Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Registration/Support

  • Is there any Support for Students?

    Yes. At EFCF we believe that it is important to offer support and encouragement to students making a strong scientific contribution to the technologies we cover during our events.

    EFCF offers students a 50% reduction on the normal conference fee. In addition students are also still eligible for Early Bird discounts. See www.EFCF.com/Schedule
    for details of the benefits offered for early registration.

  • What is the Excellent Student Support Fund (ESSF)?

    The Excellent Student Support Fund offers 3 students free registration and a financial contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation. Full details can be seen here www.EFCF.com/ESSF

  • Who can apply for support from the ESSF?

    Any full-time student, anywhere in the world, who is able to meet the criteria outlined on the Excellent Student Support Fund page.

  • When can I apply?

    You can apply as soon as the official Call for Papers opens in September.
    All steps of the application must be completed no later than 30 April in the year of the conference you are applying for. For further details on the application process please see www.EFCF.com/ESSF

FAQ: Abstract/Paper

Under Construction --> see also former FAQ

FAQ: Conference Venue, Travel, Hotels

Under Construction --> see also former FAQ

FAQ: Exhibition

Under Construction --> see also former FAQ

FAQ: EFCF Library

Under Construction --> see also former FAQ

FAQ: Visa

Under Construction --> see also former FAQ

FAQ: Other

  • Is the European Fuel Cell Forum an independent organisation?

    YES, EFCF is a fully independent and totally neutral organisation.

    EFCF offers a platform for creating a knowledge based network, enabling the exchange of technology and business information, and acting as an inspiring podium for new projects and partnerships. 

    In Detail:

    The Conference.
    EFCF is different to many commercial conferences in that it is fully organised by fuel cell technologists and scientists. The conference is not influenced by any state agency, academic institute or industrial group, which allows it to remain an independent place of exchange.

    The EFCF’s International Board of Advisors www.EFCF.com/IBoA elects the annual rotating scientific Chair/s to ensure a balanced representation of the current European trends. The conference Chair/s hold the final scientific responsibility for their event. A full evaluation process insures that all abstracts are reviewed by at least 3 people, who are familiar with the criteria that are used for the allocation of presentation slots. As active members of the fuel cell and hydrogen community, the organisers are aware of current trends, and closely follow the recommendations of the IBoA, to make sure that the needs of the stakeholders are always the main focus of the European Fuel Cell Forum.

    The Exhibition and Special Events.
    These are also organised from a neutral position, and their sole purpose is to optimally serve the participants. Everyone is welcome to show their ideas, developments, products, and business options, and we strive to maintain an atmosphere of openness to innovation.

  • What is the view of EFCF regarding Hydrogen, Electrolyser, and Fuel Cell technologies?

    EFCF has established a podium to debate and exchange, and does not directly take part in any discussion of technologies. Principally the focus is on "Membrane based Electrochemical Reactors" of any technology and for all products, as long as it is ethically justifiable. This focus also incorporates the necessary energy in- and output, and includes Hydrogen, BioGas, Natural Gas, Methane, Syngas, Oxygen, Air, Current, Heat, Cold, H2O, etc. as well as its treatment such as Puri­fication, Compression, Storage and Distribution/Fueling.

    EFCF activities support all stages in the above mentioned value chain: Research, Development, Demonstration, Implementation, Standardisation, Commercialisation, Investments, Politics and Human and Ethical Issues. The final goal is the realisation of a more sustainable (green) energy and mobility system.
    The EFCF offers a platform where facts and figures are presented, discussed and published (www.EFCF.com/Library). Therefore all authors and presenters speak always and only in their own name. Any single personal view or opinion, whether it is from an individual, current collaborators, or board members, does not represent EFCF’s neutral position.

    EFCF distances itself from any polemic controversy around the subject of "Membrane based Electrochemical Reactors” and associated topics. EFCF has contributed, contributes and will continue to contribute to a broader, more integrated view, established through an open exchange with leading subject matter experts.
    We would welcome you to take part in these debates.

  • ​​​​​​​Will there be Wifi available at the conference venue?

    YES, Wifi is available throughout the entire conference venue.

    Login details are provided at the registration desk.

  • Does EFCF respect privacy in line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ?

    YES, EFCF respects your privacy. We continue to protect your data and respect your preferences about when you hear from us. In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have updated our Privacy Policy to protect your information. It is automatically in place as of May 24, 2018 (see also Statement www.EFCF.com/DataProt).