4th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference

The conference topics include:   Materials and Fabrication Processes;  Cell, Stack and System Modeling;  System and Balance of Plant Design and Optimization;  Lab and Field Tests and Market or Real‐life Applications;  Fuel Processing and Non-Conventional Fuels;   New ideas, Non‐conventional Fuel Cells and Niche Applications;     Technical-Economical and Environmental analysis;   and Policy and Cross-cutting Issues on Fuel Cells

The Exhibition will provide a new platform between research institutions and industry.



With close to 1100 participants and over 100 exhibiting companies, the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition is one of the largest and most influential of its kind.  International participants include technical leaders, scientists, educators, researchers, developers, inventors, students and manufacturers of fuel cell products from more than 25 countries.

Technical sessions focus on four main areas: High Temperature R&D and Fuel Processing; Low Temperature R&D, Hydrogen R&D, and Fuel Cell Testing and Modeling; Demonstrations and End-User Perspectives; and Commercialization and Global Overviews.

Challenges in costs, fuels, storage, reliability, lifetime and adoptability are also covered.



26th-27th September 2011, f-cell congress. International focus on mobile applications: fuel cells and batteries moving the future. Stuttgart.

f-cell offers a platform for the mobility solutions of the future. The symposium will focus on the development and marketing of fuel cell vehicles, yet the experts will also be looking beyond their own front doors and taking stock of developments in battery technology as well.

Sustainable, clean mobility solutions require more than market ready fuel cell vehicles. Thus f-cell 2011 will also address such matters as hydrogen production, infrastructure development and hydrogen storage. The burning issues of energy supply, network expansion and the potential of hydrogen as an energy storage medium will play a key role in the discussion at f-cell 2011. An updated program overview is provided at www.f-cell.de

Related Events include a trade fair with over 50 exhibitors.  Participants in the excursion will have an opportunity to visit several of the most interesting and innovative H2 facilities in the Stuttgart region.  Following the first day of the symposium, the f-cell evening event will be at one of Stuttgart’s most unusual venues: the “Wagenhallen”. After the official presentation of the f-cell awards, there will be an opportunity to talk with speakers and other participants in a pleasant, casual atmosphere and the day’s activities will come to an end with culinary highlights in a truly enjoyable setting.


Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011 (HFC2011) is one of the leading international events for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The event will be celebrating its fifth edition and will be held from May 15 – 18, 2011. It will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

HFC2011 will feature keynote addresses from prominent industry, academic and government speakers as well as topical parallel sessions focusing on key issues in the sector. The event will also feature an extensive exhibition where hydrogen and fuel cell companies and research institutions will have an opportunity to demonstrate their latest efforts. There will be numerous opportunities to network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.

HFC 2011 at a Glance:

  • Canada’s premier hydrogen and fuel cell event attracts approximately 1,000 participants from countries most active in the sector, including the US, Germany, Japan, Denmark, Korea, India, China.
  • Extensive exhibition that covers technologies and services across the hydrogen and fuel cell value chain – from component supply, to fuel cell development, to hydrogen infrastructure.
  • Comprehensive, peer-review technical tracks to ensure ‘latest and greatest’ conference programming.
  • Event takes place in a spectacular setting along the downtown waterfront of Vancouver, Canada. The region is also an acknowledged hub for hydrogen and fuel cell development and deployment.

Participants in Canada’s premier hydrogen and fuel cells event will work together to foster Partnerships for Global Energy Solutions and will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell products, including portable fuel cell devices, back-up power, materials handling, stationary power generation, hydrogen fueling and hydrogen powered vehicles.
  • Engage end users, purchasers and integrators of hydrogen and fuel cell products, including original equipment manufacturers, utilities, transit authorities, government purchasing agencies, fleet managers and warehouse operators.
  • Understand the latest scientific breakthroughs, commercial opportunities and policy developments from the world’s prominent hydrogen and fuel cell experts.
  • Visit pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities in Vancouver’s world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster.
  • Network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.


7th Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Generating the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Society

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.

Partnering events

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.