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Hydrogen Council adds four new members from diverse industries and geographies

The Hydrogen Council’s membership is continuing to grow across diverse industries and geographies with the CEO-led initiative today announcing the addition of four new leading companies to its ranks.

BRUSSELS, May 25, 2023The Hydrogen Council‘s membership is continuing to grow across diverse industries and geographies with the CEO-led initiative today announcing the addition of four new leading companies to its ranks.

Sharing a united vision of the essential role that hydrogen can play in the clean energy transition, in just six years the Council has grown from 13 founding members to close to 150 multinational companies representing the entire hydrogen value chain.

The latest four members to join the Hydrogen Council come from a diverse range of industries and geographies, highlighting the continued rising interest in hydrogen. The newest additions are:

  • One new steering member: ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, established in 2021 by ExxonMobil, the business is working to bring lower-emission technologies to market.
  • Two new supporting members: Bekaert, a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies, and Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial products including solutions for hydrogen applications, infrastructure, refueling, mobility and other end uses.
  • One new investor member: Mizuho Bank, banking subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, one of Japan’s largest financial institutions.

“As we continue to see the world shift towards cleaner energy solutions, hydrogen's momentum is undeniable. Hydrogen represents a crucial element in the transition to a more sustainable future and we are delighted to welcome four new members aligned with this vision.”

"These four new members bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Hydrogen Council and their contributions will enhance our efforts towards establishing hydrogen as a clean and sustainable source of energy.”

Here’s what the four new members had to say about joining the Hydrogen Council:

Dan Ammann, President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, commented: “Joining the Hydrogen Council demonstrates our commitment to advancing hydrogen as a clean, scalable energy solution. Bringing together global leaders, including governments, industry and investors, fuels the progress and collaboration needed to get society closer to a net zero future.”

Yves Kerstens, Divisional CEO Specialty Businesses, Bekaert, commented: “Our membership in the Hydrogen Council reflects Bekaert’s commitment to accelerating the energy transition, recognizing hydrogen as a pivotal enabler. By bringing innovative solutions and fostering collaboration with industry leaders, we strive to unleash the full potential of hydrogen and contribute to a more sustainable future.”

Richard Tobin, President and CEO of Dover, commented: “We’re proud to join the Hydrogen Council and greatly look forward to collaborating with other top companies in this space to help define the future for the hydrogen industry across a variety of applications.”

Masahiko Kato, President and CEO, Mizuho Bank, commented: “Mizuho strongly believes that development of the hydrogen economy and ecosystem is a key for decarbonization and supports our clients through our service such as the Climate Transition Finance. Through the Hydrogen Council initiative, we together would like to accelerate the development of the hydrogen economy worldwide.”

About The Hydrogen Council

The Hydrogen Council is 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.

The Council understands that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching global decarbonization goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, to foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth, and to decarbonize especially hard-to-abate industrial sectors.

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