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CHBC Calls for Decarbonized Hydrogen for Transportation

By January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

Yorba Linda, Calif. – The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) on behalf of its members is pleased to endorse the commitment of the Hydrogen Council to the goal of decarbonizing 100% of hydrogen fuel used in transport by 2030. The goal was announced by the Hydrogen Council on September 14, 2018 at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, hosted by Governor Brown:

“The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO coalition bringing together 50+ leaders in the energy, transport and industry space, is committed to an ambitious goal of ensuring that 100% of hydrogen fuel used in different modes of transportation is decarbonised by 2030. We are therefore calling on governments to build a global alliance that will create the necessary regulatory frameworks to help make this commitment a reality. Transport may be our first target, but with right level of support we will see positive effects across many sectors. We believe hydrogen can play a key role in the clean energy transition and we are ready to work together with governments to help create the right technical, financial and legislative environment that will enable decarbonised hydrogen to scale up.”[1]

Through this commitment to the 2030 goal, hydrogen for transportation can achieve full decarbonization 15 years ahead of the SB 100 mandate of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045.  Attainment of the stated goal of 100% carbon-free hydrogen fuel by 2030 will maintain the position of hydrogen fuel cell electric drive as the lowest-carbon alternative among electric drive solutions.

The hydrogen industry is committed to helping California dramatically reduce emissions despite increasing transportation demand by providing a clean fuel that has proven itself in both on- and off-road applications and is emerging as an important alternative to diesel in marine, rail and port applications.

[1] http://hydrogencouncil.com/our-2030-goal/

About the CHBC

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is comprised of over 100 companies, agencies and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Our mission is to advance the commercialization of hydrogen in the energy sector, including transportation, goods movement, and stationary power systems to reduce emissions and dependence on oil.