Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
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2019 Technical Sessions

2019 Technical Program

The Fuel Cell Seminar features technical breakout sessions featuring timely and informative presentations from the industry's top researchers, scientists, and professionals.  

See below for the 2019 Technical Sessions program - click on topic to jump down to see presentations in that session. Please note there may be minor schedule adjustments as event gets closer. Detailed descriptions of the individual presentations will be coming soon.

Presenters can access their submissions HERE and if any changes or issues, please contact fuelcellseminar@fchea.org.

To see the list of Technical Posters (Hall A), click HERE.  

Wednesday, November 6

Session One
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Topics

Session Two
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Topics

Thursday, November 7

Session One
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session Two
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Wednesday, November 6

Session One 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

PEMFC R&D Part 1
Wednesday, November 6
Room 101-A, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Novel Modular Concept of Low Power Lightweight PEMFC Designed to Operate Under Harsh Conditions - Dr. Christophe Kinkelin, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission)

  • Nafion-free Hybrid Membrane Electrode Assembly for PEMFC Application - Dr. Janick Bigarré, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission)

  • Making the Case for Graphite Bipolar Plates - Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

  • High Purity, High Performance Graphite from A Green Technology with Continuous Thermal Purification Process for Fuel Cell Bipolar Plate Applications - Joseph Li, Superior Graphite

  • Development of Air Cooled PEFC Stack ‒ Flow Design Optimization Through Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Short Stack Evaluation - K. Hari Gobi, ARCI- Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (CFCT)

  • PEM Fuel Cell Stack for Automotive Application - Dr. Zahir Moshine, ElringKlinger AG

SOFC R&D
Wednesday, November 6
Room 101-B, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Progress in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Program - Shailesh Vora, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - John Hardy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • High Pressure Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Testing at Washington State University - Dustin McLarty, Washington State University

  • Study on Coal Syngas Applicability to SOFC Module - Shinichi Sakuno, JPOWER

  • Commercialization of the Ceres Power SteelCell® Technology Platforms: Latest Update - Subhasish Mukerjee, Ceres Power

  • Elcogen – Next Generation Solid Oxide Cell and Stack Technology - Matti Noponen, Elcogen

Infrastructure
Wednesday, November 6
Room 102-A/B, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Electrochemical Hydrogen Purification and Compression from Pure and Waste Gas Streams - Trent Molter, Skyre, Inc.

  • Development of a New Hybrid Hydrogen - Electrical Energy Storage System for Plug-in Fuel Electric Vehicles - Paolo Di Giorgio, Università Parthenope di Napoli

  • SimpleFuel - Jim Petrecky, PDC Machines

  • Fuel Cell Compressor Power Calculations, Efficiency Definitions and Compressor Maps - Ski Milburn, VAIREX Air Systems

  • New Industry Mindset Possible with 950 Bar Transport Modules - Kevin Harris, Hexagon

  • An Integrated Quantitative-Qualitative Study to Assess the Reliability and Monitor the Performance of Hydrogen Fueling Stations - Kalai Ramea, Palo Alto Research Center

Cost Reduction Opportunities
Wednesday, November 6
Room 102-C, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Hydrogen Fueling Options for Fuel Cell Heavy-Duty Vehicles - Amgad Elgowainy, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Development and Demonstration of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) System - Inyong Kang, HnPower, Inc.

  • New Manufacturing Process for Cost Reduction and Durability Improvement of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Scale-up and Application for LSC and SSC PFSA Ionomers and Performance and Durability Assessment for Low RH Operation - Asmea Mokrini, National Research Council of Canada

  • DOT Coating for Metallic Bipolar Plates - Meeting the Supply Chain Needs for the PEMFC Market - Gerald DeCuollo, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.

  • Medium and Heavy Duty FCEV Design: Exploring Fuel Cell System Pathways to Lower Total Cost of Ownership - Jennie Huya-Kouadio, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

  • AutoStack Industrie - Mature and Cost Competitive Stack Technology for Automotive Mass Production - Dr. André Martin, André Martin Consulting

Progress and Challenges for Hydrogen Fueling Stations Part 1
Wednesday, November 6
Room 103-a/b, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Safety Standards for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology - Brent Hartman, CSA Group

  • Quality Control and Material Compatibility for Hydrogen Station Components - Mike Peters, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models 2.0: An Open Source Quantitative Risk Assessment Framework - Ethan Hecht, Sandia National Laboratories

  • On-site, Near Real-time Analysis of Critical Impurities in Hydrogen - Dr. Maria Koleva, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Risk-based Design of Hydrogen Refueling Stations - Nilesh Ade, Texas A&M University

  • Influence of Hydrogen Compatibility Research on Codes & Standards - Joseph Ronevich, Sandia National Laboratories

Hydrogen Storage
Wednesday, November 6
Room 103-c, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • On-board H2 Storage Options for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Applications - Cassidy Houchins, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

  • Innovative Hydrogen Storage and Transportation - Bart Norton, KONTAK, Inc.

  • Advances in Chemical Carriers for Hydrogen - Daisuke Kurosaki, Chiyoda International Corporation

  • Levelized Cost of Returned Energy (LCORE) Methodology for Comparing Energy Storage Technologies - Dr. Jacob Brouwer, University of California, Irvine

  • Discussions on the Hydrogen Flow Rate from the Storage Tank of Metal Hydride by a Simulation Model and Experimental Data - Shun Yamate, Tokyo University of Science

  • Numerical Model and Evaluation of Metal Hydride When Absorbing Hydrogen with Impurity - Torii Seigo, Tokyo University of Science

Session Two 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

PEMFC R&D Part 2
Wednesday, November 6
Room 101-a, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Porosity Gradient Effects of the Porous Flow Field on the Performance of the PEM Fuel Cell - DongGyun Kang, Seoul National University

  • Intermediate Temperature-Range PEM Fuel Cells with Ion-Pair Membranes and Phosphonated Ionomers - Michael Hibbs, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Functionalized Structured Ionic Liquids as Bridges for Proton Conductivity in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) - Dr. Isabel Vazquez Fernandez, University of Tours

  • Impact of Surfactant Removal Methods on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance - Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi, University of Waterloo

  • Multi-functional MPL Materials - Paul Matter, pH Matter, LLC

  • Multi-Functional Catalyst Support - Minette Ocampo, pH Matter, LLC

Portable Applications
Wednesday, November 6
Room 101-B, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • 1 to 10-kW Diesel/Jet-Fueled SOFC Generators for Mobile Applications - Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc.

  • The DBPFC-Battery Hybrid Motorbike-HYBROTO - Dr. Ayse Elif Sanli, Turgut Özal University

  • Portable JP8-Fueled Solid Acid Fuel Cell System - Calum Chisholm, SAFCell, Inc.

  • Characteristics of Implantable Glucose Fuel Cells in the Various Power Generation Condition and Optimization Assuming Internal Environment - Ryosuke Ono, Tokyo University of Science

  • Solid Acid Methanol System for O&G Remote Power Applications - Calum Chisholm, SAFCell, Inc.

Overcoming Transportation Challenges
Wednesday, November 6
room 102-A/B, 4:00 PM - 5:30 pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Challenges in the Development of Fuel Cell Systems for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles - Alexander Schenk, AVL List GmbH

  • Cost and Durability Tradeoff Analysis of Hybrid Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Cassidy Houchins, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

  • Commercial Fuel Cell Electric Bus Operation and Material Selection for Durability - Peter Bach, Ballard Power Systems

  • Integrated Cathode Air Flow Management for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Michael Haronbrock, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Trains: OCS-Free, Zero-Emissions, Range and Performance Like Diesel - James Varney, Alstom Group

Progress and Challenges for Hydrogen Fueling Stations - Part 2
Wednesday, November 6
room 103-a/b, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Technology Validation of Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure - Genevieve Saur, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Hydrogen Component Testing – Dispenser Reliability - Mike Peters, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Comparisons of Design Changes on Footprint of Hydrogen Refueling Stations for Urban Sites - Brian Ehrhart, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Liquid Hydrogen Vent Stack Dispersion Measurements Using Laser Diagnostics - Ethan Hecht, Sandia National Laboratories

Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Delivery
Wednesday, November 6
room 103-C, 4:00 Pm - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Hydrogen Production from Liquid Fuels Using Solid Acid Membranes - Calum Chisholm, SAFCell, Inc.

  • Enhanced Value of Renewable Energy via High Temperature Electrolysis - Jamie Holladay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Experiences in Producing Commercial Hydrogen Gas for Fuel Cells in Tropics - Jacob Kow Mensah, Sustainable Energy and Environment Project/Accra Technical University

  • Best Practices Benchmarking Framework Development for Low and High Temperature Electrolysis - Jamie Holladay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Thursday, November 7

Session One
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Fuel Cell R&D Progress
Thursday, november 7
Room 101-a, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • A Novel Bi-layer Electrolyte Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Substantially Improved Performance at Reduced Temperatures - Ying Liu, Phillips 66

  • Nanocomposite Nanofiber Fuel Cell Membranes - Seda Köksal Yeğin, Farel Plastic Electric and Electronic Company

  • A Discussion on Mathematical Models of Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Jaroslaw Milewski, Warsaw University of Technology

  • A Novel Automatic Control of Dead-ended Operated Open Cathode Type Fuel Cell for Hydrogen Consumption Reduction - Ji-Young Park, KATECH

  • Performance Analysis of a Multi-Stream Microfluidic Fuel Cell with Bridge-Shaped Microchannel - Kwang-Yong Kim, Inha University

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Anode Nanocomposites NiLiCu-LDC for Low Temperature (350-600 ˚C) SOFCs Fueling With Biogas - Asia Rafique, Higher Education Department, Govt. of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Regional Initiatives
Thursday, november 7
room 101-B, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Meeting State Decarbonization, Air Quality and Resiliency Goals with Fuel Cell Systems: A Discussion on Evolving Energy and Environmental Policy - Katrina Fritz, California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative

  • Consideration of California’s Decarbonization Policies to Meet Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policy Goals - Monterey Gardiner, BMW NA

  • Hawaii: The State of Hydrogen - Mitch Ewan, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)

  • Navajo Transitional Clean Energy Project - Karl Rudisill, Element One Technologies, Inc.

  • Progress and Challenges in Japan’s Hydrogen Society Plan - Dr. Noriko Behling

  • LPG Fuel Cell Power Generation for Base Transmission Station (BTS) in Nigeria - Effion Edet, BABA Energy Nigeria Ltd.

Transportation: Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Thursday, november 7
Room 102-A/B, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Engine Design and Performance Review - Michael Harrington, US Hybrid

  • Heavy Duty Truck Cooling Challenges - Colin Kimber, Ricardo

  • Advanced Fuel Cell Systems For Heavy Duty Vehicles - Nathan Joos, Hydrogenics Corporation

  • Scaling up Fuel Cell Heavy Duty Vehicle Deployments - Tim Sasseen, Ballard Power Systems

  • Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell Powertrain Manufacturing Cost Analysis for Heavy Duty Truck Applications - Yong Yang, Austin Power Engineering LLC

  • SOFC REX with Adsorption Chiller - The Future of Urban Public Transportation? - Thomas Krauss, AVL List GmbH

Power-to-Gas
Thursday, november 7
Room 103-a/B, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • H2@Scale: Economic Potential of Hydrogen as an Energy Intermediate - Mark Ruth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • UC Irvine Power-to-Gas Demonstration: Dynamic Operation of Electrolyzer Systems and Integration with Central Plant - John Stansberry, National Fuel Cell Research Center

  • Design of 20 Nm3/h Class Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier System Integrated with Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells - Sanghun Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Electrolysis’ Potential Value for Supporting the Electrical Grid - Mark Ruth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Numerical Tool for Off-design Analysis of Power-to-Gas (P2G) System Based on Solid Oxide Electrolyzer (SOE) - Jakob Kupecki, Institute of Power Engineering

  • Quantifying the Influence of Water Electrolysis on the Electric Grid - Max Wei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Cost analysis
Thursday, november 7
Room 103-C, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Reversible Fuel Cell Technical Targets and Cost Modeling - Max Wei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 1 GW Hydrogen Electrolyzer Plant Design and Cost Analysis - Yong Yang, Austin Power Engineering LLC

  • Effect of the Manufacturing Technologies on The Fuel Cell Cost and Learning Rates - Dr. Ahmad Mayyas, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • A Renaissance for Alkaline Fuel Cell Technology - Gennadi Finkelshtain, Gencell

  • The Next Generation of Fuel Cell Fabrication Using Roll-to-Stack Automation - Jennie Huya-Kouadio, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

  • Well-Tunable Electrodes with Ultralow Catalyst Loading for High-Efficiency Hydrogen Production - Feng-Yuang Zang, University of Tennessee


Session Two
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fuel Cell Durability Improvements
Thursday, november 7
Room 101-A, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System - Jin-Young Park, Seoul National University

  • An Online Spatiotemporal Temperature Model for High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - Wei Zou, Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • Estimating Defects in a Faulty PEFC Stack Using a Level-Set Approach with Charge Simulation - Hiroyuki Miyoshi, The University of Tokyo

  • Metal-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers for Low-Cost, Robust, Rapid-Start Systems - Michael Tucker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Development of In-Situ Electrolyte Replenishment Method During an MCFC Operation - Sung Pil Yoon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

sTationary Fuel CEll Applications
Thursday, november 7
room 101-b, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Radical Re-Envisioning of Data Centers with Row-Integrated Fuel Cells - Genevieve Saur, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Air Conditioning for Data Centers powered by Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Exhaust Heat - Alejandro Lavernia, University of California, Irvine

  • Challenges of Long-Term Renewable Energy Storage for an Islanded Building Using Reversible Solid Oxide Cell - Pegah Mottaghizadeh, University of California, Irvine

  • Retrofit of a 19 MW Cogeneration Plant for Carbon Capture using Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells - Robert Flores, University of California, Irvine

  • Understanding the Impacts of Hydrogen-Natural Gas Mixtures on Advanced Natural Gas Power Conversion Appliances - Alejandra Hormaza, National Fuel Cell Research Center

MARKETS
Thursday, november 7
Room 102-A/B, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Stationary Fuel Cell Companies & Recent Market Progress - Dr. Jacob Brouwer, University of California, Irvine

  • The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2019 - Entering Sustainable Growth? - Dr. David Hart, E4Tech

  • Expert Assessments of Fuel Cell Cost, Durability, and Market Viability - Michael Whiston, Carnegie Mellon University

  • The Hydrogen Economy and Jobs of the Future - Roger Bezdek, Cavendish Energy

  • Impact Figure of Merit Framework for Assessing Hydrogen for Rail Applications - Brian Ehrhart, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Valuing Your Intellectual Property - Maximilienne Giannelli, Finnegan

Maritime Applications
Thursday, november 7
room 103-a/B, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Fuel Cell Solution for Marine Applications - Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems

  • SOFC APU for Maritime Applications - Dr. Pedro Nehter, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

  • Development of a PEMFC Power System for a Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle - James Sisco, Ballard Unmanned Systems

  • Fuel Cell System for Persistent Subsea Power - Bob Wynne, Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc.

  • H2Ports - Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports - Dr. Viviana Cigolotti, ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

Hydrogen Production from Various Fuels
Thursday, november 7
Room 103-c, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • New Class of Materials for Desulfurization and Purification of Natural Gas, LPG and Biogas Feedstocks - Gokhan Alptekin, SulfaTrap, LLC

  • Developing a Hydrogen Infrastructure from Organic Waste - PD Madden, Eco Energy International, LLC

  • Commercialization of Small-Scale to Medium-Scale Hydrogen Generators: Engineering Considerations Driving Success - Dave Edlund, Element 1 Corporation

  • Low Temperature Activity, Poison Resistance, and the Thermal Stability of Pyrochlore Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications - Timothy Fogarty, Pyrochem Catalyst Company

  • Performance Enhancement of a Medium-Temperature Waste Heat Methane Reformer by Inlet Vortex - Jinwon Yun, Chungnam National University







The Electrochemical Society (ECS) will publish an issue of its ECS Transactions (ECST) of full conference papers and research from the 2019 Fuel Cell Seminar for interested presenters. 

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