The Hydrogen Value Chain - From Production to Application

October 06, 2020 | Cologne

Preface

Hydrogen is a well-established commodity. However, with the increasing push for decarbonization of energy, mobility and industry new applications and production methods are evolving. New national and global value chains are forming and new players are entering the market: On the application side, hydrogen mobility is on the rise, the steel industry is preparing for the use of hydrogen in its production processes and the chemical and refinery industry is evaluating the use of green hydrogen in their production processes. Producers on the other hand are focusing on establishing green hydrogen from electrolysis and blue hydrogen with carbon capture and storage on an industrial scale.

While the Fichtner Forum Hydrogen 2019 focused on the infrastructure that is required for the transformation of the energy sector, this year’s edition aims at bringing producers and consumers of hydrogen together. This way, we hope to increase the mutual understanding between all parts of the hydrogen value chain and create a clear picture of the things to come. 

Program

09:30 am|Welcome and Registration

10:00 am|Opening

  • Welcome speech

    Matthias Schlegel, Head of Hydrogen, Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG

10:15 am|Session 1: Hydrogen applications

Hydrogen has been used in the chemical industry for decades. But new applications in other sectors and new production methods are expected to fundamentally transform the landscape. Speakers from the chemical industry, steel production and the mobility sector will share their plans and expectations for hydrogen in their sector. They will help participants find answers to questions like: What is the view of different industries regarding hydrogen? Which are the most promising fields for the use of hydrogen in the near and mid-term future? What is a realistic timeline for large-scale production and use of hydrogen?

  • The transformation of the steel industry towards hydrogen

    Dr. Markus Schöffel, ThyssenKrupp Steel

    Technical prerequisites for hydrogen use + Implementation roadmap + Supply with and transport of hydrogen to Duisburg production site

  • The future of hydrogen in the chemical industry

    N.N.

    Requirement for decarbonisation through green and blue hydrogen + Current and future demand

  • Hydrogen mobility infrastructure

    RAYMOND SCHMID, NEL

    Hydrogen fuelling stations and green hydrogen production through electrolysis + Project examples

  • Panel discussion

    With all speakers of session 1

    Questions from the audience and discussion

12:15 pm|Networking Lunch

1:45 pm|Session 2: Hydrogen production

Hydrogen production through steam methane reforming is a well-established process. However, it causes significant carbon dioxide emissions. Thus, the use of hydrogen as a means to decarbonize different sectors of our economy requires a carbon-neutral way to produce hydrogen. Therefore, different processes are attracting more and more interest. Public perception often is that these technologies like electrolysis or carbon sequestration are still under development. However, industry leaders will talk about their proven track record and achievable hydrogen production cost.

  • Green hydrogen from hydropower in Austria

    Martin Brunner, Verbund

    Current projects + Political boundary conditions in Austria and possible future developments

  • Electrolysis technology and green methanol

    Ilona Dickschas, Siemens AG

    Technical aspects + Applications and value chains using green hydrogen

  • The role of blue hydrogen in deep decarbonisation

    Randi Mette Hegseth, Equinor

    The role of natural gas in hydrogen scale-up + Current projects and developments

03:15 pm|Coffee break

03:45 pm|Continuation of Session 2

  • Hydrogen from methane - the technology behind blue and grey hydrogen

    Sam French, Johnson Matthey

    Explanation of today’s technology + Outlook on future developments for blue hydrogen

  • Panel discussion

    With all speakers of session 2

    Questions from the audience and discussion

05:00 pm|Closing

  • Closing statement

    Matthias Schlegel, Head of Hydrogen, Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG

event notes

Conference fee


The conference fee is EUR 500, – (plus 16% VAT) and includes the following: conference participation, refreshments, documentation as download as well as lunch and coffee break.

Payment


After registration we will send you an invoice. Please ensure that your conference fee has been credited to our account with no associated charges before the start of the event.

Cancellation


If you are unable to personally participate in the FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen, please inform us in writing. We ask for your understanding that from September 22, 2020 we will charge the entire conference fee; however, you are welcome to name a representative.

Should we be required to cancel the event due to Covid-19, we will offer a refund of the conference fee or free rebooking to a later date.

Language


The FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen will be held in English.

Internet


In the Pullman Cologne Hotel, WLAN is available to participants for Internet access.

event venue

Pullman Cologne Hotel, Helenenstrasse 14, 50667 Cologne

Located in the middle of the city, the Pullman Cologne offers short distances to everything the city of Cologne is famous for – whether the Cologne cathedral, the Rhine or the historic center. Its conference rooms in the 12th floor offer a unique view over the city.

Parking


Underground parking is available at the Pullman Hotel Cologne. Alternatively, the underground car parks Parkhaus Friesenplatz is located about a three-minute walk from Pullman Cologne. 

CONTIPARK Parkhaus Friesenplatz
(Alte Wallgasse)
Magnusstrasse 20
50672 Cologne

Due to its location in the centre of cologne, the Pullman Cologne Hotel has good access to public transport and good connections to the airport.

Arrival by train


The Pullman Cologne Hotel can be reached by taxi or car in about 5 minutes from Cologne main station. 

The journey from the main station by public transport takes about 10 minutes. 

At Cologne main station take bus 172 to Zur Abtei or bus 173 to Lübecker Str. Get off at the first stop Auf dem Berlich. Follow Zeughausstraße in the direction of the bus for about 450 m. The Pullman Cologne is on your left. 

Alternatively, you can take the underground at main station and travel one stop to Apellhofplatz. For this you can use U5 to Sparkasse am Butzweilerhof, U16 to Bad Godesberg Stadthalle or U18 to Klettenbergpark. At Apellhofplatz take the exit to Schwalbengasse, from there it is about 450 m to walk. Follow Schwalbengasse until you reach the street Auf dem Berlich. Turn left and then turn right into Helenenstraße. The hotel is located at the end of this street. 

From Cologne main station, you can walk to the hotel in about 15 minutes.

Arrival by plane


From Cologne Bonn airport it takes about half an hour by taxi or car to reach the Pullman Cologne Hotel. 

By public transport take the train S19 in the direction of Düren to Cologne main station. The train runs every 20 minutes and takes about 15 minutes. 

At Cologne main station take bus 172 to Zur Abtei or bus 173 to Lübecker Str. Get off at the first stop Auf dem Berlich. Follow Zeughausstraße in the direction of the bus for about 450 m. The Pullman Cologne is on your left. 

Alternatively, you can take the underground at main station and travel one stop to Apellhofplatz. For this you can use U5 to Sparkasse am Butzweilerhof, U16 to Bad Godesberg Stadthalle or U18 to Klettenbergpark. Take the exit to Schwalbengasse, from there it is about 450 m to walk. Follow Schwalbengasse until you reach the street Auf dem Berlich. Turn left and then turn right into Helenenstraße. The hotel is located at the end of this street. 

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Contact

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E-mail: forum(at)fichtner.de

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September 12, 2019 | Berlin

From natural gas to hydrogen?

The need to decarbonise the energy sector, industry and mobility is changing business models and value chains. As the energy system of the future shall be CO2 neutral, many scientists, engineers and economists consider a hydrogen economy as an important component of the future energy system. In this context, hydrogen as a part of the future energy landscape is gaining interest across many industries. This interest goes hand in hand with the wish to learn more about the opinions and experiences of other decision-makers in this field as well as the development of concrete steps for market entry into the hydrogen economy. To promote this mutual exchange, we will be hosting the first FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen on September 12, 2019 in Berlin under the topic “From natural gas to hydrogen?”

Renowned experts from the gas and energy sector as well as hydrogen research institutions will be sharing their assessments and experience in the field of hydrogen. The event will focus on the use and transformation of existing infrastructure for the development of a hydrogen economy. The day will offer a forum for the exchange of opinions with other experts and decision-makers. In addition, it will be a great opportunity for networking to promote the development of the hydrogen business for the participants.

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Program

Moderated by: Dr. Heiko Lohmann, journalist, editor-in-chief of energate Gasmarkt

09:30 am|Welcome and Registration

10:00 am|Opening

  • Welcome speech

    Dr. Heiko Lohmann, journalist, editor-in-chief of energate Gasmarkt

10:15 am|Session 1: Hydrogen economy

  • Cornerstones of successful commercial hydrogen projects

    Matthias Schlegel, Senior Project Manager Energy Economics, Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG

    Near future opportunities and use cases + Ways to make hydrogen projects economically attractive today

  • The future role of green hydrogen in competition with natural gas

    Dr. Andrei Zschocke, Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Storage & Hydrogen, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers

    Market perspective of green hydrogen as an energy carrier and as feedstock for green chemicals + Possible synergies and competition with natural gas

  • H2ORIZON - Sector coupling wind and hydrogen

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Schlechtriem, Director of the Institute of Space Propulsion, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Regenerative hydrogen production based on wind energy + Feasibility and economic viability of a cross-sector energy system based on hydrogen

  • Panel discussion

    Matthias Schlegel + Dr. Andrei Zschocke + Prof. Dr. Stefan Schlechtriem

12:15 pm|Lunch

1:45 pm|Session 2: Natural gas industry goes hydrogen

  • Hydrogen system design

    Dr. Joachim von Schnitzler, Projects Director Oil & Gas, Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG

    Components of hydrogen systems + Hydrogen handling and safety

  • H21 North of England - How transition from Natural gas to hydrogen could look like

    Randi Mette Hegseth, Project Manager Business development, NES - Low Carbon Solution, Equinor ASA

    Feasibility study to show the technical viability to use natural gas converted to hydrogen to decarbonise the heating sector + Engineering solutions for converting the gas networks across the North of England to hydrogen

  • Sector coupling and significance of natural gas grid

    Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Member of the Board of Management, Open Grid Europe GmbH

    Sector coupling at system level + The role of gas grids in energy storage and bridging energy shortages

03:15 pm|Coffee break

03:45 pm|Continuation of Session 2

  • Can existing transport grids for gas be used to transport hydrogen?

    Olivier Lhote, Technical department, Hydrogen Business Unit, ENGIE

    Role of hydrogen for short and long-term energy storage and possibilities for its direct injection into the gas network + Ways to convert existing natural gas pipelines for the transport of hydrogen and hydrogen-containing gases

  • HYPOS project - Can gas storages be converted to hydrogen storages?

    Stefan Bergander, Project & Knowledge Management, HYPOS - Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V.

    Conversion of a large salt cavern for the storage of green hydrogen as a research cavern + Research on geomechanical, microbiological and safety-related suitability

  • Panel discussion

    Dr. Joachim von Schnitzler + Randi Mette Hegseth + Dr. Thomas Hüwener + Olivier Lhote + Stefan Bergander

05:15 pm|Closing

  • Closing statement

    Dr. Heiko Lohmann, journalist, editor-in-chief of energate Gasmarkt