The Hydrogen Council doubled membership over the last few weeks thanks to increasing Asian interest: China Energy, Great Wall Motor,  and Weichai, became steering members, alongside 3M, Bosch and JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation. Hexagon Composites, Marubeni, McPhy, Nel Hydrogen and Royal Vopak join as supporting members. The Council’s Roadmap, presented at its first year anniversary at the COP23 in Bonn last Janaury, is indicating that by 2050, hydrogen could potentially meet 18% of the world’s final energy demands, avoid 6 Gt of CO2 emissions, i.e. 20% of CO2 emission reduction targets by 2050, create a market with revenues of 2.5 trillion dollars each year, provide 30 million jobs and reduce C02 in sectors like transport, industry and residential by between 40% and 60%.