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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 (Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells).

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 nine 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:

IEA Energy Technology Network

  • Fuel Cells for Transportation
  • Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications
  • Fuel Cells for portable Applications
  • Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
  • Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Systems Analysis – data facts and figures for fuel cells
  • Modelling of Fuel Cell Systems
  • Electrolysis

The Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells 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.

Key Contacts

Role Chairman Vice Chair Vice Chair Secretariat
Name Prof. Dr. Detlef Stolten Dr. Nancy Garland Dr. Ing. Angelo Moreno Dr. Louise Evans
Telephone No. +49-2461-61 3076 +1-202-586-5673 +39-06304 84298 +44 1235 753673
Email Detlef Stolten Nancy Garland Angelo Moreno Louise Evans

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), Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) and Electrolysis.

To date, 13 Member Countries are participating in the Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells giving an international  framework to the programme, and including the leading nations working to drive this area forward.

Our Main Activities

The Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells has nine active Annexes.

Technologies

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

To reduce the cost and improve the performance of PEFCs, DMFCs and corresponding fuel cell systems.

Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

To assist the commercialisation of MCFC systems through collaborative research and development.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

To assist, through international co-operation, the development of SOFC technologies.

Applications

Fuel Cells for Stationary Application

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.

Systems Analysis

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.

Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells Map

The map provides details of members and institutions that contribute to the Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells.

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