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.
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
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.
Ingebjørg Telnes Wilhelmsen
Wilhelmsen is general secretary of the national industry association Norsk Hydrogenforum. Wilhelmsen has previously worked as head of departement at Drivkraft Norge and advisor in the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning. She has a law degree from Universety of Bergen and has additional education from BI.
Jan Carsten Gjerløw
CEO, Evig Grønn AS
Jan Carsten is the CEO of Evig Grønn AS and Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum. He has worked within different positions and projects to foster the development and use of hydrogen in Norway. Gjerløw is currently leading the H2 Truck project, which aims to bring the first hydrogen trucks to the Oslo Region. The project has partners from the complete value chain. Jan Carsten has extensive experience from management and participation of national and international projects. He have been CEO of Hynor Lillestrøm, a test center for hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and director of Oslo Renewable Energy and Environmental Cluster. He was Europe´s first private owner of a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, Hyundai iX35, in July 2015.
Business developer BKK
Senior business developer at BKK and chairman of the board in NCE Maritime Cleantech. NCE is passionate about the opportunities that lie in green change. Sundland has extensive experience from management positions in industry in Western Norway from companies such as Smedvig Offshore, Framo Engineering, Statoil and Gasnor.
Sindre Østby Stub
Advisor, hydrogen and materials
Sindre works with solutions for emission-free materials. He works in the areas of construction and materials, plastics, carbon capture (CCS), hydrogen and industry. Sindre has a phd in material chemistry from the University of Oslo, where he researched new materials for fuel and electrolysis cells. He has a bachelor's degree in economic from UiO in addition to his his doctorate. He has a long career from the environmental movement, where he worked for three years in Bellona and was the general manager of Nature and Youth
Helge Skaarberg Holen
Holen works as a business development manager ar Everfuel. Leading the market development of the downstream hydrogen business targeting primarily the trucking, bus and large PV fleet clients. The objective is to develop a distribution network in Norway to make hydrogen a commercially viable and important part of the green shift in Norway.
Commercially viable hydrogen
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.