World Electrolysis Congress 

2022 Agenda

Congress Agenda





Welcome address from our Lead Sponsor Green Hydrogen Systems
08:50 - 09:00
Scaling Up Electrolyser Deployment and Accelerating the Roll-Out of Technology
09:00 - 09:45
  • What are manufacturers doing to scale-up cost-effectively right now? China, Europe, USA, Australia…

  • Overcoming the skill gap in the industry

  • Standardisation of components and standardisation of industry

  • What are the key engineering/technical/development barriers that are needed to be addressed?

  • What does each part of the value chain need from the others? How can we work collaboratively?


Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership  

Marcel Galjee, Vice President and Managing Director Energy & New Business, Nobian

Raphael Tilot, EVP, John Cockerill Renewables and Hydrogen

Martina Wettin, Co-Founder/Chief Business Development Officer, Nilsson Energy

Innovation in Technology: Pressurised Alkaline Electrolysis
09:45 - 10:05

Jesper Fruergaard Andersen, Vice President Sales, Green Hydrogen Systems

Germany’s National Strategy to Become a Leading Hydrogen Economy & Technology Developer
10:05 - 10:35
  • An update on what has transpired since the hydrogen strategy was released in 2020

  • How will hydrogen shape the future of the German economy?

  • How will policy change to accelerate the clean hydrogen transition?   

  • Lessons already learned in the nation state

Government Representative TBC

Morning coffee & networking break
10:35 - 11:05
Analysing Policy’s Role in Accelerating Deployment of Electrolyser Technologies
11:05 - 11:55
  • Revealing policy updates on creating demand for hydrogen

  • What is policy’s role in defining what makes green hydrogen green? Certificates of origination etc.

  • How will policies shape the relative competitiveness of hydrogen?

  • Red II and future EU policy updates  


Jesse Scott, International Director, Agora Energiewende


Hélène Chraye, Head of Unit – Clean Energy Transition, European Commission

Ana Quelhas, H2 Business Unit Managing Director, EDPR

Max Schönfisch, Head of Hydrogen Research, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Koln

Robert Bosch GmbH Presentation
11:55 - 12:15

Guntram Herda, VP New Business Fields & Head of Project House Electrolysis, Robert Bosch GmbH

Mapping the Market Over the Next Decade and Looking further Ahead into the Longer-Term Objectives
12:15 - 12:45
  • Cost projections for wind, solar and nuclear & where will development take place

  • Cost projections of electrolyser technology

  • Discovering what governmental support is where, what jurisdictions are doing what and how this will affect electrolyser production

  • What will the ‘average’ hydrogen project look like


Dolf Gielen, Director Innovation and Technology, IRENA

Lunch & Networking
12:15 - 14:05
Location, Location, Location – Considering the Best Site for a Green Hydrogen Project
14:05 - 14:40
  • Deliberating the advantages and disadvantages of co-locating with renewable energy

  • Close to the electricity supply vs. close to hydrogen customers?

  • Evaluating offshore projects

  • What impact do grid costs have on the business case? How can policy reduce these challenges?


Caroline Hillegeer, EVP, Hydrogen Business Unit, Chief Commercial Officer, Engie

Dr. Peter Hoffman, Director Energy System Planning, TenneT

Farhanja Wahabzada, Senior Project Manager, GIZ

Solid Oxide Electrolysis Explained
14:40 - 15:00
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of high temperature electrolysis

  • Identifying what the specific roles and locations for the technology are

  • Discovering success case studies


Tore Sylvester Jeppesen, Senior Vice President, Haldor Topsoe A/S

Delivering a Successful Business Case for Electrolysis to Eliminate CO2 from Steel Production   
15:00 - 15:20
  • Revealing how H2 Green Steel will be in production by 2024

  • Managing the renewable production curve and operating flexibly

  • Managing several electrolysis technologies to reach optimal balance

  • Optimising Balance of Plant (BoP) and operation through digitalisation


Hedvig Paradis, VP of Hydrogen, H2 Green Steel

Afternoon Tea & Networking
15:20 - 15:50
Technology Debate: Navigating the Electrolysis Landscape
15:50 - 16:45
  • PEM vs. Alkaline vs. Solid Oxide vs. AEM vs. ?? – how will technology evolve over the next 10 years

  • Considering modularity for each electrolyser and how each can be scaled up to meet ambitious targets  

  • Asking the technical questions; pressurised vs. not pressurised, comparing conversion efficiencies, material challenges etc.

  • Debating the operational life of each technology and the necessary maintenance 


Jesper Fruergaard Andersen, Vice President Sales, Green Hydrogen Systems

Steven Kloos, CEO, AquaHydrex 

Hergen Wolf, Head of Product Management, Sunfire


Nel Hydrogen Presentation
16:35 - 16:55

Filip Smeets, Senior Vice President Electrolyser Division Nel Hydrogen

Discovering the Advantages of Integrating Hydrogen with Renewables
16:55 - 17:30
  • Eradicating conversion stages by integrating electrolysers with renewable energy technology – turbines and panels

  • Integrating storage systems to overcome intermittency challenges 

  • Integrating transport systems reducing timelines

  • Exploring the opportunity of developing hydrogen projects in conjunction with other renewable projects


Jon Clipsham, Chief Commercial Officer, Protium

Electrolyser System Technology Developments and Cost Reductions
17:35 - 17:55
  • Revealing the cost for base load green H2 from Morocco to Germany
  • Evaluating the technology structure in comparison with other renewable technology
  • Exploring technical advancements of integrating renewables with green hydrogen production 


Ad van Wijk, Professor Economics, Technical University of Delft

Day One Close
17:55 - 18:00