On October 3, the Pennsylvania State Senate adopted a resolution recognizing October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch, the Majority Caucus Chairman from Pennsylvania’s 24th Senate District.
In announcing the passage of the resolution, Mensch noted the United States is a world leader in the development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. In Pennsylvania, hydrogen is emerging as an energy carrier and a pathway to good environmental stewardship.
As an example, Mensch cited FCHEA member PDC Machines, located in Warminster Township, Bucks County. PDC Machines is continuously working to develop new technologies related to Hydrogen Fuel Cells and encouraging growth within this sector.
“Hydrogen and fuel cells can be used in multiple sectors for transportation, stationary power, and industrial applications, enabling energy security, resiliency, and a strong domestic economy in emerging technologies,” Mensch said. “It is important that private industries, federal and state governments, national laboratories, and institutions of higher education continue to improve fuel cell and hydrogen technologies to address the most pressing energy, environmental, and economic issues of the United States.”
FCHEA would like to thank Senator Mensch and the Pennsylvania State Senate for supporting National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day this year, and a special thanks to PDC Machines for working to introduce this resolution.
Click here for the full press release from Senator Mensch’s office, which includes a video of Senator Mensch introducing the resolution on the Pennsylvania State Senate floor.