PRAXISforum Power-to-X ─ A vision moves towards application


Learn more about Power-to-X technologies and applications. Discuss your questions with the leading experts in this field. PRAXISforum Power-to-X is designed for professionals from process engineering, the chemical industry and automotive industry, modularization providers and production engineers as well as energy suppliers, plant manufacturers, mobility providers and technology suppliers.

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Programme at a glance

10:00 Check-in and opening of exhibition


Opening and welcome address

Power-to-X: Today and tomorrow


Which PtX path will break through first? System analysis of 250 PtX pathways in P2X Kopernikus

  • System analysis of 250 PtX pathways
  • First Results in P2X Kopernikus
  • Which sector needs PtX most?

Prof. Michael Sterner, Professor for Energy Storage, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg and Head of the Research Centre for Energy Networks and Energy Storage (FENES), Regensburg/Germany

11:45 Power-to-X projects in the Heide region
  • Renewable energy hub North Sea Coastline
  • cross linked energy transformation
  • The Heide project series "100" (ENTREE100, QUARREE100, KEROSyN100, Westküste100)

Martin Eckhard, Funding Management and Consulting, Project Development, Development Agency Region Heide, Heide/Germany


P2X - Pole position for German technology providers

  • The role of P2X in the energy transition
  • P2X as a global investment opportunity
  • Policy options for accelerating the market ramp-up

Peter Müller-Baum, Managing Director Engines and Systems CIMAC Secretary General, VDMA, Frankfurt

12:45 Lunch break, interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables" in exhibition area


Are e-fuels really economically viable?

  • eFuels in the context of the energy transition
  • Techno-economic assessment of different production routes
  • Evaluation of the gap between commercial reality and industry ambition

Dr. Thomas Wurzel, Director, Customer-driven Innovation, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH, Frankfurt Main/Germany


Fuel cell propulsion systems for inland waterway vessels

  • Comparison of fuel and propulsion options
  • Commercial inland waterway vessel types
  • Insights from a recent study for BMVI/NOW

Martin Zerta, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Ottobrunn/Germany


Demand, opportunities and challenges of Power-to-Jetfuel for future sustainable aviation

  • Potential PTX share of the European aviation demand of renewable jetfuel
  • GHG abatement potential and costs
  • Technical PTX challenges on the way to successful market

Dr. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich, German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.),  Stuttgart/Germany


Coffee break, interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables" in exhibition area

Value chains based on Power-to-X

Presentation of a Power-to-X technology chain from the Kopernikus Project


CO2 capture from air: A breakthrough sustainable carbon source for PtX applications

  • Direct air capture
  • Status of Power to X application
  • Outlook

Dr. Dirk Nuber, Head of Climeworks Germany, Climeworks Deutschland GmbH, Dresden/Germany


Electrolysis - the link between electricity and chemistry

  • Overview on electrolysis
  • Status of coelectrolysis
  • Outlook on industrial scaling

Christian von Olshausen, CTO, SunFire GmbH, Dresden/Germany


Compact PtX plants - current status and perspectives

  • Introduction in INERATEC's modular chemical reactor technology
  • Overview over current projects
  • Outlook

Dr. Tim Böltken, CEO, Ineratec GmbH, Karlsruhe/Germany

18:15 Discussion @ "topic tables" in exhibition area


Networking dinner at Lifestyle Bar, Maritim Hotel


End of first PRAXISforum day


WednesDAY, 9 octoBER 2019
08:30 Re-opening of exhibition
Electrolysis: Fundamental technology for progress


New trends and opportunities in electrification of chemicals production

  • Existing synergies when integrating electrolysis in production of bulk chemicals
  • Electrification of syngas production as an intermediate before electrolysis
  • Solutions which are economically viable with current gas and electricity prices

Dr. Martin Skov Skjøth-Rasmussen, Vice President R&D, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Kgs. Lyngby/Denmark


Power-to-X portfolio, status quo and path forward

  • Water Electrolysis - highly flexible production and utilization of hydrogen  
  • Methanation as alternative fuel production amd long-term storage for renewable Methanol from renewables as "green" gasoline additive

Dr. Simon Hafner, Product Manager Methanation, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Essen/Germany


The deep transformation in the electrolysis industry

  • Market transformation
  • Technology transformation
  • Lessons learned and challenges

Arnaud de Lhoneux, Regional Business Development Manager - Renewable Hydrogen, Hydrogenics Europe N.V., Oevel/Belgium

10:30 Coffee break, interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables" in exhibition area
SESSION: The variety of Power-to-X APPLICATIONS


Decentralized production of renewable Power-to-Liquids as sustainable aviation fuels

  • Climate Neutral Renewable PtL SAF
  • Decentralization of Fuel Production
  • PtL SAF for remote locations

Thorsten Schwab, Project Director, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Eschborn/Germany


Status of and perspectives for Power to Products

  • Renewable power is getting cheaper as we speak but is not available 24/7
  • Hydrocarbons are still needed because of high energy density, easy transport & storage, etc.
  • Renewable power + direct air capture of CO2 can be used to make hydrocarbons sustainably and economically longer term

Dr. Alexander van der Made, Senior Principal Advisor New Energy Technologies,
Shell Global Solutions B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Electrifying synthesis

  • Decentralised on demand organic synthesis and waste recycling for the production of chemical products
  • Integrated concepts combining electrosynthesis, biotechnology and chemical catalysis
  • Electrifying chemical synthesis to solve large scale PtX challenges

Dr. Tobias Gärtner, CEO and Founder, ESy-Labs-GmbH, Regensburg/Germany


Synthetic gasoline production and application

  • possible way to reduce CO2 emission by usage of synthetic fuel
  • short explanation of technology for synthetic gasoline
  • case study for potential projects

Stephan Schmidt, Head of Research and Development, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH, Chemnitz/Germany

13:30 Lunch, interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables" in exhibition area
14:30 End of PRAXISforum

*Programme subject to change

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