HydrogenDays 2020

Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In 2020, the Hydrogen Days conference will celebrate its 11th anniversary. Hydrogen Days conference continuously attracts important players and stakeholders in the hydrogen technology sector and supports the international networking of specialists in the sector. Moreover, the conference helps to coordinate the activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Recently, the hydrogen sector has shown a rapid development of already established and newly launched hydrogen technologies. This development is accompanied by increasing enthusiasm among experts in the business and the public sectors. Year 2020 will be a special one because of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are expected to showcase the highest concentration of hydrogen technologies for ensuring the mobility of all the participants. This will be a very important and useful test of the ability of hydrogen technologies to solve the complex task of transportation on a large scale under real life conditions. The experience gained will surely provide a very important impulse for further development in the sector. All on-going activities and targets can be summarized in this years Hydrogen Days 2020 motto:

Hydrogen on the move.

Hydrogen Days 2020: Are you interested in recent progress made in hydrogen technologies in Europe and worldwide?

Would you like to meet colleagues and have an opportunity to discuss your latest results, or to find partners for collaboration?

Or, are you simply interested in developments in the exciting field of hydrogen technologies?

Join us from March 25 to 27, 2020, in Comfort Hotel Prague City East***.

Karel Bouzek

Chairman of the Scientific Committee




  • hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, energy storage, infrastructure, co-generation systems, etc
  • fuel cells, reversible fuel cells, etc.
  • business cases, market implementation, etc.
  • fuel cells as an energy source for mobile applications, power trains based on hydrogen combustion, combined systems, etc.
  • forklifts, personal cars, trucks, buses, ship, trains, etc.
  • hydrogen infrastructure, etc.
  • education & information, legislation & safety, reliability, grid integration, etc.
  • market introduction, business cases, etc.
  • cooperation possibilities, national strategies etc.
  • decarbonisation potential
  • green hydrogen policy

Time Schedule

8:00 9:00

9:20 10:00

10:00 10:40

11:20 13:00


13:00 14:00

Lunch break + poster Session

14:00 14:40

Key note lecture

14:40 15:40


15:40 16:20

Coffee break + poster session

16:20 17:40


17:40 18:00

Poster session

19:00 22:00

9:40 10:40

11:20 13:00


13:00 14:00

Lunch break + poster session

14:00 16:00


16:00 16:20

Closing ceremony


Technical Excursions

Come and visit Leancat, a Czech hydrogen-driven technology startup. Our first interest was a new "lean cat-alyst", then we moved on to R&D of new versions of PEM fuel cells for various applications. Out of need to properly test these FCs, we started to develop our own sophisticated testing stations we now export worldwide. We also offer testing as a service. The rest of our product portfolio consists of an H2 generator, a UPS and an H2forklift. [www.lean-cat.com]

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/]

UJV 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 Řež'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.
Excursion to UJV will allow you to visit:

  • Research nuclear reactor LR-0 - the reactor is a light-water, zero-power, pool-type reactor. It serves as an experimental reactor for measuring neutron-physical characteristics of VVER (Water-Water Energetic Reactor) type reactors.
  • Trihybus - City bus with triple hybrid electric drive and hydrogen fuel cells
  • Pilot unit of hydrogen energy storage system - the energy surplus storage system from photovoltaic panels to hydrogen


Important dates

 Abstract submission and registration opens  October 15, 2019
 Deadline for abstract submission   closed
 Confirmation of acceptance  January 21, 2020
 Early bird registration  January 31, 2020
 Final program  February 17, 2020
 Conference  March 25 - 27, 2020

Registration fees

  Early registration
before January 31, 2020
Late registration
from February 1, 2020
 Student 5 500 CZK 7 000 CZK
 Regular 8 500 CZK 12 000 CZK
 Conference dinner for Accompanying person 1 000 CZK 1 000 CZK
 (fees include 21% VAT)  Approximate exchange rate 1 EUR = 25,50 CZK 
 Members of the HYTEP are entitled to a 20% discount on the conference fee. For more information, please write to: d.tien@hytep.cz.
 To become a member of HYTEP platform, go to: https://www.hytep.cz/en/platform/about-us/join-us

 Regular and Student registration fee include:

 - all press materials for the participant,
 - badge for participant,
 - access to all lectures, poster session and exhibitions during the conference,
 - access to all refreshments during the conference
 (ie conference dinner, coffee breaks and technical excursion)

Organized by


 Abstract submission  closed
 Abstract acceptance January 21, 2020


confirmed speakers


Rafael Oritz Cebolla
European Commission-JRC, Netherlands

Hydrogen in the maritime sector.
Current situation and potential role for inland waterway transport in the Visegrad area and in the Danube waterway


Jahn Matthias 
Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
Green hydrogen - a key component for
CO2 emission mitigation in industrial processes


Regine Reissner 
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany:

QualyGridS - Standardized qualifying tests
and business cases of electrolyzers for grid services


Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 
University of Birmingham, UK
Decarbonising Freight Transport -
The Role of Hydrogen-Based Fuels


Thomas von Unwerth
TU Chemnitz, Germany
Fuel Cells for mobile applications - technological approaches towards cost effective mass production.


Martin Biak
TU Chemnitz, Germany
Characterisation of subassemblies and fast in-line quality assessment in Fit-4-AMandA project


Dear partners,

We would like to invite you to join us at the international conference Hydrogen Days 2020 which represents a well-established event in the field of hydrogen technologies in Europe.

We have prepared for you a broad offer of sponsorship opportunities and possibilities to promote your Company/Infrastructure.


















Confirmed partners




Toyota D-Ex Instruments, s.r.o.


January 9, 2019


It is our pleasure to welcome on board ÚJV Řež, a.s. as a Silver Partner of the conference. ÚJV Řež, a.s. belongs to our regular partners and we appreciate continuous cooperation.

January 9, 2019


It is our pleasure to welcome on board Toyota as a Bronze Partner of the conference.

January 9, 2019


It is our pleasure to welcome on board D-Ex Instruments, s.r.o. as a Bronze Partner of the conference.

January 9, 2019 Abstract submission is closed

January 5, 2020

We are proud to announce that the conference will be held under the following auspices:

  • Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Enviroment of the Czech Republic
  • Chamber of Deputies Parliamant of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Prague Convention Bureau, z.s.

January 5, 2020

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rafael Oritz Cebolla
  • Jahn Matthias
  • Regine Reissner 
  • Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 
  • Thomas von Unwerth
  • Martin Biak

October 15, 2019

Registration is open

October 15, 2019

Abstract submission is open

  • The Abstract submission has been opened on: Abstract submission form.


Conference dinner will be held on 25.3.2020 from 19:00 at Infinity Restaurant and Bar, Chrudimská 1418/2, 130 00 Praha 3

How to get there:
To get to the restaurant from the conference venue please take tram No.5, 13 or 15 (stop "Solidarita" in the front of the hotel) and go to the stop "Flora".
Get off at "Flora", cross the street and continue along the street Chrudimska and than take first turn left into small courtyard where the restaurant is located.
It takes approx. 15 minutes and ticket for 24 CZK is recommended.


Members of HYTEP

Under the auspices of


Scientific committee

  • Karel Bouzek
    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
    Czech Republic
  • Aleš Doucek
    ÚJV Řež, a.s.
    Czech Republic
  • Martin Paidar
    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
    Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Nemec
    Institute of Thermodynamics, CAS
    Czech Republic
  • Karin Stehlík
    Czech Republic
  • Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
    University of Birmingham
    United Kingdom
  • Jiří Vávra
    Czech Technical University
    Czech Republic
  • Thomas Von Unwerth
    TU Chemnitz

Organising committee

  • Anděla S. Barotová
    Splendid Production s.r.o.
    Czech Republic
  • Martin Fišer
    United Hydrogen Group Prague
    Czech Republic
  • Jiřina Poláková
    ÚJV Řež, a.s.
    Czech Republic
  • Martin Prokop
    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
    Czech Republic
  • Štěpán Sechovský
    Splendid Production s.r.o.
    Czech Republic
  • Elizabeth Tien
    Czech Republic
  • Kristína Zakuciová
    ÚJV Řež, a.s.
    Czech Republic

Honorary committee

  • Matthias Jahn
    Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
  • Christian Sattler
    German Aerospace Center DLR
  • Tadeáš Ochodek
    Energy Research Center
    Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Herink
    Czech Republic
  • Daniel Jiřička
    ÚJV Řež, a.s.
    Czech Republic
  • Jan Macek
    Czech Technical University
    Czech Republic
  • Jakub Kupecki
    Insitute of Power Engineering
  • Vladimír Matolín
    Charles University, Prague
    Czech Republic
  • Stanislav Mišák
    Technical University of Ostrava
    Czech Republic
  • Nobuyuki Nishimiya
    Hydrogen Energy Systems Society
  • Jan Světlík
    Cylinders Holding
    Czech Republic
  • Klaus Bonhoff
    Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
  • Ivo Vondrák
    Moravian-Silesian Region
    Czech Republic


The conference will take place in The Comfort Hotel Prague City East (www.comforthotelpraguecityeast.com/).

Newly reconstructed modern *** hotel in American style.
Conference capacity is up to 500 persons.


Bečvářova 14
100 00 Prague 10 - Strašnice
GPS: 50.0762406N, 14.4936025E

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There is a special reduced rate for conference participants at hotel Prague City East, where the conference will be held.
To apply this rate, please book your accommodation by the button below and change the arrival and departure date accordingly.


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Please note that the accommodation is booked and managed directly by the hotel. For any question or cancellation please contact the hotel reservations.copr@c-hotels.cz

Payment and Cancellation conditions:

  • credit card guarantee by booking, payment onsite
  • cancellation 30 days in prior - free of charge
  • cancellation 29 - 14 days in prior - 50% cancellation fees
  • cancellation 13 days and less - 100% cancellation fees

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