PtX: A new paradigm for energy and gas networks?

ACHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Corgress Center Messe, Illusion 3, CMF

The purpose of the event is twofold; on the one hand to present the draft of the SCOT Projects’ Vision for Power to Gas and Power to Liquids and on the other hand to openly discuss the potential of these technologies in Europe.

We will be looking at the following questions:

  • In which fields will PtX provide added value?
  • What needs to happen for it to be viable (policy, technical progress, etc)?
  • What impact will PtX have on electricity and gas network operators and industries in Europe?

To guide the discussion, three high-level experts will exchange with the audience on the matter:

MICHAEL STERNER (HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG)
Professor for “Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Systems” at OTH Regensburg. Before that, he directed the research department “Energy System Technology” at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik (IWES) in Kassel. He studied mechatronics (electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering) at OTH Regensburg, and received a PhD in electrical engineering on „Bio-energy and renewable power methane in integrated 100% renewable energy systems“ from the University of Kassel.

PROF. WIM TURKENBURG (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY)
Emeritus professor Science, Technology and Society (STS). His research, education and consultancy activities are mainly in the field of Energy and Environmental Sciences, including human induced Climate Change. He is a former director of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (2001-2011) and the Utrecht Centre for Energy Research (2001-2005), and former head of the Department of STS (1988-2011) of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He also owns a consultancy and has served on numerous national and international boards, committees and working groups, including the board of the Dutch national research program CATO-1 on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the UN Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development (UN-CENRD).

MARC JEDLICZKA (HESPUL /NÉGAWATT)
Marc Jedliczka is co-founder and CEO of the non-for profit French association Hespul now employing 25 staffs working on a large range of activities, from independent advice and information to private individuals on energy to the development and management of large European Smart Cities projects at metropolitan scale, with a particular focus on the integration of renewable production into the different energy networks (power, gas and heat). Since more than 30 years , Jedliczka devoted most of his time and professional activities to the promotion of a 100% renewable system, including all uses and all sectors, based on the comprehensive three-parts  approach  « sufficiency, efficiency and renewables » created and made popular through the so-called « négaWatt scenario » that describes how to reach this target by 2050 in France. As one of the main contributors to the development and propagation of this scenario, he first introduced and promoted the concept of Power-to-Gas as a major technology for a sustainable energy system to actually be implemented, not only for ensuring the balance of the power grid but also for contributing to the switch of mobility to renewable energy.

For this session, people from industry, research institutes as well as policymakers will be attending.

The discussion and presentations will take place in English, as a wide range of international experts will also be present.

PROGRAMME
15.00 – 15.20 Introduction to SCOT: Our Vision for Power to Gas and Power to Liquids
15:10 – 16:45 Panel discussions (3x 10 min + discussion)

  • In which fields can PtX provide added value?
  • What needs to happen for it to be viable (policy, technical progress, etc)?
  • What impact will PtX have on electricity and gas network operators and industries in Europe?
  • Do we need stronger innovation networks in this field?

16:45 – 17.00 Upcoming actions and stakeholder engagement

 

Date(s): 
Thursday, 18. June 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 319995

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