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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

Date: 17th March 2021 - 18th March 2021 Location: Porto - Portugal
“Maximizing commercial opportunities and partnerships in the renewable hydrogen & fuel cells industry”

ACI’s 5th Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Porto, Portugal, on the 17th & 18th  March 2021.

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.

Additionally, this event will include a Site Visit to CaetanoBus’ Ovar Workshop on the afternoon of 16th March for limited number of registered attendees.

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


17th March 2021
18th March 2021
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Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7049
Mohammad Ahsan – Sales, Marketing & Media
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Mateo Wiegold – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0613
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0601


Crowne Plaza Porto
Av. Da Boavista 1466
Porto, 4100-114 Portugal
+351 22 607 2500
  • 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


  • 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
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH-JU
  • Michael Ismar, Sales ManagerNPROXX
  • Christian Pho Duc, Managing DirectorSmartenergy Group
  • Christian Sander, Head of Business Development GermanyRWE Generation SE
  • Stephan Herbst, General Manager, Toyota Motor Europe
  • Kevin Pretorius, Hydrogen Lead for High Power RectifiersABB
  • Nicolas Pocard, Director of MarketingBallard
  • Judith Serra, Manager – 2G Energy Group

Host Partner

Smartenergy Group

Smartenergy is a Swiss renewable energy private investment firm with a vertical integration concept on the energy market, investing into activities such as: Corporate & Project Development, Asset Management, Power Trading and Distribution.

Smartenergy approaches the investment process from a transversal perspective by combining senior teams dealing with financial, technological, commercial, legal strategical and socio-political aspects, and by working closely with the industry stakeholders applying a multi country, multi technology and multi sector integrative approach.




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.


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.




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]

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

Mateo Wiegold

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0613

Email: [email protected]

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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,395.00£400 Early Bird Discount Available Until 30th of September, 2020. Standard Delegate: £1,795

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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit - Documentation Package Only£470.00

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