Bulgarian Hydrogen Society (BG H2 Society) has been founded by the Ministry of Defense of Republic of Bulgaria, members of Bulgarian Parliament, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM) and Bulgarian Academy of Science as well as experts from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Technical University of Sofia and University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”. BG H2 Society throughout the Hydrogen Technology Centre (UCTM) introduced the master course “Hydrogen Technology” and has been working in all of the major sections of the National programme for scientific research “Hydrogen Technologies – Hydrogen Economy”: fuel cells, materials for hydrogen power industry, modern methods for hydrogen production, storage and transport. A National Fund “Hydrogen and the Global Warming” was established within BG H2 Society in 2009, intended to accumulate funds from different sources, including the Bulgarian State Budget, in order to support projects within the National programme for scientific research “Hydrogen Technologies – Hydrogen Economy”.
BG H2 Society has also proposed an initiative to build the first hydrogen gas station in Sofia and is looking for the proper EU funding. The project includes independent solar power production and electrochemical hydrogen generation as well as the possibility for external tank-car refilling. For more information please consult the BG H2 website.