12th IPHE Education & Outreach Event
University of Pretoria, South Africa | 4 December 2018
The International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE, www.iphe.net) is an international inter-governmental partnership whose objective is to accelerate the transition to clean and efficient energy and mobility systems using fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies. It provides a forum for sharing information on policies and technology status, as well as on initiatives, codes, and standards to accelerate the cost-effective transition to the use of FCH globally.
IPHE also informs stakeholders and the public on the benefits of, and challenges to, establishing widespread commercial FCH systems in the economy. The IPHE’s 18 country and 1 regional (EU) partners have committed to collaborating to advance the commercialization FCH technologies in an effort to enhance the security and efficiency of their energy systems, to help address environmental objectives, and, to grow their economies.
An IPHE Education & Outreach Event is organized in conjunction with the semi-annual meeting of the IPHE Steering Committee. This half-day event provides an opportunity for students to meet inter-national experts and IPHE delegates, and, to exchange views and information on the developments in FCH technologies including an overview of the current technical and market status of FCH in different countries. It also offers the opportunity to learn about research and potential employment perspectives. The event language is English.
Dr. Rebecca MASERUMULE, Chief Director, Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Technology: Drivers, Challenges and Strategy for FCH in South Africa
Dr. Sunita SATYAPAL, Chair of the IPHE: Enabling Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Progress Through Global Collaboration
Session 1: Perspective on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) Developments in South Africa
Dr Dmitri BESSARABOV, Director, HySA Infrastructure: Renewable hydrogen production, compression and storage
Dr Sharon BLAIR, Director, HySA Catalysis: Progress on catalyst and MEA development
Dr Sivakumar PASUPATHI, HySA Systems: Integration and validation of niche fuel cell powered vehicles
Session 2: International Overview on FCH Developments
Professor Paulo Emilio de MIRANDA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Activities in Brazil
Professor Jürgen GARCHE, University of Ulm, Germany: Ways to Increase Efficiencies of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
Professor Cunamn ZHANG, Institute of Fuel Cell Composite Solutions, School of Automotive Studies, Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center, Tongji University, China: R&D Activities of Hydrogen Technology in Tongji University
Dr. Laurent ANTONI, President, Research Grouping of the FCH Joint Undertaking: European Research in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells: Hydrogen as Enabler for a Zero-Emission Society
Dr. Christopher HEBLING, Director, Hydrogen Technologies Division, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany: Hydrogen as Part of an Integrated Energy System in Germany
Greg KLEEN, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, United States Department of Energy: United States Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Overview
Eiji OHIRA, Director, Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization: Japan’s Current Policy and Activity Toward Realizing Hydrogen Based Society
Session 3: Poster Awards Ceremony
Award ceremony for top Doctoral Student posters
Award ceremony for top Masters Student posters
Summary and Closing Remarks
Professor Kjell Hugo BENDIKSEN, Chair of the HySA Programme Advisory Board