April 1 + 2, 2020
Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada

Detailed Conference Program

Workshops
Topic Tables
Plenary Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Speaker's Corner

A - Opening Plenary

April 1, 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

10:00–10:30
Title tbc

Prof. Dr. David Hart
E4tech Sàrl, Switzerland

Coffee Break

April 1, 10:30–11:00

B - Canadian Plenary

April 1, 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.

11:30–12:00
Title tbc

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

12:00–12:30
Title tbc

Randy MacEwen
Ballard Power Systems, Inc., Canada

Lunch Break

April 1, 12:30–13:30

SC1 - Speakers Corner

April 1, 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.

C1 - Buses and Rail

April 1, 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.

Session Chair: Josipa Petrunić

Cutric Crituc, Canada

C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization

April 1, 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
Expanding green hydrogen plans

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

14:40–15:00
Title tbc

Brian Goldstein
Energy Independence Now, USA

C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada

April 1, 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
Fuel cell quality control

Riny Yuan
National Research Council Canada, Canada

14:10–14:20
Title tbc

Emerson Gallagher
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc., Canada

14:20–14:30
Title tbc

Senior Representative
Ballard Power Systems, Inc. , Canada

14:30–14:40
Title tbc

Dr. Erik Kjeang
Simon Fraser University, Canada

14:50–15:30
Panel discussion

Panelists:
Emerson Gallagher
AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc., Canada
Riny Yuan
National Research Council Canada, Canada
Senior Representative
Ballard Power Systems, Inc. , Canada
Dr. Erik Kjeang
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Coffee Break

April 1, 15:30–16:00

D1 - f-cell+HFC Snapshots & Elevator Pitches

April 1, 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 - Fuel Cell Research in Canada

April 1, 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

16:00–16:10
Electrolysis

Dr. David P. Wilkinson
University of British Columbia, Canada

16:10–16:20
Title tbc

Chris Reid
IBET Institute for Breakthrough Energy + Emission Technology, Canada

16:20–16:30
Thermochemical production of hydrogen

Dr. Sam Suppiah
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada

16:30–16:40
R&D on hydrogen safety

PhD. Andrei V. Tchouvelev
A.V. Tchouvelev & Associates Inc., Canada

16:50–17:30
Panel discussion

Panelists:
Dr. David P. Wilkinson
University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Sam Suppiah
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada
PhD. Andrei V. Tchouvelev
A.V. Tchouvelev & Associates Inc., Canada
Chris Reid
IBET Institute for Breakthrough Energy + Emission Technology, Canada

Evening Event

April 1, 18:30–23:00

E - Big Markets

April 2, 09:00–10:30

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

10:00–10:30
Norway H2-Production

Trond Strømgren
Arena Ocean Hyway Cluster, Norway

Coffee Break

April 2, 10:30–11:00

F - Country Plenary

April 2, 11:00–12:30

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.  

11:00–11:30
China

Dr. Haoran Hu
Weichai Power Co. LTD

12:00–12:30
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Germany's Future

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

Lunch Break

April 2, 12:30–13:30

SC2 - Speakers Corner

April 2, 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.

G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks

April 2, 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
Title tbc

Marcel Pouliot
Trimac Transportation, Canada

G2 - Refinery/Mining

April 2, 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: Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov

North-West University, DST Hydrogen Infrastructure Center of Competence, South Africa

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

Dr. Marc Bétournay
Natural Resources Canada, Canada

14:40–15:00
Title tbc

Ryan Sookhoo
Hydrogenics Corporation, Canada

G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world

April 2, 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
Stable proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance imparted by metal-ligand additives

Dr. Michael D. Guiver
Tianjin University

14:20–14:40
Interfaces and Gradients: Improving MEAs for PEMFC

Ulf Groos
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

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

April 2, 15:30–16:00

H1 - Hot Products

April 2, 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

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

Rafael Schmidt
HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Germany

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

JR Hammond
Canadian Air Mobility, Canada

H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure

April 2, 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 transporation, 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.

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

Colin Armstrong
HTEC, Canada

H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world

April 2, 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

Farewell drink

April 2, 17:30–18:00