A new membership scheme designed to cater specifically to the needs of start-ups in the compressed gases sector has been launched by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).

The new scheme is aimed at companies in the early stage of their business in sectors such as alternative fuelling and medical gases. During a global energy transition, the scheme is already seeing “pockets of innovation” emerge in hydrogen fuel development.

Commenting on the scheme, Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive, BCGA, said, “We are seeing new businesses emerge in our sector and this new scheme offers a route to support fledging businesses to maintain a safety-first approach to their use.”

“We are really excited to be working with new businesses in such an innovative area.”

In addition to promoting safety and technical knowledge in the storage, transportation, handling and use of industrial, food and medical gases, the BCGA also works with other industries, organisations and key decision makers.

To qualify for the scheme, companies must have introduced their first product or service to market within 24 months or are planning to do in the upcoming 12 months. A company cannot be in the scheme for longer than two years and previous members are exempt from applying.

To find out more about the scheme, visit: https://www.bcga.co.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=5&title=membership