Chevron Corporation has joined the Hydrogen Council, it has announced.

The Hydrogen Council describes itself as “a global advisory body providing a long-term vision for the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.”

Speaking of the move, Chevron said in a statement: “Chevron’s knowledge and experience with hydrogen complements the collaborative strength of the Council. Hydrogen is used at Chevron refineries to refine crude and in other chemical processes.” 

From 2005 to 2010, Chevron operated five hydrogen filling stations at fleet operator sites using multiple technologies for storage, on-site generation, and dispensing as part of a US Department of Energy hydrogen demonstration project that included AC Transit in Northern California. 

Since then, resultant new regulations, automaker commitments, and technology advancements have enhanced the potential of hydrogen.

Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and CEO, said: “Our support for the Hydrogen Council reflects our view that hydrogen can play a role in a lower carbon future as a transportation fuel, an industrial feedstock and an energy storage medium.”

In addition to joining the Hydrogen Council, Chevron plans to conduct hydrogen fuelling station ‘test-and-learn’ pilots in California. The company also recently contributed to a report developed by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association called Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy, which talks about the versatility of hydrogen in a lower-carbon future.

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20th January 2020