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GPPS Forum20

15th - 17th January 2020

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GPPS Forum20 Presentations

Panel 1:

Decarbonized Energy Systems

As volatile renewable energy is growing worldwide, new technological solutions and business approaches are needed to ensure the security of supply, affordability, and accessibility. The upcoming decade of the 2020s is expected to demark a period of fundamental transformation for the entire power and energy generation industry by increasing focus on sector coupling, storage, back-up, and flexible power and digitalization.

In this session, OEM representatives take a look into the rear mirror on technologies and markets of the 2010s and present the trends in the decade of the 2020s, such as the coal-to-gas shift as part of a key stepping stone to reaching the climate goals by 2050.

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Marc Vignal (Decarbonized Energy Systems)

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Panel 2:

Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen is more and more discussed as a potential energy carrier for future transportation, aviation, and power needs. A hydrogen-based energy economy has the potential for drastically reduced carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. This panel session will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and technical as well as commercial gaps that will need to be addressed for hydrogen to become a contender to replace more conventional hydrocarbon fuels. Panelists from major energy companies and users will present different perspectives.

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Matthew Blieske (Hydrogen Mobility @ Shell)

Thomas Huewener (Hydrogen Economy)

Rainer Kurz (Hydrogen)

Volkmar Pflug (Power-to-X and Hydrogen to Decarbonize Energy)

Panel 3:

Decentral or Central Power Generation: Quo Vadis?

While classic central generation plants feed-in power into large grids to meet demands of remote consumers, decentralized solutions match the load profiles of local consumption as given by industry parks, airports, city districts, islands, and similar local consumers.

Driven by increasing renewable energy and multi-modal integrated energy system solutions addressing electrical and thermal power needs simultaneously, decentral solutions are gaining in importance. While the local, mostly smaller scale, solutions offer a fast path to green autonomy by direct coupling with renewable energy, the challenges of stability, and in many cases of affordability, are prevalent.

Large, central generation solutions, on the other hand, offer economies of scale and can be integrated with renewable energy at a significant distance if the grid has the capacity.

This session will reveal current challenges and take a look ahead about upcoming opportunities and trends subject to different regional, regulatory, and climate conditions.

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Majid Bahmani (On Course to More Decentralized Energy Systems)

Ndaona Chokani (Decentral or Central Power Generation: Quo Vadis?)

Wolfgang Korosec (Decentral or Central Power Generation: Quo Vadis?)

Panel 4:

Energy Transportation and Storage of the Future

Sources of energy, including hydrocarbon, wind, solar, nuclear, and others, are abundant in the world. But often, these sources of energy and the primary domestic and industrial users do not geographically coincide, and efficient and reliable energy transportation in the form of electric power lines or pipelines becomes imperative. Similarly, the recent increase of wind and solar energy requires the rise of distributed capacitance in the form of energy storage. This panel will discuss the energy challenges of the future as they relate to the transportation and storage of energy. Panelists from distribution companies and end-users will provide different perspectives.

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Tim Allison (Energy Transportation and Storage of the Future)

Michael Hotho (The Energy Infrastructure of the Future)

Klaus Brun (The Energy Infrastructure of the Future)

Panel 5:

Global Competition in Aerospace Research and Development

According to published market research from Boeing and Airbus, the world requires about 40'000 new aircraft in the coming 20 years, representing a 9 Trillion US$ economic investment.
The demand for the aircraft is approximately evenly distributed between the US, Europe, China, Asia (except China), and the rest of the world. Until recent times, over 90% of these aircraft would have been supplied by either Boeing or Airbus, with engines provided by GE, Rolls-Royce or Pratt and Whitney. Chinese investment in new aviation technology has been extraordinarily active, being focused on COMAC and AECC as regional commercial aircraft and engine manufacturers. The expansion of global OEM has created further incentives to invest in R&D to provide a unique selling proposition by each company. The new political reality of much greater scrutiny by society or the environmental footprint of commercial aircraft has necessitated the development of new quiet, low emission and carbon footprint aircraft and associated airline operation.

The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities brought to industry on what is to become a total global environment. The economics and environmental requirements are becoming global, so are the opportunities. The research carried out by different institutes is available to all; the progress made in any country is available to all, and so is the knowledge acquired in academic and government institutions. The market is also open to all. It is a dynamic and exciting new world.

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Hiroki Haraikawa (Expectation for aircraft engines)

Panel 7:

Propulsion for the Future II

The panel will capture and discuss the needs required for newly developed propulsion systems. The environment and economic goals will be prevalent, and essential tradeoffs will be necessary. Strong partnerships between industry and government agencies will have to work together to provide the right products for the future.

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Nicolas Noiray (Addressing challenges to cleanly burn sustainable fuels in aeroengines)

Tatsuya Ishii (JAXA’s R&D on Aeroengines)

Paweł Stężycki (Propulsion for the Future II)

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