International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (hereinafter referred to as the “Association”), initiated by SAE-China, will be established after submitting its application to the State Council of the People's Republic of China through the China Association for Science and Technology. After approval of its application by the State Council, the Association will officially register at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China. The tenets of the Association are collaboration, innovation, and reciprocal sharing. The current initiators of the association are: The United Nations Development Programme, Toyota Motor (China), Anglo American, Daimler Greater China Ltd., Honda Motor, Ballard Power Systems, Air Liquide, Shell, China FAW Group Corporation, SAIC Motor Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, and etc.
The Association, functioning as bridge and linkage to integrate the resources across the entire hydrogen fuel cell industry chain, will create an international platform to promote global communication and collaboration encompassing a complete hydrogen fuel cell industry chain. The objective is to collectively manage various challenges facing the fuel cell industry during its commercialization, foster a market environment encouraging fuel cell scalable applications, and promote global fuel cell technology advancement and commercial deployment as well as Association members’ collaborative development.