Inaugural H2Tech Solutions draws over 2,000 registrants with strong technical program

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Inaugural H2Tech Solutions draws over 2,000 registrants with strong technical program

H2Tech’s first H2Tech Solutions virtual conference, the must-attend event for sustainable H2 technology, was held on 18–19 May 2021. H2Tech Solutions drew over 2,000 registrants from 82 countries and over 1,000 attendees during the live event, which was held from 10 a.m. UTC–4 p.m. UTC to serve as many time zones as possible.

The conference program featured three tracks with 40 high-level speakers, live Q&As with technical experts and business leaders, networking breaks and meeting tools to facilitate attendee interaction. Please visit to register for the on-demand version of the 2021 conference, which is available online for one year post-event, and to view the full agenda.

Technical program highlights

H2Tech Solutions was conceived to bring together engineers, technologists and managers working to advance fuel, chemical and industrial applications for H2. The technical program reflects this goal, with insightful presentations on topics including:

Presenters hailed from leading operating and technology companies, industry associations, engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, solutions providers and consultancies. Additionally, most speakers were from the executive, director or group manager level, lending heavy expertise and authority to the technical program.

The Day 1 opening keynote was given by DNV Vice President and Head of Energy Transition, Graham Bennett, who spoke on the role of H2 in the energy transition and the market outlook for key applications. On Day 2, the President of the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), Morry Markowitz, offered perspective on how to drive the growth of H2 and fuel cells in the U.S.

H2Tech Solutions was supported by several generous sponsors, many of which also presented at the conference. CEO of Nel Hydrogen, Jon André Løkke, gave a keynote talk on Day 2 about scaling up green H2 to help decarbonization efforts, and Senior Vice President of Nel Hydrogen’s Electrolyzer Division, Filip Smeets, presented on the company’s advances in electrolyzer technology. Chart Industries’ Director of Hydrogen Sales for the Americas, Reid Larson, spoke about moving liquid H2 from production to end use.

Also contributing to the technical program, NextChem’s Fabio Brignoli, Business Development Specialist, informed attendees about the company’s drop-in solution for green H2 for renewable diesel production, while Michele Colozzi, Vice President of Carbon and Emission Reduction Technology, spoke about NextChem’s Electric Blue Hydrogen for industry decarbonization. Simon Batt, Head of Performance Engineering and Analytics at Siemens Energy, presented on the company’s complete power-to-X solution.

Haldor Topsoe’s Technology Licensing Manager, Muhammad Ilyas, discussed the company’s SynCOR ATR technology for high-capacity blue H2 production, while Cummins’ Global Business Development Leader for Electrolyzers, Denis Thomas, educated attendees about PEM electrolyzer solutions for very large power-to-X projects. Rounding out the sponsor presentations, Howden’s Value Stream Director, Niek Albers, discussed advanced solutions for H2 compression.

Industry support

Supporting organizations for H2Tech Solutions include Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), Gas Infrastructure Europe, GPA Europe, Dii Desert Energy/MENA Hydrogen Alliance, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC), and Renewable Hydrogen Alliance (RHA).

Gulf Energy Information and H2Tech extend sincere thanks to the industry organizations that lend their support to the H2Tech Solutions conference and to H2Tech.

Future H2 conferences

H2Tech plans to host the second iteration of the H2Tech Solutions conference as a live event in 2022. More details on location, timing and program agenda will be made available in the coming months.

For questions about sponsorships and speaking opportunities for H2Tech Solutions 2022, please contact Melissa Smith, Events Director, Gulf Energy Information, at For questions about the H2Tech Solutions agenda, please contact Adrienne Blume, Editor-in-Chief, H2Tech, at

First Element. Gulf Energy Information is also hosting the First Element conference from 7–9 September 2021. The first iteration of the conference will be offered as a virtual event, with plans for a live event in 2022. First Element will address the growing need for information on H2 markets, policy and regulations, innovative technologies and trends.

With content developed by Gulf Energy’s leading brands reaching an audience of 500,000 globally, the conference will offer three tracks over three days, with more than 75 high-level speakers. Confirmed keynotes include Andrew Marsh, CEO of Plug Power; Jon André Løkke, CEO of Nel Hydrogen; Jillian Evanko, President and CEO of Chart Industries; Caroline Hillegeer, Executive VP of Hydrogen Business at Engie; and others.

Please visit to view a preliminary agenda and to register for the conference. For questions about the program or sponsorships for First Element, please contact Melissa Smith at