Digital Briefing: Green Hydrogen



Northern Germany is shaping up to become a hotspot for green hydrogen. Several federal states in the region have joined forces to form the initiative HY-5. The aim is to promote the settlement of new companies on an international scale and to support local companies, opening up ample opportunities in the industry.

Moreso, the region offers a variety of unique advantages for the production of renewable energies and has a large demand potential for green hydrogen. This is especially owed to industrial companies in the area.

What’s in it for your business?

Find out in our 4 digital briefings, which will cover specific aspects of Germany’s green hydrogen sector and include an industry overview, advice on doing business in Germany and information about available support for international companies.

Explore our webinars

Digital Briefing:
The Production of Green Hydrogen

12.03.2021 09:00 (CET)

The Energy of the Future

What are the challenges in producing green hydrogen and where is the industry headed? Learn about the opportunities green hydrogen offers and how the Northern German states plan to seize them.

Opening Speech:

Thorsten Herdan (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy)

Inspirational Speaker:

Heinrich Klingenberg (Hamburg Invest | Hydrogen Expert)

Power Briefs:

André Steinau  (GP Joule | Head of Business Unit)

Dr. Oliver Weinmann (Vattenfall Innovation | Managing Director)

Dr. Saskia Greiner (Invest in Bremerhaven | Innovation Manager)

Dr. Geert Tjarks (EWE | Innovation Manager)

Dr. Mischa Paterna (APEX Technology | Managing Partner)

Q+A w/GTAI & HY-5 Investment experts 

Digital Briefing:
Green Metals & Manufacturing

16.04.2021 09:00 (CEST)

Decarbonization and Sector Coupling

Green hydrogen can play an integral role in the decarbonization of energy-intensive industries such as the metalworking sector and help increase sustainable sector coupling.

Opening Speech:

Thorsten Herdan (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy)

Inspirational Speaker:

Annika Fischer (WT.SH Schleswig-Holstein | Hydrogen Expert)

Power Briefs:

Reiner Blaschek (ArcelorMittal Bremen | CEO)

Roland Harings (Aurubis | CEO)

Arne Stecher (Holcim | Chief Procurement Officer)

Dr. Alexander Redenius (Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung | Head of Department Efficiency of Ressources)

Robert Schwabe (Weber Maschinenbau | Supply Chain Manager)

Q+A w/GTAI & HY-5 Investment experts 

Digital Briefing:
Green Mobility & Transportation

07.05.2021 09:00 (CEST)

The Fuels of the Future

Transportation and traffic are regarded as one of the main sources of emissions. An estimated 95% of it must be converted to alternative drives. Green hydrogen can make a vital contribution towards achieving that goal.

Opening Speech:

Thorsten Herdan (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy)

Inspirational Speaker:

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure | Director General)

Power Briefs:

Guido Schwartz (Airbus (Operations Aviation) | Strategy & Innovation Lead)

Lorenz Heller (Alstom iLint (Trains) | Business Development Manager)

Georg Sandkühler (Faun (Commercial vehicles) | Senior Expert Alternative Drive Trains)

Dr. Angela Kruth (Campfire | Head of Materials & Speaker)

Timo Hinrichs (Clean Logistics (Trucks) | Managing Director)

Q+A w/GTAI & HY-5 Investment experts 

Digital Briefing:
Green Distribution & Storage

15.06.2021 09:00 (CEST)

Maritime Industry and Infrastructure: The Supply Chain of the Future

Northern Germany offers ideal conditions for storage and distribution. How can the maritime industry leverage the benefits of green hydrogen? How can existing value chains and infrastructures be used to support a green hydrogen economy?

Opening Speech:

Thorsten Herdan (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy)

Inspirational Speaker:

Donald Höpfner (Yara | CEO)

Power Briefs:

Jan-Hendrik Pietsch (HHLA | Head of Sustainability Management)

Dr. Tim Husmann (H2-Region Emsland | Managing Director)

Jens Scharner (Rostock Port GmbH I Managing Partner)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rehahn (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht | Managing Director)

Robert Howe (bremenports | CEO)

Q+A w/GTAI & HY-5 Investment experts 

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