The Port of Rotterdam Authority is the first port to join the Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of companies that want to stimulate the energy transition by using hydrogen.
The Hydrogen Council was founded in 2017 and now has 92 members, mainly worldwide active companies in the field of energy and transport, such as Air Liquide, Air Products, Aramco, BP, Shell, Vopak, BMW, CMA CGM, Daimler, GM and Toyota. Large banks and investment companies are also affiliated with the Hydrogen Council.
“Policymakers, industry and investors worldwide see hydrogen development as 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 Air Liquide and co-chairman of the Hydrogen Council. “This moment is decisive for energy production and consumption for at least one generation. The Hydrogen Council companies recognize that we have arrived at a critical time to accelerate clean energy development to achieve climate goals. Hydrogen is of the utmost importance in this. ”
Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority: “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. ”