Scientific programme

Objectives of the conference

The traditional objective of the Czech Hydrogen Days conference is to provide overview on the research, development, demonstration and commercial activities going on at the Czech  public as well as private institutions. Second traditional objective of this event is to provide suitable forum for efficient discussion and information exchange between the academic and private sector.

This edition of the conference, however, offers so far unique opportunity to attract renowned international experts, who will provide broader view on this problem and set the research going on the national scale into a broader international context.

Last but not least, the ambition of the organisers is to establish regular event providing information  forum for all people interested in this rapidly developing and highly promising group of technologies.

Topics

  1. Stationary systems – technical issues (fuel cells, water electrolysis, components development and testing, alternative methods of hydrogen production,  hydrogen storage, infrastructure, combined systems, etc.)
  2. Stationary systems – commercial issues (market development, recent trends in hydrogen technologies implementation, infrastructure development, auxiliaries, etc.)
  3. Transportation and mobile applications – technical issues (fuel cells as an energy source for mobile applications, components development and testing,   hydrogen storage and distribution, combustion systems as a power trails, combined systems, etc.)
  4. Transportation and mobile applications – commercial issues (forklift trucks, personal cars, trucks, other mobile applications, hydrogen infrastructure, etc.)
  5. Cross-cutting issues
    (education, safety, regulatory issues etc.)

General programme

Preliminary scheme of the programme
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Final scientific programme

The Final Programme has been published, download here.

The PDF files of oral presentations have been published with a kind permission of speakers, available here.

Technical excursions

On Thursday afternoon, April 3, three technical excursions to workplaces of organising partners will be arranged. The participants are kindly asked to choose one option and register via their user page (see Application form below), section Accompanying events.

Institute of Chemical Technology Prague

Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (ICTP) represents the biggest educational institution of its  kind in Central Europe. Its tradition of almost 200 years combined with progressive fields of study  and a good international repute documents its strong position not only in education, but also in research and development. As such it is also deeply involved into the research of hydrogen related  technologies. It covers not only fuel cells and water electrolysis, but also broad spectra of related  technologies, like purification, storage and safety. Excursion to ICTP will allow you to visit selected  laboratories and to discuss with specialists involved in this interesting field of research.

Czech Technical University in Prague

The Josef Božek Research Centre based at the Czech Technical University in Prague has acquired high international reputation as the country's leading research body focused on automotive technology. The main focus of the Research Centre is research and development of spark ignition engines (gasoline, gas, alternative fuels) and diesel engines for cars and heavy-duty vehicles.  The engine research is focussed on thermodynamics, internal flow aerodynamics, turbocharging and supercharging of engines using conventional and emerging technologies, emission reduction and after treatment, engine management by intelligent controllers, engine dynamics and structural  strength of components applied to the design optimisation.

ÚJV Řež, a.s.

UJV is a reputable, renowned scientific-research and engineering company dedicated to nuclear technologies and their application in various fields. In addition to standard activities relating to safety assessment, in-service inspections and field tests of installations, the Institute is newly aimed at ensuring long-term operation of nuclear units and at improving their performance. A key field of UJV Rež’s interest is energy, where special attention is given to the development of long-term sustainable energy with minimum environmental impact. One of these activities is focusing on hydrogen technologies in energy and transportation, particularly high temperature processes (SOFC, SOEC), energy storage, hydrogen-based hybrid stand-alone systems and microgrids and their integration to the distribution network.

On the occasion of this conference UJV primarily offers three main options for excursions:

Pilot unit of hydrogen energy storage system - This system consists of PEM electrolyser, compressed hydrogen storage, commercial PEM fuel cell, lead acid gel accumulators and photovoltaic panels. A configuration has been designed to cover average households with the photovoltaic hybrid system.

Triple Hybrid Hydrogen Bus (TriHyBus) - A short commented drive with a first hybrid bus powered by hydrogen fuel cell in central and Eastern Europe.

Research nuclear reactor - Experimental nuclear reactor LVR-0 or LVR-15

Student Award

All student contributions will be automatically included in contest for Student Award. The best student poster will be awarded by valuable price.

Students not wishing to participate are kindly asked to inform the Organising committee by registration upon arrival.