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National Hydrogen Day Activities and Events 2016

Colorado Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day at the Capitol

Connor Dolan

Three different FCV's in front of Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver

On Monday, October 3, stakeholders in the Colorado hydrogen community held an event to kick off the celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. Colorado is now ready and open for the construction of hydrogen fueling stations and the introduction of fuel cell vehicles, with retail hydrogen fueling regulations forthcoming, thanks to a strong partnership between local, state, and federal organizations. Event hosts included the Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Hydrogen Coalition, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), American Lung Association – Clean Cities Denver Metro Coalition, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, Montreux Energy, City and County of Denver, and Colorado Energy Office.

OPS Director Mahesh Albuquerque gave the welcome remarks and presented a proclamation issued by the Governor proclaiming October 8, 2016, as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the State of Colorado. For a link, click here.

Following the proclamation announcement, representatives from the event hosts gave brief statements: • Jack Paterson, Colorado Hydrogen Coalition • Dawn Mullally, American Lung Association – Clean Cities Denver Metro Coalition • Andrew Bermingham, Montreux Energy • Wes Maurer, Colorado Energy Office • Keith Wipke, NREL

NREL had three hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on display—Toyota Mirai, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, and Mercedes-Benz F-CELL—and experts were on hand to answer questions.

Check out the local news coverage of the event here.

A proclamation was also issued celebrating October 8 as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. For a link, click here.