Forum Program of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA at SPI 2017
All attendees of SPI 2017 are invited to visit the forum of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA. Our exhibitors and guests will inform about their latest products and developments either in a moderated interview or technical presentation. The forum program also features panel discussions connecting the solar and H2+FC industry.

Location: inside the exhibition hall of SPI 2017, after entering through the main entrance turn right.
Participation costs: free of charge for all attendees of SPI 2017 (conference attendees and expo hall only visitors)
 
  Monday, September 11
Expo Hall open: 10:00 - 18:00
Each slot is 10min + Q / A
  Tuesday, September 12
Expo Hall open: 9:00 - 18:00
Each slot is 10min + Q / A
  Wednesday, September 13
Expo Hall open: 9:00 - 14:00
Each slot is 10min + Q / A
10:00 Opening of SPI 2017   Affordable Scalable Hydrogen Infrastructure
Chris McWhinney, CEO
Millennium Reign Energy LLC
  On hold
10:20 A sleeping beauty - Pressurised alkaline electrolysers for renewable energy applications  
Dr. Hans Jörg Fell, CTO
HydrogenPro
On hold
10:40 The German Energy Transition − Business Opportunities for Hydrogen
Claus Habermeier, Director
Germany Trade and Invest
On hold
11:00
Panel Discussion
How to connect the Solar Industry and the Hydrogen Industry?
Charles Purkess,
Business Development Manager
Bullet ITM Power
Kyle McKeown,
Project Manager Americas
Bullet Linde ATZ -
Advanced Technology Center
Dr. Lo Wai, Senior Director, Products
Bullet Hanwha Q CELLS America
 
Large scale PEM electrolysis for transportation and industry, real world projects
Steve Jones, Managing Director
ITM Power
Elevator Pitch (5min each + Discussion)
Electrolyser
Steve Jones, Managing Director
Bullet ITM Power
Bjørn Simonsen, VP Market Development & Public Relations
Bullet Nel Hydrogen
Michel Archambault, Director,
Business Development
Bullet Hydrogenics
Dr. Hans Jörg Fell, CTO
Bullet HydrogenPro
David Bow,
Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
Bullet Proton OnSite
Hector Maza, VP Business Development
Bullet Giner ELX
11:20 O-ring materials for hydrogen station devices
Hideyuki Takaishi, President
Takaishi Industry
11:40 Metal Microstructure Plates:
Special Machine Supply for "Prototype to Production" development with processing expertise

Achim Edelmann, Area Manager
New Technologies
Graebener
12:00 Introduction:
Connect Solar and
Hydrogen Technology
Introduction:
Connect Solar and
Hydrogen Technology!
State of the Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Industry in California, and Current Developments
Jeff Serfass, Executive Director
California Hydrogen Business Council
12:20 High-pressure hydrogen compressors
Todd Sturdevant
Andreas Hofer Hochdrucktechnik
High-pressure hydrogen compressors and generators
Chris Allen, Business Development
Rix Industries
Policy and Regulatory Developments in Renewable Energy and Hydrogen in California
Steve Jones, Managing Director
ITM Power
12:40 PVD coating solutions for fuel cell bipolar plates and electrical connectors
Henrik Ljungcrantz, CEO
Impact Coatings
The new standard in Hydrogen compression technology
Dr. Albert Bos, CTO
HyET Hydrogen
California’s Activities to Integrate Renewable Energy with Power-To- Hydrogen and Renewable Hydrogen
Jack Brouwer, Associate Professor
UC Irvine,
Advanced Power & Energy Program
13:00 Break
Take the chance to visit our Exhibitors of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA or meet our Test Drive Partner in front of the venue
Break
Take the chance to visit our Exhibitors of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA or meet our Test Drive Partner in front of the venue
Solar to Hydrogen Perspectives of a Natural Gas Utility
Jeff Reed, Director, Business Strategy and Advanced Technology
Southern California Gas Company
13:20 “Roadmap to Renewable Hydrogen” Report by EIN
Brian Goldstein, Executive Director
Energy Independence Now
13:40 Creating a Positive Policy Environment for Solar Hydrogen
Brian Goldstein, Executive Director
Energy Independence Now
14:00
Panel Discussion
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and
Hydrogen Infrastructure:
Deployment and Issues
Bill Elrick, Executive Director
Bullet California Fuel Cell Partnership
Ryan Sookhoo, Director, New Initiatives
Bullet Hydrogenics
Bob Oesterreich,
Director of Hydrogen Energy
Bullet Air Liquide
Geri Yoza, National Business Manager
Bullet Toyota Motor Sales North America
Panel Discussion
Storage of Solar Energy:
through the Production of Hydrogen
or in Batteries?
Bjørn Simonsen, VP Market Development & Public Relations
Bullet Nel Hydrogen
Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager
Bullet LG Chem
Heinrich Gärtner, CTO
Bullet GP JOULE
 
14:40 Solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy
Bjørn Simonsen, VP Market Development & Public Relations
Nel Hydrogen
Compact diffusion bonded pre-cooler for hydrogen station
Ken Taoka, COO / Marketing Director
WELCON
 
15:00 Hydrogen storage tanks
Rick Rashilla, VP
Hexagon Composites
Simplefuel Hydrogen Refueling Appliance as a transformative onsite refueling solution to enable the hydrogen economy
Kareem Afzal, Global New Energy Manager/Director Strategic Partnerships
Pdc Machines
 
15:20 Hydrogen Limbo:
How Low Can You Go?

Andy Belt, CEO
Giner ELX
Solid Acid Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Generators
Calum Chisholm, CEO
SAFCell
 
15:40 Pathways to Green Hydrogen
David Bow,
Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
Proton OnSite
How states and private industry can work together to accelerate siting and permitting of hydrogen stations
Dwight Zuck, Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Energy
Air Liquide
 
16:00 Renewable Electrolysis: Grid Support, Hydrogen Fueling and Energy Storage
Kevin Harrison, Research Engineer/Hydrogen Systems Owner
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Introduction:
Connect Solar and
Hydrogen Technology!
 
16:20
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Acitivies in Canada & Beyond
Nicolas Hilario, Manager, Government Relations & Communications
Bullet Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing
Bullet Ballard Power Systems
Sunny Minhas, Account Manager
Bullet Intertek
Michel Archambault,
Director, Business Development
Bullet Hydrogenics
 
Continuous coated stainless steel for bipolar plates in PEM
Josep Bea, Export Manager
Aperam
 
16:40 Metal Bipolar Plates –
the One-Stop-Shop Solution

Dr. Joachim Kroemer,
Manager Marketing and Sales
Borit