Republic of Korea Republic of Korea

IPHE Country Update: March 2017

Name: Yong-gun SHUL
Contact Information:
Covered Period: November 2016 - April 2017

New Policy Initiatives on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (Read more)

2030, Fuel Cell Vehicle 10% Era:

    Objective is to have 10% of all new car sales to be FCEVs by 2030, estimated at 0.18M of 1.67M vehicles. The expectation is:

  • The realization of a Hydrogen-based economy; and,
  • FCV will become viable without financial support.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D Update (Read more)   


Demonstration and Deployments Update (Read more)

FCV Taxi, Ulsan: For the Demonstration project of FCV Taxi, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the City of Ulsan, Hyundai Motors, and the Taxi company (Ulsan). Target (Supply of FCVs): in 2016 FCV 10 cars; in 2017 FCV 5 cars

FCV Carsharing , Gwangju : A Car-Sharing Demonstration project of FCV is being promoted by the City of Gwangju. Carsharing Project: to date, there are Tucson ix(ix35) FCV 15 Cars, EV 27 Cars supplied. The number of vehicles is expanded to increase through to 2020 with the total of FCV and EV to be 300 cars)

Events and Solicitations (Read more)

Korea Energy Show (

  • Exhibition aiming to promote NRE entailing hydrogen and fuel cells Date: Sept 19th to 22nd Location: Il-san Kintex.

Investments: Government and Collaborative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Funding (Read more)  


Regulations, Codes & Standards Update (


Data Table (





Ministry of Knowledge Economy
Hydrogen R&D Center
National RD&D Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society

Member Statements

Member Statements (Read more) - Last updated May 2016

  • Korean Statement (PDF 261KB); 25th Steering Committee Meeting; Berkeley, CA, USA; May 17-20, 2016
  • Korean Presentation (PDF 448KB); 25th Steering Committee Meeting; Berkeley, CA, USA; May 17-20, 2016
  • Korean Statement (PDF); 23rd Steering Committee Meeting; Wuhan, China; 27-28 May 2015
  • Korean Statement (PDF 3.53MB); 22nd Steering Committee Meeting; Rome, Italy; 2-3 December 2014
  • Korean Statement (PDF 1.55MB); 21st Steering Committee Meeting; Oslo, Norway; 19-21 May 2014
  • Korean Statement (PDF 929KB); 20th Steering Committee Meeting; City of Fukuoka, Japan; 20-21 November 2013
  • Korean Statement (PDF 1.23MB); 19th Steering Committee Meeting; London, United Kingdom; 23-24 May 2013
  • Korean Statement(PDF 1.79MB); 18th Steering Committee Meeting; Seville, Spain; 14 November 2012
  • Korean Statement (PDF 1.36MB); 17th Steering Committee Meeting; Cape Town, South Africa; 3-4 May 2012
  • Korean Statement (PDF 1.54MB); 15th Steering Committee Meeting; Vancouver, Canada; May 2011
  • Korean Presentation (PDF 2.07MB); IPHE Infrastructure Workshop; Sacramento, CA, USA; 25-26 February 2010
  • Korean Statement (PDF 2.86MB); ILC/SC Joint Meeting; Washington, DC; 1-3 December 2009
  • Korean Statement (PDF 564KB); Steering Committee Meeting; Sao Paulo, Brazil; 24-25 April 2007
  • Korean Statement (PDF 624KB); Implementation-Liaison Committee Meeting; Oxford, England; 30 January - 1 February 2007
  • Korean Statement (PDF 1.26MB); Steering Committee Meeting; Kyoto, Japan; 14 September 2005
  • Korean Statement (PDF 205KB); Steering Committee Meeting; Paris, France; 26-28 January 2005
  • Korean Statement (PDF 322KB); Steering Committee Meeting; Beijing, China; 26-28 May 2004
  • Ministerial Statement; IPHE Inaugural Ministerial Meeting; Washington, D.C.; 20 Nov 2003


Demonstration & Deployment (Read more) - Last updated January 2009

Hydrogen Demonstration Program Overviews

In 2006, Korea began monitoring projects to demonstrate fuel cells in both transportation and residential power generation applications. The main goal of these projects is to build infrastructure and to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies from the laboratory to the market.

Hydrogen Filling Stations (Nationwide)

  • Total of 5 hydrogen filling stations

Hydrogen Vehicles Involved in Demonstration Programs

  • Total of 40 fuel cell vehicles until 2010
  • Total of 4 fuel cell buses until 2010

Stationary Fuel Cells

  • Total of 240 stationary fuel cells until 2010; size(s) not reported

Demonstrations Involving Other Types of Fuel Cell Applications

None reported


None reported