Hydrogen and fuel cells for transportation - status, examples and recommendations for action

26. June 2023 POSTPONED to 12. September 2023
Online and on-site: HS i9, Technische Universität Graz, Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz, AT

National and international experts will provide insights into the latest technical developments and best practice examples for fuel cells in transport and the design, construction and operation of a corresponding hydrogen infrastructure.


HyCentA Research GmbH in the course of the IEA AFC Annex 34

Content Description

Please note:
Due to several scheduling conflicts, the workshop will be rescheduled September 12th, 2023.

In the course of the workshop, recommendations for action for politicians and decision-makers will be jointly developed in the format of a world café.

In addition, the hydrogen infrastructure of the HyCentA can be visited.

The presentations of the event will be streamed online.



  • 09:00 Welcome and Keynote
    Patrick Pertl (Area Manager Green Mobility, HyCentA)
  • 09:10 Methodology for Determining the GHG Emissions Associated with the Production, Conversion/Conditioning and Transport of Hydrogen
    Laurent Antoni (Executive Director, IPHE)
  • 09:35 Technical and techno-economic Analyses of GHG-neutral Powertrain Alternatives
    Thomas Grube (Team Leader Mobility, FZ Jülich)
  • 10:00 Benefits and Challenges using Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Transportation
    Jürgen Rechberger (Vice President, Business Field Leader – H2 & FC, AVL)
  • 10:25 Break
  • 10:35 Future Potential of Hydrogen – Newest Developments in Mobility
    Martin Aggarwal (Project Manager, HyCentA)
  • 11:00 Technical Developments of Fuel Cells for Transportation
    Mark Kammerer (EMEA Sales and Business Development Director, Ballard)
  • 11:25 Status of Fuel Cell Technology at Plastic Omnium
    Christoph Ahamer (Project Manager, Plastic Omnium New Energies Wels)
  • 11:50 Lunch Break
  • 12:50 Visit of HyCentA Infrastructure (not online, only on-site)
  • 13:50 Break
  • 14:00 Design and Operation of H2 Infrastructure in Vienna
    Georg Tinkhauser (Market Development Hydrogen, Wien Energie)
  • 14:25 Design and Operation of H2 Infrastructure in Bozen
    Claudio Vitalini, IIT Bozen Konsortial-GmbH
  • 14:50 Hydrogen Infrastructures: Tools for Techno-Economic Design
    Fabian Radner (Project Manager, HyCentA)
  • 15:15 Break
  • 15:30 Fuel Cells for Heavy Duty Transportation
    Rajesh Ahluwalia (Manager FC & H2, Argonne National Laboratory)
  • 15:40 - 17:00 Interactive Online Workshop


Participant Information

  • You can either attend on-site or watch the morning block of presentations online. Discussions, the visit and the workshop will only take place on site.
  • Registration is mandatory in both cases until August 29th, 2023!
  • Online-Registration
  • Particpation fee: free

Contact Address

HyCentA Research GmbH
Martin Aggarwal
Inffeldgasse 17
E-mail: aggarwal@hycenta.at
Tel.: +43 (3168) 739 515