TOPICS EFC21

Topics cover all Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies with a focus on their applications.

The following list summarizes the main topics but does not intend to be comprehensive.

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

Applications: Electrolysis, All-colours hydrogen production, Non-electrolytic hydrogen production, biological/biochemical, thermochemical (as biomass & waste gasification), photochemical and photoelectrochemical processes

  • New materials and catalysts
  • Modelling from molecular to system scale
  • Stacks, cells, reactors and component manufacture and testing
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

POWER-TO-X CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES

Applications: Integrating RES technologies; Hybrid (micro)grids with hydrogen technologies; Grid balancing and curtailment; Advanced Hydrogen technologies; Hydrogen Valleys – from production to end use

  • System engineering, system modelling
  • Control systems, control algorithms & logics
  • Techno-Economic Analysis, Thermo-economic analysis, Exergo-economic analysis
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

HYDROGEN STORAGE AND HANDLING

Applications: Hydrogen storage and refuelling, Hydrogen compression, Pressure tanks, Metal Hydrides, Underground storage, Liquid hydrogen (carriers), Gas Grid injection, Synthetic liquid fuels, Integration in industrial processes

  • New materials, catalysts and composites
  • Modelling from molecular to system scale
  • Component manufacture and technology testing
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES

Applications: High Temperature Fuel cells, Low Temperature Fuel cells, Reversible fuel cells, CHP and stationary applications, Auxiliary power units, Portable power units

  • New materials and catalysts
  • Modelling from cell to system scale
  • Stacks, cells and component manufacture and testing
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

POWER GENERATION

Hydrogen gas turbines and burners, Multi-energy systems, Biomass/Waste-to-energy systems

  • Modelling and optimization
  • Component manufacture and testing
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

HYDROGEN MOBILITY

Applications: Road vehicles, Light duty vehicles, Heavy-duty vehicles, Off-road industrial vehicles, Trains, Waterborne and Airborne vessels, Drones.

  • New materials and catalysts
  • Modelling from cell to system scale
  • Stacks, cells and component manufacture and testing
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

INDUSTRY

Industrialization of manufacturing and decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors through introduction of hydrogen: steel manufacturing, refineries, chemical processes, high-temperature industries.

  • Manufacturing processes and upscaling
  • Modelling from molecular to system and infrastructural scale
  • Diagnostics and Process control, system engineering, hybridization
  • Market and Deployment, demonstration and real-world experience

MICROBIAL & ENZYMATIC BIOLECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS

The topic will include the applications and demonstrations of Microbial & Enzymatic Biolectrochemical Systems for applications such as:

  • Energy harvesting
  • Biofuel production (biohydrogen and biomethane) and other valuable products (including electrosynthesis, electrolysis and desalination processes)
  • Bioremediation
  • Resource recovery
  • Biophotovoltaics
  • Biosensors
  • Wearable and implantable technologies

CROSS-CUTTING AND OVERARCHING

  • Roadmaps, strategy, national plans
  • Market and deployment  
  • LCA and Social LCA
  • Education and training as success stories
  • Legal and administrative practice
  • Regulation, Codes and Standards (RCS)
  • Safety

General Objectives

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to intensify international cooperation, expand understanding and promote efforts and disciplines in the area of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers, from powder preparation to system applications. Dissemination of knowledge through the presentation of research results, state-of-the-art, new developments and novel concepts in this area will be the key driver in the preparation of the conference program.

If you have any issues or questions about the submission process or would like to present on a topic area that is not reflected in this list, please contact info@europeanfuelcell.it.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions shall be quality driven.

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