“We believe hydrogen can play a key role in the clean energy transition” is the message from the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) as it throws its support behind the Hydrogen Council.

At the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, hosted by Governor Brown, the Hydrogen Council announced the goal of decarbonising 100% of hydrogen fuel used in transport by 2030.

100% of hydrogen fuel decarbonised by 2030

The CHBC said it was pleased to endorse this commitment by the Hydrogen Council on behalf of its members and is calling on governments to build a global alliance.

“We are therefore calling on governments to build a global alliance that will create the necessary regulatory frameworks to help make this commitment a reality.”

In a statement, the membership-based trade association said, “The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO coalition bringing together 50+ leaders in the energy, transport and industry space, is committed to an ambitious goal of ensuring that 100% of hydrogen fuel used in different modes of transportation is decarbonised by 2030.”

“We are therefore calling on governments to build a global alliance that will create the necessary regulatory frameworks to help make this commitment a reality.”

“Transport may be our first target, but with right level of support we will see positive effects across many sectors.”

“We believe hydrogen can play a key role in the clean energy transition and we are ready to work together with governments to help create the right technical, financial and legislative environment that will enable decarbonised hydrogen to scale up.”

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Source: CHBC

Through this commitment to the 2030 goal, hydrogen for transportation can achieve full decarbonisation 15 years ahead of the SB 100 mandate of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045.

Attainment of the stated goal of 100% carbon-free hydrogen fuel by 2030 will maintain the position of hydrogen fuel cell electric drive as the lowest-carbon alternative among electric drive solutions.

The hydrogen industry is committed to helping California dramatically reduce emissions despite increasing transportation demand by providing a clean fuel that has proven itself in both on- and off-road applications and is emerging as an important alternative to diesel in marine, rail and port applications.

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About the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC)

The CHBC is a leading advocate for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in Sacramento. It represents a wide array of organisations in the industry, including auto manufacturers, bus and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, fuel cells, electrolysers, tanks and storage, government agencies and education institutions.

Its mission is to advance the commercialisation of hydrogen in the energy sector, including transportation, goods movement and stationary power systems to reduce emissions and dependence on oil.