H2FC Supergen Hydrogen Research Conference 2020

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

Registration closes on 10 February at midday. 

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


Session and keynotes speakers will have 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussions, unless marked in the timetable differently. Plenary sessions are 35 minutes plus 5 minutes. Please submit your presentation via email to H2FC SUPERGEN Researcher Conference (h2fcsupergen.conf@imperial.ac.uk) no later than 13 February 2020.

If your oral paper has been accepted, please read carefully the instructions on how to prepare your oral presentations.


The poster presentation takes place on the Monday 17 February at 7pm until 8pm during the evening drinks reception. You will have approximately 3 minutes to present your poster, with an additional 4 minutes available for Q&A. Poster presenters should be in the vicinity of their poster during the drinks reception.

If your poster presentation has been accepted, please read the instructions on how to prepare posters.


Download the full programme for the two days.



Day 1: Monday 17 February 

11.05 – Hydrogen in the UK low carbon economy – Ben Harrop from BEIS (TBC) [Bio/Abstract]

11.40 – Status of SOEC and SOFC activities at SunfireDr Christian Walter, Sunfire, Germany [Bio/Abstract]

17.20 Hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials: Advantages and limitations Dr Michael Hirscher, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany [Bio/Abstract]

Day 2: Tuesday 18 February 

08.30 – Safety of Hydrogen in the Energy SystemDr Stuart Hawksworth, HSE, UK [Bio/Abstract]

09.05 –Race to Zero? – Fiona Landy, Scottish Cities Alliance Hydrogen Project Manager [Bio/Abstract]

13.15 – Low Carbon Hydrogen Dr Sam French, Johnson Matthey [Bio/Abstract]

13.50 – Solid state technologies for hydrogen systems – Professor Gavin Walker, University of Nottingham [Bio/Abstract]


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