Conference Overview

European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC21

15-17 December 2021

Virtual Conference

While 2020 may be remembered for the COVID-19 crisis, it has also been an unprecedented year for the global energy transition and the growing momentum of hydrogen technology. Many countries, in aligning their pandemic response with longer-term goals, have announced strategies to develop hydrogen as a key energy carrier.

According to IEA, this is a moment of unprecedented opportunity for hydrogen. Hydrogen has seen several waves of interest in recent history, none of which fully translated into rising, sustainable investment. However, this time is different as hydrogen increasingly features in mainstream energy conversations across all regions, with a diverse group of countries and companies all seeing hydrogen as having a potentially valuable and wide-ranging part to play in the future of energy, as well as being a feedstock for industrial production.

The European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC21 aims to discuss the scientific progress and the most modern applications of hydrogen and fuel cell-based technologies, to prove that the need for change is a resource to cultivate. Such a view is reflected in the cross-cutting topics and wide range of applications considered one of the pillars of future European energy and transport systems, making a valued contribution to the transformation to a low carbon economy by 2050.

The European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC21 is a well-known conference in the fields of hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies, held biannually in Italy.

EFC21 will continue the strong tradition as one of the leading international conferences in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, providing an excellent opportunity to present recent technical progress, establish new contacts, and to exchange technical, industrial and business information.

EFC21, arriving at its 9th edition, aims to bring together academia, research world, industry, public sector to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells technologies and clean energy. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies and clean energy.

It is organized by ATENA (High Technology District in the field of Energy and Environment), ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), University “Parthenope” of Naples and University of Perugia, with a long and durable tradition since the first edition in 2005.

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