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California Rollout of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) and the need for Renewable Hydrogen

California is at the forefront of Stationary Fuel Cells & Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) deployment in the US and worldwide. Funding from the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) is currently being used to build a statewide hydrogen refueling infrastructure of 100 stations to meet the state's goals for reducing GHG emissions and petroleum dependence. Stationary Fuel Cells are becoming a popular reliable source of renewable power, heat, and hydrogen fuel throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1505, ensures that a transition to hydrogen fuel reduces emissions and petroleum use and amongst other outstanding measures, it mandates that 33.3% of the hydrogen dispensed at any state funded station is generated from an eligible renewable energy resource. The most recent projection from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) predicts that by 2021, there will be 34,300 light duty FCEVs in California, 60% of them being expected in Southern California. Therefore, in addition of making history and paving the way for the rest of the country and the world, California is helping the automotive and hydrogen industries to advance zero emissions technologies and to create new business opportunities.

Please join the California Hydrogen Business Council and YPE Los Angeles as we host a networking mixer and discussion panel with outstanding industry, government and academia experts; we will have a live hydrogen vehicle refueling at the nearby hydrogen station located at 1819 Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Sponsored by California Hydrogen Business Council and Toyota.

Thursday, April 14, 2016  5:30PM

Bergamot Art Station
2525 Michigan Ave. 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(free onsite parking)

· 5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Networking, wine, refreshments
· 6:30 -6:40 pm:  Opening remarks by special guest
· 6:40 - 7:30 pm:  Panel discussion
· 7:30 - 8:00 pm:  Live hydrogen vehicle refueling demo


Opening remarks by Fiona Ma – Chairwoman - California Board of Equalization, District 2

· Professor Jack Brouwer – Associate Director - National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) University of California Irvine
· Brian Goldstein – Executive Director - Energy Independence Now
· Craig Scott – Advanced Technologies Group - Toyota Motor Sales National Manager
· Mike Levin – Director Government Affairs - FuelCell Energy, Inc.
· Pere Margalef, PhD – Director Advanced Technology Business Development - FuelCell Energy, Inc.

Closing remarks by California Senator Ben Allen, 26th District


Fuel Cell Energy, Inc. is a global fuel cell power company. It develops and operates cell fuel power plants, Direct Fuel Cell power plants (a type of molten carbonate fuel cell), to electromagnetically produce electricity and heat from a range of basic fuel materials including natural gas and coal, etc. As the biggest publicly traded fuel cell manufacturer in the U.S., the company operates about 50 plants all over the world. It operates the world’s largest fuel cell park, Gyeonggi Green Energy Fuel cell park, which is located in South Korea. The park consists of 21 power plants providing 59 Megawatt of electricity plus district heating to a number of customers in South Korea. It also operates the largest fuel cell park in North America consisting of five 2.8MW power plants and a Rankine cycle turbine bottoming cycle in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The company has two markets including ultra-clean power, based on clean natural gas, and renewable power operating on renewable biogas. Its customer base covers a wide range of commercial and industrial enterprises worldwide including utility companies, municipalities, universities, etc.

The California Hydrogen Business Council connects hydrogen technology developments, businesses, energy leaders, government, and infrastructure providers with a common vision of energy and transportation fueled by zero-emission hydrogen and fuel cells. Our members develop, adapt, and implement technology and services to meet today's energy and environmental challenges. Learn more about the CHBC at californiahydrogen.org

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Pere Margalef
949 599 8637


Bergamot Art Station
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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