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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
ACE Cogeneration Company is developing a plan to convert its existing 108 MW power plant from coal to renewable bio-mass fuel. The electric energy output from the plant located in Trona, California will be used to generate a high volume of “green” hydrogen from available brackish groundwater. The hydrogen will be delivered through existing rail and highway infrastructure to supply the California hydrogen vehicle program and to other industrial users of hydrogen.
IRD Fuel Cell LLC is specialized in producing the best component solutions for various PEM fuel cell applications, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell systems and PEM electrolyzer applications. With manufacturing presence in the Americas and Europe they are a leading independent supplier of strategic fuel cell components with emphasis on MEAs and flowplates. www.ird.dk
Keyes, Fox & Wiedman is an Oakland-based law firm that was founded in 2008 by Jason Keyes and Kevin Fox. KFW started out representing non-profit clients that were focusing on eliminating regulatory roadblocks to clean energy market development across the U.S. The firm has since expanded geographically to Raleigh, NC and Denver, CO and now addresses a wide range of legal, policy and project development issues. www.kfwlaw.com
Bethlehem Hydrogen Inc. (BHI): A hydrogen technology company offering a wide range of products for use within the refueling infrastructure at customer sites all over the nation. With in-house expertise ensuring the safe handling of cryogenic and high pressure gaseous hydrogen, BHI offers turn-key solutions through its design, manufacturing and field installation capabilities. www.bh2i.com
Hydrogen In Motion (H2M) is developing mobile hydrogen storage tanks and will deliver these tanks to owners of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for them to use with their hydrogen fuel equipment or vehicles. www.hydrogeninmotion.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.