JANUARY 20, 2022

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 

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09:00-09:10

OPENING

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Pablo Terrazas

Vicepresident Executive Corfo

Lawyer and Master in Environmental Law.
Before being appointed as Corfo Vice- President, he was Undersecretary of Mining.
He has developed a career as a public servant, playing a role as legislative advisor in the National Congress between 2014-2018. Also, was Chief of Advisors at the Ministry of Interior, between 2012 and 2014. Adding to that, he was Legal Director of the Ministry of the President’s Office and of the Regional Development Undersecretary.

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Carlos Alvear

Oportunidades para la integración de celdas de combustible en el desarrollo de una economía del hidrógeno en Chile, Universidad de Chile.

Chilean, master's candidate in electrical engineering from the U. de Chile, associate student of the Energy Center of the U. de Chile and founding member of the Student Association for Green Hydrogen of the U. de Chile. His main interest is the design and economic technical evaluation of integral energy systems based on NCRE and green hydrogen. His thesis studies the possibility of developing different energy systems based on fuel cells, in the context of the implementation of the National Green Hydrogen Strategy.

10:00-10:45

PANEL 1: PRODUCTION AND APPLICATIONS 

SPEAKERS

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Carlos Alvear

Oportunidades para la integración de celdas de combustible en el desarrollo de una economía del hidrógeno en Chile, Universidad de Chile.

Chilean, master's candidate in electrical engineering from the U. de Chile, associate student of the Energy Center of the U. de Chile and founding member of the Student Association for Green Hydrogen of the U. de Chile. His main interest is the design and economic technical evaluation of integral energy systems based on NCRE and green hydrogen. His thesis studies the possibility of developing different energy systems based on fuel cells, in the context of the implementation of the National Green Hydrogen Strategy.

10:50-11:20

PANEL 2: MATERIALS

SPEAKERS

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Nathalie Coucke

Catalizadores de Cu modificados con óxidos básicos para la síntesis de metanol a partir de CO2, Universidad de Concepción.

She is a Chilean-Belgian native of the city of Concepción, graduate in engineering from the Universidad de Concepción, opting for the title of Chemical Civil Engineer. She is currently working on her thesis entitled “Catalizadores de Cu modificados con óxidos básicos para la síntesis de metanol a partir de CO2” and is an assistant student of Fluid Mechanics. She recently finished her professional internship in the New Energy Unit of the Ministry of Energy. She is interested in sustainable energy and in the production and use of green hydrogen as the fuel of the future.

11:25-11:55

PANEL 3: POLICIES AND STRATEGIES 

SPEAKERS

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Jorge Alejandro Retamal Sandoval

Caracterización de los servicios asociados a la cadena de valor del hidrógeno verde en Chile como fuente de desarrollo laboral y oportunidades de desarrollo productivo, Universidad de Chile.

Jorge Retamal, Chilean citizen, has a degree in Industrial Civil Engineering  and a  Master's Degree in Management and Public Policy from the Universidad de Chile. His areas of interest are the policiesof productive development, electromobility, energy markets, technologies for adaptation and resilience of cities.

12:00-13:00

PANEL 4: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

Opportunities to develop new thesis.
Opinion and needs of the industry.
Infraestructure, data and basic information needs.
Professional profiles and exchange opportunities 

MODERATOR

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 Constanza Paz Mendoza Guaico

Estudiante de Ingeniería Civil Mecánica, Asociación Estudiantil por el Hidrógeno Verde.

A final year student of The Mechanical Civil Engineering degree and a founding member of the Student Association for Green Hydrogen of the Universidad de Chile. She is currently doing her last professional internship at GIZ in an effort to reconcile her interest in climate action and her volunteer work at NGO CEUS Chile. Her areas of interest include research in materials science for fuel cells and their use in hydrogen.

Program time GMT - 3 (Santiago - CL)