Messer is the latest company to join the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, bringing with it extensive experience in industrial gases to bear on the efficient and effective deployment of green hydrogen with partners across Europe.

Sustainability is central to the world’s largest family-run industrial gases specialist’s company vision.

“We are focusing our development on technologies that make our customers’ production processes and operations more efficient and environmentally friendly,” said Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group.

Messer is an important supplier to industrial customers who are increasingly seeking the company’s help to integrate renewable hydrogen into their sourcing and production processes in support of decarbonisation.

The German company also supplies hydrogen to mobility applications too and operates hydrogen filling stations in support of some of the world’s largest fleets of hydrogen buses, forklifts and other warehouse transport vehicles, especially in the US.

The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors, as well as hydrogen transmission and distribution.

The EU launched the Alliance as part of the new industrial strategy for Europe and to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

According to Tim Evison, Senior Vice-President Group Business Development of the Messer Group, “Messer’s contribution will be based on entrepreneurial flair, farsighted thinking and a culture of continuous improvement.”

“Messer’s hydrogen solutions will help industrial customers and transport fleets across Europe to make firm progress towards the goal of climate-neutrality by 2050.” 

“We will be pleased to help the steel and metals industries, the chemical sector, the materials industries, food, pharmaceuticals, automobile and electronics sectors, amongst others, to decarbonise by sourcing and optimising the deployment of renewable hydrogen in their operations.

“Messer will also be delighted to help the industrial transport sector to adopt hydrogen as a clean, affordable and practical fuel.”