November 2, 2022

The newest member of the Hydrogen Council, Advario joins forces with global leaders in the energy transition

Advario joins Hydrogen Council with three additional new members, highlighting the urgency for collective global action

In its latest move as part of its strategy to play an active role towards global decarbonisation and Net Zero by 2040, Advario is pleased to announce it is one of the newest members of the Hydrogen Council. A global CEO-led organization, the Hydrogen Council has a shared vision for hydrogen to rapidly advance the global clean energy transition for a more sustainable and resilient energy future. Joining three other new members, the move reflects Advario’s commitment to enable, support and expedite the energy transition.

Bas Verkooijen, CEO Advario says: “We are very pleased to join the Hydrogen Council. Our membership reflects Advario’s ambition to play a front-runner role in developing the hydrogen value chain and overall hydrogen ecosystem, leveraging our expertise and capabilities in import and export structures and logistics solutions. We are deeply rooted in the belief that partnerships drive true progress, and trust that we can accelerate the energy transition together with the other members of the Hydrogen Council to realize a greener, more sustainable future.”

Welcoming Advario and the newest members contributions to the council, Yoshinori Kanehana, Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, said, “We are delighted to welcome these four companies to the Hydrogen Council. The Council has seen strong growth this year with a total of 22 new members from a wide range of geographies and sectors. This highlights the rising interest in hydrogen and affirms hydrogen’s vital role to realize a cleaner and more sustainable society.”

Building on 50 years of adaptive, customer focused storage expertise, Advario is deeply committed to delivering on its ambitious ESG agenda, ensuring sustainability is in every aspect of its business. The company’s recent partnership with Fluxys to develop a green ammonia import terminal at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges is just one example of progressive steps towards decarbonisation.  The future terminal will deliver storage and takeaway solutions for ammonia, while optionally also providing facilities to convert ammonia back into hydrogen.

The Hydrogen Council continues to grow at an accelerated pace since its founding in 2017, and the momentum continues with the newest members. 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.

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About Advario 
Advario is a leading global player in the storage industry, with a focused growth strategy on chemicals, gas and new energy and a strong commitment to embed ESG and sustainability across its entire operations. Advario is a carve-out of Oiltanking GmbH and is committed to play a frontrunner role in the energy transition through developing transformational partnerships. Advario is headquartered in Rotterdam and operates 13 terminals in Europe, China, Singapore, Middle East and the United States, with a total storage capacity of 8 mln cbm. The company takes a focused and collaborative approach to, together with its partners, find storage and logistics solutions in the energy and chemical industry. Building on 50 years’ family-owned business history, Advario consists of a team of 1200 inventive, solutions driven storage experts who apply leading industry expertise and experience to terminal operations as well as new project delivery. Advario operates as a 100% subsidiary of Oiltanking GmbH.

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. The Council believes that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching our global decarbonisation goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth, and decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors.

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.

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