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International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)

Why is it in the news?

  • India recently hosted the 41st Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) in New Delhi.

About IPHE

  • Founded in 2003, IPHE is an international alliance aimed at advancing the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for clean and efficient energy and mobility systems.
  • Comprising 23 member countries and the European Commission, including major global economies like the United States, Japan, Germany, China, South Korea, Canada, and


  • Facilitate and expedite the global transition to sustainable energy systems by promoting the research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
  • Foster collaboration among member nations to share knowledge, best practices, policies, and standards to accelerate the deployment of these technologies.


  • Serve as a forum for member countries to coordinate and align their efforts in advancing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
  • Organize joint research projects, technology demonstrations, and knowledge exchange programs to promote innovation and development in the field.
  • Facilitate public-private partnerships and international cooperation to leverage resources and expertise for the widespread adoption of hydrogen and fuel cells.


  • IPHE has played a pivotal role in promoting international cooperation and knowledge sharing in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector, leading to significant advancements in technology and market deployment.
  • It has facilitated the development of global standards, codes, and regulations to support the safe and efficient use of hydrogen and fuel cells across various applications and industries.

About Green Hydrogen

  • Green hydrogen (GH2), produced using renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, or hydroelectric power, is a carbon-neutral fuel with the potential to replace fossil fuels in various sectors.
Green Hydrogen derivatives

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Green Ammonia: Produced by combining green hydrogen with nitrogen, it serves as a versatile energy carrier and feedstock for fertilizers and chemicals.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Green Methanol: Synthesized from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide or biomass, it is used in industries as a fuel, solvent, or raw material for the production of chemicals and plastics.



  • Green hydrogen and its derivatives can be used as clean energy sources for manufacturing processes, reducing carbon emissions and environmental impact.
  • Green hydrogen can power fuel cell vehicles, while green ammonia and methanol can serve as sustainable fuels for ships, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles, contributing to decarbonization efforts in the transportation sector.

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