Chris Jackson, Founder and CEO of Protium, a green hydrogen and fuel cell project developer, has been elected as Chair of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA).
The UK HFCA is the largest and oldest hydrogen trade association in the country. Members comprise the leading hydrogen and fuel cell companies across the UK, and including the likes of BP, Anglo American and Rolls-Royce.
To his new role, Jackson will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise. As CEO of Protium, Jackson has experience working with a wide range of organisations active across the market today.
“I am delighted to have been elected a Chair of the UK HFCA. There is a significant amount of work to be done to address the seismic change that is required if we are going to achieve net zero,” said Jackson.
Also elected as Deputy Chairs of the UK HFCA were Amanda Lune, CEO of ULEMCo and Elizabeth Skerritt, Director of Communications and Investor Relations at Ceres Power.
“We’re delighted to welcome our new Chair and Deputy Chairs – Chris Jackson, Amanda Lyne and Elizabeth Skerritt – and look forward to working with them through these exciting time for our sector,” said Celia Greaves, Executive Officer at the UK HFCA.
“Within the ever increasing and urgent need to radically transform our energy system to net zero carbon by 2050, hydrogen as an energy vector will become part of at least 25% of our energy supply (270TWh) if not significantly greater if we decide to fully tap into the benefit’s it can offer for zero carbon,” said Amanda Lyne, Deputy Chair for the UK HFCA.
“As such our Association and its members have expanded from its early roots to wide coverage of the full spectrum of supply and demand that the hydrogen economy will represent, and I am delighted to be handing over the Chair to Chris to lead the next phase, with his skills in large scale development projects, as well as continuing to offer my support as Deputy.”