Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase #HFCSHOWCASE18

£0.00£240.00 inc VAT

We are delighted to invite you to the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase to be held at the University of Birmingham on the 31st May 2018

Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the exciting developments taking place in this sector, including details of Birmingham's first publically available refuelling station , an update on how Hydrogen fits into the Energy Capital's vision for the Midlands, the exciting research taking place at the University of Birmingham, the plans for including Hydrogen in the Gas Grid, how Fuel Cells are being used to power drones, the opportunities for using Fuel cells with Autonomous vehicles and the role of IP and details of support from the ATETA programme.
Alongside the existing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector this event is also appropriate for those who are new to the industry and want to understand the opportunities that will arise as Hydrogen and Fuel Cells take their place as part of the future energy mix.

Confirmed speakers
Chair Richard Baines ATETA University of Birmingham
Matthew Rhodes Energy Capital
Robert Steinberger Wilckens University of Birmingham
Navdeep Khalon Cadent
David Terry ATETA University of Birmingham
David Horsfall Tyseley Energy Park
Jagvir Purewal Forresters
Joanna Richart Intelligent Energy
Michael Burford Kiwa Gastec
John Paddington Conigital

Following the presentations there will be a light lunch and opportunity for networking alongside a display of Fuel Cell vehicles and tours of the Fuel Cell labs



Event Details

Date: May 31, 2018

Start time: 08:30

End time: 12:30

Venue: Chemical Engineering Dept University of Birmingham

Directions: Parking: The nearest car park is the North East car park - however car parks on the University of Birmingham site get very busy so please do arrive early Train: From Birmingham New Street Station there are up to six trains an hour that depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The Chemical Engineering Building is a 10-minute walk from University Station. Directions to the University and further travel info can be found at the following webpage:

Phone: 07866552833


Registration and Refreshments
Welcome and Introduction - Prof Robert Steinbger Wilckens University of Birmingham
09:30 - 10:45
Session 1
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:45
Session 2
Lab Tours and viewing of Fuel Cell Vehicles

Speaker Name: Richard Baines

Job Title: Chair

Company Name: ATETA project - University of Birmingham

Speaker Biography:

Richard Baines trained as an environmental scientist in architecture. He has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in building products research, development and marketing. He has owned and run manufacturing businesses and environmental consultancies and is seconded to the Energy Systems Catapult for the ATETA project; helping enterprises to solve problems in and unlock profit from the clean energy revolution. Richard was a director of the National Right to Fuel Campaign; co-authored the Fuel Poverty Fact File and chairs boards of management for the Midlands Environmental Business club and Chase Community Solar, a 1MW solar-PV community interest compan

Speaker Name: Prof Robert Steinberger Wilckens

Job Title: Professor in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Research & Director of the Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fuel Cells and their Fuels

Company Name: University of Birmingham

Presentation Title: Welcome and Introduction to the Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham

Speaker Biography:

Robert Steinberger-Wilckens studied Physics in Germany in Hannover, Bremen (specialising in renewable energy) and Oldenburg (adding building physics). He obtained his masters degree (Diplom) in 1986 on heat transfer in and simulation of passive solar buildings. He received his PhD degree from Carl-von-Ossietzky University (Oldenburg) in 1993 on coupling of geographically dispersed renewable electricity generation to electricity grids. This was worldwide the first scientific analysis of the effect of integrating large scale renewable energy sources to the mains grid.
RSW started working as a building physics consultant to architects from 1982 and on programming mass spectroscopy high speed data acquisition systems from 1985 to 1987. He founded engineering consultancy PLANET (Planungsgruppe Energie und Technik) in 1985 in Oldenburg, Germany (with 4 partners) as a spin-out from University of Oldenburg. When returning from his PhD studies he became senior manager from 1993, and since has performed a large variety of projects in the areas of energy efficient building technology; district heating; water management; building quality certification; sustainable building, energy, and water resources planning; solar and wind energy; biomass; complex energy system design; various R&D projects; electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure; hydrogen (mobile and stationary applications) and hydrogen technology development (filling stations and vehicles).
He was appointed project manager (SOFC) Fuel Cells with Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, from Feb. 2002 to Jan. 2012 (5 participating institutes, 85 staff, topical budget approx. 12 Mio. € p.a.).
From 1 Feb. 2012 he has held the position of Chair for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also the director of the Centre of Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels, and heads the Centre of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research in the School.

Speaker Name: Matthew Rhodes

Job Title: Chair /Director

Company Name: Energy Capital/ Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Chair /Director

Presentation Title: Energy Capital and the role of Hydrogen

Speaker Biography:

Matthew Rhodes has been involved with innovative low carbon energy projects for over 20 years. He chairs the Energy Capital initiative in the West Midlands, which is a public-private partnership governed through the West Midlands Combined Authority to maximise the local economic benefits from distributed energy innovation. He’s also a director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership where he’s responsible for Simulating Innovation.

Speaker Name: Navdeep Khalon

Job Title: Innovation Project Manager

Company Name: Cadent

Presentation Title: HyDeploy:blending hydrogen into the gas grid

Speaker Biography:

Navdeep joined Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution) in 2015 on the graduate development programme with a Masters in Mechanical and Materials Engineering whilst completing his Doctorate in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies sponsored by EON.
Since joining the company Navdeep has spent time in Cadent’s Network Strategy Engineering Policy and then as an energy analyst helping to deliver National Grid’s annual Future Energy Scenarios document in 2016. He has since focussed on the future role of the gas distribution networks within Cadent and is project managing the UK’s first practical deployment of injecting hydrogen and natural gas blends into the gas distribution network.

Navdeep’s role is largely based around managing multi-disciplinary facets of the hydrogen deployment project. This includes managing invoices and negotiating budgetary movements, dealing with legal and procurement processes and building relationships to bring in people to support the project from time to time. Navdeep also presents the progress of the project at conferences fielding questions and defending the industry against decarbonisation of gas sceptics.
Prior to his degree Navdeep spent a ‘Year in Industry’ working at Rolls-Royce’s manufacturing facility in Nottingham introducing new products into the manufacturing process which improved quality and saved time.

Speaker Name: David Horsfall

Company Name: Tyseley Energy Park

Presentation Title: Tyseley Energy Park Low and Zero Carbon refuelling station

Speaker Biography:

David became professionally qualified with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2004 and he is also an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. David is working with the board at Webster and Horsfall to deliver Tyseley Energy Park.

Speaker Name: Dr Jagvir Purewal

Job Title: Senior Associate, Technology & Engineering

Company Name: Forresters

Speaker Biography:

My experience in protecting intellectual property has been on both sides of the coin. I oversaw the
development of intumescent fire retardant coating technology as a technical manager in industry
where I needed to ensure all relevant IP was captured. I now handle all aspects of handling patent
work in diverse industries ranging from oil drilling and exploration, vehicle components and
medical devices.

Speaker Name: Joanna Richart

Job Title: Business Development Director

Company Name: Intelligent Energy

Presentation Title: Why fuel cell are so relevant today

Presentation Synopsis: This presentation will look at how fuel cells can be an efficient alternative to existing power sources.

Speaker Biography:

Joanna Richart MBA, MCIPS, CEng, is Business Development Director at fuel cell engineering company, Intelligent Energy Ltd.
Intelligent Energy is focused on the development and commercialization of its PEM fuel cell technologies for a range of markets including automotive, stationary power and UAVs. It is headquartered in the UK, with additional operations in the US, Japan, India, and China.
Joanna re-joined Intelligent Energy in 2017 after spending two years at Torotrak plc, where, as Business Development Director, she had global responsibility for sales of its Energy Recovery Module.
During her career at Intelligent Energy Joanna has represented the company in various hydrogen mobility consortia including as a member of several European Union funded programmes and was appointed as an expert on the European Commission’s Sustainable Transport Forum to support the deployment of “Clean fuel for transport” directive.

Speaker Name: Michael Burford

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Company Name: Kiwa Gastec

Presentation Title: The Path to Sustainable Hydrogen

Speaker Biography:

A commercially-minded chemical engineer with an automotive background and an interest in clean energy and air pollution, I am the Business Development Manager for Kiwa Gastec.
Responsible for driving the growth of Kiwa's testing, inspection, certification and consultancy services for oil, gas, solid fuel, renewable energy and hydrogen technologies, these services appeal to a wide market place. Clients range from heating and cooking appliance manufacturers to automotive component developers. This commercial role puts my engineering expertise to good use, while also drawing on my automotive experience and my natural interest in clean energy.
My interest in air pollution began when I was a visiting scholar at New York’s Cornell University, developing biomass cookstoves to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries. Applying my expertise to automotive, I spent several years working for Jaguar Land Rover, initially researching exhaust gas aftertreatment technologies to address forthcoming emissions legislation in the Powertrain Research and Technology department. Moving on to a commercial role, I was then charged with facilitating innovation workshops to identify 'best value' solutions through value analysis and competitor benchmarking. With a primary focus on lightweighting and CO2 emissions reduction, my personal interests turned to hydrogen as a total solution and led to my move to Kiwa.

Speaker Name: John Paddington

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Company Name: Conigital Group

Presentation Title: The opportunities for fuel cells for autonomous vehicles

Speaker Biography:

John joined Conigital at the start of 2018 and is responsible for business development and delivering the company's funded projects. Prior to working at Conigital, he spent 14 years at AECOM delivering intelligent mobility transport projects for a wide range of clients including local and national government. These projects included traffic management, ticketing and passenger information.