European Hydrogen Energy Conference

The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) is the Europe's conference of reference in the field of hydrogen energy.

EHEC provides an excellent framework for updates on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and represents the best setting to show the latest advances in research, projects and products.

After the great success of WHEC 2016 (, the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) has taken on the organisation of EHEC 2018 with the objective of continuing boosting the use of hydrogen technologies worldwide. This coming edition counts on the esteemed collaboration and support of the European Hydrogen Association (EHA), Hydrogen Europe (HE), Hydrogen Europe Research (HER), the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE).

EHEC 2018 will be held in the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga (Spain) from the 14th to the 16th of March 2018.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions on the most relevant aspects of technology worldwide and topical technical sessions of oral presentations and posters. Additionally, EHEC 2018 will host a trade fair in the heart of the venue, where the industry and research institutions will have a space to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services on hydrogen technologies.

One of the main aims of EHEC 2018 is to facilitate networking between all hydrogen agents. Therefore, the conference will include several networking areas and multiple side events of interest. In order to complete the experience for every conference attendee and companion, the organisation will arrange social activities and a selection of guided tours through the cultural heritage and the unforgettable beaches of Malaga.

Download here EHEC 2018 Brochure

Previous editions in Spain

The first edition of the European Hydrogen Energy Conference celebrated in Spain took place in Zaragoza in 2005. The event was organised by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) with a great success, since more than 500 participants from all around the world came to the Conference. The event was devoted to the exchange of scientific and technical information, the presentations and posters had expounded the advances in the different subjects of the Conference:

  • Hydrogen production.
  • Hydrogen transportation, distribution and refuelling stations.
  • Hydrogen storage.
  • Hydrogen utilisation.
  • Fuel cells R&D.
  • Hydrogen and fuel cells applications.
  • Hydrogen energy systems: design, analysis and simulations.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Codes and standards.
  • Safety.
  • Hydrogen economy.
  • Social acceptance and hydrogen policies.

In 2014, the European Hydrogen Energy Conference came back to Spain, this time to Seville from 12th to 14th March, under the organisation of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) and the auspices of the European Hydrogen Association (EHA). 

EHEC 2014 Call for abstracts received more than 300 abstracts from 39 different countries and, despite being a mainly European-focused event, EHEC 2014 attracted experts from all over the world (about one third of the submitted abstracts belong to professionals placed beyond the European bordeers).

Finally, the event had 120 oral presentations and 100 posters, covering the following topics: 

  • Hydrogen production: reforming.
  • Hydrogen production: others.
  • Hydrogen storage.
  • Fuel cell components and stacks, R&D.
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell systems and applications.
  • Control and power conditioning.
  • Hydrogen distribution and filling stations.
  • Market strategies.
  • Companies and commercialisation.
  • Codes and standards.
  • Safety and environmental issues.
  • Countries strategies and associations.
  • Other related topics of interest.

EHEC 2014 was a high technical event that brought together more than 330 professionals, research centres, public and private institutes, companies and decision makers from throughout the entire hydrogen and fuel cell sector.

For more details, download here the following EHEC 2014 documents and media materials:

Chairman Welcome Letter

EHEC 2014 Brochure

EHEC 2014 Flyer

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts final results

Conference Program


  • Organizing Committee


    EHEC2018 dot CHAIRMAN

    José Javier Brey Sánchez  H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies

    EHEC2018 dot MEMBERS

    Antonio González García-Conde Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA)
    Miguel Antonio Peña Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
    María Jaén Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno (CNH2)
    Carlos Merino Rodríguez Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno (CNH2)
    Fernando Palacín Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón (FHa)
    Maite Imirizaldu Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón (FHa)
    Enrique Rodríguez Castellón Universidad de Málaga
    Eduardo A. Rodríguez García Universidad de Málaga
    Luis J. Alemany Arrebola Universidad de Málaga
    Pilar Ramírez de la Piscina Millán Universidad de Barcelona
    Rafael Luque Berruezo ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente
    Sagrari Miguel Montalvá Spanish Hydrogen Association

  • Scientific Committee





    Salvador Aceves Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA
    Francisco Alcaide CIDETEC Spain
    Luis J. Alemany University of Málaga Spain
    Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev Institute of Basic Biological Problem Russia
    Iñaki Azkárate TECNALIA Spain
    Félix Barreras CSIC-LIFTEC Coordinator   Spain
    Katalin Bélafiné-Bakó University of Pannonia Hungary
    Fábio Bellot Noronha National Institute of Technology Brazil
    Michel Cassir CNRS - Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris France
    África Castro H2B2 Coordinator   Spain
    Antonio Chica CSIC-ITQ Coordinator   Spain
    András Erdőhelyi University of Szeged Hungary
    José Francisco Fernández Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
    Luis Gandía Pascual Univ. Pública de Navarra Spain
    Raquel Garde CENER Spain
    Vanesa Gil Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón Spain
    Björn Christian Hauback Institute for Energy Technology  Norway
    Kas Hemmes Delft University of Technology Netherlands
    Patricia Hernández-Fernández Danish Tecnological Institute Denmark
    Michael Hirscher Max-Planck-Institut for Inteligent Systems Germany
    John Irvine University of St Andrews UK
    Fernando Isorna INTA Spain
    Jens Oluf Jensen Technical University of Denmark Denmark
    Nathalie Job University of Liège Belgium
    Deborah Jones  University of Montpellier France
    Søren Knudsen Kær Aalborg University Denmark
    Dimitris Kondarides University of Patras Greece
    Jennifer Kurtz National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA
    María Jesús Lázaro CSIC-ICB Spain
    Chiuyue Lin Feng Chia University Taiwan
    Justo Lobato University of Castilla - La Mancha Spain
    Adélio Mendes University of Porto  Portugal
    Jarosław Milewski Institute of Heat Engineering. Warsaw University of Technology Poland
    Pierre Millet CNRS - Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay France
    Vladimir Molkov University of Ulster UK
    Nazim Z. Muradov University of Central Florida USA
    Nesrin Özalp University of Minnesota Duluth USA
    Henri Paillère CEA France
    Elena Pastor University of La Laguna Coordinator   Spain
    José Ángel Peña University of Zaragoza Spain
    Miguel A Peña CSIC-ICP Coordinator   Spain
    Pilar Ramírez de la Piscina University of Barcelona President   Spain
    Carmen M. Rangel National Laboratory of Energy and Geology Portugal
    Jesús Rodríguez Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno Spain
    Eduardo A. Rodríguez García University of Málaga Spain
    Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón University of Málaga Spain
    Martin Roeb DLR - Institute of Solar Research Germany
    Sergio Rojas CSIC-ICP Spain
    Fernando Rubiera CSIC-INCAR Spain
    José María Sánchez Hervás CIEMAT Spain
    Günter Schiller DLR - Institute of Solar Research Germany
    Francisca Segura Manzano University of Huelva Coordinator   Spain
    David Serrano IMDEA Energía Spain
    Giancarlo Sioli Independent advisor Italy
    Francisco Titanut CIDAUT Spain
    Panagiotis Tsiakaras University of Thessaly Greece
    Balasubramanian Viswanathan Indian Institute of Technology India