Prof. Emmanouil Kakaras

Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

Senior Vice President & Head of New Business

Emmanouil Kakaras has served as Senior Vice President for Energy Solution and New Products and Head of New Business, Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH, since January 2018, and he has also been Vice President and Head of Research & Development at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH since September 2012. His current R&D activities mainly focus on flexible operation of thermal plants, on fuel cells and electrolyzers, the development of large-scale energy storage, and the utilization of CO2. Professor Dr.-Ing. Kakaras is a member of the Board of Directors of Energy Technologies Europe (ETE, former EPPSA) and of the Board of Directors of EU Turbines. Professor Kakaras’ academic background is on clean energy generation technologies and since December 1991 he has been Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has been also guest lecturer at the Universities of Warsaw and Tokyo. He participates as an external member in various working groups organized by the European Commission (CAG, Energy Committee), the Advisory Council of the Technology Platforms on Zero Emission Power Plants, and on Smart Networks for Energy Transition as well as the Scientific Board of Industrial Associations (VGB, Rhein Ruhr Power, BDI). Professor Kakaras is also a member of several advisory committees of academic institutions (EASAC, Academy of Athens, EASE).

SESSIONS WITH Prof. Emmanouil Kakaras

Tuesday, 27 October

  • 07:25pm - 08:00pm / -


    The Hydrogen Economy

    Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role in meeting the future energy needs of transportation and power generation. The complex value chain of hydrogen as an energy source consists of production, storage, transportation, re-fueling stations, fuel cell vehicles, and power generation. 

    Is hydrogen finally going to break through? Is this time different?
    How can India create large-scale, affordable hydrogen supply resources?
    How will industry collaborate to create a hydrogen energy eco-system?
    What policy interventions are needed?
    With both real and perceived safety issues around hydrogen, will the fuel get public acceptance?
    What are key signposts for India?