Date: June 14th – 15th in 2023
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
This project offers the opportunity to promote the region marketed by our federal states of Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony under the label "AIREA landing site for investors in Central Germany" even more strongly internationally, to address potential investors in a targeted manner with a focus on Smart Energy/Green Hydrogen and thus to exploit synergies. We will use this opportunity to present our location together with our partners as an attractive location for investments in this area.
Decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors as well as clean mobility and green energy generation are some of the goals set in Europe. Without use of hydrogen it will be impossible to move forward with the process.
4th European Conference Hydrogen & P2X 2023 will bring together top-level experts from gas producers, chemical and mobility industries representatives, power companies and regulators, storage companies, service providers, projects representatives, transportation companies, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, renewable energy consultancies and others.
This year the conference is focusing on topics like latest regulations and policies, transformation of existing grids and building new ones, hydrogen storage technologies, industrial applications of hydrogen, generation of clean energy and decarbonization of transport.
During this 2-day event, rich in industry end-user presentations and case studies, we will get a comprehensive overview of the green hydrogen and P2X industry. We talk to experts about how we can adapt to new regulations, changing market situations and more.
Saxony-Anhalt forms the core of the Central German chemical triangle. The Who's Who of the international chemical industry is at home here. And in Leuna, the company Linde is currently building the world's largest PEM electrolyser. So a lot of green electricity is needed, and the signs are sunny here, too. Solar Valley is a world-renowned centre and, with a 58 per cent share of electricity generation, Germany's front-runner.
At the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park, partners from science and industry are investigating how methanol and methanol derivatives can be produced from waste gases and green hydrogen. The Chemical Park is already cooperating with the Norwegian company "Statkraft". Nobian (formerly Axo Nobell) is the first company in Germany to supply green hydrogen from chlor-alkali electrolysis.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is funding the "Real Laboratory of the Energy Transition": At the Bad Lauchstädt energy park near Leipzig, electricity is converted into hydrogen with a 30-megawatt electrolyser. The hydrogen is transported to the Leuna Chemical Park via a former natural gas pipeline. Incidentally, the Finnish company UPM is also based here.
Solar Center: More than 9 billion euros have been invested in Solar Valley by international investors since 1991. This has enabled the region to establish itself as a centre of excellence for industry-related research, renewable energies and storage technologies. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) in Halle develop technologies, manufacturing processes and product concepts along the entire photovoltaic value chain for global companies.
Numerous companies are working on the production of synthetic fuels, the so-called e-fuels. The Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) corporation has developed a synthetic fuel together with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg with which every vehicle that has a gasoline or spark ignition engine can actually be driven in a climate friendly manner. The dream of “green” flight is being realized by the EDL Anlagenbau GmbH corporation in Leipzig with the HyKero project by producing a sustainable avia-tion fuel with the help of renewable electric power.
The region joins forces to create unique projects, also the Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI). With LHyVe - Leipzig Hydrogen Value Chain for Europe - will be established an intelligent and regionally networked green hydrogen system as a beacon for efficient sector coupling.
Saxony is broadly positioned in the research sector. With the HIC - Hydrogen & Mobility Innovation Center, one of four German hydrogen technology centres will be created in Chemnitz by 2025 with an industrial research, testing and certification campus for fuel cells and drive systems for hydrogen-powered road and rail vehicles that is unique in Europe.