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January 16, 2024

Topsoe CEO, Roeland Baan, becomes Board Member of the influential Hydrogen Council

The global trade organization for hydrogen, Hydrogen Council, has announced Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe, as its newest Board Member, reinforcing the CEO-led organization’s influential leadership.

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, is now represented at highest level at Hydrogen Council with Roeland Baan becoming member of the Board.

The Hydrogen Council constitutes the entire value chain within hydrogen and includes companies and industries from around the world, that all have a shared interest in promoting the deployment of hydrogen for a variety of uses. At Topsoe, we are focused on accelerating the development and deployment of green hydrogen solutions in the energy-intensive industries and long-distance transportation to speed up the energy transition.

Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe, said:
“I am honored that I have been elected to the Board of Hydrogen Council as the representative of Topsoe. Hydrogen Council plays a pivotal role in the energy transition, and I am proud to contribute to an organization that is at the forefront of promoting green hydrogen and its derivatives at a global level. Our collective efforts are crucial in accelerating the decarbonization of energy-intensive industries and long-distance transportation. I look forward to contributing to this transformative journey, as we work together to shape a sustainable future for our planet.”

The Hydrogen Council Board is represented at the highest level by global CEO’s all committed to providing the necessary leadership to demonstrate a powerful vision and decisive action for a better energy future powered by hydrogen.

In total, 140 companies are members of Hydrogen Council, representing global industrial leaders in hydrogen across the entire hydrogen value chain from the Americas, Europe and Africa to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The Council members stand united in their commitment to unlocking the potential of hydrogen to accelerate the transition to net zero.

Topsoe has been member of Hydrogen Council since January 2022, when it became the first Danish company to join the organization.

About The Hydrogen Council
The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and ambition for hydrogen to accelerate the clean energy transition. The Council is committed to unlocking the sustainability potential of hydrogen through coalitions for action, boosting sustainable economic growth, creating quality jobs, and delivering social value.

Using its global reach to promote collaboration between industry, governments, investors, and civil society, the Council provides insights on and pathways for accelerating the deployment of hydrogen ecosystems around the world. It also supports the development of international safety and sustainability standards, paving the way for the deployment of reliable hydrogen solutions at scale.

The Hydrogen Council brings together a diverse group of 140 companies from North America to Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and MENA region, across the entire hydrogen value chain, including large multinationals, innovative SMEs, and investors.

About Topsoe
Topsoe is a leading global provider of technology and solutions for the energy transition. We combat climate change by helping our customers and partners achieve their decarbonization and emission reduction goals.  

Based on decades of scientific research and innovation, we offer world-leading solutions for transforming renewable resources into fuels and chemicals for a sustainable world, and for efficient and low-carbon fuel production and clean air. 

We were founded in 1940 and are headquartered in Denmark, with over 2,800 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit 

For more information, please contact:
Ulrik Frøhlke, Media Relations Manager
Phone: +45 27 77 99 68 

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