Hydrogen Webinar Series - Ep. #4: BMW's Road to Hydrogen

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Zoom


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A Webinar by the International Trade Club of Chicago

As the world eagerly anticipates Net Zero 2050, groundbreaking energy alternatives like solar and wind have been popularized into the mainstream. Today, in light of the current energy crisis, renewable energy has been widely diversified in order to meet the intense demand for clean and sustainable energy. Hydrogen is a great example of how a renewable energy source can rapidly create its own economy and mobility while simultaneously ensuring energy security. The topics in this presentation include but are not limited to:

  • Resource Management & Environmental Protection
  • Government & Industry Collaboration
  • Fuel Cell Technology and its Implementation
  • Hydrogen Supply & Distribution Methods


Jürgen Guldner is General Program Manager for Hydrogen Projects at BMW Group. Jürgen Guldner received a MS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, SC, in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Controls and Robotics from the Technical University of Munich in 1995. After a PostDoc with the PATH Program at the University of California at Berkeley, CA, he joined the BMW Technik GmbH, to lead research projects on automotive by-wire systems. He transferred to BMW AG’s R&D Center in 2001 to head the Advanced Engineering Group for Chassis Control Systems.

From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Guldner acted as Chief Engineer during the development of BMW’s first hybrid vehicle, the ActiveHybrid X6. Following two VP positions in Chassis R&D, he took over BMW’s hydrogen research program in 2018.

BMW is convinced that fuel cell electric vehicles can play a complementary role to battery electric vehicles in the decarbonization of the transport sector. Synergies between different applications could be leveraged to enhance the technology, create economies of scale and possibly facilitate the infrastructure rollout. At the recent "BMW Hydrogen Days", a pilot fleet of BMW iX5 Hydrogen vehicles was introduced, showcasing the firm's latest technological developments.

Now, Dr. Guldner will present to the Club in-depth information on BMW's new hydrogen strategy and personally express his thoughts on the importance of hydrogen in the forthcoming energy transition. 


  • $30 for ITCC members and their guests
  • $50 for non-members

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