Sunday, May 29, 2016

Event - World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC)

This event will take place June 13, 2016 - June 16, 2016 at the Palacio de Congresos Expo Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. WHEC 2016 is the twenty-first World Hydrogen Energy Conference and it is being organized by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2).

WHEC is the world's most well-known conference in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cells of the IAHE (International Association for Hydrogen Energy.

What you will get

  • Opportunities to share and exchange scientific information with global leaders in businesses, governments, and scientific communities.
  • The WHEC exhibition features a variety of hydrogen energy and fuel cell applications from companies and research institutions.


Apart from its primary role in disseminating scientific improvements among the Academia and public and private entities, WHEC 2016 represent a key opportunity to engage in conversations with potential partners and collaborators all over the world. For this purpose, there are two main hotspots during the Conference: the Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner.

Who will be present

  • More than 1,000 attendees.
  • More than 60 countries.
  • The global hydrogen and fuel cell community.
  • International stakeholders in the hydrogen and fuel cells technologies fields.

Subjects that will be addressed

Hydrogen production.
Hydrogen storage.
Hydrogen transport.
Hydrogen end uses.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Infrastructures
Monday June 13th, 10.30 - 12.30 h

Mr Matthias Klietz | Vice President Research Powertrain - BMW Group. "BMW Group hydrogen fuel cell technology as a path towards zero emission mobility."

Mr Jacques Pieraerts | Vice President, Communication, External and Environmental Affairs - Toyota Motor Europe. "Fuel the future."

Mr Bjørn Simonsen | Director, Market Development and Public Relations - NEL ASA. "Ramping up for the commercial hydrogen refuelling station market."

Plenary Session 2: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells National Initiatives, Strategies and Legislation
Tuesday June 14th, 08.30 - 10.00 h:

Mr Bart Biebuyck | Executive Director - Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

Mr Eiji Ohira | Director of the New Energy Technology Department - New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). "Current Policy and R&D Activity on Hydrogen Energy in Japan."

Ms Chris White | Communications Director - California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP). "Lessons Learned: Starting the Retail Market for FCEVs in California."

Mr Eric Denhoff | Chairman - Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA). "The State of Canada's Fuel Cell Industry--Successes and Challenges."

Dr Klaus Bonhoff | Managing Director - National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH). “Supporting market ramp-up of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.”

Plenary Session 3: Hydrogen Storage and Power-to-Gas
Wednesday June 15th, 08.30 - 10.00 h:

Mr Filip Smeets | Chief Executive Officer - Hydrogenics Europe. "Renewable Hydrogen: Myth, Hype or Reality?"

Dr Simon Bourne | Chief Technology Officer - ITM Power.

Plenary Session 4: Cross-cutting Initiatives and Upcoming Events
Thursday June 16th, 08.30-10.00 h:

TBD | Spanish Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Technological Platform (PTE HPC).

Mr Pontus Lindberg | Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions (HyER). “The role of HyER in the development of hydrogen and fuel cells in European cities and regions.”

Mrs Chiara Fiori | IAHE Young Scientists Division. "The Young Scientists Division of the IAHE - a key to the future of hydrogen energy."

Ms Inmaculada Cabrera | Center for the Development of Industrial Technological (CDTI). “EUREKA. Funding opportunities for R&D international collaborative projects.”

Dr Ing Karin Stehlík | WHTC 2017, Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform. “Invitation to the World Hydrogen Technology Convention 2017 in Prague.”

Dr Paulo de Miranda | WHEC 2018. “The 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference.”

Dr Yoshitsugu Kojima | WHTC 2019 “All Japan Hydrogen Project to Realize Hydrogen Economy."

Dr Tejs Laustsen Jensen | WHEC 2020, Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. “WHEC 2020 in Denmark - the home of renewable energy”

Dr Miguel Antonio Peña | CCESC 2016

To register click here.

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