February 2006 General Meeting

February 10th, 2006 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
International Room
Cathedral Hill Hotel
1101 Van Ness Ave. (Corner of Geary Blvd.)
San Francisco, CA
United States

Thanks to Bay Area AQMD for sponsoring our meeting room and A/V, and to EmeraChem for serving as sponsor of the afternoon break.

International Room, Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Ave. (Corner of Geary Blvd.), San Francisco CA 94109; Tel: (415) 776 -8200; Toll Free Reservations: (800) 622-0855.

8 a.m. - Registration, Networking
Enjoy a continental breakfast while networking.

9 a.m. - Welcoming Comments, Intro of Jared Blumenfeld
Hank Wedaa, President, California Hydrogen Business Council, will introduce Jared Blumenfeld, Director, Department of Environment, City of San Francisco, to report on SF's Honda FCX program.

9:15 a.m. - Can New Technology Fuel California's Future?
Keynote Speaker Terry Tamminen, Special Assistant to the Governor, Energy and Environmental Technologies

9:45 a.m. - Hydrogen Infrastructure Developments in the Bay Area
Jack Broadbent, Executive Director, Bay Area AQMD

10:15 a.m. - Overview of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Programs
Nick Beck, Natural Resources Canada

10:45 - Self Introductions

11 a.m. - Break
After self-introductions, we'll break for networking and refreshments.

11:30 a.m. - California Hydrogen Highway Status
Analisa Bevan, Program Manager, California Hydrogen Highway Program

12 Noon - Update on BMW's Hydrogen Activities
Wilhelm Hall, General Manager, BMW, North America

12:30 p.m. - Group Lunch
Lunch will be served in a room adjacent to our meeting.

1:30 p.m. - Shell Hydrogen Introduction and California Lighthouse Program
Pana Ratanabanangkoon, Business Development Manager, Shell Hydrogen

2 p.m. - Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Portable Power Applications
Shimshon Gottesfeld, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, MTI Micro Fuel Cells

2:30 p.m. - Availability of Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles
John Williams, Business Development Manager, Quantum Technologies

3 p.m. - Break, Sponsored by Emerachem
Back by popular demand! The afternoon break for networking and refreshments. Thanks, Emerachem!!

3:30 p.m. - Progress Report on the Intl Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy
Chris Bordeaux, Former DOE Program Manager

4:00 p.m. - Near ZEV Hydrogen ICE Bus Operation
Paul Scott, ScD, Chief Scientific Officer, ISE Corp.

4:30 p.m. - Attendance Prize Drawing
Stay late for your chance to win a digital camera, $50 Best Buy gift card, or free registration to your next California Hydrogen Business Council meeting. Please note, only one win per person per year.

5 p.m. - Meeting Concludes
Thanks for attending! Mark your calendars now for our next General Meeting, May 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at South Coast Air Quality Management District! To sponsor the meeting, breakfast, breaks or lunch, or to inquire about membership, please contact Managing DIrector Catherine Rips, (760) 341-2924, info@californiahydrogen.org

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