14th Bruges Workshop in Fuel Cell Systems

Dates: 17 (pm) and 18 (am) May 2021

Location: Online

This year due to Covid restrictions the workshop will take place online instead of the pretty Belgian town of Bruges. Nevertheless, this will be the 14th online version of the Bruges Workshop in Fuel Cell Systems and we look forward to seeing you!

As usual this Workshop will be looking at fuel cell systems – somewhat with an emphasis on Fuel Cells in Maritime Applications, solid oxide, other high temperature technology, and stationary applications – but not exclusively so. As time goes by, interests broaden and in the past we have also had MCFC and PEFC technology on board, including SOFC applications for aircraft.

You may download the programme (PDF) for this event and registration is via the University of Birmingham online shop.

An accessible version of the downloadable timetable can be viewed below:

Monday 17 May

  • 13:45-14:00 Login and arrival
  • 14:00-14:10 Introduction by Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, University of Birmingham

Fuel Cell Systems for Shipping

  • 14:10-14:40 Fuel cells in maritime applications, Aristide Massardo, Thomas Lamberti, University of Genua
  • 14:40-15:10 The H2ships Amsterdam Fuel Cell Boat and TU Delft hydrogen shipping activities, Klaas Visser, TU Delft
  • 15:10-15:40 Inland barges, VERA CRUZ, Nico Bolleman, Bluehengineering, representing the Zeeland Group
  • 15:40-15:50 Short break
  • 15:50-16:20 Alternative fuels and bunkering for hydrogne shipping, Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, University of Birmingham
  • 16:20-16:50 Construction of H2 Fuel Cells, Jan Bot, ZEPP Solutions BV
  • 16:50-17:20 SOFC for Seagoing vesssels, Keno Leites, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
  • Gather town - online meeting https://gather.town/ Cafe Brugge

Tuesday 18 May

  • 08:45-09:00 Login and arrival
  • 09:00-09:10 Introduction, Wim Stubbe, Port of Oostende

Hydrogen and Renewable Fuels for Shipping

  • 09:10-09:40 The ISHY project, Wim Stubbe, Port of Oostende
  • 09:40-10:10 Dual fuel systems in offshore CTV's, Frans Claeys, GEO AQUa
  • 10:10-10:40 Developing a H2 valley in a seaport: the case of the port of Amsterdam, Jan Egbertsen, Port of Amsterdam
  • 10:40-10:50 Short break
  • 10:50-11:20 The installation of an electrolyser and the production of H2, Sam Schotte, VIVES
  • 11:30-12:00 How can the Thames Estuary become a hydrogen highway? Port of London, Tanya Ferry
  • 12:00-12:20 Conclusions, Christian-Frederic Berthon, project leader H2 ships and Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, University of Birmingham