Black & Veatch joins Center for Hydrogen Safety


Black & Veatch has joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global nonprofit that supports and promotes the safe handling and use of hydrogen across industrial and consumer applications.

Efforts to decarbonize the power sector while maintaining a reliable, balanced generation mix remains a goal of the industry.

Initial hydrogen turbine projects in Europe have demonstrated the viability of the technology, drawing acclaim for its promise to provide reliable baseload power.

“Hydrogen is a rising star in the changing energy landscape, particularly when it comes to pursuing robust decarbonization through renewables. Fully integrating hydrogen into the energy mix will be a complicated endeavor. This will require strong collaboration between engineering leaders such as Black & Veatch, technology integrators, investors, activists and regulators, along with the support of high-impact safety organizations such as CHS.”

Mario Azar, president of Black & Veatch’s power business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Black & Veatch as a new member of CHS. They are clearly demonstrating their leadership as the first engineering and construction company to join CHS; this will enhance our impact in advancing safe practices across the hydrogen industry.”

Nick Barilo, director of the Center for Hydrogen Safety at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

“Clean, sustainable hydrogen has the potential to reduce and replace our reliance on fossil fuels. CHS offers many benefits, but the true value of membership lies in the ability to learn and interact with CHS’ diverse membership base as we work towards the shared goal of promoting safety and best practices in this emerging technology.”

Jonathan M. Cristiani, advanced power fuels engineer with Black & Veatch’s power business.
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