|Greeting by IAHE President
It was just a little over a quarter of a century ago, during the
first International Conference on Hydrogen Energy (the Hydrogen
Economy Miami Energy Conference, 18-20 March 1974, Miami Beach,
FL, U.S.A.) when a small group of "Hydrogen Romantics" got together.
It was agreed that the Hydrogen Energy System was an idea which
time had arrived. It was the permanent solution the global environmental
So International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) had been
established by the end of that year, and started working in earnest.
One of the first activities of IAHE were establishing (1975) The
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE) an official journal
of IAHE and then organizing the biennial World Hydrogen Energy Conferences
(WHEC) to provide a platform for forming Hydrogen Energy Community:
scientists, energy engineers, environmentalists, decision makers,
and thinkers of the future of the humankind and Planet Earth. Since
1976 WHEC has been held in Miami, Zürich, Tokyo, Pasadena, Toronto,
Vienna, Moscow, Honolulu, Paris, Cocoa Beach, Stuttgart, Buenos
Aires, Beijing and Montreal.
In those years Hydrogen Energy was being also widely discussed
around the World. In a quarter of the century hydrogen has made
a significant progress and inroads in all the directions in the
energy field, due to its unmatched superior properties and characteristics
as an energy carrier, on the one hand, and due to the unrelenting
work of all those who took part in the World Hydrogen Movement,
on the other hand.
Individuals, who have or will have major contributions to the cause
of Hydrogen Energy worldwide, colleagues, readers of the Journal,
present or future active members of the World Hydrogen Movement,
I wish you great success in your hydrogen activities, you can be
greatly proud of your every result contributing to the development
of Hydrogen Economy.
T. Nejat Veziroglu
President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy.