Strengthening its commitment to environmental sustainability, global engineering and technology company Emerson has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

In joining the Alliance, Emerson will be at the forefront of hydrogen developments in Europe and will actively support the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Emerson’s membership follows the appointment of its first-even Chief Sustainability Officer, a move the company made earlier this month (3rd March) to enhance its efforts and purpose around environmental sustainability, global technology and industrial software.

Read more: Emerson appoints its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer

Commenting on the company’s commitments, Roel van Doren, Group President of Global Sales at Emerson, said, “Emerson’s advanced automation technologies are backed by global support from industry experts who understand the specific expectations of the hydrogen sector relating to safety, reliability and cost.”

“This industry-leading combination of innovative technologies and expertise will enable Emerson to contribute to the valuable work of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance by helping organisations optimise the performance of their hydrogen projects, thereby supporting the push to achieve carbon neutrality.” 

In July 2020, the European Commission announced the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

By establishing the Alliance, the EU aims to strengthen its global leadership position in the rapidly developing hydrogen domain, which will in turn help it to realise its carbon neutrality goals by 2050.

The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, which brings together more than 200 industry, national and local public authorities, civil society and other stakeholders, aims to initiate an investment agenda and support the scaling up of the hydrogen value chain across Europe.