Szczecin, 22nd of April 2015


„Fuel cells – energy and transportation – design, prototyping, implementation”

RCIiTT Jagiellońska 20-21, Szczecin, Poland

9:00 – 9:10 Official opening of the Symposium – Dean of Faculty, Prof Jacek Soroka
9:10 – 9:20  Welcome speech – Michał Przepiera, The City of Szczecin
9:20 – 9:30 How to develop an idea of ecological, modern public transport in Szczecin – Prof Zdzisław Jaworski / Dr Paulina Pianko- Oprych, ZUT, Poland
9:30 – 10:00 Fuel cells – their history, their presence and their future role – Dr Erich Erdle, efceco, Germany

10:00 – 10:30     Coffee break 

10:30 – 12:30 Part I – fuel cells and hydrogen value chain:

10:30 – 10:45  Transport infrastructure – Michal Sierszynski, Solaris Bus & Coach SA, Poland
10:45 – 11:00 Fuel cells for distributed power generation – Dr Olivier Posdziech, sunfire GmbH, Germany
11:00 11:15 Generation, compression, transportation, storage and conversion  hydrogen to electricity – Dr Ulf Bossel, ALMUS AG, Switzerland
11:15 – 11:30 Hydrogen – energy opportunity. Fuel Cell Pem Power Plants, Fuel Cell buses, Project supporting – Wridzer Bakker – Nedstack fuel cell technology BV, Netherlands
11:30 11:45 Linde’s innovative technologies for the hydrogen infrastructure – Marek Gorecki, Linde Gaz, Poland
11:45 – 12:00 Financing of fuel cells and hydrogen initiatives (EU corridor development) – Marieke Reijalt, European Hydrogen Association, Netherlands
12:00 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Part II – Technical  solutions:

13:30 – 13:45 System design/system construction – Dr Christian Szepanski, Clausthaler Umwelttechnik Institut GmbH, CUTEC, Germany
13:45 – 14:00 Advanced energy technologies – Dr Francesco Cipti, The National Research Council (CNR), Italy
14:00 – 14:15 Industrial and residential heat production systems – ICI CALDAIE – Dr Carlo Tregambe,ICI Caldaie, Italy
14:15 – 14:30 Development and testing of gas reforming technology – Dr Matti Reinikainen,VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
14:30 – 15:00 Discussion
The STAGE SOFT received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement no [621213]. The work was also financed from the Polish research funds awarded for the project no. W3126/7.PR/2014/2 of international cooperation within STAGE-SOFC in years 2014-2017.

Symposium „Fuel Cells – energy & transport – design, prototyping, implementation” behind us!

On 22nd of April 2015 in the Regional Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer in Szczecin was held an International Symposium “Fuel cells – energy and transportation – design, prototyping, implementation”. The Symposium was organized by the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering at the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin. The Symposium was one of the important elements of knowledge dissemination activities in the field of fuel cells, which is an important aim of the 7FP project with an acronym STAGE-SOFC. The project STAGE-SOFC is carry out in the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection Processes at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering. Co-organizers of the Symposium were: Green Chemistry cluster and the 7FP project with an acronym R4R.
Dr Paulina Pianko-Oprych was the main organizer and the person, who conducted the Symposium. Dr Pianko-Oprych is also the project manager of the STAGE-SOFC project in ZUT.
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The following business representatives were invited to discussion: Solaris Bus & Coach SA – Poland, sunfire GmbH – Germany, ICI Caldaie – Italy, Linde Gaz – Poland, ALMUS AG – Switzerland, Nedstack fuel cell technology BV – Netherlands, efceco – Germany as well as other Europe’s leading institutions for fuel cells research and development: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – Finland, Clausthaler Umwelttechnik Insitut GmbH (CUTEC) – Germany, The National Research Council (CNR) – Italy, European Hydrogen Association – Belgium.
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