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    Wood joins Hydrogen Council

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The Aberdeen-based company said Paris climate goals are out of reach without alternative forms of energy such as hydrogen.

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Wood joins Hydrogen Council

Aberdeen-based engineering and consultant company Wood said July 13 that it was now a steering member of the Hydrogen Council, part of an association of companies backing hydrogen for the energy transition.

“As the global focus on the green revolution intensifies and energy demand continues to rise, hydrogen is essential if we are to meet our collective goals to decarbonise industry and transportation,” Josh Carmichael, the vice president for hydrogen at Wood, said.

Carmichael was appointed in June to the newly-created role to strengthen Wood’s commitment to hydrogen. From the Netherlands to South Africa, the company touted his experience in developing investment roadmaps for hydrogen in announcing in the hire.

The company believes that the goals outlined in the Paris climate deal are out of reach without cleaner-burning sources of energy such as hydrogen.

From green hydrogen, which uses renewable energy to power an electrolyser that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, to blue hydrogen, which utilises natural gas and heated water as steam to make the product, hydrogen is gaining traction in the energy transition.

“Our membership of the Hydrogen Council is an important part of our strategy to drive new technology and solutions and collaborate with like-minded partners to help solve the unprecedented challenges we face today and tomorrow,” Carmichael said.

The CEO-led council has more than 100 members to date.