The program is growing gradually over the coming weeks and month. We will, as in 2022, when we had 40+ presentstions, have a two-day program. Day one will be dedicated mainly to production, day 2 mainly to application of hydrogen and its derivates. These companies are on our presentations list that will still grow:
Andritz Oy | Clariant | Emerson | Enapter | FEV | Fitt | Fortescue | GP Joule | Heraeus | HIF | Hülsenbusch | Innio Jenbacher | Japan Gas Association | Klinger | MAN Energy Solutions | Neuman & Esser
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PechaKucha, which is Japanese for „the sound of conversation“, was first conceived by Tokyo architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. PechaKucha presentations are based on a 20 x 20 principle: 20 slides are presented, each slide lasts for 20 seconds, the slides are automatically advanced.
Due to this strict timing, each PechaKucha presentation lasts exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds. PechaKucha slides usually use images, rarely many words. Presenters must know what to say without looking at the slides. A presenter can reasonably speak 2 to 4 sentences or 33 words in 20 seconds.
Matthias Becker is currently employed with Siemens AG in Leipzig, Saxony. He works as a business development and senior sales manager for energy efficiency solutions and dezentral hydrogen PtG plants.
He had worked as a technical solution manager and sales for decentral power systems for alle the EU countries for 22 years in the headquarter of Siemens in Erlangen, Germany.
Matthias has held various positions in the field of application engineering with TE Tyco Electronics and E.On, project management positions for transmission systems with Siemens Power Generation, a general manager position for distribution substations for the Middle East in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE and business development manager position for Solar-Wind-Diesel-Hybrid Power Plants for Asia / Pacific and Australia.
He earned one MSc degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Coburg, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland and one MSc degree from the University of Berlin / Freie Universität Berlin.
Matthias has been engaged with various associations like Pacfic Power Association PPA, PowerGen Asia, ACI Airport Council International Europe, ADE Association Decentralized Energy UK and others.
Dr.-Ing. Tim Böltken
Founder and Managing Director
Dr.-Ing. Tim Böltken studied chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and received his doctorate from the Institute of Micro Process Engineering in 2013. After graduating, he worked as a project manager in the chemical industry at hte GmbH before founding INERATEC in 2015. As CEO and co-founder, he is responsible for business development. In 2016, he was awarded the Peter and Luise Hager Prize for the best PhD at KIT. In 2018, the business magazine „Business Punk“ ranked him among the top 100 innovators in Germany.
Head of communications and policy, Open Grid Europe GmbH
PhD in European Climate Change Law (2015). From 2012 Legislative and Political Advisor for two Members of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). From 2017 Energy Policy Manager, then from 2018 Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH. Since 2021 Head of Communications and Policy at OGE.
Strategy Manager, Enapter
Tim Cholibois is a Strategy Manager at Enapter which designs and manufactures highly efficient hydrogen generators and energy management software. The core technology is our standardized and scalable AEM electrolyser. The flexible device produces hydrogen for energy storage, fuel in vehicles, raw material in industry or fuel for heating. Our goal at Enapter is to make green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels. Prior to joining Enapter, he worked as a Senior Strategy Consultant in the energy sector for several years, most recently at Roland Berger. He has also advised national and sub-national governments on climate finance working with GIZ and the UN. Tim holds a MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH, Product Line Owner Fuel Cells
Alexander Dauensteiner studied at University of Stuttgart and holds a degree as Mechanical engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) From 1995 to 1998, he was with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998, he joined the Foundation of the engineering office for climate- and environmental protection IKUS, Schorndorf, and 1998 to 1999, he was a freelancer at the Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart. From 1999 to 2002, he was with the Institute for Industrial Manufacturing IFF, University of Stuttgart. From 2002 to 2019, he was with Vaillant GmbH. 2019, he joined the Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Roland Dittmeyer
Director, Institute for Micro Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Roland Dittmeyer started his career with DECHEMA e.V. in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where he took over the responsibility of a group leader for Technical Chemistry at the DECHEMA Research Institute in 1998. After his habilitation in 2001, he was appointed Privatdozent at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, in 2002. From 2003 to 2004 he worked for Total S.A. in Lyon in the frame of a sabbatical. In 2006 he was appointed apl. Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2008 he became a member of the board of directors at the DECHEMA Research Institute and was in charge of the department of process technology there. In 2009 he left DECHEMA and moved to KIT where he was appointed W3 Professor for Micro Process Engineering and Director of the Institute for Micro Process Engineering. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, a doctoral degree in Chemical Reaction Engineering and a Habilitation for Technical Chemistry.
Business Development Manager, MAN Energy Solutions SE, Marine Four-Stroke
With a university background in Economics and Politics, Alexander Feindt has a working experience of ten years in the oil and gas industry in various business units, e.g. he was responsible for setting up the Shell Marine LNG business in the D-A-CH countries and chairing the German Maritime LNG advocacy platform.
Since 2019 he is the Global Business Development Manager at MAN Energy Solutions for the Medium Speed Marine business unit. There he manages all external business development activities, e.g. industry partnerships, representation in associations and speaker opportunities. He evaluates trends, developments and requirements in the space of alternative marine fuels/propulsion and digitalization to shape those into products/services for the future. He also represents MAN ES at various industry bodies such as Getting to Zero Coalition and SeaEurope / Waterborne or the Renewable and Low-Carbon Fuels Value Chain Industrial Alliance.
Dr.-Ing. David Franzen
Technical Project Manager, Neuman & Esser
David Franzen studied chemical engineering at the Clausthal University of Technology with a focus on electrochemical engineering. During his PhD he investigated the interaction of transport and reaction processes in the Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis. In 2021 he joined the Green Gases department of Neuman & Esser.
Dr. Philipp Good
CTO, Synhelion SA
Dr. Philipp Good is the Chief Technology Officer of Synhelion. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and has more than ten years of experience in the solar industry. Synhelion is a Swiss cleantech company that produces solar fuels to decarbonize transportation. Solar fuels can replace fossil fuels in all applications as they are compatible with conventional internal combustion engines and jet engines.
Sales Manager PtX at Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH
Günther joined CAC in 1/2021. From 04/2012 to 12/2020, he was research associate at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (division thermochemical conversion) with a research focus on high-pressure pyrolysis and high-pressure gasification of solid energy & carbon carriers; teaching responsibilities include supervising lectures on „Biomass Technologies“, conducting practicals, supervising student theses. From 10/2006 to 04/2012 diploma studies in process engineering with specialization in energy process engineering at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
Dr. Michael Haid
CEO EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH
Dr. Michael Haid has been Chief Executive Officer of EDL since 2017. His responsibilities include strategy, technology, sales and commercial.
Michael’s top priorities are the development and provision of sustainable technologies, products and services for the refining and hydrocarbon-processing industries, including residue processing, Power-to-X and plastics-to-oil. He held various engineering and management positions in different engineering and contracting companies worldwide. Michael studied process engineering in Karlsruhe, Germany and in Auckland, New Zealand and holds a PhD in process engineering.
Expertise: More than 30 years of experience and technical expertise in project and contract management, engineering. Technology development in the field of syngas, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and PtX
Head of Energy Policy & Government Affairs, Enapter
Philip is the Head of Energy Policy & Government Affairs at Enapter which designs and manufactures highly efficient hydrogen generators and energy management software. The core technology is our standardized and scalable AEM electrolyser. The flexible device produces hydrogen for energy storage, fuel in vehicles, raw material in industry or fuel for heating. Our goal at Enapter is to make green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels. Prior to joining Enapter he worked in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva as well as a Law Clerk in the Clearingstelle EEG, a German ADR institution for settling renewable energy disputes.
Michael Halfen started his career in 2000 at DEUTZ where he was responsible for Electric Control Unit Development in automotive. Since 2018 he is responsible for innovation process within the company, he actually works on new business models and products for hydrogen or electrification solutions.
John Bøgild Hansen
Research Fellow in Topsoe
In 1979 he joined the Research & Development Division where he was Department manager from 1984. In 2000 he became Advisor to the chairman and founder, Dr. Haldor Topsøe. After 2013 he rejoined the R&D Division and in 2021 was joining the Power-to-X division.John Bøgild Hansen holds 24 patents and has made more than 60 publications. He has presented more than 30 invited key note lecturers on synthetic fuel production, fuel cells, solid oxide electrolysis and fuels from biomass production.
Ulrich Heindl is responsible for the execution of all PtX-projects of ENERTRAG globally. With his teams he is also defining the technical configurations of the projects in an early stage to support project definition and development. Ulrich has more than 25 years of experience in the development and implementation of large scale production facilities for the industrial gas business with companies Linde, Lurgi, Air Liquide and Air Products. He held various management positions on 4 continents with responsibilities for business development, engineering, project execution and operations. Most recently he was leading the development of a large scale Green Ammonia project with over 1.1 Mtpa NH3 capacity at Neom, Saudi Arabia. Ulrich holds a university degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University in Munich, Germany and studied business administration at Instead institute, Fontainebleau, France.
CEO HIF Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Since May 2022, he has been CEO of HIF Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), the world’s leading producer of eFuels. Previously, he was Director General for Energy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. From June 2017 to June 2022, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the State Nuclear Waste Management Financing Asset Management Fund (KENFO).
Previously, he held the positions of Managing Director at the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), Managing Director of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV), Secretary General of the International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC), and Secretary General of the European Turbine Manufacturers Association (EUTurbines).
He has also served on the Board of the European Association of Internal Combustion Engines Manufacturers (EUROMOT), on the Board and Supervisory Board of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), as Vice President of the Offshore Wind Energy Foundation, on the Supervisory Board of 50 Hertz, and on the Supervisory Board of the Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS).
Division Manager, Energy Division, Alfa Laval Mid Europe GmbH
2020 Energy Division Manager Mid-Europe (DACH) Alfa Laval GmbH;
2017 Vice President, Head of Global Sales Brazed and Fusioned Heat exchangers, Alfa Laval HQ
2016 Lead Change Digital Solutions Alfa Laval Lund AB
2014-2016 Channel Development & Support Manager Latin America, at Alfa Laval Mexico SA de CV
2008-2014 Market Unit Manager (Automotive, Energy and Electronics), Industrial Equipment, at Alfa Laval HQ.
2006-2008 Managing Director, Gunnebo Industries, South Africa
2005-2006 Oil & Gas Regional Business Manager (Middle East and AsiaPacific) at Alfa Laval HQ.
2002-2004 Automotive Regional Marketing Manager (Europe and Africa) at Alfa Laval HQ.
2000-2002 Business consultant at Business Sweden in South Africa
1999-2000 Marketing Assistant at Allgon Bluetooth Antennas
Director in the Organizational Effectiveness practice at Oliver Wyman
Sebastian Hillebrand, Director in the Organizational Effectiveness practice at Oliver in Berlin. For the past 15 years Sebastian has been specializing in accelerating complex strategy- transformation- and innovation projects that require the expertise, active engagement and buy-in of large groups of stakeholders and experts. Sebastian Hillebrand studied Business Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Senior Vice President of New Energy Business, Siemens Energy AG
Stefano Innocenzi is Senior Vice President of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy to drive forward the green hydrogen and power-to-x business. He joined Siemens Energy in September 2021.
Before joining Siemens Energy, Stefano held several senior management positions at a large industrial gas and engineering company in Germany, Singapore and Shanghai, leading the development and delivery of the company large investments as well as the EPC business in APAC.
Stefano holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Ole G Jensen
Sales & Business Development Director, Northern Europe, Nel Hydrogen
Strategist, Director, Leader… Ole G Jensen is a specialist in the energy arena with a passion for sustainability/renewable energy. His flair for innovating methods of de-carbonizing products and services is pushing progress toward a cleaner and more flexible energy system (P2X), in which Hydrogen is a cornerstone of success.
At Nel Hydrogen, where the vision is to empower generations with clean energy forever, Ole is supporting value-adding solutions for existing and future customers and leveraging his trilingual communication skills to nurture multi-national partnerships that further business goals. He brings a deep understanding of regulatory and statutory compliance to the business, alongside a strong focus on safety and a proven ability to reduce costs and increase revenue. He thrives in agile environments, nurtures a culture of excellence, and analyses industry and consumer trends to create future-proofed products and services.
Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Dr. Stefan Kaufmann served as Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research from June 2020 until August 2022. The experienced education and research policy maker was appointed in the context of implementing the Federal Government’s National Hydrogen Strategy. He is a permanent guest on the State Secretaries’ Committee for Hydrogen and on the National Hydrogen Council. Prior to his appointment, the fully qualified lawyer served as directly elected Member of the Bundestag for his Stuttgart constituency from 2009 to 2021.
Copyright picture: Jens Oellermann Fotografie
Head of Climate and Environmental Protection, German Aviation Association (BDL)
Wolf-Dietrich Kindt started his career in 2011 at the German Biofuel Industry Association, where he worked as expert for sustainability and market analysis. In 2021, he joined the German Bioenergy Association (BBE). In 2022, he joined the BDL. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science, History and Public Law and a Master of Business Administration for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
VP Director R & T Affairs, Airbus
Siegfried Knecht (63), VP Director R&T Affairs in the Airbus Public Affairs Germany Department, has over 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry and over 20 years of political lobbying expertise. After graduating from the Technical University Aachen with a diploma degree in Computer Science he began his career in 1987 at the Research Center Jülich where he was appointed Assistant Director in 1991. From 1994 to 1997 he was with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Bonn, finally as PA to the Parliamentary State Secretary. In 1998 Siegfried joined the German Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies as Head of its Berlin office and became Head of International and Regional Affairs in 2000. He stayed in this position until 2006 when he changed to EADS (today Airbus) as Senior Manager Political Affairs. In September 2013 he was appointed as VP Head of Political and External Affairs for Airbus (commercial airplanes) in Germany. He held responsibility for all political matters related to Germany with a particular focus on German and foreign government officials, parliamentarians, business associations and think tanks. Following an 18 months interim stage in the Airbus Corporate Technical Office, he joined in July 2017 the Airbus Public Affairs Germany team as VP Director R&T Affairs and resumed his functional reporting to the Airbus CTO.
In June 2011 Siegfried accepted the honorary appointment as Chairman of the Board of aireg, the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany.
Sebastian König, Director Sales Electrolysis, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
Sebastian holds a Diploma and a PhD in Electric Energy and High-Voltage Technology. After graduating from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2011, he researched the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery also at KIT. After finishing his PhD thesis regarding system design, modeling and optimization of this type of battery in 2017, he joined HYDAC. HYDAC is a global player in fluid systems, such as hydraulics, cooling and others. He became part of the e-mobility and Hydrogen business development team. Starting from 2020, he was responsible for the business development regarding water electrolysis. In 2021, Sebastian joined Air Liquide Global Engineering & Construction Solutions Germany in Frankfurt. He is now responsible for external sales of water electrolysis plants in Europe.
Dr. Cord Landsmann
CEO thyssenkrupp Uhde GmbH
Since January 1, 2022, Cord Landsmann is CEO of the Uhde business unit, which encompasses the chemical engineering and plant construction activities of thyssenkrupp. Before that, he held responsibilities for several multi-billion-€ businesses and projects in the energy, renewables and utilities sector. Cord Landsmann brings his experience in global-scale project development and execution, project finance and negotiation of complex commercial contracts now into the field of sector coupling and energy transition.
As an internationally experienced senior executive, he successfully implemented new business models, combining financial and operational expertise on corporate level (in CEO, CFO, and COO roles) with start-up-mentality. Among other things, Cord Landsmann was founding member of E.ON’s renewables business that started from scratch to become one of the world’s leading players in the field. He also managed the turnaround and re-positioning of Uniper Engineering to a customer centric and commercially viable business.
Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld
Senior Partner Roland Berger
Bernhard is a partner at Roland Berger in the Competence Center „Operations“ with a strong background in manufacturing technologies and operations.
Together with his team he continuously analyzes and publishes latest developments in the field of advanced manufacturing: Beside new production technologies for specific industries, like the H2 economy, this includes deep dives into manufacturing technologies, e.g. 3D-printing, but as well topics around digital production, like Industrie 4.0, IoT or the use of 5G in production environments.
Bernhard graduated at the RWTH Aachen in production technology and prepared his Dr.-Ing. thesis in the field of metal forming. After 10 years in scientific research and the automotive industry he supports since more than 15 years the manufacturing industry as a consultant.
Dr. Uwe Lauber
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, MAN Energy Solutions SE
Dr. Uwe Lauber has been Chief Executive Officer of MAN Energy Solutions SE since January 1, 2015. Since January 2016, he has also been responsible for the Technology division. Before joining MAN Energy Solutions as Head of Business Unit Oil & Gas in 2010, he held senior positions at BOC Cryostar and Sulzer Turbo.
Dr. Uwe Lauber studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in Konstanz, St. Gallen and Kronstadt. He was born in Bad Säckingen, Germany, in 1967. He is married and father of two children.
Dr. Uwe Lauber chairs the VDMA Engines and Systems Association (since 2018) as well as the VDMA Power-to-X for Application (since 2018), and is member of the National Hydrogen Council of the German government (since 2020).
Managing Director Hy2gen
Matthias Lisson holds a diploma in process engineering and a master degree in energy- and environmental management and started his career at a planning office, joint TOTAL group and build up the energy services activity for Germany and supported the international strategy in energy services incl. operation & maintenance as Managing Director. At Hy2gen he is responsible for the activities within the DACH area and the Mexican market. Matthias is heading the German activity as Managing Director in charge of Business Development and Operation & Maintenance.
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer (CEO/COO) RWE Generation
Responsible Board member for RWE Technology International GmbH, RWE Country Chair Netherlands
Since January 2018, Roger Miesen is the CEO and Chief Operating Officer of RWE Generation SE after five years being the CTO for Hard Coal, Gas and Biomass. The company pools the generation entities and engineering expertise of RWE for the generation based on gas, hydro power and biomass in Europe. In 2015, he was appointed responsible Board member for RWE Technology International GmbH and RWE Country Chair for the Netherlands. Before he took over a position as Head of Hard Coal, Gas power stations Germany within RWE Power in 2011, he held several management positions at the Dutch and Belgian electricity and gas company Essent NV, since 2009 a subsidiary of RWE, and the Dutch electricity producer EPZ NV. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering (MSc) from the Delft University of Technology.
Project Manager New Technologies, J. M. Voith SE & Co. KG
Master of Science, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Universität Kassel, Bachelor of Science, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Universität Kassel
since 4/2020 project manager New Technologies – Product Innovation Industry, Crailsheim
1 – 4 /2020 application engineering, Sydney
9/19 – 1/20 sales & application engineering, Peking
4/19 – 9/19 product manager – hydrodynamic couplings, Crailsheim
7/18 – 4/19 project leader R&D – new technology development, Crailsheim
Managing Director of VDMA Power-to-X for Applications
Peter Müller-Baum studied civil engineering as well as business administration at the RWTH Aachen University, graduating as Engineer and Master of Business and Engineering.
He is with the VDMA since 2005 where he started as a consultant for the Cleaning Systems Association and as Managing Director Technical Affairs for the European association EUnited Cleaning.
In 2012, he became Deputy Managing Director, in 2014 Managing Director of VDMA Engines and Systems that represents the interests of German manufacturers of internal combustion engines for industrial applications and their suppliers.
Since 2013, Peter Müller-Baum is Secretary General of the International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC e.V.) where national associations and companies from the combustion engine industry from 27 countries are organized.
In addition, Peter Müller-Baum since December 2018 is also Managing Director of VDMA Power-to-X for Applications, the central platform for information, communication and cooperation for the P2X community, integrating all important stakeholders along the value chain.
Project Director Sustainable Mobility Strategy, Bosch
Björn Noack studied mechanical engineering at the „Umwelt-Campus“ of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. After joining Bosch Diesel Systems in 2002 and following several senior R&D management positions across the globe he is since 2020 in charge of Sustainable Mobility Strategy as Project Director at Bosch Powertrain Solutions. In this function he links the European Green Deal ambitions with a successfull transformation of the global Bosch powertrain product & service portfolio.
Dr. Markus Ostermeier
CEO ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions GmbH
After completing his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich in 2009, Dr. Markus Ostermeier started his industrial career at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg. There he held several positions in the power plant sector. Among other things, he was Assistant to the Executive Board and Business Development Manager of the Power Plants Business Unit. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Markus Ostermeier was responsible for product development at Electrochaea, a startup for biological methanation. Before founding the startup ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions GmbH together with his brother in 2020, he held various roles at the startups Jolt Energy Ltd. and CM Fluids AG. Today, he dedicates himself full-time to the topic of hydrogen.
Senior Consultant, Ramboll Deutschland GmbH, Rostock, Deutschland
After studying economics, Thomas Rust began working as a consultant for CPL Competence in Ports and Logistics in 2011. In addition to his work as a consultant for CPL, Thomas Rust co-founded the INWL Institute for Sustainable Economics and Logistics in 2014 and was also active as the branch manager of Logistikinitiative Mecklenburg-Vorpommern until 2019. In 2020, Mr Rust joined Ramboll as a Senior Consultant and has since then been responsible for infrastructure and logistics projects in the maritime economy.
Head of Product Line “Hydrogen & Synthesis Gas Plants” (HS), Linde GmbH, Linde Engineering
Michael Schäffer started his career with Linde in 1996. After holding several line functions in Commercial Sales, he worked as Managing Director at Linde Engineering in Dresden. Since September 2017 he is leading the Product Line Hydrogen & Synthesis Gas Plants as a Global Business Function including responsibility for sales, product management and technology.
Managing Technical Director, Reederei F. Laeisz GmbH
Harald Schlotfeldt started his career at Reederei F. Laeisz in 1984 as 3rd Engineer on ocean going ships. Later he sailed as Chief Engineer before he moved ashore as Superintendent. Today he oversees the operation of the Laeisz fleet with its gas carriers, car & truck carriers and container ships.
Dipl. Ing. Heiko Schneider
CEO and Managing Partner, GoGaS Goch GmbH & Co. KG
Heiko Schneider has been successfully putting this entrepreneurial motto into practice since 2004 as CEO and managing partner of Dortmund-based GoGaS Goch GmbH & Co. KG. Born in 1962, Schneider studied chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and is now a recognized expert in energy-efficient and regenerative plant engineering. Under his leadership, GoGaS has developed into a global leader in the fields of heating, cooling and ventilation of industrial buildings, thermal process plants, indoor air hygiene and infection control.
Sven Schreiber is the Managing Director of Alfa Laval Mid Europe and responsible for the activities of Alfa Laval in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He holds an executive Msc from the KIT in Karlsruhe in products and operations manager and since more than 15 years he is active in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Before joining Alfa Laval he has been General Manager at ABB AG and Business Unit Manager at SMA Solar Technology AG. The transformation of the energy landscape must be considered as one of the greatest challenges for the human mankind. P2X does play a vital role not only for the transformation of the transport sector but also for the industrial transformation. Not only has Alfa Laval set itself ambitious targets with regards to sustainability but also Alfa Laval’s products and solutions for heat transfer and separation are an essential element across the value chain of P2X applications.
Senior Manager Marketing Sasol ecoFT – Hamburg, Germany
Marc Siegel started his career with Engelhard Corporation as process engineer in 1998. He held several business development and marketing positions within the global chemical industry until accepting a position with the newly established Sasol ecoFT early 2022. He holds a degree in chemical engineering.
Principal, Oliver Wyman’s ENR Praxis
Holger Stamm, a Principal at Oliver Wyman in Düsseldorf, Germany, works with senior management in the steel and chemicals industries. Holger supports our clients with in-depth expertise coming from over 25 years of industry experience with focus on performance and green transformation of the steel industry. Holger holds a diploma in physics (laser technology) from RWTH Aachen University and he has worked in both the process industry and strategy consulting.
Ir. Jeroen Steens
Director Commercial Delivery, Port of Rotterdam N.V.
Ir. Jeroen Steens started his career in 1989 at AMEC Engineering where he worked as a project manager for various projects in the chemical industry. In 1999 Jeroen joined Port of Rotterdam N.V.. The last 15 years Jeroen was responsible for the development of the port, including spacial planning and the development and realisation of port infra structure. Since 2022 Jeroen is dedicated to the delivery of specific infrastructure related to the energy transition.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner
Professor for Energy Storage at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg) and one of the heads of the Research Center for Energy Networks and Energy Storage (FENES).
Sterner was born in Passau. After an apprenticeship in the electrical trade and the Technical Baccalaureate, he was in the development service in Kenya from 1998 to 2000. From 200 to 2005 he studied mechatronics at the OTH Regensburg, before that technical computer science at the HS Augsburg; he did several internships and theses on solar energy and energy economics in Spain and Chile; KAS vocational college for international politics and economics, several scholarships. From 2005 to 2007 Master’s degree in Renewable Energy at the University of Oldenburg and work on biomass in India and at the German Biomass Research Institute in Leipzig. From 2007 to 2011 he was scientific advisor for Prof. Dr. Schmid at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). 2009 PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Kassel. From 2007 to 2012, collaboration and management of the research group Energy Economics and Systems Analysis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Kassel. Since 2012 professor for energy storage and renewable energies at the OTH Regensburg. Michael Sterner is married and has three children.
member of the management board, Polarstern
Manuel Thielmann is responsible for decentralized energy supply at Polarstern. The focus is on the conceptual development and practical implementation of practical implementation of tenant power projects throughout Germany. They include the integration of the electricity, heat and mobility sectors, as well as various energy and storage technologies.
Prior to joining Polarstern, he worked at the Chair for Electrical Energy Storage Technology of the Technical University of Munich, he researched the integration of battery storage in multi-family houses. As managing director of Green Hydrogen Esslingen GmbH, he is also responsible for the and operation of one of the world's first inner-city electrolyzers for the production of of green hydrogen in the future quarter Neue Weststadt. The quarter was recently awarded the the "Innovation Award Reallabore 2022" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.
Alexander van der Made
Chief Scientist – chemistry at Shell Global Solutions International
He was appointed in October 2020 as Shell’s Chief Scientist for Chemistry to underpin the importance of chemistry for Shell’s current processes as well as those emerging in the energy transition such as CO2 capture and conversion, electrolysis and energy storage. He is a chemist who graduated cum laude from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 1988 with a PhD in physical-organic chemistry. He did a post-doc on supramolecular chemistry with Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart in 1988 in Sheffield (UK). Since 2002 he also holds an MBA (Nyenrode/Rochester University).
Joining Shell in 1989, he has worked in Amsterdam, Houston, Louvain la Neuve, London, Rotterdam, Beijing in various roles ranging from fundamental research, process development, manufacturing, innovation management, strategy development and setting up external technology collaborations. Currently, he is based at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam. He is a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, teaches at the University of Amsterdam and is a member of several industrial and governmental advisory boards.
Jean Pierre Vial
Product Owner Fuel Cells & Hydrogen, Viessmann Climate Solutions
Pierre Vial studied industrial engineering at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen and holds a Master Business Administration and Engineering. After graduating, he started as a trainee in product management and subsequently became the responsible product manager for fuel cells. Since 2020 he is Product Owner SOFC Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and since 2022 he is also responsible as Product Owner for PEM Fuel Cells.
Director Product Management H-TEC SYSTEMS
began his career in 2013 at MAN Energy Solutions in Augsburg, Germany where he worked on hydrogen related topics in the product management team as well as the strategy department. Beginning 2022, he joined H-TEC SYSTEMS. He holds a degree in mechatronics and in business and finance.
Managing Director CMB Germany GmbH & Co. KG & Hydrogen Ports
Benjamin Weinacht / 41 years old, qualified Shipping Businessman (Schifffahrtskaufmann) / Bachelor of Transport and Logistics; since 2006 part of the CMB Group; background in container-shipping; former Managing Director of Team Lines Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (Feeder shipping company; since November 2019 Managing Director of CMB Germany based in Hamburg; since December 2021 Managing Director Hydrogen Ports for the CMB Group