H2 Day 2019
5th 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!
U.S. Senate Approves S.Res.346 designating October 8, 2019, as "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day"
The United States House of Representatives introduced House Resolution 615, expressing support for the designation of October 8, 2019 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day for the United States.
Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, has issued a Proclamation declaring October 8 as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day within the state.
On October 8, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed AJR150 (Johnson, Conaway, Houghtaling/Beach, Bateman) into law, designating October 8 as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the state.
Famously celebrated on 8th October – or 10/08 – in recognition of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), the fifth National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day takes place today, presenting a global opportunity to celebrate the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. H2 View spoke exclusively to Morry Markowitz, President of The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, to find out more about National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day and the importance behind the milestone day.
Australia has made National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day INTERnational! Here are some photos of their celebration event.
The U.S. Senate officially designated Oct. 8, 2019, as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with the passage of Senate Resolution 346, and Colorado’s governor issued a proclamation to proclaim the date as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in Colorado. This is the fifth year in a row the Senate has passed such a resolution and the third year the State of Colorado has officially recognized the day.
Air Liquide’s biogas technology enables their recent $150M investment to produce and supply renewable liquid hydrogen to the western US mobility markets.
Huyen Dinh was nine years old when she fled Vietnam in 1979 with her mother and two younger sisters. For the past three years, she has served as director of HydroGEN, a consortium NREL leads with five other national laboratories. HydroGEN aims to facilitate collaborations between federal laboratories, academia, and industry. As part of her work, she connects NREL experts and helps coordinate approximately 20 different HydroGEN projects with universities, industry partners, and other national laboratories.
Our economy is facing a profound transition to alternative energy technologies, spurred by the goal to combat climate change and unhealthy air by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. Across the globe, hydrogen and fuel cells are emerging as a solution for multiple sectors of our economy, such as transportation, energy, and industrial sectors. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a report that identifies hydrogen and fuel cells as a key solution in the energy transition, highlighting four main recommendations where the technology is poised to initially flourish:
In celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, aptly named for the atomic weight of element number one, hydrogen, American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the Robert Rose Education Award in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Mr. Zachary Batts, a master’s degree student in chemical engineering at Purdue University.
Today, the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition joins the nation in celebrating the fifth annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, to raise 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.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across its vehicles by 2050, and as part of this now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles.
On October 8, in recognition of National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering have announced their intent to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition.
For the fifth year in a row, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating October 8, 2019, as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.” In past years, the House of Representatives has introduced a similar resolution with cosponsors from both parties.
Every year, October 8 marks an opportunity to celebrate how far we’ve come together to advance hydrogen and fuel cells as part of our global energy system. This year, we hope you'll join the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) in raising awareness about the progress we’ve made and what else needs to be done.
Fuel cell technologies have grabbed headlines lately, and rightly so. If sourced from renewable means, an element such as hydrogen can be a zero-emission, extremely efficient fuel source capable of powering anything from vehicles to data centers. So, what are fuel cells and how do they work? Here are the answers to five key questions in honor of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
AIChE launched the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans. The new center promotes the safe handling and use of hydrogen across industrial and consumer applications, and provides international partner organizations with resources that address both traditional uses of hydrogen as a feedstock and hydrogen’s growing use as a fuel source.
Unprecedented global demand for clean transportation systems is putting a spotlight on the fuel cell industry. It’s becoming clear that the possibilities for achieving widespread fuel cell vehicle are limitless. This is true for virtually every mode of transportation – commercial, industrial, light-duty – including non-road sectors such as marine, aviation and rail. As the fuel cell industry transforms and expands, it is positively impacting everything from environmental progress and sustainability to the well-being of communities to the bottom line of logistics companies, transit agencies and port operations.
Adam Weber’s research team sits together in a cluster of offices, cubicles, and laboratories deep in the labyrinth of the Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Buildings 62 and 70. A staff scientist/engineer who won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2014, Weber has now collected a solid and multidisciplinary group of undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and staff electrochemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, theorists and material scientists.
We hope you'll join the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office in raising awareness and celebrating advances in hydrogen and fuel cells.
In recognition of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a collaboration with the Department of Defense's (DOD's) U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop and demonstrate "H2Rescue"—a hydrogen fuel cell-powered emergency relief truck.
This October 8th, fuel cell and hydrogen champions in both the private and public sector around the world will once again come together to commemorate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. This ‘day’, chosen as a nod to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), has grown from a Washington, DC-focused event into an international celebration.
Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on October 8 with Power Innovations! Events include a walking tour of their Utah-headquartered fuel cell technology labs and a live demonstration of an industrial fuel cell. Contact Power Innovations today to reserve your seat!
At Plug Power, every day is Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day! But on October 8th, we join the world in celebrating our favorite technology.
When it comes to #hydrogen, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is in their element! Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory experts for a Reddit Ask Me Anything.
Gore Associates worldwide ask you to join us in celebrating October 8 – the fifth annual National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day.
Pajarito Powder Celebrates National Hydrogen Day, 10-08 with 25% off of in-stock PMF Packages. Make sure to order on October 8th before 11:59PM MDT!
On October 8, join the North America Council for Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less roadshow and Advanced Clean Tech News for a webinar to discuss the state of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles today and their future outlook.
Zero Emissions. Zero Compromise. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are not the cars of the future, they are the cars of today. Let’s go for a ride…
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Check out last year's activities and events here - http://www.fchea.org/h2-day-2018