Hydrogen Energy

Topic Background

Hydrogen has the potential to become new energy carrier to replace hydrocarbon since the consumption of hydrogen itself is carbon free. Currently, hydrogen is produced from fossil fuel but once it the production becomes carbon-free with use of renewable and nuclear power, it opens up numbers of opportunities in decarbonization of many sectors including industry, transport and building sectors.

Where we are heading

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have a vast potential to climate change mitigation and together with meeting energy security goals in many sectors.
Currently, hydrogen is mainly used as feedstock in chemical, oil and space industries. In the future hydrogen as an energy carrier can serve in stationary and transportation sectors to achieve low-carbon society even under severe carbon constraint.

Comments and Discussion

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Pierre-Etienne Franc
  • December 13, 2017
  • Vice President, Advanced Business and Technologies World Business Unit, Air Liquide

Hydrogen technologies have made promising steps in the last years on several fields. On the fields of tangible achievement, fuel cells have increased penetration in stationary applications, as demonstrated by Panasonic, initial vehicle marketing initiatives (both from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai) have shown solid reliability and customer adoption, stations development and infrastructure projects a...

Platinum free catalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cells was released

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 29, 2017

Platinum is the essential metal for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC). It accounts for 40-45% of the total cost of PEFC. On 13th September 2017, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. released carbon-based catalyst for PEFC, named "carbon alloy" and it is utilized in a 30W PEFC for mobile devices made by Ballard Power Systems Inc.. The new catalyst is used in the air electrode of the Ballard's PEFC stack and...

WHTC, a major international conference on hydrogen was held in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • August 9, 2017

WHTC (World Hydrogen Technology Convention) 2017 was held in Prague, Czech Republic on 9th-13th July, 2017. Over 500 people from all over the world attended the conference. 268 presentations about various themes, such as hydrogen production, storage, utilization, and supportive policies were held. There were also exhibition of hydrogen technology, such as fuel cell vehicle (Toyota MIRAI) and ...

ICEF2016 Side Event: ICEF/G7WG

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • October 6, 2016

Summary of ICEF/G7WG 5th October 2016  The G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting was held in Kitakyushu, Japan in May 2016. In a joint statement, G7 countries declared that they encourage collaboration among relevant research laboratories and institutes to promote the development of innovative clean energy technologies. This agreement aims to generate excellent research outputs which have high pote...

International Hydrogen Energy Conference

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • August 29, 2016

The 2016 International Hydrogen Energy Conference will be held September 11-14, 2016 in Moran, Wyoming, USA. The topic of the conference is “hydrogen effects on mechanical properties of materials”. Follow the link below for details. http://conferences.illinois.edu/hydrogen2016/

The Point of View for Top 10 Innovations

  • Posted by Itaru Yasui
  • September 30, 2015
  • Honorary Adviser, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE)

As an event in ICEF, which was started last year, “Top 10 Innovations” was also started as a competition for low carbon innovations. The Secretariat collected more than 500 new innovations born in the period of about the past one year, and the committee selected about 150 cases as candidates for the 1st voting, and now the final 25 candidates have been selected. The voting system becam...