Seven new members have joined the Hydrogen Council in a bid to advance the global clean energy transition, it was announced today (June 13).
The global CEO-led organisation welcomes two new steering members: Colombia’s Ecopetrol, and InterContinental Energy. Additionally, five new supporting members join: Adani Group, Alfa Laval, Bloom Energy, CK Infrastructure, and Gasuine.
Launched in 2017 by 13 founding members, the Hydrogen Council has grown to 141 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of sectors along the hydrogen value chain.
The newest wave of companies to join the Council sees expansion into new regions, with Colombian Ecopetrol becoming its first South American member, and Sweden’s first representation by Alfa Laval.
Felipe Bayón, CEO of Ecopetrol, commented, “Joining the Hydrogen Council means a great opportunity for Ecopetrol to accelerate our low-carbon hydrogen plan, as part of our Strategy 2040 ‘Energy that transforms’, and contribute to Colombia’s Hydrogen Roadmap.
“We believe that joint efforts, among the members of the Council, will trigger changes in investment patterns, technologies, and behaviours, in pursue of the ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition for a better, more sustainable, and more resilient energy future.”
Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval, said, “We see the hydrogen economy as an inevitable enabler of a Net Zero 2050 and recognise the importance of accelerating the deployment, scaling and commercialisation of the technologies to make this happen.
“Working together with the leading stakeholders in the industry and the members of the Hydrogen Council, we are developing solutions that are crucial for taking hydrogen technologies into the commercialisation stage.”
As the Hydrogen Council’s memberships continue to swell, mirroring the rapid uptake of clean hydrogen, the Council said, “There is no climate solution without hydrogen; it is the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, a critical catalyst for our clean energy transition.”
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc., and Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, said, “The Hydrogen Council’s strength comes from the engagement of our diverse leaders. Diversity of region, application, technology, language and culture brings multi-dimensional perspectives to a sustainable energy transition.
“At the conclusion of our recent Council meeting, we agreed on the importance of addressing climate change collaboratively and ahead of individual interests, which we believe will benefit all of our stakeholders.”
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