With a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition, the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) has launched a strategic partnership with the Hydrogen Council.
Launched by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in April of this year, CHS is a global oriented non-profit dedicated to promoting hydrogen safety and best practices worldwide.
CHS and the Hydrogen Council will share knowledge and communication channels to facilitate the safe and timely industrial and consumer transition to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as energy resources.
Nick Barilo, Director of the Center for Hydrogen Safety, said, “CHS and the Hydrogen Council are complementary in their efforts to provide government officials, first responders, maintenance technicians, and the general public with access to useful information about hydrogen safety.”
Barilo explained that hydrogen has been used for more than a century to make products such as gasoline, plastics, ammonia, hydrogenated oils, and semi-conductors, and that, in order to fully realise the benefits of hydrogen as a fuel, safety knowledge and experience must be communicated efficiently to a large and growing new market.
He said that both CHS and the Hydrogen Council will be mutually strengthened by the collaboration, as the two organisations will benefit from access to the accumulated knowledge and expertise embodied by each organisation’s corporate members.