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World Fuel Cell Conference




World Fuel Cell Conference

The World Fuel Cell Conference (WFCC) is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the latest developments and advancements in fuel cells.



August 25-29 2019



Shanghai, China


WFCC is established under the auspice of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) as an umbrella organization to lead and coordinate the information dissemination related to fuel cell R&D activities, development, advancement and education. The Conference is organized by IAHE Fuel Cell Division, hosted by State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and co-hosted by Institute of Energy Storage Engineering of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (IESE-CIESC), Chinese Society of Electrochemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society (CSE-CCS), and China Society of Automotive Engineers.

The WFCC is a multi–disciplinary conference on the latest development and advancement of fuel cells, and provides a forum for the exchange of latest scientific & technical information, for the dissemination of high-quality research results, and for the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in fuel cell science, technology, engineering, application and commercialization. This conference is targetting technical issues and interconnections between fuel cells and hydrogen.

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Conference Topics

Conference Topics

Conference Topics

Abstracts/Papers are sought in all areas of Fuel Cell Technology, including but not limited to


Theme 1: Fuel Cell

Types of Fuel Cell

  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)

  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)

  • Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)

  • Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)

Materials and Components

  • Catalysts and Their Supports

  • Gas Diffusion Layers (GDLs)

  • Micro-porous Layers (MPLs)

  • Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA)

  • Bipolar Plates

  • Membranes

  • Ionomers

  • Materials

  • Cells

  • Stacks

  • Systems

Modelling, Design, Optimization

Fuel Cell Applications

  • Mobile: Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs), Buses, Hydrails

  • Stationary: Co-generation, Back-up, Remote, UPS

  • Portable: Consumer Electronics, Sensors, Monitoring

  • Specials


Theme 2: Hydrogen

Hydrogen Production

  • Electrolysis:

    • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolysis Cell (PEMEC)

    • Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell (SOEC)

  • Others: Reforming, Photolysis, Anaerobic

Hydrogen Storage

  • Compressed Gas

  • Cryogenic Liquid

  • Metal Hydride

  • Chemicals

  • Container

  • Trucking

  • Pipeline

  • Railway

  • Ship

Hydrogen Transport

Hydrogen Infrastructure

  • Fueling Station

  • Distribution Centers


Theme 3: Inter-connection between Fuel Cell and Hydrogen

Hydrogen Economy

  • BEV vs FCV

  • Hybrids

  • Polygen

On-board Hydrogen Storage

Life-cycle Analysis

  • Round trip efficiency of Hydrogen & electricity generation

  • Environmental impact assessment

Renewable Energy Resource Coupling

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and Electrolyser Cell (SOEC)

  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) and Electrolysis Cell (PEMEC)


Conference Info

Conference Info

Conference Info.


Important Dates

July 12, 2019
Abstract/Paper Due (online)

July 19, 2019
Notification to Authors

July 26, 2019
Submission of Revised Abstract/Paper

July 30, 2019
Registration Deadline

Aug. 25, 2019
Registration, Tutorial

Aug. 26-28, 2019

Aug. 29, 2019
Technical Tour

more details to come…


Conference Proceedings

All abstracts/papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings available during the Conference.

Journal Publication

Some selected papers, after proper respective review, will be recommended for publication in special issues of several prestigious international journals, including

  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

  • International Journal of Energy Research

  • International Journal of Green Energy

  • Automotive Innovation

  • eTransportation

  • Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy


The conference will be held in Shanghai, China. Shanghai, located in the Yangtze River Delta and bounded by East China Sea, is the largest city by population and the financial center in China. As a major administrative, shipping and trading city, Shanghai is also becoming the center of sustainable and renewable energy in China.

Hotel: Courtyard Shanghai Minhang

Address: Building 3, 588 Zixing Road, Minhang District Shanghai, China 200241






  • Best paper awards

  • Best poster awards

  • Achievement and service awards