CHBC Mission and Vision

Mission

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is comprised of over 100 companies, agencies and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Our mission is to advance the commercialization of hydrogen in the energy sector, including transportation, goods movement, and stationary power systems to reduce emissions and dependence on oil. More information at www.californiahydrogen.org

Vision

The vision of the California Hydrogen Business Council is to reinforce California’s position as the most advanced clean energy state in the nation, expanding the sustainable use of its precious natural and renewable resources and providing clean air to its citizens, by adopting hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in transportation, power and goods movement markets.

In 2017, the CHBC will work together with industry, government and non-profits to continue our groundbreaking work in hydrogen energy storage and power to gas; renewable hydrogen pathways; public transit; and clean ports, heavy duty transportation and goods movement. New in 2017 is an expanded government affairs activity with one or more legislative and regulatory professionals to proactively guide and help execute our new advocacy efforts in Sacramento.  This new support will be in addition to the consultants hired in 2016. This activity will include tracking bills, articulating CHBC positions, managing the process, engaging with other trades and NGOs, and leading consideration of CHBC-led proactive positions in partnership with our allies.

By 2020, the CHBC will seek to quantifiably reduce air and greenhouse gas emissions by contributing to the goals of bringing 20,000 FCEVs on the road in California; featuring 100 operating public fueling stations; putting several hydrogen medium and heavy duty fleet operations in place; and demonstrating progress toward 2025 public transit goals of 150 FCEBs on the road with fueling stations, have at least 5 transit agencies operating more than 20 FCEB with one fueling station each in California; at least one transit agency with more than 50 FCEB in service,  more than 25 additional transit agencies informed of FCEB progress, performance, cost, and infrastructure five operating Power-to-Gas projects; and 50% of hydrogen for transportation from renewable sources.

The CHBC is uniquely qualified to meet those goals because it bridges energy silos and industry sectors that are commonly viewed individually. As such, it is a unique advocate, convener, collaborator and communicator for cross sector market interests.

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