Program 2022

Oktober 19th, 2022

Booklet (PDF 1.2 MB)

8:50 Welcome

09:00 - 10:00 | Session I. System integration: electrolytic cells / fuel cells

incl. 10 min. Q&A

09:00 - 10:00

Prof. Harry Hoster
Scientific Director, ZBT – The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center

Vortrag: Hydrogen on the rise: accelerating the roll-out of electrolysers and fuel cells

Raoul Schilp

Sales Manager, Elogen GmbH

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 | Session II. Scalable creation of materials

incl. 10 min. Q&A

10:30 - 11:30

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wiggers
Institut für Verbrennung und Gasdynamik – Reaktive Fluide, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Vortrag: Transition metal oxides for alkaline electrolysis: materials and targeted synthesis

Dr. Britta Mayerhöfer
Electrochemical Processes & Energy, BASF SE

Vortrag: Key components for PEM water electrolysis stacks – contributions to affordable green hydrogen

11:30 - 12:30 | Session III. Electrochemistry and discovery of new materials

incl. 10 min. Q&A

11:30 - 12:30

Prof. Dr. Corina Andronescu
Elektrochemische Katalyse, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Vortrag: CO2 electroreduction on M-N-C/MOx catalysts. Influence of electrode design on the reaction selectivity.

Dr. Anna Pougin
Head of Innovation Domain Materials for Hydrogen Infrastructure |CREAVIS

Vortrag: Enabling the future Hydrogen Economy with innovative specialty chemicals

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 | Session IV. Electrodes / Electrolysis

incl. 10 min. Q&A

13:30 - 14:30

Dr. Bernd Oberschachtsiek
Abteilungsleiter Elektrolyse und Batterien, ZBT – The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center

Vortrag: Einsatz funktionaler Materialien in der Membranelektrolyse

Dr. Hany Elsayed
Head of Catalyst Technologies · Freudenberg Fuel Cell e-Power Systems

Vortrag: OER Catalyst Development for PEM Electrolyzer Applications: Reliability of Available Catalyst Screening Tools with Regard to Activity and Durability

14:30 - 15:30 | Session V. Material use: Beyond Hydrogen (implementation and testing)

incl. 10 min. Q&A

14:30 - 15:30

Prof. Dr. Ulf Apfel
Head of Department Electrosynthesis, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Vortrag: Scaling CO2 electrolysis: from lab-scale and impure CO2 feeds to kW-scale demonstration

Torsten Buddenberg
PM Electrolyser and Heat Pump Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA Ltd., DU Branch

Vortrag: Finanzierung von industriellen Demonstrationsanlagen am Beispiel der CO2-Elektrolyse

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 | Keynotes

14:30 - 15:30

Introductory words by Prof. Dr. Barbara Albert, Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
emer. Direktor, Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Energiekonversion

Vortrag: Design and Dimensions of Sustainable Energy Systems

Dr. Christian Gebauer
Leiter Hydrogen Systems, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Vortrag: Precious Metals – Indispensable Elements for a Hydrogen Economy

17:15 – 17:30 Start Bridging Program

17:30 - 19:00 | Bridging Program

14:30 - 15:30

Offers (for selection):

19:00 – 20:30 Public panel discussion

19:00 - 20:30 | Duisburg Future Talks on hydrogen

Host: Hy Region Rheinruhr e.V. & Klima.Diskurs NRW e.V.

14:30 - 15:30

Moderation: Jürgen Zurheide, Moderator, WDR


  • Prof. Harry Hoster, Scientific Director, ZBT – The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center
  • Dr. Marie Jaroni, Head of Decarbonization, thyssenkrupp
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, emer. Direktor, Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Energiekonversion
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Albert, Rektorin der Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Udo Sieverding, Bereichsleiter Energie, Verbraucherzentrale NRW
  • Silke Krebs, Staatssekretärin im Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Industrie, Klimaschutz und Energie NRW (tbc)

20:30 End of event

Functional Materials for Hydrogen