2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety

Changing Tomorrow’s Energy Future Safely Today
October 14-15, 2019

Presented by the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), the 2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the safe use of hydrogen in commercial and industrial applications.

CHS19 Flyer

Technical Program

On October 14th, 2019, we will have a ride and drive  opportunity sponsored by the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Sign-up will be available onsite for all attendees!

Plenary Speakers

Session Topics

  • Safety in Industrial and Renewable Applications
  • Codes and Standards - Keeping Pace?
  • Government Learnings on Hydrogen Safety
  • Learning from Recent Incidents
  • Safe Use and Handling of Cryogenic Hydrogen
  • Safety in Transformational Applications

Conference Chair

Organizing Committee

  • Nick Barilo, PNNL-AIChE
  • Jennifer Hamilton, California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Aaron Harris, Air Liquide
  • Jake Leachman, Washington State University
  • Larry Moulthrop, Mouthrop Desk LLC


Featured Speakers

Tyson Eckerle

Tyson Eckerle serves as the Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go Biz). In this role, he focuses on coordinating resources to streamline the development of hydrogen and plug-in electric vehicle stations. Prior to joining Go Biz, Tyson served as Executive Director of Energy Independence Now (EIN), where he and his team developed the Hydrogen Network Investment Plan with input from multiple stakeholders.

Tyson holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Davis and a Master of...Read more

Bill Elrick

Bill Elrick is the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s Executive Director. Previously, he held the Technical Program Director position for 7 years, bringing his active tenure in alternative fuel transportation to 20 years. Under his leadership, CaFCP members have developed new analysis tools and detailed roll-out plans that industry, state and federal agencies reference in planning support for hydrogen stations. He works directly with industry stakeholders including automakers, station developers, medium and heavy duty fuel cell vehicle developers, and government to facilitate collaborative...Read more

Tetsufumi Ikeda

Tetsufumi Ikeda is Director General of the Association of Hydrogen Supply and Utilization Technology (HySUT). He has been responsible for the national programs for FCV and hydrogen infrastructure in Japan since 2011. He has also been involved in international collaboration activities.

In 1980, Ikeda joined JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (formerly Nippon Oil Co.).  In 2000, after twenty years of being involved in several R&D projects related to carbon fiber composite materials, he became responsible for the development of stationary fuel cell systems. In 2005,...Read more