Dreaming of Fab23 Bhutan, and what hydrogen project we could do

  1. I’m interested in participating
    1. Keep learning about the Fab Network, FabCity
    2. Learn and contribute to Bhutan
  2. but our previous research is about floating solar hydrogen, as we worked in the coastal areas in Bali, Indonesia. Bhutan is very different.
    1. No ocean → Much mountains
    2. Solar → Hydro power from dams
    3. What they have in common is that they want to develop with clean energies
  3. When is it? What are the key dates?
  4. Where is it?
  5. What can we research that would be valuable to both ocean and mountains?
    1. Produce: DIY hydrogen electrolyser from materials we can find locally in Bhutan
    2. Locally-produced catalyst that’s non toxic and abudant
    3. Transport envelopes
    4. Low cost pipeline
    5. A general study of the potential of hydrogen
    6. Testing hydrogen devices, at domestic scale
      1. Transport
      2. Gas burner
      3. Fuel cell

Let’s explore some of these questions 🙂

Key dates


I am teaching until July Thursday 20th. So I cannot participate the Fab Bhutan Challenge this time.

I think the earliest I should aim to land should be July 22th. The conference / festival ends on the 28th. I intend to spend a couple of days with family to explore the country after the conference.

For the Academic conference, these are the key dates:



  1. March 29: Open Call for applications
  2. April 30: Call for applications ends
  3. TBD Research Paper applications ends
  4. May 1: Early bird ticket season ends
  5. May 31: Full Pass ticket season ends
  6. May 1-15: Selection process of activities
  7. JUNE: Program of activities
  8. June 16: Visa application ends


  • Hands-on Workshop: You will have the opportunity to lead an interactive session where participants can learn by doing. You will be responsible for developing the content and structure of the workshop, and we will provide any necessary materials or equipment for participants. This is a chance to share your knowledge and skills with a diverse community of makers and innovators from around the world. Get ready to inspire and empower others to learn and create!
  • Theoretical Workshop: As a producer, you have the chance to propose a topic of interest that addresses a challenge faced by the community. Theoretical workshops are designed to encourage participants to share their ideas, experiences, and knowledge, in order to generate new perspectives and innovative solutions. By producing a theoretical workshop, you have the opportunity to create a space for exchanging ideas and connecting with like-minded individuals in the community.
  • Talk: Have a unique perspective, experience, or knowledge? Share it with the community, and create future connections to explore your chosen topic further. Your proposal should be clear and concise, while explaining the value of your talk to the conference attendees.
  • Panel: This is a combination of short presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience. Consider inviting a diverse group of panelists with different backgrounds and perspectives to encourage a lively and thought-provoking conversation. Keep in mind that the panel should be informative, engaging, and offer fresh insights to the community.
  • Working Groups: Lead a space for projects that involve numerous people within the community—from learning programs under the Academany ecosystem to networks and projects. This is a chance to meet in person and discuss the roadmap for the coming year. The goal of these groups is to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants with different backgrounds and expertise.

We encourage you to align your proposal with this year's theme: “Designing Resilient Futures.” And consider how your content can address the international and local needs of the Bhutanese community.


The location


https://earth.google.com/web/@27.45595316,89.64994428,2284.91760083a,5724.25811997d,35y,-4.73443169h,75.75132662t,0r Bhutan looks breathtakingly beautiful…

Readiness Renewable Assessment of Bhutan. By IRENA


How electrified is Bhutan in remote areas?


How common are “off the grid” electricity access in Bhutan? Government document

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Bhutan_Off-grid energy access in Bhutan .pdf

Renewable energy potential of Bhutan?




Where is clean electricity currently produced? Dams.



What we could be working on