Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen

29 Jun

Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen

A virtual summit organized by Ardian

  • Infrastructure

Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen | Virtual Summit

On Tuesday 29 June, Ardian invites you to the latest in its series of flagship climate events: “Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen”. This summit will bring together a leading group from high-profile public authorities and industry to discuss how industrial partners, public entities and financial institutions can collaborate to unlock large scale hydrogen investments to facilitate the energy transition.

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The private sector has a major opportunity to be a game changer in supporting the energy transition. At the same time, pension funds, insurance companies and other major financial institutions are all diversifying their sources of income to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

This summit will highlight opportunities, trends and case studies in the hydrogen industry and will be introduced by Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian and hosted by Mathias Burghardt, Head of Infrastructure and Member of the Executive Committee at Ardian.

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Find the full agenda below, which includes information on the individual panels and attending panellists.

▬ Welcome by Dominique Senequier, Founder and President of Ardian.
The opening remarks will be followed by a discussion with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board & CEO, TotalEnergies.

▬ Investing in climate action: Mathias Burghardt, Head of Ardian Infrastructure

▬ Roundtable: How can governments foster growth in the hydrogen market?

With countries around the world keen to act on their net zero commitments, what regulation and incentives should governments implement to enable a wider adoption of hydrogen? This roundtable intends to provide a forum for international experts to discuss how supportive policy environments can facilitate investments into hydrogen.

  • Chair: Ernest Moniz, former US-DOE Secretary

  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

  • Klaus Bonhoff, Germany DG Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure

  • Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO Mubadala's UAE Investments Platform

  • Noé van Hulst, Chair of IPHE

▬ In conversation: What Hydrogen means for Mobility?

Our two panellists, from hydrogen pioneer, Symbio, and multinational automotive company Hyundai, will discuss the latest innovations and the importance of hydrogen in the transport sector. 

  • Dr.-Ing. Sae Hoon Kim, Executive Vice President, Fuel Cell Center Hyundai Americas

  • Fabio Ferrari, Founder of Symbio

▬ Roundtable: Industry perspectives on hydrogen

Industry leaders will discuss the many business opportunities and challenges of hydrogen - with views on where we are now and what the future will look like.

  • Chair: Amir Sharifi, Managing Director Infrastructure of Ardian and Energy Transition Lead

  • Keynote: Daryl Wilson, Executive Director Hydrogen Council

  • Urban Keussen, Member of the Executive Board, Chief Technical Officer EWE AG

  • Renato Mazzoncini, CEO, A2A

  • Marcelino Oreja, CEO, Enagas

  • Martin Mugica, CEO Skyline Renewables

  • Pierre-Etienne Franc, CEO, FiveT Hydrogen

▬ Closing remarks: Mathias Burghardt, Head of Ardian Infrastructure


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All speakers (by order of appearance):

  • dominique1996
  • Mathias Burghardt, Head of Ardian Infrastructure - Infrastructure Summit
  • Patrick Pouyanné
  • Ernest Moniz
  • Fatih Birol
  • Klaus Bonhoff
  • Musabbeh Al Kaabi
  • Noé van Hulst
  • Dr Sae Hoon Kim
  • Fabio Ferrari
  • Sharifi, Managing Director Infrastructure of Ardian and Energy Transition Lead
  • Daryl Wilson
  • Urban Keussen
  • Renato Mazzoncini
  • Marcelino Oreja
  • Martin Mugica
  • Pierre-Etienne Franc

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