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H2 Day 2018 Events & Activities

Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Aligns Companies, Lawmakers

Connor Dolan

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.

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FCHEA Launches "In Transition" Blog Series on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Connor Dolan

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!

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Hydrogenics Announces New Facility in California on National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day

Connor Dolan

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.

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Nuvera Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Connor Dolan

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…

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Check out FCHEA's Opinion Editorial "Celebrating the Hydrogen Energy Future, Today"

Connor Dolan

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.


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Ohio SARTA rolls out unique Borrow a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus program on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Connor Dolan

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.

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Air Liquide celebrates completion of new hydrogen fuelling stations on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell day

Connor Dolan

How to Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Air Liquide has completed another phase of an ambitious project to install a network of hydrogen (H2) fuelling stations in the state of California and throughout the Northeast states in the US.

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This milestone coincides with National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which raises awareness for clean energy solutions that are available now.

Air Liquide brings state-of-the-art H2 fuelling throughout the Northeast, in Hempstead, NY; Providence, RI; Mansfield, MA and Hartford, CT. In 2014, the Tier One corporation had announced plans to develop and supply a fully-integrated H2 fuelling infrastructure in the Northeast US consisting of two filling and distribution centers and twelve fuelling stations.

Air Liquide collaborated with Toyota on the project, to support the automaker’s market launch of new H2 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the coming years, beginning with the new Toyota Mirai: a mid-size H2 fuel-cell car that is one of the first to go on sale to the general public.

Meanwhile, with the new H2 fuelling stations in Palo Alto and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, Air Liquide builds upon a number of stations already in place throughout the state, continuing the company’s efforts toward strengthening the fueling infrastructure for H2 vehicles.

H2 offers a number of benefits for clean transportation. Used in a fuel cell, it combines with the oxygen in the air to produce electricity, with water as the only byproduct. It does not generate any pollution at its point of use: zero greenhouse gases, zero particles and zero noise. H2 brings a concrete response to the challenges of sustainable mobility and local pollution in urban areas. It takes less than five minutes to recharge H2-powered electric vehicles for a driving range of around 600 kilometers.

Ole Hoefelmann, Vice-President, Hydrogen Energy, Americas at Air Liquide, said, “What better way to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day than to unveil new fuelling stations, bringing the choice of cleaner transportation to drivers throughout the Northeast and California. We believe in a convenient, sustainable future of mobility, and this is an important step toward realising that goal.”

U.S. Department of Energy Hosting Hydrogen and Fuel Cell day Webinar: DOE Loan Program Opportunities on Oct 10

Connor Dolan

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."

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Gasworld Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Connor Dolan

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

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