Green Hydrogen - Webinar Series

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).

Via: Zoom - Link will be shared after registration mail
Time: weekly, Wednesday 19:00 / 7 pm
 •   One presentation: max. 1 hours (lecture + discussion)
 •   Two presentations: max. 1,5 hours (lecture + discussion)


To receive the dial-in data for the Zoom-Webinar send a mail with the subject line „Registration“ to: greenhydrogen(at)

Upcoming Events

Section I

Renewable Energies - The raw material for Green Hydrogen


Onshore wind power generation technology – Status and prospects
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reuter; Institute of Wind Energy Systems, Leibniz University Hannover; Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy Systems, Bremerhaven, Germany

Offshore wind power generation – Status and prospects
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Skiba; Foundation Offshore Wind Energy, Hamburg; World Forum Offshore Wind, Hamburg, Germany

27.01. Large-scale photovoltaic power generation technology – Status and prospects
Stefan Müller; enerparc, Hamburg, Germany

Section II

The production of green hydrogen


Hydrogen production in living organisms: Bio fuel cell
Prof. Dr. Hafedh Abdelmelek; Member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Faculty of Sciences, University of Carthage, Bizerte, Tunisia

Hydrogen production from electricity – Technological overview
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. K. Andreas Friedrich; Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

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

Section III

The transport and storage of hydrogen


Hydrogen storage and transportation options
Dr.-Ing. Karsten Wilbrand; Shell, Hamburg, Germany
24.02. Hydrogen storage in metal hydrides
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klassen; Institute of Materials Research, Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht, Germany
03.03. Hydrogen supply chains – Options and their assessment
Lucas Sens; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Section IV

The use of hydrogen 


Research on green hydrogen in Tunisia – Status and prospects
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abdelmajid Jemni; National Engineers School, University of Monastir, Tunisia
17.03. Hydrogen use in ships
Dirk Lehmann; Becker Marine Systems, Hamburg, Germany
24.03. Hydrogen use in aviation
Dr. Jens Gralfs; Airbus, Hamburg, Germany
31.03. Hydrogen for heavy duty vehicle applications
NN; Clean Logistics, Hamburg, Germany

Section V

The role of hydrogen within the future Tunisian & German energy system


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

The potential of green hydrogen within the Tunisian energy system
Fethi Hanchi; Tunisian National Agency for Power Conservation - ANME, Tunis, Tunisia

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, Tunis, Tunisia
21.04. 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
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Faouzi Derbel; Smart Diagnostic and Online Monitoring, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Previous Lectures

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

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

•     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. January | Slides 

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

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