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Invitation: “Hydrogen as an energy carrier – what can nanotechnology and new materials contribute?”, May 12, 2022.

The decarbonization of the energy industry is considered a central challenge of the 21st century. Especially green hydrogen as an energy carrier is seen as a great hope for the energy transition. At our event “Hydrogen as an energy carrier – what can nanotechnology and new materials contribute?” on May 12, 2022, we would like to invite you to inform yourself about the topic of “hydrogen energy” from the technological-scientific and location-political perspective of Northern Germany and to discuss it together.

Schleswig-Holstein offers very good conditions for the production, distribution and use of green hydrogen. This means that the north of Germany can play a pioneering role on a national and even European scale. However, there are major technological challenges associated with hydrogen technology. Nanotechnology and new materials in particular can provide solutions to these technological challenges. Without nanotechnology and new materials, the energy transition will not be possible.

In the scientific part of the event in the morning, the possibilities and innovation potential in the use of nanotechnology and new materials in hydrogen technology will first be presented. In the afternoon, the opportunities for northern Germany in terms of location and economic policy will then be highlighted. In the concluding panel discussion, we want to bring together the requirements from business and science so that the energy transition can succeed.

Unfortunately, registration for the event is no longer possible.


Date: 12. Mai 2022, 9.00 – 16.30 o’clock

Geesthachter Innovations- und Technologiezentrum GmbH (GITZ)
Max-Planck-Straße 2
21502 Geesthacht


09:00 Reception at the GITZ

09:30 Welcome by Prof. Thomas Klassen (Helmholtz Center Hereon),
Prof. Michael Fröba (University of Hamburg) and Prof. Franz Faupel (NINa-SH)

09:45 “Hydrogen storage in nanostructured materials: scaling up to applications”
Prof. Thomas Klassen, Helmholtz Center Hereon

10:15 Hydrogen storage in nanostructured materials: Which role does the confinement in nanoporous host compounds play?”
Prof. Michael Fröba, University of Hamburg

10:45  Coffee break

11:00 “Chemistry of Catalytic Materials for Synthetic Fuels and Chemical Hydrogen Storage”
Prof. Malte Behrens, Kiel University

11:30 Nanostructured materials for sunlight-driven hydrogen generation”
Dr. Mauricio Schieda, Helmholtz Center Hereon

12:00 Lunch     

13:00 Welcome
Dr. Rainer Döhl-Oelze, NINa SH

Moderation Malin Girolami (NDR)

13:05 Video message
Michael Westhagemann, Senator of the Hamburg Ministry of Economics and Innovation

13:10 Video message
Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

13:15 “Wasserstoffhafen Geesthacht – innovative Technik für die Region”
Olaf Schulze, Mayor of the City of Geesthacht

13:35 “Anforderungen an wasserstoffbasierte Energiesysteme an Bord von Schiffen”
Prof. Sören Ehlers, Director of the DLR Institute for Maritime Energy Systems

13:55 “Ein Element für alle Fälle – Wasserstoffwirtschaft in Schleswig-Holstein”
Annika Fischer, Head of the State Coordination Office for Hydrogen Economy

14:15 Coffee break

14:30 “Wasserstoffproduktion in Deutschland: Zwischen Reallaboren und 10 GW”
Prof. Michael Berger, Reallabor WESTKÜSTE100

14:50 “Das Norddeutsche Reallabor -Wasserstoff und Sektorkopplung für die industrielle Transformation”
Mike Blicker, HAW Hamburg / Norddeutsches Reallabor

15:15 Video message
Dr. Nina Scheer, Member of the Bundestag

15:20 Panel discussion Energiewende mit der Wasserstoff-Wirtschaft – Was fehlt in der Werkzeugkiste?
Prof. Michael Berger, FH Westküste
Thomas Buhck, VP IHK zu Lübeck/Buhck Group
Johannes Hartwig, Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism
Prof. Thomas Klassen, NINa SH
Holger Stühff, Managing Director Stühff Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

16:30  End of the event and networking time


Dr. Christian Ohrt, NINa SH
Phone: +49 431 880-6245