|The International Energy Agency(IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement(HIA) was established in 1977 to pursue collaborative hydrogen research and development and information exchange among its member countries. Through the creation and conduct of some thirty annexes or tasks, the HIA has facilitated and managed a comprehensive range of hydrogen R&D and analysis activities.The HIA is an IEA Implementing Agreement.|
The IEA was founded in 1974 to carry out energy cooperation among member countries. Recognized for its energy policy analysis, the IEA also provides a platform for collaborative energy R&D through its "implementing agreement" mechanism. The IEA is an autonomous body within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which was created after World War II to coordinate the Marshall Plan, The OECD's mission was expanded in 1961 to include trans-Atlantic and, later, global reach.The HIA envisions a hydrogen future on a clean sustainable energy supply that plays a key role in all sectors of the global economy with a 30+ year operating history, 23 members (including the EU), and significant accomplishments to it's credit, the HIA is the premier global resource for technical expertise in hydrogen R&D.