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October 16, 2003

Canada to Join the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy

After an October 16th meeting with Herb Dhaliwal, Canada's minister of natural resources, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced that Canada intends to join the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy. Secretary Abraham proposed the international hydrogen partnership in April during his speech to the International Energy Agency Ministerial Meeting. Several other countries have shown interest in joining the partnership, which Secretary Abraham will kick off this fall by hosting the first ministerial meeting of the partnership.

The International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy will support the deployment of hydrogen technologies by establishing collaborative efforts in hydrogen production, storage, transport, and end-use technologies; creating common codes and standards for hydrogen fuel utilization; and sharing information necessary to develop hydrogen-fueling infrastructure. See the DOE press release.

For more information on hydrogen technologies, see DOE's Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program Web site.