Here are some of the top posts from around the web commemorating October 8, 2016 as National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day.Read More
National Hydrogen Day Activities and Events
To cap off 2016's National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, FCHEA launched the new campaign and dedicated website, www.zeroemissions.org, to capstone National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, officially recognized on October 8.Read More
Plug Power today celebrates its new Dayton, OH service center by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony – bringing green jobs and innovation to the Dayton-metro area, and expanding service capabilities to Ohio customers, including Walmart, Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Honda.Read More
Across the country this past week, scientists and engineers have been celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. Aptly chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was celebrated for the first time on October 8, 2015 and this year we’ve keeping the momentum going.Read More
Part of the FCHEA member National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Days activities, NICTO – Innovate 2016 will showcase all-in fuel cell solutions for counterbalance forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts and motorized hand trucks used in multi-shift distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing operations.Read More
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has formed a new consortium with five other national labs intended to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), also includes Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory.Read More
In support of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Air Liquide launches www.letscleartheair.com and collaborated with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) to create a hydrogen infrastructure app.Read More
ITM Power officially launched its third public access hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) and the second HRS in London at the Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence CEME, in Rainham East London.Read More
Secretary Moniz joined staff from the Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office in celebrating industry progress on National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell DayRead More
Posted by Michael Beckman on Oct 7, 2015 3:42:27 PM
With energy demands rising and the challenges associated with climate change, the time has come to focus on a clean, economical and commercially viable way to power cars and trucks.
Congress, for one, considers hydrogen-powered fuel cells a very promising answer for powering the Nation’s cars and trucks. That’s why it proclaimed October 8, 2015 as the first National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
The advantages are many:
1) Hydrogen is already being used successfully to power city transit bus services, forklifts in factories and a growing number of commercial trucks and consumers’ cars around the world. In addition, hundreds of businesses in North America have enhanced their efficiency by powering facilities, warehouses and data centers with fuel cells.
2) The emissions from a fuel cell vehicle consists of nothing more than water. When proponents say zero harmful emissions, they’re not exaggerating.
3) Hydrogen has already been deployed as an industrial gas for over one hundred years and large volumes are used across the widest range of applications every day.
4) The infrastructure challenges are being solved to the point where the average consumer in targeted geographies can easily and quickly fuel their hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. This is evidenced by the recent opening of two new hydrogen fueling stations in California with 30 more opening in the next year or two.
5) When you build it (the infrastructure) they will come: Conservative industry estimates call for more than 34,000 hydrogen-powered cars to be on the roads in California by 2021, with continued significant growth.
6) The world is behind hydrogen: Many of the innovations aimed at establishing a viable, sustainable hydrogen fueling infrastructure were developed in close collaboration with key industry players and with funding from the European Commission and national governments in countries such as the US, Japan and Germany. These advances are bringing the vision of sustainability within reach, especially in the expanding road transport/mobility sector.
7) The cosmos is behind hydrogen too: Hydrogen comprises some 90% of the visible universe by some estimates. It’s the raw fuel that most stars 'burn' to produce energy. The same process, known as fusion, is being studied as a possible power source for use on Earth.
Hydrogen, as it turns out, is an efficient – and possibly ideal - medium to store energy generated from both traditional and renewable sources, especially those subject to fluctuations (wind, solar), then delivering that energy efficiently to where it’s needed. When generated from regenerative sources, it creates a zero-emissions hydrogen-water-hydrogen cycle that balances the desire for mobility and transportation with the need for climate protection.
And by the way, as Congress considered what day to make National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, it settled on October 8 because that date reflects the element’s atomic weight: 1.008.
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On October 8, Chris San Marchi of Sandia National labs hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit's Science subreddit, answering a variety of questions regarding hydrogen as a fuel and energy carrier.Read More
International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Organizations joined FCHEA and the industry in helping celerbating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day this October 8, 2016. See some of the examples below:Read More
CaFCP staff will take part in the 2016 annual Charge Across Town EV Test Drive during Fleet Week and National Hydrogen Day on October 8-9 at Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA. FREE ‘ride and drives’ in the latest electric vehicles, including plug-in, battery, and fuel cell EVs. CaFCP staff will have the 2016 Toyota Mirai, Hyundai Tucson FCV, Mercedes Benz BClass F-Cell in the test drive and the 2017 Honda Clarity on display.Read More
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Partners with Toyota to Bring Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle to Taste of D.C.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), the trade association dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies, is partnering with Toyota Motor Company to bring the Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle on display at the Taste of D.C. in Washington, D.C.Read More
Join the Thunderclap for 2016's National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day now! On October 8, industry, supporters, friends, and stakeholders are celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to raise broader awareness of the benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. Show your support and join us on October 8 in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.Read More
Today, Altergy joins the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day by marking the growth of the industry and raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies provide in generating reliable and resilient power, improving the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing America’s energy security.
In commemorating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, representatives from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) and Toyota Motor Company drove a Toyota Mirai on a Capital-Capital-Capital tour from the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., to the capitals of Richmond, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland.Read More
This week the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) joins others across the United States to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on Oct. 8—10.08—a date chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).Read More
CSA Group Offers Discount on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Standards in Celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
CSA Group will be offering a 50% discount off standards in this area during the week of October 8th to October 14th - including a brand new standard HGV 4.9 Hydrogen Fueling Stations. Use coupon code HFC50 at checkout.Read More
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Drivers Accumulate More Than One And One-Half Million Zero-Emission Miles In Celebration Of Second Annual National Hydrogen Day, October 8th
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., October 7, 2016 – In celebration of National Hydrogen Day, October 8th, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have again surpassed an important threshold, accumulating more than 1,500,000 miles on the roads and highways of both Southern and Northern California.Read More