Welcome to IEA Hydrogen

With a 40 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’s (www.iea.org) newly published report entitled “The Future of Hydrogen" as well as the Executive Summary, are available now. This study provides an extensive and independent assessment of hydrogen that lays out where things stand now; the ways in which hydrogen can help to achieve a clean, secure and affordable energy future; and how we can go about realising its potential. The IEA has identified four near-term opportunities to boost hydrogen on the path towards its clean and have made 7 key recommendations to scale up hydrogen. The IEA Hydrogen TCP was pleased to contribute to the preparation of this report.

The IEA Hydrogen Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter is up now! There have been a number of new developments since the last IEA H2 News. During the last quarter of 2018, IEA Hydrogen was proud to welcome four new members: one Contracting Party – Austria; and three Sponsor Members – the Hydrogen Council, Hychico, and Reliance Industries. Limited (RIL). In less than 10 months, IEA Hydrogen held four in-person ExCo Meetings in which strategic planning drove a significant part of the agenda for each meeting. IEA Hydrogen is now engaged in preparing a Request for Extension (RfE) to the IEA for the coming 2020-2025 period. To this end, a Strategic Plan for the new term and an End of Term Report for the current term (2015- 2020) are in development. The new IEA Hydrogen term will begin in March 2020. For more information about Member policies and activities, check out the Member Update Table.

Experts from the IEA Hydrogen TCP, which has a global membership in hydrogen technology, recently gathered in Rotorua to discuss research and promotion of hydrogen as a fuel source for the future. Alongside the 80th ExCo meeting, a free public IEA Hydrogen Forum was held on Wednesday 20 February. Members and experts discussed hydrogen development along with the impact it could make in New Zealand, and on the global economy, with applications in transport, industry, and energy systems. View presentations from Paul Lucchese, Eiji Ohira, Geert Tjarks, Craig Buckley, Jonathan LeaverAndrew Clennett and Mary-Rose de Valladares. \

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Latest Publications

The Task 36 Final Report is up now. The goal of IEA HIA Task 36 was to facilitate decision-making in the hydrogen energy sector through nustainability assessment of hydrogen energy systems. Experts from 5 different countries (Spain [Operating Agent], Germany, Japan, Norway, and Italy) worked within the framework of this task.

The 2017 IEA Hydrogen Annual Report offers updates for all tasks active during that calendar year. The Chairmen’s report addresses the significant level of activity within IEA Hydrogen during this period while the Secretariat report summarizes IEA Hydrogen member activity in the greater hydrogen arena.

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. 

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