First port member for Hydrogen coalition

Hydrogen Council members The Hydrogen Council has over 90 members. Photo: Port of Rotterdam
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A global coalition of companies that support the use of hydrogen in the energy transition has gained its first port member.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has become the first port member of the Hydrogen Council, which launched in 2017 and now has over 90 members, mainly made up of energy and transport industry companies.

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “Hydrogen is the energy carrier of the 21st century. The hydrogen economy is currently rapidly emerging in Rotterdam through the development of a number of projects. As a member of the Hydrogen Council, we expect to be able to share our experiences, learn from others and help boost this climate-friendly fuel and raw material.”

The CEOs of the companies involved aim to accelerate their significant investment in the development and commercialization of the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors; and encourage key stakeholders to increase their backing of hydrogen as part of the future energy mix with appropriate policies and supporting schemes.

‘Policymakers, the business sector and investors worldwide consider hydrogen development indispensable for the recovery from the current economic downturn following the pandemic. The recently announced European, German and Korean hydrogen plans are clear examples of this,’ said Benoît Potier, CEO of Air Liquide and co-chairman of the Hydrogen Council.

Members of the Hydrogen Council include Air Products, Aramco, BP, Shell, Vopak, BMW, CMA CGM, Daimler, GM and Toyota. Large banks and investment companies are also affiliated.

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