Heraeus Virtual Hydrogen Talks

Virtual Hydrogen Talks: Cost Competitiveness of Green Hydrogen

According to Handelsblatt, in the spring of 2022, Green Hydrogen became cheaper than the one produced from natural gas. This development was unexpected and caused by geopolitical changes resulting in a price increase of natural gas as feedstock for grey and blue hydrogen. Nevertheless, in the long run, the community needs to work on the cost structure of Green Hydrogen to support the ramp-up. How can we make this happen? How does the actual situation influence the long term trend? Discuss with the experts and your peers!

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Topic Cost Competitiveness of Green Hydrogen
Date Tuesday, 27th September 2022
Time 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CEST
Location Online (GoToWebinar)
Speakers Andreas Rupieper, ITM Linde Electrolysis
Dr. Andreas Förster, DECHEMA
Dr. Jörg Botzem, BASF
Moderator Dr. Philipp Walter, Heraeus Precious Metals


Andreas Rupieper, ITM Linde Electrolysis

Virtual Hydrogen Talks: Andreas Rupieper, ITM Linde Electrolysis

Andreas Rupieper started his professional career 27 years ago and took several positions in the mechanical and chemical engineering industry including roles in controlling, sales, project management, engineering as well as consultancy. By education he is an engineer in Mechanical Engineering, with specialties in general process engineering, graduated from the University of Aachen (“Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau, Vertiefungsrichtung Allgemeine Verfahrenstechnik“). During his first three years in profession he also collected a degree in Business Administration & Accounting from the Chamber of Commerce Essen (“Technischer Betriebswirt IHK“).

Since 2012, Andreas works for the International Industrial Gas and Engineering corporation Linde, where he started as Vice President for Petrochemistry at Linde Engineering Dresden, then took the role of Head of Group R&D of Linde plc and since 2019 has been responsible as Managing Director of the Joint Venture ITM Linde Electrolysis, the EPC solution provider for Green Hydrogen and Oxygen Plants based on Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis.

Dr. Andreas Förster, DECHEMA

Virtual Hydrogen Talks: Dr. Andreas Förster, DECHEMA

Andreas Förster studied chemistry and obtained his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Würzburg (D). Since joining DECHEMA - Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) in 1997, he first worked as an officer in DECHEMA's Research Management Group, then took on the position of Group Leader and finally became Head of the Research Management and Conferences Department. From January 2010 to June 2021, he was Managing Director of ProcessNet, the German platform for chemical engineering. His main areas of work include identifying new trends in chemistry and process engineering and innovation management.

Andreas Förster has been Executive Director of DECHEMA e.V. since July 2021.

Dr. Jörg Botzem, BASF

Virtual Hydrogen Talks: Dr. Jörg Botzem, BASF SE

Dr. Jörg Botzem studied and graduated at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn, Department of Chemistry.

He joined BASF in 1996 and held several positions in R&D, production, and project management.

Since 2018 he is responsible for hydrogen in Corporate Technology and Net-Zero accelerator focusing on topics like techno-economic analysis, import of energy carriers, infrastructure, and carbon management projects.

Dr. Philipp Walter, Heraeus Precious Metals

Virtual Hydrogen Talks: Dr. Philipp Walter

Philipp is a chemist by education and received his PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He held several management positions in the chemical industry in new business development, marketing, sales and business management in Norway, USA, Switzerland and Germany. He joined Heraeus in 2016 and is now leading New Business Development for Heraeus Precious Metals. Philipp is based at Heraeus’ Headquarters in Hanau, Germany.