Date(s) - 13/06/2017 - 15/06/2017
“Fit-4-AMandA focusses on the industrialisation of stack production and delivering affordable fuel cell systems in larger quantities to saturate the emerging market demand. Hydrogen production technologies, such as electrolysis, are equally relevant in ensuring that fuel cells reach the mass market. The eventual success of both these technologies go hand in hand, and thus it is heartening to see the 1st International Conference on Electrolysis – ICE 2017 that will be hosted in Copenhagen this June.”
Electrolyzer events are rare and real conference series perhaps non-existing. Electrolyzers are equivalent to fuel cells, but while conferences devoted to fuel cells are plentiful, electrolyzer conferences are certainly not. Scientific and technical exchange of knowledge regarding electrolyzers are typically taking place in sub-sessions of fuel cell conferences or overarching hydrogen conferences like the WHEC. You may have joined one-at-a-time workshops or thematic meetings on electrolysis, but full-blown international conference series where the growing community can gather, network and share the latest findings in a regular manner remain to be seen.
Research in all the aspects of electrolysis for energy conversion is growing, and the awareness that the conversion from electrical energy to storable and portable matter – fuels – is an inevitable part of the green transition from a fossil based energy infrastructure to a sustainable one. Fuel cells are expected to play a vital role in this transition too, but they compete with proven and well-established technologies, while electrolyzers bridge a gab for which no other alternative is obvious. On this background it is even more striking that we have not yet managed to put up a designated conference series on electrolysis for energy conversion.
The aim of this initiative is to start a conference series devoted to electrolysis for energy conversion. Let us make a forum in which electrolysis is the main theme and not a sub-topic among many others.
ICE 2017 will be held in the centre of Copenhagen at walking distance from the Central Station which is a 14 min train ride from Copenhagen International Airport (CPH).