ABOUT HTCP

The Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (HTCP) was established in 1977 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 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 30+ 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.

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

Jan Jensen - Danish Gas Technology Center

Alternate

Annika Fischer

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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

Meital Fresher - Ministry of Energy of Israel

Alternate

Ayelet Walter - 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

Seok-Jai Choi - Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

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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

John Foyster – 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

Wolfgang Axthammer

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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 University

Alternate
​Andrew Dicks – Griffith University

Austria

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

Alternate
Horst Steinmüller  – Johannes Kepler University Linz

Belgium

Representative
Joris Proost – UCLouvain

Alternate
Adwin Martens – WaterstofNet

Canada

Representative
Jocelyn Millette – CanmetENERGY Varennes

Alternate
Josef Ayoub – CanmetENERGY Varennes

China

Representative
Teng HE – DICP
Lijun Jiang – GRINM

Alternate
Ping Chen – DICP
Shumao Wang – GRINM

Denmark

Representative
Jan Jensen – Danish Gas Technology Center

Alternate
Annika Fischer

Finland Representative
Mikhail Gasik – Aalto University Foundation
France Representative
Paul Lucchese – CEA
Germany

Representative
Erik Busche – Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

Alternate
Christopher Hebling – ISE Fraunhofer

Greece In definition
Israel

Representative
Meital Fresher – Ministry of Energy of Israel

Alternate
Ayelet Walter – Ministry of Energy of Israel

Italy

Representative
Alberto Giaconia – ENEA

Alternate
Massimiliano Della Pietra – ENEA

Japan

Representative
Eiji Ohira – NEDO

Alternate
Maki Hayasaka – NEDO

Korea Representative
Seok-Jai Choi  – Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Lithuania

Representative
Rolandas Urbonas – Lithuanian Energy Institute

Alternate
Algis Vasys – Cambridge Associated, Ltd.

New Zealand Representative
Jim Hinkley – Victoria University of Wellington
Norway

Representative
Oystein Ulleberg – Institute for Energy Technology

Alternate
Andreas Bratland – The Research Council of Norway

Portugal

Representative
Paulo Partidário – DGEG

Alternate
Paulo Martins – DGEG

Spain

Representative
Maria Pilar Argumosa – INTA

Alternate
Fernando Isorna – INTA

Sweeden

Representative
Mikael Lindqvist – Swedish Energy Agency

Alternate
Hanna Sundqvist – Swedish Energy Agency

Switzerland

Representative
Stefan Oberholzer – SFOE

Alternate
Andreas Luzzi

The Neatherlands

Representative
Carla Robledo – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Alternate
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

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Access an archive of over 30 years of research

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Invest now in collaborative R&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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HOW TO BECOME A CONTRACTING PARTY?

Send a formal membership request to the Executive Committee of HTCP

ExCo must unanimously approve the proposal. The Chair will extend a formal invitation to the country / entity.

The country/entity chooses contracting agents to act as representative and alternate: the country/entity sends formal accepting letter cc IEA Legal Office (TCP.legal@iea.com)

The country/entity chooses contracting agents to act as representative and alternate: the country/entity sends formal accepting letter cc IEA Legal Office (TCP.legal@iea.com

IEA Legal Office sends the country/entity a Signature Page

The country/entity sends the Signature Page by email and post mail to IEA Legal Office. Participation in the TPC becomes effective from the date of the Signature Page.

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

Unanimous approval of sponsorship by ExCo (recorded in the ExCo meeting minutes). Sponsor participatin is open to OECD countries and international organizations that participate in.

Approval by the CERT aferter consultation and approval of the CERT country delegates of those countries in which the potential sponsor is based

Formal procedure: HIA sends a letter to the DO reporting consultation with the country delegates, including approval, and requesting CERT approval. The DO will then process the request

Deposit by the Sponsor with the IEA of a written acceptance of the terms and conditions for participation in the HIA