HydrogenDays 2022

Dear Colleagues,
For a long time, hydrogen has been depicted as a fuel of future set to stay that way forever. However, the situation has changed dramatically in the recent years as more and more countries decided to pave the way towards the goal of full decarbonisation of human activity with the help of the smallest molecule. Even now, hydrogen has already started to contribute towards our net-zero emission target of 2050 with new projects being announced each week.

It is therefore more than suiting to choose the motto ‚‚Hydrogen for Decarbonisation‘‘ for Hydrogen Days 2022. Hydrogen is no longer a dream of group of enthusiasts but rather a solution that is already widely endorsed in the field of energy, transport, and industry. This however does not change the fact, that there is still a long road ahead of us. As with all technology, also in the field of hydrogen there is an immense potential for improvement. Nevertheless, thanks to you, hydrogen has already come a long way and will inevitably contribute towards a sustainable and decarbonised future.

We would therefore like to cordially invite you to Hydrogen Days 2022 which will take place in Prague on 23rd and 25th of March 2022. Let us dive deep into a long-awaited future with contributions on how hydrogen is already a convincing technology for various applications of today.

Karel Bouzek
Chairman of the Scientific Committee



HYDROGEN DAYS conference is an excellent frame for updates on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and represents the best setting to show the latest advances in research, projects and products in the Czech republic, Visegrad regions and Central Europe.



  • hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, energy storage, infrastructure, co-generation systems, sector coupling, 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, hydrogen valleys etc.
  • cooperation possibilities, national strategies etc.
  • decarbonisation potential
  • green hydrogen policy


Commercial, scientific, research and educational entities active in the field of advanced hydrogen and related technologies, investors, businesspeople, general public and decision-makers interested in hydrogen technologies.


To discover the latest progress in research, industry and the public policy scene. To find out issues that we have in common and areas for collaboration. To promote further development and, above all, the implementation of hydrogen technologies in our daily lives.


World-renowned experts, including government officials, entrepreneurs & students.

Preliminary Conference Programme

Czech-German H2 Day, March 23rd, 2022

  • 8:30
  • 9:00
    Welcome, auspices, sponsor talks
  • 9:50
    Overview Overview on implementation status of European, German and Czech H2 strategy
  • 11:00
    Coffee break
  • 11:30
    Panel Discussion: The potential of Czech-german cooperation in Hydrogen Technologies from Spreewald to Šumava
  • 12:30
  • 13:30
    Regional best practice examples
  • 15:00
    Coffee break
  • 15:30
    Hydrogen Transport Infrastructure
  • 16:30
    short presentations of participants followed by Q&A in parallel Matchmaking Sessions
    • Production and Distribution
    • Mobility and end-use
    • Cross-cutting (R&D, Education, CPD, Normative aspects)
  • 19:00
    Evening reception at German Embassy

Matchmaking Session

Matchmaking sessions will be held from 16:30 until 18:00. Sessions will be held in parallel. Please register to each section according to your interest via registration form on our website. During registration write down your preferences. You can also present a short contribution during your session. Duration for each presentation is set to 3 minutes. If you intend to present, please bring your pptx. or pdf. file to the conference on your flash disc. You will be approached by organisers to submit your presentation in the beginning of the conference

Parallel sessions are divided as follows:

  • Production and Distribution - hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, energy storage, infrastructure, co-generation systems, sector coupling, fuel cells, reversible fuel cells, business cases, market implementation

  • Mobility and End use - fuel cells as an energy source for mobile applications, drivetrains based on hydrogen combustion, combined systems, forklifts, personal cars, trucks, buses, ship, trains, hydrogen infrastructure, business cases, market implementation

  • Cross-cutting and Overarching (R&D, Education, CPD) - education, information, legislation and safety, reliability, grid integration, market introduction,

Hydrogen Days, March 24th, 2022

  • 8:30
  • 9:00
    Technical & Scientific lectures
  • 10:40
    Coffee break
  • 11:20
    Technical & Scientific lectures
  • 13:00
    Lunch + Poster session
  • 14:30
    Technical & scientific lectures
  • 16:10
    Coffee break
  • 16:40
    Technical & Scientific lectures

Hydrogen Days, March 25th, 2022

  • 8:30
  • 9:00
    Technical & Scientific lectures
  • 10:40
    Coffee break
  • 11:20
    Technical & Scientific lectures

Invited speakers

Prof. Olivier JOUBERT

Brief Overview of Current French Hydrogen Research Activities, Focus on electrolyte development for proton ceramic cells

Université de Nantes & CNRS

Olivier JOUBERT (1965) is presently full professor in Chemistry of Materials at University of Nantes and is Chair of electrochemical storage and conversion of energy group (ST2E) of "Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS-IMN)". The major research interests of professor JOUBERT revolve around development of new materials for technological applications such as high and intermediate temperature ceramic Solid Oxide (SO) fuel or electrolyser cells (SOFC and SOEC). He is co-author of 120 publications, 25 invited talks and 5 patents. Olivier Joubert is chairing the French Research Network on Hydrogen Energy which assembles the major French academic research groups in the field of electrolysis production and storage of hydrogen and also its conversion to electricity using fuel cell.

Prof. Daniel HISSEL

Towards PEM fuel cell systems with improved durability

University of Franche-Comte, FEMTO-ST, CNRS

Prof. Daniel Hissel obtained an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, France, in 1994. Then, he obtained a PhD from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1998. Until 2000, he worked for ALSTOM Company where he was system engineer on electrical and fuel cell buses projects. From 2000 to 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Belfort. Since 2006, he is a Full Professor at the University of Franche-Comté, France. Since 2012, he is the Head of the “Electric Actuators, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Systems” research team in FEMTO-ST (CNRS) Institute. His main research activities are concerning hydrogen-energy systems dedicated to automotive and stationary applications, modelling, non linear control, energy optimization and state-of-health estimation of these systems. Between 2012 and 2019, he has been the founding Director of the FCLAB Research Federation (CNRS), devoted to Fuel Cell Systems Research and Technology. Since 2020, he is the Deputy Director of the French national hydrogen research federation (CNRS), gathering about 300 researchers on hydrogen technologies in France. He is a Fellow of the IEEE since 2021. He has published more than 500 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and/or international conferences (his h-index is 59 with more than 11000 citations – Google Scholar). He has been awarded by the Blondel Medal in 2017 for his work towards industrialisation of fuel cell systems. He has also been awarded by the Innovation Medal of the CNRS in 2020 for his exceptional research work that has led to ground-breaking innovation in the technological field.

  • Prof. Christophe COUTANCEAU

    Clean hydrogen production from electro-reforming of bio-sourced oxygenated organic compounds

    Université de Poitiers, IC2MP, CNRS

    Christophe Coutanceau obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1994 under the supervision of Prof. Claude Lamy at LACCO (Laboratory of Catalysis in Organic Chemistry, University of Poitiers, France). After his PhD, he obtained a post-doctoral position at the “Insituto Superior Tecnico” of Lisbon (1995–1997, Portugal) and was hired as Assistant Professor at the University of Poitiers (LACCO) in 1998 before being promoted in 2008 as full professor.
    At present, he is Professor at IC2MP (Institute of Chemistry of Poitiers, University of Poitiers-CNRS) and head of the “Catalysis and Non-conventional Media” group. His current research interests include development of synthesis methods for nanostructured supported metals using green processes (microwave activation, electrochemical methods, etc.) and solvents (polyols, water) and their application as electrocatalysts in low temperature fuel cells, electrolysis cells and electrosynthesis reactors. He is also interested in electro-conversion of biomass into valuable compounds using electrochemical methods.
    He is co-responsible of the research axis “Stationary applications” of the French Hydrogen Federation of CNRS (FRH2), project manager for the “Energy Hub” of the CNRS, and French representative at the Annex 31 (low temperature fuel cell) of the International Energy Agency.
    He has more than 140 papers in international journals, 50 invited conferences, 2 books, ten book chapters and 4 international patents. His h-index are 53 (WoS), 54 (Scopus) and 60 (Google scholar) with more than 10,000 citations.

  • Important Dates

    Abstract submission opensNovember 1st, 2021
    Registration opensNovember 1st, 2021
    Deadline for abstract submissionNovember 30th, 2021
    Extended: Deadline for abstract submissionDecember 10th, 2021
    Confirmation of acceptanceJanuary 28th, 2022
    Early bird registration deadlineFebruary 16th, 2022
    Authors‘ registration deadlineFebruary 16th, 2022
    Final programmeMarch 4th, 2022
    Matchmaking registration closesMarch 9th, 2022
    Online registration closesMarch 18th, 2022

    Registration Fees

    Early bird8.500 CZK
    Early bird (student)5.500 CZK
    Regular (after February 16th, 2022)12.000 CZK
    Regular student (after February 16th, 2022)7.000 CZK

    Members of the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP) are entitled to get a discount on the conference fee. For more information feel free to reach out to: d.tien@hytep.cz

    Regular and Student registration fee include:

    • Participation at the conference 24.-25. March, 2022, at the Comfort Hotel Prague City East
    • Access to all lectures, posters and exhibitions during the conference
    • All press materials for the participant
    • Participant badge
    • Access to all refreshments during the conference

    Attendance at the Czech-German H2 Days, matchmaking and evening reception on March 23, 2022 at Czernin Palace falls under separate FREE registration within the registration form. The organizer reserves the right to confirm the registration due to the limited capacity of the konference hall.

    After closed online registration – registration on the spot and cash payment in CZK is possible.


    Guidelines for Authors

    Language – English

    Lectures (20 min, aspect ratio 16:9)

    Posters (size – max. 841 x 1189, vertical orientation)

    Call for Abstracts

    Abstract submission – 30th November, 2021, Extended: 10th December, 2021

    Abstract acceptance - 1st January, 2022


    Student Award 2022

    All student contributions will be automatically included in the contest for Student Award. The best student presentation and poster will be awarded. Students who prefer to not participate in the contest should inform the Organising committee by registration upon arrival.


    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

    • Elizabeth Tien
      Czech Republic
    • Jan Sochor
      Czech Republic
    • Jiřina Čermáková
      ÚJV Řež,a.s.
      Czech Republic
    • Martin Prokop
      University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
      Czech Republic

    Honorary Committee

    • Jan Macek
      Czech Technical University in Prague
      Czech Republic
    • Jakub Kupecki
      Institute of Power Engineering
    • Vladimír Matolín
      Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University
      Czech Republic
    • Nobuyuki Nishimiya
      Nihon University
    • Christian Sattler
      German Aerospace Center
    • Tadeáš Ochodek
      Technical University of Ostrava
      Czech Republic
    • Matthias Jahn
      Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
    • Daniel Jiřička
      ÚJV Řež
      Czech Republic
    • Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff
      National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH)


    Sponsorship Packages

    Sponsors will have the opportunity to select the package to receive acknowledgements, benefits and entitlements according to the level of sponsorship contribution. Sponsorship items will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.

    Benefits will be allocated to sponsor based on the following table, suggestion of custom sponsorship opportunities is welcome and can be arranged on demand.

    Cost in EUR20001000500
    Free delegate registration21o
    Exhibition space size64o
    Priority in choice of exhibition space locationoo
    Logo during sessions, breaks and in book of abstracts
    Logo on the conference website, Facebook site and in official mailing
    Reserved pages in book of abstracts211
    Flyer inserted in a conference bag

    Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

    Conference bags500Company logo printed on each conference bag.
    Conference lanyards500Your company’s logo will be present on lanyards, visible to delegates at all time.
    USB flash drive with book of abstracts250Supply your company’s USB flash drive, given to all registered delegates.
    Conference set250Sponsor may provide his own notepads and pens that will be inserted in a conference bag.

    Individual Sponsorship Package

    If you have any suggestions how to increase your company’s exposure that are not listed or you are not sure what sponsorship to select, please do not hesitate to contact us on email: sponzoring@hydrogendays.cz or tel. +420 728 042 987. We will find an optimal solution according to your demands and budget for sponsoring activities.

    Sponsoring a Student Presentation Award

    The STUDENT AWARD for the best student contribution on the conference, from presentations as well as posters, will be awarded with a prize of min 200 EUR each. HYTEP wants to motivate young students in the hydrogen field. Sponsor can decide on the additional price for students according to his consideration.

    All student contributions will be automatically included in contest for Student Award. Students not wishing to participate are kindly asked to inform the Organising committee at registration committee.

    The detailed information (name, account number) of the winners will be handled to the sponsor after closing the conference program.

    Click here to open the Virtual Partnership Offer

    For more information kindly contact sponzoring@hydrogendays.cz

    • MZP
    • MPO
    • MZV
    • Freistaats Bayern
    • Freistaat Sachsen


    The event is held under the auspicies:

    • MZP
    • MŠMT
    • MPO
    • WOW Prague Convention Bureau

    Czech-German H2 Day
    23. 3. 2022

    Czernin palace

    Loretánské nám. 5,
    118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany
    GPS: 50.0884146, 14.3907259

    Evening reception
    23. 3. 2022

    German Embassy

    Vlašská 19,
    118 00 Malá Strana
    GPS: 50.0877665, 14.3979858

    German Embassy, https://prag.diplo.de/cz-de

    Hydrogen Days
    24.-25. 3. 2022

    The Comfort Hotel Prague City East

    Bečvářova 2081/14,
    100 00 Praha 10 - Strašnice
    GPS: 50.0762406, 14.4936025

    The Comfort Hotel Prague City East, https://www.comforthotelpraguecityeast.com/en/

    Special accommodation offer for our participants

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