41st meeting on International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Economy begins in New Delhi

Five-day 41st Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy begins in New Delhi.

41st meeting on International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Economy begins in New Delhi

The International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) is holding its 41st Steering Committee Meeting in New Delhi, India from March 18th to 22nd, 2024. During the inaugural session, Prof. Ajay Sood, the Principal Scientific Advisor of the Government of India, highlighted the importance of collaborating to make hydrogen technology more affordable and environmentally friendly.

He noted that although hydrogen is not a new technology, concerted efforts are needed to improve its economic viability and reduce environmental impact.

 

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He emphasized the importance of skill development and R&D in the sector and mentioned that besides the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, various other Ministries of the Government of India are also making efforts to adopt Green Hydrogen.

The Principal Scientific Advisor highlighted that the major areas of work in the hydrogen value chain include five components, namely, Production, Storage, Transportation, Distribution & Consumption.

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The IPHE, established in 2003, comprises 23 member countries and the European Commission and is dedicated to advancing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies globally. The biannual IPHE Steering Committee Meetings serve as a crucial platform for fostering international collaboration and coordination among member countries, stakeholders, and decision-makers. These meetings facilitate information exchange on policy and technical developments, helping to identify key areas for collaboration which inform subsequent initiatives in member countries.

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