ZERO Carbon Solutions-Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, Senate Dirksen Office Building, Room G-11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Opening Remarks


Strong and far-reaching hydrogen and fuel cell provisions were included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, spanning everything from basic science to early market transition. More effort has been authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Various federal and state budgets since the mid-1990s have funded considerable research, development, and demonstration. Climate legislation is headed for the Senate Floor. There is a large, vibrant, and growing hydrogen community in the U.S. and worldwide.

This briefing explored a hydrogen economy's premier carbon and emissions benefits, the broad efforts of several key companies and research institutions that are partnering with federal and state governments in comprehensive R&D efforts, a package of tax incentives, and the opportunities for the 110th Congress.


The National Hydrogen Association in conjunction with the ACS Science & the Congress Project

Featured Speakers

  • Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership
    ZEVs for California - Building an Ultra Low Carbon Economy
  • Dr. Claude Roulet, Senior Advisor, Schlumberger Carbon Services
    Sustainable Hydrogen Production, Thanks to Geologic CO2 Storage
  • Keith Cole, Director of Regulatory Affairs, General Motors
    Energy Security and Climate Change: Transforming the Transportation Sector
  • Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Zero Carbon Systems with Renewable Hydrogen
  • Michael Holmes, Associate Director, Energy and Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
    Partnerships to Deploy Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems

Contact: Jerry Hinkle at or 202-223-5547.