Check-in and networking
Lunch - Taste of Hardanger
Break - Taste of Hardanger
Pitching - Control room
Cider tasting and pre-dinner entertainment
Dinner in the power station (Bar open until 23:00)
Opening day 2
Break - Coffee and snacks
Lunch - Taste of Hardanger
H2Symposium and H2ardanger
Hydrogen technology seems to be heading for a major breakthrough in 2021
Solutions are increasingly becoming available to a range of industries; from transportation to manufacturing processes. A record number of hydrogen related projects and pilots are in progress, paving the way for an emerging hydrogen market.
At H2Symposium 2021 we will explore some of the innovative projects with potential to trigger a larger scale hydrogen market and examine how we can accelerate from pilots towards large scale hydrogen production and mass production of hydrogen technology.
In other words: How do we increase volume?
Odda and Hardanger have large amounts of excess power and could play a central role as a major hydrogen producing region. There is also a real need for hydrogen in the region, the conference venue is located right next to the TiZir titanium and iron plant in Tyssedal, one of Norway’s largest sources of emissions. The plant could reduce its emissions by 90% by using hydrogen instead of coal. In addition, two main roads (FV7 and E134) between Eastern and Western Norway run through the region, perfect for corridor hydrogen stations for both passenger cars and heavy duty vehicles. Furthermore, an innovative and dynamic marine industry is located at the mouth of Hardangerfjord.
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Christian Bue is the CEO of Varanger KraftHydrogen AS. The company is part of an EU project, called Haeolus. The project aims to produce hydrogen from stranded wind power in Finnmark. Christian holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has previously worked in Statoil/Equinor, and is now happy to be a part of the (even) greener part of the energy sector.
Velaug Myrseth Oltedal
Associate professor - project manager
Velaug Myrseth Oltedal is an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical and Marine Sciences, at the University College of Western Norway. Throughout her PhD in chemistry from Univeristy of Bergen, Oltedal has worked with interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology, oil drilling, and green energy. Oltedal further her studies in project management form University of California, and works closely with industry to establish relevant research prosjects in hydrogen technology. Ongoing research activities includes opportunities for hydrogen production from offshore wind, and electrolysis from salt water. Oltedal teaches the subject Hydrogen Technology, and leads the development of continuing and further education courses in hydrogen at HVL.
Hydropower plant in Tyssedal
Tyssedal power station was built in stages, and was created by the architects Thorvald Astrup (1876-1940) and Victor Nordan (1862-1923), with newer additions by architect Geir Grung (1926-1989). Like the Ringedal Dam, it is reminiscent of medieval castle architecture.
The industrial community Tyssedal is a distinguished example of the growth of Norway as a modern industrial nation, after the union between Norway and Sweden was dissolved in 1905.
The community sheds light on the local industrial development until the large modern day industrial modernisations, and provides insight into areas that are not otherwise documented.
As a complete industrial community Tyssedal displays the historic epoch when hydropower production constituted the basis for Norwegian industrial production and growing wealth. The exploitation of the great waterfalls in the fjord areas and some inland areas gave rise to the industrial revolution in Norway.