- Materials for electrolytes;
- Electrodes or interconnects of High and Low Temperature Fuel Cells;
- Development of high performance MEAs (membranes, electrodes) and diffusion layers/bipolar plates for low temperature Fuel Cells;
- Development of functional coatings, sealing and barrier layer materials for high temperature Fuel Cells;
- Fabrication methods for cell components, complete cells or stacks;
- Durability and Degradation issues;
- Hydrogen storage materials.
Numerical simulations and analytical models applied to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies: from detailed finite element modeling of cells and stacks to macroscopic Fuel Cell systems and hybrid system models.
Testing and Characterizations
- Laboratory-scale characterization, experiments and test experience, data acquisition and analysis for Cells, Stacks and Systems;
- Development of laboratory facilities;
- Protocols, procedures and Methods for testing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies.
- Component integration, process control, technical/energy analyses, etc;
- BoP components and interfaces;
- Grid interface issues;
- Improvements in diagnostic techniques and equipment, manufacturing methods and equipment.
Hydrogen, Fuels and decarbonizing society
- Innovative solutions for fuel processing, storage and distribution finalized to CO2 emission reduction;
- Hydrogen production and storage systems; Hydrogen refueling stations and infrastructure;
- New methods or results in reforming, gas clean up, desulphurization, etc;
- Operational experience, as well as theoretical or feasibility analysis of non-conventional fuel utilization.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to biogas and syngas production, fuel upgrading, biofuels, methanol and ammonia, innovative systems for non-conventional fuel utilization, reducing greenhouse gas emissions via Fuel Cells and Fuel Cells for Carbon Capture.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell applications
Commercialization, deployment, technology validation, product economics, customer acceptance and experience on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies applications. The scope of this topic includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Automotive and Transport applications (i.e., bus, bicycle, fork-lifts, and other motive applications as marine and aircraft applications);
- Stationary and Residential applications (combined Cold, Heat and Power, Distributed Generation, Back Up Power, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Micro Grid and Smart Grid applications, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Smart Cities, Renewable Energy Sources with Hydrogen and Fuel Cells integration, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries integration);
- Auxiliary power units (APUs);
- Portable applications (battery charger, personal electronics, e.g. laptops, mobile phones);
- Fuel Cells operated in reversed mode, using Fuel Cells as electrochemical reactors: multi-input, multi-output systems, hybrid systems, low and high temperature electrolysis results in terms of single cell, stack, system and system integration.
Microbial Fuel Cell
Any topic dealing with Scale-up, In-field experimentation, Catalysts, Materials and Design, other Microbial Electrochemical Systems of energetic interest for the challenge of a circular economy.
Marketing and Policy pathways to full commercialization of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies
- Technical-economic analyses, cost-benefit analysis, market forecasts, market analyses, partnerships/collaborations, and public participations for development and introduction of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies into real life;
- Field tests and demonstration campaigns for first-generation Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies products: commercialization plans, deployment strategies, experience from the market, customer feedback, moving to the next generation, industry, academic, and public partnerships, public involvement, investment, and government policy.
Any topic dealing with Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies that is not covered in the other tracks:
- International and National programs (Roadmaps); applications in Developing Countries;
- Educational and Training aspects;
- Public Awareness;
- Environmental analyses such as LCA applications to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies.
New ideas and crazy ideas in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies
- New types of Fuel Cell;
- Alternative applications of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies and innovative solutions to increase the added value;
- Progress by trial-and-error;
- Learning from mistakes;
- Dos and don'ts in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies;
- Flop analysis.
SPECIAL SESSION DEDICATED TO:
Fuel cell Modelling and Validation
Special session organized by IEA – International Energy Agency, Annex 37 Modelling of Fuel Cells Systems
Dissemination of European project on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
Authors and presenters are invited to present European project on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen and their results
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to intensify international cooperation, expand understanding and promote efforts and disciplines in the area of Fuel Cells, from powder preparation to system applications. Dissemination of knowledge through the presentation of research results, state-of-the-art, new developments and novel concepts in this area will be the key driver in the preparation of the conference program.
A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven. The conference provides a specific session for national and international project dissemination and promotion.