Norwegian energy giant Equinor has joined the Centre for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) amid growing demand for the clean energy carrier.
The company joins a membership roster of more than 70 organisations committed to safe hydrogen use and knowledge sharing.
As part of the energy transition, Equinor is optimising its oil and gas portfolio, boosting renewables growth and developing carbon capture and hydrogen value chains.
Henrik Solgaard Andersen, VP for Global Hydrogen in Equinor said: “Building on 50 years of experience within oil and gas, Equinor is transitioning to become a broad energy company and safety for people and the environment is at the forefront of all that we do.
“Hydrogen will be key to reaching net zero emissions for societies and companies and Equinor is developing a portfolio of hydrogen projects in Europe and the US. Sharing our experience with peers and suppliers and learning from others will be vital to ensure safe and reliable production and use of hydrogen. I am very pleased that we have joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety community.”
Equinor engages in early-stage opportunities for converting natural gas to low carbon hydrogen while capturing and storing CO2 and renewable power to green hydrogen, with H2H Saltend, H2morrow steel and NortH2 among its current projects.
Nick Barilo, Executive Director, CHS added: “Equinor recognises hydrogen’s potential for supplying the world’s increasing energy demands and understands that safety is critical for its global adoption.
“I appreciate the broad experience and expertise Equinor brings to CHS and anticipate their contributions will make a meaningful impact toward the safe and timely transition to hydrogen in energy systems.”