Finally Ready for Prime Time: Fuel Cell Technology for Vehicles and Stationary Power Plants


Mike Levin, Director of Government Affairs, FuelCell Energy
Shane Stephens Romero, President and Co-Founder, FirstElement Fuel
Tyson Eckerle, Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Project Manager, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer for Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Skeptics have said that “hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and it always will be.” However, with new vehicles being launched, infrastructure being built, and fuel cell power plants on the rise, California is finally ramping up for a new hydrogen future. That said, key questions still remain. What is the best way to make hydrogen given its relative cost and environmental impact? How many consumers will buy and lease new fuel cell vehicles? How will we gauge success? Also, as California replaces power and voltage lost from San Onofre and several coastal gas-fired power plants, what role should fuel cells play? 


Finally Ready for primetime-VX