Professional Training Classes

As part of WGC2022, we will be holding full-day Professional Training Classes on Monday 23 May 2022. The Professional Training Classes will provide participants with industry-specific and up to date training to further their professional growth and understanding of the gas industry. All courses are run by world-renowned experts who will share their detailed knowledge in addressing some of the industry’s key issues today.

The Professional Training Classes will be on the following topics:

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Gas in the Transport Sector: towards greater sustainability

*Lunch, refreshments and course materials will be provided.

Masterclasses

Hydrogen

Time: 09:00 to 17:00

  • Why hydrogen? Introduction & history 
  • Why is H2 gaining so much momentum?
  • Role of H2 in the energy transition
  • Hydrogen value chain: from production to end-use applications
  • Origin and history of hydrogen technology
  • System integration
  • A tour along every single part of the hydrogen value chain; production, transport, storage and three main enduser applications 
  • Visit the hydrogen storage HyStock and see how a cavern looks from the inside 
  • How to create a market for hydrogen
  • Vision for market design for hydrogen
  • Market phases and market structuring: dynamic market developments and designs
  • How to create a market for hydrogen
  • Balancing future electricity and hydrogen markets
  • Effective public policy for hydrogen
  • An interactive dialogue on hydrogen market design
  • From natural gas to hydrogen: the opportunities for hydrogen for the gas industry / How the gas industry can benefit from the hydrogen economy
  • Comparison between natural gas and hydrogen
  • SMR; hydrogen production from natural gas
  • Blue hydrogen; hydrogen production from natural gas and storing the CO2 in depleted gas fields
  • Best practices from around the globe
  • An interactive dialogue on the threats and opportunities for hydrogen for the gas industry
  • The outlook for hydrogen in mobility 
  • Hydrogen in road transport (light and heavy-duty) 
  • FCEVs vs BEVs 
  • Hydrogen in shipping 
  • Hydrogen in aviation: how close is it? 
  • Interactive dialogue on the use of hydrogen in mobility 

Closing & handing of certificates


Presented by Energy Delta Institute and guest speakers.

Gas in the Transport Sector: towards greater sustainability

Time: 09:00 to 17:00

  • Overview of the current state of energy use in the different parts of the global transport end-use sector
  • Key trends in three leading countries in the use of natural gas for the automobile sector: China Brazil & Italy
  • Biogas for road vehicles – a niche business forever?
  • LNG for trucking and shipping: The truck- and ship-builder, the fuel supplier and the end-use transporter
  • The role and experience of the LNG regasification terminal in breaking bulk and bunkering for ships and trucks
  • Emission regulations for shipping: what is next?

Drivers towards low-emission mobility in Europe – how can the gas industry contribute? 

  • EU goals, policies and initiatives
  • Alternative energies for transport – notone ‘silver bullet’, but an efficient integration of all (advanced biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, and renewable synthetic fuels)

Perspectives from the automobile industry

  • Societal and technological trends impacting transport and infrastructure, policy, and the regulatory framework
  • Digitalization as a key element

A national gas industry perspective: Germany, Europe’s largest transport market 

  • Policies for change toward sustainability in the transport sector
  • What has been achieved in recent years? Lessons learned and key drivers for further progress

Closing & handing of certificates


Presented by Energy Delta Institute and guest speakers.

How to Register

To register your place on the Professional Training Classes please click here to register for the conference. Please click Individual Conference Delegate Registration, Delegate as your registration type, enter your details and select which Professional Training Class you wish to attend.

Please note, this is open to trade visitors and exhibitors and you must register to attend the conference and book your place on a Professional Training Class.

Marcel Kramer
Energy Delta Institute

After obtaining a master’s degree in Private and Corporate Law, Marcel held several positions in government and in international organizations (NATO, International Energy Agency). Subsequently, he spent his entire career in international energy companies on different continents.

Over the past 30 years, Marcel has held a range of senior executive positions in the international gas industry and has an extensive personal executive network in this field. 

He currently works internationally as an independent consultant, company director and advisory board member on strategy, policy, and project management in the field of energy and infrastructure. 

He is also President of the Energy Delta Institute, an international energy business school, which supports the development of young executives through a wide range of industry courses and networking events. 

Marcel Kramer is a frequent public speaker on energy topics and lectures in several executive education programs associated with universities in Europe and Russia. He is an active longstanding member of the Council of the International Gas Union (IGU), for which he also reports to the IGU President as ‘Regional Coordinator’ for Russia, the Black Sea region, and the Caspian. 

Leon Stille
Energy Delta Institute

Leon Stille has a background in Earth Sciences (Bsc) and renewable energy technology (Msc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career, he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international oil and gas company Frames.  

Furthermore, he worked for the Netherlands organization of Applied Sciences (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition. In this role he has initiated several large-scale international research and development programs, as well as technology development trajectories towards industrial applications of CCUS, green gas, gas conversion technologies (hydrogen, ammonia and DME), geothermal applications and water purification, always with a strong international focus, with particular experience in South-East Asia, Canada and East Africa.  

Currently, Leon is working as Manager of the Energy Delta Institute at the New Energy Coalition, dedicated to providing education and promotion towards the energy transition. Leon holds two patents on biogas purification and conversion and was the chairman of the company advisory. 

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