The Hydrogen Council began 2020 by welcoming 22 new members. Five of them, including Michelin, are steering members. They are united by a shared vision:  developing hydrogen technology to advance the energy transition. The practical implementation of that vision is an action plan to support the massive ramp-up of hydrogen solutions with the goal of decarbonizing transportation, construction, and industry.  For Michelin, becoming a steering member represents a new responsibility that fits perfectly into its sustainable mobility strategy. The Michelin Group has lofty ambitions for hydrogen. It aims to accelerate deployment of hydrogen technology, become the gold standard operator for zero-emissions mobility, and go a step further to be the global leader on hydrogen systems. To that end, in November of last year Michelin and Faurecia formally founded their joint venture to develop hydrogen technology:  SYMBIO, A FAURECIA MICHELIN HYDROGEN COMPANY.  Michelin believes that hydrogen technology will play a key role in the large-scale development of electric vehicles and in achieving the goal of zero-emissions mobility.

Hydrogen technology can be used to store renewable energy. It is currently difficult to store wind or solar energy in large quantities or for extended periods. With hydrogen, we will be able to store energy and so develop not just electric mobility but also renewable energies, which are key to preventing climate change.
Sonia Artinian Fredou, Executive Vice President, Services & Solutions and High Tech Materials (Member of the Group Executive Committee)

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  • The Hydrogen Council in more detail

    The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

     

    Launched during the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, the growing coalition of CEOs have the ambition to:

     

      • Accelerate their significant investment in the development and commercialization of the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors.
      • Encourage key stakeholders to increase their backing of hydrogen as part of the future energy mix with appropriate policies and supporting schemes.

     

    As a group of CEOs of leading global businesses, the Hydrogen Council invites policy-makers, investors and civil society stakeholders to acknowledge the contribution and potential of hydrogen as a key element of the energy transition.

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