News About Hydrogen Energy

WHEC 2020 Invitation for Sponsors and Exhibitors
WHEC 2020 invitation for sponsors and exhibitors are available now. Click on the title for more information.

Introduction to IAHE Codes and Standards Division (IAHE-CSD)
International Association for Hydrogen Energy Codes and Standards Division(IAHE Codes and Standards Division, IAHE-CSD)is a division of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy established in 2016. The IAHE-CSD has been created thanks to the efforts of Prof. Jinyang Zheng and his research team from Zhejiang University. It is focused on enabling commercialization of hydrogen energy technologies by facilitating the global research community input to the harmonization of hydrogen codes and standards.

WHEC 2020
23rd World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC-2020) is going to be held on July 5-9, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Click the title for more information.

New Book on Biofuel Production
Debabrata Das and Jhansi L. Varanasi published their new book, "Fundamentals of Biofuel Production Processes" by CRC Press recently.

F-Cell HFC 2019 is fast approaching!
F-Cell HFC 2019 will take place in Vancouver, Canada, between 22 and 23rd of May, 2019. For the event flyer please click on the title. 

Renewable Transformation Challenge
The Renewable Transformation Challenge is awarded every two years to recognize accomplishments by organizations such as private enterprises, NGO’s, and research institutions for undertaking projects and programs that help move the world toward an energy system supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, or for conducting the critical analyses that provide meaningful roadmaps for the transformation.

Energy Storage
Energy Storage provides a unique platform to present innovative research results and findings on all areas of energy storage. The journal covers novel energy storage systems and applications, including the various methods of energy storage and their incorporation into and integration with both conventional and renewable energy systems.

IJHE Most cited papers of 2016 & 2017
As announced earlier this year, the IJHE created ten Awards to be presented to the authors of the most cited papers in five different categories to be selected for the previous odd and years. These categories are Hydrogen Energy/Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Production, Hydrogen Storage & Distribution, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Applications. The first Award Winners were selected out of the papers published in the years 2016 and 2017, and the Award Certificates were presented during the Gala Festival of the 22 World Hydrogen Energy Conference (22 WHEC 2018), 17-22 June 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World's first hydrogen powered hotel
Toshiba's Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Now Providing Power and Hot Water to New Hotel. Hydrogen to fuel the system is extracted from recycled used plastics, and the fuel cell helps to meet the energy needs of the hotel. Hot water cogenerated with electricity will also be utilized for the bath and shower in each room.

New e-Journal: H2-International
H2-international is an English-language information service on hydrogen and fuel cells. Via blog, e-journal, and newsletter, the service reports on current developments, especially from across the German-speaking region. The articles written by independent journalists and science professionals are primarily contributions which also appear in the German-language trade publication HZwei.

Wenger Engineering and Honda publishes MC Formula Validation Calculator
Honda R&D USA and Japan have been working with Wenger Engineering to make hydrogen refueling faster and more efficient. The approach is called “MC Method” or “MC Formula.” Honda has decided to publish a software that would help station designers and engineers apply it correctly.

IAHE Board Meeting at WHEC2018
IAHE Board of Directors Meeting took place in Brazil. Brazilian Secretary of Technological and Innovation Development was also present at WHEC 2018.


IJHE Awards
In our goal to recognize the distinguished works of our au thors, I am excited to announce that the IJHE is establishing ten Awards to be given to the authors of the most cited papers in five different categories. These categories are Hydrogen Energy/Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Production, Hydrogen Storage & Distribution, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Applications. As the WHEC meets every two years, two awards will be presented in each category, one for the previous even year and one for the previous odd year.

Interaction of Elements with Hydrogen and with Each Other
by D.V. Schur, S. Yu Zaginaichenko, A. Veziroglu, T.N. Veziroglu and others. The periodic system of chemical elements of Mendeleyev is supplemented with data, which allow using it as an encyclopedic reference book.

WHEC 2018

The 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2018, will take place in Rio de Janeiro on 17-22 June 2018. Registration is now open.

For registration and more information please use the link


Hydrogen in Crystals
This newly published book is devoted to a theoretical study of phase transformations in metal hydrides having a different crystal structure, as well as to an experimental study of their hydrogen capacity. It's authors are: Z.A. Matysina, S.Yu. Zaginaychenko, D.V. Shchur, A. Veziroglu, T.N. Veziroglu, M.T. Gabdullin, N.F. Javadov, Al. Zolotarenko, An. Zolotarenko.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is October 8
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, aptly celebrated on October 8 to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), brings together industry, academia, national labs, government, and other stakeholders to increase awareness of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

2017 HEF Power-To-Gas Contest - Rules & Guidelines Published
The 2017 Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges student teams from around the world to design a "Power-to-Gas System". This system uses electricity to produce hydrogen for cross market uses including energy storage, ancillary services, and transportation fuel.

Participating student teams will choose a site in their area, engage their local electric and gas utilities, coordinate with regulatory bodies and safety experts, and create educational materials, including a short video. Registration deadline is September 15, 2017, and interested students can sign up here >> while recruiting their team.


2017 HY-Contest Veziroglu Award
A contest for innovative ideas on expansion of hydrogen refueling infrastructure is organized by the Hydrogen Association of India (HAI), honoring Prof. T. N. Veziroglu. The inter-disciplinary teams of students from academic institutes/universities need to apply their creativity and academic skills in the areas of design, engineering, economics, and business science to recommend a solution to achieve the goal of clean hydrogen economy at an affordable cost.

The other rules, regulation and details of the contest is available at website:


Nazim Muradov Recognized for Inventions and Advances in Hydrogen Energy Research
This month, both UCF and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will honor Muradov for his work in hydrogen and alternative fuel sources. On April 5, Muradov will receive the Excellence in Research Award at UCF and then on April 6, he will be inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in Boston.


The 7th World Hydrogen Technology Conference


WHEC 2016 Zaragoza
The phenomenal success of WHEC 2016 Zaragoza is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm the leaders in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells have displayed on a continual basis. During this Conference, there were at least 600 presentations from 50 different countries; shedding light on the fact that automobile industry is the leading driving force in the sector and the highest contributor towards raising society´s awareness in regards to hydrogen as an energy carrier. There are also developments in the generation at a small scale. Japan is one of these instances. In order to face electric power distribution constraints, fuel cells are being installed in households to generate electricity; while as large stationary projects are also being developed, and innovations in Power to Gas- the technology used to utilize and turn the electric power surplus coming from solar and wind renewable energy, first into hydrogen and subsequently into clean synthetic and renewable natural gas.


The Destined Meeting with Pope Francisco!
IAHE Vice President Dr. Bolcich and Board of Directors Dr. Spazzafumo visited Pope Francisco to talk about their Association and the envisioned future they wish to accomplish using Hydrogen. Dr. Bolcich said "Today, 1st of June, together with Giuseppe and my wife Maggie, we had the opportunity to participate at the General Pope Audience in Vatican. We were located at the second row of the main *palco*. After the speeches and praying of Francisco and bishops and other members of the Catholic Church, Francisco made close contact with people in the *palco*.


Spain host its 1st WHEC in 2016

Spain will host for the first time the holding of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, -WHEC-, the main worldwide event on the use of hydrogen as an energy vector, which will celebrate its 21st edition in Zaragoza from 13th to 16th June. A meeting that will bring together business professionals, research centers and public and private entities of reference in the hydrogen sector and other related industrial sectors.

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Hydrogen Technology Center
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has established a Hydrogen Technology Center  to fully edit the topics of photoelectrochemical hydrogen production and hydrogen storage, from basic research to the development of prototype systems. 

To learn more about their purpose and future plans, please follow the link below!


Germany's Fusion Reactor Creates the Worlds First Hydrogen Plasma
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have successfully conducted a revolutionary nuclear fusion experiment. 


Tokyo Hopes to Make Hydrogen Power the Star of the 2020 Olympics
Governor of Tokyo has a vision that can change the world! Tokyo plans to spend 40 billion yen about $330 million through 2020 to encourage the development of technologies based on hydrogen, a gas capable of producing energy without exhaust other than water when mixed with oxygen in a fuel cell.

“The first Tokyo Olympics, 50 years ago, left a bullet-train system as a legacy. I want to leave a hydrogen society as a legacy for the next Tokyo Olympics,” Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe.

To learn more about it, please refer to the following link.


IAHE Hydrogen Storage Division
IAHE is proud to announce our newest division to the family!

Upp™ now available at Apple Stores across the UK
"Upp" the next generation of award winning fuel cell technology from Intelligent Energy is now available at Apple Stores across the UK and can also be ordered from the Upp website:
To learn more about it, please refer to the following link.


This symposium will explore all aspects to "Strengthening Opportunities for Biohydrogen and Biorefinery covering many issues related to the production of hydrogen from biomass. Please find the latest announcement of this Symposium here below.


20TH World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014
Join an unique experience at the 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014 from June 15 (Sun) to 20 (Fri), 2014!!!

Golden Field Office
Notice of Intent - Funding Opportunity
Announcement: Fuel Cell Technologies
Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies


Batteries, Fuel Cells & EV Public Seminars
Join an unique 2 days seminar in the field of Batteries, Fuel-Cells, Super Capacitors & EV's Industry.

20TH World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014
WHEC 2014 is now recruiting the companies in exhibition where it will be presented the latest issues and trends of hydrogen energy.


Invitation for CHBC Technology Tour of 1.1 MW PEM Fuel Cell - April 24
The first Technology Tour of the year is planned for Ballard's 1.1 MW Fuel Cell System operating at the Toyota facility in Torrence, California on April 24 at 11 am PST. All CHBC members and interested parties are invited to attend.

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Request for proposal for deployment of fuel cell-based auxiliary power units for
The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has issued a request for proposal, or RFP, for the analysis and demonstration of fuel cell-based auxiliary power units, or APUs, for refrigerated trucks.

Apple applies for Hydrogen Fuel Cell patents
Looking to create lighter, more efficient fuel cells for portable devices
by Ben Camm-Jones, MacWorld UK


First IAHE Student Design Competition
Registration deadline for the first IAHE Student Design Competition is set for November 15, 2009. Go ahead apply!

Design Competition Guidelines


Testimonial to T. Nejat Veziroðlu on his Retirement from the University of Miami
IAHE's acting president Dr. T. Nejat Veziroglu recently retired from the University of Miami. 

Hydrogen operated three wheelers (Delhi)
Dr. L.M. Das, a professor at the India Institute of Technology in Delhi, informed us that everything is going well for the planned hydrogen operated three wheelers in Delhi. 

Nuvera Fuel Cells Introduces PowerEdgeTM
Nuvera Fuel Cells Introduces PowerEdgeTM:
A New Hybrid Fuel Cell Product for the Material Handling Industry


Water Electrolysis
Two videos on water electrolysis from the University of Pittsburgh researches has been recently uploaded on YouTube. 

Hydrogen Link West Denmark
 Public Private Partnership project for development and pilot testing of hydrogen filling stations and fuel cell hybrid vehicles

Solar-Hydrogen: Fuel for the Future

The price of oil has just crossed $100 a barrel for the first time, driven by the ever growing global demand for energy. The need to develop a new type of fuel is becoming more and more urgent. Whilst hydrogen is widely considered to be best alternative, it is vitally important that it is produced in a renewable and environmentally friendly manner which is not the case at present.


Hydrogen Go-Kart Breaks Land Speed Record
At a Formula Zero competition at Rotterdam in the Netherlands, driver Bo Ridder blasted his hydrogen go-kart to a new world record for its class on the 1/8 mile track by going the length in 11.591 seconds.

Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens in Seoul, South Korea
The same week that the Hyundai I-Blue was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Hyundai also used its Tucson FCEV to cut the ribbon on the first hydrogen fueling station in Seoul , South Korea.

A Brand New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bike
A company in China just came out with a new hydrogen bike. The company, Shanghai Pearl Hydrogen Power Source Technology Co, unveiled its creation at the 9th China International Exhibition on Gas Technology, Equipment and Applications.

Honda Seeking British Family to Run Fuel Cell Vehicle

(Fuel Cell Today) Honda is planning to offer a British family the opportunity to run a fuel cell vehicle and in doing so demonstrate that the technology is practical. Following a successful trial in the USA in which Honda provided a Californian family with a fuel cell car, the company is now looking to extend the project to Britain.


Mazda to Lease Hydrogen-Powered Rotary Engine Cars

(Asia Pulse Pte Ltd) Japan's Mazda Motor Corp. (TSE:7261) announced Wednesday that it will begin leasing the RX-8 Hydrogen RE, a car equipped with a rotary engine that can run off either hydrogen or regular gasoline.


Hy-Drive Technologies Announces Commercial Availability of Hydrogen Generating System

(Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Hy-Drive Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: HGS) ("Hy-Drive") today announced the commercial availability of its G2 hydrogen generating system (HGS) and has now begun shipping and installing its first G2 units to selected trucking customers throughout North America to meet growing demand. Hy-Drive's new G2 system is designed to substantially improve fuel efficiency while being environmentally "friendly" by reducing exhaust emissions.


Malaysian Scientists Develop Hydrogen Fuel Technology

(Bernama) -- A small group of scientists have invented a technology called Hydrogen Fuel Technology (HFT) which could reduce petrol consumption up to 50 percent. Spokesperson for the scientists, Mohammad Isa Abdullah, said that the HFT system was designed to fit all types of cars with particular emphasis on national cars, namely Proton Perdana, Proton Waja, Proton Wira, Proton Iswara, Proton Saga and Perodua Kancil.


Energy Expert Calls on the UK Government for Tenfold Increase in Fuel Cell Research
(Fuel Cell Today) Robert Thring, a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Professor of Fuel Cell Engineering at Loughborough University, is urging the UK Government to increase fuel prices and take urgent action to avert a fuel crisis. Thring has hit out at the lack of government funding for research into alternative energy sources. He is calling on the government to find alternative ways of powering the UK's motor fleet if a major petrol crisis is to be avoided.

Hydrogen-driven cars in India by 2007
(The Economic Times) New Delhi - The ministry of non-conventional energy sources (MNES) is hopeful of having hydrogen-driven vehicles on Indian roads by 2007 with International Tractors Ltd (ITL) having agreed to undertake commercial production.

German company develops fuel-cell powered bicycles

(Deutsche Presse-Agentur) Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Riding a bicycle without pedalling is a dream of many people. A German company is hoping to make this reality.

Just a few hundred metres from Gelsenkirchen's football stadium, Masterflex AG is working on a new mode of transportation: fuel-cell powered bicycles and three-wheeled "cargo bikes."


Angstrom Power Breaks Record for Energy Density in Micro Hydrogen Fuel Cells
(Fuel Cell Works, Vol.2-50) Angstrom Power, a leader in micro hydrogen systems for portable power, announced that it has achieved a record in energy density and power for a micro hydrogen fuel cell. Angstrom has demonstrated a fuel cell system that provides 3 watts peak power and 1 watt average power with an energy density of 300 Whr/l in a 25cc form factor. This all inclusive system includes fuel cell, fuel storage, power conditioning and peak power energy storage.

Air Products Boosting Hydrogen Investment
(Fuel Cell Today) Air Products and Chemicals will spend $10 billion on hydrogen capital projects over the next 10 years, twice what it spent over the past decade, a top official told investors Wednesday.

Ballard Powered Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Buses Roll Onto Roads in Beijing, China

(Fuel Cell Works) Ballard Power Systems’ (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ: BLDP) Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, John Sheridan, was in Beijing, China today, along with representatives from Ballard’s Alliance partner, DaimlerChrysler, and Chinese industry and government officials, to attend the launch of three Mercedes-Benz Citaro fuel cell buses.


UK's first hydrogen-powered house switched on

(Fuel Cell Works) A tiny fishing village on the exposed Berwickshire coastline in Scotland is playing host for the next 12 months to the cutting-edge of 21st century technology.


GM First to Start Public Use of Fuel Cell Propulsion in Korea

(Fuel Cell Today) Starting immediately, Korea joins the growing number of countries taking advantage of GM’s proven fuel cell expertise and technology in everyday transportation. Yesterday, the HydroGen3 fuel cell vehicle, based on the last generation Opel/Vauxhall Zafira compact van, was first used to shuttle global political and business leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting currently held in Busan , Korea.


China Builds Its First Hydrogen Filling Station in Beijing

A Hydrogen filling station, the first of its kind in China, will be built at Yongfeng New and Hi-Tech Industrial Base in Haidian District, Beijing, at the end of this year.


India's First Hydrogen Fueling Station Opened

(Cryogas International) India's first hydrogen fueling station was officially opened on Sunday 9th October by Mr Mani Shanker Aiyar, Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Panchayati Raj. This is the first phase of India's development of its Hydrogen Economy. The facility, a Hydrogen/Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) blend and pure hydrogen dispensing station, is located at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited's R&D centre, in Faridabad, just north of New Delhi. The event was hosted by Mr Sarthak Behuria, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.


Mercedes Benz A-Class F-Cell vehicle to visit London
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class F-Cell, powered by fuel cell technology, will be on display in London from 3-6 October, as part of the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium. It is the first time that DaimlerChrysler has shown the latest achievements in fuel cell technology in the UK.

Mazda develops hybrid with electric motor, hydrogen-powered engine
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Mazda Motor Corp. has developed a new type of hybrid car that runs by switching between an electric motor and a hydrogen-powered engine, and then automatically shifts to gasoline when it runs out of hydrogen.

Olympus Taps European Lab for Tiny Fuel Cell Hydrogen Generator
Olympus Corp. (TSE:7733) has commissioned QinetiQ Ltd., the largest private research organization in Europe, to develop a hydrogen generator for fuel cells that the Japanese firm can use as the power source in a line of portable devices it plans to design.

Second hydrogen filling station to open next month for fuel-cell Mercedes

(Fuel Cell Today) A second hydrogen kiosk is set to open next month to service the six Mercedes-Benz A-class fuel-cell cars on the road in Singapore.

Running on electricity produced by a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen to produce water, the cars have been on a year-long trial, running up an average of more than 20,000 kilometres each.


Hydrogen Can Be Produced from Zinc Using Solar Power
Using concentrated solar energy, an international team of scientists from Israel, Sweden, Switzerland and France have discovered a clean, safe and inexpensive way to produce hydrogen. The key is using solar energy as the energy source in the production of zinc from zinc oxide.

World's first vehicle with a fuel cell

(Fuel Cell Today) _ SFC Smart Fuel Cell introduces the world's first commercial fuel cell in an automotive application. The company's SFC A50 fuel cell is now an integrated standard feature in the prestigious Hymer "S Class" motor home.


Fuel Cell Educational Programme in Australia
The FCIA (Fuel Cell Institute of Australia) announces an educational programme involving hydrogen and fuel cell science/engineering education, called "MOONSHOT 2010". The title of the programme signifies a historical parallel with the landing on the moon in 1969, to the future commercial release of the fuel cell vehicle (FCV) by GM (US) in year 2010.

Ballard Completes Sale of Subsidiary to Car Makers
(Fuel Cell Today) Ballard Power Systems reports that the previously announced sale of its German subsidiary, Ballard Power Systems AG, to DaimlerChrysler AG and Ford Motor Co. has closed as planned. Ballard Power Systems specializes in the design, development and manufacture of zero-emission proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. At its Burnaby headquarters, the company focuses on developing fuel cell stacks, the key component of a fuel cell system. The subsidiary in Nabern, Germany, (which until now employed about 200 people) takes the fuel cell stack and develops it into complete fuel cell systems.

Honda FCX Integrates Hydrogen Station Locating Navigation System
Users will be able to find stations using voice-activated system
Honda announced today that all hydrogen fuel cell-powered 2005 FCX vehicles will be equipped with a Honda developed navigation system. This new navigation system is the first in the world to incorporate the location of hydrogen stations, including stations being developed as part of California's "Hydrogen Highway" Initiative.


Toyota unveils hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid bus before expo

(Kyodo) _ Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Monday a next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid-electric bus which will carry visitors during the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25.


Hydrogen future drives into the big apple

GM and Shell announce fuel cell vehicle fleet and refueling station; NY to be critical link in "East Coast Corridor"


Akzo Nobel Chemicals - Successful Start-Up Pilot Hydrogen Power Plant
AMERSFOORT/ARNHEM, The Netherlands, Jan 19, 2005 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- NedStack Fuel Cell Technology and Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals report successful start-up and operation of a PEM fuel cell system in Akzo Nobel's chlorine electrolysis pilot plant. Measured electric efficiency of the fuel cells in this "real life" condition is 61,8%. Installation and operation of the pilot-plant is the first step in the development of a 50 MW fuel cell power plant. The pilot plant will be located in Rotterdam, the largest industrial area in the Netherlands.

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Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers. 

Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers. 

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