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).
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On September 29th, the Senate officially recognized October 8th as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with the passage of Senate Resolution 217, which was agreed to by unanimous consent. The resolution's primary cosponsors were Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and was also sponsored by Senator Chris Coons (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI).
For a link to the full text of the Resolution, click here.
Senator Blumenthal released a statement to commemorate the Senate Resolution:
This day recognizes the pivotal role the hydrogen and fuel cell industry plays in clean energy jobs and production and highlights the benefits from government and private industry collaboration,” said Senator Blumenthal. “Connecticut is a world leader in fuel cell and hydrogen energy systems manufacturing and has helped achieve promising technological breakthroughs and encouraging growth in the industry. Today, fuel cells are being used around Connecticut to help power cars, grocery stores, distribution centers and the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford in a clean and extremely efficient manner and their role continues to grow in providing sustainable transportation, improved business operations, and resilient power in the future.
Representative Charlie Dent Submits House Resolution 468
On National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) submitted House Resolution 468, which designated October 8, 2015 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The Resolution was co-sponsored by Representatives John Larson (D-CT), Elizabeth Esty (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-PA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Janice Hahn (D-CA), and Mike Doyle (D-PA).
For a link to the full text of the House Resolution, click here.
Congressman Dent released a statement to coincide with National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day:
Although we are just now developing and implementing new applications for hydrogen fuel cells, this technology has a long and proud history that goes back to the Apollo space missions. Fuel cells utilize hydrogen without combustion to generate electricity in a way that is clean, efficient, and quiet. Today, mobile and stationary fuel cell systems produce clean power for vehicles, forklifts, utilities, businesses, and homes. Stationary fuel cells provide resilient back-up power sources for institutions that cannot afford to lose power, such as hospitals. They are increasingly being used as primary electrical sources as well. Air Products and Chemicals, located in my district,is in the process of deploying 40 hydrogen fueling stations to support the recently announced roll out of hydrogen powered vehicles from several major auto manufacturers. I have had the opportunity both to drive and fuel these vehicles, and I can say from experience that the process is safe, easy, and surprisingly unremarkable. It's just like driving a traditional car, except the only emission it produces is water. In closing, I am proud to stand with the innovators of this growing industry as we recognize today as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
For a link to the full statement in the Congressional record, click here.
Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) provided remarks on the House floor in support of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day:
FCHEA members, industry organizations, and state and federal governments commemorate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day:
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users.
FCHEA Press Release Marking National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Toyota hosts Mirai FCEV Ride and Drive on Capitol Hill - Link
CSA Group Makes Hydrogen Standards Available for Free Download - Link
Linde officially unveils 2nd retail hydrogen fueling station in California - Link
Air Products micro site Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Air Products Announces Three New Hydrogen Fueling Stations in California - Link
Air Products Hydrogen Fueling Technology Featured at NREL Dedication Event - Link
Air Liquide publishes Op-Ed in The Hill: Hydrogen: Power for the present and the future
CCAT: Connecticut Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Plug Power Inc. Joins Industry in Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Plug Power Reflects on the Meaning of national Hydrogen& Fuel Cell Day - Link
W.L. Gore Joins Industry in Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Hyundai joins industry in celebration of first national hydrogen and fuel cell day- Link
California Fuel Cell Partnership Holds Webinar on California Hydrogen Station Progress - Link
CCAT Resilient Power Project Webinar: Fuel Cells For Educational Facilities - Link
Nuvera Op-Ed In ForkLiftAction On Importance Of ITC For Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Tech - Link
Department Of Energy Blog Post : Stacked For Success: Celebrating National Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Day
Intelligent Energy Blog Post - Happy International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day
Hydrogen Education Foundation Announces 2016 Contest to Design Hydrogen-Powered Micro Grid - Link
Pajarito Powder Joins Industry in Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Link
Hydrogen and fuel cell technology is here now
Hydrogen can now be generated from a range of domestic sources.
More than 150,000 fuel cell systems are in operation right now.
Hundreds of businesses in North America are powering facilities, warehouses, and data centers with fuel cells now.
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles are hitting the nation’s roads now, and thousands more are coming.
More than 50 retail hydrogen stations are open or under construction in California now, the start of a nationwide network.
Fuel cells and hydrogen are making an impact now by reducing pollution and increasing energy security.
The technology is here now, and the fuel cell and hydrogen energy tax credits are important to the continued success of the industry.
Show your support of hydrogen and fuel cells now!