Val Miftakhov is a Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, Inc, a California company developing the World's first practical zero emission aviation powertrain. Val is a serial entrepreneur in EV space - his previous company eMotorWerks has developed the World’s leading platform for EV battery aggregation to provide grid services, and was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, Val held a number of senior business and product positions at Google and McKinsey & Company, and was a nuclear researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was a two-time winner of Russian Nationwide Physics competitions. In his spare time, Val makes good use of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.
Key to the economic success of Green Hydrogen, and its attractiveness to investors, is having a clear market to sell to so projects can be sized based on demand. Large scale markets for hydrogen though are not currently clear and potential offtakers have their own concerns about supply. In this session we will hear from representatives of the industries who may make up the hydrogen market to understand what they require from developers and governments to start using green hydrogen, and the timescales in which they expect to begin
to use it.