann | Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) | Chief Executive 

Andreas Kuhlmann sees the energy transition as one of the most fascinating change processes of the present day, which, in addition to challenges, above all also brings with it opportunities. With this in mind, he brings his knowledge of diverse national and international projects acquired at the interface between business and politics into the energy and climate policy debate. And he campaigns for more courage and determination in designing the framework conditions that are necessary for the success of the energy transition.

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The Global Dimension of Hydrogen and its Derivates Towards Climate Neutrality

Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling | Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE | Director Division Hydrogen Technologies

As Director of the Hydrogen Technologies Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and with a staff of more than 140 scientists, engineers and students, Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling focuses research on PEM fuel cells for mobile applications, PEM water electrolysis and thermochemical catalytic processes to produce synthetic fuels and chemicals. He is spokesman for the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network (33 institutes), Vice President of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Board Member of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence “Integrated Energy Systems” and delegate on behalf of Germany in the Executive Committee of the “Technology Collaboration Program for Research and Development on the Production and Utilization of Hydrogen” (International Energy Agency). He holds an honorary professorship from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Kickstarting Chile’s green hydrogen economy for a carbon neutral world

Juan Carlos Jobet | Government of Chile | Minister of Energy

Jobet holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Universidad Católica and a master’s degree in Business Administration and another in Public Administration from Harvard University. After working in various roles in the private sector, in January 2019 he took on the responsibility of directing the Infrastructure Fund, a new state-run entity designed to develop new public infrastructure such as roadways, railways and ports. He is now taking on an even greater challenge: leading the Energy Ministry, which has as its mission moving Chile towards a new greener, carbon-free energy matrix with a focus on non-conventional renewable energies and making Chile carbon-neutral.

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Hydrogen Nation Canada – Innovation and Sustainable Production

The Honourable Stéphane Dion | Embassy of Canada to Germany | Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe

Stéphane Dion presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to Germany on June 6, 2017. Prior to his appointment, M. Dion was Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2015 until January 2017, where he championed Canadian leadership in the world on crucial global interests including promotion of universal human rights, peace and stability efforts, the global climate challenge and Canada’s commitment to multilateralism.

Hydrogen Nation Canada – Innovation and Sustainable Production

Aaron Hoskin | Natural Resources Canada | Senior manager intergovernmental initiatives

Aaron Hoskin has over 15 years of experience in the development of policies related to production and use of clean fuels and electrification of transport. He leads the implementation of the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada. He works internationally through the IEA, IPHE, and Clean Energy Ministerial.

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Australia and Germany: shipping the sunshine for a climate neutral future

H.E. Philip Green | Australian Embassy in Germany | Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

He has served previously as Ambassador and/or High Commissioner in Singapore, South Afric, and Kenya.  In his last assignment in Canberra, Mr. Green was responsible for leading Australia’s Indo-Pacific Strategy as well as relations with the United States, Canada and ASEAN

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From Forklifts to the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem

Sanjay Shrestha | Plug Power | Energy Solutions & Chief Strategy Officer

Sanjay Shrestha joined Plug Power as Chief Strategy Officer in 2019. Prior to joining Plug Power, Mr. Shrestha served as the CIO of a global solar IPP and President Sky Capital Americas since 2015.  Under his leadership, Sky Capital America built and acquired over 100MW of operating solar assets and secured pipeline over 100MW.  He also sourced various types of financing solutions to support this growth including project debt, construction equity and long-term equity. He brings almost two decades of experience in the broader clean tech sector to our team. Before global solar IPP, he led the renewables investment banking effort at FBR Capital markets. During 2014, and under his leadership, the firm was ranked among the top renewable energy underwriters in the U.S.

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US Hydrogen Roadmap and Policy Actions

Frank Wolak | Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) | President

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.

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Synchronising UK Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Supply Chains

Dr. Michaela Kendall | Adelan Ltd., Midlands Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network (MFCHN) | Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Michaela Kendall is CEO and co-founder of fuel cell pioneers Adelan (Birmingham, UK). One of the world’s first fuel cell businesses, Adelan commercialises a clean energy technology she co-invented in the early 1990s.  Over a 30-year career, she has secured significant international funding, working with powerful strategic policy and technical networks vital to low carbon business, including the US EPA, the UN, the EU and national governments.  Managing industrial R&D programmes funded by the US, EU and Chinese governments, Dr. Kendall plays a key role in building the UK’s national fuel cell strategy, is the Hydrogen Champion for the UK and is going to COP26 in November 2021.

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Accelerating the Hydrogen Economy through Collaboration and Innovation

KR Sridhar, PhD | Bloom Energy | Founder, Chairman, and CEO

KR Sridhar, PhD, is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Energy, a leading clean energy solutions provider. Inspired by his work on NASA’s space program to enable a sustainable community on Mars, Bloom Energy was born from innovation. Prior to founding Bloom Energy, Sridhar led the Space Technologies Laboratory (STL) at the University of Arizona winning several nationally competitive contracts. KR Sridhar is also a special advisor to New Enterprise Associates, currently serves on many technical committees, panels and advisory boards, has led major consortia of industry, academia, and national labs, and has numerous publications and patents to his name.

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Transformative Power of Green Hydrogen in the Race to Zero

John Sheffield | International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) | President 

With more than 4 decades of engagement in hydrogen energy, John is a ‘hydrogen romantic’ having served as an editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy since 1978, and currently serves as the President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is also a Professor of Engineering Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.

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Next Generation Catalysts Enabling the Hydrogen Economy

Thomas Stephenson | Pajarito Powder | Chairman & CEO

Thomas Stephenson is a seasoned business executive, with extensive experience working with start-up companies, venture capital and technology commercialization. He is a co-founder of both Pajarito Powder and the Verge Fund, and previously served as the lead investor in a hydrogen reforming company.

CLOSING WORDS

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