Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group, Colombia’s Ecopetrol and green fuels company InterContinental Energy are among the seven new members joining the Hydrogen Council.
The global CEO-led organisation members share a vision for hydrogen to advance the clean energy transition for a more sustainable and resilient energy future.
The latter two companies have joined as steering members while Adani, along with Sweden’s Alfa Laval, California-based Bloom Energy, CK Infrastructure Holdings and Dutch energy firm Gasunie, have joined as supporting members.
Launched by 13 founding members in 2017, the Hydrogen Council now consists of 141 members from more than 200 countries around the world.
Using its global reach to promote collaboration between governments, industry and investors, the Council provides guidance on accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions around the world.
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council said: “The Hydrogen Council’s strength comes from the engagement of our diverse leaders. Diversity of region, application, technology, language and culture brings multi-dimensional perspectives to a sustainable energy transition.
“At the conclusion of our recent Council meeting, we agreed on the importance of addressing climate change collaboratively and ahead of individual interests, which we believe will benefit all of our stakeholders.”
The Council believes there is no climate solution without hydrogen and that it is “the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle”.
Vneet Jain, Managing Director and CEO of Adani Green Energy added: “Hydrogen is the fuel of the future and key to India’s energy security and to the decarbonisation of its economy. Adani Group is one of the largest renewable energy producers in the world and we believe we are uniquely positioned to lead India’s and the world’s transition to the hydrogen economy.
“Hydrogen Council, as a leading industry body, can play an enabling role in development of the Hydrogen ecosystems across the value chain.”