EHEC 2018 Program

08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:30

Conference Opening

11:00 - 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 1: Fuel cell electric vehicle and hydrogen infrastructures

14:00 - 16:00

Parallel Session 1

16:30 - 18:30

Parallel Session 2

18:30 - 19:30

Poster Session 1

08:30 - 10:00

PLENARY SESSION 2: Hydrogen and fuel cells national initiatives, strategies and legislation

10:30 - 12:30

Parallel Session 3

14:00 - 16:00

Parallel Session 4

16:30 - 17:30

Parallel Session 5

17:30 - 18:30

Poster Session 2

09:00 - 10:00

PLENARY SESSION 3: Hydrogen Opportunities and Challenges

10:30 - 12:30

Parallel Session 6

Plenary Sessions

PLENARY SESSION 1: Fuel cell electric vehicle and hydrogen infrastructures
Wednesday 14th | 11.00 - 12.30

Chairperson: Dr Miguel A. Peña | Secretary of the AeH2

DR ASHISH KAMAT | Manager of Fuel Cell Vehicle and Battery Systems in the Advanced Powertrain department - Toyota Motor Europe

"H2 Toyota Mirai: Fuel the Future"

MR HUGO SPOWERS | Company Architect - Riversimple Movement Ltd.

"Riversimple hydrogen cars; making zero emissions profitable”

MR JAVIER ARBOLEDA | Service Senior Manager - Hyundai Motor España

"New Hyundai NEXO FCEV"

MRS ÁFRICA CASTRO | Business Development - H2B2 

"H2 infrastructure. Simple & challenging"

PLENARY SESSION 2: Hydrogen and fuel cells national initiatives, strategies and legislation
Thursday 15th | 08.30 - 10.00

Chairperson: Mrs Mª Pilar González Gotor | Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain


"FCH JU: making hydrogen and fuel cells an everyday reality in Europe"

MR THORSTEN HERBERT | Divisional Head Transport and Infrastructure/Head of Programme NIP - NOW GmbH

"Deployment of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology in Germany"

DR NIGEL HOLMES | CEO - Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

"The New Scottish Energy Strategy with Hydrogen & Fuel Cells for Local Energy System Decarbonisation"

MR HIROSHI KATAYAMA | Deputy Director - Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division/Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Strategy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan

"Challenges for Japan’s Energy Transition - Hydrogen Basic Strategy-"

MRS DENISA KASOVA | Northern Innovation Board

MR PATRICK CNUBBEN | Northern Innovation Board

PLENARY SESSION 3: Hydrogen Opportunities and Challenges
Friday 16th | 09.00 - 10.00

Chairperson: Mrs Carmen M. Rangel | Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia - LNEG (Portugal)

MR EIRIK T. BøE | HyER Board Member Councillor and Chair of the Planning, Business and Environment Board at Akershus County Council

"The role of cities and regions for European hydrogen and fuel cell development"

MRS YANE LAPERCHE-RITEAU | Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association

"Canada Country Update: Initiatives on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell"

MRS SABRINE SKIKER | Communication & EU Policies Manager - Hydrogen Europe

"Hydrogen economy at cross-roads : now is the time"

Parallel & Poster presentations

Oral presentations will be scheduled along 6 Parallel Sessions, with presentations simultaneously running in several rooms. The Parallel Sessions timetable is available here.

Posters will be showcased in common areas during the whole event and there will be two Poster Sessions where poster authors are requested to stand close to their posters in order to explain their communication.

The detail about oral and poster contens can be found in the EHEC 2018 Program.

  • Information for speakers


    • Store all your files in a unique folder, especially videos (make sure videos play automatically when the slide is displayed). Office 2016 and Windows 10 will be  used in lecture rooms: developing in previous versions could lead to format changes. 16/9 slides format is recommended.
    • Mac users: please don’t forget to bring your adaptor.
    • Transport your file in a USB to the Technical Secretariat & Speakers’ Room.


    • Please, come the day before or at least 2 hours before your lecture.
    • Our technicians will transfer your presentation to a server. You can then rehearse your presentation with their assistance.


    • Via network your presentation is made available on your lecture room, on a presentation computer operated by a technician. There will be no possibility to connect your laptop.
    • It won’t be possible to make any changes in the presentation once in the meeting room.
    • Oral presentations will last 15 minutes. There will be 5 minutes more for discussion and Q&As. It is important to adjust to the precise timing.
  • Poster guidelines
    • Poster orientation: PORTRAIT
    • Maximum poster measurements:Width: 90 cm.
    • Height: 120 cm.

    Authors are responsible for bringing their printed posters to the event.

    Posters will be on display at EHEC 2018 from the beginning to the end of the conference.

    Additionally, there will be two Poster Sessions (Wednesday 18.30-19.30 and Thursday 17.30-18.30), where poster authors are requested to stand close to their posters in order to explain their communication. 

    Posters have been identified by a specific Poster Code (different to the abstract code) which can be found in the program of the conference. This Poster Code will be indicated on each poster wall at the venue (e.g. P-00).

    Material to affix the posters to the poster wall will be provided. 

    We strongly encourage presenters to mount their posters as soon as they register. All posters should be removed after the end of the event on Friday, March 16th before 13.00.

  • Tips for designing a poster

    If it is the first time you confront a scientific and technical poster design or if you have any doubts about it, here you have some tips to take into account: 

    • Poster layout design:
      • Title, author and address
      • Purpose or Objectives or Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results or Findings
      • Discussion
      • Summary or Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
    • Use bold typefaces to emphasize the title of the poster in order to enable a legible reading from a distance of 2–3 meters. 
    • Use charts, pictures and photographs to portray information and make the poster more attractive to readers.
    • Handouts can be distributed in order to provide extra information to delegates and promote your work.