05th - 07th July 2023

Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Day 1: 05 July, 2023

Time Session
07:00 - 08:00 Registration
(Outside the East Gate Entrance of Vigyan Bhawan)
08:00 Delegates to be seated inside the (Plenary Hall)
09:15 - 10:15 Inaugural Session (Plenary Hall)
10:15 - 10:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 11:30 Plenary Session – 1: India Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Prof. Ajay K Sood,
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

Mr. Bhupinder Singh Bhalla,
Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Government of India
11:30 - 13:00 Parallel Technical Sessions – I
Session 1A: Hydrogen Production – Electrolysis & Biopathways
(Hall No. 5)
Session 1B: Hydrogen Storage, Distribution and Refuelling
(Hall No. 2)
Session 1C: Hydrogen Energy Ecosystems & Assessment
(Hall No. 4)
Session 1D: Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers: Key Materials & Components
(Hall No.6)
  • Mr. Vivek Bhide, Regional President, John Cockerill Group (Session Chair)
  • Prof. S Dasappa,
    Chair – ICER, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Dr. Selvaraj Kaliaperumal,
    Catalysis Division, National Chemical Laboratory

  • Mr. Kowtham Raj,
    Lead – Green Technology Development, Larsen & Toubro Ltd

  • Mr. Ravindra Vasisht, Independent Consultant (Session Chair)

  • Prof. Swati Neogi,
    Professor – Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

  • Prof. Pratibha Sharma,
    Department of Energy Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Mr. Puneet Khurana,
    Managing Director
    Everest Kanto Cylinder

  • Mr. Anup S Shapeti,
    Hydrogen & LNG, INOX India Limited

  • Mr. Aashish Maheshwari, Associate Business Director, Evonik (Session Chair)
  • Mr. James Khong,
    Co-Founder and COO, Galaxy FCT

  • Mr. Kuldeep Rai,
    Executive Director
    Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

  • Mr. Sachin Chugh,
    Dy. General Manager – H2 & Fuel Cell, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.

  • Mr. Loftur Thorarinsson,
    Project Lead – New Energies, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (U.K.)
  • Dr. Tata N Rao, Director, ARCI (Session Chair)
  • Dr. N Rajalakshmi,
    Former Senior Scientist, Centre for Fuel Cell Technology, ARCI, IIT Madras (Virtual)
  • Mr. R Balu,
    Head of New Projects, R&D, Thermax Ltd

  • Dr. Sreekumar Kurungot,
    Physical & Materials Chemistry Division, NCL

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:45 Plenary Session – 2: US Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Dr. Ashish Lele,
Director, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Dr Sunita Satyapal,
Director – Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office and DOE Hydrogen Program Coordinator U.S. Department of Energy

14:50 - 16:20 Parallel Technical Session – II
Session 2A: Hydrogen Production – Thermochemical Nuclear / Other
(Hall No. 2)
Session 2B: Hydrogen in Mobility
(Hall No. 5)
Session 2C: Integrated Hydrogen Systems
(Hall No. 4)
Session 2D:
Hydrogen in
(Hall No. 6)
  • Prof. G D Yadav, Green Chemistry and Technology, ICT Mumbai (Session Chair)
  • Dr. Anjan Ray,
    Former Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

  • Dr. Srinivas Rao,
    Scientific Officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

  • Mr. Jasvant Singh,
    Head, Development Department, Haldor Topsoe India

  • Prof. K A Subramanian, Professor, IIT Delhi (Session Chair)

  • Mr. Ravi Pandit,
    Chairman & Co-Founder, KPIT Pune

  • Mr. Sadagopan Krishnan,
    Sr. Vice President, Ashok Leyland

  • Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi,
    Sr. VP & Director-Technical, Toyota-Kirloskar Motors
  • Dr. J P Gupta, Managing Director, Green Hydrogen India (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Venkatesh M,
    Chief Technology Officer, L&T

  • Mr. Rajat Seksaria,
    Independent H2 Expert
  • Mr. Vishal Mehta,
    Managing Director & Partner, BCG
  • Dr. SSV Ramakumar, Director (R&D), Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (Session Chair)

  • Dr. Anurag Pandey,
    R&D Lead, Reliance Industries Limited
  • Mr. Mohit Bhargava,
    Chief Executive Officer, NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd
  • Mr. Sudhir Pathak,
    Head – Engineering, Hero Future Energies

  • Dr. Samik Nag,
    Chief - Iron Making Research Group, R&D Division, Tata Steel
16:20 - 17:15 HIGH - TEA
17:15 - 17:45 Summary of Technical Sessions
Dr. Ashish Lele
, Director, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (Plenary Hall)
17:45 - 18:45 Panel Discussion on Disruptive Science & Technology (Plenary Hall)
Dr. N Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR and Secretary DSIR (Session Chair)
Prof. Swati Neogi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Prof. Pratibha Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Prof. Prakash Vaidya, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai

Prof. Uttam Kumar Ghorai, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir, Kolkata
Dr. R Nandini Devi, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Day 2: 06 July, 2023

Time Session
09:30 - 10:15 Plenary Session – 3: Japanese Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Mr. Atul Kumar Tiwari,
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Eiji Ohira,
Strategy Architect - Fuel Cell & Hydrogen
Advanced Battery & Hydrogen Technology Department NEDO, Japan

10:15 - 11:00 Plenary Session – 4: Australian Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Mr. Pankaj Agrawal,
Ministry of Power
Government of India

Ms. Sarah Storey,
Chargé d’affaires
Australian High

11:00 - 11:30 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 Parallel Technical Sessions – III
Session 3A: Hydrogen Infrastructure & Compatibility
(Hall No. 2)
Session 3B: Hydrogen Economy – Logistics and Infra
(Hall No. 4)
Session 3C: Codes, Standards & Regulations
(Hall No. 5)
Session 3D:
Hubs/ Clusters
(Hall No. 6)
  • Mr. Sunil Kumar,
    Joint Secretary, MoPNG, Government of India (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Rajiv Agarwal,
    Director – Technical
    Engineers India Limited

  • Dr. C Kannan,
    Executive Director – R&D, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  • Mr. Abhinav Arora,
    Vice President – EPC Projects, HAL Offshore Limited

  • Dr. Hubert Mancher,
    Managing Director, Magnum

  • Mr. K R Jyothilal,
    Principal Secretary, Transport Dept., Govt. of Kerala (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Ghanshyam Prasad,
    Central Electricity Authority
  • Mr. Kapil Maheshwari,
    Executive Director & CEO, Welspun New Energy Ltd
  • Mr. Anirudh Gautam,
    Executive Director, RDSO – Indian Railways
  • Mr. Shardul Kulkarni,
    Chief Executive Officer, Deesha Power Solutions
  • Mr. Rajeev Sharma,
    DDG Standardization-I, BIS (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Arun Mittal,
    Executive Director
    Oil Industry Safety Directorate

  • Dr. S S Thipse,
    Sr. Deputy Director
    Automotive Research Association of India

  • Dr. R Venugopal,
    Joint Chief Controller of Explosives, PESO

  • Mr. Jonas Moberg,
    Green Hydrogen Organisation

  • Mr. Nikunj Bihari Dhal,
    Addl. Chief Secretary, Dept. of Energy, Govt. of Odisha (Session Chair)
  • Mr Parag Sharma, Founder & CEO, O2 Power
  • Dr R K Malhotra,
    President, Hydrogen Association of India

  • Mr Rolf Behrndt,
    Senior Hydrogen Advisor, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale, Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

  • Ms. Malini Dutt,
    Acting Trade and Investment Commissioner – India, Investment NSW, India

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Plenary Session 5 – Perspective of the International Energy Agency (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Mr. Rajat Kumar Mishra,
Department of Fertilizer, Government of India

Dr. Uwe Remme,
Head, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels Unit Energy Technology Policy Division
International Energy Agency, Germany

14:50 - 16:20 Parallel Technical Session – IV
Session 4A: Start-ups in Hydrogen
(Hall No. 6)
Session 4B: Hydrogen Strategies & Polices
(Hall No. 5)
Session 4C: Green Financing
(Hall No. 4)
Session 4D: Strengthening R&D Ecosystem
(Hall No. 2)
  • Ms Manmeet K Nanda,
    Joint Secretary, DPIIT
    Government of India (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Siddharth Mayur,
    Founder & Managing Director, H2e Power

  • Mr. Sunil S. Nair,
    Co-Founder and Director, Magic Myna Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Vamsi Krishna,
    Chief Executive Officer, Vyara Green Energy

  • Dr. Suruchi Rao,
    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Ossus Biorenewables

  • Dr. Satyajit Phadke,
    Co-Founder, Hydrovert Energy

  • Mr. Sanjay Dubey,
    Principal Secretary - Energy & NRE, Govt of Madhya Pradesh (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Ajay Yadav,
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

  • Mr. Ruud Kempener,
    Office of Kadri Simson, Commissioner – Energy, EU (Virtual)
  • Dr. R. K Malhotra,
    President, Hydrogen Association of India

  • Mr. Rajnath Ram,,
    Adviser- Power and Energy, NITI Aayog

  • Dr. Deepak Yadav,
    Council on Energy Environment & Water (CEEW)
  • Mr Tobias Winters,
    Director, Indo-German Energy Forum (Session Chair)
  • Mr. Pradip Kumar Das,
    Chairman & Managing Director, IREDA
  • Mr. Ajoy Choudhury,
    Director - Finance, REC
  • Ms. Surbhi Goyal,
    Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • Mr Mudit Jain,
    Head – Research, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited

  • Mr. Kumar Bibhu,
    Vice President, SBI Capital Markets Limited

  • Mr. S Bharathan,
    Director – Refineries, HPCL (Session Chair)
  • Dr Chitra Rajagopal,
    Director, Center of Excellence – Process Safety, IIT Delhi (Virtual)

  • Dr. C S Gopinath,
    Scientist H, National Chemical Laboratory

  • Mr. Andrew Stokes ,
    Senior Adv.- Innovator Support, Energy System Catapult, UK

16:20 - 17:00 HIGH - TEA
17:00 - 17:45 Summary of Technical Sessions by Dr. SSV Ramakumar,,
Director (R&D) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Plenary Hall)
17:45 - 19:15 Panel Discussion on Carbon Emission Associated with Green Hydrogen Production (Plenary Hall)
Dr. Vibha Dhawan,
Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (Session Chair)
Mr. Pulak Prakash,
Director - Sales & Strategy, Bureau Veritas, CIF South Asia Region

Mr. Amrit Singh Deo,
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Mr. Uwe Remme,
Head, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels Unit, Energy, Technology Policy Division,

Dr. S Venkata Mohan,
Chief Scientist, Department of Energy & Environmental Engineering, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)

Mr. Jonas Pferdekemper,
Project Manager, Global Hydrogen Competence Centre, TUV

Mr. Frank Wouters,
Senior Vice President New Energy, Reliance Industries Limited

Mr. Vish Iyer,
Global Chief Commercial Officer, Jakson Group

Day 3: 07 July, 2023

09:15 - 10:00 Plenary Session 6 – European Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Mr. T K Ramachandran,
Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Government of India

Dr. Jürgen Friedrich,
Ministerial Envoy for International Hydrogen Projects
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
10:00 - 10:45 Plenary Session 7 – African Perspective (Plenary Hall)
Chaired by
Dr. Ajay Mathur,
Director General
International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Mr. Cosmas Chiteme,
Director: Power
Department of Science and Technology
South African Government

10:45 - 11:45 Industry Panel 1 (Plenary Hall)
Moving Towards a Domestic Green Hydrogen Market

Mr. R P Gupta,
Chairman & Managing Director, SECI (Session Chair)
Mr Anish De,
Partner, KPMG (Moderator)
Mr Abhay Bakre,
Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Mr Parag Sharma,
Founder & CEO, O2 Power
Dr. S. Nand,
Adviser, The Fertiliser Association of India
Mr. C P Tiwari,
Head-Technology & Process Engineering(G), Tata Power
11:45 - 12:45 Industry Panel 2 (Plenary Hall)
Export of H2 & Derivatives and International Trade Laws

Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha,
Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India (Session Chair)
Mr. Anish Mandal,
Partner, Deloitte (Moderator)

Mr. Vineet Mittal,
Chairman, Avaada Group

Mr Agnel Cheruvathoor,
Head of Business Development, India & Middle East, Sustainable Energy Systems, Siemens Energy

Mr. Vikram Kapur,
Group President, New & International Business (Green H2, Carbon, Digital), ReNew

Mr. Sandeep Kashyap,
Chief Operating Officer, ACME

12:45 - 13:30 Valedictory Session (Plenary Hall)
13:30 Lunch and Event Concludes