World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010 is opening its doors on May 16!
When: 16 May - 21 May, 2010

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010, that will be held from May 16-21, 2010 in Essen, Germany, is opeing its doors on May 16. The objective of the 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference is to promote hydrogen technologies and to identify scientific and strategic issues in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells giving answers based on the most advanced state of the art in science and engineering. Decision makers in politics, industry, research, and finance will be addressed in dedicated strategic sessions of the first conference day. Contributions from international experts will focus on the role and path of hydrogen in the energy economy. The major share of the programme is dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge research and development on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) will join a stand in the exhibition area.  WHEC 2010 is organized by the the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), member of HyER (formerly HyRaMP), and will also feature drive and rides, technical tours and a student’s day. For more information on the event and the call for papers please visit the WHEC 2010 website.

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