An increasing number of European households and small businesses is embracing fuel cell micro-cogeneration for heat and electricity generation. With this new technology they can reduce their energy bills and CO2 emissions. In this workshop, experts from industry and technology institutes will explain how fuel cell micro-cogeneration works and assess its potential in the Czech Republic.


09:00                     Introductory remarks

Daneš Burket, Director of R&D in Energy Section, Research Center Řež
Antonio Aguilo Rullan, Project Officer, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

09:15                     The PACE Project at glance

Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

09:30                     Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells in micro-Cogeneration mode

Alexander Dauensteiner, Product Line Owner Fuel Cells, Viessmann

09:45                     Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in micro-Cogeneration mode

Alex Fabbro, Product Manager, SOLIDpower

10:00                     The OPTKOGEN project – goals and first results

Aleš Kejla, Researcher, Research Center Řež

10:15                     Flexibility from micro-cogeneration to assist the electricity grid

Ben Bowler and André Eggli, Researchers, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland)

10:30                    Break

10:45                     Panel Debate: The Potential of Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration technology in the Czech Republic


Milan Šimoník, Managing Director, COGEN Czech

Keynote Introduction:

Petr Mervart, plenipotentiary of the Minister of Industry and Trade for Hydrogen Technologies


  • Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
  • Tomáš Voříšek, Technical Director, SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center
  • Aleš Laciok, R&D coordinator, ČEZ
  • Aleš Doucek, Chairman, HYTEP (Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform)

12:00                     End of Workshop