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The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users, and FCHEA members are helping to transform our energy future. FCHEA represents the full global supply chain, including universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.

2018 Fuel Cell Forum Exhibitors

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We were happy to have some of the leading fuel cell and hydrogen energy companies and organizations exhibit at the National Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Forum. More information on each exhibitor can be found below:


Advent Technologies - Booth #12

ADVENT TECHNOLOGIES is a world leader in the development of advanced materials and devices for energy, defense, security and aerospace applications. 

In particular the Company possesses two world class platform technologies: a) catalyst, electrodes, and high temperature membrane electrode assembly (HT MEA) technologies for use in energy generation, storage, and hydrogen purification and b) technology to make materials for optoelectronics applications, namely organic photovoltaics and photodetectors. 

The Company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA with pilot manufacturing facilities in Patras, Greece and R&D alliances with Northeastern University, University of Patras, and FORTH-ICEHT. 

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Chiyoda Corporation - Booth #3

Chiyoda Corporation owns a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology which enables mass hydrogen storage and transport by conventional oil infrastructure under ambient temperature and pressure.


H2@Scale - Booth #10

H2@ Scale is a concept that explores the potential for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States to enable resiliency of the power generation and transmission sectors, while also aligning diverse multibillion dollar domestic industries, domestic competitiveness, and job creation.

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Hexagon Composites - Booth #8

Hexagon Composites is a leading global supplier of composite pressure cylinders and systems for gas applications. The company is based in Aalesund, Norway and production is carried out in Norway, Germany, Brazil and the US.

Hexagon’s American affiliate, Hexagon Lincoln, provides Type 4 cylinders across the hydrogen value chain with vehicle tanks for cars and buses, ground storage, transportation and backup power solutions.

Since 2000, the world’s largest automotive manufacturers have used Hexagon’s cylinders for their advanced-technology hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In 2008, Hexagon was chosen as a member of the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence to promote the use of composites for hydrogen storage with the purpose of accelerating the market entry of fuel cell vehicles.

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American Honda Motor Co.

Honda will display its zero-emission Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at the entrance to the Forum. 

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Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA - Booth #7

For 25 years we have been the organizer of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries at HANNOVER MESSE. In April 2018 over 160 exhibitors from 20 countries joined Europe’s largest trade fair in these technologies.

In 2017 we expanded our established platform to the USA. For the first time Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA was part of Solar Power International. At our second show at SPI 2018 in Anaheim, CA we expect to double the show space and expand to 60 exhibitors and partners. 

Next events:
H2+FC NORTH AMERICA at Solar Power International 2018, September 24-27 in Anaheim
Group Exhibit H2+FC+BAT at HANNOVER MESSE 2019, April 01-05, in Hanover

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Iwatani Corporation - Booth #4

Iwatani Corporation has been engaged in the hydrogen business for over 70 years since the company started dealing with hydrogen for the first time in Japan in 1941, and at present we hold a share of 70% of the Japanese hydrogen market. Starting with the launch of the first commercial hydrogen station in Japan in 2014, we are now operating hydrogen stations at 23 locations.

Furthermore, keeping an eye on massive demand for hydrogen power generation, we have been conducting the verification project named “HYSTRA”(CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association)together with Kawasaki, J-POWER and Shell Japan aiming at mass-production, transport and storage of liquid hydrogen made from Australian brown coal. Continuing to take full advantage of our many years of know-hows, we will devote ourselves to developing CO2-free hydrogen supply chain and pursue the realization of a hydrogen energy society.

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PDC Machines - Booth #9

PDC Machines, the world's leading compression technology provider, will be exhibiting its technology along with the winning technology of the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technology Office H2 Refuel H-Prize competition Simplefuel, an all inclusive refueling solution that requires only water and power. As winners of the contest, along with IVYS Energy Solutions and Mcphy NA, we are proud to show off the technology and its impact on jobs creation and American based manufacturing. PDC supplies compression equipment worldwide, and has the most installed based of any supplier worldwide.

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Plug Power 

Plug Power will display a Crown PE 4500 Series end control pallet truck powered by its GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell at the entrance to the Forum. 

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. - Booth #2

The Sumitomo Electric Group is a global corporate group with 394 consolidated companies and over 248,330 employees in more than 40 countries around the world, primarily in Asia, America and Europe.  The year 2017 marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of Sumitomo Electric. From an electric wire and cable manufacturer in Osaka 120 years ago, we have grown into a global leading company in 5 business domains: automotive, info-communications, electronics, energy and industrial materials industry.

Featured Product: Celmet™ is a porous metal in which triangular-prism-shaped cells are interconnected to form a three-dimensional structure having continuous pores. The products are available as nickel, nickel alloy and some other metal materials and under world’s largest production. Celmet™ is widely used in various industry fields. Applications include electrodes for Ni-MH batteries and hydrogen generators, components for fuel cells (PEFC/SOFC), catalyst carriers, grease filters, etc.

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Takaishi Industry Co., Ltd. - Booth #6

Takaishi Industry Co., Ltd. is making Hydrogen-Sealing O-Rings used for compressors, valves, dispensers, and couplings at Hydrogen station. We can solve any problems under high pressure hydrogen with our special rubber materials.

・O-ring for 40°C/90 MPa cylinders destined for hydrogen stations Adopted for use with emergency detachable couplings at hydrogen stations in Japan; 30% market share in Japan.

・O-ring for 150°C/90 MPa cylinders destined for hydrogen stations Adopted for use in hydrogen compressors installed at hydrogen stations in Japan;30% market share in Japan.

We're ready to discuss not only applications for hydrogen stations, but also hydrogen production, storage/transportation, and fuel cells. We wish we can do something together to make the world clean and green!


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Tatsuno Corporation - Booth #5

Tatsuno is actively involved in equipment to supply clean energy to the automotive industry, including liquefied petroleum gas, methanol, compressed natural gas and high-pressure hydrogen gas, which are used in many gas station in Japan.

We developed the first commercial high-pressure-hydrogen-dispenser in Japan in 2002 and numerous field evaluation was implemented in hydrogen fueling station in the metropolitan areas.

We will continue to engage in the development of automotive energy supply equipment with our technology of measurement and with our safety know-hows of hazardous materials and high-pressure gas.


Toyota Motor North America

Toyota will display its zero-emission Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at the entrance to the Forum.

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Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. - Booth #1

Toyota Tsusho does business with customers around the world through a global network spanning more than 120 countries and 1000 group companies. We build business from a local perspective by understanding the culture and history of each country and region, and taking an "on-site, hands-on, in-touch" approach attuned to local needs and driven by talented local staff.

We are dedicated to learning from local communities and growing with them in our effort to contribute to each country and region as a truly global company.


U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories - Booth #11

Department of Energy National Laboratories Bringing Innovation and Impact to Fuel Cell Technologies. 

Capabilities to be featured include HyStEP (NREL & SNL), HyRAM (SNL), Mold development for Composite Bipolar Plates (LANL), advanced physical models for Fuel Cell design (LBNL), the GREET Life-Cycle Model (ANL), and more!

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