Black & Veatch technology lead selected for expertise in hydrogen solutions and technologies, decarbonization
Black & Veatch announces today that Jason Rowell, associate vice president and global technology portfolio manager with the company’s global power business, has been named to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Board of Directors. CHBC is a membership-based trade association that advocates for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California.
The global hydrogen market is rapidly evolving as clean, sustainable hydrogen emerges as a critical element in enabling our zero-emission future. Hydrogen has the potential to reduce and replace global reliance on fossil fuels for heating, transport, production of green chemicals and fertilizer, storage and electricity generation and more.
Headquartered in Yorba Linda, California, CHBC works to advance the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy and transportation sectors to achieve California’s climate, air quality and decarbonization goals.
Rowell, an expert in hydrogen solutions and technologies, takes his seat on the board alongside several industry leaders, including Katrina Fritz, California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative; Mark Abramowitz, Community Environmental Services; Gordon Dash, DasH2energy; Matthew Fairlie, Next Hydrogen; and Philippe Gerretsen, Nikola Motor.
“The CHBC is pleased to have a leader of Jason’s caliber join the Board of Directors,” said Bill Zobel, executive director of the CHBC. “His role and expertise with Black & Veatch to deploy cutting-edge technologies, particularly hydrogen infrastructure, will bring an invaluable depth of knowledge to the CHBC’s policy development and advocacy in Sacramento.”
With more than two decades of experience in the power industry– including 13 years with Black & Veatch – Rowell directs the development and implementation of industry-leading sustainable power solutions.
“I’m thrilled to join the board of CHBC, given their strong history of advocating for and promoting hydrogen in California,” Rowell said. “Black & Veatch is actively involved in the hydrogen revolution – from delivering green hydrogen for power generation and storage, advanced transportation and fuel-cell technology, to processing blue hydrogen with carbon capture technology.”
“We are deeply committed to using technology and innovation to advance sustainability around the globe,” Rowell added. “I look forward to engaging with CHBC’s members and stakeholders as we work to promote the adoption of hydrogen technologies at scale.”
- Click here for a headshot of Jason Rowell.
- Rowell is a frequent speaker at industry events, including POWER-GEN International and the B&V Chief Engineer's Technology Conference. He recently presented on “Hydrogen Case Studies: Technology, Economics, and Finance” at the S&P Global Platts’ Hydrogen Markets Americas Virtual Conference in November.
- Rowell is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including “Future-Proofing Gas Generation for the Coming Carbon-Free World” for POWER and “To batteries and beyond: With seasonal storage potential, hydrogen offers ‘a different ballgame entirely’” for Utility Dive.
- Download Hydrogen Takes Center Stage, Black & Veatch’s free eBook addressing hydrogen’s role in overcoming the global addiction to fossil fuels.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
About the California Hydrogen Business Council
The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is comprised of over 100 companies, agencies and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Our mission is to advance the commercialization of hydrogen in the energy sector, including transportation, goods movement, and stationary power systems to reduce emissions and dependence on oil. More information at www.californiahydrogen.org.