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07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport?

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
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Will hydrogen and the fuel cell be hot spots of international research and technology policy? Is it a key technology regarding its potential for industry and for creating jobs, but also for environmental, energy and transport policies? Advantages inherent in the system of the fuel cell for drastic cuts in consumption, exhaust fumes and noise, have induced all the big automobile enterprises to invest heavily in the development of this technology. But also stationary energy technology, the users of mobile applications, and the shipping and aviation industries are seeking to introduce into their markets this technology that has been successful in space travel for decades. The working group will analyze the changing framework conditions like: dwindling fossil energy resources in politically instable regions; and the endangered supply of transport and energy service due to an exploding demand in fast-developing nations. It will also analyze their implications, e.g. the danger that a large number of jobs may disappear in industry if we do not or only too late adapt to new technologies, the imminent drastic climate change caused by greenhouse gases as well as the exceeding of accepted limits of harmful substances and noise. Hydrogen extracted from renewable energy sources and/or the fuel cell both have the potential to make a decisive contribution to solve these problems. Since technology policy will have to play an active role in these activities, the European Union as well as the US have founded technology platforms and committed R&D programs. The Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology started a hydrogen and fuel cell initiative for Austria at the end of 2004.

Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey
Vice President Marketing & Sales, MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz
General Manager, Powertrain Engineering Division Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe, Brussels
Staatssekretär für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
ao.Univ.-Prof., Institut für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Kraftfahrzeugbau, Technische Universität Wien
Geschäftsführer und Gründer, Strategy Lab GmbH; Professor, Institut für Unternehmensführung und Entrepreneurship, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Distributed Generation Fuel Cells Technology Manager, US Department of Energy, Morgantown
Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Deputy Head, Unit Mobility and Transport Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Coordination

Carl-Peter FORSTER

Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey

 Degrees in Economics and Aeronautical Engineering
 
1986 BMW AG, various positions, the last one as Vice President responsible for the development of the Medium Class BMW model line
1996 Managing Director BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
1999-2000 Member of the Board BMW AG, responsible for worldwide manufacturing
2001 Adam Opel AG, Managing Director and Vice President of General Motors Europe
2004 President and Chief Operation Officer of General Motors Europe
2006-2009 President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Europe, Group Vice President of General Motors and Member of GM's Global Automotive Strategy Board
2010 Tata Motors Ltd (including JaguarLandRover), Group Chief Executive Officer until 2011, Member of the Board until 2012
since 2013 Member of the Board of Volvo Cars Corporation, Gothenburg and Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong

Dipl.-Ing. Peter HARBIG

Vice President Marketing & Sales, MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz

 Erste Tätigkeit bei der damaligen Thyssen Umformtechnik in Bielefeld, danach 20 Jahre beim deutschen Industriekonzern ThyssenKrupp in den Bereichen Entwicklung, Planung, Vertrieb im Chassis- und Fahrwerksbereich als Geschäftsführer Automotive Systems tätig.
seit 2004 für das Vorstandsressort Marketing & Sales verantwortlich

Dipl.-Ing. Gerald KILLMANN

General Manager, Powertrain Engineering Division Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe, Brussels

 Maschinenbaustudium an der TU Graz
1992-1996 Motoreningenieur Toyota Motor Marketing & Engineering, Belgien
1996-1998 Dieselmotorenentwicklung bei Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
1998-2005 Department Manager, Deputy General Manager, General Manager Powertrain Engineering Division
  bei Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe, Belgien

Mag. Eduard MAINONI

Staatssekretär für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Salzburg
1985-1986 Rechtspraktikum am Bezirks- und Landesgericht Salzburg
1986-2001 Direktor des Österreichischen Wachdienstes ÖWD
1989-1991 Landesparteisekretär der FPÖ-Landesgruppe Salzburg
1992-1999 Mitglied des Gemeinderates der Stadt Salzburg
  Klubobmann des Gemeinderatklubs der FPÖ
1994-1998 Landesparteiobmann-Stellvertreter der FPÖ Salzburg
1999 Mitglied des Bundesrates
1999-2004 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat
seit 2002 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung des ÖWD
2002 Ordner des Nationalrates, Kultur- und Verkehrssprecher und Sprecher für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit EZA der Freiheitlichen Parlamentsfraktion
2004 Mitglied des Europarates, Straßburg
seit 2004 Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Ernst PUCHER

ao.Univ.-Prof., Institut für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Kraftfahrzeugbau, Technische Universität Wien

 Diplom- und Doktoratsstudium Maschinenbau an der TU Wien
1993 Habilitation für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen
seit 1997 ao.Univ.-Prof. an der TU Wien
seit 2003 Gastprofessor an der University of California at San Diego
seit 2004 Mitglied des Senats der TU Wien

Dipl.-Ing. Karl ROSE

Geschäftsführer und Gründer, Strategy Lab GmbH; Professor, Institut für Unternehmensführung und Entrepreneurship, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

1985-1996 Petroleum Engineering, Royal Dutch Shell
1996-1998 Business Development Manager, Royal Dutch Shell
1998-1999 Vice President, Government Relations, Royal Dutch Shell
1999-2001 Business Intelligence, Royal Dutch Shell
2001-2007 Corporate Strategy, Royal Dutch Shell
2008-2010 Chief Strategist, Royal Dutch Shell
seit 2010 Director Policy and Scenarios, World Energy Council, London
seit 2010 Geschäftsführer und Gründer, Strategy Lab GmbH, Wien
seit 2010 Univ. Prof. für Strategisches Management und Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft, Karl-Franzens Universität Graz
seit 2011 Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats Energie Steiermark AG, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender STEWEAG

PH. D. Engineering Mark C. WILLIAMS

Distributed Generation Fuel Cells Technology Manager, US Department of Energy, Morgantown

 Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in Engineering in 1985 from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, he worked as a Research Engineer at the University of California at Berkeley where he supervised research of doctoral students in surface chemistry and separation science. Subsequently, he worked as a Research Engineer at AMOCO Production Company and at CONOCO, Inc., where he conducted theoretical modeling and experimental research into surfactant and colloidal chemistry. At present, he is the Distributed Generation Technology Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where he is responsible for budget, planning and outreach for the stationary power fuel cell program of the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy; this includes the world s largest high temperature fuel cell programs. Dr. Williams has been an invited lecturer in the fuel cell area at the Brookings Institution, and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Processing Journal. He assists in presenting fuel cell short courses, such as the Fuel Cell Technology Institute, and participates in many fuel cell forums in the U.S. and abroad. He has directed the development and publication of the internationally-acclaimed DOE Fuel Cell Handbook since 1994.

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1978-1979 Studium, Internationale Politik, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Universität, Bologna
1979-1980 Forschungsassistent, Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen, Wien
1981 Eintritt in den öffentlichen Dienst, Referent, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
1993 Leiter, Abteilung für Technologiepolitik und -programme, Bundesministerium für öffentliche Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Wien
2003 Leiter, Bereich Innovation; stellvertretender Sektionsleiter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
2010 Übernahme des Vorsitzes, EU-Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

Mag. Dr. Andreas DORDA

Deputy Head, Unit Mobility and Transport Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Studies and Thesis in Chemistry in Vienna, Post-Doc at University Berkeley, Assistant at Institute for Phys. Chemistry
1992-1994 Project Manager, "Austrian Environmental Plan", Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment, Vienna
since 1994 Deputy Head of Unit, Mobility & Transport Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
1997-1999 Technology Foresight and Assessment, EC-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Sevilla
2006-2015 Managing Director, Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems, Vienna

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25.08.2005

08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Our futurePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Location of science and research – a global shift?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00SecurityPlenary
19:30 - 21:45Evening reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

26.08.2005

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Technology and location strategies for enterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Electronic carBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Science of everyday productsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Security of energy supplyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: NanotechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the mediaBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: European strategies for international research cooperationBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Excellence – a question of genderBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Converging technologiesBreakout
14:00 - 14:45University/industry interaction – The Atlantic picturePlenary
14:45 - 15:30University/industry interaction – The Austrian solutionPlenary
15:30 - 16:00University/industry interaction – Political ConclusionsPlenary
16:00 - 18:00Reception sponsored by Province of Lower AustriaSocial
18:00 - 19:00The science of saving VenicePlenary

26.08.-27.08.2005

Junior AlpbachBreakout

27.08.2005

07:00 - 08:30Politics and SciencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Science at the cutting edgePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Alpbach 2005 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
10:15 - 11:00Reflections and PerspectivesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial