“To Advance and Promote the Markets for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy”
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users, and FCHEA members are helping to transform our energy future. FCHEA represents the full global supply chain, including universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Advantage
Association members believe the clean energy future will be defined by access to affordable, sustainable energy. Clean, efficient fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies will be crucial in this new era because of their great versatility, scalability and reliability. FCHEA members are leading the effort to bring these technologies to market, promote economic growth and enhance energy security.
FCHEA’s Roles: Advocate, Educate, Engage, Support
FCHEA is the industry’s voice in governmental, intergovernmental (IGO), nongovernmental (NGO), business and public forums worldwide.
Advocate: FCHEA advocates for comprehensive public policies that ensure fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies are part of every possible clean energy scenario. We attend national and international meetings to represent the industry and educate key audiences. Our spokespersons explain the roles fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies already play in society as well as how they are enhancing and transforming global and national energy networks. For the financial and business communities, we help explain the reality and benefit of fuel cell and hydrogen energy commercialization.
Educate: Around the world, FCHEA members educate key audiences about the full range of benefits provided by FC&H2 technologies. In the U.S., for example, there are specific programs in place to share information with energy-focused officials.
Engage: Education, communications and outreach are the foundations for engaging key audiences and the public, and building new communities of support for fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. We identify and assist champions at the federal level, as well as the provincial and state level, to help create new markets and ensure continued support for existing programs.
Support: FCHEA supports our members’ own advocacy and engagement through a full range of technical, educational, and outreach activities. Association working groups establish, coordinate, and improve codes and standards, and provide unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and innovation, as well as help shape the regulations that affect commercialization. FCHEA members receive materials and programming suggestions they can use with their own stakeholders.