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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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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Adam Kowalewski – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 (0) 616 46 7047
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Miriam Roda – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0641
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace
Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
+32 2 2036200

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 https://worthingtonindustries.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 https://worthingtonindustries.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 https://worthingtonindustries.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 https://worthingtonindustries.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



Doosan Fuel Cell was established in 2014 when Doosan Corporation made a strategic initiative in the fuel cell market – acquiring the assets of ClearEdge Power, a fuel cell technology leader in the United States.

Fuel cells generate electricity and heat through an electrochemical process with no combustion or moving parts. This simplicity of operation yields high-efficiency, ultra-low emissions and exceptional reliability. Doosan manufactures and markets high-performance fuel cell solutions that provide combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP).

Doosan Fuel Cell is leading the effort in reversing the current trend of resource depletion and global warming, both byproducts of, and challenges faced by, traditional power generation. Our fuel cell solutions will open a new chapter in achieving high energy efficiency through diversification of energy sources, and higher efficiency power generation, strengthening national competitiveness and driving economic growth.

From 2018, Doosan will launch a new model that is run by hydrogen. We see a great potential in this new model, especially if we can utilize the wasted by-product hydrogen from the customer’s site. In Korea, Doosan is working on installing a 50MW fuel cell plant utilizing the by-product hydrogen from a chemical plant.  We hope to deliver similar projects to overseas customers and contribute to the expansion of zero-emission generation



Ballard Power Systems Inc., is a world leader in the development, manufacture, sale and servicing of hydrogen fuel cell power systems.  Our products and services are used today in various markets, from heavy duty motive power to materials handling, backup power, UAV and rail applications as well as support of other products required through our technology services contracts. Ballard’s technology offers a wide range of benefits within each of these markets, including lowering costs of energy use, longer operating lifetimes and positive environmental impacts. Ballard Power Systems is present Europe with R&D and production facilities in Denmark as well as application engineering and after-sales services to support product integration and deployments. Ballard FCveloCity® heavy duty power modules are currently powering 75 fuel cell electric buses having provided over 11 million kilometers of reliable service as well as truck fleets and light rail systems. We are working to accelerate fuel cell technology adoption, committed to sustainable mobility and clean air for everyone.




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

Denis Thomas, EU Regulatory Affairs, Hydrogenics 

Mark Kammerer, Business Development Manager Fuel CellsHydrogenics 

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary GeneralHydrogen Europe

Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH JU

Alberto Navarretta, Senior Vice President For Refining & Marketing And Chemicals Planning & Control, ENI

Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice-President, ENGIE

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

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director Business Development, Ballard Europe

Sathya Motupally, Chief Operating Officer, Doosan Fuel Cell

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

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:


Media Partners:

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership with three members: the European Union, represented by the European Commission, the Industry Grouping “Hydrogen Europe” and the Research Grouping ” Hydrogen Europe Research”.

We are happy to share that FCH JU project members are entitled to a 15% discount during the registration


International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)

IAHE strives to advance the day when hydrogen energy will become the principal means by which the world will achieve its long-sought goal of abundant clean energy for mankind. Toward this end, the Association stimulates the exchange of information in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition, the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and clean energy system.


The International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE)

IJHE aims to provide a central vehicle for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, technology developments and research results in the field of Hydrogen Energy between scientists and engineers throughout the world. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy is published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.



H2-international is a blog, a newsletter and an e-journal. The blog at www.h2-international.com offers news and detailed information on the latest research results and other developments in hydrogen and FC technology. The newsletter appears monthly and is published cost-free via the internet but it contains only headlines and teasers. The e-journal (30 pages in a pdf-file) is only for subscribers who ordered it. It is linked to the German language magazine for hydrogen and fuel cells, HZwei, which contains reports from specialist journalists and well-known scientists on technical and policy developments and demonstration projects.



In the past few decades, an increasing number of people and businesses have been attracted to renewable energy. As the price of fuel increases, this tendency will only get stronger. GreenJournal.co.uk keeps you updated with the latest news on green energy. It is a team of young enthusiasts regarding this topic and are willing to keep you posted with the latest information about solar, wind and geothermal energy, sustainability and more.

GreenJournal.co.uk focuses mainly on the UK market for renewables, however, since environmental awareness is a widespread issue, we also post news from all around the globe. You can also visit our Events section to find out upcoming events and conferences in the field of renewable energy.


Energy Business Review

Energy Business Review 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:


The European Association for Storage of Energy

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide. EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system.

EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information and supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.


The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is the first international network of excellence in the field of battery and energy storage that enables an international and practice-oriented transfer of knowledge.

IBESA offers a worldwide network, contacts along the value chain of different business sectors, exclusive high-quality market research know-how as well as complete marketing and public relation packages. The influential network of IBESA is based on many like-minded individual partners that share the same values and overall objectives. The joint interest is to encourage the international storage market based on facts and figures.


UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

The UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association acts on behalf of its members to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies and provide a respected and authoritative point of contact and a clear, informed and up-to-date view on research, development and demonstration priorities for the government, other funding agencies and opinion formers.


The Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

The Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit association that supports Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions that are developing, demonstrating and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell products and services in Canada. The collective voice of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry raises awareness of the many economic, environmental, and social benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.


Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP)

Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform mission is to support hydrogen technologies development and implementation of hydrogen economy in the Czech Republic. Further, it contributes to mutual coordination of activities run by bodies developing hydrogen technologies and hydrogen economy, following both domestic and foreign programs and financial resources. The platform features a series of articles on key technological areas of hydrogen economy (i.e. from the hydrogen production, storing and transportation of hydrogen to fuel elements and their application).



AltEnergyMag is an eMagazine full of News, articles and interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization. Our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can report on itself. We offer those of you who work or have a passion for the Alternative Energy to contribute articles, news and product information for your peers to read and discover.



Industry professionals, Greenea are already recognised for their expertise in market analysis. An international team co-operates closely with numerous producers and suppliers around the world,vleaders of the biofuels market, oil refineries, biomass power plants, renewable energy producers, fuel distributors and traders.



EcoMotion provides a support platform for knowledge-sharing, networking and collaboration for the Smart Transportation sector. A profit organization that brings together young and experienced entrepreneurs, market leaders, international and local industry companies, technology-oriented people, policy makers, academic researchers and investors.



Energoinfo mission and primary goals are reflected in environmental protection, popularization and development of science and innovativeness, incitement of creativity, wisdom and humanity, and support for development of energy and other human technologies which will ensure micro and macro level self-sustainability.


International Electrotechnical Commission

The IEC is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.The work covers power generation, transmission, distribution, including all renewable energy sources and the Smart Grid.


Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.



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