Michelin has joined the Hydrogen Council Steering Group, in a bid to encourage the acceleration of hydrogen mobility solutions to overcome the major challenges of climate change.
The Hydrogen Council began 2020 by welcoming 22 new members. Five of them, including Michelin, are steering members. They are united by a shared vision: developing hydrogen technology to advance the energy transition. The practical implementation of that vision is an action plan to support the massive ramp-up of hydrogen solutions with the goal of decarbonizing transportation, construction, and industry. For Michelin, becoming a steering member represents a new responsibility that fits perfectly into its sustainable mobility strategy. The Michelin Group has lofty ambitions for hydrogen. It aims to accelerate deployment of hydrogen technology, become the gold standard operator for zero-emissions mobility, and go a step further to be the global leader on hydrogen systems. To that end, in November of last year Michelin and Faurecia formally founded their joint venture to develop hydrogen technology: SYMBIO, A FAURECIA MICHELIN HYDROGEN COMPANY. Michelin believes that hydrogen technology will play a key role in the large-scale development of electric vehicles and in achieving the goal of zero-emissions mobility.
*Hydrogen technology can be used to store renewable energy. It is currently difficult to store wind or solar energy in large quantities or for extended periods. With hydrogen, Michelin will be able to store energy and so develop not just electric mobility but also renewable energies, which are key to preventing climate change.