Wednesday, July 25th

Opening Session: Welcome addresses and Plenary Lectures

8:30 – 8:40

Conference Presentation – Siew Hwa Chan (HYPOTHESIS XIII Chairman)

8:40 – 8:50

Welcome speech – Pei-Chen Su (HYPOTHESIS XIII Program Chair)

8:50 – 9:00

HYPOTHESIS series – Giuseppe Spazzafumo (HYPOTHESIS Series Coordinator)

9:00 – 9:40

Plenary 1 John W. Sheffield - Global trends of the hydrogen economy

9:40 – 10:20

Plenary 2 Ken Okazaki - Pushing towards Japan’s Future Hydrogen Society

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break


Session A1 – Policy and Life Cycle Assessment

Chair: Javier Dufour

Session B1 – Low temperature Fuel cells

Chair: Suk Won Cha

10:40 – 11:10

Keynote A1 G. Squadrito, A. Nicita - Hydrogen from RES and the energy market. A review of recent literature and challenges.

Keynote B1 T. Berning - A Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer in Air-Cooled Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

11:10 – 11:30

Lecture A1/1 D. Grouset, D.H. Nguyen, C. Ridart - Temperature evolutions during high pressure hydrogen tank refuelling: modelling and time scale analysis

Lecture B1/1 T. Berning, S. Al Shakhshir, X. Gao - The Effect of a Turbulence Grid Placed before the Cathode Inlet of an Air-Cooled Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

11:30 – 11:50

Lecture A1/2 A. Valente, D. Iribarren, J. Dufour - Life cycle sustainability assessment of hydrogen from biomass gasification: a comparison with conventional hydrogen

Lecture B1/2 C. W. WuB. Liu, J. Q. Wang, Y. J. Xiong, W. Zhang, G. J. Ma - Structural Optimization Design and Performance Prediction of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Stack

11:50 – 12:10

Lecture A1/3 A. Valente, D. Iribarren, J. Dufour - Novel end-of-life technologies for fuel cells and hydrogen products

Lecture B1/3 J. Shen , Z. Liu, W. Liu, Z. Tu - Simulation of gas purging characteristics in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

12:10 – 12:30

Lecture A1/4 A. Valente, D. Iribarren, J. Dufour - End of life of fuel cells and hydrogen products: from technologies to strategies

Lecture B1/4 E. J. Choi, J. Y. Park, M. S. Kim - Performance of PEM fuel cell with two-phase cooling system

12:30 – 13:30



Session A2Hydrogen production from Renewable Energy Sources (Electrolysis)

Chair: Stéphane Hody

Session B2Low temperature Fuel cells

Chair: Stefania Specchia

13:30 – 13:50

Lecture A2/1 N. Briguglio, S. Siracusano, V. Baglio, G. Monforte, S. Trocino, A. S. Aricò - Asymmetric pressurized PEM electrolysis: reduction of hydrogen crossover using a short chain PFSA membrane

Lecture B2/1 J. Galindo-de-la-Rosa, A. Alvarez, R. Balam-Vera, J. Ledesma, L. G. Arriaga - Urease enzyme immobilized with chitosan for application in microfluidic fuel cell

13:50 – 14:10

Lecture A2/2 A. Di Blasi,S. Siracusano, C. Busacca, O. Di Blasi, V. Antonucci, A. S. Aricò - Electrochemical characterization of a Pt/CNF and PtCo/CNF electrospun catalysts for PEM water electrolysis

Lecture B2/2 A. Rico-Zavala, M. V. Contreras, M. P. Gurrola, F. Espinosa-Lagunes, L. G. Arriaga - Synthesis and Characterization of Organic-Organic Composite Membranes based on Chitosan-SPEEK polymer for PEM Technology

14:10 – 14:30

Lecture A2/3 Z. Xu, N. Ren, M. Tang, X. Zhang - Numerical investigation for solid oxide electrolyte cell stack

Lecture B2/3 D. Chai, L. He, X. Zhang - A PtFex-FeOy/C composite catalyst for ethanol electrooxidation: Co-existed Fe and FeO to enhance performance of Pt

14:30 – 14:50

Lecture A2/4 G. Dispenza, F. Sergi, G. Napoli, A.P.F. Andaloro, V. Antonucci, L. Andaloro - Evaluation of hydrogen production cost in different real case studies

Lecture B2/4 A. H. A. Monteverde Videla, I. Martinaiou, M. Armandi, U. I. Kramm, S. Specchia - The effect of sulphur doping in the formation of active sites in Fe-N-C catalysts for DMFC cathodes

14:50 – 15:10

Lecture A2/5 S. Hody, J. Léo - Evaluation of an hybrid storage solution for buildings, based on a reversible high-temperature electrolyser

Lecture B2/5 A. C. Turkmen, C. Celik, H. I. Sarac - Investigation of the performance of a direct borohydride fuel battery with low catalyst loading under different operating conditions

15:10 – 17:10

Coffee break and Poster Session


Poster 01 A. P. F. Andaloro, A. Di Blasi, L. Andaloro, N. Randazzo, A. Nicita, S. Freni, V. Antonucci - How Italian policy actions implement EC directives about Energy and Hydrogen technologies


Poster 02 S. Wu, C. Dang, H. Yu - Hydrogen production from absorption enhanced steam reforming of phenol


Poster 03 Ö. Aydın, A. Kubota, D. L. Tran, M. Sakamoto, Y. Shiratori - Functionally-Graded Catalytic Domain for Homogenizing Temperature Distribution Along a Plate-Type Dry CH4 Reformer


Poster 04 C. L. Alvarez-Guzmán, V. E. Balderas-Hernández, J. T. Salas, A. De Leon-Rodriguez - Hydrogen production by the psychrophilic G088 strain from sugar cane molasses, wheat straw hydrolysate and tequila vinasses


Poster 05 R. Javaid, H. Matsumoto, T. Nanba - Critical Impact of Hydrogen Concentration in Reactant Feed on Activity of Ru/MgO-CeO2 Catalyst for Ammonia Synthesis at Various Temperature and Pressure Conditions


Poster 06 X. Wang, J. S. Xiao, P. Bénard, R. Chachine - Effect of Hydrogen Refueling Parameters on Final State of Charge


Poster 07 M. Bedrina, S. Semenov, A. Vasiliev - Modelling the process of filling nanocontainers with hydrogen


Poster 08 E. Bargiacchi, S. Frigo, G. Spazzafumo - From biomass and electrolytic hydrogen to substitute of natural gas and power: the issue of intermediate gas storages


Poster 9 Z. Zong, Z. Zhang, J. Zhou, Y. Wan, Q. Chen, K. Wu, Y. Cheng - Modeling and Design of a Reversible Solid Oxide Cell System for Grid Energy Storage


Poster 10 Z. Zhang, Z. Zong, Q. Chen, J. Zhou, K. Wu - Optimal Dispatch of SOC and PEMFC in a Regional Energy Supply System with Seasonal Hydrogen Storage


Poster 11 R. Taccani, T. Chinese, F. Ustolin, N. Zuliani - Energy simulation model of a fuel cells based micro cogeneration system including different electricity storage options


Poster 12 Z. F. Pan, L. An - Development of a hybrid direct ethylene glycol fuel cell


Poster 13 T. Park - Performance Enhancement of Passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell


Poster 14 A. G. González-Gutiérrez, J. E. Chagoya Bello, R. I. Moreno Flores, P. J. Sebastian - Electrochemical Studies of effect of H2/O2 gases in Ni-P coating on commercial aluminum and its implementation as bipolar plates in a PEMFC


Poster 15 B. Chen, Z. Tu - Degradation of Silicone Rubbers as Sealing Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell under different Temperature Cycling


Poster 16 Y. Wu, P. R. Shearing, D. J. L. Brett - Effect of compression on the water management of polymer electrolyte fuel cells: An in-operando neutron radiography study


Poster 17 T. Ma, Y. Yang, W. Lin, R. He - Research on the Influence of Stack Clamping Force on Fuel Cell Water Transfer


Poster 18 T. Ma, R. He, Y. Yang, L. Yang - Analysis of Fuel Cell Stack Subzero Cold Start Test Platform


Poster 19 W. Leng, M. Luo, P.-C. Sui - Numerical investigation of two-phase flow in compressed PEMFC gas diffusion layer


Poster 20 Y. Cai, Y. Zhu, Z. Fang, B. Chen, Z. Tu - Numerical study on enhanced reactant transportation in cathode channels for a PEM fuels cell


Poster 21 Y. Yuan, Z. Qu, B. Li - Numerical study on performance and water transport of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell


Poster 22 H. J. Choi, D. H. Kim, M. Kim, G. D. Han, D. Y. Jang, J. H. Shim - Thermally Stable Silver Cathode with Surface-Coating of Porous Oxide for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells


Poster 23 K.-R. Lee, C.-J. Tseng, J.-K. Chang, Y.-S. Huang, T.-C. Chou, K.-C. Chiu, L.-D. Tsai, S.-W. Lee - Electrospun SrCe0.8Y0.2O2-δ scaffolds as anodes for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells


Poster 24 K. T. Hsu, S. M. Song, P. H. Tsai, J. S. C. Jang, S. W. Lee, C. S. Hsi, J.C. Lin - Improved cell performance of Ba0.8Sr0.2Ce0.75In0.05Y0.2O3-δ anode supported proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells via tape casting and co-sintering process


Poster 25 R. Wang, F. Jin, T. He - Cobalt-free perovskite PrNi0.6Fe0.4O3−δ as a cathode material for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell


Poster 26 H. R. Xu, M. Ni - Un-conventional solid oxide fuel cells with porous electrolyte – a modelling study


Poster 27 C. S. Ng, P.-C. Su - Localized Study of Oxygen Ion Diffusion in Region of Grain Boundary of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia using Molecular Dynamic Simulation


Session A3 – Hydrogen production from Renewable Energy Sources

Chair: Hao Yu Tbc

Session B3Low temperature Fuel cells

Chair: Rodolfo Taccani

17:10 – 17:30

Lecture A3/1 J. Loipersböck, M. Luisser, R. Rauch, H. Hofbauer - Calculation of mass and energy balances from a hydrogen production plant using lignocellulosic feedstock

Lecture B3/1 S. C. Sutradhar, F. Ahmed, N. S. Lopa, T. Ryu, J. Lei, S. Yoon, M. M. Rahman, I. Choi, W. Kim - Proton exchange polymer membranes containing sulfonated poly(phenylene)s moiety without ether linkage

17:30 – 17:50

Lecture A3/2 C. Dang, Y. Cao, H. Wang, H. Yu - Designing a stable and efficient dual-functional catalyst for the sorption-enhanced steam reforming of glycerol

Lecture B3/2 S. C. Sutradhar, F. Ahmed, N. S. Lopa, T. Ryu, J. Lei, S. Yoon, M. M. Rahman, S. Lee, W. Kim - Synthesis of sulfonated poly (phenylenebenzophenone)s from primarily sulfonated monomer for proton exchange membranes

17:50 – 18:10

Lecture A3/3 J. Huang, C. Zhu, Z. Wang - Hydrogen Production by Catalytic Gasification of Glucose in Supercritical Water with In-situ Generated Nickel Nanoparticles

Lecture B3/3 P. Vijay, K. S. Rajmohan, M. Pundir, Utkarsh, R. Pandey - Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2 and Cu-Ag Doped SiO2 Nanoparticles for Designing a Membrane Fuel Cell Vehicle Humidator

18:10 – 18:30

Lecture A3/4 A. Poladyan, K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian - From organic waste to biohydrogen: approaches to enhance H2 production by Escherichia coli

Lecture B3/4 T. Zeng, C. Zhang, C. Wang, L. Xia, R. Fan, Y. Song - Data-driven approach using multi-dimensional data in the PEMFC system: An application in the load classification

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