Dear IPHE Community,
Every year, October 8 marks an opportunity to celebrate how far we’ve come together to advance hydrogen and fuel cells as part of our global energy system. This year, we hope you'll join the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) in raising awareness about the progress we’ve made and what else needs to be done. This is also an opportunity to highlight and share with others the valuable contributions each one of you has made to move the needle towards a broader adoption of this exciting technology in multiple sectors of the global economy. Please email anything you would like IPHE to highlight to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Many of your efforts have brought us this far! Worldwide, there are now over 300,000 stationary fuel cells offering resilient power and over 12,000 fuel cell cars on the road, and interest in trucks and heavy-duty vehicles is ramping up. Global shipments of fuel cell power surpassed 800 MW last year and large-scale hydrogen-use applications are gaining more momentum with the rollout of the world's first hydrogen trains and aircraft. Additionally, several global efforts have been made in the maritime sector.
While we've made significant progress through individual efforts in each country and our willingness to work together as a community, the work doesn't end here. We need to continue collaborative efforts to unlock the full potential of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as part of our global energy system.
The IPHE will be commemorating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day starting October 7th with a week-long communications and social media campaign. We encourage you to join us and offer some suggested activities:
Use the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day In-A-Box 2019 as a resource for your own social media activity in commemoration of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
Share the knowledge by giving a hydrogen and fuel cells presentation in your community, classroom, or workplace. You can use one of our member country’s Increase Your H2IQ Training Resource to get you started.
Learn more about hydrogen safety through the Center for Hydrogen Safety which connects a global community on hydrogen safety topics.
Happy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day!
The IPHE Education & Outreach Working Group