Agfa today announced that it will be joining the Hydrogen Council as a supporting member on January 1, 2024. The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative that brings together preeminent companies with a united vision to help foster the hydrogen clean energy transition.
Agfa is committed to advancing the shift towards renewable energy. One significant way the company is doing this is through their award-winning ZIRFON membranes. These membranes are used at the core of alkaline water electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen for industrial processes, energy storage, fuel, heating, or ammonia production. ZIRFON is poised to play a pivotal role in making large-scale green hydrogen production economically viable, leading to a reduction in global CO2 emissions in the future.
“Low-carbon hydrogen is key to reach the EU’s climate neutrality goal. At Agfa, we contribute to making green hydrogen an industrial reality. Industry associations like the Hydrogen Council play an important role in connecting the different players in the value chain,” said Agfa’s CEO Pascal Juéry.
More about ZIRFON
Green hydrogen is produced via water electrolysis, a process that uses zero-carbon electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, which are then kept separate by a membrane. Agfa’s ZIRFON membranes are the most cost-effective technology for green hydrogen production. They offer exceptional productivity, four times higher than conventional membranes, and outstanding durability, enhancing the efficiency and reliability of electrolytic systems, while limiting maintenance.
Over 100 companies worldwide are already utilizing ZIRFON membranes for large-scale hydrogen projects. To meet the growing demand, Agfa is expanding its production capabilities. When ready, the new industrial unit in Mortsel, Belgium, will be able to produce membranes representing a volume of 20GW/year of electrolysis – enough to prevent 15 million tons of CO2 emissions a year.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is a leading company in imaging technology and IT solutions with over 150 years of experience. The Group holds three divisions: Radiology Solutions, HealthCare IT and Digital Print & Chemicals. They develop, manufacture and market analogue and digital systems for the healthcare sector, for specific industrial applications and for the printing industry. In 2022, the Group (including the Offset Solutions division) realized a turnover of 1,857 million Euro.
About The Hydrogen Council
The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition.
Using its global reach to promote collaboration between governments, industry and investors, the Council provides guidance on accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions around the world. It also acts as a business marketplace, bringing together a diverse group of 140+ companies based in 20+ countries across the entire hydrogen value chain, including large multinationals, innovative SMEs, and investors.
The Hydrogen Council also serves as a resource for safety standards and an interlocutor for the investment community, while identifying opportunities for regulatory advocacy in key geographies.
To find out more visit www.hydrogencouncil.com
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