Air Products has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A) established by the European Commission. The Alliance intends to accelerate the region’s transition towards a sustainable, competitive economy and build its global leadership in hydrogen, ultimately creating the foundation for a viable and competitive EU industrial hydrogen network.
As the world’s largest hydrogen producer with expertise across every aspect of the “Hydrogen for Mobility” value chain, Air Products is committed to playing an active role within the Alliance. The company is well positioned to support the ECH2A’s aims of connecting renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, transmission and distribution as well as demand from industry, mobility and other sectors.
The company is also an active participant in many hydrogen industry associations around the world. This includes the Hydrogen Council, a CLIMATE CH2AMPION coalition and global CEO-led initiative of 92 leading energy, transport, industry and investment companies with a united and long-term vision to develop the hydrogen economy, supporting the global transition to clean, safe, and affordable energy.
Air Products is also playing a lead role in helping to address significant energy and environmental challenges through projects such as NEOM—the world’s largest carbon-free and truly transformative hydrogen project (earlier post). NEOM is a world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy and part of a new model for sustainable living to be located in the north west corner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia and intends to transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce green hydrogen for the transportation market.