Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Submit an Abstract for the FCS&EE Technical or Poster Sessions

Whether you are involved in fuel cell, hydrogen, or component research and technical development, or focused on moving the industry forward through regulatory work, deployments, partnerships, strategy, or stakeholder outreach, consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the 2019 FCS&EE.

We have once again generated a broad list to attract a wide range of submissions and ensure an exciting and successful conference.  If you have any issues or questions about the submission process or would like to present on a topic area that is not reflected in this list, please contact fuelcellseminar@fchea.org.

 Abstract submissions are due by May 31, 2019.

Fuel Cells:

  • Components (catalysts, membranes, electrodes, interconnects, GDLs, bipolar plates, etc.)

  • Balance of Plant (compressors, humidifiers, etc.)

  • Cost reduction

  • Durability improvement

  • Water management

  • Operation under extreme temperatures

  • Manufacturing at high volume

Stationary Applications:

  • Small-scale

  • Large-scale

  • Utilities

  • Distributed power

  • Reversible/Regenerative

  • Micro grids

  • Grid Interconnections

  • Other

Hydrogen Production:

  • Renewable Sources – water, biomass, other

  • Natural gas, coal

  • Reforming technologies

  • Electrolysis technologies

  • Nuclear

  • Photobiological

  • Photoelectrochemical

  • Novel production methods

Feedstock Fuels & Cleanup:

  • Natural Gas

  • Methanol

  • Ammonia

  • Ethanol

  • Syngas

  • Biogas

  • Borohydrides/Metal Hydrides

  • Other

Power to Gas (P2G):

  • Storage (Efficiency & Electrolysis Technology)

  • Power to Hydrogen

  • Power to Methane

  • Power to Syngas

  • Biogas Upgrading to bio-methane

Safety, Codes and Standards:

  • Model Codes (I-Codes, NFPA)

  • National Standards and Best Practices

  • State and Regional Implementation

  • International Standards and Activities

  • Research supporting codes and standards

  • Education and Training

  • Safety systems, including testing and design challenges

  • Hydrogen quality specification

  • Global harmonization

  • Case studies and lessons learned in permitting and installations

  • Other

Real-World Deployments:

  • Case Studies

  • Permitting/Regulatory Issues

  • Cost/Financing Structure

  • Integration with other technologies (microgrids, batteries, solar/wind)

  • Education Issues and Opportunities

  • Lessons Learned

Governments as Adopters:

  • International Programs and Plans

  • State and Regional Programs and Plans

  • Military

  • Transit Authorities

  • Other

Communication, Education and Outreach:

  • Novel outreach techniques to new markets/customers

  • Web and social media tools

  • Media – rapid response and proactive outreach

  • Educating code, elected officials and staff members

  • Universities and beyond

Research & Development Progress:

  • Fuel Cells – All types

  • Hydrogen Production - All methods

  • Hydrogen Storage and Delivery - All types

Transportation:

  • Light-duty

  • Medium-duty

  • Heavy-duty

  • Material handling

  • Off-road and specialty

  • Rail

  • Marine

  • Aircraft

  • Unmanned vehicles – drones, land, sea

Remote/Portable Applications:

  • Uninterruptible Power Sources (UPS)

  • Off-grid

  • Back-up

  • APUs

  • Electronics

  • Regulatory

  • Other

Hydrogen Refueling Stations:

  • Coordinated vehicle and station deployment

  • Novel station siting solutions

  • Cost reduction/modeling

  • Components – nozzles, hoses, dispensers, sensors, tanks, etc.

  • Regional plans

  • Experience:  Lessons learned

Hydrogen Storage and Delivery:

  • Physical-based storage (tanks/vessels)

  • Materials-based storage

  • Large-scale hydrogen storage

  • Gas compression technologies

  • Pipelines

  • Carbon capture/sequestration & CO2 Utilization

  • Other

Manufacturing Supply Chain:

  • Fuel Cell Components and System Balance of Plant

  • Hydrogen Production, Delivery, Storage, Infrastructure Components

  • Standardization of Components

  • Testing, system design and engineering

  • Manufacturing R&D

  • Value chain analysis

Market Analysis:

  • Hydrogen Production, Storage and Delivery

  • Stationary Fuel Cells

  • Transportation

  • Material handling and logistics

  • Portable and Micro Fuel Cells

  • Transition to market

  • Cost/benefit and policy

  • Employment

  • Deployment roadmaps/strategies

  • Other

Finance and Commercialization:

  • Business plans, startup and growth

  • Lessons learned

  • Venture Capitalists, equity, PPAs, other forms of capital and financing

  • Transitioning from an R&D focus to commercialization

  • Intellectual property and patents

  • Manufacturing and supply chain

  • Business expansion, cross-border relationships

  • Opening new markets

Policy:

  • International (multinational) initiatives

  • U.S. national initiatives including tax incentives and funding opportunities

  • State/province/prefecture initiatives

  • Results of enabling legislation

  • Policy communication

  • Other