International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association


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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

LiveStream Link (English):


UTC/GMT+8, 30th November 2022 (Wednesday) 09:00-12:15 

Venue: Online Participation (Zoom + Livestreaming) 


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.