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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

Date: 16th March 2022 - 17th March 2022 Location: Porto - Portugal

ACI’s 5th Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Porto, Portugal, on the 16th & 17th  March 2022.

This 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 technology implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation with case studies presented from across Europe. With incredible advances recently in hydrogen it is the best time to explore this booming industry.

Join us in Porto for the 5th edition of our Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit!


16th March 2022
17th March 2022
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Crowne Plaza Porto
Av. Da Boavista 1466
Porto, 4100-114 Portugal
+351 22 607 2500
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  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH-JU
  • Christian Sander, Head of Business Development Germany – RWE Generation SE
  • Nils Grobet, Business Developer -Green Hydrogen BU – Engie 
  • Christian Pho Duc, CTO & Managing Director H2 Projects – Smartenergy
  • Soren Bjerregaard Pedersen, CEOHydrogen Valley 
  • Michael Ismar, Sales Manager – NPROXX
  • Pedro Amaral Jorge, CEO, APREN
  • Dr Alena Fargère, PrincipalSWEN CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Kevin Pretorius, Hydrogen Lead for High Power RectifiersABB
  • Kristina Floche Juelsgaard, Director of Market Development – Ballard
  • Bill Ireland, CEOLogan Energy Limited
  • Judith Serra, Manager2G Energy Group
  • Nienke Homan, Board MemberGreen Hydrogen Oraganisation 
  • Marc Rechter, Co-Founder & CEOResilient Group
  • Michael Traver, Chair – Transportation Workstream – OGCI
  • Kristian Vik, Senior Advisor Renewable EnergyDOXACOM
  • Pere Margalef, Vice President of Business Development – Fuellcell Energy
  • Massimo Pardocchi, Global Development Director – Bilfinger 
  • Teresa Ponce de Leao, President, LNEG
  • Bruno Faustino, Hydrogen Business Unit Manager – PRF
  • Nuno Fita Mendes, Executive Board Member – Portgás
  • Hugo Campelo, Technology Director – Systems – EFACEC
  • Miguel Vales, Commercial Director – Systems – EFACEC
  • Stephen Learney, Vice President and General Manager, Haskel

An Overview of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Market

An Overview of H2 production

An Overview of the Regulatory Framework at EU Level

Hydrogen Production as a Tool to Integrate Renewable Energy in the Grid

Commercial Strategies to Increase Profitability in Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen Infrastructure in Europe

A Blueprint for Decentralized Green H2 Generation Projects

Hydrogen vs Natural Gas

Blue H2 vs Green H2

Novel Technologies and Solutions

Towards Affordable and Sustainable Hydrogen Mobility

The Road towards Massive Production of Green H2 in Europe

Transportation of Hydrogen

Hydrogen in the Automotive Sector

Broadening the Scope of Applications for H2 Fuel Cells


  • 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

On Tuesday, 15th March 2022, a limited group of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2022 conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to visit EFACEC Technical Site.

Site Visit : EFACEC

Date: 15th March 2022

Local: Efacec Maia Facilities

Time: 14:30 pm to 17:30 pm


14:30h – Reception

14:35h – Company Presentation

14:50h – Security Briefing / IPE’s

15:10h – Mobility

16:00h – Hydrogen Projets

17:15h – Happy Hour / Port Wine cocktail

17:30h – End of the Tour


There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please confirm your attendance when booking for the conference to avoid disappointment.

During the Tuesday afternoon prior to the conference, on the 15th of March, a limited number of conference delegates will receive the unique opportunity to visit the Caetanobus.

Contacts | CaetanoBus

CaetanoBus is a bus and chassis manufacturer in Portugal. The company has a consolidated offer in vehicles for cities and airports, resulting from its technical capacity in developing unique, customer-oriented mobility solutions. CaetanoBus is also the manufacturer of COBUS, the world’s market leader in airport bus transportation. CaetanoBus has been focusing on electric mobility since 1980. Most of our products are intended for export and are now transporting people worldwide. It is a company that uses technology, innovation, and design to be always one step ahead, closer to the future.

There is no extra charge to join a site visit, although places are limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first come first served basis. Therefore we should strongly suggest to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Host Partner


We are a Swiss-based investment company dedicated to renewable energy. We identify, develop and deliver green energy assets. We are a driving force in the ongoing transition of the industry towards green energy being focused on the deployment of solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. We are committed to pursuing the potential of hydrogen and related technology as an ideal complement for utilizing and storing renewable energy.

Smartenergy, founded 2011, is headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland. Beyond our Team in Wollerau, we rely on our own local subsidiaries in all major markets in Europe. Local knowledge and proximity to the industry stakeholders allow us identifying and securing opportunities at an early stage while creating synergies across the entire value chain.


Site Visit Host  Efacec purpose is designing a smarter future for a better life.

We do it by developing and delivering integrated solutions in the fields of energy, mobility, and environment, shaping the future of our cities, with digital connectivity always present.

With 100% Efacec technology, we offer a comprehensive and turnkey service, delivering custom-made solutions according to the specificities of each market.

Through transformers, switchgear, service, automation, energy, environment and industry, transportation and electric mobility we anticipate and shape the future.

We don’t know what the future will bring, but we know what we want to deliver before everyone else: innovative solutions to improve everyday life.

Because each one of us has a special and unique power to transform the world now, looking towards tomorrow.


Coffee Break Day 1

REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais operates in two major business areas:

The transmission in very high voltage electricity and overall technical management of the National Electricity System;The transport of high-pressure natural gas and overall technical management of the National Natural Gas System, guaranteeing the reception, storage and regasification of LNG and underground storage of natural gas.

In order to reinforce its commitment to its operation in Portugal, REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais acquired REN Portgás, which focuses its activity on the development and exploitation of the natural gas distribution network in the north coast of Portugal.

Under a concession agreement with the Portuguese State until 2048, this is the second largest natural gas distribution network in Portugal, with about 4,760 kilometers. REN meets all the required quality and safety criteria and seeks to be one of the most efficient European energy transmission system operators, while creating value for its shareholders within a framework of sustainable development.




Coffee Break Day 2

CaetanoBus, part of Toyota Caetano Portugal and Mitsui & Co, is a bus and chassis manufacturer in Portugal. The company has a consolidated offer in vehicles for cities and airports which is a result of its technical capacity in developing unique, customer-oriented mobility solutions. CaetanoBus is also the manufacturer of COBUS, the world’s market leader in airport bus transportation. CaetanoBus has been focusing on electric mobility since 1980. Follow us on LinkedIn



Haskel, a business of the Precision and Science Technologies Segment at Ingersoll Rand, is the market leader in high-pressure fluid management, designing and manufacturing a range of products that enable the controlled use of high-pressure and flow-generating equipment, including pumps, gas boosters, air amplifiers and packaged systems.

Utilizing this technology, Haskel Hydrogen Systems supports global refuelling infrastructure for hydrogen mobility. Our innovative hydrogen fuelling solutions are the building blocks for successful refuelling. Cost-effective reproducible solutions include – Heavy Duty Vehicles & Buses, Light Duty Passenger Vehicles, Hydrogen Dispensing and Material Handling.

With nearly 75 years of expertise, Haskel’s leadership in the market is built on a reputation of safety, reliability, and the highest quality, providing equipment for critical applications in hydrogen, aviation, defence and aerospace, oil and gas, and other industries.

Working to develop and support the hydrogen mobility deployment globally, establishing joined up infrastructure and accelerating the transition to zero carbon transportation. Haskel components have been used in over 200 hydrogen refuelling projects around the world, including one of the world’s largest refuelling stations in China, built for the Olympics, and its refuelling stations are deployed globally fuelling a range of hydrogen vehicles.



Ballard Power Systems Inc., is a world leader in the development, production and servicing of hydrogen fuel cell power systems.  Our products and services are used today in various markets, from heavy duty motive power (bus, truck, rail and marine) to materials handling, backup power and UAV applications. Ballard’s technology offers a wide range of benefits including lowering total life cycle cost, longer operating lifetimes and positive environmental impacts. Ballard Power Systems is present in Europe in Denmark with R&D, production facilities and our marine center of excellence as well as application engineering and after-sales services to support product integration and deployments. Ballard heavy duty power modules are currently powering 400 fuel cell electric buses having provided over 16 million kilometers of reliable service as well as fuel cell truck fleets of over 1,000 vehicles and light rail systems. We are working to accelerate fuel cell technology adoption and deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet.



PDC Machines, located in Pennsylvania, USA specializes in providing complete solutions for alternative energy applications. We are the #1 supplier of gas compressors for automobiles, bus and material handling fueling market with over 520 compressor installations worldwide and still counting. We offer an extensive line of compressors to meet an array of applications from single sites to full scale commercial stations.

We provide turnkey Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS). This includes compression, storage, chilling, dispensing, safety, controls and factory certification. The components of the HRS are selected from standard building blocks to meet fleet requirements. PDC’s HRS designs easily adapt to increased capacity as the vehicle fleet grows in the future.

SimpleFuel™ is an ultra-small, all-inclusive station that includes a water electrolysis hydrogen generator, purification system, diaphragm compressor, gas storage and integrated dispenser. Smaller than the vehicle that it fuels, SimpleFuel™ quickly installs in the footprint of a parking space. It enables fuel cell vehicles for locations currently without hydrogen access. SimpleFuel™l supports small fleets of light duty vehicles and a fleet of forklift trucks. With production up to 20 kg/day, SimpleFuel™ can provide up to 1200 miles of range to on-road.




NPROXX – Hydrogen Storage

NPROXX is a global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure. Based on 40 years experience in carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) products and systems in various industries NPROXX provides composite tank systems and tailor made solutions for hydrogen storage applications: Transport and storage (up to 1000 bar), Heavy duty vehicles (350 bar), Automotive (700 bar).
Hydrogen pressure vessels from NPROXX fulfill the common industrial standards across Europe.
We work according to the following certifications: ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System). For more information please visit our website and follow us on Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Michael Ismar
Manager Marketing and Sales
Phone: +31 (0) 628 509 195
Email: [email protected]


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 144,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.



PRF provides a service of excellence in gas industry for almost 30 years, namely in Engineering, Construction and Maintenance for all the gas industry, providing the best solutions for:

• Hydrogen Solutions
– Power-to-Mobility
– Power-to-Gas
– Power-to-Industry
– Power-to-Power
• NGV Refueling Stations (LNG and CNG);
• Biogas Systems;
• LNG Satellite Plants:
• LNG Bunkering Systems.

Energy has evolved. And so have we!
Each time the energy evolves, we are there, so as to take it where your company needs. We are your reference partner. In Portugal and in the World.


Bilfinger SE Group, a leading international provider of industrial services, offers services for the entire life cycle of industrial plants: from consulting, development, planning, assembly and installation to maintenance and operation of plants.

Highly sensible to climate changes and the goal of achieving global zero carbon emissions, Bilfinger SE Group is involved in the energy transition system delivering a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to ensure maximum energy efficiency, state-of-the-art technologies for the use of renewable energies and the highly effective removal of environmentally harmful emissions. Bilfinger combines the expertise of systems such as flue gas purification, gas treatment, gas compression, liquefaction and storage and transportation. The extensive experience in the power, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sectors let Bilfinger provide new technologies such as the production of (green) hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). Including energy consumption improvements in the industries, Bilfinger is pretty active in the wide field of Energy Transition.

The solutions offered by Bilfinger meet the needs of its customers, both in terms of project support and service options, ranging from individual services to integrated service packages, to let them focus on their core competencies and to take advantage of the many opportunities presented by the energy transition.


STREAM was founded in early 2010 and focus its activity on providing management and engineering consulting services. Although we have been acting across all industries, we drive our effort to dynamic sectors such as automotive, industrial equipment, moulds and plastics, aerospace, software industries and specially clean energies. Since 2018, we have a specialized team dedicated to capturing incentives for the energy sector and to the industry decarbonization, providing support in the development, testing and demonstration of new processes, technologies, and products, but also in the adoption of mature solutions. We are also dedicated to deliver high value solutions as technological benchmarks, business plans and market studies. At STREAM, we are driven by innovation, thus we have automated processes and double certification in Quality (NP EN ISO 9001: 2015) and in Research, Development and Innovation (NP 4457) Management Systems. Our motivation and talent allowed us to obtain distinctions and awards such as PME Excellence in 2019 and 2020 and the 285th place (and 14th out of 31 Portuguese companies) at Deloitte Global Technology Fast 500™ ranking for EMEA, in 2019.


Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]

Hydrogen Europe is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and its stakeholders. We promote Hydrogen as the enabler of a zero-emission society. With more than 160 companies, 78 research organisations and 25 national associations as members, our association encompasses the entire value chain of the European Hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem collaborating in the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.




Promoted by the Government of Aragon it was founded in 2003 with the support of the administration, industry and the main society actors form different sectors of activity.
The mission of the Foundation is to carry out the organization, management and execution of a wide range of actions with the purpose of generating, storing and transporting hydrogen, for its use in fuel cells, in transport applications or for the generation of distributed energy. In this way it aims to foment research, technological development, cogeneration and industrial adaptation, contributing to industrial modernization and improved competitiveness.

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The Portuguese Association for the Promotion of Hydrogen (AP2H2) is a non-profit organization whose activities are aimed at promoting and facilitating the use of hydrogen as an energy vector in Portugal.

Founded in 2003, the Association brings together and represents a group of economic, technological and scientific entities and agents that in their activity cover the main areas of intervention in the world of the implementation of hydrogen as a new energy vector, namely the production of fuels and their use as a source of energy, the development of associated technologies, as well as research and teaching.



The Norwegian Hydrogen Forum (NHF) founded in 1996 is a national members’ association for promoting the advantages of hydrogen as an energy carrier i industry, power storage, road and maritime transport. Our more than 60 members span Norwegian industry, universities, research institutes and organizations engaged in hydrogen.

NHF works actively to disseminate key achievements from hydrogen research and technology commercialization, market trends, national and international policymaking and dialogue.

Norway is å pioneer in green transport and electric mobility with the highest share of battery electric vehicles per capita in the world, due to long-term policies with strong and predictable tax incentives and owner benefits for battery and fuel cell electric passenger cars.



Established in December 2019, the Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association is the leading industry association for the hydrogen sector in Asia-Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Hydrogen acts as the regional platform for all stakeholders in the hydrogen industry to collectively promote the best interests of the hydrogen sector. Members include utilities, power project developers, equipment manufacturers, technical consultants, financial institutions, regional associations and other institutions in the hydrogen sector.

For any enquiries, kindly contact [email protected]



European Energy Innovation is a communication platform designed with one purpose in mind: to put energy and transport stakeholders in touch with each other.
Our free quarterly publication provides an authoritative stream of well-written informative articles that keep you up to date with the latest thinking on Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Transport in Europe. It has an estimated readership of 30,000 opinion leaders in industry, research, academia, the EU Parliament, European Commission and National Governments.
The magazine is available free of charge in a variety of formats: online; as an e-magazine; as a pdf download, and of course as a printed magazine via our site www.europeanenergyinnovation.eu


This blog is a project by Sven Geitmann, founder and owner of publishing house Hydrogeit Verlag. Both the H2-international Blog and the H2-international e-journal contain articles which are also published in the German magazine HZwei, hence the focus is on German H2- & FC-activities but there are also many texts about the worldwide fuel cell activities.

The articles online in the blog are short versions of the longer ones, which are published in the e-journal. Hence only the subscribers of the e-journal can read all the interesting details.


CFI.co (Capital Finance International), a print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics and finance, recognises that the traditional distinction between emerging and developed markets is now far less meaningful as world economies converge. Headquartered in London, the world’s most multicultural city, CFI.co brings you coverage and analysis of the drivers behind change. Combining the views of leading multilateral and national organisations with thought leadership from some of the world’s top minds, our dedicated editorial team ensure that readers better understand the forces influencing and reshaping the global economy.

CFI.co provides news, analysis and commentary on markets worldwide. We address the changes – including in technology and innovation – affecting these markets and help identify regions, industry sectors and companies that will succeed.



The Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) promotes and develops Scottish expertise in fuel cells and hydrogen technologies.
SHFCA brings together Scotland’s specialised fuel cell companies, power generation companies, academic institutions, research and development bodies, energy consultants, Scottish Enterprise and local enterprise companies and councils with an interest in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells.



Open Chemistry is an open access journal publishing high quality research and review articles from a wide range of chemistry topics. It is an excellent place to exchange ideas between scientists from all around the world. Journal is covered by e.g. Scopus and Web of Science (IF  = 1.554). Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field.



NobleNetSM is the world’s premier professional network designed exclusively for the STEM sector; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and related markets. Join us for fast, free networking, highly relevant sector content and great sourcing opportunities. We are growing strongly and warmly welcome anyone with interests in these markets, across all levels, from students to CEOs. Basic membership is free.


  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH-JU
  • Soren Bjerregaard Pedersen, CEOHydrogen Valley
  • Tony Picaro, Team Leader – R&D and IP Commercialisation/Market Insights & Technology IntelligenceAramco Overseas
  • Nigel Holmes, CEOScottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
  • Daniel Hofer, CEOMigrol 


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