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PDC Holds Open House for National H2 & Fuel Cell Day, Receives Award from Local Chamber of Commerce

H2 2017 Events & Activities

PDC Holds Open House for National H2 & Fuel Cell Day, Receives Award from Local Chamber of Commerce

Justin Lewis

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On October 8 and 9th 2017 – PDC Machines joined the nation in celebrating the third annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. This day marks the growth of the industry by raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in reducing pollution to create a cleaner environment; generating reliable and resilient power while increasing America’s energy and economic security through the use of clean, renewable sources of energy.

In recognition of this day, PDC Machines employees gave attendees a ride in the vehicles of the future, hydrogen driven fuel cell cars.

PDC Machines also introduced attendees to SimpleFuelTM, an appliance that can be installed in homes, community centers, small businesses and similar locations for fueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, buses, small and medium trucks and fork-lifts. SimplefuelTM converts 1.5 gallons of water into hydrogen fuel - enough to fill one fuel cell hydrogen vehicle to travel 300-360 miles.

Attending the open house was Mayor Andrew Szekely (right) from Lansdale, PA taking a tour of PDC Machines.

Bucks County Commissioner Charles Martin took a ride in the hydrogen car

PDC Engineer Ming giving overview of SimpleFuel to his family.

Community members listing to a presentation by PDC's Kareem Afzal.

Check out PDC Machines' Facebook album of the open house for more pictures.

SimpleFuelTM is a recipient of a one million dollar H2 Refuel H-Prize competition launched in October 2014, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Hydrogen Education Foundation. For more information on SimpleFuel, click here.

On September 29, the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce in Pennsylvania announced that SimpleFuel is the winner of their prestigious 2017 Champions of Commerce Award, in the Emerging Technologies category. PDC Machines will officially receive their award at a Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Event on November 30.

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce President, Ms. Amy McKenna informed PDC Machines President Syed. M. Afzal that PDC Machines-Simplefuel was selected as the winner of the Emerging Technologies Champions award at the National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day Open House

For more information about the 2017 Champions of Commerce Award, click here.