On this weeks episode the team discuss the Hydrogen Council, the global stakeholder forum that has been at the forefront of efforts to advance the role of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies globally. We are excited to have as our guests Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice President for the Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit at Air Liquide, and Stephan Herbst, General Manager at Toyota Motor Europe. On the show we discuss why Air Liquide and Toyota decided to engage with the Council, its strategy, vision and perspective on the role that hydrogen can play in the energy transition and how companies can work with policymakers to enable this process. All this and more on the show!
The Hydrogen Council’s vision for the hydrogen economy in 2050 is an ambitious yet realistic approach that would deliver deep decarbonization of transport, industry, and buildings, and enable a renewable energy production and distribution system. Achieving the hydrogen vision would create significant benefits for the energy system, the environment, and businesses around the world.
The cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply and sooner than previously expected, as scale up of hydrogen production, distribution, equipment and component manufacturing continues. Cost is projected to decrease by up to 50% by 2030 for a wide range of applications, making hydrogen competitive with other low-carbon alternatives and, in some cases, even conventional options.
Explore the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, including its potential, recent achievements, and challenges to its deployment. To fully unlock and empower the contribution of hydrogen, key policy actions will be fundamental to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies, with the support of policymakers, the private sector, and society.