Welcome to IEA Hydrogen

With a 35 + year operating history and significant accomplishments to its credit, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) is a unique leader in the management of coordinated hydrogen research, development and demonstration activities on a global basis.

Through the creation and conduct of nearly forty annexes or tasks, IEA Hydrogen has facilitated and managed a comprehensive range of Research, Development & Demonstration (R, D&D) and analysis programs among its Contracting Party (country and international organizations) and Sponsor (industry, PPP, non-profit) Members.


The IEA HIA belongs to the IEA Energy Technology Network, a framework created by the IEA


Latest News


The IEA Hydrogen Summer Newsletter is up now! IEA Hydrogen is at work on its next strategic plan, cognizant that the role of hydrogen in an integrated energy system is increasingly acknowledged by both governments and the marketplace. We are also pleased to report that institutionally, the IEA has a growing understanding of the cross-cutting role of hydrogen in the energy system. As well, new members from both government and industry are poised to join our Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). Our strategic landscape is also expanding as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which has 168 Member States, is actively re-engaging with IEA Hydrogen to pursue its interests in GHG emission reduction and industrial application of hydrogen in middle-income developing countries.

Outlines of a Hydrogen Roadmap, written by Marcel Weeda and Jorg Gigler of TKI New Gas, is now available in English. The Netherlands currently has over 100 hydrogen initiatives in various stages of development and this number is growing. To gain greater insight into the role that hydrogen may play for the energy transition and the steps that will have to be taken towards achieving this, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has asked TKI New Gas (Top Sector Energy) to manage the drafting of a Hydrogen Roadmap. During its preparation, input from approximately 150 persons and organisations was gratefully used. For more information visit TKI New Gas.

NOW, an IEA Hydrogen member and advisor to H2 Mobility Germany, announces publication of a Comparative Analysis of Infrastructure: Hydrogen Fueling and Electric Charging of Vehicles, prepared by Jülich Research Centre. This scenario analysis shows that with one million H2 vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, H2 infrastructure is cheaper than a system of battery recharging points. The H2 infrastructure advantage stems from dispensing of H2 at centrally organized refueling stations (H2 refueling stations.)  While both technologies are vital for successful decarbonisation of the transport sector, the build up of H2 infrastructure is more cost friendly over time than the battery infrastructure.

see all news

Latest Publications

The Global Trends and Outlook for Hydrogen report is now available. This special report identifies the environmental problems we face and examines why hydrogen offers an elegant solution to our current climate crucible. 

The IEA HIA 2016 Annual Report is now available. 2016 brought progress to the worldview of hydrogen’s role in integrated energy systems. In 2017, IEA Hydrogen aims to enhance that understanding through our task and all related activities.

Task 29: Distributed and Community Hydrogen Energy (DISCO-H2) has produced a Subtask 4 Report: Replicability and Market Readiness of the Six Case Study TechnologiesSubtask 4 assesses the market readiness of each of the projects under a framework developed by the Task participants by drawing on ST2 and ST3 results and additional analysis to draw market readiness conclusions across the six projects.

Contact Us | Site Map | About IEA Hydrogen