H2 Day 2018
4th Annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was created to help raise awareness of a clean energy technology that is here now. October 8th (10.08) was chosen in reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008)
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), its members, industry organizations, and state and federal governments are commemorating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with a variety of activities and events across the country.
We have collected some of the announcements, activities, and events below that made October 8th another successful National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day celebration!
On October 5, the United States House of Representatives introduced House Resolution 1115, designating October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
On October 1, the United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 664 by unanimous consent, declaring October 8, 2018 National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day for the United States.
October 8, 2018 – National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is being celebrated today with support and recognition from Connecticut lawmakers and state leaders.
U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) of East Hartford and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) were joined by New York’s Tom Reed (NY-23) to introduce a House bill and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy joined a Senate move expressing support for designating October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. Today was chosen because it is symbolic of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy officially recognized October 8, 2018 as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the State of Connecticut with a proclamation.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared October 8, 2018 “Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day” for the state.
On October 3, the Pennsylvania State Senate adopted a resolution recognizing October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
On October 11, the New Jersey State Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee and the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee held a hearing on the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in motor vehicles, material handling equipment, and stationary power applications.
“California is on the cutting edge in the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell electric cars, and the Energy Commission is pleased to support their adoption by expanding the state’s network of conveniently-located refueling stations,” said Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott.
In celebration of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the United States Department of Energy announces a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army to collaborate in the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for military and civilian use.
National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day Op-ed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Director Steven Ashby
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association's "In Transition" blog will explore the role and benefits of fuel cells and hydrogen energy for commercial sectors in transition to a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable future. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy are impacting and disrupting business-as-usual and present an opportunity for continued growth and development. The scalability, reliability, and durability of these technologies benefit a wide-range of applications for transportation, stationary, and portable uses.
We are launching our first post on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, observed on Monday, October 8, 2018. Future blog posts will be shared every Monday, so be sure to check back every week!
Hydrogenics, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell power modules, today announced, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, that it has opened its newest North American facility in Carlsbad, California. Located near San Diego, the site will primarily focus on the integration of hydrogen fuel cell systems into heavy-duty truck and bus platforms for customers in California, while also serving as a local support center for fueling, energy storage and power system projects throughout the state.
In celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Day, aptly named for the atomic weight, 1.008, of element number one—hydrogen—American Councils for International Education announces its plans to establish the “Fuel Cell Rose Education Award.”
October 8 is National Fuel Cell Day! Did you know that fuel cells have many hidden talents? Here are ten awesome things you can do with your fuel cells.
Check out Bloom Energy's Buzzfeed post to see their list!
At Nuvera, we like to say: “if it moves, it needs a fuel cell engine.” We’ve spent a lot of time working within the China transportation market in the last year to help solve this very real challenge. China wants to be a global leader for new energy vehicles, and the government is making a hard push, supplemented by a three-year subsidy, to introduce these new technologies into the market…
The atomic weight of hydrogen is 1.008, so to commemorate this energy powerhouse and to recognize how far the technology has come, the fuel cell industry and its supporters have designated October 8th (10/08) as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. 2018 marks the fourth year that Congress has officially recognized this day with a Senate resolution. This October, a range of activities around the country will celebrate the important benefits this innovative, American-developed technology brings, including energy security and reliability through efficient use of domestic energy; increased manufacturing jobs and high-value technology exports; and all with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
AskScience AMA Series: We are hydrogen and fuel cell experts at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, here to talk about using catalytic science to convert dispersed carbon into chemicals and energy-dense liquid fuels. AUA!
Kirt Conrad, CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), believes hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) are the future of automotive, commercial, and public transportation. In fact, he believes it so much he’s willing to lend any transit agency in the country one of SARTA’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses for free. All an agency has to do to is call and ask. The Central Midlands Transit Authority in Columbia, South Carolina will be the first agency to borrow a bus.
On Wednesday, October 10, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) celebration of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day 2018, the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and DOE Loan Programs Office will present an educational webinar titled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Webinar: DOE Loan Programs Office Opportunities."
When I began writing about hydrogen just over 11 years ago, I couldn’t have envisaged a National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day and may well not have believed that we would have the kind of infrastructure for hydrogen fuelling that we do today…
Op-Ed by Gasworld Global Managing Editor Rob Cockerill
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) will join in celebrating the third annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which marks the growth of the industry by raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies provide in generating reliable and resilient power, while increasing America’s energy, environmental, and economic security.
On this National Hydrogen Day, we’re introducing you to a few of the people who are behind the scenes. They, and thousands of other people around the world, help make FCEVs and hydrogen stations possible.
Next week the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will join others across the United States to celebrate the fourth National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on October 8—10.08—a date chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). The U.S. Senate officially designated October 8, 2018, as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with the passage of Senate Resolution 664.
October 8 marks the 4th annual National Hydrogen Day--a date that gives a nod to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008) and to the increasing role hydrogen fuel is playing nationally. Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists are working every day on research that allows hydrogen to be produced, stored, and used in cleaner and even more efficient and affordable ways.
Join Plug Power on October 11 for a complimentary one-hour webinar to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
On Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, FCHEA member Air Products will celebrate National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day at the America On Wheels museum in Allentown, PA.
On October 8, FCHEA member W.L. Gore will join the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
Read the United States Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) article “A Letter to All Stakeholders: How to Celebrate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day”
The Advanced Clean Transportation News Op-Ed by FCHEA President Morry Markowitz.
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Check out last year's activities and events here - http://www.fchea.org/h2-day-2017