The Implementing Agreement “Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC)” of the International Energy Agency (IEA) is intended to boost the development of key components and systems for fuel cells in the IEA member states. The main emphasis is on analysing the market environment and on providing support for market entry by developing the necessary political framework and instruments.
The countries taking part are Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Austrian experts are currently participating in four research projects within this international collaborative framework and conducting R&D activities, system and market analyses, analyses of barriers to implementation and dissemination measures.
> IEA AFC Annex 31: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Graz University of Technology
> IEA-AFC Annex 33: Stationary Applications, Austrian Energy Agency
> IEA-AFC Annex 34: Transport Applications, Austrian Association for Advanced Propulsion Systems (A3PS)
> IEA-AFC Annex 35: Fuel cells for portable applications, Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Graz University of Technology