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HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2024 – programme

Look forward to the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE supporting programme with presentations and events at the highest professional level and a variety of opportunities for exchanging ideas, networking and learning.

Discuss with key decision-makers on eye-level and gain important analyses and exciting perspectives on current key topics within the framework of the German hydrogen boom. On December 4th and 5th, 2024, as part of the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2024 – Summit & Expo. The program will once again be complemented by exciting side events and expert presentations on the Innovation Stage.

Day 1 – Industrial region of southern Germany: What energy alliances does Germany need?


09:30 – 10:45: General Assembly of the Hydrogen Alliance Bavaria (only for alliance partners)

11:00 – 11:20: Welcoming remarks

11.20 – 11:30: Keynote 1: H2 and the industrial region of southern Germany: Together we are strong

11:30 – 11:40: Keynote 2: Southern Germany as an automotive location: What supply does the industry need?

11:40 – 11:50: Impulse 1: Resilient infrastructure: How can Germany achieve energy self-sufficiency?

11:50 – 12:00: Impulse 2: New pipelines, storage facilities, grids: When is the “transformation solidarity tax” coming?

12:00 – 13:00: Kick-off talk: Between wind turbine and pipeline: How is southern Germany’s industry going green?
Germany’s industrial heart beats strongly in the south of the country. However, many energy resources such as wind turbines for green production are located in the north. How quickly can energy get to where it is needed at competitive prices? And how important will climate-neutral hydrogen be?

13:00- 14:30: Lunch break

14:30: Keynote 1: Between procrastination and clamour: Can Germany transform?

14:45: Keynote 2: Between blue, green and pink: What design does the national H2 market need?

15:00 – 16:00: TALK 2: German Angst – Do we lack the courage to transform?
The Federal Ministry of Economics recently publicly estimated the total cost of Germany’s transformation at around EUR 600 trillion by 2045. How well prepared are we for this task of the century? And where are the growth opportunities and potential for the industrial location in view of “Greentech made in Germany”?

16:00-16:45: Pros and cons of hydrogen in mobility: “Last exit truck: Will H2 only make lorries mobile?
One of the consequences of the Karlsruhe judgement on the reallocation of financial resources from the Climate and Transformation Fund are broad budget cuts in all departments. This also includes the funding programme for climate-friendly commercial vehicles and infrastructure. Will this mean that there will no longer be any chance for H2-powered cars on the roads?

16:45: Sum Up DAY 1 + END/DAY 1

Day 2 – Europe and the global competition for green H2

09:00: Welcome

09:15: Keynote 1: Between PPAs and pipelines: Can Germany’s key industries secure their H2 needs?

09:30: Keynote 2: Potential with power: When will the common European energy purchasing market come?

09:45: Keynote 3: Between aspiration and reality: Which energy partnerships are future-proof?

10:00: TALK: Panel 1: Early starter or laggard: Where does Europe stand in the global hydrogen race?
Germany will have to import around 80 per cent of its demand for climate-neutral hydrogen in order to meet the needs of its energy-intensive industries. Global energy partnerships are one way to achieve this. But the producing countries are being courted worldwide. Where do we stand in this global race for green H2?

11:30: GLOBAL DEBRIEF: Energy Outlook 2025: The energy transition between earthquake and evolution?
The super election year 2024 with votes between Brussels and Washington has enormous implications, not to mention the latest decisions at COP 29 in Baku, which ended a few days ago. What responsibility will Germany and Europe have and what does this mean in concrete terms for every citizen in 2025?

12:30: Lunchbreak

14:00 – 15: 00: Global energy partnerships: Between desire and reality
Germany is currently establishing energy partnerships with various countries and continents. Even if the future suppliers can gradually build up and deliver the promised quantities and required qualities over the next ten years: What is the current state of resilience and risk diversification in supply?

15:00 – 15:30: Social coffee break

15:30 – 16:00: VIS-À-VIS: Between green bonds and energy solos: It’s the infrastructure, stupid!
By 2030, 10 GW of electrolysis capacity is to come from domestic production, 10 GW from global imports. In order for the climate-neutral molecules to reach the users, an H2 infrastructure is needed, the so-called “European Hydrogen Backbone”. What mechanisms are needed to finance these enormous government tasks?

16:00 – 16:45: Ammonia: The short cut to fast green industry-worlds?
Ammonia can transport large amounts of energy over long distances with little space. The gas is predicted to have a bright future as an alternative fuel, but also as a cross-sectoral energy carrier for the industrial hydrogen economy. How quickly can the ammonia infrastructure be expanded and what framework conditions do legislators in Berlin and Brussels need to create for this?

16:45 – 17:00: Sum Up Day 2 + End

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