News Releases June 12th, 2012
WHEC2012 Press Release
- The 19th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, a conference that travels the world every two years
- The premium conference for the latest developments in hydrogen energy research, development, and deployment
- organized by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), in parternship with Natural Resources Canada, and under the auspices of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy
- 450 presenters, selected by a peer-reviewed abstract process to ensure the highest quality of presenters
- 200 poster presentations
- 4 plenary sessions
- 6 parallel tracks of scientific sessions:
- Hydrogen production 1
- Hydrogen production 2
- Hydrogen storage materials & systems
- Fuel cells
- Business topics
- Applications, safety & regulations
- Delegates from over 55 countries
- An exhibition floor with the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell products, including micro fuel cells, back-up power, materials handling, stationary power generation, hydrogen fuelling and hydrogen powered vehicles
- A Ride and Drive demonstration area at Yonge-Dundas Square (southeast corner) with fuel cell vehicles (open June 5-6, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Click here to download a high resolution WHEC2012 logo.
Members of the press will have access to a private media-only room, where additional media events will be held, and an area for working and writing, which includes computer access.
For Twitter, please use the #WHEC2012 hashtag.
About Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Hydrogen fuel is an energy carrier. When it burns, it reacts with the oxygen in the air to create heat. This heat is then used for energy. Water and a few nitrogen oxides are the only by-products. While hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, it is bonded to other elements (like oxygen to form water, H2O) and so needs to be separated before using it as a fuel.
Fuel cells are electro-chemical energy conversion devices that can harness the power of hydrogen. A fuel cell produces electricity through a chemical reaction, but without combustion. It converts hydrogen and oxygen into water, and in the process also creates electricity.
For more information, please visit the Education Centre and the Say H2i sections of the CHFCA website at www.chfca.ca/education-centre/