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International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association


The world hydrogen energy market is in the early stage of explosive growth, and the increasing demand for hydrogen fuel has also led to the expansion of hydrogen energy facilities around the world. With the rapid development of the hydrogen industry, an increasing number of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS), whether stationary or mobile, are being built in urban areas with a high density of buildings and population. As a kind of emerging clean fuel, hydrogen is also highly flammable and explosive. So, the risk of multiple accidents in urban HRSs has attracted more and more concern. Mobile hydrogen refueling stations are advantageous because they can be moved between locations to provide refueling. However, there are serious concerns over the risk of various accident scenarios as the refueling stations are transported. In this paper, Dong-Hwan Kim and his team conducted a quantitative risk assessment of a mobile hydrogen refueling station. And also analyzed the risks that may occur at two refueling locations and the transport path between them. During the demonstration process, Kong-Hwan Kim and his team's demonstration process revealed that risks are mostly in an acceptable zone and to a lesser degree in a conditionally acceptable zone. The demonstration concluded that the single greatest single risk for hydrogen refueling station factor is an accident resulting from the rupture of the tube trailer at the refueling site.
Hydrogen energy is regarded as the most promising clean energy source in the 21st century due to its cleanliness, high heating value and abundance. There are various sources of hydrogen energy, and the traditional methods of hydrogen production include natural gas steam reforming, partial oxidation of hydrocarbons, and coal gasification etc. With the development of new energy sources, the use of solar energy and other renewable energy as raw materials to produce hydrogen on a large scale has become a common goal for all countries in the world. Figure 1 shows the conclusion of different hydrogen production methods.
Hydrogen Council and global consultancy McKinsey & Company releases a state of the industry report, Hydrogen Insights 2022.on the actual hydrogen market development today and actions required to unlock hydrogen at scale.
At the beginning of this year, the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) released a detailed report entitled "Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Transportation". In the report, the distribution and trend of the patent in the hydrogen fuel cell transportation sector is analyzed in detail from the macro and micro, national and international perspectives.
Monthly Journal – September

Newly added to this issue include information on refueling stations in China and the United States as well as sales data of fuel cell vehicles in China, the United States and Japan from 2020 to September 2022. The key points of this journal include:

- Middle East North Africa - a prime location for low-carbon hydrogen development-China-Africa Hydrogen Energy Forum

- Pre-event of 2022 International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference and Exhibition held successfully

- Hydrogen Energy Global Investment Opportunities Insight

- Magnesium-based hydrogen storage could be the next energy storage windfall

Monthly Journal – August

The key content concludes:

- The united states inflation reduction act may bring about a global hydrogen revolution

- Reflections on the direction of quality control of hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles

- Japan is building international hydrogen supply chain

- Academician peng suping: solid oxide fuel cells should be focused on to make breakthroughs

- 2022 world new energy vehicle congress (wnevc) was successfully held in beijing and Hainan

- Det Norske Veritas (dnv) released “hydrogen forecast to 2050” report

- technology trends | hydrogen production and energy storage based on solid oxide water electrolysis in Europe and the United States

Monthly Journal-July

The key content concludes:

- China consistently improves the competitiveness in the field of green hydrogen

- Interpretation of the Act amending: the German Energy Security Act and the Energy Industry Act

- Where is the road for wind & solar storage? Academician Ouyang Minggao talks about energy storage

- Clean hydrogen metallurgy, creating a complete ecosystem

- What does China's huge new landscape energy base mean for its climate goals

- "Progress in the selection and practice of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology routes in China" published

Hydrogen Technology & Standards

Hydrogen Technology & Standards is a quarterly newsletter, highlighting the latest industry news, technology development, and standards for hydrogen and fuel cell research, demonstration, and commercialization.

Key information in this summer issue includes IHFCA Executive Board Meeting (P. 1), Belt & Road Initiative (P. 3), WNEVC Hydrogen Forum (P. 5-7), and China’s Group Standards (P. 20-22).

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Connection

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Connection is a quarterly newsletter, highlighting the latest industry news and business opportunities for H2 and fuel cell research, demonstration and commercialization.

Key information in this autumn issue includes: FCV demonstration city clusters (P. 6), China’s climate action (P. 8), and FCVC 2021 (P. 9-24).