Safe Hydrogen Project

We’ve been writing hydrogen safety standards for nearly 70 years, and we’re continuing to write new standards today to meet the needs of the new economy. Our standards will make sure that each individual piece of the new hydrogen economy, from production to storage to delivery to application, works together as a seamless, interoperable, and interconnected network. Our work is vital to making the hydrogen economy a reality.

Who we are

The Safe Hydrogen Project is a collaborative global effort to develop and distribute safety information for the production, storage, transport, and use of hydrogen. The Safe Hydrogen Project is an initiative of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) which has been a global leader in hydrogen safety for more than 70 years.

The Hydrogen Shift

We’re at the cusp of one of the biggest transformations in history – the shift to a hydrogen economy. Hydrogen is poised to drive everything from power generation to air transport, shipping, mobility, and infrastructure.

Two things are essential to making this vast new hydrogen energy network function – safety, and interoperability; and CGA’s Safe Hydrogen Project sits at the intersection of those two imperatives.


The Safe Hydrogen Project is committed to realizing the full potential of the hydrogen energy economy. We believe that by continually assessing hazards in the production, storage, transport, and use of hydrogen, and developing comprehensive and broadly applicable safety information and regulations, we can assure universal access to safety resources, and drive a new era of sustainable development, growth, and productivity.


Unlock the potential of the hydrogen energy era by developing safety standards and fostering their adoption across the interconnected global economy thereby promoting industry growth.

About The Compressed Gas Association

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CGA’s mission is to promote ever-improving safe, secure, and environmentally responsible manufacture, transportation, storage, transfilling, and disposal of industrial, medical, and food gases and their containers. More than 140 companies worldwide are members of CGA, from multinational corporations to family-owned businesses. These companies represent all facets of the industry: manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products.

When it comes to hydrogen, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has been developing related standards for more than half a century – we published our first hydrogen safety standard in 1955.

The standards we develop are incorporated by regulators, industrial engineers, designers, and zoning bodies at the federal, state, and provincial level. We’re ANSI accredited and we have long worked with ISO and the UN to create model regulations and harmonize standards across borders in this increasingly connected world.

Safe Hydrogen Project Staff

Portrait of Richard Gottwald, President and CEO<br />
Compressed Gas Association

Richard Gottwald

President and CEO
Compressed Gas Association

Portrait of Richard Craig, Vice President<br />
Technical and Regulatory Affairs,<br />
Compressed Gas Association.

Richard Craig

Vice President
Technical and Regulatory Affairs
Compressed Gas Association

Portrait of Rob Early, Technical Manager<br />
Compressed Gas Association .

Rob Early

Technical Manager
Compressed Gas Association

Media & Partnerships

Portrait of Paul Pflieger, Director of Marketing and Communications, Compressed Gas Association.

Paul Pflieger

Director of Marketing and Communications
Compressed Gas Association

CGA Hydrogen Membership

CGA is the recognized leader in the development of gas and equipment standards in North America and around the world, many of which are referenced by regulators at all levels of government. When it comes to hydrogen, CGA has been developing related standards for nearly 70 years.

Now, as hydrogen enters potentially its biggest renaissance since it’s discovery in 1766, CGA is calling on companies from all sectors of the hydrogen economy to join them in developing the standards we will need to enable the safe and reliable use of hydrogen in the future. As a CGA Hydrogen Member you may partake in one of CGA’s Hydrogen Committees which identify and develop the operational safety standards that empower the hydrogen energy economy.

CGA Hydrogen Members

Air Liquide
Air Products and Chemicals
Air Water
Acme Cryogenics
Applied Cryo Technologies
Bair Energy LLC
Baker Risk
Chart Industries
Clean Energy Solutions


CP Industries
Eleet Cryogenics
FIBA Technologies
FirstElement Fuel
Hexagon ASA
Integrated Cryogenic Solutions


Luxfer Gas Cylinders
PDC Machines
Plug Power
Taylor Wharton
Toyota Motor NA R&D
Utility Global

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