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CHBC Releases White Paper on Power-to-Gas and Hydrogen Energy Storage
Document outlines high potential energy storage technology option able to provide renewable zero-emission baseload power, fuel, and heat for California
Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2015 – Today, on National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) has released its official White Paper “Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”, outlining the feasibility and economics of energy storage solutions using hydrogen and methane as energy carriers. The White Paper is a project spearheaded by the HydrogenEnergy Storage Group in the CHBC and member companies.
To support the integration of ever-increasing amount of intermittent renewable generation, California is faced with a growing need to deploy utility-scale storage solutions. The White Paper is intended to provide policy makers and other interested parties with an overview of the concept and potential of hydrogen-based energy storage. It covers key aspects of this technology, including needs for grid scale energy storage, power-to-gas solutions, economic analysis, use cases and existing projects. Access the White Paper here >>.
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IRD Fuel Cell LLC is specialized in producing the best component solutions for various PEM fuel cell applications, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell systems and PEM electrolyzer applications. With manufacturing presence in the Americas and Europe they are a leading independent supplier of strategic fuel cell components with emphasis on MEAs and flowplates. www.ird.dk
Keyes, Fox & Wiedman is an Oakland-based law firm that was founded in 2008 by Jason Keyes and Kevin Fox. KFW started out representing non-profit clients that were focusing on eliminating regulatory roadblocks to clean energy market development across the U.S. The firm has since expanded geographically to Raleigh, NC and Denver, CO and now addresses a wide range of legal, policy and project development issues. www.kfwlaw.com
Bethlehem Hydrogen Inc. (BHI): A hydrogen technology company offering a wide range of products for use within the refueling infrastructure at customer sites all over the nation. With in-house expertise ensuring the safe handling of cryogenic and high pressure gaseous hydrogen, BHI offers turn-key solutions through its design, manufacturing and field installation capabilities. www.bh2i.com
Hydrogen In Motion (H2M) is developing mobile hydrogen storage tanks and will deliver these tanks to owners of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for them to use with their hydrogen fuel equipment or vehicles. www.hydrogeninmotion.com
E4 Strategic Solutions provides its clients with real solutions to complex environmental and energy issues based on nearly 75 years of experience working in both the government and private sector. E4 Strategic Solutions is unique in the sense that it understands, and knows how to work with regulatory agencies, elected officials, and the Executive Branch at the local, state and federal level. E4 Strategic Solutions has proven problem solvers that know how to leverage opportunities and advocate effectively for its clients. Their commitment is to develop and deliver the best solutions to address client needs. www.e4strategicsolutions.com
McPhy Energy is a pioneer in hydrogen production from water electrolysis and hydrogen storage using metal hydrides. Integrating these technologies into product platforms, McPhy Energy is addressing the needs of customers worldwide in the mobility, industrial and power to gas markets. They have one the largest power-to-gas installation in the world in Germany. With operations in France, Italy, and Germany and presence in Asia, Americas, Russia and Middle East, McPhy Energy is prepared to service the needs of customers worldwide. www.mcphy.com/en/
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, and has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. www.smud.org
Swagelok is a $1.8 billion, privately-held company. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a global developer and provider of high-quality and reliable fluid system solutions including products, assemblies and services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers offering support in more than 70 countries. www.swagelok.com
California is where hydrogen gets down to business. And the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is the vital link between hydrogen-technology developers, businesses, energy leaders, government, and infrastructure providers. A 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, members share a common vision of clean energy and transportation fueled by hydrogen. Please check this site for information on meetings and membership, hydrogen headlines and e-news archives.