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Australia Celebrates Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day!

H2 Day 2019 Events & Activities

Australia Celebrates Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day!

Connor Dolan

Innovate Australia
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (AWST)
Nedlands, WA

About this Event
The first-ever National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day took place in the United State on October 8th 2015. It was created by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association in 2015 to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies as well as the vast potential the technologies have today and in future. The specific date was chosen, as in the United States 8th of October is written as October 8th or more commonly as 10/08, and 1.008 is the atomic weight of Hydrogen.

Innovate Australia brought the event to Australia to prove National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day can become International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. US Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association confirms this was the very first 10/08 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day celebrated outside the United States, so the event in Australia marks the first-ever International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day.

Special Guest:
Professor Peter Klinken
, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

MC :
Peter Damen
, Chairman of Innovate Australia

Presentations by:
Peter Kasprzak
, Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia, Convener of Hydrogen Society of Australia
Furat Dawood, Founder at H2E Group (and the brain behind the idea for this event)
John Fish, Economic Development Principal at City of Perth
Brian Haggerty, VP Innovation Capability at Woodside Energy
Steve Gauld, Managing Director & CEO at Infinite Blue Energy
Devinder Singh, Managing Director at ExergiPHy
Colleen Yates, CEO at Regional Development Australia, Perth


The program also included a panel discussion moderated by MC, Peter Damen

Here are some photos of their celebration event.

Click here for more information on Australia’s event.