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  • May
    05

    The California Energy Commission’s announcement that it will fund 28 hydrogen stations demonstrates California’s continued national and global leadership in the fight against climate change and to protect clean, healthy air.

     

    When approved, this funding cycle will result in 55 hydrogen stations in a robust network throughout early market communities along with connector and destination locations. This changes the game, making it convenient for customers to drive fuel cell electric vehicles and enabling automakers to successfully launch the consumer market.

     

    What is noteworthy, but has gone unnoticed by many, is California’s progress in reducing emissions associated with the production of hydrogen. Currently, most hydrogen is made from natural gas. While this process has a carbon footprint, it is less than half the footprint of gasoline.

     

    California is committed to renewable hydrogen, which includes electrolyzing water using solar or wind, or extracting hydrogen from biomass, such as sewage. Thirty-three percent of the hydrogen sold as transportation fuel will come from renewable hydrogen. 

     

    Many stakeholders, include the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, automakers and others, are working to bring a new generation of vehicle technology that will transform our transportation energy system, and improve our climate and the air we breathe. Yesterday’s announcement is a result of their cooperation and collaboration.

  • Sep
    30

    Governor Brown signs Assembly Bill 8 which renews many programs that support alternative fuels and vehicles, and reduce vehicle emissions

    Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 8 by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D-Fresno) which extends until January 1, 2024 existing fees on motor vehicles, boat registrations, and new tires. The fees will fund programs to accelerate the turnover of older vehicles and equipment and invest in the development and deployment of advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve the California’s air quality, climate, and energy goals.  

  • Apr
    09

    Sacramento, Calif. — The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced that the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) and Energy Independence Now (EIN) have joined CaFCP as associate members. These are the first two NGOs to be invited to join CaFCP.

  • Jan
    17

    Sacramento, Calif. — The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced that Justin Ward, Advanced Powertrain Program Manager with Toyota’s Advanced Powertrain (APT),  has been appointed 2012 Steering Team Chair.

    The CaFCP Steering Team chair position changes every year, rotating through the four categories of partners: auto manufacturers, energy providers, fuel cell technology companies and government agencies. The vice chair becomes the chair the following year.

  • Aug
    24

    Sacramento, Calif. — The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced that Air Liquide and Ballard Power Systems have joined CaFCP as associate members.

    Air Liquide is present across the entire hydrogen energy chain (production, distribution, high-pressure storage, fuel cells and hydrogen filling stations). Over the last four years, Air Liquide has designed, built and commissioned a growing number of hydrogen filling stations. Around 50 Air Liquide stations have been installed throughout the world to date. In 2010, Air Liquide provided more than 40,000 hydrogen fills. Most recently, Air Liquide providing the fueling for all the hydrogen powered vehicles that participated in Michelin Challenge Bibendum.

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