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The global energy system is facing a historic change, and hydrogen energy has dual attributes of energy and material, and can be widely used in transportation, construction and industrial fields, which is an important way for clean and low-carbon energy transformation. Low emission hydrogen offers unique opportunities for net-zero industrial development in developing countries and transition economies to meet their climate commitments in line with the Paris Agreement. It further drives job creation, skills upgrading, and mobilize investments through establishing green industries.
August 30, 2023 - IHFCA Vice-chair Member China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (#Sinopec) announced that it has started the operation of its Kuqa Green Hydrogen Pilot Project in Xinjiang, northwest China.
Ms. Ju Wang, Secretary General of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) and expert member of Executive Board of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET), attended the Executive Board Meeting of CEET from July 12 to 14 in New York. During the meeting, she offered technological and development suggestions to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), regarding carbon neutrality and energy transition.
Organized by the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) and the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China SAE), the 7th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress & Exhibition (FCVC 2023) took place in Shanghai from July 5th to 7th. Additionally, IHFCA held its Third Session of the First Executive Board Meeting on July 6th.
The Third Session of the First Executive Board Meeting of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (hereinafter referred to as the "Association") were held on July 6, 2023, in Shanghai International Automobile City as part of the International Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress & Exhibition.
International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Standards Summit was successfully held in Macau, China on May 11, 2023. More than 200 participants from governments, international organizations, universities, research institutes and enterprises gathered at the Banyan Ballroom of Banyan Tree Macau to discuss the promotion of research, development and certification of international standards for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, to enhance the consistency of standards and to play a leading role in developing standards. The summit effectively promotes the mutual recognition, interoperability and integration of hydrogen and fuel cell standards in the international arena and facilitates global hydrogen industry chain development with high quality and efficiency.
Hydrogen is an important alternative to traditional fossil fuels and a major driver of achieving global carbon neutrality. Driven by this goal, the development of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) has become a global consensus. The establishment of systematic standards in hydrogen and FCVs will ensure high efficiency, high quality and high security in this field.
Hydrogen is an abundant secondary energy source with the advantages of zero pollution and zero carbon emissions. It is gradually becoming one of the most important carriers of global energy transition and development. The global energy crisis is also contributing to the development momentum of hydrogen. As one of the major areas of development, hydrogen has become an important strategic option for accelerating energy transition, cultivating new economic growth points, and has been widely used in the automobile and chemical industries, demonstrating its role in decarbonization and its contribution to carbon reduction and climate change control.
Facing the greater challenges brought by global climate change, governments and enterprises of multiple countries have proposed the goals of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. Under this context, fuel cell vehicles, as a type of new energy vehicles, have become one of the major development pathways of China’s automotive industry. According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the cumulative production and sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in China in 2022 reached 3,626 and 3,367 respectively, with a year-on-year growth of 105.4% and 112.8% and its ownership ranking top three in the world. Despite the achievements China has made in promoting fuel cell vehicles, there are certain constraints, and the industry is still in an early stage of commercialization, facing problems such as insufficient industry chain synergy, inconsistency in hydrogen quality for vehicles, lack of hydrogen infrastructure, immature standard systems, etc. 2023 International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Industry Collaboration and Exchange Conference will be held on April 3, 2023 in Daxing International Hydrogen Demonstration Zone. This meeting aims to exchange ideas regarding these issues to accelerate the development of the automotive industry and remove barriers to upgrade global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology and industry.
Distinguished guests, partners and industry peers,As spring arrives and everything comes back to life, we are pleased to announce that the International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress and Exhibition 2023 (FCVC 2023), jointly organized by the China Society of Automotive Engineers and the International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, will be held in Jiading, Shanghai from July 5th to 7th.

In August 2022, the Journal AutomotiveEngineering (Vol. 44) published a research paper Design, analysis and validation of distributed drive and liquid hydrogen-poweredheavy duty commercial fuel cell vehicles. Authored by IHFCA Chairman Ouyang Minggaoand his team at Tsinghua University, Bu Yu at the Beijing Institute ofAerospace Testing Technology, and Wang Lijun and Qin Zhidong at Foton Motor,the paper proposes a new technical solution for liquid hydrogen (LH2) commercialfuel cell vehicles (FCVs), featuring a distributed drive system designed forurban heavy-duty (HD) and long-haul freight transport.


Date: 14 December 2022

Time: 12.30 PM – 2:00 PM East African Time

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China-Africa Hydrogen Forum (Online), a pre-event of the 7th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference and Exhibition (FCVC 2022) co-organized by the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) and the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China SAE), was successfully held on September 14. Supported by Anglo American, the Forum included two sessions s: Keynote Speeches and Roundtable Forum, attended by representatives of Chinese and African governments, industry associations and important enterprises.

Hydrogen energy is an important strategic choice toaccelerate clean and low-carbon energy transformation and foster new economicgrowth points. The development and utilization of hydrogen energy representedby fuel cells is an important strategic direction of the energy transition.


The large-scale renewableenergy promotion has put forward large-capacity and long-term storagerequirements for energy storage systems. High-temperature Solid Oxide ElectrolyzerCell (SOEC) have become a hot spot in international research and developmentdue to its high efficiency and reversibility, it has gradually become arepresentative of the "electric-hydrogen-electric" hydrogenenergy storage technology route. From this perspective, this paper analyzes thedevelopment progress of using solid oxides water electrolysis for hydrogenproduction and energy storage technology.

In June 2022, the Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy published Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology Roadmap and Progress in China. Authored by professors Wang Hewu, Ouyang Minggao, Li Jianqiu and Yang Fuyuan at Tsinghua University, the paper reviews China’s FCV development and representative progress in three aspects: industry value chain, FCV Roadmap 2.0, and FCV demonstration in Zhangjiakou.
On June 30, 2022, the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) held its 1st General Assembly Meeting and the 1st Session of its 1st Executive Board Meeting in Beijing. Initiated by China SAE, Faurecia, Sinopec, SAIC, Hyundai, Toyota, and other leading companies, IHFCA is an international, industry-wide and non-profit society organization formed voluntarily by national and regional enterprises, research bodies and organizations in the fields of hydrogen, fuel cells, and FCV industry around the world.
Low carbon hydrogen will be vital to achieving net zero by 2050, with the potential to help decarbonise key UK industrial sectors and provide energy across power, transport and heat.
It has been 15 years since UNDP China began promoting hydrogen-based clean energy solutions, staring from 2003 in close collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). What began as a small demonstration pilot, has now been scaled across multiple cities.
Over the next three years, China will develop 10 hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) along four express highways connecting Shanghai with four major cities (Rugao, Suzhou, Huzhou & Ningbo) in the Yangtze River Delta region. By the end of 2030, the region is projected to build 500+ HRSs and deploy 200,000+ FCVs.