September 9 + 10, 2020
Streamed Live from Vancouver, Canada

Detailed Conference Program

Workshops
Topic Tables
Plenary Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Speaker's Corner

A - Opening Plenary

September 9, 09:00–10:30

Summary:

Why is Canada ramping up its support? Do major financial institutions see an opportunity? Find out why hydrogen energy is the hot topic around the world.

Session Chair: Mark Kirby

CHFCA Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

09:00–09:05
Welcome note

Mark Kirby
CHFCA Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

09:30–10:00
Title tbc

Jürgen Rechberger
AVL List GmbH, Austria

10:00–10:30
Finding the value in the FCH value chain

Prof. Dr. David Hart
E4tech Sàrl, Switzerland

Coffee Break

September 9, 10:30–11:00

B - Canadian Plenary

September 9, 11:00–12:30

Summary:

The cradle of fuel cell technology and leader in low-carbon hydrogen production wants to share what it knows with the world. And the federal government is fostering international cooperation, while supporting Canadian companies to maintain their leadership.

Session Chair: Robert Artibise

OverDrive Fuel Cell Engineering / CHFCA, Canada

11:00–11:30
Title tbc

Joy Romero
Canadian Natural Resources Limited , Canada

11:30–12:00
NSERC Alliance Grants: facilitating research and innovation for the HFC sector

Prof. Alejandro Adem
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada

12:00–12:30
Fuel Cell Technology - The Next Leap Forward

Dr. Kevin Colbow
Ballard Power Systems, Inc., Canada

Lunch Break - sponsored by TOYOTA Canada Inc.

September 9, 12:30–13:30

SC1 - Speakers Corner

September 9, 13:30–14:00

Summary:

Located in the International Trade Fair, this is a 5 minute speaking slot including a power point presentation. Step up to the mic at the end of lunch to speak in front of the conference and trade fair visitors. Only 5 spots available per day, this is your opportunity to ensure continued contact with those attending the conference or the trade fair. Invite your future clients to hear you speak.

13:30–13:35
New High Pressure Hydrogen Ground Storage Available For British Columbia

Kevin Harris, P.Eng, MBA, Hexagon Purus LLC

13:35–13:40
Latest Development in compounding and production of graphitc bipolar plates

Arnon Blum, Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG

13:40–13:45
"Hydrogen Injection" On Board and On Demand

Ken Hembroff, HyTronX

13:45–13:50
Characterizing fuel cell catalyst and carbons, and hydrogen storage materials

Atri Maharaj, Anton Paar GmbH

C1 - Buses and Rail

September 9, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

Urban transit is a leading market for hydrogen energy. Hear results from the latest city bus and light rail projects. Learn about the challenges and benefits of incorporating FCEV in a modern urban transit plan.

14:00–14:20
The First of its Kind in Hungary- Fuel Cell Bus Project: GOLDiON ®

PhD. Naveed Akhtar
Hy-Hybrid Energy Limited, United Kingdom

14:20–14:40
Development of the Hydrogen Powered Test train

Kenichi Ogawa
Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan

14:40–15:00
Powering a Clean Tomorrow, Today. How SunLine Transit Agency is revolutionizing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Lauren Skiver
SunLine Transit Agency, USA

15:00–15:20
Title tbc

Stefan Schrank
ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH, Germany

C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization

September 9, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

The hydrogen economy requires low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen produced from many energy sources. Canada is leading the way with elelctrolytic hydrogen from renewable power and with low-carbon hydrogen from fosssil fuels coupled with carbon capture & sequetration. Learn how major companies are leading this effort and about the newest technologies that willl cut costs and ramp volumes.

14:00–14:20
Title tbc

Philippe B. Morin
Air Liquide, Canada

14:20–14:40
Producing and deploying 100% carbon free Green Hydrogen in greater Montreal area

Cyril Dufau-Sansot
HY2GEN CANADA, Canada
Jean Roberge
Greenfield, Canada

14:40–15:00
Breaking Silos: The Evolution of the Hydrogen Highway

Brian Goldstein
Energy Independence Now, USA

15:00–15:20
Title tbc

Michael McKensey
Macquarie Group, Australia

C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada

September 9, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

A snapshot on Canadian R&D on fuel cells to open a panel discussion to foster international collaborations. This session will look at various aspects of R&D, from industrialization of the technology to the next generation materials.

Session Chair: PMP Michel Cloutier

National Research Council Canada, Canada

14:00–14:10
Book of attributes for the quality control of PEM fuel cell components

Dr. Xiao-Zi (Riny) Yuan
National Research Council Canada, Canada

14:10–14:20
Rapid PEM Fuel Cell Product Development for Vehicle Applications

Emerson Gallagher
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc., Canada

14:20–14:30
Title tbc

Shanna Knights
Ballard Power Systems, Inc. , Canada

14:30–14:40
Fuel Cell Inspection by X-ray Computed Tomography

Dr. Erik Kjeang
Simon Fraser University, Canada

14:40–14:50
Advanced Catalysts and MEAs for Next-Generation PEM Fuel Cells

Dr. Xianguo Li
University of Waterloo, Canada

14:50–15:30
Panel discussion

Panelists:
Emerson Gallagher
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc., Canada
Dr. Xiao-Zi (Riny) Yuan
National Research Council Canada, Canada
Shanna Knights
Ballard Power Systems, Inc. , Canada
Dr. Erik Kjeang
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Xianguo Li
University of Waterloo, Canada

PW1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden

September 9, 14:30–15:30

Summary:

On April, 1st 2020 the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) will host its second workshop focused on the topic of hydrogen and fuel cells in ports and maritime. This workshop comes at a pivotal time of the new stringent global emissions regulations recently announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. Shipowners and ports around the world are working to find lower emissions solutions, with a lot of attention on the potential of hydrogen and fuel cells. The CHFCA Ports & Maritime Workshop will feature updates on hydrogen and fuel cell activities from California ports, European ports, and progress underway in the Northwest ports of Seattle/Tacoma and Vancouver. Topics covered will be hydrogen fuel cell vessels (ferries, barges, service vessels), container handling equipment in ports and shorepower for ocean-going vessels at berth.

Session Chair: Cory Shumaker

USA

14:30–14:35
Welcome note

Mark Kirby
CHFCA Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

14:35–14:50
Opening Keynote: Global Overview of H2FC in Port & Maritime

14:50–15:30
Fuel Cell Solutions for Maritime & Ships At-Berth

14:50–15:00
Changing Tides of Energy

Ryan Sookhoo
Hydrogenics Corporation, Canada

15:10–15:20
Ports are key to zero emission shipping

M.Eng Jogchum Bruinsma
Nedstack fuel cell technology B.V., The Netherlands

15:20–15:30
Questions & Answers - Panel Discussion

Coffee Break

September 9, 15:30–16:00

D1 - f-cell+HFC Snapshots & Elevator Pitches

September 9, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

Do you have hydrogen and fuel cell news? Innovations, new products and projects, interesting policy work, great market applications? This is your session: You will have 2 minutes to present your topic to the full audience, like an elevator pitch. Use this opportunity to show the HFC world what you are doing!

Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

Truckenbrodt Clean Energy Consulting Inc., Canada

D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada

September 9, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

A snapshot on Canadian R&D on hydrogen production and safety to open a panel discussion to foster international collaborations. This session will look at various aspects of production of hydrogen and safety R&D, reflecting Canada's diversity of approaches when it comes to hydrogen.

Session Chair: Prof. Pierre Bénard

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivieres, Canada

16:10–16:20
The Promise of Pyrolysis for Production of Low Cost Decarbonized Hydrogen and Solid Carbon

Chris Reid
Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies, Canada

16:20–16:30
Canadian Focus on the Demonstration of the Copper-Chlorine Cycle for Hydrogen Production

Dr. Sellathurai (Sam) Suppiah
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd., Canada

16:40–16:50
Producing Low Cost, Zero Emissions Hydrogen from Oil Fields

Grant Strem
PROTON TECHNOLOGIES INC., Canada

16:50–17:30
Panel discussion

Panelists:
Chris Reid
Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies, Canada
Grant Strem
PROTON TECHNOLOGIES INC., Canada
Dr. Sellathurai (Sam) Suppiah
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd., Canada

PW2 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden

September 9, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

On April, 1st 2020 the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) will host its second workshop focused on the topic of hydrogen and fuel cells in ports and maritime. This workshop comes at a pivotal time of the new stringent global emissions regulations recently announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. Shipowners and ports around the world are working to find lower emissions solutions, with a lot of attention on the potential of hydrogen and fuel cells. The CHFCA Ports & Maritime Workshop will feature updates on hydrogen and fuel cell activities from California ports, European ports, and progress underway in the Northwest ports of Seattle/Tacoma and Vancouver. Topics covered will be hydrogen fuel cell vessels (ferries, barges, service vessels), container handling equipment in ports and shorepower for ocean-going vessels at berth.

Session Chair: Cory Shumaker

USA

16:00–16:30
Fuel Cell Solutions for Container Handling Equipment

16:10–16:20
Title tbc

Nicolas Pocard
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada

16:20–16:30
Questions & Answers - Panel Discussion

16:30–17:20
Hydrogen Fuel Cells - A Ports Perspective

16:50–17:00
Title tbc

Christine Rigby
Port of Vancouver, Canada

17:00–17:10
Title tbc

Sabina Russell
Zen Clean Energy Solutions, Canada

17:10–17:20
Questions & Answers - Panel Discussion

17:20–17:30
Closing remarks

E - Big Markets

September 10, 09:00–10:45

Summary:

Demand will grow worldwide for low-carbon hydrogen: the heating and transporation fuel of the future. Learn what countries and regions recognize the economic opportunity and are rushing to position themselves as low-cost suppliers to this global market. Find out how and what sectors will converge to make this happen.

Session Chair: Mark Kirby

CHFCA Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

09:15–09:45
Creating the Hydrogen Economy

Andy Marsh
Plug Power Inc., USA

10:15–10:45
Norwegian Maritime Hydrogen Development

Trond Stromgren
Ocean Hyway Cluster, Norway

Coffee Break

September 10, 10:45–11:15

F - Country Plenary

September 10, 11:15–12:45

Summary:

As activity in hydrogen and fuel cells ramps around the world, some countries are emerging as leaders.  Here are three countries that are embracing hydrogen energy as a means to grow their economies and achieve climate objectives.  

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. David Hart

E4tech Sàrl, Switzerland

11:15–11:45
China

Dr. Haoran Hu
Weichai Power Co. LTD

11:45–12:15
Current Status of the Korean Hydrogen Economy

YeoGwang Yoon
H2KOREA, Southkorea

12:15–12:45
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Germany's Future

Senior Representative
National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH, Germany

Lunch Break - sponsored by TOYOTA Canada Inc.

September 10, 12:45–13:30

SC2 - Speakers Corner

September 10, 13:30–14:00

Summary:

Located in the International Trade Fair, this is a 5 minute speaking slot including a power point presentation. Step up to the mic at the end of lunch to speak in front of the conference and trade fair visitors. Only 5 spots available per day, this is your opportunity to ensure continued contact with those attending the conference or the trade fair. Invite your future clients to hear you speak.

13:30–13:35
Hydrogenics - Powered by Cummins

Rob Harvey, Cummins

13:35–13:40
A solution for low cost modular hydrogen generation

Stewart Stewart, Bayotech

TT - Topic Table: Hydrogen Supply and Transportation using Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers

September 10, 14:00–15:00

Summary:

Insights into the technical concept of LOHC-based hydrogen supply to HRS in Finland within the HySTOC project. What are the main advantages and where are the challenges for large scale roll out?

14:00–15:00
Topic Table Moderator

Rafael Schmidt
HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Germany
Johannes Bär
HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Germany

G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks

September 10, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

Canadian companies are helping OEMs at home and abroad to incorporate hydrogen and fuel cell technology in heavy duty vehicles. Who is succeeding? What challlenges do they face? Who is the competition? Learn about the latest projects and results and find out who is winning this race.

Session Chair: Nicolas Pocard

Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada

14:00–14:20
Heavy Duty AZETEC Hydrogen Truck Project

Marcel Pouliot
IQ Trucking Consultants, Canada

14:20–14:40
Title tbc

Audrey Ma
Shanghai Re-Fire Technology Co., Ltd, China

15:00–15:20
Hydrogen Powered Commercial Vehicle Development at Hyundai Motor

Haengjin Ko
HYUNDAI Motor Group, South Korea

G2 - Refinery/Mining

September 10, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

Canada has a leading resource extraction sector (mining, oil & gas). How are these industries incorporating low-carbon hydrogen to reduce their carbon footprint? Hear the latest developments in material handling, processing and heating with low-carbon hydrogen.

Session Chair: Hans Kulenkampff

H2 Chile Asociación Chilena de Hidrógeno, Chile

14:00–14:20
Hydrogen fuel cell power requirements for mining vehicle application in Canada

14:20–14:40
Title tbc

Dr. Attilio Pigneri
The Hydrogen Utility, Australia

14:40–15:00
The Energy Shift Is Underway

Ryan Sookhoo
Hydrogenics Corporation, Canada

15:00–15:20
Hydrogen for Mining Sector in South Africa

Prof. Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov
North-West University, DST Hydrogen Infrastructure Center of Competence, South Africa

G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world

September 10, 14:00–15:30

Summary:

This session will provide a sample of R&D activities by researchers from various regions of the world to help understand drivers and opportunities for fuel cell R&D on industrialization and next generation materials.

Session Chair: Dr. Francois Girard

National Research Council Canada, Canada

14:00–14:20
Fuel Cell Activities at HySA Catalysis South Africa

Dr. Darija Susac
HySA Catalysis, South Africa

14:20–14:40
The battle between pre-coating and post-coating for metal bipolar plates

Dr. Kristian Nygren
Impact Coatings AB, Sweden

14:40–15:00
Enhancing Fuel Cell Lifetime through Contamination Control in an optimized Cathode Air Path

Dr. Michael Harenbrock
MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, Germany

15:00–15:20
Leak testing solutions for PEMFC components

Mariangela Casagrande
MARPOSS S.p.A., Italy

Coffee Break

September 10, 15:30–16:00

H1 - Hot Products

September 10, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

Over the coming decade, dozens of OEMs will need to launch commercial hydrogen and fuel cell products: cars, buses, trucks, HRS and many more. The time for science projects is over - we need functional products that perform. Who has a jump on the pack? What is the latest sleek commercial product that customers can buy today or in the near future?

Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

Truckenbrodt Clean Energy Consulting Inc., Canada

16:20–16:40
PEM fuel cell stack for automotive application

Dr. Mohsine Zahid
ElringKlinger AG, Germany

16:40–17:00
Hydrogen-Powered Flying Vehicles - the next frontier in urban mobility

JR Hammond
Canadian Air Mobility, Canada

17:00–17:20
Title tbc

Ben Nyland
Loop Energy, Canada

H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure

September 10, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

How do we connect low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen with the growing list of hydrogen energy applications? That takes infrastructure. See how liquid transportation, pipelines, on-site production and fueling stations will ensure that the deployment of hydrogen applications is not held back by the availability of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen.

16:00–16:20
Large scale LOHC HRS - Easy and efficient refueling for public transport, trains, trucks and ships

Rafael Schmidt
HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Germany

16:20–16:40
Heavy Duty Hydrogen infrastructure development

Ulrik Torp Svendsen
Nel Hydrogen, Denmark

16:40–17:00
A Canadian Perspective on Defining the Quality of H2 Networks

Colin Armstrong
HTEC, Canada

17:00–17:20
FortisBC Renewable Gas Supply - Hydrogen Potential

John Quinn
FortisBC Energy Inc., Canada

H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world

September 10, 16:00–17:30

Summary:

This session will provide a sample of R&D activities by researchers from various regions of the world to help understand drivers and opportunities for R&D on hydrogen production approaches and safety.

Session Chair: Dr. Nirmal Gnanapragasam

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada

16:00–16:20
Highly Efficient Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis

Dr. Hideaki Murase
Panasonic Corporation, Japan

16:20–16:40
Production technology for metal bipolar plates, from prototyping to series production line

Fabian Kapp
Graebener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

16:40–17:00
U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Safety Research

Mark Richards
U.S. Department of Energy, USA

17:00–17:20
Renewable Hydrogen Production and Infrastructures - Potentials and Examples

Dr. Marie-Gabrielle Macherhammer
HyCentA Research GmbH, Austria