Schaeffler joins global hydrogen initiative16 January 2020

Caption: Stacked bipolar plates are an important component of the fuel cell system.

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has become a steering member in the Hydrogen Council, a globally active hydrogen interest group based in Belgium.

The initiative, comprising 81 companies from the energy, transport, and industrial sectors, aims to drive forward hydrogen technology in the direction of industrialisation.

Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG, says: “We want to shape CO2-neutral, sustainable mobility with regard to the entire energy chain. We will accomplish this by using the enormous future potential of green hydrogen along the entire value-added chain. Joining the Hydrogen Council will enable us to further advance and establish hydrogen technologies together with strong partners globally.”

With its goal of achieving maximum sustainability and CO2 neutrality, Schaeffler is looking to shape mobility and the associated energy chain as an automotive and industrial supplier. “Hydrogen technology offers enormous potential in this area, both in terms of energy storage and emissions-free drive solutions,” adds Rosenfeld. “Our core expertise in materials technology, forming technology, and surface technology will enable the efficient high-volume production of key components for the future hydrogen economy and will make a significant contribution to the company’s success.”

The establishment and development of research and development partnerships for developing and testing fuel cell components is also an important strategic task, Schaeffler adds. It joined the Bavarian Hydrogen Council last year.

Adam Offord

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