18th Global Energy Village 17-19 April 2018, Barcelona, Spain


Dear Reader,

The story of the Three Musketeers, originally told by Alexandre r Dumas, has become part of our folklore. The Three Musketeers, has been translated in numerous languages and been the basis of a variety of Hollywood films.

The essence of the Three Musketeers, is that on an individual basis they may be strong and capable of many things, but collectively the Three Musketeers can move mountains. (For the role of each of the musketeers please view Background)

We welcome you to become a ‘Musketeer- in Learning’and welcome your participation in the Global Energy Village 2018, scheduled for Barcelona, 17 - 19 April 2018.

Please see below for the Programme. 

We would like to welcome you to GEV 18!

Kind regards, 

Gerard Kreeft

Managing Director



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Wednesday 18 April 2018

08.00 – 09.00    Registration & Coffee

09.00 – 10.30    Session 1:

                           Is the Hydrogen Revolution About to Happen? The Pieces of the Puzzle

                          Chairman: Stephan Dewald, Dewald Law & Projects 

                           How the Natural Gas Industry started and is now moving to the Hydrogen


                           Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director, EnergyWise                         

                           How Spain has Achieved its Diversity and Security of Supply

                          Francisco de la Flor, Director of Regulations, Enagas                           

                           How Hydrogen Has Become the Fuel of Choice

                          Dr Ulrich Bnger, Senior Scientist, LBST               

 10.30 – 11.00    Coffee

 11.00 – 12.30    Session 1: to be continued

                            Scaling Up for the Hydrogen Revolution: What Investments will be


                            Speaker to be announced, PWC

                            Electrolytic production of Hydrogen

                           Dr.-Ing. Lukas Lüke, Business Development/Technology Department,


 12.30 – 14.00    Lunch

 14.00 – 17.00    Session 2:           

                           Appropriate regulatory framework

                           Denis Thomas, Business Development Manager,


                           Regulatory Pitfalls in the Energy (Hydrogen)Transition

                          Max Oosterhuis, Partner, Loyens & Loeff

                          How Japan’s Green (Hydrogen)Value Chain Will Achieve Olympic

                          Gold in 2020

                          Ryo Chishiro, Hydrogen Project Development Center, 

                          Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries


17.00 – 18.00    Reception


Thursday 19 April 2018

09.00 – 10.30    Session 3:

                           Technology and New Trends 

                          Chairman: Hans Plaat, HP Petroleum Engineering


                           How the Sun Project can become the Precedent for Europe’s

                           Storage Operators

                           Stephan Bauer, Manager Power to Gas, Innovation and Development, RAG

                          Putting Together a Roadmap for the North Sea Energy Programme

                           Dr. J. M. Koornneeft, Consultant GeoStrategy, Sustainable GeoEnergy TNO 

                           What Technical Restraints can we Anticipate in                                          

                           this energy Transition?                                                         

                          Carlos Gomez-Montalvo, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Geostock          

 10.30 – 11.00   Coffee

 11.00 – 12.30   Session 3: to be continued

                           Redox-flow Battery based on organic polymers and watersystem;

                           Building the World’s biggest Storage Battery

                          Speaker to be announced,

                          Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Center for

                          Energy and Environmental Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

                          Fuel Cells and their Application in Maritime Transportation (River Transport)

                          Professor Birgit Scheppat, University Wiesbaden

                          Putting Together The Hydrogen Roadmap for the Transportation Sector

                          Thomas Bystry, Shell New Energies - Hydrogen –

                          IGN/F/HO Global Hydrogen Operations Project Manager,

                          Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

                          Hydrogen: A Future Fuel of Choice for India’s Transportation Sector?

                           Dr Sanjay Kumar Kar, Associate Professor, Head Department of Management

                          Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Studies (RGIPT)

                          Fuel Cell and H2 Technologies and their Potential Use in Rail Transport

                          Speaker to be announced, Alstrom

14.00 – 15:00     Lunch sponsored by




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The participation fee* is as follows:

Early bird fee (until March 15): euro 1.450

Normal fee (after March 15): euro 1.950

*Included are: field trip on April 17, 2 day summit on April 18, 19  welcome reception, lunches, documentation and attendance. 

Venue & hotel

The venue of the summit is Hotel 1898 situated in the centre of the city: La Rambla 109. If your would like to book your hotel room at the venue, please contact the hotel directly (attn: Ana Ciria) to ask for the GEV18 Booking Form: convencionesh1898@nnhotels.com, telephone: +34.93.552.9.582. Do not forget tot mention the Global Energy Village 2018, we have special rates.


Becoming Friends of the Global Energy Village

Would you like to be part of the Global Energy Village Community, a platform which brings together Europe’s Storage  and Renewable Experts, either on a virtual platform or participating at our Annual Summit? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.