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On October 4-6, the CHBC will host its 4th California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit in Sacramento, CA. This signature event of the CHBC continues a dialogue between government agencies and businesses to address opportunities and challenges in key environmental, business and market areas. Features speakers include Mary Nichols, Angelina Galiteva, Cliff Rechtschaffen, Robert Bienenfeld and Mallik Angalakudati. Take a look at the program >> or register here >>.
On September 8, 2016, the CHBC released its official report on its “Financing the 101st station” workshop, held on June 14-15 in Pasadena, CA. The CHBC convened 28 experts in the field who, over two days, discussed presentations and experiences related to financing, fueling station models and automotive plans for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). See the CHBC announcement and report here >>
On August 29, 2016, the CHBC sent a letter of support for SB 1383, seeking a broadening of the definition to include renewable gas. This bill will enable the state to take urgently needed action to control short-lived climate pollutants, which will not only help mitigate climate change, but also reduce air pollution and improve public health. See CHBC's letter here >>
On July 1, 2016 the CHBC sent a letter of support for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) since it is being actively considered in state policy circles. CHBC also signed on to CalSTART's letter of support that featured almost 60 endorsing organzations and encouraged all CHBC members to do the same. See CHBC's letter here >>
On May 25, 2016 the CHBC has submitted a letter of support AB1657 (O'Donnell) which would direct cap-and-trade funding to California's public ports. CHBC requsted clarification on the definition of zero and near-zero emissions of Greenhouse Gases. See CHBC's letter here >>
On May 18, 2016, the CHBC has submitted a letter of support, if amended, for SB 1043 (Allen) which would direct the California Air Resources Board to study and develop recommendations to promote the expanded use of biogas and renewable gases. See CHBC's letter here >>
On March 31, 2016, the CHBC has submitted a letter of support for AB 2673 (Harper) - Sales and Use Tax Exemption & Income Tax Credits for Hydrogen Refueling Station Equipment. See CHBC's letter here >>
On March 3, 2016, the CHBC has sent a letter to the Board of the South Coast AQMD opposing the removal of Barry Wallerstein as Executive Officer. The letter is available here >>
CHBC Releases White Paper on Power-to-Gas and Hydrogen Energy Storage
Document outlines high potential energy storage technology option able to provide renewable zero-emission baseload power, fuel, and heat for California
Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2015 – Today, on National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) has released its official White Paper “Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”, outlining the feasibility and economics of energy storage solutions using hydrogen and methane as energy carriers. The White Paper is a project spearheaded by the HydrogenEnergy Storage Group in the CHBC and member companies.
To support the integration of ever-increasing amount of intermittent renewable generation, California is faced with a growing need to deploy utility-scale storage solutions. The White Paper is intended to provide policy makers and other interested parties with an overview of the concept and potential of hydrogen-based energy storage. It covers key aspects of this technology, including needs for grid scale energy storage, power-to-gas solutions, economic analysis, use cases and existing projects. Access the White Paper here >>.
New Member Spotlight
PowerHouse Energy Americas (“PHEA”) is a leading provider of on-site energy systems in North America. PHEA uses both traditional and renewable forms of fuel to generate electric and thermal energy that are economical and environmentally responsible. www.powerhouseenergy.net
True Zero is dedicated to providing customers access to safe and reliable retail hydrogen to help accelerate the adoption of electric fuel cell vehicles as a replacement for ICE vehicles. As a first step towards achieving this goal, True Zero has built and currently operates the world's largest retail hydrogen network, which spans across the State of California. www.truezero.com
The Cambridge LCF Group offers strategic advice for a variety of California environment and energy laws, energy markets analysis and design, new business development in California utility sectors, developing complex regulatory compliance plans, support for regulation promulgation efforts in state, regional, and local municipal regulatory forums. The LCF Cambridge Group also offers strategic advice for business management and government relationos for major corporations, including natural gas, energy and water utilities, new energy ventures and emerging technology companies. cambridgelcf.com
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. www.pge.com
PDC Machines, founded in 1977, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. PDC has long been a proponent of hydrogen as an energy carrier. Over the years we have partnered with the most prominent gas producers, technology and reseach companies in an effort to promote world-wide acceptance of this concept and to develop practical & economical products for this emerging market. The success of these partnerships is demonstrated with over 200 compressors currently in use in demonstration and commerical installations throughout the world for hydrogen refueling of vehicles, buses, material handling vehicles and experimental aircraft.
PDC Machines continues to pursue the goal of cost effective solutions to deliver high pressure hydrogen. We are proud to be taking an active role as a component supplier, promoting the growth of commericial hydrogen fueling stations by providing complete hydrogen compression solutions. We offer an extensive line of standard compressors along with turn-key engineered and compression systems to meet an array of applications ranging from single demo-sites to full scale commercial stations. www.pdcmachines.com
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.