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The Hydrogen Council welcomes Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung as its new co-chair

The Hydrogen Council is pleased to welcome Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung as its new co-chair.

Mr. Chung will join incumbent co-chair Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, to lead the Council through 2019. The Council also wishes to thank former Co-chair Woong-chul Yang for his leadership and commitment over the last year.

Together, Co-chairs Chung and Potier will collaborate with Hydrogen Council members on ways to support industry, governments and international organizations in realizing a zero-emission hydrogen energy society.

“On behalf of the Hydrogen Council, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung as our new co-chair,” said Hydrogen Council Co-Chair Benoît Potier. “Mr. Chung and I are inspired by the commitment of our member companies who are at the forefront of developing exciting new hydrogen technologies to evolve towards a zero-emission energy society. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Chung as we promote hydrogen as a catalyst for a clean energy future.”

Read Hyundai’s official statement here.

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About the Hydrogen Council:

Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017, the Hydrogen Council is a first-of-its-kind global CEO initiative to foster the role of hydrogen technologies in the global energy transition. Current members include 33 leading multinationals – 3M, Airbus, Air Liquide, Air Products, Alstom, Anglo American, Audi, BMW GROUP, China Energy, Cummins, Daimler, EDF, ENGIE, Equinor, Faurecia, General Motors, Great Wall Motor, Honda, Hyundai Motor, Iwatani, Johnson Matthey, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Kawasaki, KOGAS, Plastic Omnium, Royal Dutch Shell, Sinopec, The Bosch Group, The Linde Group, thyssenkrupp, Total, Toyota and Weichai– as well as 20 dynamic players from across the value chain – AFC Energy, Ballard Power Systems, Faber Industries, First Element Fuel (True Zero), W. L. Gore, Hexagon Composites, Hydrogenics, Marubeni, McPhy, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsui & Co, Nel Hydrogen, Plug Power, Re-Fire Technology, Royal Vopak, Southern California Gas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Toyota Tsusho. The coalition collectively represents total revenues of over €1.8 trillion and close to 3.8 million jobs around the world.[1]

The Hydrogen Council has published two studies to date, How hydrogen empowers the energy transition (January 2017) exploring the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, including its potential, recent achievements, and challenges to its deployment and Hydrogen, scaling up (November 2017) presenting the first comprehensive vision of the long-term potential of hydrogen and a roadmap for deployment. To find out more:

[1] Company figures from financial year 2017.

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