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,
organizes biennial World Hydrogen Energy Conferences - including
exhibitions - around the world (the last World Hydrogen Energy Conference
took place in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, June 2018; the next one, WHEC 23,
will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2020); 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.
Special Issue on New Aspects in Catalysts/Electrocatalysts/Photocatalysts and their Applications The supply of increasing energy demands a massive exploration of research to develop new and renewable sources. The main aim of special issue is to highlight the recent advances in research and to provide a platform for the designing, synthesis, characterizations and the applications of novel multifunctional nanomaterials in hydrogen energy and related energy.
2/8/2019 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.
2/3/2019 WHEC 2020 First Announcement 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. 1/16/2019 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.
9/11/2018 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. 7/7/2018 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 publicationHZwei. 7/7/2018 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.