USA: hydrogen coalition formed
Eleven companies teamed up to form Hydrogen Forward, a coalition focused on advancing hydrogen development in the U.S.
Air Liquide, Anglo American, Bloom Energy, CF Industries, Chart Industries, Cummins, Hyundai, Linde, McDermott, Shell, and Toyota are the founding companies who gathered around the common goal of exploring the environmental and economic benefits of hydrogen technologies.
The companies invested in all links of the hydrogen value chain, from source to service. The joint effort goes into educating decision-makers and stakeholders on the value of hydrogen today and its important role in the future.
The initiative is to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen solutions and related infrastructure build-out across the U.S., as hydrogen can help decarbonize large segments of the economy, including shipping and transportation, among other industries.
The country will also have economic benefits of the value chain, with all of the hydrogen made in the U.S.
Hydrogen Forward is also involved in specific projects to bring hydrogen technologies to scale, like manufacturing and sale of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and supporting the fueling stations that keep FCEVs moving.
The challenge is the lack of systemic policy support for hydrogen. Unlike Europe and East Asia, the U.S. is the only major market without a national hydrogen strategy. A comprehensive approach that enables fast, large-scale adoption is much needed.
Hydrogen Forward supports policies that accelerate the energy transition and establish a clear strategy for hydrogen and related infrastructure development in the U.S.