Agenda

DAY 1 - TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

Foyer, Flora Cologne, Cologne
30'
COFFEE & REGISTRATION 09:00 - 09:30
DAY 1 | SESSION 1
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION 09:30 - 11:00
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
09:30 - 09:40
10'

Welcome & Mayor's Address

Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne
09:40 - 09:50
10'

Preparing for the Energy Transition: A Close Look at North Rhine Westphalia

Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary of Economy, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia
09:50 - 10:00
10'

Germany’s Transition to a Zero Emission Mobility System

Birgit Breitfuß-Renner, Head of directorate G2 (environment and noise protection), representing the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
10:00 - 10:30
30'

State of Play: Current Status and Prospects for Zero Emission Buses

Nikolas Soulopoulos, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nikolas Soulopoulos, an expert on battery electric buses, will share his knowledge on battery electric buses currently operated in Europe.
Bart Biebuyck, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Bart Biebuyck as director of the FCH JU, the European funding agency for hydrogen and fuel cells, has the complete overview of all hydrogen bus activities in Europe.
10:30 - 11:00
30'

Are Zero Emission Buses Ready For Mass Market Production – A Technological Overview by Manufacturers

Hans Bekkers, VDL Bus & Coach bv
Geert Van Hecke, Van Hool
25'
COFFEE BREAK 11:00 - 11:25
DAY 1 | SESSION 2
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE 11:25 - 12:45
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
11:25 - 11:35
10'

What Does the Data Tell Us About the Impact of Zero Emission Bus Deployment? A Summary

Thinkstep, leader in Sustainability Performance Management, will show how the technology has evolved and is becoming mainstream.
Michael Faltenbacher, thinkstep
11:35 - 12:55
80'

Panel Session: The Impacts of Zero Emission Bus Deployment on Operation and Maintenance

What can you learn from other cities experiences with zero emission buses?
Moderator: Umberto Guida, UITP
Jörn Schwarze, KVB
Operator in Cologne with 8 battery electric buses operating daily scheduled services.
Marcin Seredynski, Luxembourg E-Bus Competence Center
The E-Bus Competence Center, an initiative by Volvo, develops and implements smart E-mobility projects for cities.
Gérard de Fleurieu, Michelin
Aivars Starikovs, Riga public transport operator, project H2Nodes
Bus operator in Riga, Latvia operating 10 fuel cell trolley buses.
Jens Conrad, RVK
Operator in the region of Cologne operating 2 fuel cell buses on a daily basis and planning for expansion.
Petra Piffer, SASA
Operator in Bolzano, Italy with 5 fuel cell buses and planning for 10 more.
Josep Armengol Villa, TMB
Operator in Barcelona with extensive experience in operating battery electric buses.
65'
LUNCH 12:55 - 14:00
See first hand the state of the art battery and fuel cell electric buses from Van Hool and VDL Bus & Coach bv, courtesy of RVK and KVB.
DAY 1 | SESSION 3
POLICY & PRACTICALITIES 14:00 – 15:45
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
14:00 - 14:15
15'

How is the European Commission Supporting Zero Emission Technologies?

Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director General, Mobility & Transport, European Commission
14:15 - 14:30
15'

Practicalities of Procurement

Jos Sales, IRU
14:30 - 15:45
75'

Panel Session: Creating Demand - Early Lessons from Implementing Zero Emission Policies and Procurement Guidelines in your City

Moderator: Thorsten Herbert, NOW
Gerard Hellburg, Transport Region Amsterdam (VRA)
The region of Amsterdam is leading the way in battery bus procurement, with a fleet of over 100 already in operation.
Mikkel Krogsgaard Niss, City of Copenhagen
Copenhagen is currently test-driving batter electric buses. In 2019 Copenhagen will increase their electric bus fleet to 41.
Heinrich Klingenberg, hySOLUTIONS, representing the city of Hamburg
The city of Hamburg will share their experiences of operating both fuel cell and battery buses.
Nicolas Patriarche, SMTU Pau
The City of Pau in France has innovative plans, immersing their fuel cell buses into a complete transformation of the city centre.
30'
COFFEE BREAK 15:45 - 16:15
DAY 1 | SESSION 4
AFFORDABILITY 16:15 – 18:00
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
16:15 - 16:30
15'

The Economics of Zero Emission Buses – Are They Affordable?

Celine Cluzel, Director, Element Energy
16:30 - 17:45
75'

Panel Session: Bringing the Cost Down - New Business and Financing Models

Expert panellists will discuss the support and mechanisms available to support affordable zero emission bus procurements in Europe.
Moderator: Lionel Boillot, FCH JU
The FCH JU provides support for the flagship hydrogen and fuel cell bus projects JIVE & JIVE 2.
Nicolas Pocard, Ballard
Leading global provider of innovative clean energy fuel cell solution
Frank Koch, NRW
Service provider to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in all matters relating to energy.
Neil Valentine, European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank has a history of supporting ambitious transport projects.
Richard Ferrer, INEA European Commission
Jacob Krogsgaard, Nel Hydrogen
World leader in hydrogen infrastructure provision.
Matthew Lis, Vantage Power
David Barnett, Wrightbus
Wrightbus produces battery electic buses and is the first manufacturer to produce fuel cell double decker buses.
17:45 - 18:00
15'

Closing Remarks

Valerie Bouillon-Delporte, Hydrogen Europe
120'
CONFERENCE DINNER AND NETWORKING 19:00 – 21:00
Sünner Brewery, Cologne; Sponsored by Linde & Michelin
A shuttle service will be arranged between the conference and dinner venues.

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

Foyer, Flora Cologne, Cologne
30'
COFFEE & REGISTRATION 09:00-09:30
DAY 2 | SESSION 1
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 09:30 – 11:10
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
09:30 - 09:40
10'

Welcome Address from Austria, Presidency of Council of the European Union

Hans- Jürgen Salmhofer, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology
09:40 - 09:55
15'

What can Europe learn from the Asian zero emission bus markets?

David Hart, E4tech
09:55 - 10:10
15'

Zero Emission Bus Activity in the United States

Dan Raudebaugh, Center for Transport & Environment
10:10 - 11:15
65'

Planning for large scale demand

In this session major players will share details of current and planned large scale deployments and big projects. This will include among others:
  • Large scale deployment plans for the Greater Cologne Region – Boris Jermer, HyCologne
  • How can we scale up electrical charging infrastructure – Nils Janko, ABB
  • REFHYNE: Hydrogen production at scale - Oliver Bishop, Shell
  • Learnings from the launch of the biggest e-fleet in Europe – Bart Kraayvanger, Transdev & Gerard Hellburg, Vervoerregio Amsterdam (VRA)
  • H2BusEurope: implementing fuel cell buses at scale – Jacob Krogsgaard, Nel Hydrogen
30'
COFFEE BREAK 11:15-11:45
DAY 2 | SESSION 2
FUTURE PLANS: SCALING UP 11:45 – 13:30
Ballroom, Flora Cologne, Cologne
11:45 – 12:20
35'

Bus Suppliers with big plans

Global bus manufacturers share details of the zero emission bus options available to cities today. Riccardo Schiavo, Sustainable Bus
Daniel Vorgerd, Daimler EvoBus
Dennis Herrmann, Irizar e-mobility
Jean Christophe Hoguet, Safra
Romuald Witkowski, Solaris
Geert Van Hecke, Van Hool
Hans Bekkers, VDL Bus & Coach bv
Magnus Broback, Volvo
David Barnett, Wrightbus
12:20 – 13:20
60'

Panel Session: Practicalities of Infrastructure at Scale

Can the infrastructure keep pace with the growing demand for zero emission buses?
Moderator: Ben Madden Director, Element Energy
Manfred Frenger EBG Compleo
Francois DETROUX Engie
Bob Bouhuijs Heliox
Charles Purkess ITM Power
Ibon Cerro JEMA Energy
Markus Bachmeier Linde
Bertrand Amelot McPhy
13:20 – 13:30
10'

Closing Remarks

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe
90'
LUNCH & CONFERENCE END 13:30 – 15:00
Bistro & Orangery, Flora Cologne, Cologne
Lunch Buffet & Exhibition