Hydrogen & Policy: Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
S-207 Mansfield Room


Strong and far-reaching hydrogen and fuel cell provisions were included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which span everything from basic science to early market transition. In concert with substantial federal and state programs over the years, many large and small companies, universities, research institutions and national laboratories have worked to solve critical research and development challenges. There is a large, vibrant and growing hydrogen community in the U.S. and worldwide.

This briefing explored the purposes of the EPAct 05 hydrogen provisions, a hydrogen economy’s premier carbon benefits, the broad efforts of several key companies that are partnering with the U.S Department of Energy in comprehensive RD&D efforts, a package of tax incentives and the opportunities for the 110th Congress.

There were additional displays of hydrogen and fuel cell applications from the Department of Defense. For further information, please contact Jerome Hinkle of the National Hydrogen Association (261-1307). After the briefing, several manufacturers had hydrogen vehicles available at Peace Circle for demonstration.

Honorary Congressional Hosts

Senate Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Caucus


National Hydrogen Association in Conjunction with the ACS Science & the Congress Project

Featured Speakers

Jerome Hinkle
National Hydrogen Association

Hydrogen Highlights: EPAct 05 and Beyond
Richard Goodstein
Air Products and Chemicals

Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure: Today’s Status and Tomorrow’s Needs
Keith Cole
General Motors

Addressing Energy Security and Climate Change: Transforming the Transportation Sector
Judith Bayer
UTC Power

Motive Power for Light and Heavy Vehicles
Ethan Brown
Ballard Power Systems

Building New Markets for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells