H2FC Supergen Hydrogen Research Conference 2020

Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th February 2020, University of Nottingham

We are pleased to announce that the H2FC SUPERGEN is holding its 2020 Researcher Conference from 17th until the 18th February 2020 at the University of Nottingham. Join us at the most significant annual gathering of international hydrogen and fuel cell researchers in the United Kingdom.

Bringing together the entire hydrogen and fuel cell research community, inspiring collaboration and driving innovation.

Hydrogen and and Fuel Cells are gaining an increasing level of attention from both industry and governments in the UK and around the world. This conference will include insights and observations on the status and future of the industry, through presentations from key representatives working in government, industry and academia. The discussions will cover not only the research developments and challenges but also new and exciting opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cell research.


The topics will focus on research developments on hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, with focus on, but not exclusivity to, the themes below:

Theme 1: Hydrogen Production
Theme 2: Hydrogen Storage
Theme 3: Fuel Cells
Theme 4: Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Systems and Applications
Theme 5: Hydrogen Safety
Theme 6: The role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy system
Theme 7: Policy, economic and social aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies


The abstract submission process closed on 8 December. Successful applicants will hear back between 17 December 2019 and 6 January 2020.


  • The Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHy) Centre for Doctoral Training
  • H2FC Supergen

Call for Abstracts


The abstract submission process closed on 8 December.



Monday 17 February

10.00 – Registration and coffee
11.00 – Sessions start
17.55 – Main sessions closes
18.05 – Poster session (reception)
19.55 – Conference dinner (at venue)

Tuesday 18 February

08.00 – Registration and coffee
08.30 – Session commences
14.30 – Conference closes


Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for the conference: https://h2fcsupergen.eventbrite.co.uk/

Conference fees:

  • Students £80*
  • Non Students £170*

*Registration includes the conference dinner.

Registration closes on the 10 February 2020.


Plenary speakers:

Fiona Landy

Fiona Landy

Scottish Cities Alliance Hydrogen Project Manager
Scottish Cities Alliance

Professor Gavin Walker

Professor Gavin Walker

Professor of Sustainable Energy
University of Nottingham

Dr Stuart Hawksworth

Dr Stuart Hawksworth

Head of HSE’s Centre for Energy and Major Hazards
Health and Safety Executive UK

Dr Michael Hirscher

Dr Michael Hirscher

“Hydrogen Storage Group” Lead
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Dr Sam French

Dr Sam French

Senior Business Development Manager
Johnson Matthey

Dr Christian Walter

Dr Christian Walter

Head of Stack Development and Testing


Trent Building (Source: University of Nottingham)

The conference will be held at:

University of Nottingham, Trent Building, Jubilee Avenue, Nottingham, England, NG7 2QH

Map of the University Park Campus (Trent Building is number 11)

Car Parking:

Twenty parking permits have been allocated to delegates. Please contact us at H2FC SUPERGEN Researcher Conference (h2fcsupergen.conf@imperial.ac.uk).


For information on how to travel to the University Park Campus by car, cycle and public transport visit the university website.


There are number of hotels and B&Bs located within easy access of the university. There is no designated conference hotel.

  • De Vere Orchard Hotel (0.6km)
  • Jubilee Conference Centre (1.7km)
  • Travelodge Nottingham Riverside Hotel