14th Global Energy Village 2014


14th Global Energy Village Copenhagen Denmark

From Power-to-Gas:

The Next Leap in the Energy Storage Market Place?

23-25 April 2014

Silver Sponsors:



Day 1: Wednesday, 23 April 2014



Technical Tour REnescience Waste Refinery

DONG Energy has contributed to the development of the REnescience technology, which involves extracting the organic fractions from the waste, by treating unsorted household waste with enzymes, and reuse glass, metal and plastic. A REnescience plant can help significantly increase the utilisation ratio for household waste.

  • It is DONG Energy’s aim to demonstrate and refine the REnescience technology and on that basis sell technology licences internationally
  • In Europe alone, 40-50% of household waste is taken to landfill, which can potentially pave the way for the establishment of a large number of REnescience plants
  • The REnescience technology has export potential 

Efficient utilisation of household waste 
The name REnescience is a combination of the words ’Renewables’, ’Science’ and ’Renaissance of the energy system’.

The REnescience technology means that energy and resources in general household waste can be used more efficiently in future than today.

DONG Energy has established a pilot plant for the REnescience technology adjoining the Amagerforbrænding incineration plant.


Day 2: Thursday, 24 April 2014

Management Session: From Power-to-Gas: The Next Quantum Leap in the Energy Storage Marketplace? 

08.00 - 09.00 Coffee & registration

09.00 - 10.30:

Convergence of the Energy Marketplace: Integrating the Electrical and Gas Grids
Robert Senger, Consultant, PWC Germany 

Can Denmark Achieve its Goals of Becoming Totally Green by 2050: Myth or Reality?
Hans–Ẳge Nielsen, Team Leader, Products and Sales, Gas Storage, Energinet

Denmark's Green Future – the Role of Gas(es) until 2050
Poul Erik Morthorst, Professor, Head of Systems Analysis Division, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00:

Updating The Power-to–Gas Roadmap
Fritz Crotogino, Consultant, KBB Underground Technologies 

The Perfect Storm: Developing  Scenario’s for a new Energy (Storage) Policy for Europe 
Bert den Ouden, Managing Director Energy & Sustainability,  Berenschot; former CEO APX-ENDEX

Jintan Underground Storage Project
Carlos Gomez Montalvo, Vice President Business Development Europe & Americas, Geostock

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch Break

Session 2: Technology and Market Trends 

13.30 - 14.30:

Flooding and Recompletion Project of HP Gas Cavern TO-8 LI, Torup, Denmark
Heike Bernhardt, Technology Manager, KBB Underground Technologies

Power-to–Gas: The Technology is in Place; Onwards and Upwards
Filip Smeets, General Manager, Hydrogenics Europe    

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break 

15.00 – 16.00 :       

Moving Power to Gas from Demonstration Project to Project Realization: Signposting the Economics
Dr Ulrich Bünger, Senior Senior Scientist ,LBST

Injection of Hydrogen into Germany’s Gas Distribution Grid: Commissioning of Thüga Group’s Power to Gas Demonstration plant, Frankfurt’s am Main
Dr John Newton, Managing  Director, ITM Motive, ITM Power

Underground Compressed Air Renewable Energy Storage
Franc Mouwen, CEO, Parkid

16.00 - 17.30 Reception


Day 3: Friday, 25 April 2014 

Session 3: New Trends (1) 

09.00 - 10.30:

Gasunie Zuidwending: A Storage Facility with a View to the future
Herwig van Geenhoven, Managing Director, Gasunie Zuidwending

Gas Methanization: Have the Challenges and Precedents been Met?
Dr Frank Graf, Head of Gas Technology Department, KIT 

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00:

Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Regulatory Roadmap
Max Oosterhuis, Partner, Loyens & Loeff

How do we move from the Cheap Coal Era to One Where Green Energy Storage Starts to Make Economic Sense?
Sylvie Cornot, Senior Economist, Cedigaz 

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch Break


Session 4: New Trends (2) 

13.30 - 14.30:

Technical Challenges and Innovations Needed in the Storage Marketplace     
Jacques Grappe, Advisor to the General Management, Geostock

Establishing a Pan-European Understanding of Admissable Hydrogen concentration in the Natural Gas Grid
Gert Müller-Syring, Head of Department, Gas Grids/Gas Facilities, DBI Gas und Umwelttechnik                    

Summary and Closing Panel


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