Green Hydrogen - Webinar Series

December 2020 - May 2021

The abandonment of fossil fuels and the energy system's transformation is one of the most significant challenges of our time worldwide. While the focus so far has been primarily on generating electrical energy from renewable sources such as wind or solar, renewable hydrogen has recently been receiving more and more attention. But what role can renewable hydrogen play in the energy system of the future? How can hydrogen be produced in a climate-neutral way, and which applications are particularly suitable for the use of hydrogen?

These and many more questions will be answered in the "Green Hydrogen Webinar Series". The Webinar Series is part of a wider initiative to set up a joint Tunisian-German competence center and establish a new value chain based on renewable energies and green hydrogen. The organizers are the IUE, the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU), the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME), the Council for Engineering Sciences (CSI/OI), the Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT) and the German Engineers Association (VDI).

Previous Lectures

•     The stakes of the Tunisian energy transition
       Dr.-Ing. Mongi Marzouk; former Tunisian Minister of energy, mines and energy transition | 02. December

•     The transition of the German energy system
       Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institut, Wuppertal, Germany | 09. December

•     The need of greenhouse gas reduction to avoid dangerous climate change 
       Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif; Geomar – Helmholtz-Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany | 06. January

•     Greenhouse gas emissions from the energy system – Status and prospects       
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Kaltschmitt; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany | 06. Januar

•     Renewable energy potential in MENA countries
       Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Timmerberg; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany | 13. January

•     Renewable energy potential in Tunisia      
       Dr. Samir Amous, CEO Apex Consulting, Tunis, Tunisia | 13. January

•     Onshore wind power generation technology – Status and prospects      
       Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reuter; Frauenhofer-Institute for Wind Energy Systems, Germany | 20. January

•     Offshore wind power generation – Status and prospects      
       Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Skiba; World Forum Offshore Wind, Germany | 20. January

•     Photovoltaics in the Future Energy System       
       Stefan Nowak; Chair of IEA - Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme, Switzerland | 27. January

•     Status of PV Power Generation of large scale power plants       
       Stefan Müller; Enerparc AG, Germany | 27. January

•     Hydrogen production in living organisms: Bio fuel cell        
       Prof. Dr. Hafedh Abdelmelek; Member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Tunisia | 03. February

•     Decentralized biocatalytic production of white hydrogen – Status and prospects      
       Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany | 20. January

•     Hydrogen production from electricity – Technological overview       
       Prof. Dr. Andreas Friedrich; German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany | 10. February

•     Technological solutions for the market – The industry perspective     
       MSc. Jean-Marie Poignon, H-TEC Systems, Germany | 10. February

•     Hydrogen storage and transportation options for heavy duty mobility
       Dr.-Ing. Karsten Wilbrand, Shell, Germany | 17. February

•     Hydrogen supply chains – Options and their assessment  
       Lucas Sens; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany | 17. February

•     Hydrogen storage options Possibilities and their assessment         
       Prof. Dr. Michael Fröba; Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany |
       24. February

•      Hydrogen storage in metal hydrides         
        Dr. Julian Jepsen; Institute of Materials Research, Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht, Germany |    
        24. February

•     Research on green hydrogen in Tunisia – Status and prospects
       Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abdelmajid Jemni; National Engineers School, University of Monastir, Tunisia | 10. March

•     Hydrogen in the German strategy towards climate neutrality –
         (Insights from the German Hydrogen Council)
       Dr. Felix Matthes; Member of the German Hydrogen Council, Öko-Institut, Germany | 10. March

•     Hydrogen use in ships
Dirk Lehmann; Becker Marine Systems, Hamburg, Germany | 17. March

•     Hydrogen modular powertrain for non-automotive applications – Toyota Fuel Cell Module
       Georg Zembacher; Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics Europe, Germany | 24. March

•     Integrating Hydrogen in Commercial Vehicles – Examples, Solutions, Challenges
       Claudio Schwalfenberg; E-Cap Mobility, Germany | 24. March

•       The Tunisian green hydrogen strategy
       Belhassen Chiboub, Director General for Electricity and Renewable Energies; Tunisian Ministry
          for Industry, Energy and Mines, Tunis, Tunesien | 31. March

•      The German national hydrogen strategy and the international cooperation
        Dr. Ellen von Zitzewitz, BMWi, Berlin, German | 31. March

•    The role of hydrogen within the future German energy system
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Martin Wietschel; Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Germany
       | 07. April

•    Hydrogen within the future European energy system
Tom Houghton; E4tech, London, UK  | 07. April

•    The role of hydrogen within the future Tunisian energy system
Rafik Missaoui; CEO of ALCOR International, Tunisia 07. April

•    Hydrogen driven train – A way forward?
Maximilian von Bose; Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH, Germany | 14. April

•    Strategy to improve the penetration of green electricity into the Tunisian energy system
Dhoha Garreb; Directorate of Research and Innovation, Tunisian National Electricity and Gas Corporation
       - STEG, Tunisia | 14. April

•    Green Hydrogen Alliance between Tunisia and Germany
        Judith Kammerer; Senior Policy Officer for North Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
        Development (BMZ), Germany 21. April

•    Financial cooperation in the framework of Tunisian-German Hydrogen Alliance
        Karim ould Chih; Principal Project Manager in the Department of North Africa, KfW Development Bank, Germany 
       | 21.April

•    Power-to-X Tunisia – The German Technical Cooperation on Green Hydrogen
        Tanja Faller; Director of Energy and Climate Cluster at GIZ, Tunisia | 21. April

•    Smart power grid, a key factor to boost the integration of green hydrogen in Tunisia
      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmed Fakhfakh; Digital Research Center, Sfax, Tunisia 28. April

•    Smart Diagnositc and Online Monitoring
      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Faouzi Derbel; Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany 28. April

•    Potentials of the Tunisian Higher Education and Scientific Research System
        Prof. Dr. Ing. Chiheb Bouden; former Tunisian Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research,
        Tunisia| 04. May

•    Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy – Towards a Defossilised Society
        Dr. Stefan Kaufmann; Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen; Member of the German Bundestag,
        Berlin, Germany | 04.May