From natural gas to hydrogen?

September 12, 2019 | Berlin

Preface

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. 

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

event notes

Conference fee


The conference fee is EUR 500, – (plus 19% 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 August 29, 2019 we will charge the entire conference fee; however, you are welcome to name a representative.

Language


The FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen will be held in English.

Internet


In the Salon Gropius of the Regent Hotel Berlin, WLAN is available to participants for Internet access.

event venue

Regent Berlin, Charlottenstraße 49, 10117 Berlin

With a view to the legendary Gendarmenmarkt, the Regent Berlin is located in the historic Mitte district right in the heart of Berlin. Thanks to its individual service and classic elegance, this hotel is one of the best addresses in the capital. Its unique event rooms offer a discreet and exclusive setting for business and social occasions.  

Parking


The underground car parks Friedrichstadt-Passagen (Q 207) or Operncarré are located about a five-minute walk from Regent Berlin. 

Tiefgarage Friedrichstadt-Passagen (Q 207)
Jägerstraße 60
10117 Berlin

Operncarré
Französische Straße 39 
10117 Berlin 

Due to its location in the centre of Berlin, the Regent Hotel has good access to public transport and good connections to the airports.

Arrival by train


The Regent Berlin can be reached by taxi or car in about 15 minutes from Berlin main station. 

The journey from the main station by public transport takes about 15 minutes. Change to the S-Bahn at the main station and travel one stop to Friedrichstraße. For this you can use the S-Bahn S3 to Erkner, S5 to Straußberg Nord, S7 to Ahrensfelde or S9 to Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld.

At Friedrichstraße, take the U6 in the direction of Alt-Mariendorf to the Französische Straße. Follow Französische Straße along the Galeries Lafayette in the direction of Gendarmenmarkt for about 200 m. The Regent Hotel is on your left at the crossing Französische Straße/ Charlottenstraße.

Alternatively, you can walk to the hotel from Friedrichstraße station in about 10 minutes.

Arrival by plane


From Tegel airport it takes about half an hour by taxi or car to reach the Regent Hotel. 

By public transport take the bus TXL in the direction of Memhardstraße to Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße. The bus runs every six minutes and takes about 30 minutes. From there it is a five-minute walk. Follow Unter den Linden in the direction of travel until you reach the intersection Unter den Linden/ Charlottenstraße, then turn right into Charlottenstraße. After about 200 m you will find the hotel on your right hand.

 

From Schönefeld Airport it takes about 50 minutes by taxi or car to reach the Regent Hotel. 

By public transport it takes about 1 hour. From Berlin-Schönefeld Airport S-Bahn station, take the S9 in the direction of Spandau Bahnhof and get off at Friedrichstraße. The S9 runs every twenty minutes. Take the U6 in the direction of Alt-Mariendorf and get off at the Französische Straße. Follow Französische Straße along the Galeries Lafa-yette in the direction of Gendarmenmarkt for about 200 m. The Regent Hotel is on your left at the crossing Französische Straße/ Charlottenstraße.

Alternatively, you can walk to the hotel from Friedrichstraße station in about 10 minutes.

Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Sarweystr. 3
70191 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 89 95 – 0
E-mail: info(at)fichtner.de

organiser

Founded in 1922 by Martin Fichtner, Fichtner has since developed from an initially regional engineering office into Germany’s leading independent planning and consulting company of international reputation.

The Fichtner Group, with its subsidiaries and associated companies, has over 1500 employees worldwide. The head office in Stuttgart employs more than 500 of them, mainly experienced engineers, economists and management consultants from a wide range of disciplines.

Contact

Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Friederike Huber

Sarweystr. 3
70191 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (711) 8995-1978
E-mail: forum(at)fichtner.de

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS and Legal Notice

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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If you are unable to personally participate in the FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen, please inform us in writing. We ask for your understanding that from August 29, 2019 we will charge the entire conference fee; however, you are welcome to name a representative.

LEGAL NOTICE

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Sarweystr. 3
70191 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711 8995-0
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E-mail: info(at)fichtner.de

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Matthias Heinz (CFO)
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Theophil Laukemann
Roland Pröger
Michael Wilfer

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