Discover our guests & speakers 2024

Upcoming information for guests & speakers 2024
Below, the guests & speakers from the previous edition

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Géraldine Anceau

Project Director, Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, E-fuels, Renewable Energy


Géraldine is Project Director of the HYNOVI e-methanol project at Hynamics since 2022.

She has 20 years’ experience in financing and developing renewable energy projects in France and abroad.

Plenary : «E-fuels and H2 : the furure for thermal engines?»

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Marie-Claire Aoun

Director of Prospective and Institutional Relations at Teréga and Chair of Gas for Climate


Marie-Claire Aoun is the Director of Prospective and Institutional Relations of Teréga, a transport and storage gas operator. She is also the Chair of Gas for Climate. Holding a PhD in Economics from Paris Dauphine University, she was a policy officer at the French energy regulatory authority (CRE) during 2008 and 2014 and the Director of the Center for Energy and Climate at the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) between 2014 and 2017. She is also a lecturer at Dauphine University and Sciences Po Paris.

Plenary : ” Europe : stron,g ambitions. Roadmap to align?”


Clément Audouin

Principal decarbonation


Clement is a Principal within the strategy firm Roland Berger and a core member of the Energy transition practice in Paris.

He supports industrial players, investors and decision makers active in the decarbonization markets such as H2, renewables or CCUS (carbon capture, utilization, storage).

Clement led multiple projects in the H2 space, for international energy companies, project developers, gas transporters, EPC, OEMs (electrolyser, fuel cell) and regularly publishes insights on H2.

Workshop: Production hubs to decarbonise industry


Jules Billiet

Jules BILLIET, a graduate of ESSEC Business School with an international background, which includes Cornell University, is recognized for his multicultural course and his experience in strategic development and finance. In particular, he has held the positions of Chief of Staff and Director of Operational Marketing for the AKKA Group, contributing significantly to the Group’s strategy and its operational implementation, with major accomplishments. He currently holds the position of INOCEL’s CEO.


Plenary: “Too much diversity for hydrogen technologies ?”

Workshop facilitator: “Tips for a rapide scale up”



Philippe Boucly

Since December 2017, Philippe Boucly has been President of France Hydrogène, the association which brings together players in the French hydrogen and fuel cell industry, after having been its 1st Vice-President for 4 years within this association. From 2009 to April 2013, Philippe Boucly was the Managing Director of GRTgaz, the main French operator of the natural gas transmission network. It was during his tenure that the company made the transition to renewable gases, particularly hydrogen. Philippe Boucly has spent his entire career with Gaz de France, which became GDF Suez then ENGIE.

Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “

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Emmanuel Bouteleux

Emmanuel has been passionate about the automotive industry since a young age, and is a graduate engineer from ESTACA. With a first experience of chassis and steering systems, he quickly oriented his career towards test engineering and the development of combustion and Hybrid powertrains. For almost 10 years, he managed a business unit at a company specialised in the development of GMPs, a strategic subsidiary of IFPEN. He joined Mincatec in 2017 as General Director of MINCATEC France and then of MINCATEC Energy since its creation, with new challenges based on the development of technologies and innovative solutions that are more respectful of the environment to contribute to a better future for our children.

Plenary: ” Hydrogen transportation and storage: how to make it more affordable?”


Théo Bourgery-Gonse



Théo Bourgery-Gonse is an economics journalist working for EURACTIV. He mainly covers macroeconomy, and keeps a close eye on the financing of the green transition. He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor’s from McGill University.

Presenter / Moderator


Jean-Luc Brossard

Chairman CCFA, Director of Lifecycle Analysis and Low Environmental Footprint Vehicles programmes


Jean-Luc Brossard, a civil engineer from the Ecole des Mines (61), began his career at Matra Automobile in 1986, where he was successively Head of Testing, Project Director (Avantime Renault, Espace, etc.) and then Technical Director. In 2003, he joined Ferrari as Project Manager for the Coupé-Spider, before moving to Maserati in 2005 as Technical and Product Development Director, as well as Executive Fiat Line Vehicles. In 2007 he became Vice President Engineering at Pininfarina. At the end of 2008, he returned to France to join PSA Peugeot Citroën as Director of Advanced Engineering and Innovations. From 2015 to 2021, he was seconded to the PFA (Filière Automobile et Mobilités) as Director of R&D and is currently in charge of the Low Environmental Footprint Vehicle and Life Cycle Analysis programmes, with particular responsibility for battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. On behalf of Stellantis, he represents the Group on regional, national and European bodies dealing with innovation issues related to the energy transition. In this capacity, he is also Vice-President of Research, Development and Innovation at the NextMove competitiveness cluster. Since May 2023, he has been Chairman of the Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles.

Plenary : Too much diversity for hydrogen technologies?


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Valérie Bouillon-Delporte

Board member and 1st Vice-President

France Hydrogène


Mrs. Bouillon-Delporte is within Michelin in charge of the hydrogen topics from an ecosystem perspective. Mrs. Bouillon-Delporte has worked for more than 20 years for several top leading automotive Tier one manufacturers. She has a track record in both aftermarket and OE automotive industries and acquired a strong expertise in marketing clean technology innovations.

Since May 20222 Mrs. Bouillon-Delporte is an independent board member of Lhyfe, a pioneer in industrial green hydrogen production.

Mrs. Bouillon-Delporte holds a master’s degree in International Management from Kedge Business school and an executive degree in International Management from ESSEC Paris.

In January 2021 she was selected to be Knight of the Order of the French Legion of Honour. A few weeks after she also received from Green Univers and Andera Partners the Prize of Women in energy transition 2021 in the category: private sector industrials. Early 2019 she was selected by La Tribune as one of the 100 persons who are transforming France and won the Prize “transforming France 2019” in the mobility category. In 2017 she was one of the candidates selected to the WBCSD Leadership Women Award 2017

Mrs. Bouillon-Delporte is also one of the founders of the automotive association WAVE (Women Automotive and Vehicles in Europe) whose mission is to attract more women into the automotive industry

Plenary : Too much diversity for hydrogen technologies?



Pierre Emmanuel Casanova

Pierre-Emmanuel Casanova

Pierre Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master degree in Biotechnology (Aix-Marseille University -France) with a minor on Project Management. He is Graduated from IAE Aix en Provence (France) and NCSU (USA) in Innovation (Master of Global Innovation Management). After several experiences in major companies, he co-founded HySiLabs in 2015 . HySiLabs developed an innovative solution to facilitate hydrogen transportation and storage, by charging and releasing hydrogen in a unique liquid carrier. HySiLabs’ innovations have the potential to remove all barriers hindering hydrogen solutions’ deployment by tackling safety, regulations and supply chain issues. This will facilitate the integration of hydrogen with high potential in the energy transition (industry and transport sectors). He is now the CEO of HySiLabs and in charge of its deployment with major players.

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Matthieu Charrier

Lead Engineer

Green GT

Matthieu has 20 years of experience in powertrains, first in Internal Combustion Engines for Motorsport and General Aviation, and since 5 years in Fuel Cell within GreenGT. Today, Matthieu leverages his expertise as a Technical Sales Engineer to engage with clients, ensuring a deep understanding of their powertrain needs, and advising them on the ideal architecture or power unit for their specific projects.


Workshop “What are the next steps for hydrogen vehicules?”


Marian Chatenet


Grenoble INP

Marian Chatenet graduated as an engineer in materials-sciences and a master in electrochemistry in 1997 from Grenoble INP. He defended his PhD in Electrochemistry in 2000 (Grenoble INP) and moved to the University of Minnesota as a post-doc until 2002. Appointed associate professor in electrochemistry (2002), he is professor in Grenoble INP/Phelma since 2011. He studies electrocatalysis of complex reactions and activity/durability of electrocatalysts for fuel cell/water electrolyzer applications within the laboratory of electrochemistry and physical-chemistry of materials and interfaces (LEPMI). Best young scientist in Electrochemistry of the French Chemical Society (SCF, 2009), he received the Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry on Applied Electrochemistry (ISE, 2010). He has published ca. 190 papers in scientific journals, gave 240+ communications in (inter)national conferences (ca. 55 invited/keynotes/plenary), 50+ invited seminars and filed 9 patents (h-index = 56, 9100+ citations – Scopus, August 2023).

Workshop facilitation : What are the next steps for hydrogen vehicules?

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Christophe Coutanceau

Professor in physical chemistry

IC2MP, Université de Poitiers/CNRS


Christophe Coutanceau has over 30 years’ experience in academic researches (synthesis of nanomaterials for hydrogen technologies). He is Professor at IC2MP (University of Poitiers-CNRS), heads of the “Catalysis and Non-conventional Media” group, co-responsible of the research axis “Stationary applications” of the French Hydrogen Federation (FRH2 n°2044, CNRS), scientific delegate at the CNRS’ “Energy Hub”, and French representative at the Annex 31 (low temperature fuel cell) of the IEA


Workshop facilitator “How to reduce the use of critical materials? 

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Ralph Dassonville

Head of hydrogen development


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Heathcliff Demaie

Project and partnership manager – Hydrogen and Energies

Université de Lorraine / Lorraine Université d’Excellence

Graduated in 1999 from ENSTA-Paris-Tech in Mechanical Engineering, I was a research engineer in the automotive industry before joining the Université de Lorraine in 2016 to manage a multidisciplinary research programme on Hydrogen. This programme has brought together a community of 40 researchers from 12 labs to work on material science, PEM-FC and PEM-WE, microgrids, hydrogen economics, etc. I’m also leading education and training programmes focused on Hydrogen technologies.

Workshop facilitator: “Industry decarbonization: only large production hubs?”

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Patrick Dufour

Patrick Dufour has been Managing Director of the Regional Development Agency Heilbronn (WFG) since 2010. Since 2012 WFG is focussing on hydrogen. This initially involved technology transfer from the Institute of Space Propulsion Lampoldshausen, the development of technology projects, advising municipalities and companies on the conversion to hydrogen and, currently, the preparation of the technical and organisational requirements for the fuel switch from natural gas to hydrogen planned for 2028.

Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “


Emmanuel Duteil

Managing director

Usine Nouvelle

Emmanuel Duteil is a journalist specializing in economics. He is now managing director for “L’Usine Nouvelle”. Emmanuel Duteil began his professional career in 2000 at BFM Radio before becoming Deputy Editorial Director of BFM Business in 2012. In 2014, he joined Europe 1.

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Emmanuel Fages

Senior Partner

Roland Berger

Emmanuel Fages has worked over 25 years in the energy and environment sectors, in different industries such as utilities (EDF), financial energy markets (Société Générale) and consulting (McKinsey, Roland Berger). Emmanuel is deeply knowledgeable in every part of the energy value chain, from resource exploitation to energy services, through equipment manufacturing, and power generation. This enables him to anticipate the formidable changes at work in the industry, driven mainly by the rapid improvement of decentralized generation economics and the penetration of digital. Emmanuel has authored spoke in a large number of high-level conferences. He regularly appears in the specialized and generalist press. Emmanuel graduated from ESSEC MBA and holds a PhD in Economics.

Plenary : Too much diversity for hydrogen technologies?


Alexandru Floristean

Operating Partner

Hy 24

Alexandru Floristean is an expert in market, legal and policy research, with a specialisation in hydrogen regulation, policy, and strategy.
He is the Director of Hy Legal, a specialised advisory practice dedicated to strategic consulting around Hydrogen, providing development assistance in support of sustainable and financially viable projects in the Clean Hydrogen Sector. It provides expertise on the managing of the energy transition to a net-zero-carbon future and the strategic opportunities that come with the implementation of the EU Green Deal.
Alexandru is particularly focused on matters related to sustainable finance as well as policy, regulatory and administrative compliance associated with the Clean Hydrogen Sector.
Alexandru is currently advising, as Operating Partner, FiveT Hydrogen, the world’s first private investment and asset manager fully dedicated to the clean Hydrogen industry as well as its joint venture with Ardian, Hy24.
Prior to this, Alexandru has created and led the Intelligence department of Hydrogen Europe, the leading industry association of the Hydrogen sector and the private half of the public-private-partnership of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
In his role he has been actively engaged in EU policy making, in particular the development of Fit-for-55 proposals relevant to Hydrogen (Renewable Energy Directive, Refuel EU Aviation, FuelEU Maritime, EU ETS, etc.)
Alexandru is a member of the working group on Hydrogen technologies of the Romanian Parliament, advising the group on the necessary steps towards the development of a regulatory environment for facilitating the development of Hydrogen technologies. Alexandru has also advised the Estonian Government during the development of the Estonian Hydrogen Strategy.

Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “


Jean-Luc Fugit


Conseil supérieur de l’énergie

Mr Fugit, 47, holds a doctorate in chemistry and teaches and researches environmental, energy and air pollution issues. He was elected MP for the 11th constituency of the Rhône in June 2017 and will be re-elected in June 2022. Chairman of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Énergie, Vice-Chairman of the Office Parlementaire des Choix Scientifiques et Technologique, he is a member of the Commission Développement Durable et de l’Aménagement du Territoire at the Assemblée Nationale.

Plenary n°05 : «Can hydrogen help to solve the energy crisis?»



Jade Garcia

LCA project manager


Jade holds a Degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers and a specialised master in eco-design and environmental management.

She worked for 15 years in ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment, helping industrials to improve, simplify and harmonized their practices.

Since January 2023, she is in charge of environmental activities for the product in Symbio, including LCA, carbon footprint, collaborative projects and training.

Workshop: How to reduce the use of critical materials?

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Christophe Geissler

Christophe is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where he studied mathematics and artificial intelligence. He is the founder of Advestis, a company set up in 2011 to disseminate AI and machine learning methods in various industrial fields. Advestis has established a research partnership with Femto around AI applications to fuel cell technology. This work has resulted in two publications.

Advestis joined the Mazars group in 2023.



Workshop: H2 & IA


Peter Gerstl

Director of Hydrogen Sales EMEA

Chart Industries

Peter Gerstl joined the commercial team of Chart Industries in 2020 and took over the role Director of Hydrogen Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to his role with Chart Industries, Peter had several positions within Linde Engineering. Between 2018 and 2020, Peter was leading the product management team, from 2013 to 2018 he was heading the sales team, and from 2005 to 2013 Peter worked as a sales engineer in the international business with cryogenic plant components. During his professional career, Peter was involved in many Hydrogen projects, and especially in the development, design and fabrication of specialized cryogenic equipment for the liquefaction, distribution and storage of liquefied Hydrogen as well as liquid Helium.

Plenary : “Liquid hydrogen : what kind of applications in transportation?


Pr. Hubert Girault

Emeritus Professor

EPFL – H2Valais

1982 – 1985      Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton.

1985 – 1992      Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.

1992 – 2022      Professor of Physical Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

2008 – 2022      Adjunct Professor, Engineering Research Center of Innovative Scientific Instruments, Ministry of Education of China, Fudan University, Shanghai.

2011 – 2014      Dean of the Bachelor & Master School, EPFL

2015 – 2020      Director of Electromobilis, Martigny, Valais.

2022-               Director of H2Valais, Suisse. Visiting Professor UM6P, Morocco

Plenary: “Blue hydrogen: So usefull to start the market?”


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Christophe Grudler

Member of Parlement

European Parliament


Christophe GRUDLER is a Member of the European Parliament in the Renew Europe group and a member of the Executive Board of the Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem).
A historian and journalist by training, he soon became involved in politics in his home town of Belfort, notably as a local councillor. The son and grandson of Alstom employees, Christophe Grudler developed a passion for industry and its loss of sovereignty at an early age, first in France and then in Europe.
In the European Parliament, he is vice-coordinator of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee for the Renew Europe Group and a member of the Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Security and Defence (SEDE) Committees.
Active on industry, energy, digital, space and defence issues, Christophe Grudler is rapporteur for the European Parliament on the report on the integration of energy systems and on the future European constellation IRIS2 and has been appointed shadow/rapporteur for the Renew group on the European space programme, on the European cybersecurity strategy and more recently on the revision of the directive on renewable energies (known as RED), RepowerEU and on the new green industrial plan to accelerate the energy transition in Europe.
He is also Vice-Chairman of the Sky & Space Intergroup and Chairman of the European Parliament’s Reflection Group on the Future of Nuclear Energy.

Plenary : Too much diversity for hydrogen technologies?


Dr. Jürgen Guldner

General Program Manager Hydrogen Technology


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Jérôme Guichard

Business developer

Rice and GRT GAZ

GRTgaz is Europe’s 2nd largest gas transmission operator, with 32,618 km of pipelines and 640 TWh of gas transported. The company employs 3,330 people and has achieved sales of almost €2.1 billion in 2022. GRTgaz is an innovative company undergoing major transformation to adapt its network to ecological and digital challenges, and is committed to achieving a 100% carbon-neutral gas mix in France by 2050. It supports the hydrogen and renewable gas sectors (biomethane and gas from solid and liquid waste).

Plenary: “Hydrogen transportation and storage : how to make it more affordable? “

Philippe Haffner

Philippe Haffner

A graduate of Toulouse Business School, Philippe Haffner has 30 years of experience in general management and business development in the energy and industry sectors. He started his career as Business Development Director at Steel Technologies, then at Kadant Group for 10 years. In 2009, he joined Haffner Energy (formerly Soten) as General Manager, a company he co-founded with his brother Marc, which is specialized in the construction and engineering of biomass cogeneration plants. Aware of the potential of hydrogen as a major vector of the energy transition, he decided to reposition the company’s activity in the production of renewable hydrogen in 2009. Marc and Philippe’s vision of the market combined with their desire to develop clean and sustainable energy solutions gave birth to the Hynoca® technology in 2015, protected by more than 80 international patents. Philippe Haffner was appointed President of Haffner Energy in 2015.

Plenary : « The challenge of low-cost hydrogen »

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Roland Hequet

VP Hydrogen Partnerships & Mobility Solutions

John Cockerill

Roland Hequet is Vice-President Partnerships & Mobility Solutions of John Cockerill Hydrogen. After getting a Master’s degree in engineering and general management, Roland has taken several managerial positions in large multi-national companies. He has spent his career in Europe, the USA and other parts of the world. With John Cockerill, he has been in charge of several of the group companies in France, Germany, USA, Russia and India. Since 2018, he has been developing the hydrogen activity of John Cockerill worldwide.

Plenary : “Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmaps to align?” 

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Daniel Hissel

Vice-President, University of Franche-Comté

Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France

Deputy Director, Hydrogen national research federation (FRH2 CNRS)

Head, SHARPAC research team, Femto-ST

Daniel HISSEL graduated as an engineer from INP Grenoble in 1994 and as a doctor from INP Toulouse in 1998. After starting his career with ALSTOM, he moved to Belfort to develop research into the integration of fuel cell systems. Since 2006, he has been Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in Belfort and head of the SHARPAC team at the FEMTO-ST Institute (CNRS). Between 2012 and 2019, he was the first Director of the FCLAB research federation, which brings together around 180 researchers at various sites in France. Since 2020, he has been Deputy Director of the CNRS national hydrogen research federation (FRH2). His main research activities focus on increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of hydrogen energy systems. He has published more than 500 papers and scientific communications in international journals and/or international conferences. In 2017, he was awarded the Blondel Medal for his work on the industrialisation of fuel cell systems. In 2020, he was awarded the CNRS Innovation Medal for his work leading to significant innovations in the field of hydrogen energy. Since 2021, he has been a Fellow of the IEEE International Society. In 2022, he was appointed Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), where he holds a chair in innovation. has also been awarded by the Innovation Medal of the CNRS in 2020 for his exceptional research work that has led to ground-breaking innovation in the technological field.


Workshop : H2 and IA

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Bertrand Leroy

H2 & gaz branch director


After a long career in export, particularly in LPG bottle filling equipment, I joined TSG in 2019 to develop LPG, CNG and LNG mobility solutions for the group’s 30 subsidiaries. We integrated Hydrogen solutions into our strategy in 2020 to support our customers willing to decarbonize their fleet and be a force for proposals for the turnkey supply of equipment produced by recognized partners. With 7,000 employees in Europe and Africa, our mission is to support our clients as closely as possible to ensure the performance of their investments.


Plenary: « How to speed up the refueling infrastructure ? »

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Olivier Lhote

Natural hydrogen projects director


Olivier Lhote is director of natural hydrogen projects at Storengy and coordinates the various exploration projects, particularly in Brazil and France, and research subjects. He previously worked at ENGIE on hydrogen storage and transport activities for green hydrogen production projects. Previously, he began his career in the gas sector first with Total, then with ENGIE where he contributed to the creation and development of the exploration-production activity.

Plenary: “Natural hydrogen: a land of milk and Honey?”


Bruno Jamet

Innovation Program Director, Energy & Propulsion

Pôle Véhicule du Futur


Bruno Jamet is Director of Energy & Propulsion Programs. He supports innovation projects involving thermal, hybrid, battery-powered and hydrogen engines. His team animates and accelerates the regional hydrogen networks in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté and Grand Est regions. He created the H2 channel in the Grand Est in 2018, alongside 12 other partners, and promoted the creation of H2 clubs with more than 120 members after 18 months. Previously he headed the Peugeot-Motocycles R&D department. Bruno Jamet graduated from IFP-School, and ENSAM class of 2001.

Workshop facilitator “What are the next steps for hydrogen vehicules?”

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Robin Le Corre

Hydrogen leader


Robin Le Corre is the Hydrogen Leader at Fives, an international engineering company supplying machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups. Robin has been working for Fives for the past 2 years and is in charge of developing Fives’ positioning in the Hydrogen ecosystem. His focus is on the monitoring of Fives H2 strategy plan, the development of partnership with external stakeholders, the relationship with key customers and the development of H2 dedicated R&D program. Prior to Fives, Robin worked as a strategy consultant in leading consulting firms and holds a Masters Degree both in Economics from HEC and Industrial Engineering from EPF.


Plenary : “Liquid hydrogen : what kind of applications in transportation?

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Sébastien Le Coz

Cofondateur et Directeur général


Sébastien used to be CFO & International Business Developer for Majors in the energy industry while being an Entrepreneur in Ivory Coast since 1998. Focused on the triple World challenge “Water – Energy – Biodiversity”, Sébastien has gathered the best experts and founded Sea4Life that brings a unique economical and ecological solution. As a DeepTech start-up that purifies, demineralizes or desalinates water thanks to off heat, without any brine rejection, Sea4Life is boosted by Evolen’Up


Fireside chat: ” Hydrogen from sea water? “


Daniela Lindner

Head of Applied Hydrogen Technology


After finishing her diploma in aerospace engineering at University of Stuttgart in 2008, she made her PhD at BOSCH in the field of plasma technologies. 2011 she started working at DLR Institute of Solar Research in the field of solar thermal power plants. 2016 she defected to the DLR Institute of Space Propulsion as project manager for erection of a rocket test bench, where she gained deep experiences in hydrogen. Since 2020 she is leading the Department for Applied hydrogen Technologies.

Plenary: Liquid hydrogen: what kind of applications in transportation?

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Jean-Baptiste Lucas

Chief Executive Officer


Jean-Baptiste LUCAS was appointed Chief Executive Officer of McPhy in October 2021. He was since January 2019 the Managing Director of IPS B.V, a Dutch packaging technology group. Between 2011 and July 2017, Mr. Lucas spent 6.5 years in Bahrain, working for industrial companies owned by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund as Managing Director of GARMCO. Prior to that, Mr. Lucas spent 13 years with the Pechiney Group, now Alcan, where he was General Manager in Switzerland.

Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “

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Christian Maugy

Product marketing manager FC system & hydrogen storage system

Plastic Omnium

Dr Christian Maugy obtained his PhD in solid state chemistry at the Université Picardie Jules Verne (LRCS). He spent 22 years at PSA Peugeot Citroën in various positions such as test engineer, high pressure vessel project manager, innovation manager of testing laboratory for Batteries and Fuel Cells and became hydrogen ecosystem project manager. He joined Plastic Omnium in 2022 as Product Marketing Manager for Fuel Cell Systems and High Pressure Tanks, bringing his long-term and extensive expertise in hydrogen mobility to the New Energies division.

Workshop  “What are the next steps for hydrogen vehicules?”

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Joao Marques

Hydrogen project process lead

INEOS Hydrogen

Diploma in Chemical Engineering by the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Doctor in Chemical Engineering by the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Doctor in Chemistry by the University of Poitiers (France). Professional career in SOLVAY and INEOS with 15 years of experience in electrolysis for chloralkali production occupying different positions in Production, Research and Technology in Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Spain. Project Process Lead for INEOS Hydrogen since 2021.

Plenary: ” The challenge of low-cost hydrogen”


Laurent Meillaud

Since 35 years, Laurent Meillaud is an automotive journalist. Focused on technologies, he’s following the evolution of energies and mobility. He became a renowned expert on hydrogen. He’s writing since 2015 for the website Hydrogen Yoday (published in french and english) and since 2016 for the newsletter of national association France Hydrogene. Also a writer, he has published with Pierre Beuzit, former head of research at Renault, a book on the hydrogen car in 2007. Laurent is a member of the expert committee . He’s also working with the cluster Véhicule du Futur, organiser of the forum.

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Mikaa Mered

Lecturer in hydrogen markets, diplomacy and geopolitics

Sciences Po / HEC Paris

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Mikaa BLUGEON-MERED is a lecturer at Sciences Po, HEC Paris and Mohammed VI Polytechnique University (Morocco), specialising in hydrogen markets, strategies and geopolitics. He is an analyst, author and lecturer. Her work on hydrogen intersects issues of space, security, standards, innovation, flows and economic diplomacy, with a neo-institutionalist approach. He is also developing a comparative approach to industrial policies applicable to hydrogen, and has carried out more than 25 field trips around the world between 2022 and 2023. A member of the World Hydrogen Leaders network and the Hydrogen Task Force steering committee, in 2022 he was appointed ‘Ambassador for Green Hydrogen’ by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). Winner of two prizes for his first book, Les Mondes polaires (PuF, 2019), he is currently finalising his second book on the economic and geopolitical issues surrounding hydrogen.

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Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “

Plenary: “Natural hydrogen: a land of milk and Honey?”


Isabelle Moretti

Researcher, member of the French technology academy

Isabelle Moretti has a doctorate in earth sciences. She began her career in 1987 at IFP, where she held various positions as project manager in France and abroad (Bolivia, Colombia, Egypt, Italy, Greece). These activities were interspersed with consultancy work for industry (TOTAL, CEPSA, YPFB) and government bodies (IRD, CNRS, ANR, CEE, Ancre). She is the author of over 140 articles and has supervised 25 theses. In 2012, she joined ENGIE (EPI) as an expert, then moved to Engie Coorp as Technology Director before becoming CSO of the group. In this role, she selects tomorrow’s technologies in renewable energies and other emerging markets. She was elected to the Académie des technologies in 2018. Now back in academia, she leads a team dedicated to exploring natural hydrogen.

Plenary: “Natural hydrogen: a land of milk and Honey?”

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Marc Mortureux

Managing director

Plateforme de la Filière automobile & mobilités


) Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, Chief of staff of Luc CHATEL, then minister of Industry and consumption from 2008 to 2009, Marc Mortureux held the post of Deputy Director General of the Institut Pasteur from 2005 to 2008, Director General of ANSES from 2010 to 2015. Before joining the PFA in March 2018, Marc MORTUREUX was, since 2015, the Director General of Risk Prevention at the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.


Plenary: « How to speed up the refueling infrastructure ? »


Matt Murdock

Matt Murdock is an entrepreneur and civic leader with 30+ years of experience starting and managing multiple projects in the U.S. and West Africa. He has extensive knowledge of renewable energy and is the founder of Raven SR and Alert Plus, a natural gas leak detection technology. He is experienced with the creation and protection of intellectual property and large infrastructure projects. Matt holds a B.S. in comparative economics and a B.S. in comparative government from Georgetown University.

Plenary: ” Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmap to align? “

Plenary : « The challenge of low-cost hydrogen »

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Hechem Nadjar

Cofounder and CEO


Hechem Nadjar is the CEO and co-founder of Enhywhere. Enhywhere is dedicated to revolutionizing hydrogen refuelling and infrastructure, paving the way for sustainable energy solutions globally. Before founding Enhywhere, Hechem served as Vice-President of Business Development in Europe at Advent Technologies in 2021, where he led the charge in introducing next-generation fuel cell technology. Prior to his tenure at Advent, Hechem held prominent positions as Head of Partnerships & Business Development (Clean Hydrogen) at Total Energies and Commercial & Business Development Manager (Hydrogen) at Shell, where he dedicated 15 years of his career. His pivotal contributions to hydrogen infrastructure development in Europe and California since 2013 underscore his profound influence in the field. Hechem Nadjar, an engineering graduate from France’s IFP-school, has worn several hats throughout his career, including roles in technology, business, M&A, and economics.

Plenary: « How to speed up the refueling infrastructure ? »


Khaled Nageib

CEO, Founder and initiator

Hydrogen Egypt

“Over 30 years’ experience across the value chain of energy, petrochemical and ports/maritime and recently renewables and hydrogen Covering engineering construction, operations, management, finance, policy and regulations.”
• Over 25 years of experience with emphasis on Ports transportation, CNG, LNG, LPG and Maritime shipping and logistics.
Areas of expertise
• Viability analysis of a new port terminal
• Commercial model development
• Experienced in international finance and equity
• Deepwater port evaluation
• Port strategy development Port terminals growth strategy
• Supported multiple green field ports in Egypt and Middle East and west Africa Terminal management experience and operations around the world, new ports, design build and operations. East Marine services and supported other marine developments including navigation and towage.
• Also advised on ports in Nigeria and Mozambique. Advised on river transport projects and new river terminal design in Egypt

Plenary : “Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmaps to align?”

MC Pardon

Marie-Cécile Pardon

Head of asset management


A graduate of CentraleSupélec in 2016, Marie-Cécile PARDON began her career at EDF in 2017, where she worked on the energy market optimisation of the Group’s portfolio. In 2020, she joined Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in the production and distribution of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen, as project manager. There, she oversaw the commissioning of the first Hynamics station in Auxerre (September 2021) and steered the Hynamics station projects in Belfort and Dunkirk through to their investment decisions, with commissioning scheduled for 2023 and 2024 respectively. At the beginning of 2023, she will become Head of Asset Management at Hynamics.

Plenary: « How to speed up the refueling infrastructure ? »


Nicolas Pelissier



After starting his career at TotalEnergies and following a growing awareness of current environmental issues, Nicolas PELISSIER co-founded 45-8 ENERGY in 2017, a start-up specialising in the exploration and production of eco-responsible industrial gases, natural hydrogen and helium. With 30 employees and nearly €30m raised to date, the company he is chairing, is recognised as a leader of this growing industry in Europe with projects in various countries such as France, Germany or Kosovo

Plenary : “Natural hydrogen: a land of milk and Honey?”


Marc Perraudin

CEO New energies division

Plastic Omnium

Marc PERRAUDIN began his career at Plastic Omnium in 1995 in the company’s largest division, Intelligent Exterior Systems. Throughout his career, he has held several positions in the Innovation and Engineering department. He was R&D Director, Industrial Director, then VP Industrial & Engineering, and finally VP Programs, Sales, Engineering & Business Development. In 2022, thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the Group’s activities and organization, he was appointed CEO of the New Energies entity specializing in hydrogen storage and fuel cells.

Plenary; “Europe: strong ambition. Roadmap to align?”


Fanny Pointet

Sustainable Shipping Manager France

Transport & Environment 

Fanny Pointet joined Transport & Environment in 2022 as Sustainable Shipping Manager in the French office, where she is leading the shipping work in close collaboration with the shipping team in Brussels. Her work focuses primarily on decarbonizing ships. Previously, she worked as a legal adviser for the French Ministry of Defence on a broad range of European files related to environmental and energy issues. Prior to this, she worked on marine environment issues for the oil and gas industry. Fanny Pointet has a background in international and European environmental law from Aix Marseille University.

Plenary: “E-fuels and H2 : the future for thermal engines?”


Damien Ravaud

Vice President, New Gas


Damien RAVAUD is New Gas Director at Storengy, Europe’s leading underground natural gas storage operator.
With 21 sites in France, the UK and Germany, Storengy has recognised expertise in the development of energy solutions that contribute to the security of supply of the countries in which it operates, and to the flexibility of the gas and electricity systems.
Damien RAVAUD has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, and more specifically in the gas value chain, enhanced by his various responsibilities in the operation of industrial assets, midstream portfolio management and infrastructure projects”.



Plenary: ” Hydrogen transportation and storage: how to make it more affordable?”

Montage Antoine Ressicaud

Antoine Ressicaud

Chief Operating Officer

McPhy Energy

Antoine RESSICAUD is McPhy Chief Operating Officer since September 2022. He joined McPhy in 2021 as Chief Manufacturing & Procurement Officer. Antoine oversees the Manufacturing, Procurement, Production and Industrialization activities of the company. He also defines and implements the highest quality standards and processes. Before joining McPhy, he held several leadership roles at Alstom-General Electric in Lean Management, Manufacturing Management and Supply Chain Management. Prior to that, Antoine spent 12 years working in the automotive industry (at Valeo), mainly in Manufacturing leadership roles.


Workshop facilitator: “Tips for a rapide scale up”


Jean Pierre Riche VF

Jean-Pierre Riche

Graduated as an engineer, Jean-Pierre Riche started his career working 8 years for ArcelorMittal. During the next 15 years, he has managed various consulting and engineering firm across Europe such as Altran Spain, Ginger group or LowendalMasai. In 2009, he founded Okavango-energy, and developed it into one of the reference consultancy firm for industrial energy efficiency in France and Spain. Since 2017 he is the CEO of Orygeen, a consultancy service company dedicated to corporate energy performance. He is recognised as one of the European experts of Corporate PPA and sourcing of renewable energies.

Workshop 7 : “What are the next steps for hydrogen vehicules?”



Georges Rouhana

Georges Rouhana

Europe Decarbonization Program Leader

GE Gas Power – Part of GE Vernova

A seasoned Energy Transition regional leader with more than 20 years of experience in power generation and turbomachinery from Manufacturing, installation & Commissioning and Operation & Maintenance. Currently leading the Decarbonization Solutions and the strategic partnerships in Europe. Held multiple leadership roles in Nuclear and Thermal power across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Holding a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in Strategic Management from Aston University – UK.

Plenary: Hydrogen transportation and storage: how to make it more affordable?

Introduction: Blue hydrogen , useful to start the market ?

Montage Salque

Bruno Salque

Executive CEO


Bruno Salque, ENS alumnus, physics scholar, and Ph.D. holder in hydrogen storage, led advanced tech projects at DGA. He is a founding member of GEN-HY, specializing in high-efficiency AEM electrolysers, promoting low-cost low-carbon hydrogen for a sustainable energy future.


Plenary: The challenge of low-cost hydrogen

Dalia Samir

Dalia Samir

Co-Founder & Business Development Director

Hydrogen Egypt

Ex UN Officer, speak fluently 3 languages with more than 30 years’ experience in administration, PR logistics and intelligence marketing and Business development in diplomatic field as well as Oil and Gas companies and recently in Green Hydrogen relevant companies.

Plenary : “Europe: strong ambitions. Roadmaps to align?”

olivier savin vf

Olivier Savin

Olivier Savin is the founder and CEO of Blue Spirit Aero (BSA), and has25+years of experience in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies development for aerospace.

His career launchedat Honeywell Aerospace in California (mid-nineties) as a research engineer for innovative fuel cell systems inspace and aeronautics projects-including the Shuttle and Helios solar aircraft.

Joining Dassault-Aviation (Paris, 2003), Olivier led coordination forthe electrical aircraft initiative and conducted project collaborations to develop electrical and hydrogen solutions –including: CleanSky’s Eco-Design for Systems, and FCH-JU’s HYCARUS.

Elected chairman of the international standardization working group (SAE AE-7F/EUROCAE WG80)in 2016, his coordination efforts are focused on the 200+ members and producing standards to facilitate certification of hydrogen-based airborne solutions.

His work in conceptualizing and maturing hydrogen aircraft over the years led to the foundation of BSA in July 2020. BSA is developing a light fuel cell powered aircraft aiming for certification in late 2026.

Plenary: “Liquid hydrogen : what kind of applications in transportation?”

Montage Stefano

Stefano Scalabrini

Project leader H2 ICE

Punch Hydrocells

Stefano Scalabrini is Project Leader for H2 ICE programs at PUNCH Hydrocells and previously Global Assistant Chief Engineer, Program Execution Diesel at Punch Torino SpA (established on Feb 28th, 2020) – formerly part of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems. Stefano after couple of years in Altran engineering consulting and 3 years in Italtecnica joined General Motors in 2007 as Base Engine Validation Group Manager. In the first years he has covered roles of increasing responsibility in Engine Development & Validation department managing the testing of new Diesel engine. Starting in 2015, he has been promoted Global Assistant Chief Engineer, in charge of developing the new 2.0l Diesel 4-cylinder engine. He brought the engine up to the start of production (in 2020) starting from first phase of Balance Architecture and passing across all development phases. Since 2021 he is leading H2 Internal Combustion Engine projects within PUNCH Torino and more recently at PUNCH Hydrocells Srl. In particular he manages the development of new PUNCH Hydrogen engine 6.6l V8 PFI. Stefano holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD in “Mechanical Engineering” from “Politecnico di Torino, Italy”. He is author and co-author of 3 publications

Plenary : “Efuel and H2: the future of thermal engine?”


Pierre-Jean Tardy

Chief Engineer Hydrogen

Alpine Racine

Pierre-Jean Tardy joined Renault Sport F1 (which later became Alpine Racing) in 1995 right after being graduated with a Master of Science Degree in IC Engines from IFP-School. He started as failure analyst engineer on V10 engines, then dealt with performance simulations, specialized in acoustic couplings achieving significant power improvements on both World Champion 2005’ V10 and 2006’ V8. Later he led various engine development projects including the first opus of current F1 Hybrid V6 which raced in 2014, before being appointed head of Expertise and Support team dealing with numerical simulations and material science. Since September 1st 2022, he is chief engineer in charge of hydrogen technologies.

Plenary: “E-fuels and H2 : the future for thermal engines?”


Giovanni Trimboli


SAKOWIN Green Energy


I am a seasoned management professional with 35 years of experience in industry, consulting and entrepreneurship. In my role as Technical DIrector at Sakowin I managed the development of the original equipments for the Sakowin’s plasmalysis process and the integration of other equipments from external suppliers. I try to be powerful force in the workplace and to use my positive attitude and energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. My basic training was as an engineer (MSc, Pisa) and I hold an MBA from Insead.

Penary : “The challenge of low-cost hydrogen”

Introduction: Blue hydrogen , useful to start the market ?

Brigitte vu

Brigitte Vu



Building energy efficiency engineer

Lecturer and researcher at UTBM in charge of the energy efficiency of buildings, UTBM research development engineer, Department of ENERGY,

Expert on energy efficiency in buildings, energy and hydrogen for the OPECST since 2009, involved in 3 reports including Is the RT 2012 a brake on innovation?

Qualified member of the CSCEE since 2021

Author of 15 books published by Eyrolles and DUNOD

Workshop : Stationnary applications: examples and prospects around the world


Viacheslav Zgonnik

Viacheslav has been researching the potential of natural hydrogen for 12 years. As Founder and CEO of the startup NH2E, he led the project to the successful exploratory deep drilling for hydrogen, first in its kind. Viacheslav is the author of the comprehensive review on natural hydrogen and some groundbreaking publications on the same topic. Viacheslav is of Ukrainian descent and obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Paul Sabatier University. He did his Post-doc in the IFPEN on the topic of natural hydrogen.

Plenary: “Natural hydrogen : a land of milk and honey?”

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