"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."
"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
“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
“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 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
“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
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
"Don't Outsource the Clean Energy Economy"
Administration Set To Give Away Historic Lead In Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
WASHINGTON DC — The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today called proposed cuts to the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program misguided and harmful to American competitiveness.
“After investing billions of American dollars and years of effort, we simply cannot walk away from our commitment to these critical technologies,” said Ruth Cox, president and executive director of the FCHEA. “Fuel cells are the microprocessors of the Energy Age and they are already transforming the energy network through distributed generation of clean, efficient and reliable power.”
Thousands of American jobs are at stake right now, with more being created every month - and potentially millions in the future. Japan, Korea, China, Germany, and other European countries have made substantial economic and policy commitments to fuel cells and hydrogen energy. Several are implementing programs to dramatically increase the domestic use of fuel cells and hydrogen in preparation for delivering a key export technology.
“We ask Congress to act now and restore funding to fuel cell and hydrogen energy programs, or risk ceding our leadership to strategic competitors as we have done with wind, solar, and batteries,” said Cox. “Keeping these clean energy jobs in America will also strengthen our national security by ensuring unfettered access to the technologies that enable efficient utilization of our vast domestic fuel and energy supplies, including renewable energy.”
U.S. Government investment in fuel cells and hydrogen has been one of the most successful research, development, and deployment programs in DOE’s history—fuel cells are more than twice as efficient, more than twice as durable, and at least ten times less expensive than they were ten years ago.
Leading corporations like Coca-Cola, Google, FedEx and Walmart are using fuel cells to meet mission critical power needs for 7/24 materials handling, grocery store refrigeration and data center operations. The U.S. military is relying on fuel cells and hydrogen energy for light, long duration soldier power and to power unmanned vehicles, increasing efficiency and effectiveness on the battlefield, as well as for materials handling and stationary power generation in non-tactical base operations.
“FCHEA fully realizes budget cuts are necessary throughout the government, but these cuts are disproportionate and the facts don’t support the Administration’s position,” said Cox. “Fuel cell and hydrogen programs have met or exceeded every benchmark for success, and these technologies are either being commercially deployed today or are at the cusp of commercialization. Why are we spending billions of dollars to deploy advanced energy technologies from other countries at the expense of those that are creating American jobs today?”
“The Obama Administration shouldn’t pick winners and losers with clean energy. Studies from the National Academy of Science, McKinsey and Company, and others, conclude that a clean energy portfolio approach is necessary to meet our economic, environmental and national security goals.
“Even the President acknowledged the need for a portfolio approach in his State of the Union address,” continued Cox. “Just as American leadership in microprocessor technology led to the greatest economic expansion in the U.S. since post-World War II, fuel cells and hydrogen technologies have the transformative power to drive similar economic growth in the Energy Age.
“We look to Congress for leadership to ensure the position of fuel cells and hydrogen in America’s clean energy future.”
About the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the world’s premier advocacy organization dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. FCHEA and its membership are at the forefront of efforts to transform the energy network, fundamentally altering the way energy is generated and used. Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are being commercially deployed today to solve critical problems in our energy infrastructure and deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users. FCHEA’s membership represents the full spectrum of the supply chain from universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.
Director of Communications
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association