Alejandro Adem

Prof. Alejandro Adem

President

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Canada

Biography:

Professor Alejandro Adem was appointed president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in October 2019. As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Professor Adem has significant leadership experience in the research and innovation ecosystem. Before joining NSERC, he was Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of Mitacs. As CEO of Mitacs, Professor Adem oversaw an unprecedented expansion of its programs, with the goal of delivering 10,000 research-based internships annually across Canada and abroad. He worked closely with stakeholders to launch the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship in 2016, which places talented academics in science policy roles in both federal and provincial governments. Other important milestones under his leadership include an Indigenous engagement initiative, an innovative entrepreneurship program, and a number of global mobility agreements with partner countries across the world. Professor Adem obtained his PhD at Princeton University and has authored over 70 articles as well as two books, delivered over 360 invited research lectures around the world, and has held postdoctoral or visiting positions at Stanford University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the ETH-Zurich, the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, the University of Paris VII and XIII, and Princeton University. His distinctions include a Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1985), a USA National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1992), Romnes Faculty Fellowship (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 1995), a Vilas Associate Award (University of Wisconsin, 2003), Canada Research Chair at UBC (2004), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012), Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians (2015), the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Jeffery-Williams Prize (2015), and Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (2017). Professor Adem served as Director (2008-2014) and Deputy Director (2005-2008) of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. From 1989 to 2004 he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Professor Adem has served on a variety of scientific, editorial, and governance boards for the worldwide mathematical sciences community, including the Advisory Board for the Association for Women in Mathematics and the International Mathematical Union’s Committee for Women in Mathematics.

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Session: B - Canadian Plenary
Presentation: NSERC Alliance Grants: facilitating research and innovation for the HFC sector
Date & Time: September 9, 11:35 – 12:00 See in Program

Naveed Akhtar

Dr. Naveed Akhtar

CEO

Hy-Hybrid Energy Limited

United Kingdom

Biography:

Naveed is the founder and CEO of Hy-Hybrid Energy. He has a track record of 20 years in Hydrogen Energy/Fuel Cells field. Naveed holds multidisciplinary academic background, i.e., B.Eng in Mechanical (Pak), M.Sc. in Renewable Energy (Germany) and PhD in Chemical Engineering (UK). In 2001, he became interested in hydrogen/fuel cells and executed a three-year project on hydrogen storage in metal hydrides- the first of its kind in Pakistan. During his stay in Germany, he worked on Direct Methanol Fuel Cells at Forschungzentrum Jülich and on Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart. Naveed completed his PhD in the field of single-chamber, micro-tubular solid oxide fuel cells supported by E.ON, UK. In 2009, Naveed decided to step into the third type of fuel cell, i.e. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, working at TU/e in collaboration with ECN. Naveed spent ~six years working on the 4th type of fuel cell, i.e. Alkaline Fuel Cells at AFC Energy.

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Session: C1 - Buses and Rail
Presentation: The First of its Kind in Hungary- Fuel Cell Bus Project: GOLDiON ®
Date & Time: September 9, 14:00 – 14:15 See in Program

Colin Armstrong

Colin Armstrong

President & CEO

HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation

Canada

Biography:

Colin is one of HTEC’s founders and has led the company since 2014. With more than 30 years’ experience working in the hydrogen sector, Colin is the driving force behind the development of British Columbia’s hydrogen station network and opened Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station in 2018. The BC network is enabling the deployment of the first 1,000 zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles in the province; the first stations – in Greater Vancouver and Victoria – will be in operation in 2020. Colin has been on the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association since 2011.

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Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure
Presentation: A Canadian Perspective on Defining the Quality of H2 Networks
Date & Time: September 10, 16:15 – 16:30 See in Program

Robert Artibise

Robert Artibise

General Manager / CHFCA Chairman of the Board

OverDrive Fuel Cell Engineering / CHFCA

Canada

Biography:

Robert Artibise is currently the General Manager of OverDrive Fuel Cell Engineering and is the Chairman of the Board for the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA). Robert Artibise has worked on proton exchange membrane fuel cells since 1997. This experience includes systems development, fuel cell stack testing, simulation, fuel cell stack design, unit cell design, management and architecture. He has a high level of knowledge and applied skill in the areas of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer (fluid dynamics), and mechanics of materials. He is an experienced design and release engineer; and has a proven track record for taking products from concept to production.

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Session: B - Canadian Plenary

Jo Bamford

RYSE Hydrogen

United Kingdom

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Session: H1 - Hot Products
Presentation: Why hydrogen buses are the key for unlocking hydrogen economies
Date & Time: September 10, 15:45 – 16:00 See in Program

Dmitri Bessarabov

Prof. Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov

Director: DST National Center of Competence : Hydrogen Infrastructure (HySA Infrastructure)

North-West University, DST Hydrogen Infrastructure Center of Competence

South Africa

Biography:

The Director of HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence, Dr Dmitri Bessarabov, was recruited for the position from Canada in 2010. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemistry in Moscow and in 1996 his doctoral degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Dr Dmitri Bessarabov is an expert in the area of hydrogen and electro-catalytic membrane systems for energy applications and fuel cells. Passionate about LOHC technology for hydrogen storage, PEM fuel cells, electrolysers, membranes, MEAs and catalyst layers structures. He worked for Kvaerner Group, Ballard Power Systems and AFCC (Daimler and Ford JV) in Canada. Current responsibilities include: leadership in the national hydrogen and fuel cell programme (HySA) in South Africa. He holds SA NRF rating, current Scopus H index 19. Recently co-authored a two-volume book on PEM water electrolysis.

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Session: G2 - Refinery/Mining
Presentation: Hydrogen for Mining Sector in South Africa
Date & Time: September 10, 14:45 – 15:00 See in Program

Jogchum Bruinsma

M.Eng Jogchum Bruinsma

Application Manager Maritime

Nedstack fuel cell technology B.V.

The Netherlands

Biography:

Jogchum Bruinsma is Application Manager Maritime at Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology. Jogchum holds a Masters degree in Control Systems Engineering and a Bachelors in Industrial Automation. During his career Jogchum has built up 12 years of experience in innovative maritime technology. A journey he started in 2007 while working on NemoH2 at Alewijnse. During his further career Jogchum occupied a variety of senior engineering positions at Boskalis and Huisman. Now the circle is complete and Jogchum is back where he belongs, developing fuel cell systems that best fit the maritime industry requirements.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Ports are key to zero emission shipping
Date & Time: September 9, 15:00 – 15:15 See in Program

Johan Burgren

Johan Burgren

Business Manager

PowerCell Sweden AB

Sweden

Biography:

Johan has over 20 years' experience in marine sales and development of maritime engine technology, and possesses a high level of experience in extensive service solutions. Johan is experienced in R&D, IT, business development and services development. He has developed a broad network in the marine and industrial OEM marketplace.

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Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: How hydrogen for marine applications will affect ports
Date & Time: September 9, 14:45 – 15:00 See in Program

Pierre Bénard

Prof. Pierre Bénard

Professor

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivieres

Canada

Biography:

Pierre Bénard (Ph.D) is Professor of Physics at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a member of the Hydrogen Research Institute. He holds a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from the Université de Sherbrooke and a M.Sc from the University of Toronto. His Ph.D. thesis was on the magnetic properties of the normal phase of high temperature superconductors. He has written over 100 refereed contributions. Pierre Benard is director of the Hydrogen Research Institute. The Hydrogen Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1994, is a research unit of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières dedicated to facilitating the use of hydrogen as an alternative energy vector. His research interests cover the theoretical and numerical study of microporous adsorbents for hydrogen storage and purification (from materials to system) and the study of hydrogen safety issues using computational fluid dynamics. He led subtask A on Physical Effects Knowledge Gaps of the International Energy Agency’s task 31 of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement. He was a member of the board of director of CQMF, the Québec Centre on Functional Materials and of the scientific committee of the Hydrogen Canada NSERC Strategic Research Network (H2Can).

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Role: Session Chair
Session: D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada

Marc Bétournay

Dr. Marc Bétournay

Principal Research Scientist

Natural Resources Canada

Canada

Biography:

24 years in ground-breaking geomechanics, rock dynamics and mine stability; 12 years advanced technology development and applications to mines. 20 years introduction of hydrogen power for mine vehicles: • Member, development team for the world’s first two hydrogen mining vehicles (loader, locomotive) • Initial open pit 350 ton haulage truck power plant architecture definition, electric platform, duty cycles • Team member, standard design of underground refueling stations for hydrogen mine production vehicles (world first) • Summary Guidelines for the Use of Hydrogen Power in Underground Mining Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (world first) • Mining portion, updated Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code (CHIC) • Member CSA M424 standard update (mine vehicles, hydrogen power) • Developer, head and project definer: • Industry consortium on proof of concept projects for hydrogen mine vehicles • Industry consortium on conventional mine hydrogen production, storage and distribution of hydrogen for mines

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Gregory Caldwell

Gregory Caldwell

Director Energy Systems Innovation

ATCO Natural Gas Division

Canada

Biography:

Gregory Caldwell is a registered professional engineer, educated at the University of Alberta, specializing in Petroleum Engineering. He also holds a CPA designation. Mr. Caldwell’s professional experience consists of engineering, business strategy, finance, and regulatory policy in the Energy Industry. His most recent experience has been focused in the areas of Business Strategy, Utility Regulation, Energy Policy, and applied Innovation delivering low carbon energy solutions. Currently participating on national and international committees with the Canadian Gas Association and in partnership with multiple levels of government, Mr. Caldwell is focused on the funding and testing of emerging technologies aimed at combating climate change, promoting energy security, and developing alternative pathways for Canadians to provide for their energy needs. In addition, Mr. Caldwell serves as the Canadian Chair of the International Gas Union’s (IGU) Research and Development Committee, as well as on the Energy Transition Advisory Committee, which advises the City of Edmonton on methods to implement their community energy strategy. Greg’s current focus is leading ATCOs development of a Hydrogen strategy which encompasses the technical, policy, regulatory and economic aspects of the initiative. Greg is married with two children and enjoys playing ice hockey, scuba diving, adventure travel, and continually learning about new technologies and strategies to solve the challenges currently facing industry and society.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge
Presentation: ATCO Hydrogen Strategy
Date & Time: September 10, 16:05 – 16:15 See in Program

Gabriele Celli

Gabriele Celli

International Account Manager

MARPOSS S.p.A.

USA

Biography:

Coordinate global key account activities and development of North America Vehicle Electrification Market to better support operations worldwide. Education Graduate at Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University Field Of Study Electronic Engineering Master in Telecommunication Engineering. Quality Control practitioner. Gage, Machine and Process Control methods expert.

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Role: Speaker

Session: G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world
Presentation: Leak testing solutions for PEMFC components
Date & Time: September 10, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program

Paul Cheliak

Paul Cheliak

Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs

Canadian Gas Association

Canada

Biography:

Paul Cheliak is the Vice President of Public and Regulatory Affairs with the Canadian Gas Association in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The CGA is the national voice for Canada’s natural gas distribution companies who deliver natural gas to over 20 million Canadians. Paul leads CGA’s public relations and political strategy to build support for sustainable gaseous energy use in Canada. Paul also works with utilities to advance their regulated business growth opportunities. Prior to joining CGA, Paul worked with Natural Resources Canada – Canada’s federal resource department – providing natural gas market and policy advice to the Department’s senior management. Paul lives in Ottawa with his wife and two daughters and is an avid (but not necessarily successful) fisherman.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure

Michel Cloutier

PMP Michel Cloutier

Client Relationship Leader / Chef, Relations aux clients

National Research Council Canada

Canada

Biography:

Accomplished business leader & entrepreneur with 30+ years of private and public sector experience in sales, business development, project/program management. This includes 15 years with a global Fortune 500 company (Hewlett-Packard, 1984-2000), three years with start-ups and a VC and 15 years running the consulting company he founded in 2003 to serve both global companies and start-ups in program & project management, management consulting with a focus on enterprise commercialization efforts. Through his company he also contributed to the operational launch of InnovEE, a Quebec research funding consortium for vehicle electrification projects. Michel is currently responsbile for NRC business development efforts for research and service opportunities focused on vehicle electrification. This NRC program supports SMEs pushing innovation for hydrogen, batteries and electric motor applications. Michel holds 2 BA degrees from Laval University (Commerce, Industrial Relations).

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Role: Session Chair
Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada

Kevin Colbow

Dr. Kevin Colbow

CTO

Ballard Power Systems, Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Kevin Colbow was appointed Chief Technology Officer at Ballard Power Systems in March 2019. Dr. Colbow’s responsibilities include Research, Product Engineering and Program Management. He also provides leadership of the Company’s Technology Solutions business segment, including Engineering Services and Intellectual Property licensing. Dr. Colbow joined Ballard in 1994 and his areas of responsibilities have included research and development, product development, technology portfolio management and product management. He was Director of Research and Development until March 2010, when he was appointed Director of Product Management & Solutions Engineering with responsibility for fuel cell stack products. Dr. Colbow joined the Ballard Executive Team in February 2014 and served as Vice President, Technology Solutions. Most recently, from February 2016 to March 2019, he served as Vice President, Technology and Product Development. Following receipt of a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1986, Dr. Colbow completed a Master of Science in Li-ion rechargeable batteries at the University of British Columbia and, in 1992, completed a Ph.D. in photoelectron and soft x-ray spectroscopy on semiconductor surfaces. Dr. Colbow has also completed the Certificate Program for Technology Management at the California Institute of Technology and has 23 patents in the area of PEM fuel cells as well as 26 published papers.

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Session: B - Canadian Plenary
Presentation: Path to Cost Competitiveness for Fuel Cell Commercial Vehicles
Date & Time: September 9, 12:00 – 12:25 See in Program

Cyril Dufau-Sansot

Cyril Dufau-Sansot

Chief Executive Officer

HY2GEN CANADA

Canada

Biography:

HY2GEN’s Co-founder, Cyril managed companies such as AREVA’s electrolyzer manufacturer, the biomass specialist WEISS or VIESSMANN industrial branch.

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Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization
Presentation: Producing and deploying 100% carbon free Green Hydrogen in greater Montreal area
Date & Time: September 9, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

Emerson Gallagher

Technical Director

AVL Fuel Cell Canada Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Emerson Gallagher is a Mechanical Engineer from UBC with over 21 years of experience in the fuel cell industry. He is currently the Technical Director of AVL’s Fuel Cell Canada affiliate, driving AVL’s capability to engineer fuel cell stacks for transportation applications. Prior to AVL, Emerson worked at Ballard Power Systems as an engineer and later as the manager of the Stack Engineering and Stack Test Engineering teams. His technical experience includes a range of roles from fundamental research, material development, applications engineering, cell and stack design, stack architecture development, fuel cell system power electronics, to stack/system architecture development.

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Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada
Presentation: Rapid PEM Fuel Cell Product Development for Vehicle Applications
Date & Time: September 9, 14:10 – 14:20 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 14:50 – 15:30 See in Program

Livio Gambone

Livio Gambone

Director, Hydrogen Storage

Nikola Corporation

USA

Biography:

Mr. Gambone received a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Great Distinction in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University in 1987, and Master of Applied Science degree in Metals and Materials Engineering (specializing in carbon fiber composites for aircraft structures) from the University of British Columbia in 1991. Mr. Gambone is the Director for Hydrogen Storage at Nikola Motor Corporation, responsible for the design, qualification and testing/homologation of the high pressure compressed hydrogen fuel system onboard Nikola’s fuel cell electric vehicles. Mr. Gambone is the convener of several ISO/TC 197 working groups covering international standards related to hydrogen fuel containers (ISO 19881), thermally activated pressure relief devices (ISO 19882), and hydrogen fueling connection devices (ISO 17268). Mr. Gambone is a member of the AIChE Hydrogen Safety Panel as a technical expert, a Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

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Session: G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
Presentation: Hydrogen Storage & Fueling Interface Solutions for Class 8 FCEVs
Date & Time: September 10, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program

David Gill

David Gill

Head of Customer Energy Solutions

Northern Gas Networks

Canada

Biography:

David is Head of Customer Energy Solutions at Northern Gas Networks. He joined the company as Head of Stakeholder Relations in April 2012 and moved into the role of Director of Stakeholder Relations in 2013. He has over 35 years’ experience in the energy industry. David is passionate about the future of energy, and became Head of Customer Energy Solutions in 2016. He works with the teams leading NGN’s pioneering energy futures projects H21, HyDeploy and InTEGReL, liaising with industry partners and lobbying UK decision makers on the role of hydrogen and whole systems in a low carbon energy future. Focused on conversion of the gas network to carry 100% hydrogen, H21 is now delivering the safety evidence required to help government progress towards a policy decision on hydrogen’s use for heat.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge
Presentation: United Kingdom utility perspective
Date & Time: September 10, 16:25 – 16:35 See in Program

Francois Girard

Dr. Francois Girard

Technical Leader, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

National Research Council Canada

Canada

Biography:

François Girard is the Technical Leader for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies at the National Research Council Canada.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world

Nirmal Gnanapragasam

Dr. Nirmal Gnanapragasam

Senior Process and Modeling Scientist

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Canada

Biography:

Led the CNL team on the hydrail feasibility study that assessed the system integration of hydrogen in a sub-urban passenger rail application in Ontario. Led the refocusing efforts for hydrogen research at CNL to focus on decarbonising the transport sector and remote communities by using hydrogen and electricity. Joined CNL as a process/modeling scientist 10 years ago. Developed mathematical/simulation models for intense analysis of processes ranging from hydrogen isotope separation, heavy water production, tritium management, hydrogen recombination, hydrogen production, hydrogen energy storage, and integrated energy and logistics for systems involved in transport and grid applications. A licensed professional engineer in Ontario. Has published over 20 original research articles. Mechanical Engineer with: Bachelor of Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India; Master of Science, Wayne State University, the USA; and Doctor of Philosophy, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world

Christopher Guzy

Dr. Christopher Guzy

Chief Technology Officer

Shanghai Re-Fire Technology Co., Ltd

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Christopher Guzy is the Chief Technology Officer of Shanghai Re-Fire Technology Co., Ltd. and is responsible for all fuel cell system product and technology development. From 2016 to 2019, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Guangdong Sino-Synergy Hydrogen Power Technologies Co., Ltd. From 2005 to 2016, Dr. Guzy was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Ballard Power Systems, where he was responsible for all product development and technology research and development for Ballard’s line of PEM hydrogen fuel cell products and engineering services. In 2019, he received the Chinese Government Friendship Award, China’s highest award for "foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress". Prior to joining Ballard, Dr. Guzy spent 17 years at General Electric in the United States and Europe and was most notably General Manager of GE Healthcare’s product development and supply chain operations in Hungary and Vice President and Director of Quality and Technology, Europe for GE Lighting. Dr. Guzy began his career as Station Director of the School of Chemical Engineering Practice and Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1983 to 1986. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.

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Session: G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
Presentation: 30 Million Kilometers – The Start of a New Decade for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Date & Time: September 10, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

JR Hammond

JR Hammond

Founder and CEO

Canadian Air Mobility

Canada

Biography:

JR Hammond is the CEO and Founder of Canadian Air Mobility which specializes in creating the marketplace for ‘Hydrogen & Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles’. Canadian Air Mobility is spearheading the efforts in organizing, strategizing and facilitating the Air Mobility ecosystem to bring the next frontier of flying vehicles to Canada. Canadian Air Mobility successfully hosted the ‘Canadian Inaugural Air Mobility Roundtable’ in their home market of Vancouver, Canada which brought the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments, Academia, Industry, Investors and Regulators together to launch the road-map of Air Mobility in Canada. With Vancouver’s unique geographic landscape, the existence of helicopter and floatplane operations and drive for sustainable transport modes, Canadian Air Mobility has created the marketplace for an inclusive, equitable and environmentally sound transportation system in the Passenger, Cargo and Air Services markets.

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Session: H1 - Hot Products
Presentation: Hydrogen-Powered Flying Vehicles - the next frontier in urban mobility
Date & Time: September 10, 16:15 – 16:30 See in Program

Michael Harenbrock

Dr. Michael Harenbrock

Principal Expert Electric Mobility

MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Michael Harenbrock holds the position as “Principal Expert Electric Mobility” at MANN+HUMMEL GmbH in Germany, a global leader in filtration solutions.

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Session: G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world
Presentation: Enhancing Fuel Cell Lifetime through Contamination Control in an optimized Cathode Air Path
Date & Time: September 10, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

David Hart

Prof. Dr. David Hart

Director

E4tech Sàrl

Switzerland

Biography:

Dr David Hart is a Director of E4tech and an expert advisor, consultant and researcher on hydrogen energy and fuel cells for 25+ years. He leads and conducts projects from research to strategy in different industry sectors for governments, corporations and investors worldwide, has sat on venture capital investment committees and clean energy company boards, is a Director of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy and chairs the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium Steering Committee. He has been an invited keynote speaker on hydrogen energy on six continents. In 2001, having built a successful research group at Imperial College London, he co-founded E4tech's London office to work on sustainable energy strategy consulting, helping clients make the best decisions in uncertain conditions. Now based in Switzerland, he is a director of E4tech and heads the hydrogen and fuel cell consulting practice, while retaining a role as a Visiting Professor at Imperial College.

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Role: Session Chair, Speaker
Session: F - Country Plenary

Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Finding the value in the FCH value chain
Date & Time: September 9, 09:50 – 10:15 See in Program

Rob Harvey

Director, Energy Infrastructure - Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

Cummins Inc.

Canada

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Role: Session Chair
Session: C1 - Buses and Rail

Aaron Hoskin

Senior Manager, Intergovernmental Initiatives

Natural Resources Canada

Canada

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Role: Session Chair
Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization

Carolynn Jaworska

Carolynn Jaworska

Peter Sauber Agency

Germany

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Role: Session Chair
Session: SC1 - Speakers Corner
Session: SC2 - Speakers Corner

Fabian Kapp

Fabian Kapp

Managing Director

Graebener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biography:

From 2004 to 2009: Studies of electrical engineering with the focus on automation technology From 2009 to 2016: Entry into Gräbener Maschinentechnik and foundation of the foreign subsidiary Graebener Inc. in the U.S. for the expansion of the international business activities From 2016: Authorized Officer of Gräbener Maschinentechnik and Member of the Managing Board Management of the family-owned company in 4th generation From 2018: Extension of the production technology for microstructure plates by laser cutting and welding lines as well as expansion of the business activities in China From 2020: Managing Director of Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Head of the department "New Technologies"

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Session: H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world
Presentation: Production technology for metal bipolar plates, from prototyping to series production line
Date & Time: September 10, 15:55 – 16:05 See in Program

Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy

Manager – Resources and Energy

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Australia

Biography:

Leigh Kennedy is responsible for the Austrade’s focus on winning foreign direct investment into Australia’s resources and energy industry. With Austrade’s global network reaching over 80 locations, his team undertakes promotion, attraction and facilitation for potential investors ranging from large global conglomerates to start up technology companies. Hydrogen is one of Austrade’s investment priorities. Previously Leigh was working with Australian automotive component suppliers and assisting them to enter global value chains throughout Asia and the USA. He also has significant experience in energy security policy when based in Canberra.

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Session: F - Country Plenary
Presentation: Why Hydrogen for Australia
Date & Time: September 10, 11:20 – 11:45 See in Program

Mark Kirby

Mark Kirby

President

CHFCA Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Canada

Biography:

Mr Kirby joined CHFCA as President/CEO in August, 2019. A mechanical engineer with an honours degree from the University of British Columbia, he has led the commercialization of many clean technologies, including hydrogen energy. Mr Kirby was a founder and CEO of S2G BioChemicals Inc., a Vancouver-based industrial biotech company 2nd-generation technology for sustainable bioproducts. Over a 10-year period, Mr. Kirby secured investment and strategic partnerships that enabled it to develop into a leading bioproducts company. In 2018, S2G was acquired by Fortress Global Industries, a Canadian forest products company, becoming Fortress Advanced Bioproducts. Prior to starting S2G, Mark led business and technology development, operations and commercialization in the food, industrial gases, fuel cell and forest products industries with fuel cell leader Ballard Power, Canadian hydrogen technology start-up QuestAir Technologies and global industrial gases company Praxair.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: A - Opening Plenary
Session: E - Big Markets

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Welcome note
Date & Time: September 9, 14:00 – 14:10 See in Program

Erik Kjeang

Dr. Erik Kjeang

Associate Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Simon Fraser University

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Erik Kjeang is an Associate Professor in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada and Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Development. Dr. Kjeang obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada and an M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Umea University, Sweden. Prior to joining SFU, Dr. Kjeang worked as a research engineer at Ballard Power Systems. He has 15 years of experience with fuel cell research, focusing on electrode and cell design. Dr. Kjeang is also a recognized expert on fuel cell durability and recently contributed technology for enhancing and predicting membrane lifetime in fuel cell buses in collaboration with Ballard. His lab at SFU features Canada’s first facility for multi-length scale X-ray tomography, which is optimal for visualization of electrochemical cells. He has raised more than $20M in funding and authored 100 peer reviewed journal publications and 6 patents.

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Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada
Presentation: Fuel Cell Inspection by X-ray Computed Tomography
Date & Time: September 9, 14:30 – 14:40 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 14:50 – 15:30 See in Program

Shanna Knights

Shanna Knights

Director of Technology Collaborations

Ballard Power Systems, Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Shanna Knights, PEng, MASc, FCAE, Director of Technology Collaborations at Ballard Power Systems, has conducted fuel cell research since 1995 for many applications, including commercial truck, bus, and other motive and stationary applications. For the past several years she has led Ballard’s components technology R&D activities and is responsible for innovation initiatives and external collaborations to leverage leading expertise and technologies. Ms. Knights is an author on numerous scientific journal publications and 3 book chapters, and holds 25 patents, with several more pending. She guides collaborative research through numerous advisory boards and steering committees. She holds the Engineering BC R. A. McLachlan Memorial Award, for significant technical contributions, professional leadership, and community service (2017), is a YWCA Research & the Sciences Woman of Distinction nominee (2019), and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada
Presentation: Fuel Cell Commercialization Innovation
Date & Time: September 9, 14:20 – 14:30 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 14:50 – 15:30 See in Program
Session: W3 - Women in Hydrogen Workshop
Presentation: Delivering Fuel Cell Power – a Career Perspective
Date & Time: September 9, 16:00 – 16:10 See in Program

Haengjin Ko

Haengjin Ko

Senior Research Engineer

HYUNDAI Motor Group

South Korea

Biography:

Haengjin KO is a mechanical engineer from Hyundai Motor Company with over 20 years of experience in the fuel cell engineering. He is currently leading various Fuel Cell System development projects for automotive and nonautomotive applications at Hyundai Motor. His technical experience includes a range of roles from fundamental research for solid oxide, proton exchange membrane fuel cell testing, cell and stack development, applications engineering, BOP component development, and active application to ix35 Fuel Cell, 1st gen FCEV, and NEXO, 2nd gen FCEV that Hyundai Motor has introduced to market last decade. Now he is actively engaged in fuel cell commercial vehicle development program such as city buses and heavy duty trucks at Hyundai.

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Session: G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
Presentation: Hydrogen Powered Commercial Vehicle Development at Hyundai Motor
Date & Time: September 10, 14:45 – 15:00 See in Program

Hans Kulenkampff

Hans Kulenkampff

President

H2 Chile Asociación Chilena de Hidrógeno

Chile

Biography:

Hans is a Chemical Engineer, graduated with high distinction from the University of Concepción, Chile. Since 2016 he has developed multiple techno-economic studies along the entire hydrogen value chain and across all three application segments: Mobility, Industry and Energy with a special focus in Chemical and Mining Industry. Hans is the founder and current president of the Chilean Hydrogen Association, role for which he has been invited to participate as speaker to more than 15 seminars, courses or conferences both nationally and internationally. During 2019 Hans was a visiting researcher of the Techno-Economic Analysis Group (IEK-3) of the Jülich Forschungs Zentrum in Germany. Currently Hans works as Manager of Hinicio in its new office in Santiago to accelerate hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Latam.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: G2 - Refinery/Mining

Sahida Kureshi

Canada

Biography:

I, Sahida Kureshi started working for H2M Inc. in May 2015 when I joined my Ph.D. course at Mechatronic Systems Engineering Department, Simon Fraser University under Dr. Erik Kjeang (Canada Research chair in Fuel Cell technology development). I am mainly responsible for Theoretical Modeling and simulation in development of novel hydrogen storage material. Before start working for H2M, I have pursued Engineering’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University, California, USA where I developed mathematical model to characterize the thermoreflectance images of Carbon nano Fiber for interconnect application. Before moving to North America, I did my bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from India during which I closely work for the material modeling of solar panel. My focus of research includes multi-scale modeling to bridge the gap between experimental data and theoretical modeling by understanding physics and chemistry phenomenon, occurring at different time and length scales, and are important for the development of novel material for different application.

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Rosaline Kwan

Director General

Global Affairs Canada

Biography:

Director General, Trade Sectors at Global Affairs Canada As Director General for Trade Sectors at Global Affairs Canada, Rosaline leads a team that serves Canadian companies in key sectors including Clean Technologies, Infrastructure, Information and Communications Technologies, Aerospace, Automotive, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Creative Industries, as part of Canada’s Trade Commissioners Service. Rosaline has served in Canada’s diplomatic missions abroad, in New Delhi and in Taipei as Senior Trade Commissioner as well as in Beijing. She has broad government experience through her work at the Privy Council Office, Revenue Canada, and Statistics Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University (Math and Computer Science) and an International Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

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Session: W3 - Women in Hydrogen Workshop

Session: W3 - Women in Hydrogen Workshop
Presentation: A Note for the Trade Commissioner Service: Supporting Cleantech, Hydrogen and Women Entrepreneurs
Date & Time: September 9, 16:10 – 16:20 See in Program

Kevin Larmer

Kevin Larmer

Director, Innovation and Markets

Canadian Gas Association

Canada

Biography:

Kevin Larmer is Director, Innovation and Markets at the Canadian Gas Association. In this role, Kevin is responsible for addressing all industry initiatives associated with building critical mass to support the retention of existing natural gas markets in Canada, leading new residential, commercial and industrial energy users across Canada recognizing the value proposition of natural gas’ affordability and potential to reduce GHG emissions, as well as setting the direction and priorities nationally for new utility technology collaboration and implementation. These activities involve key files such as RNG, hydrogen, building and energy efficiency standards, natural gas innovations such as micro combined heat and power, natural gas heat pump development and carbon capture and sequestration to name a few.

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Role: Workshop Chair
Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge

Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge
Presentation: Welcome note
Date & Time: September 10, 15:45 – 15:55 See in Program

Marko Lederer

Marko Lederer

Marketing & Communication Manager

HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Marko Lederer has extensive knowledge in the broad field of communication, marketing and PR through his many years of journalistic experience and his work in marketing and public relations for NGOs and the private sector. Among others, he gained this knowledge before joining Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies (February 2018) at the German public broadcaster SWR, the diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart and ETAS GmbH. A master's degree in political science as well as a master's degree in communication management form the basis of his practical skills.

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Session: TT - Topic Table: Towards a worldwide hydrogen economy with the LOHC-technology: Large-scale global hydrogen transport
Presentation: Topic Table Moderator
Date & Time: September 10, 14:00 – 15:00 See in Program

Cam LeHouillier

Cam LeHouillier

Manager, Energy Research and Development

Tacoma Power

USA

Biography:

Cam LeHouillier is the Manager of Energy Research and Development at Tacoma Power. With twenty three years of diverse work experience in energy and utilities, Cam has a depth of knowledge in how utilities work. He uses this information to help Tacoma Power explore new technologies and develop new customer programs. He is always seeking opportunities to work with partners to advance our shared goal: a clean energy future.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 9, 16:10 – 16:20 See in Program

Xianguo Li

Dr. Xianguo Li

Professor for Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Xianguo Li is a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and a University Research Chair, at the University of Waterloo. His research activities are in the area of fuel cells, liquid fuel atomization and sprays, and green energy systems. Dr. Li has more than 210 journal and 250 conference publications. He has also authored/co-authored 4 books, over 20 book chapters, and 13 patent applications, including Principles of Fuel Cells, the world’s first textbook on fuel cells. His published articles have received extensive citations, with an H index of over 60. Dr. Li serves as the editor in chief for the International Journal of Green Energy, and also established the International Green Energy Conference series. He serves on the editorial/advisory board for many journals, book series, encyclopedia and handbooks. He is the founding division chair for the Advanced Energy Systems Division of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), and President of the Fuel Cell Division of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is a fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, and CSME.

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Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada
Presentation: Advanced Catalysts and MEAs for Next-Generation PEM Fuel Cells
Date & Time: September 9, 14:40 – 14:50 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 14:50 – 15:30 See in Program

Marie-Gabrielle Macherhammer

Dr. Marie-Gabrielle Macherhammer

Project Manager and Key Researcher

HyCentA Research GmbH

Austria

Biography:

Career 03/2019 – today Project Manager and Key Researcher at the HyCentA Research GmbH Graz, the first Austrian research centre for hydrogen, www.hycenta.at 01/2014 – 06/2018 R&D Specialist at Constantia Flexibles International, Vienna 2010 -2013 Scientific Project Assistant at the Institute of Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology Studies 2010 – 2013 Doctoral Studies Process Engineering at the Graz University of Technology, Doctoral viva in March 2013 at the Institute of Process and Particle Engineering 09/2009 Graduation: Chemical Engineering (Master of Science) 2003 – 2009 Begin of Studies of Technical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Graz University of Technology

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Session: H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world
Presentation: Renewable Hydrogen Production and Infrastructures - Potentials and Examples
Date & Time: September 10, 16:15 – 16:25 See in Program

Madadh MacLaine

Madadh MacLaine

Secretary General

Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association

United Kingdom

Biography:

Madadh MacLaine, is the Founder and Secretary General of the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) and CEO of Zero Emissions Maritime Technology Ltd (ZEM-Tech). She is also a founder of the International Windships Association (IWSA) and was an active board member until March 2020. Madadh began working in zero emissions shipping with the design of a ZE multi access cargo ship in 2007. Frustrated by the lack of available technology she set off on a course to bring ZE Ship Technology to the market. She founded ZESTAS to promote the interests of the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Industry, supporting its development and representing it’s interests to the international shipping industry and regulatory bodies, ensuring a level playing field for Zero Emissions Ship Technologies. She has a background working in hydrogen water electrolysis as well as sustainable development in West Africa.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Hydrogen expansion in North Sea ports
Date & Time: September 9, 14:20 – 14:30 See in Program

Andy Marsh

Andy Marsh

CEO

Plug Power Inc.

USA

Biography:

Andy Marsh joined Plug Power as President and CEO in April 2008. Under his leadership, Plug Power has led innovation, bringing the hydrogen fuel cell market from concept to commercialization, as the world moves forward towards electrification. Early on, Marsh identified material handling as the first commercially viable market targeted by Plug Power. Today, the firm’s fuel cell solutions are leveraged by world leaders such as Amazon, Walmart, and Carrefour to power industrial electric vehicles. As President and CEO, Marsh plans and directs all aspects of the organization’s policies and objectives, and is focused on building a company that leverages Plug Power’s combination of technological expertise, talented people and focus on sales growth to continue the Company’s leadership stance in the future alternative energy economy. Mr. Marsh continues to spearhead hydrogen fuel cell innovations, and his ability to drive revenue growth of 296 percent has landed Plug Power on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM list in 2015 and 2016. Previously, Mr. Marsh was a co-founder of Valere Power, where he served as CEO and Board Member from the Company’s inception in 2001, through its sale to Eltek ASA in 2007. Under his leadership, Valere grew into a profitable global operation with over 200 employees and $90 million in revenue derived from the sale of DC power products to the telecommunications sector. During Mr. Marsh’s tenure, Valere Power received many awards such as the Tech Titan award as the fastest growing technology company in the Dallas Fort Worth area and the Red Herring Top 100 Innovator Award. Prior to founding Valere, he spent almost 18 years with Lucent Bell Laboratories in a variety of sales and technical management positions. Mr. Marsh is a prominent voice leading the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Nationally, he is the Chairman of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, and sits as a member of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Tactical Advisory Committee (HTAC). HTAC has the important responsibility to provide advice to the Department of Energy regarding its hydrogen and fuel cell program goals, strategies, and activities. Internationally, Mr. Marsh represents Plug Power in their role as supporting members of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition. Mr. Marsh holds an MSEE from Duke University and an MBA from SMU.

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Session: E - Big Markets
Presentation: Creating the Hydrogen Economy
Date & Time: September 10, 09:15 – 09:40 See in Program

Bertrand Masselot

Bertrand Masselot

President and CEO for Canada

Air Liquide Canada

Canada

Biography:

Bertrand Masselot holds a degree in engineering from Agroparistech, a Master in science from École Nationale du génie rural, des eaux et forêts (ENGREF) and a MBA from Le Collège des ingénieurs in Paris (France). From 1994 to 1997, he worked as Business Engineer, then Business Manager for two major companies in UK and Germany. He began his career at Air Liquide in 1997 as Project Manager in Paris and, from 2000 to 2008, held various key roles within the Group and its subsidiaries throughout France and Germany. From 2008 to 2012, as Vice-President of Air Liquide Engineering, in Paris, he was responsible for the development and management of large turnkey projects for the Air Liquide Group and Third Party Sales, overseeing an annual budget of 150 M euros. In 2012, Bertrand was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide’s Schülke & Mayr GmbH, a company of the Air Liquide Group, active in more than 100 countries in the healthcare sector. During his five years at the helm of the company, the business grew steadily in the prevention of contamination, both for individuals (antiseptic, disinfectants, etc.) and for the industry (additives, biocides). On September 1, 2017, Bertrand Masselot was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide in Canada, where he presently leads one of the 10 largest entities within the Air Liquide Group, with 2,600 employees and more than 200,000 clients and patients. The Canadian Head office is located in Montreal, Quebec. Bertrand is married and has four children.

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Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization
Presentation: Scaling up Green H2 Value Chain - Bécancour: A Concrete Response from Production Through End Use
Date & Time: September 9, 14:00 – 14:15 See in Program

Sam McDermott

Samuel McDermott

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Sam McDermott is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, with over 25 years of Engineering and Project Management experience in both the Manufacturing and Energy sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Ryerson University as well as a Masters of Advanced Design and Manufacturing post graduate degree from the University of Toronto. Sam is currently the Technical Manager for Renewable Hydrogen in Enbridge’s Business Development team.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge
Presentation: The Role of Enbridge Gas in the Hydrogen Economy
Date & Time: September 10, 16:15 – 16:25 See in Program

Michael McKensey

Mike McKensey

Division Director

Macquarie Capital Group

Australia

Biography:

Mike has extensive experience developing new and innovative businesses in different sectors. he has a particular interest in energy and environmental markets. highlights of Mike's career include: leads the development of the green hydrogen businss within Macquarie Capital - led the structural change to centralise and manage the electronic distribution and pricing for Westpac's freign exchange offering. This included having responsibility for managing, optimising and automating the pricing and electronic distribution for corporate and institutional customers - established the market leading environmental markets business at Westpac. As Global Head of Carbon and Renewable Trading between 2011 and 2015, Mike led a range of 'market first' transactions. He war recognised as a lead adviser for governments and corporates operating in the carbon markets - started his career with the Macquarie Group, Mike worked in Sydney and London with the Macquarie Capital Group. Mike was part of a team that placed the first carbon trades on Macquarie's balance sheet.

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Role: Speaker

Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization
Presentation: The potential for large scale hydrogen production in B.C.
Date & Time: September 9, 14:45 – 15:00 See in Program

Hideaki Murase

Dr. Hideaki Murase

Panasonic Corporation

Japan

Biography:

Hideaki Murase has been a Project Manager for the anion exchange membrane water electrolysis project at Panasonic Corporation. He joined the company in 2010 after he obtained the Ph.D degree from Kyoto University in Japan. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of materials chemistry and materials processings for semiconductor, photocatalyst, electrocatalyst and OER catalyst.

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Role: Speaker

Session: H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world
Presentation: Highly Efficient Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis
Date & Time: September 10, 15:45 – 15:55 See in Program

Ben Nyland

Ben Nyland

President & CEO

Loop Energy

Canada

Biography:

As an experienced strategic and operational leader in the technology sector, Ben Nyland has been Loop Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer since 2015, following three years as the company's Chief Operating Officer. His focus is leading Loop Energy’s strategic planning, operations and market expansion activities as the company commercializes its clean and affordable fuel cell transportation solutions for the medium-to-heavy-duty freight and urban transport sectors.

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Session: H1 - Hot Products
Presentation: Three Levers to the Best TCO for Commercial Vehicles
Date & Time: September 10, 16:30 – 16:45 See in Program

Seamus O'Regan

Honourable Seamus O'Regan

Minister of Natural Resources

Government of Canada

Canada

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Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Title tbc
Date & Time: September 9, 09:10 – 09:25 See in Program

Kenichi Ogawa

PhD. Kenichi Ogawa

Railway Technical Research Institute

Japan

Biography:

He graduated from graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005 and joined Railway Technical Research Institute in Japan. His research theme is fuel cell and battery hybrid railway vehicle and he has been engaged in the development for 15 years. In this year, he will get the PhD degree from graduate school of Chiba university. And he is also a professional engineer of electrical and electronics engineering.

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Session: C1 - Buses and Rail
Presentation: Development of the Hydrogen Powered Test train
Date & Time: September 9, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

Attilio Pigneri

Dr. Attilio Pigneri

CEO

The Hydrogen Utility

Australia

Biography:

Attilio is a co-founder and CEO of H2U, a specialist developer of hydrogen infrastructure initiatives for sustainable mobility and renewable energy storage. A professional mechanical engineer from Italy, with Masters and PhD-level qualifications in energy engineering and energy-environmental issues, Attilio brings to H2U 20 years of consulting experience, in the provision of strategic, technical advisory and due diligence services for a wide range of hydrogen and fuel cells initiatives in Europe, the US and Japan. Attilio is the current President of the Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE), and was the Chairman of the successful World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, held in Sydney in October 2015. Attilio serves on the AEMO Expert Panel and was part of the steering committee on the CSIRO National Hydrogen Roadmap

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Session: G2 - Refinery/Mining
Presentation: Hydrogen and Mining - developments towards a GW-scale market
Date & Time: September 10, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

Nicolas Pocard

Nicolas Pocard

Director Marketing

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing, brings to Ballard more 20 years of experience in business development and marketing at international level. Nicolas Pocard joined the fuel cell industry in 2004 and Ballard Power Systems in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed Director of Marketing at Ballard corporate headquarters in Vancouver. Among his responsibilities, Nicolas looks after market strategy, marketing activities and government relations for Ballard. Nicolas Pocard is a board member of the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) and of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and he represents Ballard with various Industry Associations and Government forums. Mr. Pocard holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from ESCOM (Paris) and a Master’s of Science from The Ohio State University (USA).

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Role: Session Chair, Workshop Speaker
Session: G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Building fuel cell eco-systems for clean ports
Date & Time: September 9, 15:50 – 16:00 See in Program

Marcel Pouliot

Marcel Pouliot

Lead Consultant

IQ Trucking Consultants

Canada

Biography:

Marcel Pouliot, Lead Consultant with IQ Trucking is a well-rounded executive, influential collaborator, and a strategic leader. His professional background (P. Eng, MBA) and his encompassing experience over the years, from Operations to Industrial Services, Purchasing, Safety, and Fleet Innovation & Sustainability offer a unique and multifaceted expertise. He is currently on the Board of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and is actively engaged with the Alberta Zero Emission Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project. He is well-known for his passion and dedication in the transportation industry and for his innovative leadership across Canada and the United States.

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Role: Speaker

Session: G1 - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
Presentation: Heavy Duty AZETEC Hydrogen Truck Project
Date & Time: September 10, 14:00 – 14:15 See in Program

Grace Quan

Grace Quan

CEO

Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M)

Canada

Biography:

As the CEO of Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M), Grace brings fiduciary accountability to the table with her CPA/CMA and MBA credentials. Grace has a vast range of financial and managerial experience in private and public sectors from managing a Flying School, to working in a Provincial Minister’s office, to helping to manage the $250 billion dollar budget for the Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. Grace’s 10 year career in the federal government also includes working in foreign aid at the Canadian International Development Agency and in the Foreign (DFAIT), departments which have been combined to become the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. This varied experience gives Grace an insider understanding of the functioning of business and government. In 2018 Grace Quan, CEO was recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women In STEM.

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Role: Workshop Chair
Session: W3 - Women in Hydrogen Workshop

Session: W3 - Women in Hydrogen Workshop
Presentation: Introduction
Date & Time: September 9, 15:40 – 15:50 See in Program
Presentation: Women In Hydrogen - a perspective from the CEO of Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M)
Date & Time: September 9, 16:20 – 16:30 See in Program

John Quinn

John Quinn

Senior Manager - Renewable Gas Supply

FortisBC Energy Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience as an engineer, manager and leader in the energy sector. Diverse technical background having held leadership roles in energy utility, engineering consultancy and clean and renewable energy project development organizations. Unique understanding of the energy industry having worked in Ireland, the UK and Canada on major natural gas infrastructure and renewable energy generation projects. Mechanical Engineer with a Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems and various Sauder School of Business management qualifications.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W2 - Hydrogen in the Utility Sector Workshop - sponsored by ATCO, Canadian Gas Association, Enbridge
Presentation: FortisBC’s decarbonization strategy and the potential of hydrogen
Date & Time: September 10, 15:55 – 16:05 See in Program

Bruce Ralston

Minister Bruce Ralston

Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Province of British Columbia

Canada

Biography:

Bruce Ralston was sworn in as B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources on Jan. 22, 2020. He had previously served as Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology since July 18, 2017. He won re-election as MLA for Surrey-Whalley on May 9, 2017. He was first elected as an MLA in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Minister Ralston brings his understanding of trade and technology to the key priorities of the ministry, which include supporting the implementation of CleanBC – government’s plan for climate action – and innovation in the clean technology sector. Minister Ralston also oversees BC Hydro to ensure B.C.’s wealth of clean, affordable and reliable hydro-electricity powers the province into the future. His past experience and relationships will help B.C. reach new markets for its low-carbon products and secure investment in the mining sector. He is the government liaison with the consular corps. Ralston was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England. Previously, he was a practising lawyer for many years.

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Session: E - Big Markets
Presentation: Opening
Date & Time: September 10, 09:05 – 09:15 See in Program

Jürgen Rechberger

Jürgen Rechberger

Global Head of Fuel Cell

AVL List GmbH

Austria

Biography:

DI Juergen Rechberger was born in Styria, Austria. He finished Master of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna in 2003. During his university career, he was also active in the international music & creative industry and involved in the creation of 3 different start-up companies. In 2003/04 he was working for McKinsey & Company in business consulting. In 2004 he joined AVL in Graz, Austria as development engineer in the fuel cell activity. From 2004 to 2012 he was deeply involved in fuel cell development projects as development engineer and project manager. Since 2012 he is in charge of all global activities related fuel cell development. Juergen Rechberger has a unique expertise in fuel cells as a result from more than 300 development projects he has been involved.

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Role: Speaker

Session: A - Opening Plenary
Presentation: Hydrogen Mobility - Key Enabler of a renewable Transport System
Date & Time: September 9, 09:25 – 09:50 See in Program

Chris Reid

Chris Reid

Managing Director

Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies

Canada

Biography:

Chris currently serves as the CEO of Ekona Power Inc., Managing Director of Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies (IBET), and Executive Director of Rotoliptic Technologies, an early stage technology company. He also works with many early stage ventures in varying capacities as an EIR with the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator. Prior to this, Mr. Reid worked with Plug Power as General Manager of the Motive Power Division following the acquisition of Cellex in April 2007. He was responsible for directing the Motive Power Division as it commercialized its fuel cell power products for material handling customers. Prior to joining Plug Power, Mr. Reid was co-founder of Cellex and had been Chief Executive Officer since it was incorporated in 1998. Cellex was a pioneering company that introduced fuel cells products into the material handling industry. Before founding Cellex, he was the Managing Partner in General Exergy Inc., an energy technology consulting firm. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a principal researcher for a fuel cell development program at the Institute of Integrated Energy Systems sponsored by British Gas and Ballard Power Systems Inc. Before that, Mr. Reid worked developing core technology for two early stage companies and as a plant engineer for a major manufacturing company. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Victoria. Mr. Reid is a director of the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd and a former director of Vancouver Aquarium and ACETECH, an academy for Technology CEOs. Chris has been a member of the Working Opportunity Fund’s board since 2007.

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Role: Speaker

Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization
Presentation: The Promise of Pyrolysis for Production of Low Cost Decarbonized Hydrogen and Solid Carbon
Date & Time: September 9, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program

Mark Richards

Mark Richards

ORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow

U.S. Department of Energy

USA

Biography:

Mark Richards serves as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office of the U.S. DOE. In this role, he supports the development and implementation of practices and procedures to ensure safety in operating, handling, and using hydrogen and hydrogen systems. He works with organizations globally to identify current coverage gaps in codes and standards and determine the technical data needed to address these gaps. Mr. Richards has over 25 years of experience in alternative energy technology development. Previously, he was Operations and Product Planning Manager at fuel cell developers FuelCell Energy and Versa Power Systems and also Hydrogen Program Manager at the Gas Technology Institute. He has participated in numerous standards development efforts for SAE, ISO, CSA, NFPA, ICC, and UL. Mr. Richards has an MBA from Indiana University, an MS from Purdue University, and a BS from the University of Illinois, both in Mechanical Engineering.

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Session: H3 - Research IV - Hydrogen Research in the world
Presentation: U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Safety Research
Date & Time: September 10, 16:05 – 16:15 See in Program

Christine Rigby

Christine Rigby

Environmental Specialist-Air Emissions

Port of Vancouver

Canada

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Decarbonization and the Port of Vancouver
Date & Time: September 9, 16:20 – 16:30 See in Program

Jean Roberge

Executive Vice President and Managing Director Renewable Energy

Greenfield

Canada

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Role: Speaker

Session: C2 - Production of Hydrogen / Decarbonization
Presentation: Producing and deploying 100% carbon free Green Hydrogen in greater Montreal area
Date & Time: September 9, 14:15 – 14:30 See in Program

Joy Romero

Joy Romero

VP, Technology & Innovation

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canada

Biography:

Joy Romero, P.Eng, MBA PM, ICD.D, FCAE Vice President Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She joined Canadian Natural in 2001 to develop the Horizon Oil Sands Project. She has served as a School Trustee, Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, and advisor to several NSERC chairs. Joy is currently Chair of the Clean Resource Innovation Network and Vice Chair of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada as well as past Board Chair of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. She is a member of the Business Leaders Advisory Council for Athabasca University and the Faculty of Science Dean’s Circle for the University of Calgary. Joy is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, an inductee of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and a past member of the Science, Technology & Innovation Council for Canada.

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Session: B - Canadian Plenary
Presentation: Paving the way for a greener energy future
Date & Time: September 9, 11:10 – 11:35 See in Program

Neha Roy

Neha Roy

Innovation Leader

Hyster Company

Netherlands

Biography:

Neha has about 14 years of R&D experience in the automotive industry. She holds a master degree in Real time embedded systems and a bachelor in Telecommunication engineering. She started her engineering carrier in 2006 at Bosch in the software domain. In Feb 2014, she joined the Hyster Yale group Big truck development centre as a System group lead - controls and electricals and currently holds the Innovation lead position for Big Trucks. Through her previous role and current, she has been extensively involved in concepts and development of several controls architecture and algorithms with a huge focus also on Fuel Cell Electric Forklift and Container Handler trucks.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: hydrogen fuelcell powered container handling solutions
Date & Time: September 9, 15:40 – 15:50 See in Program

Sabina Russel

Sabina Russell

Principal

Zen Clean Energy Solutions

Canada

Biography:

Sabina is a Principal and co-founder of Zen Clean Energy Solutions, a boutique Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in hydrogen and fuel cells. She has over 22 years experience working in the clean energy sector spanning a range of roles from technology and product development, to product management and corporate development. Sabina leads Zen’s project management branch, with a focus on consortium based projects deploying clean and zero emission technologies and infrastructure. Prior to joining Zen, Sabina was with Ballard Power Systems for 18 years where she held a range of technical and commercial roles, including Director of Product Engineering.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Port and Maritime Opportunities for Hydrogen in Canada
Date & Time: September 9, 16:30 – 16:40 See in Program

Sunita Satyapal

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Director Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

U.S. Department of Energy

USA

Biography:

Dr. Sunita Satyapal is the Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and is responsible for $150 million per year in hydrogen and fuel cell R&D. She has two and a half decades of experience across industry, academia and government, including at United Technologies managing research and business development, and as a visiting professor. She is also the current Chair of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, a partnership among over 18 countries to accelerate progress in hydrogen. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and did postdoctoral work in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. She has numerous publications, including in Scientific American, 10 patents, and a number of recognitions including a Presidential Rank Award.

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Session: E - Big Markets
Presentation: U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Perspectives
Date & Time: September 10, 09:40 – 10:05 See in Program

Rafael Schmidt

Rafael Schmidt

Senior Business Development Manager

HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Rafael Schmidt is Senior Business Development Manager at Hydrogenious Technologies and joined the company in July 2018. After his studies in Industrial Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he joined Rödl & Partner as a consultant in the energy industry. Prior to joining Hydrogenious, he was head of a planning department at an energy supplier developing e.g. Germanys biggest solar thermal power plant.

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Session: TT - Topic Table: Towards a worldwide hydrogen economy with the LOHC-technology: Large-scale global hydrogen transport
Presentation: Topic Table Moderator
Date & Time: September 10, 14:00 – 15:00 See in Program
Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure
Presentation: Large scale LOHC HRS - Easy and efficient refueling for public transport, trains, trucks and ships
Date & Time: September 10, 15:45 – 16:00 See in Program

Nathaniel Schomp

Nathaniel Schomp

Senior Applications Development Engineer

Nuvera Fuel Cells

USA

Biography:

Prior to his nearly-20 year career at Nuvera Fuel Cells, Nate earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 after working for DaimlerChrysler and the UIUC Ford Concurrent Design & Manufacture Lab, while participating in SAE FutureCar and SolarRace student engineering competitions. He has a diverse range of experience at Nuvera, progressing over the years from Prototype Production Supervisor and Lead Field Operations & System Test Engineer to serving as Service Engineering Manager and then the Product Architect role for a wide range of stationary CHP systems, mobile fuel cell applications and Hydrogen generation, compression, storage and dispense infrastructure products. He is currently working as Applications Development Engineer responsible for integration of Nuvera Fuel Cell engines into a variety of commercial OEM vehicles.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: hydrogen fuelcell powered container handling solutions
Date & Time: September 9, 15:40 – 15:50 See in Program

Stefan Schrank

Stefan Schrank

Product Manager Platform Coradia LINT Project Manager Coradia iLINT Pre-Series

ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Stefan Schrank studied Electrical Engineering and Business Economics at the University of Braunschweig, Germany and has more than 20 years experience in the Rail Industry. Stefan is a leading expert on Hydrogen Fuel Cell based hybrid rail vehicles.

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Session: C1 - Buses and Rail
Presentation: Experience from fuel cell train operations in Germany
Date & Time: September 9, 14:45 – 15:00 See in Program

Cory Shumaker

Cory Shumaker

Hydrogen Consultant

USA

Biography:

Cory Shumaker, MBA is Development Specialist for the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) assisting with various business development and program development activities, including event planning, workshop planning, strategic planning, advising, and general council representation. Cory brings his experience with clean technologies and zero emission heavy duty vehicles to provide insight into clean transportation solutions. Cory simultaneously works as a consultant for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, combining his engineering and business acumen to provide market and project development recommendations as well as project management to public and private clients around the world. Prior to joining the CHBC, Cory worked for Vision Industries Corporation, in Long Beach, California. Through his role as Chief Electrical Engineer, he assisted in building the world's first hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 truck prototype in 2011. Cory holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Long Beach, and holds an M.B.A. in International Business & Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu academic honor societies.

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Role: Workshop Chair, Workshop Speaker
Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden

Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Opening Keynote: Global Overview of H2FC in Port & Maritime
Date & Time: September 9, 14:10 – 14:20 See in Program

Lauren Skiver

Lauren Skiver

CEO

SunLine Transit Agency

USA

Biography:

Ms. Lauren Skiver has served the transit industry for almost 20 years. Starting as a Maintenance Clerk at HART in Tampa, Florida, she has progressed her career by serving as Director of Paratransit Services at HART, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at MTA Maryland, and CEO at Delaware Transit Corporation. Since 2013, she has been the CEO/General Manager of SunLine Transit Agency where she remains excited to lead the delivery of transit services to the Coachella Valley and continue the efforts of SunLine’s Zero Emission Bus program. SunLine has long been a pioneer of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and zero emission technology and continues to be a leader in innovative approaches to clean transit service delivery. Additionally, Ms. Skiver served nine years in the U.S. Army specializing in Military Intelligence as an Imagery Analyst and served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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Session: C1 - Buses and Rail
Presentation: Powering a Clean Tomorrow, Today. How SunLine Transit Agency is revolutionizing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
Date & Time: September 9, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program

Ryan Sookhoo

Ryan Sookhoo

Director New Initiatives

Hydrogenics Corporation

Canada

Biography:

Ryan is the Director New Initiatives at Hydrogenics Corporation. Since joining Hydrogenics in 2006 as Project Manager for PEM fuel cell development and commercialization, he has been a dedicated member of the research and development program. In his current role, Ryan is fortunate to be involved in the early stages of new technology adaptation. As a leader in hydrogen generation and fuel cell industries, Hydrogenics has given Ryan the opportunity to work with various industries and help to define many of tomorrow’s energy and power solutions. Ryan holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering.

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Session: W1 - CHFCA Ports and Maritime Workshop - sponsored by Cummins, Nedstack and PowerCell Sweden
Presentation: Changing Tides of Energy
Date & Time: September 9, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program
Session: G2 - Refinery/Mining
Presentation: The Energy Shift Is Underway
Date & Time: September 10, 14:30 – 14:45 See in Program

Grant Strem

Grant Strem

Chairman and CEO

PROTON TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Canada

Biography:

Born and raised in Calgary, Grant Strem has a B.Sc. in Geology and an M.Sc. in Reservoir Characterization, both from the University of Calgary. He considers himself an Explorationist, and worked for various producers including Paramount, Burlington Resources, ConocoPhillips, Total E&P, and Husky. Grant also worked as a Reserves Evaluator for GLJ Petroleum Consultants, and was a Research Analyst at TD Securities covering the oil sands sector prior to staring his own oil company; which focussed on light oil, helium, and geothermal resources domestically and internationally within fractured granite systems. Grant’s focus changed in 2015 when he co-founded Proton Technologies with one of his friends and former professor’s; Dr. Ian Gates, who was then Department Head for the Petroleum & Chemical Engineering faculty. Grant believes it is possible to produce H2 at far lower cost per joule of energy than diesel & gasoline, without emissions.

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Session: D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada
Presentation: Producing Low Cost, Zero Emissions Hydrogen from Oil Fields
Date & Time: September 9, 16:15 – 16:25 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 16:25 – 16:50 See in Program

Trond Strømgren

Trond Stromgren

Senior Advisor Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Value Chain, Head R&D

Ocean Hyway Cluster

Norway

Biography:

Trond Stromgren works as Senior Advisor Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Value Chain at the maritime industry cluster Hub for Ocean and as Head of R&D at the Norwegian national Ocean Hyway Cluster. He holds a MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The recent years Stromgren has worked intensively on matters as marine renewable energy, hydrogen production and storage and implementing of hydrogen based energy systems in passenger vessels. Stromgren is heavily involved in international networks and represents Ocean Hyway Cluster in IEA-HIA Task 39 - Hydrogen in Maritime Transport, is advisor at Maranda Advisory Board and is connected to several large R&D programs.

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Session: E - Big Markets
Presentation: Norwegian Maritime Hydrogen Development
Date & Time: September 10, 10:05 – 10:30 See in Program

Sam Suppiah

Dr. Sellathurai (Sam) Suppiah

Manager - Chemical Engineering Branch

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.

Canada

Biography:

Suppiah is currently the manager of the Chemical Engineering Branch and the Facility Authority for the Tritium Facility Operations at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories at Chalk River. A chemical engineering graduate from University of Birmingham, UK. He has more than 35 years of expertise in the areas of Heavy Water and Tritium, Catalysis, Electrolysis Cell technologies, Fuel Cell technologies, Nuclear and non-Nuclear Battery technologies, Hydrogen Production from High and Medium Temperature Thermochemical Processes and Steam Electrolysis. Suppiah has been leading collaborations in many of the above areas with industry, institutes and universities. He is the Canadian delegate for the GEN IV VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board. He is also a board member of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA). He has been a regular presenter at IAEA’s technical meetings on Hydrogen Production and other national and international meetings.

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Session: D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada
Presentation: Canadian Focus on the Demonstration of the Copper-Chlorine Cycle for Hydrogen Production
Date & Time: September 9, 15:45 – 15:55 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 16:25 – 16:50 See in Program

Darija Susac

Dr. Darija Susac

Research and Technology Development Manager

HySA Catalysis

South Africa

Biography:

Dr. Darija Susac completed BSc degree in Physical Chemistry at Belgrade University and continued her education at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. She acquired a PhD degree in corrosion protection of aluminium alloys while her interest in fuel cells and materials science was generated during a post-doctoral positions at UBC and Simon Fraser University where she worked on model non-precious metal catalysts for fuel cells and semiconductor nanowires. In 2008 Dr. Susac joined Ballard Power Systems as a Senior Failure Analyst, while from 2010-2017 she was a Senior Research Scientist/Team Lead in structure-property-performance team at AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. Most recently Dr. Susac joined HySA Catalysis Centre of Competence at University of Cape Town, South Africa as a Research and Technology Manager. She is an author of numerous publications in international journals and has been an invited speaker at various international conferences.

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Session: G3 - Research III - Fuel Cell Research in the world
Presentation: Fuel Cell Activities at HySA Catalysis South Africa
Date & Time: September 10, 14:00 – 14:15 See in Program

Ulrik Torp Svendsen

Ulrik Torp Svendsen

Global Key Account Manager

Nel Hydrogen

Denmark

Biography:

2019- Global Key Account Manager 2017-2019 Director for Product Management and Business Development at Nel Hydrogen • Chairman of the Product & Technology Committee • Handling funded project under FCH JU (EU) and EUDP (DK) 2016-2017 Project Director at Nel Hydrogen • Installation of 1 CAR-100 HRS in Sweden • Installation of 2 H2Station® in Norway and Germany • Ongoing projects with 8 H2Station® projects in Norway, Iceland, Latvia, Germany • Project responsible for re-branding of Nel Hydrogen 2014-2016 Project manager at H2 Logic • Installation of 7 CAR-100 HRS in Denmark • Installation of CAR-100 Shell in Hamburg • Project responsible for updates/rebuilds of CAR-100 #1-5 in Denmark • Project responsible for building and installation on CAR-100 #6-10 in Denmark • Project responsible for Technology Transfer with Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha in Japan

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Role: Speaker

Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure
Presentation: Heavy Duty Hydrogen infrastructure development
Date & Time: September 10, 16:00 – 16:15 See in Program

Andrei Tchouvelev

PhD. Andrei V. Tchouvelev

President & CEO

A.V. Tchouvelev & Associates Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Tchouvelev has over 36 years of experience in the field of hydrogen energy and technology. His professional activities focus on research and consulting in the field of risk management, hydrogen safety, and codes & standards. Dr. Tchouvelev is a co-founder of the Canadian Hydrogen Safety Program under NRCan. He serves as the chair of ISO/TC 197 Hydrogen Technologies and the Chair of CAN/BNQ Technical Committee on Canadain Hydrogen Installation Code. Dr. Tchouvelev has numerous journal and conference publications on various aspects of the hydrogen field including risk-informed approach, risk assessment, safety distances, hazardous areas, CFD modeling, and water electrolysis. He recently co-authored a chapter on Regulatory Framework, Safety Aspects and Social Acceptance of Hydrogen Energy Technologies in the book “Science and Engineering of Hydrogen-Based Energy Technologies” (Elsevier, Academic Press, 2018).

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Session: D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada
Presentation: Hydrogen Safety Research in Canada
Date & Time: September 9, 16:05 – 16:15 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 16:25 – 16:50 See in Program

Andreas Truckenbrodt

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt

Principal

Truckenbrodt Clean Energy Consulting Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt is strategic and technical advisor to clean energy companies and past President and CEO for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He was the CEO for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint Venture of Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company, based in Vancouver/Canada. From 2005 through 2007, he was leading Daimler’s and Chrysler’s Hybrid Development Centre in Troy/Michigan, in cooperation with General Motors and BMW AG. Before that, he was responsible for DaimlerChrysler’s Center for Fuel Cell and Alternative Powertrain Vehicles and had worked with fuel cell supplier Ballard Power Systems. Previously, Dr. Truckenbrodt held various positions in the automotive and aeroengine industry, among others with BMW, BMW Rolls-Royce, Daewoo and DaimlerChrysler. Dr. Truckenbrodt holds a degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his PhD in Mechanics and Control Systems in 1981.

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Role: Session Chair
Session: D1 - f-cell+HFC Snapshots & Elevator Pitches
Session: H1 - Hot Products

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Managing Director

National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Germany

Biography:

Professional experience 05/19 – 05/20 State of Brandenburg, Ministerial Director, Head of the Energy & Raw Materials Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Potsdam 04/14 – 04/19 State of Schleswig Holstein, Ministerial Director, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology & Tourism, Kiel, Head of the Economic Affairs Department 10/13 – 03/14 Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK - Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag), Project Manager, Berlin 11/12 – 09/13 Freelance activities 12/11 – 10/12 State of Berlin, State Secretary, Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research, Berlin 11/08 – 11/11 Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Managing Director Training and Further Education, Berlin 03/06 – 10/08 Die Familienunternehmer - ASU e.V. (Family Entrepreneurs Association, formerly Arbeitsgemeinschaft Selbständiger Unternehmer), National Managing Director, Berlin 04/04 – 03/06 Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK), Büroleiter des Präsidenten Ludwig Georg Braun, Berlin 02/00 – 03/04 Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK – Deutscher Industrieund Handelskammertag), Office Director of the President Ludwig Georg Braun, Berlin 09/97 – 01/00 German Bundestag, Research Associate of the Member of Parliament Oswald Metzger, Bonn and Berlin 1996 – 1997 Musician (drummer) Educational background 1990 – 1995 Business studies at Freie Universität Berlin, graduation as Diplom-Volkswirt (Master of Economics) 1993 Modern Drum School, Idar-Oberstein 1989 – 1990 Law studies at Freie Universität Berlin 1988 – 1989 Conscripted military service in Nuremberg 1988 Secondary school graduation at Höchstadt/Aisch Grammar School, Middle Franconia, Bavaria

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Session: F - Country Plenary
Presentation: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Germany's Future
Date & Time: September 10, 12:10 – 12:35 See in Program

Kim Walker

P. Eng. Kim Walker

Senior Engineer

FortisBC Energy Inc.

Canada

Biography:

Kim Walker graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Metals and Materials Engineering. Kim spent almost 10 years working in the oil industry in Northern Alberta. During this time, she focused on testing materials for erosion resistance in the abrasive tar sand environment, the development of welding procedures and analysis of failed material components. For the past six years, Kim has worked for FortisBC focusing on development of welding procedures and standards. This includes the development of live line welding procedures and welding of high strength pipe material.

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Role: Workshop Speaker

Session: H2 - Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure
Presentation: FortisBC Renewable Gas Supply - Hydrogen Potential
Date & Time: September 10, 16:30 – 16:45 See in Program

David P. Wilkinson

PhD. David P. Wilkinson

Professor

University of British Columbia

Canada

Biography:

Dr. David Pentreath Wilkinson is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Dr. Wilkinson’s main research interests are in electrochemical and photochemical devices, energy conversion and storage materials, and processes to create clean and sustainable energy and water. He has more than 80 issued patents and 210 refereed journal articles, a co-authored book, and a number of edited books and book chapters. Dr. Wilkinson received his B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from UBC in 1978, his Professional Engineering status in 1980, and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in 1987. Prior to joining the university in 2004 Dr. Wilkinson had more than 20 years of industrial experience in the areas of fuel cells and advanced lithium batteries. He has held a variety of leadership positions including being Associate Department Head, Executive Director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Center, Principal Research Officer and Senior Advisor with the National Research Council of Canada in Vancouver, Director and Vice President of Research and Development at Ballard Power Systems, and Section Leader for Chemistry at Moli Energy (now E-One Moli Energy). He is a co-founder and technical advisor for Mangrove Water Technologies, a company which was spun out from his research program with his graduate students.

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Session: D2 - Research II - Hydrogen Research in Canada
Presentation: Engineering and Testing of CCM Modifications for Improved Operational Flexibility and Performance of Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
Date & Time: September 9, 15:55 – 16:05 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 16:25 – 16:50 See in Program

Yeogwang Yoon

YeoGwang Yoon

Director of Infrastructure Build-up Department

H2KOREA

Southkorea

Biography:

• Mechanical Engineer and Project Control and Management having Twenty(25) years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry engineering field • KOGAS Mechanical Section Head • Project Manager(Engineering) of Zu- bair and Akkas Oil & Gas Project

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Session: F - Country Plenary
Presentation: Current Status of the Korean Hydrogen Economy
Date & Time: September 10, 11:45 – 12:10 See in Program

Riny Yuan

Dr. Xiao-Zi (Riny) Yuan

Research Officer

National Research Council Canada

Canada

Biography:

Dr. Xiao-Zi Yuan is a Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada. Dr. Yuan received her B.S. and M.Sc. in Corrosion and Protection from Nanjing University of Technology in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and her Ph.D. in Material Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2003. Beginning in 2004, she carried out a three-year postdoctoral research program at NRC. As an NRC employee since 2007, Dr. Yuan has participated and led numerous projects on PEM fuel cells and batteries. Her research areas range from cell design, electrode material and structure to cell testing, diagnosis, and durability. So far Dr. Yuan has published over a hundred research papers in refereed journals, produced four books and five book chapters, and holds five China patents. In 2014 and 2016, Dr. Yuan was listed as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters under the Engineering Section and World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.

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Session: C3 - Research I - Fuel Cell Research in Canada
Presentation: Book of attributes for the quality control of PEM fuel cell components
Date & Time: September 9, 14:00 – 14:10 See in Program
Presentation: Panel Discussion and Q&As
Date & Time: September 9, 14:50 – 15:30 See in Program

Mohsine Zahid

Dr. Mohsine Zahid

Director Global Business Development Manager Fuel Cell and Battery

ElringKlinger AG

Germany

Biography:

Director Global Business Development Manager Fuel Cell and Battery PhD in material sciences, 19 years’ experience in Fuel Cells Stations: Forschungszentrum Jülich (5 Years) European Institute for Energy Research of the Eléctricité de France (5 Years) Joined ElringKlinger AG in early 2011, active in the “New Business Areas” Corporate Unit Started Fuel Cell Business Development in 2017 Since 2018 leading the Global Business Development of Fuel Cell and Battery

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Role: Speaker

Session: H1 - Hot Products
Presentation: PEM fuel cell stack for automotive application
Date & Time: September 10, 16:00 – 16:15 See in Program