Green Economy Solvay Unveils Unique Hydrogen Platform
Solvay’s hydrogen platform will offer the polymer membranes technology which is expected to be a vital contributor to the electrolyzer and fuel cells markets. Through this platform, the company also plans to contribute multiple other applications and components to the hydrogen market.
Brussels/Belgium – Solvay has launched a hydrogen platform that will bring together all the innovative material and chemical solutions the Group has to offer to advance the emerging hydrogen economy. At the heart of the platform is Solvay’s membrane technology (ion conducting polymer), which constitutes a necessary component in the process of hydrogen production.
By creating this platform, Solvay is increasing its resources dedicated to this emerging market, including efforts in research and innovation. As from this year, Solvay is fully dedicating teams involving research, engineering, sales and marketing working together in crafting Solvay’s added value to the future hydrogen market.
Together with its membrane technology, under the brand Aquivion that will be a key contributor to the electrolyzer and fuel cells markets, Solvay also intends to bring other hydrogen applications and components to the market, such as hydrogen tanks.
“The hydrogen economy has taken-off, and with our new hydrogen platform, we are partnering with our customers in the electrolyzer and fuel cells space to make it happen,” said Solvay CEO Ilham Kadri. “Green hydrogen will be one of the most competitive low carbon solutions for transportation applications in the near future and I’m proud that Solvay’s membrane technology will be a key element in the transition towards cleaner mobility, helping the fight against global climate change.”
As part of this commitment, Solvay has also joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition. Solvay’s hydrogen platform is integral to the Group’s One Planet initiative, which includes ten measurable commitments to achieve the SDGs across three focus areas: climate, resources and better life.