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Deutsch-Niederländischer Energie-Dialog

On 9 June, the first German-Dutch Energy Dialogue will take place at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Wesseling, Germany. Keynote speakers from the German and Dutch politics spheres include Oliver Krischer, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and Rob Jetten, Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Policy. The discussion focusses on the current challanges and opportunitites for energy collaboration.

Rene Peters (TNO) presents research into the future need for ‘green’ hydrogen in Europe. This will be followed by panel discussion on topics such as cross-border collaboration in the implementation and decarbonisation of the energy system, the ramping up of the hydrogen economy, and the consequences of the Ukraine war for the European energy system.

During this event there is a chance to tour Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyser, REFHYNE. The day concludes with a social get-together.

The Dialogue is organised by the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Shell Germany

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The event will begin at 2pm:

  • Welcome, Marco Richrath, Shell Deutschland, and Manon van Beek, TenneT
  • Welcome, Ambassador Ronald van Roeden, Embassy of the Netherlands, Berlin
  • Keynote talks, State Secretary Oliver Krischer, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and Minister Rob Jetten, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Presentation of the Hy3 and CE Delft investigations into ‘green’ hydrogen in Europe, Dr Rene Peters, TNO
  • Energy dialogue between actors from business and politics
  • Tour of the REFHYNE hydrogen electrolyser

At 5pm there will be a social get-together. The event will end around 6pm.

The languages used for the event will be German and English.


H.E. Dr. Cyrill Nunn


Embassy of the Federal Republic
of Germany, The Hague

H.E. Ronald van Roeden


Embassy of the Netherlands, Berlin


Rob Jetten

Minister for Climate and Energy

Netherlands Ministry of Economic
Affairs and Climate Policy

Oliver Krischer

Parliamentary State Secretary

Federal Ministry for Economic
Affairs and Climate Action

Manon van Beek


TenneT Holding B.V.

Allard Castelein


Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V.

Han Fennema


Nederlandse Gasunie N.V.

Jurgen Hoekstra

Vice President

BASF Benelux B.V.

Dr. Arnd Köfler

Chief Technology Officer

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Dr. Rene Peters

Business Director Gas Technology


Dr. Sopna Sury

Chief Operating Officer Hydrogen

RWE Generation SE

Dr. Fabian Ziegler


Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH

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Further important information

Please note that, by participating in this event, you declare that you agree to adhere to all coronavirus-related conditions applicable at the time of the event, in addition to any stipulations set out by the organiser. You will receive further information regarding the organiser’s requirements before the event takes place. You can find an overview of the current coronavirus-related conditions in NRW here:

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