May 22 + 23, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Detailed Conference Program

Workshops
Topic Tables
Plenary Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Speaker's Corner

PW - CHBC & CHFCA Ports Workshop

May 21, 13:00–17:00, Junior Ballroom CD

Session Chair: Cory Shumaker

California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

13:00–13:30
Check-In & Networking

13:30–13:40
Welcome

Jeff Serfass
California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

13:40–14:40
Hydrogen and fuel cell solutions for ports

Jorden Kemper
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, United States of America
Nicolas Pocard
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada
Gus Block
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, United States of America
Ben Nyland
Loop Energy, Canada
Ryan Sookhoo
Hydrogenics Canada, Canada

14:40–15:00
Keynote - Hydrogen fueling possibilites for ports

Steve Syzmaski
Nel Hydrogen, Norway

15:00–15:30
Coffee Break Ports Workshop

15:30–16:30
Voice of the customer: Opportunities and constraints for hydrogen and fuel cells in ports

Christine Rigby
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada
Dave Earle
BC Trucking Association, Canada
Graham VanderSchelden
The Northwest Seaport Alliance, United States of America
Sabina Russell
Zen Energy Solutions, Canada
Aaron Montgomery
GCT Vanterm, Canada

16:30–16:50
Importance of the role of hydrogen in ports and maritime

Sunita Satyapal
U.S. Department of Energy, United States of America

16:50–17:00
Closing remarks

Cory Shumaker
California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

A - Welcome Notes

May 22, 09:00–10:30, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

09:05–09:10
Welcome

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Canada

09:10–09:20
First Nations Ceremony

Squamish Nation

09:20–09:30
Welcome notes

Honourable Bruce Ralston
Province of British Columbia, Canada

09:30–09:40
Welcome notes

Christian Hansen
Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Canada

09:40–10:25
Why we need a global energy transition

Prof. Dr. Anders Levermann
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Coffee break - sponsored by HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation

May 22, 10:30–11:00, Grand Ballroom

B - Opening Plenary

May 22, 11:00–13:00, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Ross Bailey

Greenlight Innovation Corp., Canada

11:00–11:30
Global trends and developments in fuel cells and hydrogen: an international partnership for hydrogen and fuel cells in the economy (IPHE) perspective

Tim Karlsson
International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy Secretariat, Belgium
Sunita Satyapal
U.S. Department of Energy, United States of America

11:30–12:00
An outside view of the hydrogen and fuel cell landscape in China

Prof. Dr. David Hart
E4tech Sarl, Switzerland

12:00–12:30
Overview of fuel cell and hydrogen joint undertaking support activities in Europe

Dionisis Tsimis
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Belgium

12:30–13:00
The role of fuel cells in decarbonization of transport

Randy MacEwen
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS , Canada

Lunch break

May 22, 13:00–14:00, Pavilion Ballroom Foyer

SC - Speaker's Corner I

May 22, 14:00–14:30, Pavilion Ballroom, Both #22

14:00–14:05
Hexagon Purus GmbH

Speaker: Kevin Harris

14:05–14:10
Toyota Canada Inc.

Speaker: Mitchell Foreman

14:10–14:15
XecaTurbo Clean Power Rugao Co., Ltd.

Speaker: Xuefeng Zhang

14:15–14:20
V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH

Speaker: Dr. Christian Leidlmair

14:20–14:25
Universidad Federico Santa Maria

Speaker: PhD Antonio Sanchez-Squella, PhD Patricio Valdivia

C1 - Hydrogen as an energy vector

May 22, 14:30–15:30, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Dr. Christopher Hebling

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

14:30–14:50
California

Jeff Serfass
California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

14:50–15:10
Australia’s national hydrogen roadmap

Dr. Patrick Hartley
CSIRO, Australia

15:10–15:30
Large scale wind to hydrogen

Juergen Puetter
Renewable Hydrogen Canada Corporation, Canada

C2 - Commercial fuel cell vehicles

May 22, 14:30–15:30, Junior Ballroom CD

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. David Hart

E4tech Sarl, Switzerland

14:30–14:50
Onward and upward: new frontiers in fuel cell motive power

Gus Block
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, United States of America

14:50–15:10
Hydrogen in commercial transport

Al Cioffi
Plug Power, United States of America

15:10–15:30
The Hydrogen Society starts in Europe: Hyundai delivers the first of 1,000 fuel cell trucks to customers in 2019

Dr. Maik Ziegler
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea

TT1 - Topic Table: Hydrogen storage and applications for mining sector

May 22, 14:30–15:30, Parksville

14:30–15:30
Topic Table Moderator

Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov
North-West University, South Africa

TT2 - Topic Table: Canada - EU SME innovation funding opportunities

May 22, 14:30–16:00, Gulf Island C,D

14:30–16:00
Topic Table Moderator

Andrew Bauder
National Research Council Canada, Canada
Arndt Ulland
Government of Canada - Canadian Embassy Berlin, Germany

Coffee break

May 22, 15:30–16:00, Pavilion Ballroom Foyer

D - Plenary II: HFC Snapshots + Pitch session

May 22, 16:00–17:00, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Eric H. Barker

Innovations, Science and Economic Development, Canada

16:00–16:05
Welcome introductions

Honourable George Chow
Province of British Columbia, Canada

16:05–17:00
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. Please register for this session at the registration desk on Wednesday, May 22nd before 3pm. We will have about 20 spots available and will randomly select the speakers from the list. Use this opportunity to show the HFC world what you are doing!

Evening Event hosted by the Marquee Sponsor Ballard - doors open by 18:00, beginning 19:00

May 22, 18:00–22:00

E - Plenary: Hydrogen Council worldwide activities

May 23, 09:00–10:30, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Nicolas Pocard

Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada

09:00–09:30
Hydrogen council overview

Mark Freed
AngloAmerican, United Kingdom

09:30–10:00
Applications and Olympics 2020

10:00–10:30
International power to gas projects

Daryl Wilson
Hydrogenics Corporation, Canada

Coffee break - sponsored by HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation

May 23, 10:30–11:00, Grand Ballroom

F - Plenary II: Global Cooperation Mission Innovation

May 23, 11:00–12:30, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Dr. Francois Girard

National Research Council Canada, Canada

11:00–11:30
The renewable and clean hydrogen challenge of Mission Innovation

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff
NOW National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH, Germany

11:30–12:00
Austria

Theresia Vogel
Climate and Energy Fund, Austria

12:00–12:30
Hydrogen in Canada

Aaron Hoskin
Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Lunch break

May 23, 12:30–13:30, Pavilion Ballroom Foyer

BW - Transitioning to Fuel Cell Electric Buses

May 23, 13:00–16:30, Parksville

Session Chair: Jaimie Levin

CTE Center for Transportation & the Environment, United States of America

13:00–13:20
Setting the framework for Canada

Josipa Petrunic
CUTRIC-CRITUC, Canada

13:20–13:40
Lessons from California

Bill Elrick
California Fuel Cell Partnership, United States of America

13:45–14:30
Vehicles and technology

What is the state of the technology (TRL) and what can the industry expect in cost reduction with volume production?
Nicolas Pocard
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada
Erin Cooke
New Flyer of America Inc., United States of America

14:30–14:50
Coffee Break

14:50–15:30
Fuel supply and fueling infrastructure

PARSE: The challenges of infrastructure. P for Price; A for Area Footprint; R for Renewable and Resiliency; S for Speed of fueling (throughput); and E for Entry-Level, startup challenges.
Michel Archambault
Hydrogenics, Canada
Arnab Chatterjee
Shell, United States of America

15:30–16:10
Transit agencies/End-users

Why Fuel Cells? What are the lessons learned, Best Practices? How to start small and get big.
Martin West
Zero-Emission Buses, Transport for London (TfL), United Kingdom
Kirt Conrad
SARTA - Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, United States of America

16:10–16:30
Summary and discussion

Jaimie Levin
CTE Center for Transportation & the Environment, United States of America
Parvathy Pillai
CUTRIC-CRITUC, Canada

G1 - News from the Canadian-German Science Sector

May 23, 14:00–15:00, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: P.Eng. Shanna Knights

Ballard Power Systems, Inc., Canada

14:00–14:20
Materials chemistry research for fuel cells and hydrogen

Prof. Steve Holdcroft
Simon Fraser University, Canada

14:20–14:40
Succeeding with new materials for hydrogen production: a market driven approach

Dr. Kourosh Malek
National Research Council Canada, Canada

14:40–15:00
Latest findings from the Canada-German scientific fuel cell collaboration

Ulf Groos
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

G2 - Large scale fuel cell applications and their infrastructure

May 23, 14:00–15:00, Junior Ballroom CD

Session Chair: Matthias Brendel

AVL List GmbH, Austria

14:00–14:20
Hydrogen and fuel cells - the end-to-end solution for zero-emission rail

Dr. Nirmal Gnanapragasam
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada

14:20–14:40
Cross-country H2 infrastructure

Bjorn Simonsen
nel hydrogen, Norway

14:40–15:00
Maritime applications

M.Sc Karl Samuelsson
Powercell Sweden AB, Sweden

Coffee break

May 23, 15:00–15:30, Pavilion Ballroom Foyer

H1 - Hydrogen Production, Storage & Infrastructure

May 23, 15:30–16:30, Grand Ballroom

Session Chair: Tim Karlsson

International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy Secretariat, Belgium

15:30–15:50
Update on hydrogen fueling infrastructure in British Columbia

Colin Armstrong
HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corp., Canada

15:50–16:10
Cryo-compressed hydrogen storage and refueling - enabler for long-haul commercial fuel cell vehicles

Dr. Tobias Brunner
Hynergy GmbH, Germany

16:10–16:30
SimpleFuel: Seeding the market

Jim Petrecky
PDC Machines Inc., United States of America

H2 - Components

May 23, 15:30–16:30, Junior Ballroom CD

Session Chair: Ulf Groos

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

15:30–15:50
tbc

Will Wright
Impact Coatings AB, Sweden

15:50–16:10
EFlow™ Designs for electrochemical applications

Sean MacKinnon
Loop Energy, Canada

16:10–16:30
Advances in flat-sheet membrane-based humidifiers for fuel cell applications

Dr. Ryan Huizing
CORE Energy Recovery Solutions, Canada

Farewell Event

May 23, 16:30–18:00, Grand Ballroom Foyer