Equinor Joins Center for Hydrogen Safety Amid Growing Demand for Hydrogen

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 2/3/2022, Location: North America

Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) – the global authority on safe hydrogen use and education – announced the addition of energy company Equinor to its list of member organizations. Based in Stavanger, Norway, Equinor is a world-leading company committed to providing affordable energy for societies and taking a leading role in the energy transition by optimizing its oil and gas portfolio, accelerating growth in renewables, and pioneering development of carbon capture and hydrogen value chains.

“Equinor recognizes hydrogen’s potential for supplying the world’s increasing energy demands and understands that safety is critical for its global adoption,” said Nick Barilo, executive director, CHS. “I appreciate the broad experience and expertise Equinor brings to CHS and anticipate their contributions will make a meaningful impact toward the safe and timely transition to hydrogen in energy systems.”

Equinor’s membership further rounds out an already impressive membership roster of more than 70 world-leading organizations committed to safe hydrogen use and knowledge sharing.

Equinor engages in early-stage opportunities for converting natural gas to low carbon hydrogen while capturing and storing CO2, and renewable power to green hydrogen. Among its current projects are H2H Saltend, H2morrow steel, and NortH2.

“Building on 50 years of experience within oil and gas, Equinor is transitioning to become a broad energy company, and safety for people and the environment is at the forefront of all that we do,” said VP for Global Hydrogen in Equinor, Henrik Solgaard Andersen. “Hydrogen will be key to reaching net zero emissions for societies and companies, and Equinor is developing a portfolio of hydrogen projects in Europe and the US. Sharing our experience with peers and suppliers and learning from others will be vital to ensure safe and reliable production and use of hydrogen. I am very pleased that we have joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety community.”

Established in 2018, CHS is a technical community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CHS member benefits include access to conferences and working groups, safety guidance, training and workshops, and a global forum to address emerging issues and impact technical solutions.


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