Hydrogen Council welcomes 14 new members; Cummins CEO named as Co-Chair

Hydrogen Council welcomes 14 new members; Cummins CEO named as Co-Chair

The Hydrogen Council has today (July 12) welcomed four new steering members, eight supporting members and two new investors, taking its total membership to 123 companies.

A global CEO-led coalition working to accelerate the energy transition through hydrogen, the Council comprises companies from across the globe in various sectors such as utilities, chemical producers, energy companies and engineering to mobility providers and bankers.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Honeywell, Sasol, and Wood are the Council’s newest supporting members. cellcentric, Howden, Indian Oil Corporation, John Cockerill, Komatsu, MAN Energy Solutions, Parker Hannifin Corporation have joined as supporting members. Barclays and FiveTHydrogen are the Council’s newest investors.

Energy and chemicals company Sasol is the first South African company to join the Council.

The Council’s newest members have been welcomed by a new team of Co-Chairs, with Cummins’ Chairman and CEO, Tom Linebarger, joining incumbent Co-chair Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.

Linebarger takes over the role from Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, whose two-year mandate has come to an end, but who will remain an active member of the Board of the Hydrogen Council.

Welcoming the newest members, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, said, “We are delighted to welcome new members to the Hydrogen Council, coming from a wide range of geographies and sectors.

“Their joining confirms that the interest in hydrogen is coming from across many sectors of the economy, and is turning into a priority for actors committed to energy transition. I look forward to working alongside Cummins as new Co-chair to foster dialogue and collaboration in order to accelerate the development of a low carbon economy.”

Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins and new Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, added, “It’s encouraging to see major economies around the world advance clean energy technologies, and I’m especially proud that the US is pushing forward with new policy initiatives to support the scale-up of hydrogen.

“As the new Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, I’m eager to work with all of our members to accelerate hydrogen deployment globally through strong international partnerships.”

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