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GenComm: Smart H2, Hydrogen Optimisation

Gencomm Webinar March Main

Published: 1 March 2021

The first in the series of Hydrogen GenComm webinars on March 10 is titled: ‘Smart H2, Hydrogen Optimisation’.

The webinar will focus using Green H2 and optimising its use economically, environmentally, commercially and socially as SMART H2, and accelerating our energy transition journey to a zero CO2 destination.

Dr Bodo Groß, from GenComm partner IZES gGmbH will open the webinar setting the scene for Hydrogen optimisation.
GenComm Programme Manager Paul McCormack will moderate the webinar.
Michael Reinstaedtler of Robert BOSCH gGmbH will speak on ‘Optimising Green H2 for Greening Industrial Energy’
Hermann Guss, Network Manager, Automotive Saarland, will speak on SMART H2.
Jan Hildebrand, Head of Department of Environmental Psychology at IZES gGmbH will speak on ‘Public Acceptance and Participation concerning Hydrogen applications’.

The theme of the webinar is to show how we can produce and use green hydrogen in an industrial environment in an economic way. Michael Reinstaedtler will present on the work of BOSCH in Homburg about sector coupling of different applications based on Hydrogen. Hermann Guss will explain a broader context for the city of Homburg through coupling of different industrial sites in Homburg. Jan Hildebrand will show how we can achieve successful projects through various participation processes.
Paul Mc Cormack stated: “Hydrogen is the catalyst driving Europe’s energy transition. Optimising this journey delivery, SMART H2 through valorisation of the Hydrogen supply chain, production, storage and use is key to creating a successful Hydrogen Europe. The GenComm Spring series of H2 webinars is focused on SMART H2 looking at how we can optimise Green H2 to deliver increased benefits across the Hydrogen chain, accelerating cost reductions for hydrogen production, transmission, distribution, retail and end applications.”

Dr Bodo Groß, said: “Within the last three years we have successfully established three pilot plants in the NWE (North West Europe) area. This has resulted in many other Hydrogen activities and projects to put the regions involved in an excellent position with regard to the application and use of Hydrogen-based technologies.”

Michael Reinstaedtler, said: “Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind. But we can make a difference by heading towards the Hydrogen Society. Bosch Homburg is building up a Connected Hydrogen Cycle as a blueprint for sector coupling. This is truly ‘Invented for life’. “

Hermann Guss, said: “Hydrogen is an important and valuable element for a future green economy, so we have to use it smart.”
Jan Hildebrand said: “The transformation towards a hydrogen economy system is only possible with society-therefore we need participatory planning approaches.”

Since 2017 Michael Reinstaedtler has been the Head Of Manufacturing Engineering FCEV Components and Connected eH2-Cycle, at the BOSCH plant in Homburg.
Previously he was the Head of Development Common Rail Rail Bosch Plant Jihlava (Czech Republique), Head of Lead Plant Development Common Rail Injector and Rail, Bosch Plant Homburg, Senior Expert & Technical Coordinator for High Horse-Power Fuel-Injection Equipment, Bosch Plant Hallein (Austria) , Team Leader for Mission Profiles & Validation, Bosch Stuttgart, and a Reliability Engineer, Bosch Stuttgart.

Herman Guss, Network Manager, Automotive Saarland has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at htw Saar, (University of Applied Sciences) in Saarbrücken. Hermann started his career in the field of 3D coordinate measuring in R&D and applications engineering at several companies. He then moved to IZES as a researcher in the energy economics department where he was responsible for supporting and consulting regional agents interested in e mobility including hydrogen applications. Now he is Network (Cluster)Manager of the Automotive Saarland cluster of the government of the Saarland funded business development organisation Saaris.

Jan Hildebrand has been the head of the Department of Environmental Psychology at IZES gGmbH since 2016. Before that he was team leader of the Environmental Psychology research group at the University of Saarland. Jan’s research interests include the acceptance of renewable energies and related energy infrastructures, conflicts and stakeholder perspectives in the energy sector as well as public participation processes and their psychological dimensions. He is currently co-ordinating the research on public acceptance of P2X technologies within the flagship project Kopernikus P2X.

Dr Bodo Groß since 2007 has been the Head of Department, Technical Innovations at IZES gGmbH. His main work areas include the Implementation of innovative concepts in the field of regeneratively supplied infrastructure for alternative mobility concepts - especially for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles - as well as in the fields of low-exergetic heat utilisation, development and optimisation of low-emission biomass boilers, design and development of electronic hardware and software components.

Paul McCormack is currently managing several international projects including the GenComm project which seeks to address the barriers preventing the greater integration of renewables into our energy matrix and to navigate a new energy pathway to energy security. GenComm (GENerating energy secure COMMunities); is a Smart Hydrogen (SMARTH2) Integrated renewable energy, generation and storage project designed to develop a new model for exploiting generated electricity from renewable sources to provide energy security for remote communities. The GenComm project will demonstrate how Hydrogen as an energy carrier can be the new energy pathway and overcome the current obstacles blocking greater utilisation of renewable energy in our energy consumption matrix.

Register for the March 10 webinar here

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