Hydrogen has become a true alternative to traditional fuels serving as energy storage – being not only attractive for industry but also for the global society. Japan’s government formulated several strategic road maps toward the realization of a hydrogen-based society; the Olympic Games are announced to play an important role in setting another milestone in hydrogen usage. The German Federal Ministry of Economy just recently approved a funding initiative enhancing R&D of hydrogen. Besides these future-oriented political guidelines both in Germany and in Japan, (technological) challenges such as cost-effective production, emission-free storage and transport, sustainable usage still lie ahead. Future decisions and investments – whatever their nature might be – will affect most aspects of our lives including mobility, electricity, heating.
- 07/2016 – today: Managing Director, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH
- 04/2014 – 07/2016: Overseas project manager, Gas Turbine Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
- 04/2008 – 04/2014: Cumbustion engineering manager, Gas Turbine Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
- 06/1993 – 03/2008: Combustion engineer, Gas Turbine Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
- 08:00 – Registration, Networking
- 08:30 – Opening by Gerhard Wiesheu, Chairman, DJW
- 08:35 – Welcome by Alexander Hetjes, Mayor, Bad Homburg
- 08:40 – Welcome by Yoshitaka Tsunoda, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Frankfurt
- 08:45 – Speech by Masahiro Ogata, General Manager, KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH
- 09:15 – Discussion, Networking
- 10:00 – Close