The Hydrogen Council – the first global initiative of its kind that aims to position hydrogen (H2) among the key solutions of the energy transition – has welcomed four new steering members Audi, Iwatani, Plastic Omnium and Statoil to the board.

The introduction of these four companies brings the number of steering members to seventeen, this rapid growth demonstrates the recognition of the council as having a leading role to play in helping shape the energy mix of the future.

The Hydrogen Council has also welcomed Mitsui & Co, Plug Power, Faber Industries, Faurecia, First Element Fuel (True Zero), Gore and Toyota Tsuho to the initiative as its first supporting members and applauds their important contribution to the development of the council vision, recommendations and advocacy.

Benoît Potier, Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council and CEO of Air Liquide, said, “We are delighted to welcome these new companies in the Hydrogen Council. Membership continues to grow. This highlights the relevance of our ambition to position H2 among the key solutions for the energy transition, as an essential vector for energy, industry, transport and residential sectors.”

”…soon, nobody will be able to imagine life without it”

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation.

“The impressive growth of the Hydrogen Council corporate membership shows that H2 technology has the widespread support it needs to scale up and soon, nobody will be able to imagine life without it,” added Takeshi Uchiyamada, Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council and Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation.

The council looks to increase activities over the course of their inaugural year. It will begin with an upcoming Investor Day, to be held on the 18th September in New York, as an official affiliate event of New York Climate Week and in parallel with the Sustainable Investment Forum. This event will engage both investors and key financing players within H2 markets and stimulate a conversation around the potential offered by the implementation of H2 deployment solutions at scale.

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Source: Air Liquide