18 - 19 April 2023, Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal


Christian Pho Duc


Christian Pho Duc is heading the hydrogen activities of Smartenergy and is also in charge of solar projects in Germany. His many years of international management experience, his marked technical background and, last but not least, his multicultural roots make him ideally suited for this task. After over 5 years of expanding E-Mobility on the water as SVP Sales at market leader Torqeedo he is now eager to provide clean energy to the installations worldwide. Christian spent already 5 years in the Solar Industry at Smartenergy Renewables, Nanosolar and Solyndra developing solar projects as managing director and VP Sales in EMEA and India. Prior to his engagement in the renewable energy space, Christian worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry, always at the leading edge of technical innovations launching what were then the most highly integrated memory chips. He marketed high-end products for Infineon, Giesecke & Devrient and Siemens on the international stage, holding a number of management positions. Christian holds a master’s degree in semiconductor physics and microelectronics engineering from Cambridge University and master’s degree in physics from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich and showed an early interest in the market potential of new technologies. He undertook research at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics into high resolution detectors that today orbit the earth in satellites.

18 Apr
 - 10:05 BST (UTC +01:00)
  • First EU countries announced auctions and tenders for hydrogen and ammonia such a Portugal and Germany
  • How practical are these measures to get projects unlocked, what else is needed?
  • Are we competitive with the measures in other continents? Do we risk a location shift of investments in projects, supply chain and
18 Apr
 - 09:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

With increasing amounts of green hydrogen projects being announced this session will address one of the biggest bottlenecks to deployment; securing renewable power sources and grid capacity. With less of both than will be required to support all planned projects we will cover:

  • The business models, and technical processes for deploying new renewables alongside hydrogen
  • Ways to accelerate the permitting process, and ensure your permit is accepted
  • A discussion of how green hydrogen projects can support the grid, providing resilience and reliability.