The Hydrogen Association was founded in 1964 by Roy E. McAlister and a group of like-minded pioneers who saw the value of hydrogen as a zero-emissions energy carrier and solution for the looming threat of climate change.
We are a nonprofit science and research organization. We research and demonstrate technologies that may be used by governments, nonprofits, and commercial enterprises globally. Our goal is to support economically viable and sustainable solutions to climate change.
Hydrogen Association members work together to identify and overcome technical, economic, and regulatory barriers to the adoption of hydrogen as an energy source.
The association’s key programs include
- conducting research and development initiatives to advance hydrogen technologies,
- fostering collaboration in best practices and technical expertise among its members,
- advocating for supportive policies at the national and international levels,
- raising awareness of the benefits of hydrogen and showcases new technologies,
- providing public education and workforce training,
- advancing the deployment of hydrogen as a key component of a sustainable energy system, and
- conducting applied research, pilot projects, and third party validation of hydrogen-based technologies.
In addition, The Hydrogen Association has fostered the development of regional associations working on applied hydrogen projects.