100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
When: 23 January, 2011   Where: Wellnesshotel Stoos, Switzerland

The 5th symposium “Hydrogen & Energy” follows the 4th symposium on 24. – 29. January 2010 in Wildhaus with more than 80 participants. It serves as an information platform of the fundamental science and technology and the frontiers of research on hydrogen and energy.

The symposium consists of invited keynote lectures reviewing the key elements of the hydrogen cycle, i.e. the hydrogen production, hydrogen storage and hydrogen combustion and fuel cells. Furthermore, contributions on the conversion of renewable energy in general and energy carriers beside and beyond hydrogen are very welcome. The world leading experts present the current research challenges and most important results in invited and contributing talks. Early stage and experienced researchers present their newest results and the open questions on posters as well as in a one slide presentation.

The conference will take place in the seminar hotel Stoos, 1’272 m above sea level in the Swiss mountains. The hotel is the centre of a splendid, quiet region and offers, beside the scientific program, relaxing moments as well as plenty of sport activities. Please register for the accommodation in addition to the symposium directly by fax at the hotel with the hotel registration form

The number of participants is limited to 100.

for more information see: empha.ch