HydrogenDays 2018



Dear colleagues, ladies and gentleman,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 9th international conference Hydrogen Days 2018 on hydrogen technologies and their applications. It intends to continue the tradition of establishing a meeting point in Prague, which builds a bridge between specialists in hydrogen technologies from different regions of Europe and beyond. This we express with the main motto of the conference:

“Hydrogen – bridging Europe and the World”.

Many of you are approached with this invitation after one-year break. Maybe you have not found information on the Hydrogen Days 2017, 8th event in the series. The reason for the break was not our resigning on the continuous endeavour to promote hydrogen technologies also in the new European Countries. On the contrary, the latest edition of the conference, Czech Hydrogen Days 2017, took place as part of the big event World Hydrogen Technology Convention in July 2017. Thanks to engaged speakers and an audience great in number as well as in mutual interest, an atmosphere was created that brought Europe and the World closer together, at least in the field of hydrogen technologies. Let’s come together again and continue our discussions. Let’s discover further points of shared concerns and areas for collaboration. Let’s come together and promote further development and mainly the implementation of hydrogen technologies in our daily lives.

Join us on June 13th - 15th once again at the National Technical Library in Prague.

Karel Bouzek
Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Prague

LATEST NEWS

75 delegates from 16 countries arrived to Prague and presented 24 oral presentations and 16 posters. We hope everybody enjoyed informative presentations and discussions as well as as the social program during the convention.

We hope to see you again next year at the 10th Hydrogen Days on March 27 - 29, 2019 in Prague.

[ Results 2018 ] [ Book of abstracts ]

The TriHyBus is the product of a cooperation agreement between UJV Rez, Skoda Electric, Linde Gas, Veolia Transport, Proton Motor (Germany) and IFE Halden (Norway). Skoda Electric was responsible for the bus, including its electric drive system and system integration, and Proton Motor supplied the triple hybrid fuel cell propulsion system. The project was coordinated by UJV, a leading research institution in the Czech Republic.

This environmentally friendly and highly efficient technology, unlike conventional hybrid propulsion systems, has no combustion engine whatsoever, and is instead a combination of fuel cells, batteries and ultracapacitors. The standard-sized, 12 meter-long, bus uses a 48 kw Proton Motor fuel cell along with a bank of ultracapacitors and batteries which are recharged during braking. The bus is filled with 20 kg of gaseous hydrogen at 350 bar and does more than 250 km per tank with a maximum speed of 65 km/h.

A hydrogen refueling station was built by the Linde Group in Neratovice and is supplied with compressed hydrogen gas from off site. The filling process of TriHyBus takes less than 10 minutes.

We are happy to announce, that Toyota, ÚJV Řež, a. s. and Bercon Fluidsystems s.r.o. confirmed their partnership for the conference.
The final Scientific Programme has been published, download here.
Choose an interesting visit from the list of excurisons. You do not miss anything, excursions will take place after the presentations on Thursday afternoon. All excursions are included in the registration fee, BUT you have to register on it!
We want to remind you, that early bird registration ends on 30 April 2018!
Restaurant Pivnice Štupartská is located in the beautiful center of Prague, next to Old Town Square. For more details see CONVENTION DINNER.
Abstract deadline for student posters has been prolonged untill 30th March, 2018.
We are happy to welcome newly founded Ukrainian Hydrogen Council at Hydrogen Days 2018.
Confirmed key notes:
  • Prof. Matolín, co-founder of LEANCAT
  • Jiří Hájek Ing. MBA, Unipetrol, Challenges in hydrogen mobility
  • André Hutzli, BNP Paribas, Structured Financing and the Development of Hydrogen Supply Chains
Deadline for Paper Submission extended till 12th March.
As in a last years we invite you to take part in the Student award for the best poster.
The registration has been opened, please register via Registration form.

TOPICS

Stationary systems and applications

  • fuel cells, water electrolysis, alternative methods of hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, infrastructure, combined systems and energy storage, cogeneration systems, etc.
  • market development, recent trends in hydrogen technologies implementation, infrastructure development, auxiliaries, etc.

Transportation and mobile applications

  • fuel cells as an energy source for mobile applications, hydrogen storage and distribution, power trains based on hydrogen combustion, combined systems, etc.
  • forklift trucks, personal cars, trucks, other mobile applications, hydrogen infrastructure, etc.

Cross-cutting issues

  • education, safety, regulatory issues, pre-normative research, public awareness, etc.

invited speakers

Professor Vladimír Matolín, DrSc

Low Pt content PEM FC catalysts – from fundamental science to applications

Lean-Cat, Charles University

Director of Research Infrastructure Surface Physics Laboratory-Materials Science Beamline of the ERIC- CERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium,
Professor at Charles University, Department of Surface and Plasma Science,
CEO of fuel cell company LEANCAT Ltd.
Author or co-author of 362 papers indexed in WOS, H-index 36.

Karin Stehlík, Dipl.-Ing. Ph.D.

Moving forward hydrogen technologies in the Czech Republic

HYTEP, CVŘ Řež

Ms. Karin Stehlík, director and member of the board of the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform, is active in hydrogen technologies for more than 15 years. She graduated at the Technical University in Munich in mechanical engineering. Her Ph.D. thesis dealt with the degradation of high-temperature fuel cells. Currently she works as a researcher at the Research Center Řež in high-temperature electrolysis.

  • Jiří Hájek, Ing MBA

    Challenges in hydrogen mobility deployment

    Unipetrol, UniCRE

    Jiří Hájek started in UniCRE in 2014 and brought with him the experience that he gained as senior process engineer in Česká rafinérská ( HCU revamp, VBU optimisation, refinery catalyst management) and managing director of Euro Support Manufacturing Czechia, s.r.o. He graduated at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, where he studied technology of oil processing and refining of petroleum. He completed a one-year internship at the Technical University of Denmark which was focused on oil mining. In connection with his specialization he graduated at Chapman University, where he reached MBA. Currently focusing on advance biofuels production and hydrogen mobility deployment in Czech republic

  • André Hutzli

    Structured Financing and the Development of Hydrogen Supply Chains

    BNP Paribas

    Based in Geneva, André Hutzli is heading the Energy sector of BNPParibas STS for the EMEA region.

    With more than 20 years experience in the financing of commodities in various banking institutions, André first joined BNPParibas in 2002 as Relationship manager in the oil and gas sector, covering mostly clients based in Eastern Europe and in the Former Soviet Union.

    The energy transition and integration of renewables into the energy systems are at the heart of the commercial strategy of the BNPParibas. Hydrogen, as a potential large-scale enabler for the integration of renewables is deemed to be important in decarbonization of the energy systems.

    FINAL PROGRAMME

    The Final Scientific Programme has been published, download here.

    Stanley Willis

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    45mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Stanley Willis

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    Jane Richards

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    45mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

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    Martin Pearson

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    45mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Martin Pearson

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    16:00

    Lectures: Implementation of H2 technologies in European regions and their support

    Jessica Green

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    120mins

    Saloon A

    Intermediate

    About Jessica Green

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    18:00

    Poster Session with Walking Dinner

    9:00

    Joan Graves

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    60mins

    Saloon A

    Expert

    About Joan Graves

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    Peter Reid

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    45mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Peter Reid

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    11:20

    Lectures

    Tracey Curtis

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    60mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Tracey Curtis

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    13:00

    Lunch

    Stanley Willis

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    120mins

    Saloon A

    Intermediate

    About Stanley Willis

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    14:30

    Technical Excursions

    Jane Richards

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    60mins

    Saloon A

    Beinner

    About Jane Richards

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    19:00

    Conference dinner

    Jane Richards

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    60mins

    Saloon A

    Beinner

    About Jane Richards

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    9:00

    Stanley Willis

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    45mins

    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Stanley Willis

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    Jane Richards

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    Saloon A

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    11:20

    Lectures

    Martin Pearson

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    Saloon A

    Beginner

    About Martin Pearson

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    13:00

    Student Awards presentation and Closing Ceremony

    Jessica Green

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    120mins

    Saloon A

    Intermediate

    About Jessica Green

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    13:15

    Lunch

    Herman Russell

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    TECHNICAL EXCURSIONS

    LEANCAT is an innovative technology company arisen from close cooperation between Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the privately owned technology group JABLOTRON. The LEANCAT team has also developed tailored, cutting edge and fully flexible Fuel Cell Testing Stations that are designed to simulate real-life conditions and are therefore suitable for academic research as well as for industrial purposes. In general the LEAN CAT FUEL CELL TESTING STATION has overcome most of the weaknesses and disadvantages of the competing products of large series producers and offers a high level of customization, professional service and after-sales support (i.e. installation, parameterization, development of tailored connectors to customers` proprietary software and protocols). [www.lean-cat.com]

    Combined Muzeum and Depository tour. Václav Laurin & Václav Klement started their own business in Mladá Boleslav in 1895 - today ŠKODA is one of the world's oldest automotive brands, and the Museum highlights this history in the most authentic of places, the original production halls in which the company manufactured cars until 1928. Right next to this site, the biggest and most modern of the company's plants continues the brand's success story, producing new ŠKODA vehicles every day. Depository tour is featuring a collection of prototypes and sports cars, the Depository is situated 150 metres away from the ŠKODA Museum and the ŠKODA Customer Centre. [http://museum.skoda-auto.com/]

    Since its establishment in 1994, Unipetrol has been the largest refining and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic in terms of turnover and employs more than 4,500 people. It focuses mainly on petroleum processing and on the production, distribution and sale of fine chemicals and petrochemical and agrochemical products. It is an important player in all Central European markets. In 2005, Unipetrol became part of the PKN Orlen Group. Part of the Uni-petrol group is Benzina's fuel vendor, which is the largest 387 gas stations in the Czech Republic and 55 years since its inception, and the producer of lubricants and process oils Paramo, whose Mogul brand has been meeting motorists since in 1927. ​The Litvínov – Záluží refinery is a modern and complete refinery with high hydro-refining capacity, operating two petroleum distillation units, four conversion units and a range of technological equipment for increasing the quality of primary distillation products. During the main production process, which creates automobile gasoline, diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas, also large quantities of hydrogen are produced, which can be used in future for hydrogen mobility. [http://www.unipetrolrpa.cz/en/AboutUs/History/Pages/default.aspx]

    UCT Prague represents the biggest educational institution of its kind in Central Europe. UCT Prague is 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 UCT Prague will allow you to visit selected laboratories and to discuss with specialists involved in this interesting field of research. [http://uat.vscht.cz/en/research/]

    ÚJV Řež, a.s. is a reputable, renowned scientific-research and engineering company dedicated to nuclear technologies and their application in various fields. 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. [https://www.ujv.cz/en/products-and-services-1/research-development/hydrogen-technology]

    CALL FOR PAPER

    Language – English

    Lectures (Plenary Lecture - 40 min. Lecture - 20 min.)

    Posters (size - max. 841 × 1189 cm, vertical orientation)

    Instructions for authors (Instruction for authors HDs 2018)

    Template of Abstract (how_to_prepare_the_summary HDs 2018)

    Publication policy

    All summaries of lectures and posters received before February 28, 2018 will appear in printed Book of Abstracts. The PDF files of presentations will be displayed at the Hydrogen Days website after the conference closure by the approval of authors.

    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.

    IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

    Confirmation of Acceptance April 12, 2018
    Authors' registration/ early bird registration April 30, 2018
    Registration cancellation deadline May 31, 2018
    Final Programme May 9, 2018
    Conference June 13 - 15, 2018

    venue

    The conference will newly take place in The National Library of Technology (NTK, https://www.techlib.cz/en), the largest and the oldest library of technical literature in the Czech Republic.

    Housed in a modern, ecological building situated in the heart of the Dejvice engineering and technology campus, NTK serves as a social and cultural centre, with frequent lectures, educational tours, events and exhibitions.

    address

    Technická 6/2710,
    160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice
    GPS: 50.103906, 14.390751

    more information

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

    Necessary accommodation capacity for the conference participants has been pre-booked by the Organising committee. The participants are kindly asked to make their reservation on their own.

    By contacting the hotel reception office please notify the reception clerk of the conference Hydrogen Days 2018.

    The expiration date of reservation is March 31, 2018.

    After this date the Organising Committee cannot guarantee the accommodation reservation.

    Cancellations

    For cancellations see the hotel website.

    PRE-REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION

    Early Bird Registration (until April 30, 2018) 7 000 CZK
    Late registration (after April 30, 2018) 10 000 CZK
    Students (incl. PhD. students, verification requested) 4 000 CZK
    Late registration for students (after April 30, 2018) 6 000 CZK
    Accompanying Person 1 350 CZK
    (fees include 21% VAT)
    Approximate exchange rate 1 EUR = 25 CZK

    Convention dinner

    Pivnice Štupartská restaurant, Štupartská 745/9, Prague 1, Czech Republic

    http://www.pivnicestupartska.cz/

    COMMITTEES

    Scientific and programme committee

    • Dr. Jakub Kupecki
      Institute of Power Engineering - Research Institute
      Poland
    • Karel Bouzek
      Institute of Chemical Technology Prague
      Czech Republic
    • Karin Stehlík
      Research Centre Řež
      Czech Republic
    • Aleš Doucek
      ÚJV Řež, a.s.
      Czech Republic
    • Martin Paidar
      Institute of Chemical Technology Prague
      Czech Republic
    • Vladimír Matolín
      Department of Surface and Plasma Science, Charles University
      Czech Republic
    • Jiří Vávra
      Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
      Czech Republic
    • Ioan Iordache
      Rumanian Hydrogen Platform , ICSI Rm. Valce
      Romania
    • Thomas von Unwerth
      Technische Universität Chemnitz
      Germany
    • Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
      University of Birmingham
      United Kingdom

    Organising committee

    • Martin Fišer
      United Hydrogen Group Prague
      Czech Republic
    • Elizabeth Tien
      HYTEP
      Czech Republic
    • Karin Stehlík
      Research Centre Řež
      Czech Republic
    • Jiřina Poláková
      ÚJV Řež, a.s.
      Czech Republic
    • Martin Tkáč
      Research Centre Řež
      Czech Republic
    • Jan Froněk
      F-Mark s.r.o.
      Czech Republic
    • Marta Pražáková
      F-Mark s.r.o.
      Czech Republic

    SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

    The organisers will gratefully accept any kind of support for the Czech Hydrogen Days 2018 in Prague. Please see the partnership brochure to see the many possibilities on how to present your company at the event or get in touch with us directly:


    Ms. Marta Pražáková
    prazakova@f-mark.cz
    +420 602 37 78 78

    Ms. Dagmar Elizabeth Tien
    HYTEP Project Manager
    d.tien@hytep.cz
    +420 723 252 557

    Sponsorship Overview

    V.I.P. Gold Silver Bronze
    CONTRIBUTION 8000 EUR 5000 EUR 2000 EUR 1000 EUR
    Exhibition space 10 sqm 6 sqm 2sqm 1 rollup
    Full registrations 5 3 2 1
    Conference dinner invitations 1 1 1 1
    15 minutes company presentation Yes - - -
    30 seconds presentation on the screen in catering area Yes - - -
    Delegate mass mailing Yes - - -
    Logo on the screen in catering area Yes Yes - -
    Advertisement in the abstract book Back cover Inside cover 1 page 1 page
    Delegate bag insert Branded stationary and 2 brochures Branded stationary and 2 leaflets Branded stationary and leaflet Branded stationary and leaflet
    Company logo on delegate bags and navigation Yes - - -
    Use of conference logo for own advertising Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Logo in the main meeting hall Yes Yes Yes Yes
    General benefits Yes Yes Yes Yes

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