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  • 24th German Norwegian Energy Forum

     The Explorer
    The Explorer

    Building a bridge towards a sustainable energy system.

    Address, Berlin: Gemeinschaftshaus der Nordischen Botschaften, Rauchstraße 1
    Address, Oslo: Deichman Bjørvika, Anne-Cath. Vestlys plass 1

    Programme Chair: Gerda Geyer, Innovation Norway
    Moderator: Janine Mehner

    Program for 18 November 2020

    13:30 - Welcome and Opening Address, Petter Ølberg, Norwegian Ambassador to Germany

    • Norway’s role in the European Green Deal – opportunities and perspectives
      Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
    • Ramp-up for Hydrogen and Carbon Neutral Gas Technologies – Setting the right Framework  
      Andreas Feicht, State Secretary, Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
    • Perspectives from Brussels. How do Hydrogen and CCS fit into the Green Deal?
      Kadri Simson, Commissioner Energy (tbc)
    • Bringing cross-border cooperation alive
      Interview with
      Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation, Hamburg
    • Interview with Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

    14:00 - Norway pioneering sustainable solutions
    Sofa talk

    • Jon Christopher Knudsen, CCO, Aker Carbon Capture
    • Torleif Madsen, CEO, Compact Carbon Capture AS
    • Kathrine Kværnæs Ryengen CEO, ZEG Power
    • Dr. Torsten Porwol, Managing Director, CO2 Management

    14:30 - Perspective and Strategies for a Net-Zero Emission Society

    • Kathrine Fog, Head of Corporate Strategy & Analysis, Hydro, Hydro
    • Hans-Joachim Polk, Member of the Executive Board, VNG AG
    • Karl Hauptmeier, CEO, Sunfire

    15:00 - Supporting CCS implementation in Norway and the connection to Continental Europe

    • Dr. Mona J. Mølnvik, Research Director and Director for the Norwegian CCS Research Centre.

    15:10 - How to get public acceptance for new technologies?
    Panel Discussion

    • Olav Øye, Senior adviser, The Bellona Foundation
    • Grete Tveit, SVP Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
    • Dr. Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger, Helmholtz, German Research Centre for Geosciences
    • Christoph Reißfelder, Governmental Relations, HeidelbergCement AG

    15:40 - Closing