CREATE will organise EFCD2019, the 2nd international conference Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Discussions - Towards Catalysts Free of Critical Raw Materials for Fuel Cells and Electrolysers, La Grande Motte, France, 15th-18th September 2019.
EFCD 2019 is jointly organised with the European project, CRESCENDO.

Conference topics will include:
- Non-PGM and ultra-low PGM catalysts.
- Catalysts for proton- or anion-exchange membrane fuel cells.
- Catalysts for proton- or anion-exchange membrane electrolysers.
- Bipolar membrane fuel cells or electrolysers.
- Modelling of catalytic sites and reaction pathways.
- Advanced characterisation techniques.
- Mass-transport issues for non-PGM and ultra-low PGM loadings
- Ageing and durability


Confirmed invited speakers include Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alexey Serov, Pajarito Powder, William Mustain, University of South Carolina, Peter Strasser, Technical University of Berlin, Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University

A Topical Issue of the journal Springer Nature Applied Sciences dedicated to Material and Engineering Advances Towards Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells with Earth-abundant Elements will open in November 2018 and we welcome submission of high quality manuscripts on an running basis until end 2019, to coincide with the conference.

La Grande Motte is located on the French Mediterranean coast, 20 km from the medieval town of Montpellier and 10 km from Montpellier airport.
The conference website provides travel and accommodation information, and an abstract template for download. Submission of abstracts for contributed oral and poster communications will open mid-January 2019.