Biannual international event to promote the exchange of ideas and cooperation on hydrogen-related technologies and policies, hosted by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
MONTRÉAL, CANADA — Today, the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) are pleased to announce the date and location for the 9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC). Industry members and its stakeholders are invited to WHTC in Montréal, Canada on June 20-24, 2021. This opportunity to bring the fuel cell and hydrogen science and industry together at WHTC 2021 has become more essential with the unfortunate postponement of this year’s World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) to 2022.
At WHTC 2021, local and international attendees will have the opportunity to present their technical findings and advancements in hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as participate in f-cell+HFC The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event for marketing and networking. WHTC together with f-cell+HFC will join two important worlds – innovative technologies and international markets with scientific research and business cases.
Presented over a span of five days, the combined convention will offer three days of activities, including plenaries, seminars, technical sessions, Poster presentations and an international trade show, as well as a full day of technical and industry tours in the Montréal area. The region is home to a world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster with pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities. The call for papers will open in July 2020.
“The coronavirus has become this century’s most urgent challenge to humanity. In harnessing this new sense of solidarity, we, the hydrogen energy community must rise to face another enormous challenge facing humanity, i.e. climate change. With great human generosity and empathy, let us be inspired by history. It is said that Sir Isaac Newton was in his early 20s when he was sent home from Cambridge University when the Great Plague hit Europe. It was during this time, confined in his home, that Newton made some of his greatest discoveries, including gravity. As we transition from the COVID-19 era, we have an unprecedented opportunity to help make permanent changes in our energy infrastructure to a sustainable energy system utilizing the best of the hydrogen energy technologies.” – John W. Sheffield, President, IAHE
“The CHFCA is delighted to host WHTC 2021. Hydrogen technologies are ready and able to help world economies emerge from the COVID-19 crisis based on clean energy solutions. Concurrently, we have the opportunity to improve, refine and share new breakthroughs. WHTC 2021 is the place where we can come together, learn what is new, and make important connections that will further advance hydrogen technologies and the hydrogen future we need. I look forward to seeing you in Montréal next year!” – Mark Kirby, President and CEO, CHFCA
About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
The CHFCA is a collaborative effort of industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on supporting the use of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products to help tackle our world’s most critical energy challenges. With a 40-year legacy of industry expertise, the pioneering Canadian sector is considered a global leader in hydrogen and fuel cells. Since 2019, the CHFCA has hosted the annual f-cell+HFC The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event in partnership with Peter Sauber Agentur of Germany. For more information, please visit chfca.ca & hyfcell.com. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow.
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts will open in July 2020.