PRAXISforum Power-to-X

Speakers

Speakers

Jonas Aichinger, GIM Innovation Management, Mainzer Stadtwerke AG / Germany

Jonas Aichinger,
Head of Innovation Management, Mainzer Stadtwerke AG / Germany

"Convergence of previously separated sectors like electricity, gas, mobility and industry link these markets and can be realized through Power-to-X technologies"

 

Rolf Bruknapp, Partner, Nordic Blue Crude AS / Norway

Rolf Bruknapp,
Partner, Nordic Blue Crude AS / Norway

"As an enery rich nation, we (Norway) should use “redundant” renewable electricity converted to liquids, as part of the solution to avoid GHG emissions"

Dr. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich, Head of Alternative Fuels, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) / Germany

Dr. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich,
Head of Alternative Fuels, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) / Germany

"Without strong political authority the market introduction of power-to-X will not start. When will politics demand power based fuels?"

 

Werner Diwald

Werner Diwald,
Chairman, Deutscher Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Verband e.V. (German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

"The challenge in the next 4 years is not a technology issue. Battery is a good technology but we need an energy carrier that is able to decouple supply and demand. This must be accepted by the politics and companies - stop to dream and be open for innovations. That will be the challenge."

Dr. Frank Graf

Dr. Frank Graf
Head of Division Gas Technology, Engler-Bunte-Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

"Power to Gas is an important flexibility, transport and a storage element for an integrated energy system and enables the utilization of electricity from renewable energy sources in all energy sectors. To exploit the potential of PtG solutions the political and regulatory framework has to be adapted considerably."

Thomas Heller, Head of Power-to-Gas Project Development, MicrobEnergy GmbH / Germany

Thomas Heller,
Head of Power-to-Gas Project Development, MicrobEnergy GmbH / Germany

"Renewable electricity turns into primary energy and has to be integrated into all other energy sectors in order to fulfil decarbonisation targets. This does not consequently lead to an all-electric society, but rather to an high demand of storage systems and sector coupling applications like Power-to-Methane is."

Per Møller

Per Møller
Head of Symbiosis Center Denmark,  Dansk Symbiose Center

"Through Industrial Symbiosis we can increase growth and decouple it from resource consumption.
This type of collaboration increases resilience, adaptability, innovation, motivation and market value."

Marcus Newborough, Development Director, ITM Power plc. / UK

Marcus Newborough,
Development Director, ITM Power plc. / UK

"Greater understanding of the role of power-to-gas systems versus batteries for grid balancing. An increasing realization that by means of power-to-gas the gas grid holds the key to enabling the integration of more renewables and less synchronous generation in the electricity grid.

The urgent need to place a value on having ‘renewable gas’ in the gas grid and for policymakers to establish a framework that enables the roll out of power-to-gas systems"

Dr. Max Peiffer, Partner, AssmannPeiffer Attorneys / Germany

Dr. Max Peiffer,
Partner, AssmannPeiffer Attorneys / Germany

"The current energy legislation does not provide a proper framework for Power-to-X-systems. The legislator needs to implement changes."

Dr. Bernd Pitschak, Managing Director, Hydrogenics GmbH / Germany

Dr. Bernd Pitschak,
Managing Director, Hydrogenics GmbH / Germany

"The energy conversion will only succeed with hydrogen. The world becomes electric."

Patrick Schmidt, Sustainable Energy & Transport, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH / Germany

Patrick Schmidt,
Sustainable Energy & Transport, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH / Germany

"There is a real risk that any efficiency improvements in aviation will be overcompensated by aviation’s growth. For long-term greenhouse gas emission mitigation in aviation the use of sustainable carbon-neutral fuels is indispensable.

Renewable power generation costs have fallen dramatically over the years. This together with the global potential for renewable power generation exceeding current and foreseeable future demand suggest that power-to-liquids will be key for those heavy-duty/long-distance transport modes where electrification with batteries and fuel cells is yet uncertain.

For a robust strategy to manage energy transition in the transport sector a dual approach is required: the electrification of drivetrain/propulsion systems, and the electrification of the primary energy basis of fuels."

Benedikt Stefánsson, Director of Business Development, Carbon Recycling International / Iceland

Benedikt Stefánsson,
Director of Business Development, Carbon Recycling International / Iceland

"Transport presents the most difficult challenge in decarbonization as only certain segments of urban mobility can be electrified with batteries, leaving long-distance driving, heavy goods transport, marine and aviation dependent on liquid transport fuels. Methanol produced in a one-step reaction from CO2 and hydrogen has the potential to become the sustainably sourced and economic liquid energy carrier that we need to accelerate the reduction of GHG emissions."

Prof. Dr. Michael Sterner

Prof. Dr. Michael Sterner, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg / Germany

"We need a market introduction program for the core of almost all PtX-Chains, the electrolysis. Most of the technology is mature for this and we need clear market introduction and legal framework, to bring the costs down. We need to go through this learning curve to have the technology ready in MW-Scale for the time we need it."

Dr. Joachim Wicke, Chairman of HYPOS Board of Directors, HYPOS - Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V.

Dr. Joachim Wicke, Chairman of HYPOS Board of Directors, HYPOS - Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V.

“There is no future for major industry sectors such as chemistry and refinery without green hydrogen production based on electrolysis in Germany. HYPOS is one of the leading initiatives that drives this innovation process. Within this process the most cost-efficient pathway for the system transformation has to be found.”

Dr. Jan Wurzbacher, Managing Director, Climeworks AG / Switzerland

Dr. Jan Wurzbacher,
Managing Director, Climeworks AG / Switzerland

"Climeworks aims at capturing 1% of global CO2 emissions from the air by 2025"

 

 

 

 

 

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