Belgian chemicals group Solvay has launched a hydrogen platform bringing together all the innovative material and chemical solutions the group has to offer in a bid to advance the emerging hydrogen economy.
At the heart of the platform is Solvay’s membrane technology (ion conducting polymer), which constitutes a necessary component in the process of hydrogen production.
By creating this platform, Solvay said it is increasing its resources dedicated to this emerging market, including efforts in research and innovation.
Solvay confirmed from this year, it is fully dedicating teams involving research, engineering, sales and marketing working together in crafting the company’s added value to the future hydrogen market.
Together with its membrane technology, under the brand Aquivion® that Solvay said will be a key contributor to the electrolyser and fuel cells markets, the company said it also intends to bring other hydrogen applications and components to the market, such as hydrogen tanks.
“The hydrogen economy has taken-off, and with our new hydrogen platform, we are partnering with our customers in the electrolyser and fuel cells space to make it happen,” said Solvay CEO Ilham Kadri.
“Green hydrogen will be one of the most competitive low carbon solutions for transportation applications in the near future and I’m proud that Solvay’s membrane technology will be a key element in the transition towards cleaner mobility, helping the fight against global climate change.”
As part of this commitment, Solvay has also joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition.
Solvay’s hydrogen platform is integral to the Group’s One Planet initiative, which includes ten measurable commitments to achieve the SDGs across three focus areas: climate, resources and better life.