Is Green Hydrogen the new Black? Danish and French Experiences in Hydrogen

Danish and French Experiences in Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the energy carrier that could live up to the challenge of combining ecological transition with economic and technological development.
In order to make this future come true, Denmark, France and the European Union have announced major initiatives in this very promising field. 

In this context, the French Embassy in Copenhagen, State of Green and Confederation of Danish Industry are organizing a conference about Hydrogen and its applications in Transport on Friday 20 November in Copenhagen as well as online participation. 


7:30 Welcome coffee

Moderator: Jens Holst-Nielsen, Director, DI

7:55 Welcome Remarks
Troels Ranis, Director, DI Energy

8:00 Official opening

  • H.E. Michael Starbæk, Ambassador of Denmark to France
  • H.E. Caroline Ferrari, Ambassador of France to Denmark
  • Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General Energy, European Commission

8:15 Roundtable: Power to X and green hydrogen : what development prospects?
Roundtable Moderator: Hans Peter Slente, Senior Advisor, DI Energy


  • Jacob Østergaard, Professor, Head of Center, DTU Electrical Engineering Dept
  • Jeppe Grue, Tecnical Director, COWI A/S
  • Ulrik Stridbæk, VP, Ørsted Wind Power
  • Christopher Sørensen, CEO, GreenLab Skive


  • Florence Lambert, CEO, CEA-Liten
  • Lars Strandberg, VP Hydrogen Europe, Air Liquide
  • Caroline Hillegeer, Chief Commercial Officer, Hydrogen BU, Engie
  • Betina Jørgensen, Country & Offtake Manager, Offshore Wind, Total

9:45 Coffee break

10:15 Workshop: Smart use of Hydrogen in the future transportation
Roundtable Moderator: Tejs Laustsen Jensen, CEO Hydrogen Denmark

Public and private transport

  • Valérie Bouillon-Delporte, Hydrogen Ecosystem Director, Michelin and President of the board at Hydrogen Europe
  • Claus Andersen, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport
  • Thierry Best, COO, Alstom Transport
  • Michael Svane, Director, DI Transport
  • Philippe Deviné, LCV advanced strategy, Renault
  • Philippe Rosier, LCV advanced strategy, Renault + Fabio Ferrari, CEO, Symbio

Air transport and shipping

  • Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President Zero Emission Aircraft, Airbus (video)
  • Lars Andersen, Head of Environment and CSR, SAS (video)
  • Jérémie Lagarrigue, CEO, Energy Observer Developments
  • Tue Johannessen, Head of Maritime Application, Mærsk-McKinney Møller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping
  • Peter H. Kirkeby, Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions, Dual Fuel Engines

12:00 Conclusion

  • Benny Engelbrecht, Minister of Transport

12:10 Lunch and coffee

12:30 Maria Nilaus Tarp, Director, Invest in Denmark

12:45 Kristoffer Böttzauw, CEO, Danish Energy Agency

13:30 End of the event