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By 2030, it is estimated that 35% of cars on the road will be electric vehicles. The decarbonization of the transportation sector - as well as the power industry, manufacturing, and other verticals - represents a major growth opportunity for key emerging energy storage technologies such as hydrogen. Indeed, it is forecast that the energy demand of 5.5 million to 6.5 million fuel cell applications such as autonomous vehicles, taxis, shuttles, data centers, and more could be powered by an estimated 5 to 7 million tons of hydrogen per year. Hydrogen is emerging as an central tool for combating climate change and furthering the penetration of renewables, and the opportunity for companies across a range of market segments is tremendous.



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By 2030, it is estimated that 35% of cars on the road will be electric vehicles. The decarbonization of the transportation sector - as well as the power industry, manufacturing, and other verticals - represents a major growth opportunity for key emerging energy storage technologies such as hydrogen. Indeed, it is forecast that the energy demand of 5.5 million to 6.5 million fuel cell applications such as autonomous vehicles, taxis, shuttles, data centers, and more could be powered by an estimated 5 to 7 million tons of hydrogen per year. Hydrogen is emerging as an central tool for combating climate change and furthering the penetration of renewables, and the opportunity for companies across a range of market segments is tremendous.

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the Hydrogen & Fuel Cell International Forum, February 26-27, 2020 in San Diego will focus on the latest technology advances, business opportunities, and market drivers behind the move toward a hydrogen-centric future. The Forum brings together key stakeholders, thought leaders and innovators for two days of in-depth information sharing and networking on the cutting edge of hydrogen and fuel cell developments.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Hydrogen production, storage, transport and use
  • Electrolyzers, fuel cells and flow batteries
  • Stationary, automotive, mobile, and special markets batteries
  • Hydrogen production from renewable energy sources, including electrolysis
  • Hydrogen production from wastes and residual biomass
  • Hydrogen infrastructure, distribution, filling stations
  • Fuel cells technologies and applications
  • Thermal and combustion applications
  • Powering commercial fuel cell vehicles
  • Sustainability of hydrogen energy
  • Taking steps toward the hydrogen economy
  • Standards, regulatory, and policy considerations
  • Large scale fuel cell applications
  • Fuel cell electric buses and rail applications
  • And more

Industry professionals who are interested in delivering a 25-minute presentation or organizing a panel session are encouraged to submit a proposal to info@smartgridobserver.com by November 1, 2019.  Details on preparing a proposal can be found here.

Nationally and globally, California is a clear leader in the transition toward a hydrogen economy and is on the cutting edge in the adoption of FCVs and hydrogen fueling infrastructure as a means of improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This will be a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with key technology innovators, regulators, manufacturers and end users who are behind the growth of this dynamic industry.

Who will attend?

  • Hydrogen generation, storage, and transport companies
  • Fuel cell companies
  • Automotive companies and OEMs
  • Technology innovators and vendors
  • Manufacturers and commercial / industrial end-users
  • Investors and financial analysts
  • Transportation and energy service providers
  • System component providers
  • Municipalities, government representatives and regulators
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Gas and electric utilities
  • Researchers and academics

For full information and to submit a speaking proposal, visit our website or contact Daniel Coran.

Event partners include:  Renewable Hydrogen Alliance, PetrolPlaza, Navigant Research, SolarServer, ENF Solar, Energy XPRT, Voices of Leaders, Mind Commerce and others.

About Smart Grid Observer

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