U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Education

State and Regional Initiatives Meeting Series Archive

The following list includes information about previous webinars, calls, meetings, and presentations from the state and regional initiatives informational meeting series. Also find information about upcoming webinars.

December 7, 2011

August 30, 2011

August 16, 2011

July 19, 2011

June 30, 2011

  • Topic: Hydrogen and First Responders
  • Co-hosted by Virginia Clean Cities and the Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Peter Sunderland, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering
    • Kelly Wolfe, Hydrogen Program Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs

June 21, 2011

June 9, 2011

May 17, 2011

April 4, 2011

February 2, 2011

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December 14, 2010

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December 16, 2009

  • Topic: Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities and the Regional Resource Center
  • Presenters from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.:
    • Joel Rinebold, Director of Energy Initiative, gave an overview of Connecticut's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Markets, Programs, and Models.
    • Tom Drejer, Energy Specialist, discussed the Regional Resource Center, which provides online information, models, and other tools to assist local and state planners to quantify the costs and benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technology at identified potential sites.
  • Joint presentation:
    • Connecticut Fuel Cell Activities: Markets, Programs, & Models
    • Regional Resource Center: A Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology/US DOE Partnership Initiative

October 14, 2009

  • Topic: Hawaii's Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Strategy
  • Presenters:
    • Mitch Ewan, Hydrogen Systems Program Manager at Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
    • Chenoa Farnsworth, Kolohala Ventures
  • Webinar presentation: Hawaii Renewable Hydrogen Program

June 11, 2009

  • Topic one: Federal Government Support for Fuel Cell Technologies
    • Presented by Sunita Satyapal, Acting Program Manager, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    • Discussion included program progress, the President's FY2010 Budget Request, and Recovery Act and funding and opportunities
  • Topic two: 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour
    • Presented by Patrick Serfass, Vice President of Technology and Communications at the National Hydrogen Association, and Chris White, Communications Director for the California Fuel Cell Partnership

March 30, 2009

State and Regional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Initiatives annual in-person meeting at the NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo.



Table talk/tabletop discussion to cover multiple and focused topics of interest and allow for networking.

February 4, 2009

  • Topic: Fuel cell policy plan—the U.S. Fuel Cell Council (USFCC) has prepared a six-point plan to advance fuel cell research and commercialization over the next five years.
  • Speakers: Bob Rose, Executive Director, USFCC; Bud DeFlaviis, Director of Government Affairs, USFCC. Presentation

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December 17, 2008

September 10, 2008

July 16, 2008

  • Topic: HyDRA, a Regional Hydrogen Demand and Resource Analysis Tool. A web-based geographic information system (GIS) tool to view, download, and analyze hydrogen demand, resource, and infrastructure data.
  • Speaker: Fred Joseck, DOE Hydrogen Program, Systems Analysis. Presentation

May 21, 2008

  • Topic: Taking advantage of fuel cell tax incentives and perspectives on innovative financing. Presentation
  • Speaker: Lee White, Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Co.

March 30, 2008

During this in-person meeting at the NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference 2008, participants and experts met in small groups to network and discuss the following key topics:

January 16, 2008

  • Topic: Reaching out to the public. Gain insight into general attitudes about fuels through the California Fuel Cell Partnership's Public Opinion Survey. Learn about the preliminary results and outreach strategy of the National Hydrogen Association's H2 and You Outreach Program.
  • Speaker 1: Chris White, Communications Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Speaker 2: Patrick Serfass, Director, Technology and Communications, National Hydrogen Association, H2 and You Presentation, and Word in the Square Report-Nov 07

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November 14, 2007

  • Topic: Fuel cells for data centers. Learn more about the First National Bank fuel cell installation in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Speaker: Dennis Hughes, Lead Property Manager, First National Buildings, Inc. Presentation

September 12, 2007

  • Topic: State Case Study: Connecticut. Learn about the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's fuel cell programs—from demonstration to deployment. Find out what's worked and what lessons have been learned to help you build your state's fuel cell program.
  • Speaker: Lise Dondy, President, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. Presentation.

July 11, 2007

  • Topic: Fuel cell early markets—What are the best near-term markets for PEM fuel cells? What's the value proposition that PEM fuel cells offer in those markets? Hear highlights of a recent comprehensive study by Battelle Memorial Institute.
  • Speaker: Kathya Mahadevan, Battelle Memorial Institute Presentation

May 9, 2007

March 19, 2007

During this in-person meeting at the NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference 2007, participants and experts met in small groups to network and discuss the following key topics:

  • Coalition management
    Led by Rolf Nordstrom, Upper Midwest Hydrogen Initiative
  • Codes and standards
    Led by Jim Ohi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Patrick Serfass, NHA
  • Communicating/raising awareness
    Led by Henry Gentenaar, The Media Network and Christy Cooper, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Early market applications
    Led by Anthony Eggert, University of California at Davis
  • Engaging policy makers
    Led by Jennifer DeCesaro, Clean Energy Group

January 10, 2007

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October 11, 2006

  • Topic: A unique approach to assembling the financial and human resources needed to implement a hydrogen demonstration project
  • Speaker: Paul Faulstich, Hydrogen Energy Center, on the Chewonki Renewable Hydrogen Project

July 12, 2006

May 10, 2006

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