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    About the NHA


    Hydrogen 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 community’s efforts to create a shared vision for the hydrogen energy infrastructure.

    Background
    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 NHA’s 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 commercialization by:
    • 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.

    NHA Objectives
    • Assist in information transfer among research industrial and government programs.

    • Provide 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.