Innovating for a carbon-free future of shipping in the Baltic and North Sea

28 October 2019 | 3 pm - 7 pm 

 

About the Event

The launch event of “Towards Net-Zero Shipping” – our report on innovating for a carbon-free future of shipping in the Baltic and North Sea.

The shipping sector contributes about 3% of global green-house gas emissions. Although major international organizations like the IMO have set targets to reduce emissions, these targets are not in line with the IPCC’s 1.5-degree scenario.

 

On the flip side, rapidly evolving technologies (e.g., electric, hydrogen and ammonia propulsion), environmental policy reforms and a demand for the provision of environmentally responsible goods and services indicate, that the time to move towards more sustainable shipping has come. In the Baltic and North Sea, we are already seeing progress fuelled by ambitious plans such as the Green Hydrogen Economy in the Northern Netherlands, the Clean Maritime Plan in the UK and the Green Shipping Program in Norway.

Amplifier together with sus.lab at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) have produced a comprehensive report towards zero-carbon emissions in shipping by 2050 for the Baltic and North Sea regions.

The report analyses new technologies, identifies gaps in infrastructure development, assesses the economic viability and opportunities of alternative fuels and discusses the impact for the environment. Moreover, this report will provide an actionable guideline for ship owners, port operators, investors and policy makers to support this transition towards a more sustainable and green future of maritime transportation.

Download report & deep dive
Main report
Deep-dive
Comparison of zero-carbon fuels
Opportunities to pioneer carbon-free shipping
Funding support and regulatory incentives
 

Guest Speakers

Elliott Gotkine

Master of Ceremonies

Elliott Gotkine is an experienced Master of Ceremonies, Moderator, TV Presenter and Media Coach. In his near two decades in broadcasting, Elliott has worked for the BBC, CNN and Bloomberg Television, covering South America, Europe and the Middle East. He's interviewed world leaders, including Hugo Chavez and Shimon Peres; billionaires, such as Sheldon Adelson and Patrick Drahi; and Nobel Laureates, like Mario Vargas Llosa. As Director of Communications for leading maritime analytics company, Windward, Elliott was instrumental in organising - and emceeing - the inaugural 'Sea: The Future' conference in London. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, from the University of Nottingham, and speaks fluent Spanish, decent French and Hebrew, and passable Italian. He lives in Tel-Aviv.

Peter Due

Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Yara Birkland AS

Developing autonomous logistics for a zero emission future and searching for opportunities related a more sustainable world. Demonstrated history in maritime industry, sports apparel industry and corporate events. Skilled in Business Development, Product development, Entrepreneurship, Management and International Business. Experience from the Diplomatic service and Military including peace keeping missions. 

Ulf Kanne

Managing Partner at Transport Transformation

Accelerating transition towards sustainable maritime transport. 20 years of practical experience in new markets, new technology environments. Management professional with emphasis on technology and high-tech business development. 

Petrissa Eckle, PhD

Executive Director of sus.lab

Petrissa's deeppassion for building a more sustainable future led her from a PhD in Physics to a Post Doc in Sustainability to 5 years in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, where she helped clients navigate the energy transition, embrace big data/analytics and build innovation centers. As leader of sus.lab, she is excited to use her experience to work with an equally passionate team to accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

Melvin Mathews

Director - New Businesses at Wärtsilä

An ex-mariner passionate about technology, environment, people & innovation. Closely works with boards, start-ups & entrepreneurs to make emerging technology relevant to business. Presently the DirectorNew Businesses at Wartsila.

Christian Oldendorff

Owner & Investor at Amplifier

Launched Oldendorff Overseas Investment, a $650M shipping asset management fund. 12 years experience in the shipping industry as co-owner of Reederei Nord. Experienced investor across multiple tech sectors and the founder of Amplifier.

Alexander Langguth

Independent Consultant

Alex is an independent consultant focusing on clean-tech innovation and systemic change for a more sustainable economy. Moreover, Alex is an investor in early-stage clean-tech startups. Previously he spent 4 years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked primarily in electrical power, advanced electronics and industrial manufacturing sectors across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Erik Herlyn

VP Finance at Transport Transformation

Mr. Erik Herlyn is mechanical and production engineer (Trinity University Dublin, University of Bremen). Erik Herlyn has extensive experience in the finance and hydrocarbon industries. He was CEO of Manas Petroleum Corp and founder and CEO of Petromanas Energy Inc.. Mr. Herlyn was acquiring and managing several exploration licenses in South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Central Asia. Prior to that he was holding several managerial positions in large International Business Consulting firms such as KPMG, BearingPoint and Capgemini. In this role he was supporting major oil and gas companies in the Americas and Arabic countries in strategic, technical and financial projects. As part of his consultancy assignments, he was managing post merger acquisitons by integrating sales, IT and production operations.

Christopher Rex

Head of Innovation and Research at Danish Ship Finance

Christopher Rex is Head of Innovation & Research, Danish Ship Finance. He pioneered shipping research by focusing on the long-term implications of megatrends like digitalization, ageing global consumers and the electrification of the global energy system on the shipping industry. In recent years he has included perspectives on business model innovation, the circular economy and sustainability to help customers navigate the emerging transformation of the shipping industry. He is behind the widely recognized report “Shipping Market Review” which Danish Ship Finance has published bi-annually since 2004. Externally he represents Danish Ship Finance as a frequent speaker at international conferences such as Global Maritime Forum, Marine Money, CMA and Nor-Shipping. Christopher holds a master’s degree in economics from Copenhagen University, but has studied at universities in Switzerland, Singapore, UK, China and the US. Most recently he attended Singularity University’s executive program.

Roy Campe

R&D Manager at Compagnie Maritime Belge

Roy studied Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. After his graduation he started to work as a researcher at the chair of Aerospace Sustainable Engineering and Technologies. He is the founder of Actiflow, a design and engineering company specialized in the development of flow related systems and products. After 10y as technical director, he went back to its roots and started to work for Ghent University at the incubation center GreenBridge in Ostend where he was in Innovation Support Manager for Energy efficiency, wind energy and blue energy. In 2015, he was attracted by CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) where he is driving force behind the Technologies department as R&D Manager.

Simon Schofield

CTO at BAR Technologies

 

Agenda

Agenda

Format

Time

Registration & Welcome

Event Team, Elliott Gotkine

20 Min

Status quo: The climate challenge and the role of shipping

Speaker: Christian Oldendorff

10 Min

Our vision of a carbon-neutral shipping sector in the North and the Baltic Sea

Speaker: Petrissa Eckle, Alexander Langguth

30 Min

New vessel designs for zero-emission fuels 

Speaker: Simon Schofield

15 Min

Question & Answer Session

Speaker: Petrissa Eckle, Alexander Langguth

10 Min

Pioneer projects to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral shipping sector

Question & Answer

Speaker: Peter Due, Roy Campe, Ulf Kanne, Simon Schofield

45 Min

10 Min

Break

Panel discussion on innovation, investment and commercialisation opportunities / needs in the future

Speaker: Peter Due, Erik Herlyn, Melvin Mathews, Christopher Rex

60 Min

Presentation of results and next steps

Speaker: Christian Oldendorff

10 Min

Networking, Food and Drinks

Project Team

Petrissa Eckle, PhD

Executive Director of sus.lab

Petrissa's deeppassion for building a more sustainable future led her from a PhD in Physics to a Post Doc in Sustainability to 5 years in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, where she helped clients navigate the energy transition, embrace big data/analytics and build innovation centers. As leader of sus.lab, she is excited to use her experience to work with an equally passionate team to accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

Christina Nakhle

Project Manager at sus.lab

Christina completed an MBA in Energy Management at TU Berlin, preceded by a Bachelors in Civil Engineering at the American University of Beirut. In her work experience she focused on energy efficient buildings and policies to decarbonize the building stock; in addition to scouting and evaluation of sustainable construction materials. Her master thesis focused on the impacts of the privatization of the electricity sector.

Alexander Langguth

Independent Consultant

Alex is an independent consultant focusing on clean-tech innovation and systemic change for a more sustainable economy. Moreover, Alex is an investor in early-stage clean-tech startups. Previously he spent 4 years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked primarily in electrical power, advanced electronics and industrial manufacturing sectors across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Christian Oldendorff

Owner & Investor at Amplifier

Launched Oldendorff Overseas Investment, a $650M shipping asset management fund. 12 years experience in the shipping industry as co-owner of Reederei Nord. Experienced investor across multiple tech sectors and the founder of Amplifier.

Wesam Iwas

Investment Manager at Amplifier

Wesam has three years of experience in venture capital, identifying and evaluating startups as well as managing portfolio companies at Amplifier. Prior to this, he was leading the business development unit at a Europian smart parking startup. Part of his current role is overseeing and managing several R&D and venture build projects, supporting the teams to deliver the expected results.

 

Event Location

Villa im Heine-Park

Elbchaussee 43

22765 Hamburg

The event is private and only accessable for invited guest.

 

Contact

 

Zirkusweg 2
20345 Hamburg
Germany

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