PACE is a major EU project unlocking the large-scale European deployment of the state of the art smart energy solution for private homes: Fuel Cell micro-cogeneration.

By the end of the project, PACE will see over 2,500 householders across Europe reaping the benefits of this home energy system. The project will enable manufacturers to move towards product industrialisation and will foster market development at the national level by working together with building professionals and the wider energy community. The project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce efficient heat and electricity at home, empowering consumers in their energy choices.

The Final Event of the PACE project is free of charge, and you are welcome to attend either in person or online. For those attending in person, a light lunch will be provided and there will also be a networking reception at the end of the day.

Event Details

26 April 2023

10.00 to 18.30

Auditorium 490

Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Brussels, Belgium

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Time Session Title Speakers
10.00 – 10.30 Registration & Welcome Coffee  
10.30 – 11.15 Welcome & Introduction

Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

Kerstin Jorna, Director General – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission (invited)

Patrizia Toia, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Italy) (invited)

Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit – Operations and Communications, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

11.15 – 12.30 Plenary Session: Scaling up Clean Heat and Power for Homes and Businesses

Moderator: Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Power Engineering International


  • Philipp Klose, Manager – Competence Centre Fuel Cell & Hydrogen, BDR Thermea Group
  • Andreas Froemmel, Managing Director, Sunfire Fuel Cells
  • Mar van Sluijs, Chief Sales Officer (CSO), SolydEra
  • Alexander Dauensteiner, Product Line Owner, Viessmann Climate Solutions
  • Representative of Robert Bosch GmbH
13.45 – 15.15 Technical Session: Lessons Learned from the PACE Project and Future Scenarios for Fuel Cell micro-CHP

Introduction to PACE: Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe 

WP1 – Trial Overview & WP2 – Customer Survey: Isobel Kaul, Consultant Project Manager, Element Energy

WP2 – Environmental and Technical Performance: Peter Stanley Jørgensen, Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

WP4 – Economic Value Analysis & WP3 – Business Case & Future Scenarios: Christoph Imboden, Professor for Product Innovation, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)  & Nicolas Thorel, Senior Consultant, Element Energy


15.15 – 16.35 Policy Session: Putting Buildings at the Centre of Integrated Local Energy Systems

Moderator: Frédéric Simon, Energy and Environment Editor, EURACTIV 


  • Eleni Kontonasiou, Project Officer, Clean Hydrogen Partnership
  • Paula Rey Garcia, Deputy Head of Unit – Energy Efficiency: Buildings and Products, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė, Head of Policy, COGEN Europe
16.35 – 16.45 Concluding Remarks [Speaker to be confirmed]
16:45 – 18.30 Networking Reception & Exhibition  
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This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 700339.