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H2Symposium 2024

The future offers good prospects for new industrial adventures

23 - 24 May

TYSSEDAL, ODDA

Hydrogen – Sustainable energy balance for industry and transport

With its wealth of energy, Norway has great opportunities to become a global player in a growing hydrogen market. Both as a hydrogen producer and technology supplier. There is a lot of talk about hydrogen, but what actually happens?

The symposium wants to facilitate good and concrete discussions about the hydrogen possibilities in Norway with Vestland as a point of departure. We want to get to the bottom of opportunities and solutions that move in different sectors, such as sea transport, land transport, industry, export and technology.

This year's hydrogen symposium will focus on how we can think differently about sustainable industry and transport.

We look forward to meeting you at the power station in Tyssedal for insight and good discussions about where the hydrogen path is going.

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Speakers

Jan Carsten Gjerløw

CEO, Evig Grønn AS

Jan Carsten is general manager of Evig Grønn AS and senior adviser at the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum. He has worked in various positions and projects to promote the development and use of hydrogen in Norway. Gjerløw is currently leading the H2 Truck project, which aims to bring the first hydrogen cars to the Oslo region. The project has partners from the entire value chain. Jan Carsten has extensive experience from management and participation in national and international projects. He has been managing director 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 hydrogen fuel cell car, the Hyundai iX35, in July 2015.

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Speakers 2024

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Conferences and speeches

Tor Kristian Haldorsen

Tor Kristian Haldorsen

Norwegian Hydrogen Forum

Tor Kristian Haldorsen is communications and government contact at the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum and works daily to increase the pace of Norway's hydrogen investment, so that we can both achieve our climate goals and continue our role as an energy nation.

For many years, he has worked closely with Norwegian and international business, and in his role as climate and energy expert at the Norwegian-German Chamber of Commerce has been a driving force for closer cooperation between the North Sea countries in hydrogen, CCS, offshore wind and offshore technology.

Haldorsen has previous experience from ARENA Center for European Research and Innovation Norway. He has a master's in political science from UiO, as well as a bachelor's in comparative politics and a bachelor's in German language from UiB.

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Thor Henrik Hagen

Hydrogen Solutions AS

Thor Henrik is CEO of Hydrogen Solutions AS. The company's goal is to be a serious player in the Norwegian hydrogen market and deliver scalable locally produced green hydrogen.

The company develops, builds, owns and operates hydrogen plants. HYDS is the largest owner and operator of Stord Hydrogen and will open its second hydrogen plant in Egersund, Kaupanes Hydrogen, on 8 February this year. Here, in addition to being the owner, HYDS has been an EPCI supplier and will be the operating operator.

HYDS has several projects under development and is working, among other things, on the development of an overall control system for hydrogen plants that has been used in the company's first hydrogen plant, which ensures that they are automated and can be controlled remotely.

Thor Henrik is an economist and state authorized auditor and has previously worked at KPMG, as CFO at GK Elektro, head of control at Skanska Norge and was a business developer at renewable power supplier SKL.

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Sigmund Størset

Enova

Sylvi Høiland er forskningsleder i Equinor ASA, Technology Digital & Innovation (TDI), Hydrogen Value Chain Technologies, med spesielt ansvar for hydrogen sikkerhet, produksjon og undergrunns lagring.

Equinor er et energiselskap som har forpliktet seg til langsiktig verdiskapning i en lavkarbon-fremtid, og TDI har en rolle i å lukke teknologi- og kompetansegap for å realisere selskapets ambisjoner for verdiskapning, utslippsreduksjon og utvikling av lavkarbonløsninger. R&T porteføljen for hydrogen inkluderer aktiviteter langs hele verdikjeden fra produksjon til sluttbruk.

Sylvi startet i selskapet i 2012 og arbeidet med produksjon og teknisk integritet for selskapets O&G anlegg før hun gikk over til selskapets satsning innen Renewables & Low Carbon i TDI i 2023.

Sylvi er utdannet Dr.Scient fra Universitetet i Bergen, og har tidligere jobbet for UiB, Unifob Petroleum og SINTEF.

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Arnt Helge Hauglid

Project manager – Senior advisor

A local life actor with main activity in Telemark.

Completed several assignments for business and the public sector towards the green shift, in the last 3-4 years.

Have and have had several assignments towards Hydrogen and Biogas as an energy carrier.

A large network both within private business, public administration and governance.

Is executing and project management on studies, development projects, consultancy, applications to the policy apparatus,

operation of the company, strategy work etc

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THE HYDROGEN WAY

Velaug Myrseth Oltedal

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Associate professor at the Department of Mechanical and Maritime Studies, at the University of Western Norway.

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Oltedal works with research in green energy, and rents the hydrogen venture at HVL. HVL has a leading role in several major hydrogen projects, and Oltedal is deputy director of the research center for hydrogen HyValue. Ongoing research activities include hydrogen production from offshore wind, and new materials for electrolysis and fuel cells. HVL is also the regional coordinator in the recently approved EU project H2CoVE, which is a European investment in the development of hydrogen expertise. HVL both teaches, supervises student assignments and offers further and further education courses in hydrogen technology.

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Pål Kårbø

General manager Hydrogenvegen AS

Pål Kårbø has since 1 . February 2020 was general manager of the driving company E134 Haukelivegen AS. This company is owned by 4 county councils, 34 municipalities and 8 companies from west to east on the E134. From February 2024, through his job in E134, he is also general manager of the company Hydrogenvegen AS, this company is owned by the municipalities of Notodden, Ullensvang and Kvinnhera. The purpose of Hydrogenvegen AS is to work for the development of filling stations for Hydrogen at strategic locations on the E134. As part of the future strategy, the company is working to bring in more owners and partners - both municipalities and city councils.

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THE HYDROGEN WAY

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Tor Martin Misund, Green energy

Tor Martin Misund

Senior advisor renewable energy

Green region Vestland

Tor Martin Misund is senior advisor for renewable energy in Vestland County Municipality, and is responsible for energy and grid connection in the Green Region Vestland project.

He has been project manager for the Regional plan for renewable energy in Vestland county, which is the political plan for increased production of renewable energy in the county. This plan also includes energy carriers and energy efficiency through the interaction of the renewable energy sources in our power system.

Tor Martin has a Master of Energy Management from BI Business School.

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Lars Ole Bjørnsrud

Hardanger Hydrogen Hub

Lars Ole Bjørnsrud has more than 35 years of experience from the maritime and oil and gas industries. Since 2003, has held management positions in marketing and communications at TechnipFMC and has been involved in the company's renewable venture Deep Purple. Now works as an independent consultant and is chairman of Hardanger Hydrogen Hub

Before this, he worked at Kongsberg Maritime and was head of the company's Asia operations in Singapore. Lars Ole is a qualified computer engineer from Kongsberg University of Engineering.

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ULLENSVANG MUNICIPALITY

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Roald Aga Haug

Mayor of Ullensvang municipality

Mayor Roald Aga Haug (Ap), Ullensvang municipality 2020-2023. Odda municipality 2015-2020. Haug has been a politician since 2003 and has been active in the areas of business and transport. Graduated Cand.Mag, (association/law) and Family therapist.

Ullensvang has 11,000 inhabitants and is the largest in Norway in terms of power production. The municipality is "Norway's Fruit Garden". In Ullensvang you will find a varied business community with high value creation. The largest industries are power, industry, agriculture, the fruit industry, aquaculture and tourism.

Together with the mayors of Kvinnherad and Notodden, Haug has helped start up the Hydrogen Road.

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Hans Kleivdal

Norce Research

Experienced research director with a background in both academic research and demonstrated history from industrial R&D. Skilled in research, biotechnology, protein chemistry, life sciences, product development and implementation, research/industry and EU project development and management. Strong researcher with Dr. scientist/PhD focused in molecular biology from the University of Bergen (UiB), and leadership/leadership training and experience from research, industry and the Norwegian armed forces.

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Ingvald Torblå

Hardanger Industry

Hardanger Industri will work to contribute to increased value creation and development capacity for the affiliated companies.

By putting interaction and development of the whole of Hardanger at the centre, all residents and society will benefit.

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TECHNIPFMC

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg

TechnipFMC

Lars Kristian Åtland Skårberg is a senior project manager at TechnipFMC, and involved in the Green Platform project "Subsea Hydrogen Storage Qualification Project", a consortium working towards the goal of qualifying a technical solution for underwater hydrogen storage. The consortium consists of TechnipFMC, Statkraft, Wilhelmsen, UMOE, Nymo, Odda Technology, the University of South-Eastern Norway and Kongsberg Innovation.

Lars Kristian is a civil engineer from NTNU, and since 2007 has worked at TechnipFMC, with various roles within the oil industry, with the main emphasis on project implementation and management of subsea system deliveries to Norwegian and international customers.

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Sigmund Størset

Sigmund Ø. Størset is a senior advisor at Enova where he primarily works on the topic of hydrogen and CCS. He has a degree in civil engineering from NTNU, and also has a master's in technology management from NTNU and the Norwegian School of Economics. Størset previously worked for almost ten years at SINTEF as a researcher and research leader with a main focus on hydrogen and carbon capture technology, before he joined Enova in 2020.

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Barbara Harterink

Vestland County Municipality

Barbara Harterink has worked with EU cooperation in Vestland/Hordaland County Municipality for many years, especially within the Erasmus+ program for lifelong learning.

She is now project manager for H2CoVE - Hydrogen Centers of Excellence, where the goal is to strengthen hydrogen competence in the West and Europe. This project, which started in March, will help to build a bridge between the needs of the industry and the skills of the workers

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COMPETENCE

Program

23 May

The program is continuously updated.

11:00

Check-in and mingling

11:30 am

Lunch

12:20 p.m

Cultural element

Lady Albatross v/Sara Johnsen Melkeraaen

12:30 p.m

Opening

Ullensvang municipality v/ Mayor Roald Aga Haug

12:40 p.m

Hydrogen as a future key element in energy systems

  • Statkraft
  • Equinor
  • Hydro Energy - Hydro Havrand
  • Hardanger Hydrogen Hub
  • Enova
  • DLA Piper

13:50

Future technology and innovation

  • HYDS
  • Applied Hydrogen
  • Worley
  • TechnipFMC
  • Greenstat/Alma Clean Power
  • Wilhelmsen Topeka

15:30

Coffee break

Tour of the power museum

16:00

How does Team Norway work?

  • Vestland County
  • Hardanger Industry
  • GCE Ocean Technology
  • Kongsberg Technology Cluster
  • E134

17:00

Break with side tasting

17:30

Hydrogen as a sustainable player in the energy picture

  • VLFK
  • Norse

19:00

Dinner, cultural features and bar throughout the evening

Program

24 May

The program is continuously updated

09:00

Opening of day 2, cultural features

09:10

Research, development and expertise

  • NELL
  • The University of Vestland
  • H2CoVE – Hydrogen Centers of Excellence

10:00

How to include hydrogen in the energy systems in a safe way

  • The University of Southeast Norway
  • Statkraft
  • Ullensvang municipality
  • TechnipFMC

11:00

Break

11:10

Debate

11:30 am

Summary and conclusion of H2symp 2024

Departure 

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the venue

Hydropower plant in Tyssedal

5750, Odda

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.

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The organizing team

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Ingvald Torblå

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Chairman of Hardanger Industri, director of Odda Technology and chairman of Odda Digital System. 

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Sveinung Føllesdal

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Acting day-to-day manager/business developer for Næringshagen in Ullensvang

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