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Abstract Submission

HFC2013 is currently accepting abstract submissions for the parallel and plenary sessions, please be sure to view a list of the topics below and submit your abstract using the link below:

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Preparing Your Abstract
Abstracts must be in English, and should be no more than 200 words, not including the title or authors. One data table and one image are permitted if necessary, but each table or image will count as 45 words against the 200 word limit. Images should be in .png or .jpg format if possible. The abstract title should contain no more than 50 words. Please ensure that all authors have agreed to publication of the abstract.

Parallel Sessions Topics

A. PEM Fuel Cells

  • A.1 Materials Research
    • A.1.1 Electrocatalyst and Nanostructured Support Materials
    • A.1.2 Catalyst Layer Structure & Characterization
    • A.1.3 Membrane Electrode Assembly Manufacturing Technology and Standards
    • A.1.4 Porous Transport Layer (GDL), Microporous Layer (MPL) and Bipolar Plate (BPP): Materials and Compatibility of Materials
    • A.1.5 Materials Sustainability and Renewability
  • A.2 Frontiers of Fundamental Understanding: Mathematical Modelling
    • A.2.1 Micro-scale Mathematical Modelling: electrocatalysis and membrane transport
    • A.2.2 Macro-scale Mathematical Modelling: reconstructions and modelling of transport processes
    • A.2.3 Bridging the scales: Multi-Scale Modeling
    • A.2.4 Interfacial Effects
  • A.3 Frontiers of fundamental understanding: Imaging and characterization
    • A.3.1 Micro-structural Imaging of catalyst particles and catalyst supported particles
    • A.3.2 Meso-structural Imaging of Porous Electrodes
    • A.3.3 Meso-structural Characterization Techniques for Porous Electrodes
  • A.4 High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells
  • A.5 Degradation and Failure Mode Analysis
    • A.5.1 Degradation of PEMFC and HT-PEMFC components

B. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

  • B.1 Material Development
    • B.1.1 Electrodes and Electrolytes
    • B.1.2 Interconnects and SOFC Components
  • B.2 Micro-SOFC
  • B.3 Recent Advances in Low Temperature SOFC

C. Direct Fuel Cells

  • C.1 Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
  • C.2 Other Direct Fuel Cells

D. Hydrogen Generation, Infrastructure and Storage

  • D.1 Towards Sustainable Hydrogen Production
    • D.1.1 Hydrogen from Renewable Sources
    • D.1.2 Hydrogen Production Technologies
    • D.1.3 PEM Electrolysis
    • D.1.4 SOFC Electrolysis
    • D.1.5 Conventional and Other Electrolysers
  • D.2 Fuel Processing for Fuel Cell Systems
    • D.2.1 Liquid Fuels for Portable Applications: Methanol, DME, and others
    • D.2.2 Diesel, kerosene, and gasoline fuel processing for APUs and Remote Systems
  • D.3 Hydrogen Infrastructure and Ecosystems
  • D.4 Hydrogen storage technologies
    • D.4.1 Adsorption materials
    • D.4.2 Metal Hydrides

E. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Large Scale Grid Energy Storage

  • E.1 Hydrogen production coupled with large-scale grid energy storage
  • E.2 Hydrogen-based batteries for grid energy storage
  • E.3 Systems Concepts - Coupling fuel cells with the “Smart Grid”

F. Enterprise and Business Sessions:

  • F.1 Automotive Outlook: Commercialization & Cost Reduction
  • F.2 How Cities Are Moving to Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • F.3 The Business of Infrastructure For Vehicles
  • F.4 HFC Airplanes & Trains
  • F.5 HFC Busses & Boats
  • F.6 The Business of Hydrogen Demand
  • F.7 Backup Power: The Next Generation
  • F.8 Stationary Power/ Distributed Generation
  • F.9 Auxiliary Power Units
  • F.10 Materials Handling: The Fuel Cell Solution
  • F.11 Safe Hydrogen: Emerging Trends
  • F.12 Public Policy: Perspectives & Roadmaps
  • F.13 Hydrogen, Renewables, and Smart Grids: Off-Grid Solutions
  • F.14 International Initiatives
  • F.15 The Business of Commercializing Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technology
  • F.16 Creating Energy Independence in Emerging Economies
  • F.17 Market Trends & Financing

G. Emerging Concepts for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • G.1 Novel and Radical Fuel Cell Ideas
  • G.2 New Electrochemical Processes: Fuel Cells and Electrolysis plus Electrosynthesis of Chemicals



A. Power

B. Transportation

C. Storage

D. Automotive

E. Fuel Cell Commercialization

F. Hydrogen, Renewables, and Storage: An Emerging Game Changer

G. Plenary End Users Forum

Submitting Your Abstract
When ready, click here to go to the abstract submission site, and log in as a new user (unless you have previously submitted an abstract), and create a user account. The deadline for submission is 5pm Pacific Standard Time, December 18, 2012. For abstract inquiries or late submissions please e-mail rlegoff@chfca.ca.