Hydrogen Council makes Chinese debut at high-profile forum in Beijing

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Hydrogen Council premieres in Washington, DC

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Hydrogen, scaling up – new roadmap launches at COP 23

As global leaders gathered at COP 23 in Bonn, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey. In addition to being a key pillar in of the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to develop US $2.5tn of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.

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The Hydrogen Council – an introduction

The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

Launched at the World Economic Forum 2017, in Davos, the growing coalition of CEOs have the ambition to:

  • Accelerate their significant investment in the development and commercialization of the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors.
  • Encourage key stakeholders increase their backing of hydrogen as part of the future energy mix with appropriate policies and supporting schemes.

In the first global initiative of its kind, the Hydrogen Council is determined to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition. The Council works with, and provides recommendations to, a number of key stakeholders such as policy makers, investors, international agencies and civil society to achieve these goals.

Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier with favourable characteristics since it does not release any CO2 at the point of use as a clean fuel or energy source, and can play an important role in the transition to a clean, low-carbon, energy system. Hydrogen technologies and products have significantly progressed over past years and are now being introduced to the market.

As global companies from major energy and industrial sectors, it is part of the corporate responsibility to provide solutions to manage the energy transition and move forward to a low-carbon, sustainable economy: joint action is required to tackle this formidable challenge. This is why we invite governments and key society stakeholders to also acknowledge the contribution of hydrogen to the energy transition and to work with us to create an effective implementation plan.

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July 18th, 2018

60 Seconds With…BMW

We spend 60 seconds with Klaus Frolich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Research and Development   Why is your company a member of the hydrogen Council? Why do you believe this initiative is so important? The trend to emission free mobility based on renewable energy is irreversible. The predominant renewable energy…

July 18th, 2018

60 Seconds With…ENGIE

We spend 60 seconds with Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE   Why is your company part of the Hydrogen Council? Why do you believe this initiative is so important? ENGIE is one of the founding members of the Hydrogen Council. We are convinced that hydrogen, and more particularly renewable hydrogen, will play a major role…

July 18th, 2018

60 Seconds With…The Linde Group

We spend 60 seconds with Professor Dr. Belloni, CEO and Chairman of The Linde Group      

July 17th, 2018

60 Seconds With…Toyota Tsusho

We spend 60 seconds with Jun Karube, Chaiman of Toyota Tsusho   What specific activities related to hydrogen is your company currently pursuing? We are working to build hydrogen value chains optimized for each region. Our activity in Japan spans several demonstration projects for producing, transporting, and using hydrogen, including commercial hydrogen stations. Those projects…

July 17th, 2018

60 Seconds With…Hyundai Motor Group

We spend 60 seconds with Woong-chul Yang, Vice Chairman at Hyundai Motor Group and Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council   What has been the highlight of your Hydrogen Council membership so far? Ever since I assumed the honorable role of Hydrogen Council co-chair last November, I have been thrilled to see a number of notable initiatives…