FC3 Fuel Cell Conference Chemnitz 2024

HZwo Veranstaltungen

The international conference for fuel cell technologies and green hydrogen

The international Conference for Fuel Cell Technologies and Green Hydrogen

The scientific conference promises an in-depth discussion of groundbreaking developments in the field of production-ready fuel cells and drive systems. With a particular focus on efficient manufacturing processes and the wide range of applications for green hydrogen, the conference programme in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IWU offers comprehensive insights into key aspects such as fuel cell stacks and components, as well as fuel cell systems and components.

The two-day event will present a variety of specialised lectures and interactive workshops that will allow participants to exchange ideas with experts in the field. In addition, 12 November offers the opportunity to attend an exclusive conference dinner in the impressive setting of Kraftverkehr Chemnitz.

For an even more intensive experience, laboratory tours are offered by partner institutes, which provide insights into current research projects and state-of-the-art technologies. An accompanying exhibition that presents our partners rounds off the event and enables participants to familiarise themselves with innovative products and services.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, make contacts and gain an in-depth insight into the future of fuel cell technology.

Register now*

*Price information and cancellation conditions can be found under tickets and registration

Would you like to support us as a cooperation partner?

Please register and send us your proposal! After checking your application, we will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Expression of interest for cooperation



Scientific Coordination

Dr.-Ing. Gert Schlegel


+49 151 41 88 16 14

Congress Organisation

Kristin Lötsch


+49 160 99 65 98 90


Subject to Change!

Call for Abstracts

Present your work at the FC3 Fuel Cell Conference Chemnitz. Users, providers and scientists who wish to contribute with a presentation to the success of the conference are invited to submit a proposal by 30th April 2024. The key topics for scientific submissions include:

Fuel Cells: Components, Materials, Simulation, Stack, BoP, System Components, Sensors, Compressors

Hydrogen Propulsion: H2 Tank System, Operational Strategies, Heat Management, Vehicle Powertrain, Vehicle Interfaces

Hydrogen Technologies: Electrolysis, Mobile and Stationary Storage, Refueling, Business Models

Hydrogen System Production: Production Processes and Systems, Manufacturing and Factory Planning

Feel free to also submit related topics.

Important Information

As of now, you can submit your comprehensive abstract, up to a maximum of 1500 characters, as a Word or pdf file in German or English to fc3@hzwo.eu

  • Title of the contribution
  • Names of the author and all co-authors
  • University, institution, or company names
  • Mailing address, phone number
  • Email address

You can use our Template for your submission.

The abstracts will be evaluated by the programme committee. Authors of selected abstracts will then be asked to submit the complete contribution in German or English. All accepted contributions will be published in printed and electronic form with an ISBN for the conference on 12th November 2024. The conference language is German, but presentations in English are possible.

Submission of abstracts: 30th April 2024
Notification to authors for paper submission: 30th May 2024
Paper submission deadline: 31st August 2024

Programme Committee

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas von Unwerth - Managing Director/Institute for Automotive Research, Chemnitz University of Technology; Chairman of the Board/HZwo e. V.)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Welf-Guntram Drossel - Executive Director/Fraunhofer IWU; Member of the Board/HZwo e. V.
  • Prof. Dr. Karel Bouzek - Head of the Department of Inorganic Technology/University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Prof. Dr. Harry Hoster - Holder of the Chair of Energy Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Scientific Director/ZBT – The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center
  • Dr. Alexander Trattner - CEO and Research Director/HyCentA Research GmbH; Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems at Graz University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Hölzle - Member of the Board and Head of the Electrochemical Energy Technologies Division/Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg
  • Dr. Ulrike Beyer - Head of Reference Factory.H2/Fraunhofer IWU

Download Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Tickets and Registration

Ticket Prices

  • 890,00 € standard
  • 390,00 € reduced (Members of HZwo e.V.*, external speakers)

Further Information

*Members are defined as association members of HZwo e.V. and cluster members of Energy Saxony  All services are tax-exempt (§ 4 Nr. 22 Buchst. a UStG).

Registration deadline: 31.10.2024.

Cancelation fee: From 15th October 2024: 50 % of the registration fee. From 1st November 2024: 100 % of the registration fee.

Event Locations


By car.

Coming from the south, take the A72 to the exit Chemnitz-Süd. Continue on the B173 and follow the signs.
Coming from the north, take the A4 to the exit Chemnitz Mitte and then continue on the B95 towards Chemnitz Zentrum.

The following car parks are located directly near Carlowitz Congress Centre:

  • Underground car park Galerie "Roter Turm", connection to the Stadthallen-Foyer/Carlowitz-Foyer
  • Underground car park Terminal 3, connection to the Stadthalle foyer
  • Car park Rathaus Passagen

There are numerous other parking options available to visitors in the city centre.

Public transport:

  • Take a tram from the main railway station to the "Roter Turm" stop. From there it is a 3 minute walk.
  • The long-distance bus stop is located near the main railway station at the bus station. Bus lines and the tram run from there to the city centre.
  • The main railway station is about a 10-minute walk from the Carlowitz Congress Centre. Walk to the main exit and cross the station forecourt. Turn right into Carolastraße and then left into Straße der Nationen, which leads directly to your destination.

Further information on hire bikes, charging stations and bike garages: http://www.c3-chemnitz.de/de/Carlowitz-Congresscenter-Chemnitz/Anreise-Parken_1393.html

KRAFTVERKEHR (Conference Dinner 12.11.2024)


Taxi-Genossenschaft Chemnitz eG: +49 371 369000

Further questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Conference Organisation: kristin.loetsch@hzwo.eu; + 49 371-531 31515