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1st December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
“Hydrogen can be used as a feedstock, a fuel or an energy carrier and storage, and has many possible applications across industry, transport, power and buildings sectors. Most importantly, it does not emit CO2 and does not pollute the air when used. It is therefore an important part of the solution to meet the 2050 climate neutrality goal of the European Green Deal” — European Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy for a climate neutral Europe
The EUREC (Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres) and DLR (German Aerospace Centre) are organising the online workshop The role of green hydrogen in a carbon-neutral Europe on Tuesday 1 December 2020 2-5 pm. The event follows the European Hydrogen Week, but has a complementary programme, focusing on EU research strategy/ies and on the impact that scenarios for energy system transformation should have on those strategies.
- Are you interested in EU’s competitiveness in hydrogen technologies?
- Would you like to learn about the role of Research and Innovation in the EU hydrogen strategy?
- Want to learn more about the German, Spanish and Italian National Hydrogen Strategies?
- Are you curious about what are the budget, priorities, calls and special rules related to the European Institutionalised Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the above questions, check out our speakers below and click the link to register.
- 1st December 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Greg Arrowsmith is Secretary General of EUREC and moderator of the workshop. He moderated Session 1 of the online conference Access to Risk Finance co-organised with partners in the SMARTSPEND project on 30 September and EUREC’s workshop on the Mission for 100 Climate-neutral cities in the EU by 2030. Previously EUREC’s policy advisor, his experience in EU energy policy and research policy goes back many years.
Dr. Rainer Janssen is Managing Director Projects at WIP Renewable Energies and Senior Expert in renewable energies, sustainable energy systems and innovative bioeconomy solutions. He engages in the development of innovative solutions for the transition to a sustainable energy system for the electricity, heating and cooling and transport sectors with special emphasis on technologies, research and innovation policies, market research, social impacts and public awareness as well as the development of supportive framework conditions and policy regulations in the EU and emerging and developing economies. He graduated in Physics (Dr. rer.nat.) at the Technical University of Munich, Walter Schottky Institute, Germany and performed studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Janssen coordinated a variety of international and European energy projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) and acted as invited expert for the European Commission (DG R&I, DG ENER, DG AGRI), IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy, and GIZ (German Development Cooperation). Since 2009, he is member of the Steering Committee of the RHC ETIP (European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling) and served as Vice-President and Chair of the Biomass Technology Panel from 2013 until 2018. Dr. Janssen is member of working group 4 on “Policy and Sustainability” of ETIP Bioenergy. In 2014, he participated in the expert Working Group for the elaboration of the SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap on behalf of the RHC ETIP. Finally, since 2012 Dr. Janssen is biomass expert for the GIZ on national and international developments in the area of biomass and biofuels and Vice-President of EUREC, the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres. In 2018, Dr. Janssen was elected EUREC President for the term 2018-2020.
Dr. Martyn Paul Chamberlain has worked at the European Commission since May 2003 mainly in the area of Materials and Nanotechnologies and is currently working in the Clean Energy Transition unit being responsible for Hydrogen policy and relations with the forthcoming Clean Hydrogen Partnership. He has a PhD in the theory of semiconductor materials, has undertaken research at UK universities and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany. He also worked for a number of years for an Automotive OEM.
Maike Schmidt has studied Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Flensburg. Since 2006 she is part of the scientific staff of the Centre of Solar Energy and Hydrogen-Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) in the department of systems analysis. Since November 2014 she is heading this department. Key issues of her scientific work are the analysis of the future capacity potential and market development of renewables, batteries, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies, Energy scenarios, Market implementation strategies, Design and evaluation of promotion instruments and Politics consulting services.
Dr. Yeliz ÇETİN received her undergraduate and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering at Hacettepe University and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Her experience is based on gasification of biomass and coal for energy and liquid fuel production, gas cleaning and hydrogen production technologies. She has been working as a researcher at Energy Institute of TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre since 2007. She is the coordinator of the project is entitled "Hydrogen Production via Biomass Gasification Technology”.
Doctor in Chemical Engineering, Master in nuclear energy, senior researcher at CIEMAT, with more than 25 years of experience. In 2005 she joined the Combustion and Gasification Division of Ciemat. Her main expertise include biomass and wastes valorisation, syngas cleaning and upgrading technologies and hydrogen production by thermochemical routes and purification including CO2 capture using solid sorbents. Coordinator of H2 strategic group of Ciemat and main contact point of Ciemat in H2 issues for different national and international associations: EERA (European Energy Research alliance), HER (Hydrogen Europe Research, FCH JU).
Researcher at ENEA since 2007, he is coordinator of the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and Italian representative in the Technical Collaboration Programme (TCP) Advanced Fuel Cells of IEA and in the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) TC105. He coordinated 4 EU-funded projects (FP7 and H2020) and participated in further 9 EU-funded projects. Co-author of >80 publications on the topic, he is member of several international Committees on fuel cells and hydrogen.
Hans-Christian Gils is group leader on Energy Systems Modelling at the Energy Systems Analysis department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He holds a degree in physics and received his PhD for a thesis on energy sector coupling. His main fields of work are energy system modelling and development of energy supply scenarios, with special focus on energy sector coupling, demand response and hydrogen.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Wenske was born in 1968, studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Clausthal (1988-1994) with focus on high performance drives and power electronics. He received his PhD in 1999 at the Institut of Electrical Engineering at the TU Clausthal. He worked as project manager within the Pre-Development devision for forklift trucks at the STILL GmbH (2000-2004). Subsequently Prof. Dr. Wenske was in charge of the Department Power Electronics Development at Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems from 2005 to 2010. Since 2011 he has been deputy director of Fraunhofer IWES and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Giulia Serra works as a policy officer in the DG ENER unit responsible for Innovation, clean technologies and competitiveness. She has a Master’s degree on Management of International Business with a specialisation on renewable energy market. After an experience as project manager in a consulting company operating in the photovoltaic sector, she is now the coordinator of DG ENER activities aimed at assessing EU competitiveness of clean energy technologies. During the last year, she has contributed to the preparation of the first Competitiveness Progress Report, an in depth analysis capturing the clean energy ecosystem competitiveness current status aimed at supporting better policy actions in the future.
Francesco Dolci obtained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2007. He worked several years as a researcher in in the fields of catalysis and solid state chemistry, both in academia and industry. Since 2014 he has joined the European Commission Joint Research Centre and has worked mainly on technological monitoring and assessment of energy storage technologies.
Since 2016, Mr. Serowy has been working as science officer at Project Management Jülich in the European Energy Research Department and the National Contact Point for Energy. Main focus of his tasks is strategic advice in the fields of renewable energy and hydrogen technologies. Since 2019, Mr. Serowy has been nominated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as German representative in the States Representative Group of the FCH 2 JU.
Prof. Dr. Christian Sattler studied chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is acting director of the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Future Fuels and professor for solar fuel production at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He serves as vice president of the association Hydrogen Europe Research representing the European research institutions in the European Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and he is the national representative to tasks of the IEA’s SolarPACES and Hydrogen Implementing Agreements.
Ane Landaluze is European Regulation Manager at IBERDROLA. Industrial Engineer from the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Bilbao (ETSI) with a Master on Energy Business (ENERCLUB), she is an expert on energy and climate change with a working experience of over 12 years in the sector both in Spain and the UK, where she worked for Iberdrola’s subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables.
Wolfram Sparber is heading the Institute for Renewable Energy at Eurac Research. Eurac Research is an applied research centre located in Bolzano-Northern Italy. The Institute focuses on renewable energy applications and energy efficiency in buildings and cities and counts over 120 collaborators. Wolfram Sparber served for over 5 years as vice president of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC Platform). From 2011 till 2019 he was chairman of the board of directors and chairman of executive board of the North Italian energy utility SEL later Alperia. Alperia is one of the main renewable electricity producers in Italy, and offers a series of services in the field of sustainable energy solutions (such as district heating, e-mobility, energy efficiency for buildings and industry, …). Since 2019 he is vice president of the advisory board. He is co-author of a series of books, journal publications and conference proceedings lately especially in the in the field of overall energy system modelling, urban energy transition and sustainable heating and cooling solutions. Wolfram Sparber studied applied physics at Graz University of Technology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and closed his studies and worked for Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg im Breisgau.
Laurent Antoni is Hydrogen and Fuels Cells Program Manager at CEA Liten (French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission). He started his career as a senior scientist on material sciences at Mittal Group (Arcelor). In 2003, he joined the CEA, a Public Research Institute with a mandate to develop metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells. In 2005, he was nominated Head of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Laboratory at the CEA and managed a team to intensify R&D activity on hydrogen and fuel cells and in 2013, he was nominated Division Manager with 180 permanent staff to develop battery and fuel cell technologies for transportations through an integrated approach from materials up to demonstrators using technological platforms to enhance technological transfer to industry. Dr. Laurent Antoni is since 2016 President of Hydrogen Europe Research, the European research association on hydrogen and fuel cells gathering more than 80 universities and research institutes, member of the Governing Board of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU).
Former director of CNR-ITAE and team leader of the research group on smart energy systems and storage. CNR representative in Hydrogen Europe, Smart Cities (EERA Border), Out-of-grid (Mission Innovation). CNR Coordinator for Mission Innovation Hydrogen and active member of the Hydrogen Table of the Italian Ministry of Economy Development. Authors of more of 250 ISI (h-index 55-Scopus), more than 300 lecture (50 invited); in the top list (first 10) of the authors in the Thomson reference in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell. Former Vice Chair of the Research Grouping in the JTI FCH (European Commission). Direct Responsible of more of 50 projects in the Energy field (Storage, Renewables, Hydrogen).