3rd Workshop” LNG Roadmap. LNG as a driving force for cross-border cooperation within Europe”

georganiseerd door Gas- und Wärme Institut Essen e.V., EnergieAgentur.NRW
  • Maritim-Platz 1
    40474 Düsseldorf
  • MARITIM-Hotel, Düsseldorf

The event will highlight the development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel for inland navigation and for heavy- duty commercial vehicles as well as an energy carrier for industrial applications.
This year, the event will experience its third performance. The 3rd Workshop “LNG Roadmap” is a follow-up event, which gathered in 2014 and 2015 more than 100 guests each year from Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Also in this year, we expect national and international experts on LNG as a fuel gas and transportation fuel. The experience exchange and open discussion about technical and regulatory aspects, safety standards, funding opportunities and the infrastructure development options are the focus of the event. Besides, practical examples and project progresses will be presented.

The workshop will be held in English.
The 3rd Workshop “LNG Roadmap” offers to you:
• Discussion platform with the leading manufacturers and suppliers of the LNG complete solutions,
• Experience exchange with the branch pioneers: LNG applications for the transportation and industry,
• Practical examples and reports about the project progresses,
• Discussion about technical and regulatory aspects, safety standards as well as infrastructure development,
• Successful examples of solutions for energy supply of municipalities and industry,
• LNG potential for climate and environment protection, especially LNG generated from renewables/ bio-LNG,
• Answers to the following questions:
o How has the LNG to be handled safely?
o What financing options and funding programs are available for the LNG introduction in the logistic and energy branches?
o What does a decentralized energy supply mean and how the operational costs of the energy consumers can be reduced using the LNG?

LNG-information box
LNG is nothing else than a natural gas converted to a liquid form at approx. -160 °C, which only takes 1/600 of the volume of a gaseous natural gas. This characteristic makes possible a cost reduction for both natural gas transportation and storage. The liquefaction of the fuel gas offers end-users the option in the mobile and decentralized energy utilization. Thereby, delivery trucks, municipal vehicles, public transportation, heavy-duty vehicles, inland water vessels and industrial sites, off-grid and network-connected power generation and many others are the target group for LNG usage.


Time Topic / Speaker
09.15 Welcome coffee

10.00 Welcome speech

Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann (CEO of the EnergieAgentur.NRW)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Görner (Scientific Director of the Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. - GWI)

10.20 LNG as a climate friendly fuel

Birgitta Worringen (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur -  BMVI) (tbc)

10.40 Platforms and cooperations / panel discussion

• Dutch LNG Platform
Ger van Tongeren (National LNG Plattform)
• LNG in the maritime sector
Georg Ehrmann (CEO of the Maritime LNG Plattform)
• Task force LNG for the road transportation
Dr. Dietrich Gerstein (Deutscher Verband des Gas - und Wasserfaches e.V. - DVGW)
• LNG activities in the NRW region
Dr. Frank Köster (EnergieAgentur.NRW)
11.30 Coffee break, networking

12.00 Technical requirements on LNG usage

Alexey Mozgovoy (Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V.- GWI)

12.20 Interntational cooperations and projects / Panel discussion LNG PILOTS
Ingrid Klinge (Stichting Energy Valley); Dr. Frank Köster (EnergieAgentur.NRW)


Ingrid van Leeuwen (Provinz Südholland)


Martin Quispel (STC-NESTRA BV)


Panagiotis Grammelis (Certh)

Regional small-scale LNG business opportunities in Klaipeda /Lithuania

Kristina Rimkunaite (Litgas)
13.15 Lunch, networking

14.30 LNG Infrastructure and vehicles from a single source

Peter Hendrickx (Rolande LNG BV)

14.50 LNG usage in the freight logistics

(Annemarie Timmermans, Vos Logistics)
15.10 LNG in the inland water navigation

Rob Stassen (Shell Downstream International Services B.V. (tbc)
15.30 Coffee break, networking

16.00 Solutions for industrial LNG customers

Marco Fischell (PRIMAGAS Energie GmbH & Co. KG)

16.15 Industrial usage of LNG

Dr. Can Kreuz (TGE Gas Engineering GmbH)

16.30 Horizon 2020: European funding on innovative projects in the transport/mobility sector

David Doerr (Nationale Kontaktstelle Energie - Verkehr, Projektträger Mobilität und Verkehrstechnologien; TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH)
16.45 Concluding panel discussion: LNG Roadmap

17.20 Closing remarks, conclusion

 Dr. Frank Köster (EnergieAgentur.NRW)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Görner, Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V.)
17.30 Get together


Fee: Representatives of municipalities, public utility companies, universities 95,- € (incl. VAT);  companies   200,-
€ (incl. VAT)