9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention comes to Montréal in June 2021

9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention comes to Montréal in June 2021

The 9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) will be held in June 2021 in Montréal, Canada.

The biannual international event to promote the exchange of ideas and cooperation on hydrogen related technologies and policies is hosted by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE).

The opportunity to bring the fuel cell and hydrogen science and industry together at WHTC 2021 has become more essential with the unfortunate postponement of this year’s World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) to 2022.

At WHTC 2021, attendees will have the opportunity to present their technical findings and advancements in hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as participate in f-cell+HFC The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event for marketing and networking.

WHTC together with f-cell+HFC will join two important worlds – innovative technologies and international markets with scientific research and business cases.

Presented over a span of five days from 20th to 24th June, the combined convention will offer three days of activities, including plenaries, seminars, technical sessions, poster presentations and an international trade show, as well as a full day of technical and industry tours in the Montréal area.

The region is home to a world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster with pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities. The call for papers will open in July 2020.

“The coronavirus has become this century’s most urgent challenge to humanity. In harnessing this new sense of solidarity, we, the hydrogen energy community, must rise to face another enormous challenge facing humanity, climate change,” said John W. Sheffield, President of IAHE.

“With great human generosity and empathy, let us be inspired by history. It is said that Sir Isaac Newton was in his early 20s when he was sent home from Cambridge University when the Great Plague hit Europe.”

“It was during this time, confined in his home, that Newton made some of his greatest discoveries, including gravity. As we transition from the Covid-19 era, we have an unprecedented opportunity to help make permanent changes in our energy infrastructure to a sustainable energy system utilising the best of the hydrogen energy technologies.”

Mark Kirby, President and CEO of CHFCA, added, “The CHFCA is delighted to host WHTC 2021. Hydrogen technologies are ready and able to help world economies emerge from the Covid-19 crisis based on clean energy solutions.”

“Concurrently, we have the opportunity to improve, refine and share new breakthroughs. WHTC 2021 is the place where we can come together, learn what is new, and make important connections that will further advance hydrogen technologies and the hydrogen future we need. I look forward to seeing you in Montréal next year!”


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