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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

24 January, 2018 - 25 January, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Maximizing commercial opportunities and partnerships in the renewable hydrogen & fuel cells industry

Our Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Brussels, on the 24th & 25th January 2018. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation.

The main objectives of the industry are to:
  • Reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems
  • Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used
  • Use H2 to support renewable energy source integration

The sector has involved already an important number of energy end-use agents, from electric vehicles to power plants.

Summit Topics for Discussion include:

  • Overview of the actual hydrogen and fuel cells market
  • Latest technologies involved in the renewable sources
  • Policy and regulations
  • Power-to-gas solutions
  • Decarbonisation of the energy sector
  • Hydrogen storage improvements
  • Security aspects in hydrogen production, storage and distribution
  • Monetisation advice and partnership
  • Hydrogen mobility applications
  • Integration and standards

While on the 19th century the steam engine and on the 20th century the internal combustion engine were the main focuses, it is likely that the fuel cell technology will take the lead during the 21st century. With incredible advances recently in hydrogen it is the best time to explore this booming industry: the latest innovations, the leader investments and the monetisation opportunities.

Site Visit

In the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd January 2018, a conference delegation will receive a unique opportunity to visit the HYDROGENICS production plant of water electrolysers and the COLRUYT Hydrogen refuelling station for hydrogen electric cars and hydrogen forklifts with onsite water electrolysis using wind energy. The places are limited and subject to approval by Hydrogenics. As the places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, please confirm your interest when booking your spaces.

Site Visit A: HYDROGENICS - Production plant of water electrolysers and hydrogen refueling stations

Hydrogenics manufactures in Oevel water electrolysis and turnkey hydrogen refueling stations solutions since 1987. The Belgian production site counts +/- 75 employees for the production of 35-50 projects per year. During the visit, the participants will have the opportunity to see the complete manufacturing of water electrolyser systems: cell stack, gas separation, water purification, power conditioning, hydrogen purification, hydrogen compression, hydrogen storage, refueling station and a presentation by Hydrogenics about their vision of the fast evolving renewable hydrogen market.

Who will attend?

  • Hydrogen producers and suppliers
  • Fuel cell companies
  • Automotive-OEMs
  • Hydrogen storage companies
  • Technology providers
  • Component manufacturers & industrial end-users
  • Financial stakeholders & investors
  • Research institutions
  • Service providers
  • Investors
  • Government officials & regulators
  • Sustainable mobility technology


Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace
Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
Phone: +32 2 2036200
Website: agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Denis Thomas, EU Regulatory Affairs, Hydrogenics
  • Mark Kammerer, Business Development Manager Fuel Cells, Hydrogenics
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH JU
  • Alberto Navarretta, Senior Vice President For Refining & Marketing And Chemicals Planning & Control, ENI
  • Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice-President, ENGIE
  • Wouter Vanhoudt, Director For Europe, Middle East & Africa, HINICIO
  • Rob Van Der Sluis, Manager Marketing & Sales, MTSA Technopower
  • Jörg Karstedt, Coordinator Emobility, ZBT GmbH
  • Dan Sadler, Head of Hydrogen Technologies, Northern Gas Networks
  • Nigel Holmes, CEO,  The Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA)
  • Pooya Mahmoidian, Product Engineer, Haskel International LLC
  • Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director Business Development, Ballard Europe
  • Sathya Motupally, Chief Operating Officer, Doosan Fuel Cell
  • Ian Williamson, Director, HyEnergy Consultancy Ltd
  • John Butt, CEO, Conduit Ventures Limited
  • Radisa Nunic, Commercial Director, Worthington Industires
  • Michel Kneller, Project Manager & Deputy Area Manager, ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
  • Dennis Hayter, Vice President, Business Development, Intelligent Energy
  • Enrique Troncoso, Engineering Consultant, Systeng Consulting
  • Kerry-Ann Adamson, CEO, 4th Energy Wave
  • Oliver Schmidt, PhD Researcher On Energy Storage, Imperial College London


Event details

24 January, 2018
25 January, 2018
Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace

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