Date, time: 5 October 2023, 14:30-16:00 EEST

Venue: Riga Art Space (address: Kungu iela 3, Riga, Latvia)


Description of the session:

The current state of hydrogen technology, its potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the green transition. The challenges and opportunities associated with hydrogen production, transportation, and storage. Regulatory frameworks that are shaping the transition to a low-carbon economy.



Ms. Vineta Kleinberga, Researcher, Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of European Studies



Mr. Claes Nordmark, Mayor of Boden, Sweden

Claes is Mayor of Boden since October 2018 and Chairman of the organisation of the Municipalities of the county of Norrbotten since 2020. Mr. Nordmark is a former political advisor to the Swedish Government. Boden is a growing municipality where H2 Green Steel are building their fossil-free steelplant which will produce more than half of all of the steel made in Sweden. Boden strives to develop in a green and sustainable way.


Mr. Tālis Juhna, Rector, Riga Technical University

Tālis has more than 15 years’ experience in science and innovation management both at the university and the national level. He has introduced the technology transfer strategy that allowed RTU to become an innovative university in the region. He has received Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with a focus on water and wastewater biology and has established the Water and Biotechnology laboratory at RTU in 2002. He represents the expert group of engineering sciences at the Latvian Council of Science where he also serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board. Juhna is involved in several research boards in industry-academia clusters including climate technologies, biotechnology, and material science. He is a board member of Riga Water Company and co-founder of a high-tech biotech start-up.


Mr. Roman Bykov, Head of the Offshore Wind Project Development, Baltic Sea Department, Lithuanian Energy Agency 

Roman is Head of the offshore wind project development in the Baltic Sea department in Lithuanian Energy Agency since 2020. His primary tasks have been related to public procurements needed for the pilot offshore wind project to initiate, collaboration on offshore policy development, offshore wind project management and etc. From 2008-2020 Mr Bykov was Head of Ignalina nuclear power plant decommission administration group.


Ms. Mette Cramer Buch, Chief International Manager, Energinet, Denmark

Mette is a renewable energy generalist with a strategic overview and analytical skills particularly related to national energy systems and grids. Previously worked as a Special Advisor at the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.