“By providing clean, efficient and continuous base-load energy for buildings and enabling zero-emission transportation, fuel cells have become a proven and crucial component of the clean energy network. We are extremely grateful for the important work FCHEA is doing to raise the profile of these game-changing energy technologies for the marketplace, policy makers, key decision-makers and the general public.”
Vice President,Government Affairs, and General Counsel,
"FCHEA is an important conduit for informing and educating government leaders and the public about the impact hydrogen is making today as well as significant technology advances, and hydrogen’s role in solving the clean energy issue for all future generations."
Global Business Director,
Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products
“The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industries in Ohio are on the verge of considerable success. One piece of the puzzle that will help push us over the top is a united voice for the fuel cell and hydrogen industries. The FCHEA provides Ohio, the rest of the country—and the Industry-- with that voice through advocacy, support and a united front.”
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
"FCHEA brings a strong, united voice about fuel cells and hydrogen to a national audience. We look forward to working closely with FCHEA staff and members to advance the commercialization of fuel cells in the United States."
California Fuel Cell Partnership
"FCHEA's efforts are providing great help in moving Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to a new level of market acceptance in a way one individual automaker could not."
“Plug Power greatly appreciates the importance of FCHEA in advancing hydrogen fuel cell solutions in commercial applications. It is the visionary collaboration of the partnership that provides a strong foundation for today’s advanced technology to prove out value, viability and reliability in key markets. Industry pioneers, like FCHEA, will ensure a path to a future that includes hydrogen and fuel cells as core to the clean energy network”
"Solar and wind are good technologies, but they do not address the total customer need for continuous power as fuel cells and hydrogen energy do . Many customers require a more dependable base-load, energy efficient solution that works around the clock, and in a smaller footprint. ClearEdge Power fuel cells provide exactly that solution, and the FCHEA helps us to inform and educate customers and policymakers about the many benefits of fuel cells and hydrogen energy."
President & CEO
“Now, more than ever, the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industries need to speak in one powerful voice. FCHEA's efforts have been exceptional in creating a compelling platform to advance industry initiatives on Capitol Hill and within the States”
PhD, Executive Director,
South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Pathfinder Award
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association’s Pathfinder Award recognizes the contribution of individuals outside the industry to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen in the United States. The Pathfinder Award is given annually.
Researchers, planners, political leaders, employees of federal and state governments, and fuel cell users and buyers will be among the recipients. In extraordinary circumstances, a company or institution might also be an appropriate recipient.
Pathfinders are leaders, helping guide our industry. Recipients are selected by an awards committee from nominations made by members.
FCHEA Pathfinder Award Recipients
2012: Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
2011: Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA)
2010: Representative Steve Israel (D-NY)
2009: Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
2008: Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
2007: Shalom Zelingher, NYPA (posthumous)
2006: Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Representative Mike McNulty (D-NY)
2005: Governor Bob Taft (R-OH), Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Representative John Larson (D-CT), and Representative Nancy Johnson (R-CT)
2004: Dr. Charles Ke, US Department of Transportation
2003: Mr. Steve Chalk, US Department of Energy; Dr. Alan Lloyd, California Air Resources Board; Dr. JoAnn Milliken, US Department of Energy; and Dr. Mark Williams, US Department of Energy
|Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR)|
|May 13-17, 2013 | Washington, DC||16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum|
|Wednesday - June 12 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | Washington, DC||Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013 (HFC2013)|
|June 16-19, 2013 | Vancouver, British Columbia||Alternative Clean Transportation 2013 (ACTEXPO 2013)
|June 24-27, 2013 | Washington, D.C.||5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2013)|
|September 9 - 11, 2013 | Brussels, Belgium||World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC)|
|September 25 - 28, 2013 | Shanghai, China||2013 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition|
|October 21-24, 2013 | Ohio||Electric Vehicle Symposium|
|November 17 - 20, 2013 | Spain|