Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase #HFCSHOWCASE18

£18.00£360.00 inc VAT

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham to deliver the first Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase in the East Midlands on the 22nd November

Participants will have the opportunity to hear how this technology is being used to power our homes, workplaces and transport and so much more. Presentations from Toyota, Viessmann, Intelligent Energy, Adelan, Kiwa Gastec, and Bronkhorst will discuss the exciting developments taking place in this sector and Conigital will share their thoughts on how devlopments in Connected and Autonomous vehicle technology will impact on the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector. The University of Nottingham will be reviewing their research from the Energy Technology and Research Institute, and both the Energy for Business Innovation programme and the Enterprise Europe Network will profile their support programmes
We attract public, private, academic and third sector attendees and speakers to these events, the aim being to showcase activity in the sector and demonstrate how these technologies will become a key element in the future energy mix. Alongside the existing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector this event is also suitable for those who are new to the industry.



Chair Prof Gavin Walker – University of Nottingham
Joanna Richart Business Development Manager Intelligent Energy
Jon Hunt Manager Alternative Fuels Toyota (GB) plc
Mark Eldridge General Manager Kiwa Gastec
Prof Michaela Kendall CEO and Co Founder Adelan
Alex Mauser Operations and Development Manager Enterprise Europe Network
Prof David Grant University of Nottingham
Don Dhaliwal Partner Conigital
Troy Stehr Area Sales Manager Bronkhorst UK
Gulcan Serdaroglu Technical Officer Energy Innovation and Collaboration Team University of Nottingham
Christian Engelke Director Viessmann


If you are interested exhibiting ( £100) please do get in touch 07866552833

Following the presentations there will be a light lunch and opportunity for networking alongside a display of and opportunity to ride in a Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell vehicle and tour the University's Fuel Cell labs


The Energy Innovation and Collaboration team at The University of Nottingham are funded to help businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire save energy, cut costs and adopt sustainable working practices through 'Energy for Business'. By considering environmental issues you can create opportunities for your business and become more resilient as we move into a low carbon economy.
You will be eligible for a fully funded place if your business is situated in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire and classified as a Small to Medium sized Enterprise (SME). To reserve a free places please click the button below

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Event Details

Date: November 22, 2018

Start time: 08:30 a.m.

End time: 14:00 p.m.

Venue: Sir Colin Campbell Building Jubilee Campus , University of Nottingham

Coordinates: 52.954337,-1.188885

Directions: The event is taking place in the Sir Colin Campbell Building on Triumph Road, University of Nottingham Innovation Park. The postcode is NG7 2TU. Coming by car If you are driving and have an older satnav, please don’t try to navigate by using the postcode – it isn’t always reliable. Instead, set your destination as Triumph Road, Nottingham, Parking Please make sure that you park in designated visitor parking and display a ticket, otherwise there is a risk of a fine. The new visitors' pay and display car park can be accessed via the automatic barriers to the south of the Sir Colin Campbell building Prices Up to 30 minutes (free) 2 hours (£3.00) 4 hours (£5.00) All day (£7.00) Please remember to bring coins. Additional parking is available at 9 Triumph Road. The same parking charges apply.

Phone: 07855662833


08:30 - 09:15
Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Welcome by Chair Prof Gavin Walker University of Nottingham
09:20- 10:45
Joanna Richart Intelligent Energy, Jon Hunt Toyota GB, Prof David Grant University of Nottingham, Mark Eldridge Kiwa Gastec, Alex Mauser Enterprise Europe Network
10:45 - 11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:15 - 12:45
Christian Engelke Viessmann, Prof Michaela Kendall Adelan, Troy Stehr Bronkhorst UK, Don Dhaliwal Conigital, Gulcan Serdaroglu University of Nottingham
12:45 - 14:00
Light lunch, tour of labs and ride in Fuel Cell vehicles

Speaker Name: Prof Gavin Walker - Chair

Job Title: Professor of Sustainable Energy

Company Name: University of Nottingham

Speaker Biography:

Professor Walker joined the University of Nottingham in 1997 and quickly established a leading research group in hydrogen storage. This has continued to grow and now includes hydrogen systems and energy storage. In recognition of his research he received a Low Carbon Leadership award from the Carbon Trust and EPSRC in 2007 and in 2010 was appointed as the Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Chair in Sustainable Energy.
In 2014 Gavin Walker became Director of the University of Nottingham’s Energy Technologies Research Institute (ETRI), which has a £60 million portfolio of current research, spanning efficient fossil energy, geoenergy, energy storage, renewable energy, smart grids and efficient energy buildings.
Gavin Walker’s research in the energy field started with investigations in to materials for solid state storage of hydrogen. This work resulted in several collaborations which extended fundamental research to include investigations of the design of hydrogen stores, the development of renewable energy systems and the utilisation of waste heat to increase system efficiency.
Examples of projects include designing and testing a 60 kWhe hydrogen energy systems for a community microgrid, developing a prototype hydrogen energy system for seasonal storage for a village in India and the design of a prototype thermal energy store based on metal hydrides in collaboration with E.ON. This prototype store will have a capacity of 1 kWhTh, with the full scale system being for deployment for a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant.
Gavin’s base is in the new Research Acceleration and Demonstration Building, a key project of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), a Government backed initiative designed to tackle some of the biggest energy challenges facing the UK. The building is home to a hydrogen systems test bed and world class lab space that can be used in collaborative research and development of hydrogen technologies.

Speaker Name: Joanna Richart

Job Title: Business Development Director

Company Name: Intelligent Energy

Speaker Biography:

Ing. Bc. 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: Jon Hunt

Job Title: Manager Alternative Fuels

Company Name: Toyota (GB) plc

Speaker Name: Professor David Grant

Job Title: Professor of Materials Science

Company Name: University of Nottingham

Speaker Biography:

David Grant is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Nottingham. He is head of the Advanced Materials Research Group and Director of the Beacon in Propulsion Futures. He studied physics at York University and prior to working at the University of Nottingham he worked at the Oxford Research Unit, Open University and the Chemistry division of the National Research Council of Canada. He also spent a two-year secondment in industry at EON. He has wide ranging research interests in materials from energy materials, coating and biomaterials. In the areas of hydrogen storage systems he has investigated both the fundamental and practical hydrogen storage materials and systems including, light metal hydrides, complex, multicomponent and metal hydrides, carbon structures, design and heat transfer in thermal stores, stores for stationary and portable applications.

Speaker Name: Mark Eldridge

Job Title: General Manager

Company Name: Kiwi Gastec

Presentation Synopsis: Latest updates in the deployment of hydrogen for domestic heating and cooking

Speaker Biography:

Dr Mark Eldridge, previously a management consultant, and seasoned General Manager in a number of Operational, Technology and Product Led organisations, delivering business excellence in markets ranging from materials testing to aerospace.

Speaker Name: Alex Mauser

Job Title: Operations and Development Manager

Company Name: Enterprise Europe Network

Speaker Biography:

Alex oversees Enterprise Europe Network operations in the East and West Midlands regions. He is based at Coventry University Enterprises Ltd and over the years his work has focused on providing internationalisation and innovation support services to SMEs across a number of key sectors. This includes information and advisory services on a range of topics including innovation funding at national and EU level, connecting SMEs to international partners and innovation coaching. His team offer access to IPO funded IP Audits as part of the Innovate 2 Succeed programme.

Speaker Name: Christian Engelke

Job Title: Director

Company Name: Viessmann

Speaker Biography:

Christian joined Viessmann in 2007, tasked with overseeing the manufacturer’s product portfolio for the UK. He is responsible for all technical matters, from product performance to systems design, and Viessmann’s project sales department.
Originally a graduate of mechanical engineering, Christian began his career in Germany, working as a development engineer in R&D. Responsible for developing and launching one of the first pre-mix boilers in the UK, Christian came to England in 1996 and has been ingrained in the British market ever since.
Alongside his role at Viessmann, Christian is involved with a number of trade associations to support the industry in shaping the heating market to become more energy efficient.

Speaker Name: Prof Michaela Kendall

Job Title: CEO & Co-founder

Company Name: Adelan

Speaker Name: Troy Stehr

Job Title: Area Sales Manager

Company Name: Bronkhorst UK Ltd

Speaker Biography:

Troy comes to Bronkhorst with over twenty-five years of experience working directly with gas flow, pressure and vacuum instrumentation. With a background of calibration and systems integration, he is very well placed to advise and technically support his customers in achieving the control solutions that they need to enable their process. Much of his time is spent working with unusual and demanding University and R&D projects, often arriving at innovative solutions to new problems, and in some cases using new technology which has yet to be commercially released

Speaker Name: Don Dhaliwal

Job Title: Partner

Company Name: Conigital

Presentation Title: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Speaker Biography:

Founded Conigital in 2015, a government backed innovative Research Technology Organisation (RTO) in the Smart City, IoT and Connected Autonomous Vehicle Space. He is a multi-disciplinary strategic business leader with extensive Programme management experience of £multi-million European government and privately funded projects in the Digital, Cloud & Smart City technology sectors. He was previously an Associate Director of IDEA (Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration) thinktank, a Visiting and guest lecturer/ consultant and interim marketing director for a start-up airline responsible for sales and marketing. He has 15+ years of Technical Project Management, Business Development & Marketing Consultancy and is a Founder of the ICAV initiative.

Speaker Name: Gulcan Serdaroglu

Job Title: Technical Officer Energy and Innovation Team

Company Name: University of Nottingham

Speaker Biography:

Gulcan is a chemical engineer with industrial experience. She had an MSc degree in energy and environmental engineering at the University of Sheffield where she investigated hydrogen production from sodium borohydride. She studied her PhD in hydrogen generation through water electrolysis in collaboration with ITM Power at the University of Nottingham as a part of Centre for Doctoral Training in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications. Currently, she is working as a technical officer for Energy Innovation and Collaboration team at the University of Nottingham which is placed to forge links between businesses and world-class academics, researchers and graduate talent throughout the energy field.