The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) 2024: A Resounding Success and an Enriching Experience

The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) 2024: A Resounding Success and an Enriching Experience

Bilbao, March 6-8: Last week I had the pleasure of attending the European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) 2024, held in Bilbao, Spain. This event brought together over 1,200 experts, researchers, and industry leaders from the hydrogen sector worldwide, providing a crucial platform for knowledge exchange, showcasing technological advancements, and exploring the latest trends and challenges in this exciting field.

A Comprehensive Program for a Hydrogen-Powered Future:

The EHEC 2024 main program focused on five key areas:

  • Plenary Sessions: Industry experts, scientists, and government leaders gathered to present research and discuss advancements in hydrogen technologies, covering production, storage, distribution, and applications in various sectors.
  • Parallel Events: Workshops, seminars, and roundtables delved deeper into specific areas such as hydrogen mobility, renewable energy integration, electrolyzers, and fuel cells.
  • Exhibition and Demonstrations: Over 100 companies and research institutions showcased their innovative products and solutions, allowing attendees to witness live demonstrations of hydrogen applications in different sectors.
  • Networking and Collaboration: EHEC 2024 fostered collaboration and strategic alliance building through networking events, bilateral meetings, and dedicated spaces for exchanging ideas.
  • Awards and Recognition: Awards were given to outstanding projects in the hydrogen field, recognizing innovation and the positive impact of these solutions.

Beyond the Program: Exchanging Ideas and Experiences

My participation in EHEC 2024 went beyond the official program. I had the opportunity to:

  • Share insights with colleagues from the Andalusian Hydrogen Cluster: We exchanged views on the current state of the sector and future prospects.
  • Connect with industry professionals: I engaged in conversations with representatives from companies like Repsol, Cepsa, and BP, gaining valuable insights into their hydrogen strategies.
  • Reunite with former colleagues: I reconnected with a former professor from the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and with Pedro Casero, a leader in the sector.
  • Enjoy memorable moments: I shared coffee and conversations with colleagues, and attended a dinner at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Personal Comments:

EHEC 2024 has been an enriching experience that has allowed me to:

  • Update myself on the latest advancements in the hydrogen sector.
  • Expand my professional network.
  • Share ideas and experiences with other professionals passionate about hydrogen.
  • Strengthen my commitment to the development of this clean and sustainable technology.

In conclusion, EHEC 2024 has been a landmark event that has marked a before and after in my professional career.

I am grateful to all the organizers, participants, and colleagues who made this enriching experience possible.


EHEC 2024 has been a resounding success that has significantly contributed to the advancement of hydrogen energy. The conference has left a legacy of knowledge, collaboration, and optimism for the future of this clean and sustainable technology.

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