By Joanna Sampson2019-02-07T14:37:00+00:00
Hydrogen generation technology specialist Hydrogenics Corporation has appointed Air Liquide’s Pierre-Etienne Franc to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Currently the Vice-President in charge of developing the full potential of hydrogen activities worldwide for the French corporation, Franc is also the Hydrogen Council’s Secretary.
The appointment comes as part of the private placement between Hydrogenics and Air Liquide which closed last month.
Doug Alexander, Hydrogenics’ Chairman, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Pierre-Etienne to our Board of Directors. His business acumen, in-depth understanding of the hydrogen space and strategic mindset will be invaluable to Hydrogenics as we move through the current phase of scale-up in our company.”
Franc added, “I am delighted to join the Board of Directors of Hydrogenics. The Air Liquide Group has been a pioneer in the development of the hydrogen industry and, like Hydrogenics, is convinced that the sector will play a key role in the fight against global warming.”
“Hydrogen provides a concrete response to the challenges of sustainable mobility and local pollution in urban areas. I look forward to contribute with my experience and vision from the industry in my new role with the Company.”
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in the UK.
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