H2 Value Chain

Driving innovation & accelerating growth across the hydrogen value chain in the Nordic countries

18 March 2021 09:00-12:30 CET

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Welcome to H2 Value Chain 2021 

There is now a strong momentum and market implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives in the Nordic countries. Interestingly, each country’s hydrogen industry has a slightly different focus, mirroring different industrial structures and technological expertise areas:

  • Norway is particularly active in maritime applications and has leading technology companies across both the blue and green hydrogen value chains, including storage and distribution.

  • Denmark is working hard on combining its existing stronghold as a wind industry leader with hydrogen production across a range of transport applications.

  • Sweden is focusing on reinventing its heavy industries such as steel production, while also moving forward in the heavy trucks industry and fuel cell technologies.

  • Finland launched recently a roadmap focusing on low-carbon H2 production, H2 utilisation for green chemicals and fuels, as well as storage, transport and end-use during the next 10 years in Finland in connection to renewed EU regulations.

  • Iceland has been viewing the role of H2 in its strategy to decarbonise its fuel consumption for over two decades. Icelandic New Energy recently launched “2030 Vision for Hydrogen in Iceland” meant to be the first building block towards a full-scale roadmap until 2050.

Whereas the focus of the respective hydrogen industry differs slightly at a national level, the combined forces of the Nordic countries create opportunities for more entrepreneurship and innovation across technologies and market applications.

Join our online seminar to understand how the Nordic hydrogen industry can further drive innovation and stimulate market growth. We will discuss the key role of the industry in shaping the future hydrogen economy and showcase inspiring industrial projects and initiatives across the value chain with the ambition to accelerate the next wave of Nordic hydrogen technology companies.


Moderator: Daniel Ras-Vidal, CEO, Kjeller Innovasjon AS

09.00 - 09.10    Welcome/ introduction by Knut Linnerud, Cluster Manager, H2Cluster

PART 1 | Positioning the Nordic´s hydrogen industry

09.10 - 09.15     Nordic Hydrogen Partnership (NHP) by Tejs Laustsen Jensen, Chairman of the Board NHP (CEO, Hydrogen Denmark)

09.15 - 09.25     Hydrogen Europe – role in relation to the Nordic region by Steffen Møller-Holst, Executive Board Member, Hydrogen Europe (VP Marketing, Hydrogen Technologies, SINTEF, Chairman of the Board NHF)

09.25 - 09.50     Strategic position of the Norwegian hydrogen industry: findings from study by Jan Glendrange, Founding Partner, Zynk Communication & Leadership

09.50 - 10.20     PANEL DEBATE moderated by Christine Holtan Bøgh, Head of Transport Policy, Zero

      • Steinar Eikaas, VP Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
      • Bjørn Holsen, SVP Business development, Statkraft
      • Tor Erik Hoftun, BDO, TECO 2030
      • Håkon Haugli, CEO, Innovasjon Norge
      • Thorsten Herbert, Director Market Development and Public Affairs, Nel
      • Tejs Laustsen Jensen, Chairman of the Board NHP & CEO, Hydrogen Denmark

10.20 - 10.30      Break

PART 2 | Gamechangers in the Nordics

10.30 - 10.40      Accelerating the transition to fossil-free steel manufacturing at scale by Maria Persson Gulda, Chief Technical Officer, H2 Green Steel

10.40  -10.50      Copenhagen - global hub for sustainable fuels by Anders Nordstrøm, Vice President and Head of Hydrogen, Ørsted

10.50  -11.00      HySHIP: inside Europe’s flagship hydrogen ship demonstrator project by Per Brinchmann, VP Special Projects, Wilhelmsen

11.00  - 11.10     Value chain for green hydrogen and green ammonia by Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, Head of Yara Clean Ammonia, Yara International

11.10 - 11.25      Q&A 

11.25 - 11.30      Break

PART 3 | Accelerating and de-risking innovation

11.30 -11.45     European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre by Jacob Ruiter, CEO Benelux, EIT InnoEnergy

11.45 -11.45     Nordic Hydrogen Launcher – accelerator program by Daniel Ras-Vidal, CEO, Kjeller Innovation/ H2Cluster

11.55 - 12.05    Nordic hydrogen start-ups landscape and growth/financing trends by Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

12.05 - 12.25     PANEL DEBATE - Challenges and opportunities for start-ups?

      • Jacob Ruiter, CEO Benelux, EIT InnoEnergy
      • Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia
      • Vegard Frihammer, CEO, Greenstat
      • John Egil Johannessen, Investment Manager, Nysnø Climate Investments
      • Bjørn Simonsen, CEO, Saga Pure
      • Kathrine Ryengen, CCO, ZEG Power

12.25 - 12.30      Closing remarks

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