Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, is pleased to announce that it has joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hydrogen and, along with other leading companies in hydrogen, will be supporting its secretariat. The Group is focused on raising awareness of, and building support for, large scale hydrogen projects in the UK.
Ever since it was formed in July 2018, the APPG has provided a forum for engagement with government and industry and emphasised the importance of hydrogen in the climate change debate. Many of the recommendations from the APPG’s report on how the UK’s hydrogen sector can support the country’s economic recovery, published in summer 2020, are reflected in recent government and policy announcements.
Through supporting the secretariat, JM joins the APPG in recognising hydrogen’s potential to enable the UK to meet net-zero targets and establish the UK as a global technology leader. Through participating in the APPG, and as a member of the UK’s Hydrogen Advisory Council, JM looks forward to working across government and industry at this critical juncture, to establish a viable hydrogen economy in the UK.
JM’s technologies are already at the centre of clean hydrogen production; from its market-leading LCHTM technology selected for ground-breaking new clean hydrogen projects in the UK, to the use of hydrogen in transport, with its fuel cells technology out on the roads, powering more than 700 zero carbon buses in China. Building on its well established business and state of the art manufacturing capability in fuel cell components, JM also recently announced the establishment of a new business unit dedicated to accelerating its green hydrogen activities.
Commenting, MD Green Hydrogen, Eugene McKenna said:
“We’re delighted to add our support to the secretariat of the APPG, as it is critical that the government and industry have a forum in which to engage. This will ensure hydrogen realises its potential to help Britain meet its net zero commitments.”
APPG Chair, Jacob Young MP for Redcar concluded by saying:
“It’s great to see businesses like Johnson Matthey supporting the APPG. Hydrogen is front and centre as part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, so the work that we are doing has never been more important.
“We’ve shown that Hydrogen has the potential to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs across the UK and with the right policies, regulation and support, our future economy will be one powered by Hydrogen.”