The World Hydrogen Congress is the annual
meeting place for senior decision-makers right across the hydrogen
production and distribution value chain. An outstanding executive line up
augmented by strong association support from both the blue and green
hydrogen markets is leading to what promises to be a unique event for all
hydrogen executives. The World Hydrogen Congress invites you to be part of
an innovative platform of thought leaders, exchanges and debates between key
hydrogen stakeholders, technology & science providers and world-leading
industry views in just 2 intense, information-rich days.
The Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002. Its main aim is the promotion of
hydrogen technology development as an energy carrier, and its use in industrial and commercial applications.
AeH2 members are the most active Spanish companies, public and private institutions and researchers in hydrogen technology, with a common interest: opening markets and social and environmental benefits of introducing hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy systems.
AeH2 members have developed strong capabilities in hydrogen and
fuel cell technologies.
The AeH2 has shown itself as an important and visible actor in the hydrogen community in Spain and abroad and will play an important role in this emerging industry.
Some fields covered by the Association are:
Centralized and distributed hydrogen production from
- Hydrogen production using other energy sources (renewable and
- Hydrogen storage, transport and distribution.
- Use of hydrogen in combustion processes.
- Use of hydrogen in technological processes for electricity generation.
- Use of hydrogen in fuel cells.
- Regulation and safety.
are 3 categories of membership of AeH2.
Enterprises, b) Research centers, public organizations and not for profits,
c) Individual members
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PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS AND NON PROFITS
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FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN ARAGON
Aranda Parras, Luis Manuel
Arenillas de la Puente, Ana
Arias Ergueta, Pedro Luis
Berlanga Rubio, David
Brey Sánchez, José Javier
Cantero Gonzalbo, Jesús
Chica Lara, Antonio
Chinarro Martín, Eva
Delgado Botello, Rafael
Diéguez Elizondo, Pedro Mª
Esparza Ferrera, Pedro C.
Estrada Iglesias, César
Fernández Arauzo, Jorge
Fraile Gallo, Miguel (Socio de honor)
Gandía Pascual, Luis
García Fierro, José Luis
Garmendia Martínez, Xabier
Gómez Sainero, Luisa María
González González, Juan Félix
Guinea Díaz, Domingo
Gutiérrez Tous, José
Homs Martí, Narcís
Iturbe Cuervo, Gonzalo
Jurado García, Antonio
Lagos Benítez, Antonio
Lázaro Elorri, Mª Jesús
Leo Mena, Teresa J.
Liñán MArtínez, Jose María
Lobato Bajo, Justo
Luna Aragón, José Manuel
Mainez Bosch, José Manuel
Martín Mederos, Aday Carlos
Martínez-Val Peñalosa, José Mª
Molina Reina, Pedro Pablo
Moliner Alvarez, Rafael
Montero Rumbao, Belén
Moreno Burriel, Berta
Muñoz Vicedo, Sergio
Ocón Esteban, Pilar
Ortiz Sainz de Aja, Alfredo
Padrón Hernández, José Manuel
Palacio de la Encina, Sebastián
Pastor Tejera, Elena M.
Peña Jiménez, Miguel A.
Peña Llorente, José Angel
Pequeño Aboy, Horacio
Pevida García, Covadonga
Piqueras Quiles, Lluís Manuel
Posada Villar, José María
Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Pilar
Reina Oller, Francisco
Robledo Bueno, Jesús
Rodríguez García, Eduardo Amador
Romo Lagunas, Fidel
Rubiera González, Fernando
Sacristán Moraga, Luis
Sánchez Bermúdez, Ángel Manuel
Sanchis Gúrpide, Pablo
Santamaría Estépar, Fernando
Suelves Laiglesia, Isabel
Tinaut Fluixá, Francisco
Treviño Coca, Manuel (Socio de honor)
Urroz Unzueta, José Carlos
Ursúa Rubio, Alfredo
is an associate of the World Hydrogen Congress.
World Hydrogen Congress is the leading annual meeting place for senior executives working in the field of hydrogen production, transportation, distribution, storage, policy and end use applications.
The global energy markets are in transition led by the technological disruption of renewable energy power, digital technologies and the need to decarbonize the power generation, mobility and heat energy markets in the face of the rapidly evolving
climate change reality. Hydrogen is a rapidly growing solution to decarbonizing power generation, energy storage, cost efficient
drive-trains and most especially; industrial heat markets.
POSITIVES & NEGATIVES
Safety from gas leaks, requires excellent detection & failsafe shutdown.
Cost of production of hydrogen gas is expensive compared to fossil
Hydrogen needs a Fuel
Cell conversion device to accompany a) pressure or b) cryogenic storage
Conversion efficiency is low. We lose around 60% of
the total input energy - or recover 23% as opposed to 69% for a comparable battery
Hydrogen has a superior energy density, meaning that as 1-4 are
overcome, hydrogen has advantages for trains, trucks and ships, save for
production and distribution complexity.
Distribution needs to be worked out, road transport and/or pipelines.
Competing charging infrastructure (via the grid) already exists for battery
Infrastructure for ports to supply ships needs implementation.
- China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model.
Tesla Inc., said it has cut the starting price for China-made Model 3 sedans by 10% to qualify for subsidies in the world’s biggest auto market.
Tesla started delivering cars from its $2 billion Shanghai car plant in
December. They said in a statement it has cut the starting price for its Standard Range Plus Model 3 sedans to 271,550 yuan ($38,463.17), after receiving 20,250 yuan per car as EV subsidies.
China had announced plans in 2015 to end subsidies for electric vehicles this year, but said in March it would extend them. However, it said the subsidies will apply only to passenger cars costing less than 300,000
yuan. Beijing has spent billions of dollars subsidizing electrics in hopes of cleaning up China’s smog-choked cities and taking an early lead in a promising global industry.
That helped to turn China into the biggest market for electrics, accounting for about half of global sales.
Tesla faces a crowded market flooded with dozens of electric models from rivals including GM, VW, Nissan Motor Co. and China's BYD Auto and BAIC. They are under pressure to meet government sales targets that shift the cost of promoting the technology to the industry.
Automakers that fail to meet their targets can buy credits from rivals that do. That might turn into a windfall for Tesla and other brands that earn a surplus because their whole output is electric. Beijing has yet to set the price of credits.
Companies engaged in the production of batteries and components for electric vehicles (EVs) are enjoying a bull run in China, as they hitch a ride with the first Tesla electric car to roll off the company’s Shanghai assembly.
A series of events leading up to the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 last week fuelled investors’ interest in Chinese parts suppliers, including the companies that build charging stations, and even the miners of the lithium used in battery packs.
If we want a practical
solution for the next 50 years beginning within 10 years, hydrogen has many
obstacles to overcome, where battery exchange recharging by swapping packs
is already making headway in China
and is sure to become more popular as a way of instantly recharging EV's and
levelling generation from solar
and wind electricity.
One potential solution under development is a Dual
Fuel service station where energy packs can include hydrogen as the
storage medium. With such a system, instead of competing with batteries,
hydrogen interests can work alongside battery concerns to build a
comprehensive transport infrastructure.
World Hydrogen Congress partners at IRU will be running the IRU Wolrd Congress 2020 in Berlin on the 19–21 October 2020.
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powered electric buses are becoming very popular. With exchange refuelling
using high pressure gas cartridges, or liquid
hydrogen cartridges, coaches and trucks might have unlimited ranges. The
same buses might recharge instantly with battery cartridges, for cities that
want to clean up and provide load levelling for solar
and wind generating
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