Strategic Summit at CGHE2022

Strategic Summit Agenda

Day One

06 July

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:20 (10 mins)

[Keynote] The Role of Green Hydrogen in the Hydrogen Roadmap Europe

  • Policy and market frameworks to support green hydrogen growth

  • Ensuring the investment to build up the green hydrogen market

  • International collaboration for an excellent green hydrogen ecosystem 

H. E. Kadri Simson
European Commissioner for Energy
European Commission

09:20 - 09:50 (30 mins)

[Keynote] Spain - Europe's Green Hydrogen Hub

  • Positive Political Signals of Spain Government

  • Roadmap to build 4 gigawatts of green hydrogen capacity by 2030

  • An investment of 8.9 billion euros ($10.5 billion) within the next decade

Jose Luis Cabo Sánchez
General Deputy Director of Hydrocarbons and New Fuels
General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines

The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO)

09:50 - 10:40 (50 mins)

 [Panel]  Commercial Strategies to Speed up Green Hydrogen Value Chain Development

  • International project experience, success stories and lessons sharing

  • Difference perspectives cover the whole value chain

  • Key methods under the European Strategy by 2030

  • Moderator :


Andrés Alfonso

  • Panelists :

Anton Martinez Rodriguez
Director of Renewable Gases and Services, member of the Steering Committee

Cosma Panzacchi
EVP, Hydrogen Business Unit

Thomas Malango
Hydrogen Director

Cristina Ballester
Vice President, Large Industries Europe
Air Liquide

Morning coffee & networking break

11:10 - 12:00 (50 mins)

[Panel] Linking Green Hydrogen Supply and Demand between Regions

  • Promote new opportunities for cooperation with neighboring countries and regions

  • Establish "point-to-point" connections between production and demand

  • Repurposing existing gas infrastructure or building new hydrogen dedicated infrastructure

  • Moderator :

Madadh MacLaine
Secretary General
Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association

  • Panelists :

Peter Gerstl
Director of Hydrogen Sales EMEA
Chart Industries, Inc.

Jacob Genauer
Managing Director
Longitude Engineering

Andrés Suárez
Global Strategy & Innovation Lead.

Jacobo Regojo Balboa
Responsable Construcciòn y desarrollo producto en proyectos de movilidad

Rhys Vigna
Corporate Business Development and Investments

12:00 - 12:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Removing barriers to scale up clean hydrogen to meet demand

Hans Dieter Hermes
Vice President of Clean Hydrogen

14:00 - 14:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen and Gas - A partnership for Zero-carbon Transition

  • Green transition challenges and opportunities

Didier Holleaux
President, Eurogas
Executive Vice President, Engie

14:20 - 15:20 (60 mins)

[Panel] Distributed Green Hydrogen in Decarbonizing the European Energy System

  • Green Hydrogen, a global opportunity for decarbonization

  • The deployment of storage in "Hydrogen Valleys"

  • Business & economy models, scenarios with completing and competing technologies

  • Moderator :

Bruno Esgalhado
McKinsey & Company

  • Panelists :

Carlos Funez
Hydrogen Business Development Manager

Sérgio Machado
Head of Hydrogen

Jason Few
FuelCell Energy

Ana Quelhas
Managing Director for Hydrogen
EDP Renewables

Almudena O´shea
Head of Transfer from Innovation to Business

Diana Raine
Hydrogen Advisor

15:20 - 16:00 (40 mins)

[Knowledge Centre] Hydrogen Inspires Ideas

  • 15:20 - 15:40 The Nexus of Clean Energy and Clean Water

Gregory C. Gilles
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Chart Industries, Inc.

  • 15:40 - 16:00 Scaling up hydrogen with ambition – what it takes to succeed

Arnout de Pee
McKinsey & Company

Afternoon coffee & networking break

16:30 - 17:30 (60 mins)

[Panel]  Hydrogen in Heavy Transportation and Mobility

  • Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

  • Hydrogen fuel cells application

  • Build on a clear analysis of fleet demand and different requirements heavy-duty vehicles

  • Moderator :

Miguel Nieto
Partner, Transport and Mobility
Pinsent Masons

  • Panelists :

Ferry Franz
Director Hydrogen Affairs Europe
Toyota Motor Europe

Carsten Retzke
Senior Manager

Miguel Ángel Alonso
Engineering Director

David Holderbach

Miquel Lope
VP Southern Europe & Maghreb Air Products
GM Carburos Metálicos (Spain) & Gasin (Portugal)

Carburos Metálicos

17:30 - 18:20 (50 mins)

[Panel] Stimulating Investments to Build a Matured Green Hydrogen Ecosystem

  • Opportunities for the financial industry to invest in an open and competitive EU green hydrogen market

  • Unhindered cross-border trade and efficient allocation of hydrogen supply among sectors

  • Moderator :

Jose Cubillo Capuz
Head of Energy Business Development Unit

  • Panelists :

José María Llopis
Managing Director Spain and Wind Europe

Cristian Carraretto
Associate Director – Sustainable Resource Investments

Hugo Baker

Day Two

07 July

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Gamechangers towards decarbonization

  • Most countries have committed to climate targets, with net-zero CO2 to be achieved around 2050. Production of green hydrogen from renewable sources shows a promising pathway for the long-term de-fossilization, now adopted by many countries in their national strategic vision. 

  • The business case hinges on widespread application in transport, stationary and industrial sectors. Cross-sectoral approach is critical, interconnection user profiles to guarantee energy security, despite intermittency.

  • Energy efficiency of the hydrogen production process is of utmost importance to achieve hydrogen cost which are required for industry and energy applications.

Josef Macherhammer
Product Manager Fuel Cell

09:30 - 10:20 (50 mins)

[Panel] Infrastructure Development: Establishing Hydrogen Refueling Station Network

  • Joint efforts to create regional trade network - bringing hydrogen production, distribution and supply together

  • The main challenges and drawbacks limiting hydrogen refueling stations deployment

  • Moderator :

Jan Grimbrandt
Boson Energy SA

  • Panelists :

Martin Pfandl
Sales and Business Development Director EMEA
Nel Hydrogen

Frederick Briggs
VP, Strategy & Value Creation
PDC Machines LLC

Business Development Manager Iberia
Hydrogen Refueling Solutions

10:20 - 10:40 (20 mins)

[Keynote] The evolution and trends of hydrogen refueling in different applications

Frederick Briggs
VP, Strategy & Value Creation
PDC Machines LLC

Morning coffee & networking break

11:10 - 11:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] PRF Hydrogen Projects: The end of the chicken and egg dilemma

Bruno Faustino
Hydrogen Business Unit Manager
PRF Gas Solutions

11:30 - 12:20 (50 mins)

[Panel] Emerging Hydrogen Production Technologies in Accelerating Decarbonization

  • Current State and Future Developments in Hydrogen Production Technologies

  • The Main Challenges and Drawbacks that limit the deployment of hydrogen technologies

  • Moderator :

Roland Roesch
Deputy Director Innovation and Technology Center
International Renewable Energy Agency

  • Panelists :

Merrick Kerr
SuperCritical Water Systems

Anton Hoffmann
Business Development Manager

Miguel Vales
Group Commercial Director for Systems

14:00 - 14:30 (30 mins)

[Keynote] On-site Supply of Green Hydrogen

Marco Golbach
Vice President Electrolysis Business
Messer SE & Co. KGaA

14:30 - 14:55 (25 mins)

[Keynote] LOHC an opportunity for Hydrogen transport

Head of Clean Hydrogen Programenior Representative

14:55 - 15:45 (50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen for Net-Zero Steel Making

  • Hydrogen's potential to decarbonize the steel industry

  • Its role in the long-term decarbonisation of the European energy system

  • Moderator :

Jan Grimbrandt
Boson Energy SA

  • Panelists :

Imanol Arrizabalaga
Sales and BD Director South Europe
Nel Hydrogen

Karim Badr
Marketing Director

Head of Technology
World Steel Association

Gotzon Gomez Sarasola
Head of Spain and Portugal Project
H2green steel

07 July

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Connecting the H2 ecosystem to build profitable H2 projects

  • Identification and development of attractive applications in the developing H2 market

  • Decision criteria for suitable H2 project locations

  • Public funding and support mechanisms to support the business case

  • Financial engagement before the final investment decision

  • Examples of project ecosystem development

Christian Pho Duc
CTO and Managing Director H2 Projects

09:30 - 10:20 (50 mins)

[Panel] Scaling Up Green Hydrogen Production: Opportunities For Developers & Utilities

  • Cost challenges of producing green hydrogen with high renewable energy prices and prohibitively expensive electrolysers

  • Expanding the introduction of renewable energy as well as ensure the stable operation of the power system simultaneously

  • Green Hydrogen, a reality since 2022.

  • Moderator :

Ihsan Malik
ISA Energy

  • Panelists :

Paola Brunetto
Head of Hydrogen Business Unit
Enel Green Power

Carolina Perez
Hydrogen Business Development Manager

Urban Keussen

Arkadiusz Sekściński
Vice-President for Development

Morning coffee & networking break

10:50 - 11:40 (50 mins)

[Technical Box] High-tech Application

  • 10:50 - 11:15 Decentralized storage and supply of green energy

Alfons Geueke
Director Business Development
GKN Hydrogen

  • 11:15 - 11:40 Hydrogen starts now

While hydrogen may be viewed as a fuel of the future, many components across its value chain have already been deployed on a small scale. Now further investment is required for the industry to scale up and drive broad adoption. 
This session will explore the latest Baker Hughes technology innovations and solutions to enable the hydrogen value chain from production to transportation and utilization, as well as wing to wing solutions such as feasibility studies, and digital integration. Case studies of large will be featured to illustrate how capabilities developed over more than a century in gas processing can be leveraged and are fundamental to making hydrogen a reality, starting now. 

Simone Corbò
Hydrogen Platform Manager
Boker Hughes

11:40 - 12:00 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Developing European-wide Criteria and Standards in Green Hydrogen

  • Introducing a comprehensive terminology and European-wide criteria for the certification

  • Interoperability of markets for green hydrogen, common quality standards and cross-border operational rules

Bart Biebuyck
Executive Director
Clean Hydrogen Partnership

14:00 - 14:50 (50 mins)

[Panel] Latest hydrogen project updates – currently ongoing projects and future prospects

  • An updated perspective on hydrogen market development and momentum

  • Future prospects for large-scale production, storage and transportation of hydrogen

  • Moderator :

Minh Khoi Le
Head of Hydrogen Research
Rystad Energy

  • Panelists :

Paul van Son
Dii Desert Energy

Tarik Hamane
Managing Director Development, Member of the Executive Committee

Andreas Schierenbeck
Co-founder and Board Member

Grégory Bartholomé
Senior Business Developer Hydrogen Europe

14:50 - 15:20 (30 mins)

[Keynote] Intelligent Hydrogen - Advanced Digital Solutions in support of a low carbon future

Russell Herbert
Industry Principal Oil & Gas

Afternoon coffee & networking break

15:50 - 16:20 (30 mins)

[Keynote] The Legal Framework for Green Hydrogen: Booster or Blocker for Market Integration?

  • An overview of what the legal and regulatory framework across Europe already provides, what is planned and what is needed

Petra Karin Kistner
Associate of energy team
White & Case LLP

16:20 - 17:10 (50 mins)

[Panel] Large Scale End-use – Hydrogen Applications in Heavy Industry and Transportation

  • Stimulating clean hydrogen application across hard-to-abate industries

  • Facilitate the use of hydrogen and its derivatives in different sectors

  • Moderator :

Jaime Hermosilla
Member of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory division

  • Panelists :

Ulla Raabe
Senior Business Development Manager Hydrogen

Arnab Chatterjee
Vice President of Infrastructure

Mikhail Kokorich

François-Xavier DERREUMAUX
Sales Director
ALSTOM Hydrogène S.A.S