International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association


Industry and Policy studies

Conduct policy research for hydrogen and FCV commercialization, act as think tanks on technology pathways, strategies and incentive measures, and advise the industry on market intelligence and industry trends.

China has periodic development goals for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV) till 2035.

By 2025, it is required to accelerate the popularization and application of hydrogen energy and fuel cell vehicles. To large SUVs, public services, the bulk application of vehicles will be mainly based on the existing storage, transportation and refueling technology. They will be based on the radiation distance of 150 km to promote hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology appropriately according to local conditions. There will be optimizations of the structural design of fuel cell systems, and accelerate the production of key components industrialization, greatly reduce the cost of fuel cell systems. The number of fuel cell vehicles will reach 50,000 to 100,000.

Roadmap 1.0

Think-tank Reports

As the world’s premier think tank on hydrogen and FCVs, IHFCA provides a range of advisory and consulting services to local governments, ministries, NGOs and international organizations. Our previous studies include:

  • MOST: Studies on China’s FCV industry development strategies;
  • MOST: Evaluation of FCV demonstration and effects;
  • MIIT: Studies for the design of typical fuel cell vehicle application scenarios;
  • MIIT: The study of automotive fuel cell value chain through consultation with the industry experts and advisory bodies;
  • Chinese Academy of Engineering: Studies for the R&D program of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty transportation equipment under the 14th Five-Year Plan;
  • Chinese Academy of Engineering: The preparation plans for the establishment of the “Medium- and Heavy-duty Fuel Cell Vehicle Consortium”;
  • China Association for Science & Technology: Thematic study on critical fuel cell materials: patents and innovations;