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Online Seminar: LCL Conversation Series - Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future?

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Speaker: Dr. Pit Losch, Advisor - Renewable Energies, Luxembourg Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning / Dr. Florian Ausfelder, Team Leader - Energy, DECHEMA / Dr. Gaston Trauffler, Head of Industrial Policy - FEDIL
Event date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the next online seminar organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM). The topic this time will be on Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future and deals with how hydrogen can fuel heavy industry and transportation, and how governments are preparing the ground for the hydrogen supply chain. The seminar will be streamed via Webex and is also part of the "LCL Conversation Series" of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LCL).

Meet our speakers: 

 

Dr. Pit Losch worked in research before joining the Luxembourg Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg as an advisor in the directorate for renewable energies. In this role, since the beginning of 2020, he was in charge of drafting an input document for the development of a national hydrogen strategy for Luxembourg. In parallel, he was given the opportunity to act as an invited lecturer at the Université de Lorraine (FR). Prior to this, until the end of 2019, he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE), while in 2018 he worked at Stanford University (US) as a Fulbright scholar. He received his PhD in 2016 together with the award for the best PhD thesis at the Université de Strasbourg (FR).

Pit Losch is particularly interested in topics related to energy, catalysis, materials, chemistry, hydrogen, sustainable development and the decarbonisation of the society.

 

Dr. Gaston Trauffler is heading the industrial policy activities of FEDIL, the Voice of Luxembourg's Industry. He is also a member of FEDIL's Management Committee.

Before joining FEDIL, Gaston was the Director of Communication, Marketing and Strategy and a member of the Management Committee at Luxinnovation, Luxembourg's National Innovation Agency. Gaston held several other positions with the Agency; Head of Strategy, Head of Innovation Management, Design & Strategic Intelligence, Head of Start-up Support and SME Performance.

Gaston further gathered experience as a senior manager at Ernst & Young, EY Luxembourg's business advisory practice in strategy, management and innovation. He also spent several years working in Tokyo, Japan as an industrial analyst in foreign direct investment and as a consultant in Zurich advising technology-based companies in Switzerland, Austria and Germany in innovation management.

Trained at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master's degree in business engineering and industrial management with a major in biocompatible material sciences, and a PhD in Strategic Management.

 

Dr. Florian Ausfelder heads DECHEMA’s energy and climate unit. The focus this unit’s work is the transformation of energy-intensive industry to become climate neutral. He holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. He studied and worked in Germany, UK, USA and Spain.

 

Panel moderated by: 

 

Nils Löhndorf, Associate Professor
Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (FDEF)

 

With the participation of: 

 

Phillip Dale, Full Professor
Laboratory for Energy Materials (FSTM)

Susanne Siebentritt, Full Professor
Laboratory of Photovoltaics (FSTM)

 

Agenda: 

5:00pm:

 

 

 

Introduction

5:10pm:

 

 

 

Towards a National Hydrogen Strategy for Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Dr. Pit Losch, Advisor - Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning

5:40pm:

 

 

 

The Future Role of Hydrogen in the Heavy Industry

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Dr. Florian Ausfelder, Team Leader - Energy, DECHEMA

6:10pm:

 

 

 

Hydrogen to decarbonise Luxembourg’s industrial sector

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Dr. Gaston Trauffler, Head of Industrial Policy - FEDIL

6:40pm:

 

 

 

Open Forum

 

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Link: Register for the event
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