Review: decarbXpo Forum 2022

Foto: Gespräch auf der Messe

Program

Conference location: Hall 9 (subject to change)

11:30

IRES Thematic Round 1: Global policies, regulations, finance, business of storage

Impulse keynote on Critical Materials for Energy Transition and Storage

Dr. Dolf Gielen, IRENA

12:00

IRES Thematic Round 2: European specific storage topics - policies, frameworks

Impulse keynote and guidance

Dr. Harry Lehmann, P2X Lab

12:30

Opening

Wolfram Diener, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, President & CEO

Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR, President

 

Michael Theben, State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy

Peter Müller-Baum, VDMA Power-to-X for Applications, Managing Director

14:00

IRES FORUM: Public window on the IRES Conference 2022 | Session 1

Impulse keynote on Critical Materials for Energy Transition and Storage

Dr. Dolf Gielen, IRENA

Prof. Ross Garnaut, ZEN Energy, Sunshot Zero Carbon Futures

Raymond Decorvet, MAN-ES

Pierre Garcia SFERAIII

Prof. Dirk-Uwe Sauer, Technical University Aachen, EUROSOLAR

16:00

IRES FORUM: Public window on the IRES Conference 2022 | Session 2

Energy Storage for Decarbonised Industries – Core of the Energy Transition – Importance for Renewable Energy Independence

Prof. Dirk-Uwe Sauer, Technical University Aachen, EUROSOLAR

Britta Buchholz, Hitachi

Raymond Decorvet, MAN-ES

Pierre Garcia SFERAIII

Discussant: Dr. Andreas Hauer, ZAE Bayern

17:30

IRES FORUM: World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)

Policy framework of the IRES Conference 2022 – key presentations and summaries, discussions and fora

13:00

Plug and Play Start-Up Pitches - Session 1

13:00

The importance of co-innovation for decarbonisation: An introduction to Plug and Play Sustainability NRW

Plug and Play is a global corporate-startup match making platform that has expanded its footprint by building dynamic and inter-connected tech ecosystems across 47 locations worldwide. We connect change-makers and leading organisations, as of now the network consists of 35,000+ startups, and 530+ world-leading corporations. With our newly opened office in Düsseldorf, we are establishing a cross-industrial corporate ecosystem in NRW for the overarching topic of decarbonisation to build bridges between the strong companies of the region and globally scouted startups. We cannot wait to tell you more about it.

(c) Adrian Grussendorf

Adrian Grussendorf,
Plug and Play Sustainability NRW

13:10

Truly green, sustainable and economic hydrogen production - The future of water electrolysis

At CENmat we think big, different, sustainable, economical and green! The presentation will introduce CENmat's electrolyzer technologies. Come and listen to how CENmat electrolysers will change the green hydrogen landscape.

(c) Corinna Spitzbarth

Dr. Schwan Hosseiny,
CENmat

13:25

Clean Power, Green future Teaser

The alternative to diesel generators and batteries you have been waiting for

(c) Tiziana De Pasquale

Tiziana De Pasquale,
PowerUp Energy Technologies

13:40

The Battolyser, worlds first electrolyser and battery in one, delivers green hydrogen at the lowest cost through break-through technology

Realising an affordable energy transition in which sufficient energy supply is secured, is one of the key challenges of our generation. In a world where most energy comes from solar and wind we face misalignment between supply and demand. In addition to that we also need to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and heavy transport. A Battolyser can store electricity from renewable power and produce hydrogen. This opens the door for new business models in which we help balancing the grid ánd produce green hydrogen at the lowest cost. Imagine… always clean energy.

(c) Mattijs Slee

Mattijs Slee,
Battolyser Systems

13:55

Digital Marketplace as Key for solving the chicken-egg-problem in the decentral hydrogen market

Today's decentralized hydrogen infrastructures often suffer from the chicken-and-egg problem that existing as well as potential producers and consumers hardly interact. This prevents investments and the development of a free market. The solution can only be created by an end-to-end trading platform.

(c) Themo Voswinckel

Dr. Themo Voswinckel,
Hydroplace

14:30

FOCUS METAL: Decarbonization with focus on the metals industry

14:30

Predictive energy management to reduce the carbon footprint

Demand for energy and resources is rising all the time, so governments and organizations each have a crucial role to play in developing policies, strategies and technologies that reconcile economic growth and environmental responsibility. Effective energy and sustainability management is therefore central to the metals and process industry and has a pivotal influence on its cost efficiency and carbon footprint.
SMS specializes in artificial intelligence, including data-driven models for process efficiency, planning and optimization. Guided by its vision of the Learning Plant, SMS develops cutting-edge solutions for industrial customers worldwide and delivers digital products, customized applications and consulting services.

(c) Bernhard Steenken

Bernhard Steenken,
SMS group GmbH

15:00

Iron powder as sustainable fuel – a new concept of sustainable energy storage

Metal fuel, particularly mediated by iron powder, is a new concept of sustainable energy storage. It consists of exploiting the chemical stored energy of powders through their combustion. Circularity is achieved when the combusted powders is transformed back to its original metallic form, via hydrogen-based processes, thus permitting to restore the utilized energy. During this talk, the advantages and limitations of this new technology will be compared with other energy storage solutions. Finally, new insights from the current research on this topic will be unveiled.

(c) Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research

Dr. Laurine Choisez,
Max planck institute for iron research

15:20

Two sustainable approaches to secure European steelmaking industry

In line with the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) set itself ambitious climate and energy goals, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions gradually by at least 80 % until 2050. A further step towards a society with a sustainable and competitive economy was taken with the Green Deal 2019, a roadmap that sets out measures to achieve a climate-neutral EU by 2050. In this context the iron and steel industry has a significant impact, as it is one of the largest CO2 emitters, responsible for 7% of total CO2 emissions in Europe and 7-9% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions.
In order to achieve the set goals, it is necessary to transform the steelmaking industry, as part of the decarburization of Europe’s economy by Carbon Direct Avoidance CDA, towards natural gas-based (short-term) and hydrogen-based (long-term) processes as substitute for the carbon-based steelmaking route.
The technologies for this transformation process are already developed and ready to use.

(c) Dr.-Ing. Markus Dorndorf

Dr.-Ing. Markus Dorndorf,
Tenova LOI

15:40

Carbon capture in machinery industry - a value chain approach

The pandemic and the war in Ukrainian have elevated supply chain resiliency to the top of any executive's agenda, with supplier sustainability performance being acknowledged as a crucial risk indicator. The iron and steel sector, as the main supplier of the machinery industry, is the largest consumer of coal and emitter of greenhouse gases. It consumes approximately 7% of the world's energy supply and is responsible for 7–9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The situation just escalates with the growing dependence on conventional energy sources. Can this contradiction ever be resolved? What are the promises and possibilities? This presentation will try to address one of the most pressing issues of the European economy, particularly the mechanical engineering industry, by presenting some promising initiatives.

(c) Márta Madarázs

Dr Krisztina Bárdos,
Scientific Association for Mechanical Engineering

16:00

Decarbonization of metals and minerals industry – The potential of industrial furnace and thermoprocess technology

Fossil free generation of process heat in energy-intensive production processes is essential for the decarbonization of industry. Industrial furnaces are central components in a large number of process chains e.g. in the metals and minerals industry and have a key role in terms of product quality and energy consumption. Therefore, these plants offer great potential for the decarbonization of industry, but also pose technical and economic challenges that will be addressed in the presentation.

(c) Christian Schwotzer

Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwotzer,
RWTH Aachen University

16:20

A path to climate-neutral glass production – ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme

With its ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) supports the use of technologies for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive primary industries. The project sponsor and direct point of contact for parties interested in funding is the Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI). The presentation provides you with full details of the funding programme and application procedure.

Sebastian Varga,
Kompetenzzentrum Klimaschutz in energieintensiven Industrien (KEI)

10:00

P2X - Power to X

10:00

Power-to-X technology development – An overview and the benefits for companies

Securing raw material and energy carrier supplies in Europe got more importance than ever. In the lecture I will give an overview on different Power-to-X technologies that we developed at Fraunhofer IGB BioCat. These are aimed at the synthesis of renewable methanol, ammonia, monomers, polymers, specialty chemicals and fuels. I will also show the economic benefit of our combined chemical-biotechnologic processes that use C1 chemicals as intermediate. Finally, I will outline how we can support companies in their effort to transfer the scientific knowledge into commercial processes.

(c) Lénárd-István Csepei

Dr. Lénárd-István Csepei,
Fraunhofer IGB BioCat

10:20

Power-to-Gas – The importance of catalysis for the reduction of CO2 emissions

Today, the use of renewable energies and recycling of climate-changing gases are increasingly important. In this context, direct catalytic methanation of biogas with electrolytically produced hydrogen from renewable energies enables chemical energy storage (Power-to-Gas) and contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions. However, fluctuating availability of renewables in combination with small storage volumes result in an enhanced demand for dynamic process operation. In contrast to conventional methane production, methanation of biogas raises new challenges regarding fluctuating process conditions and feed gas impurities such as sulfur, which may cause deactivation of the most commonly applied nickel catalysts. Current research activities at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf contribute to this topic by investigating the catalytic methanation of carbon dioxide using a nickel-based catalyst under dynamic operation conditions.

(c) Luisa Marie Failing

Luisa Marie Failing,
Hochschule Düsseldorf – University of Applied Sciences

10:40

CO2 electrolysis to syngas for fuels and chemical products – CO2 from flue gases and scaling to industrial level

The electrochemical conversion of CO2 from flue gases and direct air capture using into syngas as feedstock for synthesis of fuels, chemicals and polymers is one of the key enabling technologies to allow for a circular carbon economy. We herein report our latest developments and future road map for developing electrolysers utilizing impure CO2 streams from i.e. cement plants and our efforts to scale these to industrial level.

(c) Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Dr. Kai junge Puring,
Fraunhofer UMSICHT

11:10

Decarbonization in practice: realize and verify

11:10

Decarb Roadmap - Setting Course for Net-Zero

Net-Zero target 2045, that is the target for our country and the economy. But how can companies to successfully master this challenge? The process begins with an analysis and, on this basis, the creation of an individual decarb roadmap for the systematic implementation of the decarbonisation of the respective company. The presentation outlines the process steps and the methods and technologies Uniper uses to support companies in decarbonization.

(c) Uniper

Daniel Stegmann,
Uniper

11:30

How local carbon emissions are verified, and future improvements become visible through validation

Proof of reduced CO2 emissions in production processes can create a competitive advantage for manufacturers. They send a clear signal that they take positive action to address their contribution to the climate crisis. However, it is essential to have accurate measurements and verification of CO2 emissions to ensure that their statements are credible and provable.

With the veriX procedure, the potential of concrete measures for carbon savings is determined, necessary investments are identified, and future CO2 values are forecasted. As with previous carbon footprint (CFP; ISO 14067) or life cycle assessment (LCA; ISO 14040 and ISO 14044) methods, veriX first determines the status quo. This is done considering ISO 17029 and all standards and regulations relevant to the client. On this data basis, veriX checks the plausibility and completeness of the mass balances and material and energy flow. Finally, the client receives documentation of the results and validated statements on future CO2 emissions.

(c) Pascal Gaillot, (c) Gerhard Kirner

Pascal Gaillot & Gerhard Kirner,
TÜV SÜD

11:50

The Rolling circus - this is much harder than it looks

Mark Kragh, CTO of Off-Grid Europe, will give the audience an insight into the project implementation of the ASER300 project in Senegal (electrification of 120+ villages). He will specifically talk about opening an office in Senegal and the idea of a military style operation that we call "The Rolling Circus". This is the story of how the rolling circus was born, the troubles it faced and where it is today.

(c) Off-Grid Europe

Mark Kragh
Off-Grid Europe

12:10

The potential of EV plus Solar charger integration: How much can you actually save?

An interesting series of case studies showing how much the home owner can save when integrating residential solar plus EV charger and the additional opportunities offered by residential storage.
EV ownership is increasing all around Europe and is driving home owners to invest in residential solar plus storage solutions. Now more than ever it makes financial sense for home owners, but how much can they actually save by integrating EV with residential PV and storage. This presentation will answer this question with a series of theoretical simulation case studies presenting various different scenarios of charging strategies. During the day with solar only, during the evening with solar+storage and using the electricity from the grid, compared to a conventional ICE car.

(c) Andrea Polini

Andrea Polini,
Sungrow Europe,

12:30

Plug and Play Start-Up Pitches - Session 2

12:30

(E)mission net zero: Why Plug and Play came to NRW

Plug and Play is a global corporate-startup matchmaking platform that has expanded its footprint by creating dynamic and interconnected tech ecosystems, with 35,000+ startups 530+ world-leading corporations. As the number one energy and industrial state, North Rhine-Westphalia bears considerable responsibility for green tech innovation. That is why we have decided to open a new office in Düsseldorf with the overreaching topic of decarbonisation to build bridges between the strong companies of the region and globally scouted startups.

 

 

 

(c) Adrian Grussendorf

Adrian Grussendorf,
Plug and Play Sustainability NRW

12:40

A Source of Truth for Carbon Markets

Sylvera is the leading carbon credit ratings platform. We help corporate sustainability leaders, traders and exchanges confidently evaluate and invest in the best carbon credits. By creating the first carbon intelligence platform, Sylvera is raising the bar on project accounting and analysis, and introducing a much needed source of truth for carbon markets. We are backed by renowned investors like Index Ventures, Insight Partners, LocalGlobe and Salesforce Ventures.

(c) Samantha Carr
(c) Amelia Rooke

Samantha Carr,
Amelia Rooke,
Sylvera

12:55

Monitor & Reduce Methane Emissions With Satellites

Orbio aims to eradicate global methane emissions and leaks by leveraging the power of satellites and data fusion technology. We help companies understand methane emissions on asset-levels and global scales and thus support our users in their reporting, reduction and benchmarking (assets, companies, supply chains) needs.

(c) Jack Angela

Jack Angela,
Orbio Earth GmbH

13:10

NeoCarbon reverses climate change by doing direct air capture with cooling towers.

Right now, humanity is emitting the equivalent of 8000 times the great pyramid of Giza every year, slowly turning the crisis we are already in into a catastrophe. By democratizing direct air capture, every business could start contributing, since today, it is simply too expensive as it requires building large infrastructures and high amounts of energy. NeoCarbon turns the millions of cooling towers operating across the EU into points of capture, leveraging their existing airflow and waste heat. All of that at 10x lower cost than traditional approaches, with a potential of 1Gt removed - equal to removing every car from the road in Europe.

(c) René Haas

René Haas,
NeoCarbon

13:25

Pioneering Mobile Carbon Capture for Heavy Vehicles

Today, society is greatly reliant on transportation; it transports goods and connects people and industries. Unfortunately, this sector is a major contributor of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). In particular, maritime and heavy-duty transportation accounts for more than 10% of the global annual emissions. There is strong pressure to bring rapid changes!

(c) Theodore Caby

Theodore Caby,
Qaptis

13:40

How field data improves battery safety and performance

ACCURE offers a cloud platform for battery data. In the presentation, the significance of battery analytics will be presented and a case study will be shown how cloud analytics improves battery safety and performance.

(c) Judith Büthe

Dr. Georg Angenendt,
ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH

14:30

FOCUS GLASS: Decarbonisation with focus on the glass industry

14:30

Decarbonisation – transformation paths for a climate neutral glass industry

The keynote presentation shows how the decarbonisation of the glass industry can succeed in Germany by the year 2045. To this end, the results of a study commissioned by the German Federal Association of the Glass Industry (BV Glas) will be presented.

(c) BV Glas

Dr. Johann Overath,
BV Glas

15:00

Road to carbon neutrality – the first step with a low-carbon float glass

In order to produce float glass in a carbon-neutral way, it will be necessary to generate all the heat for the furnaces from renewable energies and to eliminate all CO2 sources in the downstream process chain. AGC Glass Europe, one of the worlds biggest float-glass-producers, is intensively researching possibilities and will now announce the first steps on their road to carbon neutrality: The company will launch a low-carbon floatglass in 2023.  The lecture will explain the holistic approach.

(c) Laurent Delmotte

Laurent Delmotte,
AGC Glass Europe

15:20

The Future of Glass Melting

This paper will present Glass Service, a.s. (GS) thermal efficiency studies showing if the future will be more likely using electric heating or hydrogen combustion. Results of mathematical modeling show the efficiency of the different technologies. What will be the furnace design of the future?

(c) Glass Service

Erik Muijsenberg,
Glass Service

15:40

All Electric Plant

The contribution ALL ELECTRIC PLANT describes how container glass forming technology can enable climate-neutral glass production. Different technologic directions and solutions will be discussed. The key to implementation is comprehensive electrification, networking and automation of the glass plant. Sklostroj’s vision is to be a solution provider and help glass plants to accelerate the implementation.

(c) Mark Ziegler

Mark, Ziegler,
Sklostroj Turnov CZ

16:00

Decarbonization of minerals industry – The potential of industrial furnace and thermoprocess technology

Fossil free generation of process heat in energy-intensive production processes is essential for the decarbonization of industry. Industrial furnaces are central components in a large number of process chains e.g. in the metals and minerals industry and have a key role in terms of product quality and energy consumption. Therefore, these plants offer great potential for the decarbonization of industry, but also pose technical and economic challenges that will be addressed in the presentation.

(c) Christian Schwotzer

Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwotzer,
RWTH Aachen University

16:20

Becoming a Climate Neutral Company by 2030

With climate change on the rise, climate protection is becoming increasingly important in the glass industry. Nevertheless, change in technology remains a challenge. To reduce CO2 emissions and avoid them in the long term the glass industry is utilizing electrification and hydrogen technology. SCHOTT is one of the pioneers on this journey, with the goal of becoming "climate-neutral by 2030", a central part of its corporate strategy.

(c) SCHOTT AG

Dr. Matthias Müller,
SCHOTT AG

16:40

A path to climate-neutral glass production – ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme

With its ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) supports the use of technologies for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive primary industries. The project sponsor and direct point of contact for parties interested in funding is the Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI). The presentation provides you with full details of the funding programme and application procedure.

Sebastian Varga,
Kompetenzzentrum Klimaschutz in energieintensiven Industrien
Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI)

10:00

H2 Innovation Pitches - How Startups contribute to a decarbonised future

10:00

H2UB – the European hub for hydrogen innovation

H2UB is the first pan-European platform for start-ups that focus on/work with the hydrogen ecosystem. The hub connects start-ups and future founders with corporates, venture capitalists/financing partners as well as research institutes, and provides coaching and supporting formats to successfully facilitate the realization of and market entry for innovative hydrogen ideas. The aim is to grow and strengthen the start-up scene along the entire hydrogen value chain in Europe and to promote the collaboration of start-ups and H2UB partners to implement innovative solutions for a strong H2 ecosystem and a successful market ramp-up.

 

(c) Uwe Kerkmann

Uwe Kerkmann, H2UB

10:15

CibusCell Technology – a cloud-based platform to scale up green hydrogen5

German software startup CibusCell helps hydrogen providers scale commercially viable green hydrogen. By combining data from sensors, weather, storage, electricity prices, demand and supply in real time, business decisions are automated and optimised. This makes hydrogen projects transparent and increases utilisation and profits. CibusCell was founded in 2020 in Speyer by former SAP executives and hydrogen engineers from RWTH Aachen University. The start-up quickly reached market maturity. It offers a cloud-based software solution (SaaS). At the beginning of the year, CibusCell filed a patent with the European Patent Office.


(c) Marcus Rübsam

Marcus Rübsam,
CibusCell Technology

10:21

PMR Tech – decentral production of hydrogen-oxygen gas for low emission steel cutting

PMR Tech UG is a young technology start-up from the heart of the Ruhr area. We produce efficient hydrogen-oxygen gas generators for various industries. With the help of electric current, these devices split water into a gas mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. The gas produced in this way is a profitable and safe alternative to conventional fuel gases such as natural gas, propane, acetylene and hydrogen from pressure cylinders in oxyfuel technology. Since the gas produced burns CO2-neutrally, the burden on the environment is also reduced.


(c) Philipp Reisenberg

Philipp Reisenberg,
PMR Tech

10:27

Carnot – the most efficient net-zero powertrain of the world

Carnot is pioneering the technology of choice for the future of hydrogen power to tackle the billion dollar challenge of decarbonising industry, transport & power. Founded in 2019 we try to enable and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen at scale and the pathway to Net Zero. While combining high power density, high efficiency, very compact, lightweight and low total cost of ownership we want to build the ultimate Powertrain. We are working with cutting edge research organisations, advanced manufacturers, co-developing with major OEMs and leading impact Investors. In February 2020 Carnot was in the Top 10 of over 400 applications to join the OGTC/NZTC incubator and provided £100,000 in support.


(c) George Hunter

George Hunter,
Carnot

10:33

HEE Technologies – decarbonising the industry with stationary fuel cell

HEE Technologies is a Cologne-based start-up founded in 2018 with the aim of promoting the hydrogen economy. To this end, HEE develops and builds stationary fuel cell systems that can be used to supply larger buildings and industrial plants with electricity and heat. Through its joint venture, HEE is also active in China, where it is currently commissioning the first system built in Germany.




(c) Leonard Schwochow

Leonard Schwochow,
HEE Technologies

10:39

FillnDrive – making clean energy distribution easy

Specialized in software edition to monitor, control and invoice the distribution of compressed gas (hydrogen and natural gas) - whatever the end use (mobility, stationary or industrial), FillnDrive is a French startup founded in 2019.


(c) Pauline Colin

Pauline Colin,
FillnDrive

10:45

Krecotec – the experts in power conversion

Krecotec is e a company with a focus on power electronics. We advise customers on their options for an optimal power supply, independent of manufacturers, design concepts for power supply and develop core components of power electronics, so-called IGBT stacks, to enable customer- and application-specific solutions.


(c) Martin Wilhelm

Martin Wilhelm,
Krecotec

10:52

Panel discussion – How hydrogen start-ups and innovations support the large players of the industry

Uwe Kerkmann, H2UB GmbH                                   

Ralf Werner, Open Grid Europe GmbH                      

Frank Sent, CGI Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG           

Holger Kube, MAN Energy Solutions SE   

11:30

Wrap-up and thank you

Uwe Kerkmann, H2UB, CEO

(c) Uwe Kerkmann

 Uwe Kerkmann, H2UB

11:40

Hydrogen

11:40

P2X and the hydrogen economy – Status quo, opportunities and prospects

Nowadays everybody is talking about hydrogen and its derivates, and companies worldwide are looking for their contribution in the developing market. Politicians are supporting this verbally, but in detail the legislator is preventing pragmatic solutions. Regulations in Brussels and Berlin are not at all supportive, on the contrary we will see that companies from Asia and the US may win the race.

(c) VDMA

Peter Müller-Baum,
VDMA e.V.

12:10

Products and systems for hydrogen production

Siemens supports its customers in the transition to a clean energy future and offers core components for electrification, automation and digitalization. With a hydrogen-enabled portfolio, process OEM, EPC and end customers can thus be supported to build and operate equipment modules or entire plants along the hydrogen value chain – from H2 production to conversion, storage, transport and utilization.
Learn here, using the modules of a PtX plant as an example, how the digital twin supports planning, commissioning and operation, i.e. the entire life cycle. We also shed light on the question of how to operate a plant profitably in the event of unreliable availability of green energy.

Peter Holzapfel, Siemens AG

12:30

Large scale green hydrogen supply with closed CO2 loop to decarbonize Europe

Accelerate the energy transition by utilizing the existing global energy infrastructure to reach customers with green hydrogen, green gas and green power while accelerating the phase out of fossil fuels from the system globally and introducing CO2 circularity.
Tree Energy Solutions (TES) provides green hydrogen and green gas at scale to Germany with an innovative business model based on proven technologies for the industry, power and mobility. Together with its partner Open Grid Europe (OGE), TES is building the CO2 pipeline network within Germany connecting all industrial clusters and main single point emitters with the terminal in Wilhelmshaven.

(c) Sven Partzsch

Sven Partzsch, 
Tree Energy S. (TES Wilhelmshaven)

12:50

Easy hydrogen transport through hydrogen carriers - Methanol, ammonia and synthetic fuels

Fraunhofer IMM is developing decentralised concepts for the synthesis and extraction of sustainable hydrogen carriers such as methanol, ethanol, ammonia and a variety of alternatives. Microchannel methanol reformers and reactors for ammonia decomposition will be presented in the power range up to 100 kW. An overview of the different technological aspects of the process chain will be provided.

(c) Fraunhofer IMM / Tobias Hang

Dr. Gunther Kolb,
Fraunhofer IMM

13:10

Hydrogen Supply – Approaches for trading green hydrogen in line with the market

The presentation will have a look at the main two different approaches for trading green/sustainable qualities in a global market situation. The applied system has a major impact on the supply chain and requirements for certification services along the chain of custody as well as on the scope of GHG calculations.

(c) Michael Landspersky

Michael Landspersky,
TÜV SÜD

13:30

Design drivers for decentralized integrated green hydrogen projects – the cornerstone of hydrogen infrastructure in broad scale

Medium sized green hydrogen production and distribution plants add value by increased self-sufficiency, local optimization and security of a company’s business case. Besides the widely announced large scale electrolysis plants above 100MW, these decentralized plants are THE cornerstone of hydrogen infrastructure in broad scale. These systems, ranging in size from 2 to 20 MW, are based on standard key components, are configured according to customer use cases and can be invested "turnkey - ready to use".

In this lecture the influencing factors will be discussed that are necessary for the design of the plant. The plant concept obtained in this way is a basis for solid business case assessment and a prerequisite for realization of the invest project.

(c) Christian Perplies

Christian Perplies,
greenH2systems (FEST group)

13:50

Renewable hydrogen as a solution for energy supply, decarbonization and waste management problems

Presentation of a proprietary waste to hydrogen technology (Concord Blue Reformer®️ - CBR®️) which is certified carbon negative and can produce low cost decentral large scale renewable hydrogen, whilst solving three of the worlds greatest problems:

1) Waste: Environmentally friendly waste disposal
2) Energy: the world requires very large amounts of energy that must be renewable and produce low to no green house gases
3) Decarbonization: in order to achieve a net zero carbon emission profile, industry, energy and transportation must switch to fuels / sources of energy that do not emit green house gases / CO2.

(c) Concord Blue

Sebastian Flahs,
Concord Blue

14:20

Industrial Heat

14:20

Decarbonizing heat in industrial processes

The lecture will show ways to decarbonize heat processes in every producing industry, from metals, glass and ceramics to food, paper and rubber. Kraftblock's systems recycle waste heat and/or convert renewable power. The core of these systems is a high-temperature energy storage that can store heat at up to 1300°C. The discharching temperature is adapted to the required temperature and heat transfer media. The storage is easily scalable, providing 4 MWh to 1 GWh and applicable in many use cases.

(c) Kraftblock

Dr. Martin Schichtel,
Kraftblock

14:40

Combined renewable process steam and power supply with power-to-heat and high-temperature thermal energy storage

Wind energy and photovoltaics with power-to-heat is an important solution for the defossilisation of industrial process steam supply. However, the annual full load hours of wind and photovoltaics are limited. Therefore, additional technologies are needed. Hybridisation of processes with electricity and renewable gas offers a known solution. In this lecture, a different approach is presented in the form of high-temperature thermal energy storage systems charged with renewable volatile electricity.

(c) Thomas Bauer / Marco Prenzel

Dr. Thomas Bauer,
Dr.-Ing. Marco Prenzel,
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

15:00

Large heat pumps and energy storage as important parts of decarbonization strategies.

The presentation will provide the latest findings of Fraunhofer in the field of industrial process heat and decarbonization of industries. We show our current services how to support the transformation processes to change the energ supply to carbon free solutions. Our technical and economic experts show also system analysis which supports decision making on this process.

(c) Fraunhofer ISE

Dr. Thomas Fluri,
Dr. Christoph Kost,
Fraunhofer ISE

15:20

Decarbonization of heat using thermal energy storage

When trying to reduce emissions, most of the attention goes to electricity, but roughly 25% of global emissions comes from heating in the industrial, commercial and residential spaces.
We can release these industries from the dependence on fossil fuels by coupling renewable sources with thermal energy storage (TES) to provide clean heat, at a stable, reliable and cost effective manner, reducing the risk and volatility of fuel prices.
I will present Brenmiller Energy’s technology of storing high-temperature heat in crushed rocks, and showcase projects and developments we are working on.

(c) Shai Gafni

Tal Tutnauer,
Brenmiller Energy

10:40

Energy management and energy storage

10:40

The way to a net zero factory – Smart utility metering, reporting and modular open automation.

The speaker will explain how especially brownfield factories in resource-intensive industries can meter, analyze, and report their utilities through a holistic digitalization and automation concept, but also how standardized, flexible, and agile automation without having to intervene in the inventory process can increase condition-based maintenance or productivity.

(c) Markus Kick

Markus Kick,
Phoenix Contact Deutschland GmbH

11:00

Buildings as a Grid - Unlocking the energy transition for buildings

The presentation will explore how the energy transition creates an opportunity for building owners to manage power far more effectively. It is outlined that buildings can be transformed from sole energy consumers into energy hubs to accelerate decarbonization, boost resilience, reduce energy costs and create new revenue streams. It is then shown how this can work for different building types using specific examples.

(c) Kai Zimmermann

Kai Zimmermann,
Eaton

11:20

Resource-saving economic activity with smart energy management, reverse peak shaving and the use of second-life batteries from electric cars

The lecturer will describe resource-saving economic activity with smart energy management, reverse peak shaving and the use of second-life batteries from electric cars. He will explain how FENECON products to saving resources and carbon emissions.

(c) FENECON GmbH

Leonhard Kriegl,
FENECON GmbH

11:40

Integrating green, regionally generated energy at BIO-FROST Westhof

This lecture will provide insights into LUMENIONs newest project: the installation of a storage system with a capacity of 20 MWh at Germany's largest organic frozen vegetable processing plant. The storage system will absorb power peaks of up to 5 MW from nearby wind energy, store it for up to two days and then provide it as needed for processing 10 tons of frozen vegetables per hour, always ensuring a CO₂-free production. This will save BIO-FROST Westhof approx. 7,500 tonnes of CO₂ per year.

(c) Lukas Korves

Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Korves,
LUMENION GmbH

12:00

DC multi-source integration using power electronics energy hub for green and highly available power delivery

Distributed renewable energy production, batteries, and hydrogen-based energy storage are key to energy transition. However, their efficient and reliable grid integration remains challenging.  
This presentation will show how research developed in collaboration between Kiel University, Fraunhofer ISIT, and Trinity College Dublin, which are joining forces in a EU-funded innovation project, tackles these issues. It will deal with developments in the direction of fault-tolerant multi-port power converters with embedded energy storage for highly available and efficient multi-source integration.

(c) Eric Shambroom

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Liserre,
Fraunhofer ISIT

12:20

Ideal Choice of Future Energy Storage System – how to increase your project revenue?

An interesting series of global references of BESS projects showing the current problems and challenges of battery energy storage system, help the audience understand how could the  newly technology of battery energy storage system Improves project economics, increases system equipment life and therefore, increases project revenue.

(c) Yan Mu

Yan Mu,
Sungrow

12:50

Circular economy

12:50

Circular economy – keeping valuable materials in the cycle

“Metals "fuel" society's renewable energy and circular economy future. The critically necessary metallurgical processing infrastructure and know-how are key enablers. This presentation will cover from academic to industrial application the author has been involved in to realize real circular solutions.”

(c) Prof. Markus Reuter

Prof. Markus Reuter,
SMS group

13:20

The contribution of the metal-free flow battery to a circular economy and implications for the industry

More and more companies not only take into consideration what value they create, but also how their own ecological footprint influences the world’s most pressing issue: The climate crisis. Hence, JenaBatteries takes a deeper look into how the energy industry can contribute to a circular economy by introducing a revolutionary, metal-free flow battery for large scale energy storage applications. Starting with sustainable material sourcing, extending the battery life cycle and concluding with battery recycling, the footprint of energy production and storage will be reduced significantly. Furthermore, we take a deeper look into how single decisions in the supply chain can make a huge difference and which parameters are often overlooked. In the end, CEO Philipp Hammans will highlight how specific industries can profit by taking care of their energy consumption footprint.

(c) Michael Bader

Philipp Hammans,
JenaBatteries

10:00

Decarbonisation in the regions of NRW

10:00

Decarbonization of minerals industry – The potential of industrial furnace and thermoprocess technology

Fossil free generation of process heat in energy-intensive production processes is essential for the decarbonization of industry. Industrial furnaces are central components in a large number of process chains e.g. in the metals and minerals industry and have a key role in terms of product quality and energy consumption. Therefore, these plants offer great potential for the decarbonization of industry, but also pose technical and economic challenges that will be addressed in the presentation.

(c) Christian Schwotzer

Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwotzer,
RWTH Aachen University

10:20

More than just hot water – thermal storage for the energy transition

Energy transition requires energy storages. In order to combine power and heat generation, thermal storage offers a solution. High-temperature storage enables the possibility to supply heat on various temperature levels and, additionally, realize electric reconversion through heat engines. At Solar-Institute Jülich, we research various storage technologies, which are introduced to the audience. Furthermore, we present the multiTESS storage concept with heat up to 1000 °C and the realized pilot plant.

(c) Heike Lachmann Fotografie Aachen

Rabea Dluhosch,
Solar-Institute Jülich of FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

10:40

The decarbonization journey of a local energy provider – chances and challenges

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG is the local energy, gas and water provider in Düsseldorf, with activities spanning from production until distribution via its networks. We aim to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions until 2035. In this speech, we would like to highlight the starting point, our goals, approach as well as challenges we encounter along our way.

(c) Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG

Dr. Verena Svensson,
Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG

11:00

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Fabian Müller-Lutz,
IHK Aachen – Chamber of Commerce and Industry

11:20

Innovations.Platform – Matching-Platfrom for Energy Start-ups and Companies

The Innovations.Platform trys to connect innovation providers and innovation demanders from the energy industry and research as well as other stakeholders. Companies, investors, start-ups and research institutions in and around North Rhine-Westphalia can exchange information and drive innovative projects and ideas forward. From innovation scouting to direct contact and online-events, various platform functions offer comprehensive services for the further development of your company or project idea.

(c) Maximilian Winter

Maximilian Winter,
EE Energy Engineers

11:30

(E)mission net zero: Why Plug and Play came to NRW

Plug and Play is a global corporate-startup matchmaking platform that has expanded its footprint by creating dynamic and interconnected tech ecosystems, with 35,000+ startups 530+ world-leading corporations. As the number one energy and industrial state, North Rhine-Westphalia bears considerable responsibility for green tech innovation. That is why we have decided to open a new office in Düsseldorf with the overreaching topic of decarbonisation to build bridges between the strong companies of the region and globally scouted startups.

 

 

 

(c) Adrian Grussendorf

Adrian Grussendorf,
Plug and Play Sustainability NRW

11:40

How field data improves battery safety and performance

ACCURE offers a cloud platform for battery data. In the presentation, the significance of battery analytics will be presented and a case study will be shown how cloud analytics improves battery safety and performance.

(c) Judith Büthe

Dr. Georg Angenendt,
ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH

11:50

Monitor & Reduce Methane Emissions With Satellites

Orbio aims to eradicate global methane emissions and leaks by leveraging the power of satellites and data fusion technology. We help companies understand methane emissions on asset-levels and global scales and thus support our users in their reporting, reduction and benchmarking (assets, companies, supply chains) needs.

(c) Robert Huppertz

Robert Huppertz,
Orbio Earth GmbH

12:10

Innovations for practice in industry and commerce

12:10

Compressed air energy storage in buildings and industry – benefits of combined optimization of electricity, heating and cooling system

The lecture will explain the application of compressed air energy storage technology (CAES) as alternative to batteries in commercial buildings (e.g. office building) and industrial applications (e.g. food/beverage). It will work out the advantages on both the ecological and economical side for the building/customer. The audience will specifically learn the benefits of CAES allowing to optimize not only the electricity side but the whole energy system including heat and cold.

(c) Green-Y Energy AG

Peter Fritzen,
Green-Y Energy AG

12:30

Role of Refrigeration – modular Ice Energy Storage – illustration of typical user cases

Doing stock of climate change and urgent need to counteract, the lecture will emphasize the worldwide growing importance of refrigeration in our lives and impact in term of energy use. In this framework, the benefit of modular Ice Energy Storage will be addressed and illustrated by means of typical user cases from various areas from Industry to building sector.

(c) Christine Barratte

Christine Barratte,
Boréales Energy

12:50

Why does battery design matter to energy storage and what can we learn from designing batteries for E-Mobility?

The lecture will explain the importance of battery design to successful e-mobility and energy storage applications. It describes the lithium-ion battery design experience accumulated from the past decade and extend to next generation energy storage. After a theoretical part on battery model, the lecture will focus on how to achieve the battery performance required by those applications and in the end introduce some recent  scientific trials on battery design by artificial intelligence.

(c) Luke Hu

Luke Hu,
Electroder GmbH