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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

Date: 24th January 2018 - 25th January 2018 Location: Brussels - Belgium

Maximizing commercial opportunities and partnerships in the renewable hydrogen & fuel cells industry

ACI’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Brussels, on the 24th & 25th January 2018. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation.

The main objectives of the industry are to:

  • Reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems
  • Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used
  • Use H2 to support renewable energy source integration

The sector has involved already an important number of energy end-use agents, from electric vehicles to power plants.

In the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd January 2018, a conference delegation will receive a unique opportunity to visit the HYDROGENICS production plant of water electrolysers and the COLRUYT Hydrogen refuelling station for hydrogen electric cars and hydrogen forklifts with onsite water electrolysis using wind energy. The places are limited and subject to approval by Hydrogenics. As the places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, please confirm your interest when booking your spaces.

Summit Topics for Discussion include:

  • Overview of the actual hydrogen and fuel cells market
  • Latest technologies involved in the renewable sources
  • Policy and regulations
  • Power-to-gas solutions
  • Decarbonisation of the energy sector
  • Hydrogen storage improvements
  • Security aspects in hydrogen production, storage and distribution
  • Monetisation advice and partnership
  • Hydrogen mobility applications
  • Integration and standards

While on the 19th century the steam engine and on the 20th century the internal combustion engine were the main focuses, it is likely that the fuel cell technology will take the lead during the 21st century. With incredible advances recently in hydrogen it is the best time to explore this booming industry: the latest innovations, the leader investments and the monetisation opportunities.


24th January 2018
25th January 2018
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Adam Kowalewski – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 (0) 616 46 7047
Miriam Roda – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0641
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Brussels, Belgium

In the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd January 2018, a conference delegation will receive a unique opportunity to visit the HYDROGENICS production plant of water electrolysers and the COLRUYT Hydrogen refuelling station for hydrogen electric cars and hydrogen forklifts with onsite water electrolysis using wind energy. The places are limited and subject to approval by Hydrogenics. As the places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, please confirm your interest when booking your spaces.

Site Visit A: HYDROGENICS – Production plant of water electrolysers and hydrogen refueling stations

Hydrogenics manufactures in Oevel water electrolysis and turnkey hydrogen refueling stations solutions since 1987. The Belgian production site counts +/- 75 employees for the production of 35-50 projects per year. During the visit, the participants will have the opportunity to see the complete manufacturing of water electrolyser systems: cell stack, gas separation, water purification, power conditioning, hydrogen purification, hydrogen compression, hydrogen storage, refueling station and a presentation by Hydrogenics about their vision of the fast evolving renewable hydrogen market.

Site Visit B : COLRUYT – Hydrogen refueling station for hydrogen electric cars and hydrogen forklifts with onsite water electrolysis using wind energy

Colruyt (main retail company in Belgium) has installed in 2015 a hydrogen refueling station with onsite hydrogen production on its main logistics site in Halle (Belgium). The electricity to power the electrolyser comes from onsite wind turbines. The hydrogen is used to power a fleet of hydrogen forklifts. The station has been extended recently and connected to the nearby public refueling station for cars. During the visit, the participants will have the opportunity to see 2 types of electrolysers (alkaline and PEM) in operation, 2 types of hydrogen compressors, 2 types of hydrogen storage, a fleet of hydrogen forklifts in operation, the public hydrogen refueling station and a presentation by Colruyt about their vision on hydrogen in the energy system.

  • Overview of the actual hydrogen and fuel cells market
  • The new technologies involved in the renewable sources
  • Policy and regulations
  • Power-to-gas solution
  • Decarbonisation of the energy sector
  • Security conflicts with hydrogen
  • Monetisation advice and partnership
  • Hydrogen mobility appliances
  • Integration and standards
  • Hydrogen producers and suppliers
  • Fuel cell companies
  • Automotive-OEMs
  • Hydrogen storage companies
  • Technology providers
  • Component manufacturers & industrial end-users
  • Financial stakeholders & investors
  • Research institutions
  • Service providers
  • Investors
  • Government officials & regulators
  • Sustainable mobility technology

Site Visit Partner

Hydrogenics is a leading technology provider of water electrolyzers and hydrogen fuel cells with over 60 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen systems around the globe. Hydrogenics provides water electrolyser technologies for hydrogen production in industrial processes and delivers turnkey hydrogen refueling stations for the hydrogen mobility sector. The company provides hydrogen fuel cells for mobile applications (fuel cell electric vehicles), such as urban transit buses, commercial fleets, utility vehicles, trains and electric lift trucks, and also for stationary applications such as critical power and hydrogen power plants. In addition, it has pioneered the “Power-to-Gas” technology, the world’s most innovative way to store and transport renewable energy. Hydrogenics has production sites in Canada, Belgium and Germany, sales offices in selected geographies and employs over 170 people worldwide. Hydrogenics is listed on the NASDAQ (HYGS) since 1995 and is the only global company producing both state-of-the art water electrolysers (alkaline and PEM) and PEM fuel cells, making it the leading company in clean hydrogen technologies.



Event Partners



STAKO zajmuje się projektowaniem i produkcją zbiorników LPG, zbiorników kompozytowych CNG i zbiorników ciśnieniowych do innych zastosowań – sprężonego powietrza i gazów technicznych. Posiadamy certyfikat ISO/TS16949 i jesteśmy wiodącym dostawcą OEM zbiorników LPG i CNG do Europejskiego przemysłu motoryzacynego. Zapraszamy do odwiedzenia serwisu www.stako.com

Worthington Cylinders jest wiodącym, światowym producentem zbiorników i urządzeń ciśnieniowych. Worthington Cylinders oferuje szeroką gamę zbiorników CNG Typu I, II, III i IV, zbiorników LPG i innych zbiorników do przechowywania tlenu i gazów technicznych. W celu uzyskania dodatkowych informacji zapraszamy do odwiedzenia serwisu www.WorthingtonCylinders.com



STAKO designs and manufactures LPG tanks and composite tanks for CNG, compressed air and technical gases. We are ISO/TS16949 certified and the leading OEM supplier of LPG and CNG storage systems to the European automobile industry. Visit www.stako.com for more information about our comprehensive product range.

Worthington Cylinders is the world’s leading global manufacturer of pressure cylinders, delivering products and value-added services to its customers designed to exceed their expectations in quality, service and value. Worthington Cylinders offers the most complete line of pressure cylinders in the industry, including Type I, II, III and IV alternative fuel cylinders for CNG and LPG, as well as products for LPG, refrigerant, oxygen and industrial gases. Visit www.WorthingtonCylinders.com for more information.



MTSA Technopower B.V. designs, develops and builds customer specific equipment, installations and special machines e.g. for the Energy, Process and R&D sectors. From a well-balanced mix of engineering disciplines, procurement and own manufacturing capacity we add value to our customers. MTSA has more than 15 years’ experience designing and building Fuel Cell Systems for mobile and static applications. MTSA recognizes the strategic importance of today’s energy transition towards sustainable sources. MTSA develops Fuel Cell Systems Technology to address today and tomorrow’s energy demands. To this extend MTSA designed and realized World’s largest PEM Fuel Cell Systems, which are in operation today and is committed pushing this technology further.






Haskel manufactures a full range of Hydrogen handling equipment, including hydraulic and pneumatic-driven gas boosters, high-pressure valves and fittings, and system components. We specialize in high-pressure technology and offer an extensive background of knowledge and experience with Hydrogen applications, backed with a solid reputation for providing a superior product, known for quality and reliability. We use specific materials designed for Hydrogen use based on pressure and flow requirements to address embrittlement issues metals face when exposed to a hydrogen environment. Embrittlement can be aggravated by high-pressure and hydrogen purity, leading to loss of ductility, and component failure at much lower stress levels than would normally be expected.

Haskel’s latest innovation, the H-Drive Hydraulic Driven Gas Booster, offers superior design and ease of integration. The H-Drive gas booster series sets the standard for functionality, availability and reliability. The modular design is available in single booster units or integrated into a complete skid assembly. Applications Designed primarily for Hydrogen Gas Compression, the booster is ideal for hydrogen high-pressure gas storage and refueling, and delivers everything you have come to expect from the world’s leader in high-pressure generation




ILF Consulting Engineers (ILF) was founded by Pius Lässer and Adolf Feizlmayr in 1969. Today ILF can rely on 50 years of experience in the engineering of major industrial and infrastructure projects.

The successful completion of complex and challenging projects, requiring truly comprehensive management capability and interdisciplinary engineering expertise, is one of the specific strengths of the ILF Group.

The ILF Group is an international engineering and consulting firm. With 2,000 highly qualified employees at more than 40 office locations across five continents, the companies of the ILF Group have a strong regional presence. At the same time, close cooperation within the network of the ILF Group makes it possible to draw on international experts and make use of their special experience, processes, and tools.

The combination of local presence and international expertise ensures that client needs are met. With more than 6,000 projects successfully completed, the companies of the ILF Group rank among the world’s leading engineering firms in their fields of expertise.

ILF is active in the following main business areas:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy & Climate Protection
  • Water & Environment
  • Transport & Structures




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: +44 20 3141 0603

Email: kszabo@acieu.net

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary GeneralHydrogen Europe

Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH JU

Roberto Cimino, VP R&D Planning And Technology Scenarios, ENI

Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice-President, ENGIE

Denis Thomas, EU Regulatory Affairs, Hydrogenics 

Mark Kammerer, Business Development Manager Fuel CellsHydrogenics 

Wouter Vanhoudt, Director For Europe, Middle East & Africa, HINICIO

Rob Van Der Sluis, Manager Marketing & Sales, MTSA Technopower

Jörg Karstedt, Coordinator Emobility, ZBT GmbH

Dan Sadler, Head of Hydrogen Technologies, Northern Gas Networks 

Nigel Holmes, CEO The Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA)

Pooya Mahmoidian, Product EngineerHaskel International LLC

Senior representative, U.S. Department Of Energy

Ian Williamson, DirectorHyEnergy Consultancy Ltd

John Butt, CEOConduit Ventures Limited

Radisa Nunic, Commercial DirectorWorthington Industires

Michel Kneller, Project Manager & Deputy Area ManagerILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH

Dennis Hayter, Vice President, Business Development, Intelligent Energy

Enrique Troncoso, Engineering Consultant, Systeng Consulting

Kerry-Ann Adamson, CEO4th Energy Wave

Oliver Schmidt, PhD Researcher On Energy Storage, Imperial College London


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20 to 30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Miriam Roda

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0641

Email: mroda@acieu.net

Associate Media Partner:

Hydrogen Europe is the leading European association representing 107 industrial companies (large groups as well as SMEs), 68 research organisations, and 8 national associations working to make hydrogen energy an everyday reality. The association partners with the European Commission and the research community in the public-private partnership Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to accelerate the market introduction of these clean technologies in the energy and transport sectors. More information can be found on:


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