An International Vision for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


The IPHE was established in 2003 as an international institution to accelerate the transition to a hydrogen economy. It provides a mechanism for partners to organize, coordinate and implement effective, efficient and focused international research, development, demonstration and commercial utilization activities related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Each of the following partner countries has committed to collaborating to advance the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in an effort to improve their energy supply and the environment:

Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
China
European Commission
Germany
France
Iceland
India
Italy
Japan
Republic of Korea
Norway
Russian Federation
Republic of South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

The IPHE provides a forum for advancing policies and uniform codes and standards that can accelerate the cost-effective transition to a hydrogen economy.  It educates and informs stakeholders and the general public on the benefits of, and challenges to, establishing a hydrogen economy. Global opportunities for the implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are presented in the IPHE Communiqué (PDF 39KB).