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Jorgo Chatzimarkakis awarded Hydrogen “Person of the Year”


10 May 2022



Yesterday, 9th of May 2022, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe CEO, was awarded Hydrogen “Person of the Year” by the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition. The World Hydrogen 2022 Awards celebrate the exceptional achievements from companies and individuals who are driving the hydrogen industry forward.
The 5 other awards went to:

  1. The Green Hydrogen Project Award went to the innovative NEOM aiming to utilise green hydrogen for a sustainable city in Saudi Arabia.
  2. The Hydrogen Industrial Application Award was awarded to Maersk for its ground-breaking series of 12 ocean-going container vessels that could be capable of being operated on carbon neutral methanol from green hydrogen.
  3. The Future Hydrogen Leader Award was awarded to Randolf Weterings, Electrification and Hydrogen at the Port of Rotterdam for integrating various initiatives, projects and companies that are playing a role in the Port of Rotterdam’s Hydrogen business.
  4. The Hydrogen Transport Award went to Hyzon Motors for its fast deployment of hydrogen fuel cell trucks and heavy-duty vehicles around the world.
  5. The Port of the Future Award went to the Port of Rotterdam for a second consecutive year, for leading the development of a hydrogen hub, focusing on a wide energy transition programme linking the whole value chain.

Jon André Løkke, President of Hydrogen Europe, commented: “This award honours Jorgo Chatzimarkakis and our association as it signals strong feedback for the work that has been done over the last years. It motivates for the necessary next steps to build up a hydrogen economy.”
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis stated upon receiving the award: “Today, 9th of May, is Europe Day and as representative of Hydrogen Europe I would like to firstly thank all our members. The association's achievements would not have been possible without their expertise, activities, and dedication to climate action. Europe needs a new narrative, one that is built on safeguarding our planet for future generations. We built our economy based on cheap coal and oil in the past, now it is time they make place for clean hydrogen and electricity."

Hydrogen Europe is the leading organization representing European based companies and stakeholders that are committed to moving towards a (circular) carbon neutral economy. With more than 350 companies, 30+ national associations and 20 EU regions as members, we encompass the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem. Our vision is to propel global carbon neutrality by accelerating the European hydrogen industry and we are the industrial key partner of the Clean Hydrogen partnership.


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