Emerson has become a member of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (HFCA), further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability. In joining the HFCA, Emerson will be at the forefront of hydrogen developments in the UK, thereby actively supporting the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as outlined in the European Union’s European Green Deal.
Hydrogen’s share of the energy mix in Europe is currently less than 2%, but has the potential to rise to 10-23% by 2050, according the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Hydrogen is a key enabler to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and the UK’s transition to clean energy. It has several energy and non-energy uses, from storing renewable energy to fuelling heavy transport, and as energy and feedstock in energy-intensive industry, such as in the steel or chemical sectors. Crucially, hydrogen is climate friendly as it does not emit any carbon dioxide when used. It therefore offers a solution to decarbonise energy-intensive industrial processes and economic sectors where reducing carbon emissions is both urgent and difficult to achieve.
The HFCA was established in 2010 and is dedicated to supporting stakeholders across the entire value chain of both the hydrogen sector and the hydrogen fuel cell industry. The UK HFCA advocates for an accelerated transition to net zero carbon emissions in the UK through the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions.
As a member of the HFCA, Emerson is committed to providing solutions to the challenges faced throughout the entire hydrogen fuel supply chain, including the need for expanded production, safe and lower-cost distribution, and reliable fuel cell operation. Emerson’s experience with key industry enablers such as electrolyser original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will help to drive down costs and improve the scalability of hydrogen production, distribution and utilisation.
Emerson has an extensive portfolio of measurement, control and electrical equipment for hydrogen applications across. The ability to provide solutions to meet both unique and demanding applications, makes it the perfect partner to support companies in this fast-growing market. Emerson’s advanced automation technologies are backed by global support from industry experts who understand the specific expectations of the hydrogen sector relating to safety, reliability and cost. This industry-leading combination of innovative technologies and expertise will enable Emerson to contribute to the valuable work of the HFCA by helping organisations optimise the performance of their hydrogen projects, thereby supporting the push to achieve carbon neutrality.