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Now in our 21st year, the Ohio Fuel Symposium attracts nationwide attendees, companies, manufacturers, public and government entities, organizations, research institutions, and technical/community colleges that are doing significant work in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.  This year the Symposium will be at Stark State College, Business and Entrepreneurial Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH  44720.


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Ariel is the largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors worldwide. Our compressors are utilized by the global energy industry to extract, process, transport, store, and distribute natural gas from the wellhead to the end-user. Additionally, Ariel compressors are used in the refining, petrochemical and industrial gas industries in specialty gas applications, including hydrogen. Since 1966, Ariel has shipped more than 65,000 compressors to our customers around the world. As a world-class manufacturer, Ariel sets the industry standard through expert design and manufacturing, industry-leading research and development, and unmatched customer support.

Eco Energy International is a joint venture of Bio Carbon Fuels (BCF) and Energy Technologies, Inc. (ETI), working together to develop and commercialize technologies to produce clean renewable energy from waste. Our patented, modular, scalable technologies produce pure hydrogen at costs rivaling those of large-scale facilities, but without releasing greenhouse gases (CO2, CO) that traditional processes produce. By using renewable feedstocks, this hydrogen is considered green (renewable) hydrogen that is in high demand in a growing market. These feedstocks include: Municipal Solid Waste, Agricultural Solid Waste, Food Industry Waste, Lumber Industry Waste, Alcohols, Sugars, Starches, Methane Gases, Biomass.

When applying our technologies to Municipal Solid Wastes, we produce renewable hydrogen from the biogenic (organic) materials that can be dissolved in our caustic solution and syngas from the balance of materials. This means that these materials are not landfilled and producing harmful greenhouse gases. Metals and glass are separated and recycled. The net result is a Total Recovery Facility (TRF) that produces renewable energy while significantly reducing the carbon footprint and reducing dependence on landfills, all at a profit.

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Godfrey & Wing, a leading global manufacturer of vacuum impregnation technology, will present their latest technology for sealing leak paths in expanded and molded graphite bipolar plates. Their new technology (resin, process, and systems) provide sealed graphite plates without damage, and without the contamination with traditional impregnation processes. And, they do it in minutes, not hours.

Godfrey & Wing’s goals are to improve manufacturing, simplify complex processes, and help their customers improve throughput and profitability. With a proven track record in delivering results for castings used in ICEs, Godfrey & Wing is helping OEMs and manufacturers succeed as they now invest in FCVs and EVs. Established in 1948, they are now the longest-serving and largest vacuum impregnation equipment provider in the world.

Novamet Specialty Products is an engineered materials company, producing high purity nickel oxides and advanced materials for the fuel cell market for >40 years. Novamet specializes in products customized to meet their diverse customer needs. By utilizing heat treating, milling, chemical processing, blending, air classification, and screening, the plant produces precision-engineered products to the most exacting specifications & have more than 60 different products including specialty nickel oxides, coated materials, tightly sized nickel powders, and metallic flakes. Novamet works discreetly with customers to design and produce a product that meets or exceeds the specific customer’s requirements.

Novamet works closely with its sister company, UltraFine Specialty Products, to expand our offering to spherical gas atomized alloy and elemental powders serving the additive manufacturing, metal injection molding and specialty markets.
www.NovametCorp.com     www.UltraFinePowders.com 

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pH Matter is a leading developer and manufacturer of catalysts and advanced carbon materials for electrode applications. pH Matter’s patented COR-CatTM catalysts improve fuel cell durability, increase power density, and lower cost. The catalysts are based on low platinum loading with a multi-functional carbon support. pH Matter is also developing patent-pending advanced carbon materials for higher-performing gas diffusion layers to improve fuel cell power density.

pH Matter’s capabilities including material synthesis and characterization, electrode processing, fuel cell and battery testing, and pilot and commercial scale manufacturing of electrode materials. pH Matter provides high-value material solutions that enhance the performance, durability, and cost of our customers’ products. pH Matter also licenses technology solutions for specific applications and geographies.

WATT Fuel Cell Corp. (www.wattfuelcell.com) is a manufacturer and developer of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (“SOFC”) stacks and systems that operate on common, readily available fuels such as propane and natural gas. WATT’s proprietary, patented additive manufacturing process (AMP) has allowed it to produce commercially viable SOFC products for small-scale and remote power applications. WATT’s Hybrid Power Management system works in tandem with renewable power sources (solar and wind) and energy storage to provide quiet, efficient, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy solutions prioritizing a return on investment for customers across the globe.”

Zircar Zirconia (www.zircarzirconia.com) manufactures ceramic textiles for fuel cell gaskets, battery separators, and electrolyzer membranes.

For more than 40 years, Zircar has produced yttria stabilized zirconia, pure zirconia, alumina, ceria and yttria felts, cloths and rigid vacuum formed shapes for insulation in crystal growing, powder metal sintering, fuel cells, furnace construction, quartz working and filtration membranes.  Our insulation products stand up to the hottest, most corrosive environments providing lasting solutions to your biggest challenges.

Additional products include bulk fibers, high surface area powders and high temperature cements and rigidizers.

Greentree Consulting LLC (www.greentreeconsulting.net) is a domestic and international supply chain advisory group based in Lebanon, Ohio. Our mission is to increase the domestic content of North America’s clean energy installations and prepare the U.S. workforce for this emerging industry. Since 2009, our focus areas include land-based and offshore wind, hydrogen generation, hydrogen fuel cells – PEM & Solid Oxide, and solar, working with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, state economic development organizations and other to assess U.S. and global manufacturers competitiveness for hydrogen and fuel cell components.

Lorenzo Prestel, our Student Project Demonstrator, will demonstrate his Hydrogen Fuel Cell model car utilizing hydrogen though electrolysis of water and then using that hydrogen and a PEM fuel cell to power a model electric car.