On February 6, representatives of 11 of the Hydrogen Council's Steering Committee - executives from leading international Oil & Gas, Energy, Science & Technology And Automotive Companies - met in Seoul at an event hosted by the Korean manufacturer Hyundai, to discuss with the Korean government on how to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies in Korea.
The Korean government has announced ambitious plans to reduce overall CO2 output by 37% until 2030, a goal which goes hand in hand with the announcement of the deployment of 310 hydrogen stations across the country by 2022.
This meeting represents the first step in the Hydrogen Council’s strategic effort in 2018 to launch a multilateral dialogue between industry, policy makers and investors to accelerate deployment of hydrogen technologies to address challenges posed by the energy transition. If deployed at scale, hydrogen technologies could deliver about a fifth of the world’s energy demand by mid-century, while reducing CO2 emissions by 6Gt annually and creating 30 million jobs.
Air Liquide was represented by Pierre-Etienne Franc, VP hydrogen energy world business unit and Secretary of the Hydrogen Council, and Aliette Quint, Director of Public Affairs for this world business unit.