EFC19 | European Fuel Cell - Past edition 2009

Past edition

Rome, 15-18 December | Frentani Conference Centre
280 participants from 34 Country

When almost five years ago Piero Lunghi proposed to organize a conference on fuel cells in Europe, we were all both excited about the idea and thrilled about the commitment. Piero was sure about the success of the conference and we were all driven by his enthusiasm. In December 2005 the "1st European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference" took place in Rome and was attended by an incredibly broad (significantly broader than expected) group of advanced professionals and students interested in the fuel cell area of research.


The second edition of the conference in 2007, equally successful in terms of attendance, was tragically marked by the death of Piero, who passed away in a car accident on damned November 9, 2007, on the way to join us for the final preparatory meeting of EFC07.


We are now at the 3rd edition and the new title "Piero Lunghi Conference" has been used to remind everybody that Piero was the founder of the European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference, he had the idea and made the idea a reality. Without his enthusiasm, his strong willingness to overcome all the problems, this conference wouldn't have had any chance to take place. And now that Piero is no more with us, we have the great commitment of pursuing both the conference organization with his same enthusiasm and the memory of a great researcher, a true fuel cell believer and a dear friend. We miss Piero a lot and we believe that he continues to be present among us through the things he did in life and left to the community.


We are then delighted to present the proceedings of the 3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications – Piero Lunghi Conference, featuring about 180 contributions by leading experts in the field of fuel cells from all over the world. This volume contains reports on material and fabrication processes, model-based analyses and feasibility studies, new ideas, prototypes and concrete applications of fuel cells and their impact on various aspects of life; plus considerations as to how society might adjust and react to the resultant changes.


The conference is taking place in a particularly delicate moment for the whole energy sector, which is simultaneously addressing the economic slowdown and the climate issues. The global financial crisis and the related uncertainty that business is facing are slowing down fuel cell development and their approach to large scale commercialization, as the innovation in this sector involves massive capital investments with uncertain payback periods. On the other hand the need for cleaner energy production in both stationary power and transportation is still growing, as the level of the emission reduction targets is very challenging for the industrialized countries and emission reduction targets are foreseen also for emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India. In the European Union, in particular, emission trade is increasing very rapidly and the debate on the future shape of emission trading schemes is constantly a burning point in agenda.


This conference represents the opportunity to fix some ideas, to reframe the vision, the strategies, the objectives. What is the state-of-the-art and where are we going in the near future? Which is the best compromise between exploiting existing know-how and technologies and developing new products and markets? How much effort do we have to put in more mature and less well-developed fuel cell technologies? Has something changed in the long term visions? We need answers, we need a clear framework and this conference is expected to give these answers. The primary target of the conference is, therefore, to provide the fuel cell state of the art in the world and the vision in the short-, medium and long-term in an interactive environment promoting systematic collaborations between industry, research institutions, universities, and the surrounding society.


We have the chance to compare the long term vision and strategy at global level: programs of the European Commission, USA, Japan, China, Korea will be presented.


Angelo Moreno, Stefano Ubertini, Vanessa Rossi.



Angelo Moreno, ENEA (Italy)
Viviana Cigolotti, ENEA (Italy)
Stefano Ubertini, University of Perugia (Italy)



Günter R. Simader, Austrian Energy Agency
Huamin Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
Frano Barbir FESB, University of Split
Søren Linderoth, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy
John Bögild Hansen, Haldor Topsoe
Tero Hottinen, Wärtsilä
Jari Kiviaho, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 
Michel Cassir, Chimie Paris Tech (ENSCP)
Priem Thierry, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
Claude Lamy, Université de Poitiers, GDR CNRS n. 2985
Wolfang Winkler, Hamburg University
Ludwig Jörissen, ZSW
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
Iacovos Vasalos, CERTH - Centre for Research and Technology
Tsiakaras Panagiotis, Dept. Mechanical Engineering University of Thessaly
Stefano Ubertini, Parthenope University of Naples
Mauro Scagliotti, CESI RICERCA
Aristide Massardo, University of Genova
Salvatore Freni, CNR-ITAE
Francesco Di Mario, ENEA
Ennio Macchi, Politecnico of Milan
Alberto Carotenuto, Parthenope University of Naples
Umberto Desideri, University of Perugia
Arturo Torazza, Ansaldo Fuel Cell
Koichi Eguchi, Kyoto University
Yoshiyuki Izaki, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Shogo Watanabe, JARI
The Netherlands
Bert Rietveld, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
Georgios Tsotridis, JRC
Tomas Heber Tronstad, DNV Research & Innovation
Rei Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico
Eden Mamut Ovidius University of Constanta
Javier Brey, Abengoa-Hynergreen
Lars Sjunnesson, E.On
Bin Zhu, Royal Institute of Technology
Roberto Bove, Alstom Power
Nigel Sammes, University of Connecticut
Robert Moore, University of Hawaii
J. Robert Selman, Illinois Institute of Technology 
Anatoly K. Demin, Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry
Dimitry Bronin, Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry
Fehmi Akgun, TUBITAK Marmara Research Center
Nicolas Lymberopoulos, UNIDO-ICHET
Atilla Ersoz, TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Energy Institute
Jaeyoung Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology - GIST



Karl Föger, Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL)
Raffaele Liberali, European Commission, DG Research
Pei Kang Shen, Sun Yat-Sen University
Min-Fang Han, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)
Rolf Rosenberg, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland
Paul Lucchese, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
Detlef Stolten, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
Manfred Bishoff, MTU CFC 
Alberto Ravagni, SOFC Power
Lucio Gallo, Ansaldo Fuel Cells
Gaetano Cacciola, CNR
Marieke Reijalt, European Hydrogen Association (EHA)
Marcello Capra, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MSE)
Takao Watanabe, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
South Korea
Tae-Hoon Lim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
The Netherlands
Duncan McLeod, Shell Future Fuels
Birte Holst Jørgensen, Nordic Energy Research
Vladimir Fateev, Kurchatov Institute 
Parthasarathi Sridhar, CECRI-Chennai unit
Vasile Stanciu, The National R-D ICIT Ramnicu Valcea
Subhash Singhal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Mark C. Williams, FECS


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