Johnson Matthey appoints green hydrogen business head

Eugene Mckenna has been appointed Managing Director of Johnson Matthey’s green hydrogen activities, as the company ramps up its efforts on the zero emission fuel.

As H2 View readers will know, hydrogen provides a clean source of power for energy hungry applications like long distance trucks and buses, as well as for energy intense industrial processes, such as steelmaking and cement, and in submarine and rail applications.

Green hydrogen – where renewable energy is used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen with no carbon dioxide emissions, by a process called electrolysis – is vital in decarbonising heavy transport and industry.

Within the next decade, green and blue hydrogen – manufacturing from methane but with less than 5% CO2 emissions – will start to replace current production methods for hydrogen, known as grey hydrogen.

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