Hydrogen association formed in Asia-Pacific

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Hydrogen association formed in Asia-Pacific

Singapore-based industry body was established by several renewable energy industry executives in the region

Several Asia-based renewable energy industry executives have set up the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Hydrogen Association.

The Singapore-based association aims to coordinate international policy, communications, research and analysis and will provide services to support members’ requirements and needs to help their development.

It will also offer networking and learning opportunities in the sector within APAC.

In addition to quarterly membership gatherings and industry-specific seminars, the association will organise the first annual Asia Hydrogen Energy Conference during the Singapore International Energy Week in October 2020.

One of the founders of the association Edgare Kerkwijk said: “Our mission is to establish and promote the use of hydrogen in the regional economies power as a solution to the region’s rapidly growing energy demand and environmental challenges, providing meaningful benefits to the region as a whole.”

KBR Consulting is advising governments and industry players on hydrogen strategies and is involved with the APAC Hydrogen Association, with director Andrew Bedford a founding board member.

Bedford said: “KBR Consulting are delighted to be involved in the establishment of the APAC Hydrogen Association supporting the energy transition market across the region.

“Working together and sharing our knowledge about low carbon energy production, including advisory consulting to national governments, KBR can contribute and advocate to deliver a cleaner and brighter future.”

APAC Hydrogen Association business manager Lidya Kamal said: “We are excited to provide an exciting program with year-round activities for our members which will be organized throughout the Asia-Pacific.

“The highlight will be the Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Conference which will be the first large scale regional event for the hydrogen industry.”

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