CHFCA and Peter Sauber Agentur announce f-cell+HFC 2019 international summit in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC, February 22, 2019 – International leaders will gather at the f-cell+HFC Impulse Summit for Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, scheduled for May 22+ 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, Canada. The conference is projected to be the largest of its kind nationwide, with attendees from the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors, industry, government and academia.

“Hydrogen and fuel cells are going to create a quantum shift from fossil fuels to clean energy as they offer a sustainable way of storing, distributing and using energy,” said Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. “f-cell+HFC will provide a unique opportunity for industry executives to discuss practical hydrogen, power-to-gas, and fuel cell solutions that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel a cleaner future.”

Held under the patronage of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and the Peter Sauber Agency, the 2019 f-cell+HFC Impulse Summit’s interactive business platform is designed to facilitate participant engagement around the use of hydrogen as an energy vector and fuel cells. Participants will be able to learn and build their networks through a range of plenaries, conference sessions and workshops, while viewing the latest products and services in the International Trade Fair.

“The 2020’s are set to be a formative decade for emerging global clean energy markets,” said Peter Sauber, organizer of f-cell+HFC and Chief Executive Officer of Sauber Agency Fairs & Congresses. “With global energy demand projected to explode 28% between 2015 and 2040, hydrogen and fuel cell solutions will help accelerate the use of renewable fuels and zero-emission transport to combat climate change and address air quality concerns. We look forward to bringing our 25 years of success producing clean energy conferences in Europe to help improve the business climate for hydrogen and fuel cells and accelerate projects in North America and beyond.”

One of the first conference keynotes will be delivered by Dr. Anders Levermann, Professor of the Dynamics of the Climate System, Head of Research at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and adjunct scientist at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Levermann will explain the impact of extreme climate change on our world.

With ports worldwide placing greater emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability, preceding f-cell+HFC will be a half-day California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) & CHFCA Port Workshop where participants will learn first-hand the challenges of port operators and maritime customers to reduce their emission footprint. The workshop will feature insightful presentations by port authorities, terminal operators, trucking companies, and hydrogen and fuel cell product providers.

For a full schedule of f-cell+HFC Impulse Summit sessions, visit

About the f-cell+HFC 2019 Impulse Summit

f-cell+HFC 2019 Impulse Summit was designed to accelerate the fight against climate change by connecting international industry executives with senior government leaders, investors and researchers to accelerate and scale-up projects that can economically produce infrastructural hydrogen, integrate hydrogen fuel transport and storage options such as power-to-gas, and identify paths to support the near-term demand for increased hydrogen fuel cell use in commercial industrial applications such as forklifts, heavy-duty trucks and buses, marine and building applications.

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association is a non-profit trade association of product manufacturers, component developers, suppliers, research organizations, governments and financial institutions designed to advance the understanding of hydrogen and fuel cells and their capabilities amongst industry leaders in Canada and beyond.

About Peter Sauber Agency Fairs & Congresses

The Peter Sauber Agency is one of Europe’s leading industry conference organizers. The Agency has developed, organized and hosted a range of fairs, congresses, exhibitions and community events with a focus on identifying paths to address our global energy and environmental challenges, including the f-cell Conference since its inauguration in 2001 in Stuttgart.

Conference Contact:
Ms. Christin Struppert | Tel: 49-711-656960-56 | [email protected]

Media Contact:
Debby Harris | Tel: 604-980-4333 | [email protected]