fuel is on the brink of becoming a common and affordable source of energy for
powering homes, vehicles, and industry. The National Hydrogen Association (NHA)
is leading the transition from a fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure to a
hydrogen-based one. Since its inception, the National Hydrogen Association, through
its members, has guided the hydrogen communitys efforts to create a shared
vision for the hydrogen energy infrastructure.
The National Hydrogen Association is a membership organization founded
by a group of ten industry, university, research, and small business
members in 1989. Today the NHAs membership has grown to over
100 members, including representatives from the automobile industry;
the fuel cell industry; aerospace; federal, state, and local government;
energy providers; and many other industry stakeholders. The NHA serves
as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and
provides the setting for mutual support among industry, government,
and research/academic organizations.
The National Hydrogen Association has played a critical part in hydrogen
Helping the hydrogen community move toward common goals
Acting as the primary source of information on hydrogen commercialization
Disseminating relevant information to the hydrogen community
and to the general public
Minimizing duplication of effort
NHA Mission The NHA's mission
is to foster the development of hydrogen technologies and their utilization in
industrial, commercial, and consumer applications and promote the role of hydrogen
in the energy field.
Assist in information
transfer among research industrial and government programs.
a national focal point for hydrogen interest that can assist state and federal
government organizations and private industry in developing hydrogen initiatives
in emerging technologies.
Develop public and government education
programs that provide information about the potential for hydrogen as an energy
carrier and for hydrogen technologies.
Develop approaches to
specific projects that can serve as innovative models for production, storage,
and use of hydrogen.
Hydrogen is an abundant element capable of becoming
the cornerstone of energy systems in the 21st Century. Members of the National
Hydrogen Association come together seeking short-term results from information
transfer activities and identification of research and business opportunities,
while keeping an eye on the long-term direction of energy and environmental technology
issues and the opportunities they present.