The Institute for Energy (IE) is part of the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Its mission is to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of community policies related to energy. Special emphasis is given to the security of energy supply and sustainable and safe energy production. The Institute for Energy supports EU actions by executing its specific research programmes in the fields of clean and sustainable energy spanning both nuclear and non-nuclear domains. Typical non-nuclear activities encompass the harmonisation and validation of safety and performance assessment of hydrogen storage technologies and fuel cells for stationary and vehicle applications.