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Arup commits to hydrogen global charter

Kate Addlington Kate Adlington Global Press Office,London
19 February 2020

Arup has become one of the first partners in the Hydrogen Global Charter, a global initiative to drive hydrogen-based projects worldwide, led by the World Energy Council (WEC).

The agreement will see Arup draw on its global technical expertise to support the evaluation, application and deployment of effective hydrogen-based solutions to help promote clean hydrogen worldwide. Arup is at the forefront of hydrogen development across the world including commercial and private projects from transport to supply.

The Hydrogen Global Charter was launched in 2019 by the World Energy Council as a platform to promote the deployment of clean hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels. Based on the Council’s global network of energy experts, Hydrogen Global brings together projects, programmes, and organisations working with hydrogen to raise awareness of the technology across the wider energy community. Hydrogen Global empowers experts to share knowledge and best practice on hydrogen and develop insights to ensure projects succeed. 

Hydrogen can play a critical role in decarbonising energy systems across the world. We are delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the future hydrogen economy by aligning to the World Energy Congress Charter. It is critical that we embrace all the tools available to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and the hydrogen economy can play a significant role. Together we can make a positive impact on the industry and enable a better and faster successful energy transition ” Alan Belfield Alan Belfield Chairman

Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General of the World Energy Council said: “We are delighted to welcome our partner Arup joining the Hydrogen Global Charter. Global demand for energy is rising and there is no quick fix or silver bullet solution to challenges of energy security, equity and affordability and environmental sustainability. New hydrogen pathways can help achieve bolder ambitions for better lives and a healthy planet. Clean hydrogen can reach parts of the global energy system that cannot be electrified.”

Find out more about Arup’s involvement in hydrogen and perspective on its role in energy systems.