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Workshop Highlights Near-Term Applications for Renewable Hydrogen Technologies

December 11, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently joined forces with the California Fuel Cell Partnership  to co-host a one-day workshop on “Delivering Renewable Hydrogen: A Focus on Near-Term Applications.” 


The workshop highlighted market-ready hydrogen technologies and a California bill (SB 1505) that requires 33% of the hydrogen produced or dispensed in the state to be made from renewable resources. 


“Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are available today to help Californians meet the requirements of the bill,” said NREL’s Marc Melaina. “The workshop helped participants understand their options for assessing and using these technologies now and in the years to come.”


Sessions focused on the following topics:

  • Policies and markets for renewable hydrogen
  • Hydrogen pathways and markets
  • Producing hydrogen from biogas
  • Project showcase and developments
  • Modeling show and tell.


About 60 industry and government representatives attended the by-invitation-only workshop, which was held on Nov. 16, 2009 in Palm Springs, Calif., the day before the start of the 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar.  


For more information about the workshop, contact Marc Melaina.


—Julia Thomas