working groups

The IPHE currently has two active Working Groups (WG):

Education & Outreach (E&O) 

Working Group

  • Aims to share information on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including the status, challenges, opportunities, and initiatives (particularly on policies and programs) across countries. 

  • Engages in events and activities targeting a broad range of stakeholders including policy makers and government officials at the federal, state, regional and local levels, as well as stakeholders from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, associations and other decision makers.

  • Convenes student education and outreach events in each country which hosts biannual IPHE Steering Committee meetings

  • Examples of activities include developing fact sheets, communiques, webinars, compilation of funding, programs and policies in each member country related to hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as a snapshot of hydrogen infrastructure by country and number of demonstrations and deployments for different applications.

Regulations, Codes, Standards, & Safety (RCSS)

Working Group

  • Aims to share information, lessons learned and best practices with a focus on hydrogen safety, as well as the harmonization of codes and standards developed by relevant industry code and standards development organizations.

  • By coordinating at the government level, RD&D programs can be developed to address challenges, including regulatory barriers that may be identified through RCS WG activities.

  • Examples of past activities include round robin testing and protocol dissemination for high pressure hydrogen storage tanks and development of templates to share infrastructure reliability and safety data across countries.

  • Foster dissemination of critical information to relevant stakeholders, particularly related to the safe production, distribution, storage and utilization of hydrogen.

  • Share incident databases and training resources for code officials and first responders among the countries to avoid duplication and leverage knowledge and resources.  (e.g. www.H2tools.org and HIAD 2.0)

TASK Force

The IPHE currently has one active Task Force (TF):

Hydrogen Production Analysis (H2PA) 

Task Force

  • Aims to trigger a process and take initial steps to develop a mutually agreed upon methodology for determining the greenhouse gas and other pollutants' emissions associated with the production of hydrogen.

  • Application of this methodology will help facilitate the market valuation and international trade in ‘clean’ hydrogen by recommending a common approach established by several countries.

  • The adoption of any results is not mandatory and is subject to each member’s discretion, depending on each member’s circumstance.

  • Terms of Reference H2PA TF.

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