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First Hydrogen announces new board member

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First Hydrogen has appointed Dr Peter Williams as a Non-Executive Director of First Hydrogen UK. His appointment will help grow First Hydrogen’s UK subsidiary, which is focused on delivering the first hydrogen-fuelled and zero-emissions utility vehicles, green hydrogen production and distribution. Peter is currently Group Technology Director and Head of Investor Relations at global chemical company INEOS.


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Prior to INEOS, Peter worked at BP for more than two decades holding senior positions in business, technology and strategy. He also serves as Non-Executive Director for V-Carbon, a company that is creating a circular economy for carbon fibre and delivers engineered and sustainable carbon fibre solutions for the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries. He also sits on the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK. Peter will bring to First Hydrogen his considerable experience of technology built up over 40 years with BP and INEOS.

Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman of First Hydrogen comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Peter on board and know he will be a fantastic asset to our team. As a trained chemist and material scientist he brings great insight on improving use of hydrogen and sustainable materials, particularly in the automotive sector. His expertise will prove particularly invaluable as we develop the first hydrogen-fuelled commercial fleet vehicles and refuelling solutions. The First Hydrogen team is also developing green hydrogen production in the UK and elsewhere to be able to provide its mobility customers with a full service, to include the fuel.”

Peter Williams, Non-Executive Director of First Hydrogen UK, says: “I’m delighted to join such a forward-looking company as it develops the potential of hydrogen for transportation. Successfully switching to zero-emissions fuels will help us to dramatically cut carbon and is an important component of the drive to a climate neutral economy.”

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