International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association


The International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) Has Been Invited to Participate in the ISO/TC 197 Plenary Week

From November 13 to 17, the 32nd Plenary Week of ISO/TC 197 Hydrogen Technologies, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was successfully held in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Wang Ju, the Secretary General of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association, was invited to attend the conference and share a work report.

ISO/TC 197 was established in 1990 and currently has 34 Participating Members (P-Members) and 18 Observing Members (O-Members). 18 international standards have been published, and 19 standards are under development. Ms. Wang Ju, in the report, expressed that the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association will exert its function as an A-class liaison organization in ISO/TC 197. The association will continue to actively and deeply engage in international standardization work for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies within the ISO/TC 197 framework. In the near future, IHFCA will initiate the establishment of a techinical committee and actively organize technical and academic exchange activities. Through the creation of an international exchange platform, IHFCA aims to promote communication, collaboration, and standards coordination across various segments of the industry chain.

During the meeting, the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association had discussions with Mr. Gunther Beger, Managing Director of the Directorate for SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation at UNIDO, Ms. Petra Schwager, Chief of the Climate and Technology Partnership (CTP) Division at UNIDO, and Mr. Liu Heng, Senior Technical Advisor of Climate and Technology Partnerships Division at UNIDO. Future collaborations were discussed, particularly in promoting hydrogen energy development and contributing to climate governance.

The International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association expressed its commitment to continue the promotion and application of new technologies through participating in international standardization work. The association aims to assist developing countries in achieving deep decarbonization and sustainable development goals.