The Association strives to advance the day when HYDROGEN ENERGY
will become the principal means by which the world will achieve
its long-sought goal of Abundant Clean Energy for Mankind. Toward
this end, the Association stimulates the exchange of information
in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship
of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition,
the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important
role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and
clean energy system.
The Association has an official scientific journal, International
Journal of Hydrogen Energy,
organises biennial World Hydrogen Energy Conferences - including
exhibitions - around the world (the last World Hydrogen Energy Conference
took place in Toronto, Canada, June 2012; the next one, WHEC 20,
will take place in Gwangju City, Korea, June 2014); publishes the proceedings of these conferences as the Hydrogen
Progress volumes; and maintains and updates this Internet site. International
Journal of Hydrogen Energy is published by Elsevier on behalf of the
International Association for Hydrogen Energy, find out more about the
journal on the journal homepage www.elsevier.com/locate/he.
Hydrogen is considered to be an ideal energy carrier in the foreseeable future. It can be produced from water by using a variety of energy sources, such as solar, nuclear and fossils, and it can be converted into useful energy forms efficiently and without detrimental environmental effects. The only by-product is water or water vapor (if air is used for flame combustion of hydrogen, small amounts of NOx are produced). When solar energy - in its direct and/or indirect forms - is used to produce hydrogen from water, both the primary and secondary forms of energy become renewable and environmentally compatible, resulting with an ideal, clean and permanent energy system - the Solar Hydrogen Energy System. Hydrogen can be used in any application in which fossil fuels are being used today, with sole exception of cases in which carbon is specifically needed. Hydrogen can be used as a fuel in furnaces, internal combustion engines, turbines and jet engines, even more efficiently than fossil fuels, i.e., coal, petroleum and natural gas. Automobiles, buses, trains, ships, submarines, airplanes and rockets can run on hydrogen. Hydrogen can also be converted directly to electricity by the fuel cells, with a variety of applications in transportation and stationary power generation. Metal hydride technologies offer a variety of applications in refrigeration, air conditioning, hydrogen storage and purification. Combustion of hydrogen with oxygen results in pure steam, which has many applications in industrial processes and space heating. Moreover, hydrogen is an important industrial gas and raw material in numerous industries, such as computer, metallurgical, chemical, pharmaceutical, fertilizer and food industries.
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.
7/29/2016 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*. At least we could briefly mention him, in the name of IAHE and National Hydrogen Associations, that permanent solution *to take care of Planet Earth - his Enciclica Laudato Si*, are Clean and Renewable Energies with Hydrogen. He firmly answered and encouraged us with a concrete sentence: ADELANTE !!!!!, we spoke in Spanish. This means, to Go forward, to Move, Avanti!!!!!"
6/6/2016 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.
4/21/2016 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!
2/28/2016 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.