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Press Release

CHBC Leadership Change, 2015 Board of Directors Elected

Los Angeles, CA - February 9, 2015 - Today, the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) announced election of Jeffrey Reed, Director of Business Strategy and Advanced Technology at Southern California Gas Company to the position of President of the CHBC. Further announcements included the appointment of David Armijo, General Manager of AC Transit, Matt Miyasato of the South Coast Air Quality Management District to the Board and election of five Directors. Read more >>


New Member Spotlight

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, and has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources.


Swagelok is a $1.8 billion, privately-held company. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a global developer and provider of high-quality and reliable fluid system solutions including products, assemblies and services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers offering support in more than 70 countries.


CTE is a member-based non-profit, non-governmental organization, and brings people together to advance clean, sustainable, innovative transportation and energy technologies. Since its start in 1993, CTE has managed a portfolio of over $290 million in team research, development, and demonstration projects. They’ve helped over 200 US companies move their technologies into the global energy and transportation mainstream and have also moved the needle through public awareness campaigns, educational programming, market research, and commuter behavior studies.
H2 Logic A/S is a leading manufacturer of H2Station® hydrogen refueling stations that provides fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as conventional vehicles today.
SunLine Transit Agency, a transit operator in Riverside County, California, is a transit agency providing bus service in the Coachella Valley area.
The HySA Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre, hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and located at the South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (SAIAMC), and directed by Professor of Energy Materials and Systems Bruno G. Pollet FRSC, is one of three national Competence Centres that were initiated by the Department of Science and Technology’s National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (HFCT) Flagship Project, also known as Hydrogen South Africa or HySA.

AC Transit is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay. Its family tree dates back to 1869…the year Americas two coasts were joined by the transcontinental railroad with the driving of the golden spike. In the same year, 1869, the Suez Canal opened, linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. That’s the year when AC Transit’s first predecessor began carrying passengers from the Jack London Waterfront into burgeoning Oakland in a horse-drawn rail car.


California is where hydrogen gets down to business. And the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is the vital link between hydrogen-technology developers, businesses, energy leaders, government, and infrastructure providers. A 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, members share a common vision of clean energy and transportation fueled by hydrogen. Please check this site for information on meetings and membership, hydrogen headlines and e-news archives.

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