ABOUT THE HYDROGEN TCP

The Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (Hydrogen TCP) was established in 1977 under the International Energy Agency’s auspices to pursue collaborative hydrogen research and development and information exchange among its member countries. Through the creation and conduct of some forty Tasks, the Hydrogen TCP has facilitated and managed a comprehensive range of hydrogen R,D&D and analysis activities. The Hydrogen TCP was, prior to 2020, known as Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA).

The Hydrogen TCP envisions a hydrogen future on a clean sustainable energy supply that plays a key role in all sectors of the global economy with a 40+ year operating history, 25 Contracting Parties(23 countries + European Commission and UNIDO) and 6 Sponsor Members, and significant accomplishments to its credit, the Hydrogen TCP is the premier global resource for technical expertise in hydrogen R,D&D.

Technical Secretariat

ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L. is the Technical Secretariat of the Hydrogen TCP since July 2020

ARIEMA is a Spanish company with more than 30 years of experience in the hydrogen sector, including the management of sectorial associations and platforms. It is also one of the main Spanish companies that promote innovation projects, technology development, and public-private collaboration activities, having executed more than 100 R&D and innovation projects to date.

More info at www.ariema.com
Main contact point: Marina Holgado – technicalsecretariat@ieahydrogen.org

Members

Australia
Representative

Craig Buckley - Curtin University

Alternate

Andrew Dicks - Griffith University

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Austria
Representative

Theodor Zillner - Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Alternate

Horst Steinmüller - Johannes Kepler University Linz

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Canada
Representative

Jocelyn Millette - CanmetENERGY Varennes

Alternate

Josef Ayoub - CanmetENERGY Varennes

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China
Representative

Teng HE – DICP

Lijun Jiang – GRINM

Alternate

Ping Chen – DICP

Shumao Wang – GRINM

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Belgium
<Representative

Joris Proost – UCLouvain

Alternate

Adwin Martens – WaterstofNet

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Denmark
Representative

Asger Myken- Danish Gas Technology Center

Alternate

Mads Lyngby Petersen- Danish Energy Agency

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Finland
Representative

Mikhail Gasik - Aalto University Foundation

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France
Representative

Paul Lucchese – CEA

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Germany
Representative

Erik Busche - Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

Alternate

Christopher Hebling - ISE Fraunhofer

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Greece
In definition

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Israel
Representative

Gideon Freedman - Ministry of Energy of Israel

Alternate

Alexander Kleiner - Ministry of Energy of Israel

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Italy
Representative

Alberto Giaconia - ENEA

Alternate

Massimiliano Della Pietra – ENEA

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Japan
Representative

Eiji Ohira – NEDO

Alternate

Maki Hayasaka – NEDO

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Korea
Representative

Ki-suk Chung - Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning

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Lithuania
Representative

Rolandas Urbonas - Lithuanian Energy Institute

Alternate

Algis Vasys - Cambridge Associated, Ltd.

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New Zealand
Representative

Jim Hinkley - Victoria University of Wellington

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Norway
Representative

Oystein Ulleberg - Institute for Energy Technology

Alternate

Andreas Bratland - The Research Council of Norway

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Portugal
Representative

Paulo Partidário – DGEG

Alternate

Paulo Martins - DGEG

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Spain
Representative

Maria Pilar Argumosa - INTA

Alternate

Fernando Isorna – INTA

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Sweden
Representative

Mikael Lindqvist - Swedish Energy Agency

Alternate

Hanna Sundqvist - Swedish Energy Agency

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Switzerland
Representative

Stefan Oberholzer - SFOE

Alternate

Andreas Luzzi

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The Netherlands
Representative

Carla Robledo - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Alternate

Marcel Weeda - TNO

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UK
Representative

David Mason – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Alternate

Paul Dodds - UCL Energy Institute

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UNIDO
Representative

Naoki Torii

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SOUTHERN COMPANY
Representative

Noah D. Meeks

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SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONALBV
Representative

Charudatta Patil

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RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL)
Representative

Dr. Ajit Sapre

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NOW GmbH
Representative

Franz Lehner

Alternate

Jan Wegener

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HYDROGEN COUNCIL
Representative

Daryl Wilson

Alternate

Peter Mackey

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HYCHICO
Representative

Sergio M. Raballo

Alternate

Ricardo A. Perez

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Representative

Beatriz Acosta-Iborra

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Contracting Parties
Australia Representative
Craig Buckley – Curtin UniversityAlternate
​Andrew Dicks – Griffith University
Austria Representative
Theodor Zillner – Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and TechnologyAlternate
Horst Steinmüller  – Johannes Kepler University Linz
Belgium Representative
Joris Proost – UCLouvainAlternate
Adwin Martens – WaterstofNet
Canada Representative
Jocelyn Millette – CanmetENERGY VarennesAlternate
Josef Ayoub – CanmetENERGY Varennes
China Representative
Teng HE – DICP
Lijun Jiang – GRINMAlternate
Ping Chen – DICP
Shumao Wang – GRINM
Denmark Representative 
Asger Myken- Danish Gas Technology Centre
AlternateMads Lyngby Petersen- Danish Energy Agency
Finland Representative
Mikhail Gasik – Aalto University Foundation
France Representative
Paul Lucchese – CEA
Germany Representative
Erik Busche – Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbHAlternate
Christopher Hebling – ISE Fraunhofer
Greece In definition
Israel Representative
Gideon Freedman – Ministry of Energy of IsraelAlternate
Alexander Kleiner – Ministry of Energy of Israel
Italy Representative
Alberto Giaconia – ENEAAlternate
Massimiliano Della Pietra – ENEA
Japan Representative
Eiji Ohira – NEDOAlternate
Maki Hayasaka – NEDO
Korea Representative
Seok-Jai Choi  – Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Lithuania Representative
Rolandas Urbonas – Lithuanian Energy InstituteAlternate
Algis Vasys – Cambridge Associated, Ltd.
New Zealand Representative
Jim Hinkley – Victoria University of Wellington
Norway Representative
Oystein Ulleberg – Institute for Energy TechnologyAlternate
Andreas Bratland – The Research Council of Norway
Portugal Representative
Paulo Partidário – DGEGAlternate
Paulo Martins – DGEG
Spain Representative
Maria Pilar Argumosa – INTAAlternate
Fernando Isorna – INTA
Sweeden Representative
Mikael Lindqvist – Swedish Energy AgencyAlternate
Hanna Sundqvist – Swedish Energy Agency
Switzerland Representative
Stefan Oberholzer – SFOE
Alternate
Andreas Luzzi
The Neatherlands Representative
Carla Robledo – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate PolicyAlternate
Marcel Weeda – TNO
UK Representative
John Foyster – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Alternate
Paul Dodds – UCL Energy Institute
Sponsors

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Representative
Beatriz Acosta-Iborra

HYDROGEN COUNCIL

Representative
Daryl Wilson

Alternate
Peter Mackey

HYCHICO

Representative
Eng. Sergio M. Raballo

NOW GmbH

Representative
Wolfgang Axthammer

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL)

Representative
Dr. Ajit Sapre

SOUTHERN COMPANY

Representative
Noah D. Meeks

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONALBV

Representative
Charudatta Patil

UNIDO

Representative
Naoki Torii

BECOME A MEMBER

Why?

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Collaborate with other members on cutting-edge hydrogen R,D&D

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Access an archive of over 40 years of research

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Invest now in collaborative R,D&D to influence the advancement of hydrogen as an energy vector

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Connect with scientists, and national leaders committed to reliable, sustainable, and clean energy

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When a country becomes a member, all national companies and entities can potentially participate in Tasks

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HOW TO BECOME A CONTRACTING PARTY?

For countries and governmental organizations

The TCP unanimously votes to invite a Government to join the TCP as a Contracting Party

The TCP Chair sends a letter to the Government formally inviting it to join the TCP as a Contracting Party

The Government sends a letter to the IEA and TCP ExCo Chair accepting the invitation 

On receipt of the acceptance letter, the IEA Legal Office sends a TCP Signature Page to be signed and dated. Participation in the TCP becomes effective from the date of signature of the Signature Page

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

For companies and non-governmental organizations

The TCP unanimously votes to invite an entity to join the TCP as a Sponsor

The TCP Chair sends a letter to the entity formally inviting it to join the TCP as a Sponsor

The entity sends a letter to the IEA and TCP Chair accepting the invitation, confirming which Tasks that it will participate in, and identifying the person authorised to sign the TCP legal text (Signature Page) and who will represent the entity at TCP ExCo meetings

The IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) approves the Sponsor membership in one of its plenary meetings (held three times a year in Paris)

Following CERT approval, the IEA Legal Office sends an TCP Signature Page to be signed and dated. Participation in the TCP becomes effective from the date of signature of the Signature Page

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