An IMRC symposium is an ideal forum for the exchange of new ideas and research in the areas relating to materials for hydrogen production, storage, fuel cells and integration of hydrogen vector into fuel cells. Hydrogen-electricity co-generation is a topic of great importance as the synergy between the non-polluting fuel of the future and an efficient electricity generator will enhance both technologies. Hydrogen is an important fuel by itself and materials and methods to produce them in large quantities with minimal carbon foot print is an important challenge that will be addressed in this symposium. Storage, safe transportation and retrieval of stored hydrogen provide another bottleneck. Fuel cells are on the verge of reaching economic maturity provided the hydrogen issue is simultaneously solved.

Symposium Topics

  • Materials for renewable hydrogen production
  • Materials for hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen storage systems and applications
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Fuel cell systems, research, and development
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Off-grid energy infrastructure based upon hydrogen
  • Stand-alone systems for remote areas (decentralized hydrogen economy)
  • Novel concepts for fuel cells and electrolysers (reversibility, multichamber cells)
  • Novel Materials for Hydrogen generation, utilization and storage (nanostructured materials - tailored nanostructures, 1D materials, integrated architectures, nanoscale catalysts)
  • Innovative technologies for materials and devices - synthetic techniques, high-throughput production, emerging technologies)
  • Novel characterization techniques

Invited Speakers

A.K. Giri (US Army Research Laboratory, USA),  NANOCRYSTALLINE ALUMINUM ALLOYS FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT HYDROGEN GENERATION

D. Vladikova (Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgaria), DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE ANALYSIS – A NEW TOOL FOR EVALUATION OF FUEL CELLS DEGRADATION

Rumen I. Tomov (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), INKJET PRINTING INFILTRATION OF SOFC FUNCTIONAL COATINGS

M. Cassir (Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, France), NANOMATERIALS AND NEW TOPICS IN HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROCHEMICAL FUEL CELLS AND ELECTROLYSERS

D.J. Payne (Department of Materials, Imperial College London, United Kingdom) IN-SITU SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES FOR UNDERSTANDING SURFACES

P. Holtappels (Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark) NOVEL MATERIALS FOR MORE ROBUST SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS IN SMALL SCALE APPLICATIONS

K. Suárez-Alcántara (IIM-UNAM, México) FAST AND LOW-TEMPERATURE DEHYDROGENATION OF NABH4 + AL/ CATALYST MIXTURES