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

 

Latest News

The Task 37 IEA H2 Stakeholder Workshop on Hydrogen Safety was held 14 Septemeber 2017, directly following ICHS 2017. The workshop was entitled “Hydrogen Safety: Prospects for Hydrogen Technologies and Applications.” Insights on market readiness and challenges to global-scale penetration of hydrogen technologies, as well as recent safety, codes & standards accomplishments, were part of the panel discussion in this European IEA H2 Workshop.

Mary Rose de Valladares gave an far-reaching presentation at WHTC 2017 entitled IEA Hydrogen: Technology Diplomacy in Practice. This presentation addresses the feature of “scientific culture” – the drive to understand -- which generally tends to reduce barriers to cooperation and community development.

The IEA Hydrogen Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter is available now. BIG NEWS! We are pleased to announce a name change to the IEA Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). Legally, we remain an “Implementing Agreement,” but going forward we’ll be known as IEA Hydrogen or IEA H2. As well, IEA Hydrogen is pleased to announce the recently elected members of our new leadership team. The incoming Chairman is Paul Lucchese of Capenergies and CEA. The two Vice Chairs are  Mr. Eiji Ohira of NEDO in Japan and Dr. Jonathan Leaver of Unitec in New Zealand.


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Latest Publications

Task 29: Distributed and Community Hydrogen Energy (DISCO-H2) has produced a Subtask 4 Report: Replicability and Market Readiness of the SixCase 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.

Task 29: Distributed and Community Hydrogen (DISCO H2) has produced a Final Report on Subtask 3 - Model Concept Development. The goal of Task 29 Subtask 3 was to develop replicable and scalable models for three types of distributed hydrogen systems: urban, island/rural, and industrial/commercial. 

Task 28 Report: This report from IEA HIA Task 28 concludes that the main barrier to large-scale introduction of hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) is market development rather than technology development.  FCEVs are technically ready for commercialization.  In the last decade, significant progress has been made toward commercializing hydrogen as an alternative fuel for transport.  Hydrogen delivery technologies and pathways --particularly Hydrogen Refueling Stations [HRSs] -- have been demonstrated and tested and are ready for scale-up to build initial networks.
 

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