European Fuel Cell

When almost 12 years ago Piero Lunghi proposed to organize a conference in Europe on fuel cells, we were all both excited about the idea and thrilled about the commitment. Piero was sure about the success of the conference and we were all driven by his enthusiasm.

In December 2005 the “1st European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference” took place in Rome and was attended by an incredibly broad (significantly broader than expected) group of advanced professionals and students in the fuel cell area of research.

The 2nd edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference” in 2007, equally successful in terms of attendance, was tragically marked by the death of Piero, who passed away in a car accident on November 9th 2007, on the way to join us for the final preparatory meeting of EFC07.

With the 3rd edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference”, the conference achieved the full maturity expected, becoming one of the most important scientific events in the area of fuel cells, marked by a wide participation of renowned researchers, scientists and major stakeholders and by over 180 contributions by leading experts in the field of fuel cells. The new title “Piero Lunghi Conference” is a tribute to our friend Piero, a great man and scientist, whose enthusiasm and determination made the idea a reality.

The 4th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition” in 2011 was a huge success. That year’s edition combined the core-event represented by the scientific conference with the exhibition area, a new entry to the EFC, where research, industry and market met. That was just the first experiment but it got, again, a significantly broader than expected interest. From a scientific point of view, we received 226 abstracts and this made EFC an internationally recognized point of reference for fuel cell scientific community. Finally, we chose a beautiful new congress location to provide our attendees with immediate access to the very heart of the Eternal City.

In addition to the over 250 participants who assisted to the 142 oral presentations and to the 60 contributes of the poster session, the 5th edition of “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition” in 2013 featured the presence of 185 attendees who took part to the side-events that supplemented the EFC13: International Workshop “INTEGRATING NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEXT GENERATION FUEL CELLS”;

The workshop “Hydrogen and Fuel Cell: what opportunities for Italy?”, aimed at improving the knowledge on the European, National and local programs on hydrogen-related technologies, as well as to present the state of the research in Italy and the public and private project under execution;

Dissemination and promotion of projects funded by the European Commission and FCH, which finished with the Project Cocktail held on December 12th.

The 6th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition” in 2015 moved to Naples (Italy), from 16th to 18th December, 2015. It was 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 of Perugia and University “Parthenope” of Naples, under the coordination of Dr. Angelo Moreno (Conference Chairman).

EFC15 welcomed more than 300 participants from all over the world, with 140 lectures and 100 posters presenting the latest achievements and updated perspectives in fuel cell technology. The core part of the event focused on material development, laboratory tests and modeling as well as looking at innovative fuels, fuel processing and system design. Environmental issues specifically addressed in certain fuel cell applications were part of the “decarbonizing society” track. Once again, many new ideas and concepts were offered for presentation at EFC15, with a special full-day session dedicated to the evolving world of microbial fuel cells.

The 7th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition,” EFC17, was held in Naples (Italy), from 12th to 15th Dec. 2017. It was organized by ATENA, ENEA, University of Perugia and University “Parthenope” of Naples, under the chairmanship of Dr. Angelo Moreno. In accordance with the positive trend of past editions, EFC17 welcomed more than 350 participants from all over the world. Covering the entire spectrum of research, development, demonstration and deployment, 150 lectures and 100 posters were selected for their significance, presenting the latest achievements and updated perspectives in fuel cell technology.

The 8th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference” was held in Naples (Italy), from 9th to 11th Dec. 2019. It was organized again by ATENA, ENEA, University of Perugia and University “Parthenope” of Naples, and Dr. Angelo Moreno confirmed his honorary role as the one and only Conference Chairman. EFC19 welcomed more than 300 participants from all over the world and established it as the premier Italian fuel cell event attracting targeted, high-value visitors from all around the world and, especially, from the most active Countries in the sector, including the US, Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, India, Africa and China.

Virtual Conference, 15th – 17th December 2021

Chaired by: Dr. Stephen J. McPhail, Dr. Viviana Cigolotti, ENEA, Italy

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.

European Fuel Cell 2019

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European Fuel Cell 2017

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EFC21 - European Fuel Cell - Naples December 2021
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