Hydrogen Council gains momentum


The Hydrogen Council was established earlier in January this year by thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies with the common vision of a hydrogen fuelled future. Since its launch, the council has grown and welcomes 11 new members this month.

The new members are all leading international energy, automotive, science & technology and oil & gas companies from Asia, North America and Europe. Newly joined steering members include: 3M, Bosch, China Energy, Great Wall Motor, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation and Weichai. Hexagon Composites, Marubeni, McPhy, Nel Hydrogen and Royal Vopak have also joined at supporting level

“We are delighted to welcome such impressive growth and the strong CEO-level commitment to hydrogen this demonstrates,” said co-chair of the Hydrogen Council and vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, Dr Woong-chul Yang.

He added: “This is corporate leadership at scale―multinationals are walking the talk when it comes to building better solutions to address the Paris Agreement climate goals and hydrogen has become an integral part of our strategies.”

Likewise, Benoît Potier, co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, chairman and CEO of Air Liquide said that he is “pleased to see more and more leading companies around the world committing to the development of hydrogen, recognizing it as a key solution to the energy transition.”

“Since its launch one year ago, the Council has been able to build strong momentum. Its active participation in high level international events such as the World Economic Forum, New York Climate Week, One Planet Summit and Cop23, lead to major progress engaging with policy makers and governments,” said Potier.

“Our priority in 2018 will be to continue this rapid pace working alongside global partners and international organizations to help make hydrogen an everyday reality,” he added.