HydrogenDays 2021

Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In 2021, 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 2021 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 2021 motto:

Hydrogen on the move.

Hydrogen Days 2021: 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 24 to 25, 2021, ONLINE.

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 Řežs 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


We cordially invite you to visit EFG Rapotin BPS, one of the five waste biogas plants in the Czech Republic. It is unique that also accepts the substrate in sales packaging and is equipped with a biomethane production plant. During the visit, you will see the entire operation of EFG Rapotin BPS - a tour of the functional components (intake of biologically degradable substrate, hydrolysis, hygiene, fermenters, control room, membrane separation, CHP unit). The journey from Prague takes 3.5 hours.


Centre of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility is a part of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Activities of the Research Centre aim at resources and technologies that lead to the new solutions and optimizations of combustion engine designs for vehicles and energy sector. Another activity within the Research Centre is focused on the powertrains, including electric and hybrid, and their integrated management with respect to efficiency and environmental friendliness.
Excursion to Centre will allow you to visit:

  • Test bench for injection systems
  • Vehicle emission laboratory with MAHA 4x4 chassis dyno (total power 300 kW)
  • Engine test cells up to 400 kW plus single cylinder research engine
  • Gearbox test cells (open and close loop)
  • CNG + Gas mixing station on-line blending of gaseous fuels (H2, CO2, C2H6, C3H8 )
  • Mechatronic laboratory
  • E-storage system battery simulation up to 100 kW
  • Electric drive laboratory


Important dates

 Deadline for abstract submission  November 30, 2020
 Confirmation of acceptance  January 21, 2021
 Registration  February 8, 2021
 Final program  February 17, 2021
 Conference  March 24 - 25, 2021

Registration fees

Late and On-site registration
from February 26, 2021
 Student 5 500 CZK 7 000 CZK
 Regular 8 500 CZK 10 000 CZK
 Conference dinner for Accompanying person 1 000 CZK 1 000 CZK
 (fees include 21% VAT)  
 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)

- up to 45 days prior the conference - 50% cancellation fee
- from 44 days prior the conference and later - 100% cancellation fee
No refunds will be given for registrations and ticketed events for failure to attend, late arrival or early departure from the conference Hydrogen Days 2021.
All cancellations must be provided in writing by email to the Secretariat of the Hydrogen Days 2021 using registration@hydrogendays.cz and cannot be done over the phone.
All refunds will be made after the end of the conference.

- The rights and obligations of the contracting parties in respect of rights arising from defective performance shall be governed by the applicable general rules binding regulations ( especially the provisions of Sections 1914 to 1925, Act No. 89/2012 Coll., Civil Code).
- The defect of the Organizer's performance is not particularly a change of the program, change of the Conference venue or date of the Conference in case of intervention force majeure or for reasons irrespective of the Organiser's will. Any change regarding the Conference must be sent in written to e-mail address of each Participant without undue delay.

Organized by


Dear partners,

We would like to invite you to join us at the international conference Hydrogen Days 2021 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




D-Ex Instruments, s.r.o.


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 Němec
    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
  • Jiřina Čermáková
    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

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