The International Association for Hydrogen Safety has been founded by the EC supported Network of Excellence (NoE) HySafe on 26 February 2009 as a non-profit organisation in Brussels, Belgium.
With 17 out of 24 partners the founding consortium showed an highly committed attitude towards sustainable research coordination and a clear interest to support the safe introduction of hydrogen as am energy vector.
With partners from public research institutions, authorities, universities, standard developing organisations and representatives from automotive as well as energy companies HySafe integrates all shareholders and eases communication beyond traditional limitations. Bringing together research, education and commercial interests will further innovative solutions in an highly sensitive and important field of energy technology.
Hydrogen will be introduced as a safe and sustainable energy carrier.
To facilitate the international coordination, development and dissemination of hydrogen safety knowledge by being the focal point for hydrogen safety research, education and training.
The objectives of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety HySafe are to:
- Promote cost effective, coordinated research in the field of hydrogen safety,
- Create and maintain a forum for communication between stakeholders,
- Facilitate the coordination, maintenance and future development of competitive and innovative infrastructure for hydrogen safety research in Europe,
- Transfer knowledge from research to education and training, by providing integrated resources for the training and continuing education of engineers, scientists and other stakeholders,
- Effectively disseminate knowledge via communication/information platforms to all stakeholders, thus contributing to public acceptance of a hydrogen economy, and
- Provide support to funding agencies, industry, RCS organisations, etc., in the field of hydrogen safety.