Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Research, Development and Demonstration on Advanced Fuel Cells
Welcome to the website of the Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Research, Development and Demonstration on Advanced Fuel Cells (Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement, AFCIA).
The Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Research, Development and Demonstration on Advanced Fuel Cells began in 1990, and currently has 13 member countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA. Our aim is to advance the state of understanding of all members in the field of advanced fuel cells.
The focus of our work is the eight active Annexes (groups): members of which meet regularly to share technology and policy developments in their countries, companies and research institutions, for the benefit of everyone involved:
- Fuel Cells for Transportation
- Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications
- Fuel Cells for Portable Applications
- Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
- Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
- Systems Analysis
- Modelling of Fuel Cell Systems
The Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement is overseen by the Executive Committee, who meet twice a year to oversee the Agreement, to share the results generated within the Annexes, as well as to share and learn about developments in all member countries and companies.
|Role||Chairman||Vice Chair||Vice Chair||Secretariat|
|Name||Prof. Dr. Detlef Stolten||Dr Nancy Garland||Bengt Ridell||Dr Fiona Porter|
|Detlef Stolten||Nancy Garland
||Bengt Ridell||Fiona Porter|
Who we are
Our active work programme focuses on Transport, Stationary and Portable applications, and the technologies Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC), Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Electrolysis.
To date, 13 Member Countries are participating in the Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement giving an international framework to the programme, and including the leading nations working to drive this area forward.
Our Main Activities
The Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement has eight active Annexes.
Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
To reduce the cost and improve the performance of PEFCs, DMFCs and corresponding fuel cell systems.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
To assist, through international co-operation, the development of SOFC technologies.
To share information and learning on electrolyser technologies and their applications.
Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications
To understand better how stationary fuel cell systems may be deployed in energy systems.
Fuel Cells for Transportation
To understand better how fuel cells may be deployed in transportation applications.
Fuel Cells for Portable Applications
To assist, through international co-operation, the development and commercialisation of portable fuel cells.
To assist the development of fuel cells through analysis work to enable a better interpretation of the current status, and the future potential, of the technology. This work will provide a competent and factual information base for technical and economic studies.
Modelling of Fuel Cell Systems
To further develop the open source modelling approaches and knowledge base to facilitate the development of fuel cell technology.
Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement Map
The map provides details of members and institutions that contribute to the Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells.
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- Newsletter No. 6 - 2015
- International developments of stationary fuel cell systems seminar
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- MCFC Status Booklet 2015
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- Newsletter No. 5 - 2014
About the IEA
The energy technology initiatives (Implementing Agreements) function within a framework created by the IEA.