Monday, October 30, 2023, 9:00 - 17:00 CET

Location: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Invalidenstraße 48, 10115 Berlin, "Aula Ludwig-Erhard-Saal" (A2.027)

08:00 - 09:00

 Arrival and time for coffee/tea

The BMWK entrance at Invalidenstraße 48 will be open from 8:00 am onwards. 

09:00 - 09:10


Dr. Florian Knobloch, General Issues of Bilateral Climate and Energy Cooperation, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote addresses

Dr. Philipp Nimmermann, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Woodward Clark Price, Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Berlin

09:40 - 11:00

Block I: German hydrogen market

Strategy: Mathis Weller, General Issues of Hydrogen and National Hydrogen Strategy, BMWK

Supply & demand perspectives: Dr. Felix Matthes, Oeko-Institute, Member of National Hydrogen Council

Infrastructure development: Barbara Fischer, Managing Director, Association of Transmission System Operators Gas e.V. (FNB Gas)

EU standards for hydrogen and certification approaches: Friederike Altgelt, Team Leader, Hydrogen Markets and Regulation, German Energy Agency (dena)

German hydrogen import terminal: Dr. Axel Wietfeld, CEO, Uniper Hydrogen GmbH 

Moderation: Dr. Kirsten Westphal, Member of the Executive Board, German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

11:10 - 12:10

Block II: Government support mechanisms for hydrogen

H2Global mechanism: Susana Moreira, Executive Director, H2Global Foundation

US Hydrogen Hubs and Tax Credits: Jason Munster, Founder, CleanEpic Advising

Moderation: Dr. Kirsten Westphal, Member of the Executive Board, German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

12:10 - 13:30

Lunch break at conference location

13:30 - 14:30

Block III: U.S. hydrogen market

This session includes expert inputs on hydrogen strategy, demand & supply perspectives, market overview and infrastructure development, followed by Q&A.

National Strategy and Government Perspectives: Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Market overview: Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future

Commercial developments: Dr. Axel J. Schilder, Managing Partner, King & Spalding

Moderation: Robert Zabors, Senior Partner, Roland Berger

14:30 - 15:30

Block IV: Private sector hydrogen projects 

Elevator pitches of U.S. clean hydrogen projects:

Baker Hughes NextEra Energy
Bloom Energy Pattern Energy
bp Sempra Infrastructure
ExxonMobil Técnicas Reunidas
First Ammonia TES America
HIF Global Uniper
  Woodside Energy

From 15:30

Coffee & networking at BMWK conference location


Conference language: English


Monday, October 30, 2023

Location: U.S. Embassy Berlin, Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin

17:30 - 20:00

Evening reception with drinks and snacks

For all conference participants and other guests, by invitation and RSVP only. 

Please do not bring any large electronic devices (laptops, i-pads) and no larger luggage as they cannot be stored. Mobile phones are allowed, but no photos or videos. Picture ID is needed for the security check at the entrance.

Directions from BMWK to U.S. Embassy Berlin: 24 minutes by foot, 15 minutes by subway (U5 from Berlin main station), or 20 minutes by bus line 147 from Invalidenpark