CF Industries, Uniper and Petronas are among 17 new companies that have joined the Hydrogen Council, bringing its membership to 109, the CEO-led organisation that aims to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition said today (12th Jan).
Launched by 13 founding members in 2017, in just four years the Council now counts more than 100 companies from 20+ countries around the world and an even wider range of sectors along the entire hydrogen value chain.
Out of the 17 new members, six are steering members: CF Industries, Chemours, MSC Group, SABIC, Solvay and Uniper; nine are supporting members: ACME, Black & Veatch Bureau Veritas, Delek US Holdings, Enbridge Gas, Petronas, Reliance Industries Limited, Sinoma Science & Technology and Tokyo Gas; and two are new investors: GIC and Natixis.
With these new members, the Hydrogen Council continues to grow not only in size, but also in diversity.
Today’s announcement comes as the Hydrogen Council and the hydrogen industry are ramping up efforts for the next stage in the development of the global hydrogen economy.
Commenting, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, said, “The variety of industries and geographies represented in the Hydrogen Council demonstrates a widespread understanding that hydrogen is a key element of the global effort for a low-carbon future.”
“Our group will continue to play its strategic guidance role to bring hydrogen markets to scale.”
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor Corporation and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, added, “Hydrogen can help deliver a cleaner future for our economies and societies.”
“Backed by the experience and data provided by 100+ companies, the Hydrogen Council can help the industry to grow and deliver competitive projects.”
Next week, on 18th-19th January, the CEOs of Hydrogen Council member companies will convene virtually for the coalition’s annual meeting to set priorities for the year to come.
“I look forward to this great opportunity to bring together a strong group of leaders to discuss the decisive action needed to turn recent public support for hydrogen into positive outcomes,” said Daryl Wilson, Executive Director of the Hydrogen Council.
“In 2020, a long list of countries and regions announced new hydrogen strategies and committed to concrete targets and financing support for hydrogen as part of their sustainable recovery plans. In 2021, Council members will work to channel this momentum into bold action.”