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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for the next installment of EnergySource: Innovation Stream. This series highlights new energy technologies with the potential to reshape the global energy system through discussions with companies and individuals working diligently to bring those innovations to market at scale. On Wednesday, May 27, from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. EDT, the Innovation Stream will host Jan-Justus Schmidt, co-founder of Enapter, for a discussion about how the company is scaling green hydrogen production, which he insists is the oil of the 21st century. Randolph Bell, director of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Richard Morningstar chair for global energy security, will moderate the discussion.

Jan-Justus Schmidt insists that green hydrogen is the oil of the 21st century. In his presentation, he will talk about the design behind Enapter’s highly efficient electrolyzers, which are standardized, stackable, and flexible systems that produce on-site hydrogen. Mr. Schmidt will explain how Enapter’s Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) technology uses components with low cost and complexity. He will share Enapter’s progress on making hydrogen a commodity that is modular and scalable similar to the versatility of solar panels. Enapter’s product is already demonstrated and readily available on the market.

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Jan-Justus Schmidt, Co-founder and head of operations, Enapter

Jan-Justus Schmidt holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and an master of business administration from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before co-founding Enapter, he was the lead project manager at the Phi Suea House, responsible for the technical design and implementation of the world’s first off-grid multi-house residence powered by a hybrid solar-hydrogen microgrid. Jan speaks German, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Thai. Jan is heading Enapter’s operations in Pisa and ensures general management of the group’s business. In 2020, he was listed as Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy.

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