EFC19 | European Fuel Cell - Our Vision


With recession continuing to put pressure on economies worldwide, and in Europe especially, it is becoming more and more apparent that the road to sustainable development, to clean and efficient energy use, is one of precarious compromise between technological, social and economic challenges.


New technologies are a key ingredient of this radical re-conversion process demanded by the global energy scenario. They represent a chance and an opportunity to realize a radical change, which may afford to conjugate development and sustainability: there lies the challenge for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and the growing dedication to this achievement is demonstrated by policies and investments world-wide. In this framework, strong and constant collaboration between Academia, Research Institutions, industry and policymakers are vital.


The "European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference" aims to cement this collaboration, showing the scientific progress and the most modern applications of hydrogen and fuel cell-based technologies, to prove that the need of change is a resource to cultivate.


Such a view is reflected in the cross-cutting topics and wide range of applications considered one of the pillars of future European energy and transport systems, making a valued contribution to the transformation to a low carbon economy by 2050.


EFC19 will promote the exchange of ideas on several topics, covering different areas, such as Transport, Infrastructures, Energy Storage, Energy Generation and Cross-cutting& Overarching. In particular, EFC19 will cover research activities and studies on material development, manufacturing processes, modelling, diagnostics and process control, system engineering, market and deployment, demonstration and real-world experience.


The full-scale commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies can definitively bring environmental and economic opportunities. However, knowledge of these opportunities will be critical for deploying hydrogen and fuel cells into the marketplace, and for developing the skilled workforce that will sustain the future of the hydrogen and fuel cell technology industry. Here it comes the need to raise awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of this technology and the role it can play in global energy systems. EFC19 promotes thus the international and national programs on hydrogen and fuel cells, the results and highlights of European projects on the field, educational and training aspects and public awareness, market studies and LCA, legal and administrative practice, Regulation, Codes and Standards (RCS) and safety.

Organized by

Università degli Studi di Napoli - Parthenope
Università degli Studi di Perugia

Supported by

American Elements, global manufacturer of metals, bionanomaterials, catalysts, and composites for biosensors, process engineering, renewable energy, and fuel cells research


Alstom - Mobility by Nature
HySchool - Hydrogen teaching resources
Made for teachers, by teachers


Thasar - Technology is our playground
Fiaxell SOFC Technologies

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