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New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium 2025 (NZHS-3)

23 February 2024

New Zealand's conference on hydrogen research. 3-5 February 2025, Christchurch. Abstract submissions are now open.


You might also be interested in attending the 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN11) from 9-13 February 2025 in Christchurch, and the New Zealand Hydrogen Summit (H2 2 ZERO Summit) on 28-29 May 2025 in Wellington.

01 June: Abstract submissions open (submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

01 July: Registrations open

31 August: Early bird registration deadline

30 September: Submissions close

31 October: Registrations close

03-05 February 2025: Conference

  • Prof. Rangan Banerjee (Director of IIT Dehli, India)
  • Prof. Peter Strasser (Chair of Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis, Technical University of Berlin)
  • Prof. Christian Breyer (Chair of Solar Economy, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Finland)
  • Prof. Rodrigo Palma (Director of the Solar Energy Research Center, Chile)
  • Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella (Chair of Electrical Power Systems, University of Melbourne) 
  • Dr. Claudio Pistidda (Head of Department of Experimental Investigations, Hereon Helmholtz Center, Germany)
  • Dr. Hans Christian Gils (Energy System Analysis, German Aerospace Center, Germany)

We thank the Catalyst: Strategic Fund, administered by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment of New Zealand, the German Ministry of Education and Research, and He Honoka Hauwai, the New Zealand German-NZ Green Hydrogen Centre, for supporting this conference. 

Monday 03 February 2025: 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 04 February 2025: 9am to 5pm plus dinner

Wednesday 05 February 2025: 9 am to 3pm

Location: Ti Kouka, 90 Ilam Road, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Link.

  • H2 production: Aaron Marshall, Geoff Waterhouse, Anna Garden, Vedran Jovic.
  • H2 storage: David Dempsey, Sally Brooker, Ludmila Adam, Fei Yang, Luke Liu.
  • Transport of H2 (including ammonia, methanol, and e-fuels):  Prasanth Gupta, Selena Sheng.
  • National & international H2 strategies: Jannik Haas, John Kennedy.
  • H2 Industry and commercialisation: Matt Watson, Hamish Avery.
  • Risks and social dimensions of H2: Kēpa Morgan, Janet Stephenson.
  • Environmental implications of H2: Rebecca Peer
  • Small-scale H2 systems: Robert Holt.
  • Energy systems analysis with H2: Rebecca Peer,  Michael Jack, Jannik Haas.
  • Regulation for hydrogen: tba.

Chairs: Dr. Rebecca Peer and Dr. Jannik Haas

Event coordinators: Francisco Astorga and Akash Handique

Local committee: Dr. Matt Watson, Dr. Andy Nicol, Dr. Aaron Marshall, Dr. Hamish Avery, Dr. David Dempsey

Aaron Marshall, University of Canterbury

Anna Garden, University of Otago

Fei Yang, University of Waikato

Geoff Waterhouse, University of Auckland

Ludmila Adam, University of Auckland

Jannik Haas, University of Canterbury

John Kennedy, GNS Science

Jonathan Kitchen, Massey University

Jonathan Leaver, Unitec

Kēpa Morgan, Mauri Model

Linda Wright, NZ Hydrogen Council

Luke Liu, Victoria University of Wellington

Suren Wijeyekoon, Scion

Rebecca Peer, University of Canterbury

Robert Holt, Callaghan Innovation

Sally Brooker, University of Otago

Simon Kelly, Lincoln Agritech

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