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.


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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment summary. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday. Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty is available now. 

The IEA and the European Commission (EC) held an Electrofuels Workshop on 10 September in Brussels, Belgium. The featured speaker for hydrogen was IEA H2 Chair Paul Lucchese. He gave a presentation entitled Hydrogen: premium electrofuel & building block for all electrofuels. Hydrogen is a building block of all electrofuels and can play a transformative role as a highly flexible energy carrier during the clean energy transition and in an integrated future multi-sector energy system.

IEA Hydrogen Chairman Paul Lucchese gave a presentation entitled “The role of Hydrogen in international energy scenarios and energy policies” at WHEC 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. This presentation was an introduction to a plenary session round table that was jointly organized by IEA Hydrogen and the Hydrogen Council. The round table explored the role of hydrogen in energy scenario analysis and transition roadmaps, seeking to understand why experts at the IEA in Paris do not consider hydrogen in scenarios aimed at reduction of emissions and mitigation of global warming. Round table participants discussed approaches to improve current models. Guillaume de Smedt delivered the Hydrogen Council presentation and perspective. The other participating modeling experts were Martin Robinius, Sheila Samsati, David Hart, and Reinhold Wurster. As well, a video intervention produced by Cédric Philibert of the IEA addressed use of hydrogen for industrial applications. 

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Latest Publications

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. 

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.

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