Davos — More than a dozen leading European and Asian companies have teamed up to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel and scale down the production of harmful gases that lead to global warming. Convened on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, the first Hydrogen Council brought together 13 firms, among them top car manufacturers BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota as well as leading industrial gas companies Air Liquide and Linde. Others at the gathering late on Tuesday included energy firms Alstom, Engie, Shell, Total as well as Anglo American. Scientists have long pursued the use of electric fuel cells for cars that use hydrogen as the byproduct of its combustion is water and not gases that cause climate change. Air Liquide’s CE Benoit Potier described the council as "key leaders of the energy, transport and industrial (gas) sector joining forces to express a common vision of the key role hydrogen will play in the future to bring a solution to the energy transition"...

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