9th International Hydrail Conference: HYDRAIL 2014

Mon, 06/16/2014 - Wed, 06/18/2014
Neumünster, Germany

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The Ninth International Hydrail Conference was held in Neumünster, Germany on 16-18 June 2014 in partnership with the Kulturlokschuppen Neumünster e.V. The event owes special thanks to Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy and Environment, State of Schleswig-Holstein, and his colleague Reinhard Meyer, Minister of Economy and Traffic, for their patronage; media partners Energie&Management, HZwei and SHZ-Verlag; and our scientific partners, Fraunhofer Institut ISIT, Itzehoe, University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Christian Albrecht University, Kiel.

Conference Presentations

The agenda featured a variety of speakers covering topics from energy and transportation policy, smart grid, and renewable energy integration to hydrogen production and fuel cells – and of course, hydrogen-powered railway technology! Below is a list of speakers, and, where available, conference presentations for download.

Detlef Matthiessen MP,  Parliament
Dr. Olaf Tauras,  Lord Mayor of the city of Neumünster
Dr. Robert Habeck,  Minister of Energy and Environment

Sitzung I
Prof. Joachim Berg,  Flensburg University for Applied Sciences
    Presentation PDF
Prof. Benecke,  ISIT - Fraunhofer Institut für Siliziumtechnik

Sitzung II
Prof. Dipl.-Ing Peter Quell,  FH Kiel University for Applied Sciences
Stan Thompson,  co-founder International Hydrail Conference
    Presentation PDF

Allgemeine Sitzung
Jens Sandmeier, WTSH
    Presentation PDF

Technologie-Sitzung I
Dr. José M. Bellosta von Colbe, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geeshacht
Detlef Matthiessen MP,  Parliament

Technologie-Sitzung II
Stephan Schwartzkopff, KONAMO e.G.
Karl Peter Naumann, Allianz PRO Schiene
    Presentation PDF
Stephen Kent, University of Birmingham, Centre for Railway Research & Education

Technologie-Sitzung III
Jens Baake, Vossloh Locomotives, GmbH, Kiel
    Presentation PDF
Stefan Kaimer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Köln
Herbert Wancura, synergesis consult.ing
    Presentation PDF

Technologie-Sitzung IV
Mark Kammerer, Hydrogenics GmbH, Gladbek
    Presentation PDF
Jason W. Hoyle, Appalachian State University Energy Center
    Presentation PDF
Prof. Peter Gulde, Fraunhofer ISIT

Technologie-Sitzung V
Martin Heimann, BeBa Energie
    Presentation PDF
Jörg Rudat, e.on Hanse AG
    Presentation PDF
Bill Thunberg, co-founder International Hydrail Conference
    Presentation PDF



Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas Dr. Robert Habeck

Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Reinhard Meyer

We'd also like to thank our media partners, Energie&Management, HZwei and SHZ-Verlag, as well as our scientific partners Fraunhofer Institut ISIT, Itzehoe, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Christian Albrecht University, Kiel.

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As the president of KLN (Kulturlokschuppen Neumünster e.V.) I am pleased to organise the event. KLN is a non profit organisation which aims to convert the historical railway workshop into a centre of railway history and future in order to bring rail back into the centre of society. For any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at busche@hydrail2014.org.


- Dr. Holger Busche -
Am Bahnhof 20
24768 Rendsburg