100ScaleUPS – Development of Hydrogen Value Chain – Norway and China

  • Starts:08:30, 18 September 2019
  • Ends:12:00, 18 September 2019
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Contact:Hoa Nguyen (hoa.l.nguyen@bi.no)

Hydrogen has potential to help meet climate targets by decarbonizing is gaining traction worldwide. Norway has unique competence and technology in the transformation to hydrogen. We have now developed a hydrogen roadmap for the nation. Achieving scale has long been a bottleneck but this is about to change. China has an ambitious hydrogen strategy and is now showing rapid progress with investments and strong policy support for developing a Hydrogen energy economy.

We invite you to take part in the discussion regarding China’s energy transformation to hydrogen as a mainstream energy. Join us to explore the opportunities for your companies in the Chinese market.

Main Speakers

Professor Zhu Dequen and his team from Beijing Tsinghua Industrial RnD Institute (BTIRDI) is the key architect of the Chinese hydrogen value chain. They will share their knowledge and discuss opportunities for Norwegian companies in the Chinese hydrogen sector.

Professor Per Ingvar Olsen and BI-Tsinghua Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has over the last 3 years worked with scaling of Chinese hydrogen technologies in the China market.



  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Breakfast and networking

  • Opening note - Scaling technologies to solve global challenges - 100Scaleups


    Professor Per Ingvar Olsen

  • Production and Use of Hydrogen in Norway


    Gerd Petra, Chief Engineer, DNV GL

  • Norwegian Hydrogen Value Chain – Opportunities and Challenges


    Jon Andre Løkke, CEO Nel

  • BTIRDI- part of China's national Hydrogen strategy


    Professor Zhu Dequan, Beijing Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute

  • The Hydrogen revolution in China: Future trends and market demand


    Nelson Li, Partner Yield Capital

  • Break

  • Achieving scale in the Hydrogen value chain

    • The logistic truck project
    • Hydrogen ferries on the Yangze


    Professor Zhu Dequan, Beijing Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute

  • Closing remarks


    Dilek Ayhan, BI Special Adviser and Former Vice Minister Trade and Industries