Wednesday 30 March NEC, Birmingham 09.00-17.00
The 7th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at the NEC, Birmingham on 30th March will address both national and international perspectives, as well as the latest technological developments in the following areas: hydrogen production, storage and distribution, fuel cells for heat and power and transport applications.
Fuel cells to meet consumer requirements
A presentation from the University of Birmingham will give the latest news about the UK’s first hydrogen vehicle fleet and Element Energy will outline progress with hydrogen fuel cell fleets in Europe. Smart transport possibilities, including hydrogen, will be considered in a presentation by the Airmax Group. A presentation by SFC, Germany, will outline fuel cells attractive to consumers in Europe and the USA and a speaker from Yamanashi University in Japan will discuss the latest fuel cell developments. The role of PEM fuel cells for micro CHP will be considered in a presentation from Amec and the latest developments will be discussed by Johnson Matthey. The opportunities for a decarbonised UK grid operating fuel cells will be proposed by a speaker from E.ON and applications for fuel cells in a low carbon energy system will be examined in a presentation from Imperial College.
Low carbon energy
The different sources of hydrogen, from biomass and renewable electricity, to fossil fuels with carbon capture, will be examined. The costs and impacts of renewable hydrogen will be outlined by a speaker from UNIZAR, Spain. The developing hydrogen infrastructure in the UK and USA will be covered in presentations from ETI and Air Products. There will also be a presentation from AMI in the USA about solid oxide fuel cells powered by propane.
The Head of the European Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells will discuss co-operation and the potential for involvement in future projects. A partnering event has been designed to complement the conference, enabling industrial and research organisations at the conference to benefit from a series of pre-arranged meetings with potential collaborators from across the continent and beyond. It is envisaged that the conference and brokerage event will facilitate greater technical and commercial cooperation, as well as partnerships for the EU 7th Framework Programme and the JTI. A workshop on the UK Industry Grouping will be led by the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. This is an exceptional opportunity for participants to have access to an international conference with leading edge organisations from across the world. Hydrogen and fuel cells are increasingly perceived as important components in a low carbon economy due to their high efficiencies, zero emissions and easy conversions. The East and West Midlands regions of the UK are strong players in the emerging hydrogen and fuel cells sector.