There is a strong momentum for hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives in the Nordic countries. The seminar on March 18th will show how the Nordic hydrogen industry can drive innovation and market growth.
The hydrogen industries in the Nordic country’s have a slightly different focus, mirroring different industrial structures and technological expertise areas:
- Norway is active in maritime applications and has leading technology companies across the blue and green hydrogen value chains, including storage and distribution.
- Denmark is working hard on combining its existing stronghold as a wind industry leader with hydrogen production across a range of transport applications.
- Sweden is focusing on reinventing its heavy industries such as steel production, while also moving forward in the heavy trucks industry and fuel cell technologies.
- Finland launched recently a roadmap focusing on low-carbon H2 production, H2 utilisation for green chemicals and fuels, as well as storage, transport and end-use.
- Iceland has been viewing the role of H2 in decarbonizing its fuel consumption for two decades. Icelandic New Energy just launched “2030 Vision for Hydrogen in Iceland”.
The combined forces of the Nordic countries can create opportunities for more entrepreneurship and innovation across technologies and market applications.
Programme March 18th 09.00 – 12.30
Moderator: Daniel Ras-Vidal, CEO, Kjeller Innovasjon AS
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome/ introduction by Knut Linnerud, Cluster Manager, H2Cluster
PART 1 | Positioning the Nordic´s hydrogen industry
09.10 – 09.15 Nordic Hydrogen Partnership (NHP) by Tejs Laustsen Jensen, Chairman of the Board NHP (CEO, Hydrogen Denmark)
09.15 – 09.25 Hydrogen Europe – role in relation to the Nordic region by Steffen Møller-Holst, Executive Board Member, Hydrogen Europe (VP Marketing, Hydrogen Technologies, SINTEF, Chairman of the Board NHF)
09.25 – 09.50 Strategic position of the Norwegian hydrogen industry: findings from study by Jan Glendrange, Founding Partner, Zynk Communication & Leadership
09.50 – 10.20 PANEL DEBATE moderated by Christine Holtan Bøgh, Head of Transport Policy, Zero
Steinar Eikaas, VP Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
Bjørn Holsen, SVP Business development, Statkraft
Tor Erik Hoftun, BDO, TECO 2030
Håkon Haugli, CEO, Innovasjon Norge
Additional speakers TBC
10.20 – 10.30 Break
PART 2 | Gamechangers in the Nordics
10.30 – 10.40 Accelerating the transition to fossil-free steel manufacturing at scale by Maria Persson Gulda, Chief Technical Officer, H2 Green Steel
10.40 -10.50 Copenhagen – global hub for sustainable fuels (speaker tbc)
10.50 -11.00 HySHIP: inside Europe’s flagship hydrogen ship demonstrator project by Per Brinchmann, VP Special Projects, Wilhelm Wilhelmsen
11.00 – 11.10 Value chain for green hydrogen and green ammonia by Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, Head of Yara Clean Ammonia, Yara
11.10 – 11.25 Q&A
11.25 – 11.30 Break
PART 3 | Accelerating and de-risking innovation
11.30 -11.45 European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre by Jacob Ruiter, CEO Benelux, EIT InnoEnergy
11.45 -11.45 Nordic H2Launcher – accelerator program by Daniel Ras-Vidal, CEO, Kjeller Innovation/ H2Cluster
11.55 – 12.05 Nordic hydrogen start-ups landscape and growth/financing trends by Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia
12.05 – 12.25 PANEL DEBATE – Challenges and opportunities for start-ups?
- Jacob Ruiter, CEO Benelux, EIT InnoEnergy
- Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia
- Vegard Frihammer, CEO, Greenstat
- John Egil Johannessen, Investment Manager, Nysnø Climate Investments
- Bjørn Simonsen, CEO, Saga Pure
- Kathrine Ryengen, CCO, ZEG Power
12.25 – 12.30 Closing remarks