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  TIME: 10 AM to 12 on the Third Saturday of Each Month  LOCATION: The Peninsula Conservation Center ,  3921 East Bayshore Road , Palo Alto , CA 94303 . MEETING IN THE   PEREGRINE ROOM INFORMATION: Call 1-408-245-6056 – John Gotthold, Chapter President and Infomeister or email:,   


NOTES:The Gas Co. & GM -open service center for FC vehicles in Honolulu! GM military FC fleet GM and University of Buffalo team on FC car marketing strategy . Mercedes Benz-invisible car! Fuel Cell Inc. and Air Products in new hydrogen station agreement. DOE $2 M to study how to lower hydrogen station costs! SUSTANIA- new global sustainable city concept by ex gov Schwarzenegger

Greetings and Introductions: Chapter President, John Gotthold, greets all attendees and asks each attendee to state their name and a short synopsis of their background and what they hope to learn by attending the meeting. 10 min.

1.      Hydrogen Transport:Hydrogen railway conference in UK. Space elevator by 2050. Better Li-Ion battery- 2 to 5 times-Envia! METiLs liquid  flow battery- Maglev train to low Earth orbit-by by! Iriko-fold up two seater! The Gas Co. & GM -open service center for FC vehicles in Honolulu! Flemish hydrogen station.  Turkey-first hydrogen boat! Pedelec-three wheeler-80 kg! Daimler-FC evolution. Lexus LFA hydrogen powered SUPER Car. Toyota FC car. Hydraulic hybrid-saves 43% of gas!. H2 stations to 215 world wide. F-Cell now available for lease in US! Collective effort key to H station expansion. 215 now in world. H2 street sweeper-Switzerland. MTA- hydrogen bus operation training!

2.      Hydrogen Technology: Bumpy nanoparticlesfor thin film solar cells. Strizki H2 house pulls through. Copper zinc tin sulfide-solar ink for 50 cents ppW. Acal Energy- new type fuel cell. Air battery better than gasoline? Large see through solar module. Rational nano design to improve FC catalyst. Reversable solid oxide FC. Honeycomb hydrogen! Pure silicon vapor deposition makes low cost crystaline solar arrays. Antimatter measured. Nano Trees-water to hydrogen. Single atoms for catalysts.

3.      Hydrogen Business: Ballard FCs in India Cellular Network (30 2 kW systems). Solar powered ski lift-Switzerland! Tier two solar panels below $1.00 per watt in China. 300,000 cell phone battery equivalent solar battery leveling system. Net zero buildings and homes right here in river city! US largest ground source heat pump-efficiency counts! Is Walmart Greenwashing. ITM Power and Suzuki in joint venture for hydrogen vehicles. Clean tech Consumer Support has declined! Solar skyscraper-Chicago. Intelligent energy raises $35,000,000

4.      Government Support to Hydrogen: Clean Tech open!  Institutional investors (of 10 Trillion $) call on large public companies to get carbon free. Lan speculation on solar sites! Apple with largest end user solar site! Utilities spending $80 B per year. US cuts FC budget again. Finnish hydrogen. Us now global leader in green tech investment. Next five years critical to energy storage. Hawaii hydrogen power park!

5.      Climate change and Oil Depletion: Largest net zero building in the world-U of S Carolina. Shea-Zero homes-Bay Area. Natural Gas to repower fossil economy- don't bet on it,- Oil to $150? Ecology and Sociology-twin EARTH problems. Wyoming Doomsday Bill! Michigan renewable energy beats coal on cost alone!!! First Nations – Battle tar sands- Germany to 36% alternative by 2030! CA utilities hit 20% target. Coal now off limits to them! Coal plants converted to biomass. Global 2011 clean energy investment-$260B. Edible food containers. Farewell to fossil fuels-based on cost alone. West Texas wind- making millionaires! US is net iol exporter! New York roofs 40 degrees cooler painted white. European gasoline to 10 month high!

Remote Attendees- To attend the AHASVC meeting by web do the following!


1. You don't have to download anything. (No annoying pop ups either)

2. Review the video web mail being sent out on Thursday to all AHASVC members.

3. Wait for the AHASVC MEETING email sent prior to the meeting start at 10 AM on March 17, 2011, which shows you the web meeting link.

4. On the morning of the meeting, 18 FEB, at 10 minutes to ten we will go on line at the Penninsula Conservation Center and make our IwowWe web cam stream available to every one.

5. By clicking on the web conference link you will instantly be able to see what our web cam sees.

6. You can contact the meeting to make comments about the topics at the meeting by typing in the message box. Our moderator will track the typed comments from the remote attendees, summarize, and pass the summary to the presenter who will pose the question and ask for an answer.

7. The meeting will be conducted in segments, announced in the AGENDA email letter and a few minutes for answers for the remote questions will be available at the end of each segment. Segments will include technology and business updates and a review of a high pressure (10,000 psi) hydrogen regulator.

8. At the end of the meeting, promptly at 12 Noon, we will sign off and close the web cam. Much discussion goes on after the meeting, but you will have to attend in person to participate.

Do you want us to add you to our agenda mailing list? The AHASVC AGENDA comes out the Sunday before and then Thursday right before the meeting to give everyone advance notice. The agenda will help you plan which meeting segments you want to be sure you are available to remotely attend. You can join or drop from the meeting at any time that is is on streaming. Tell your friends- hydrogen fuel is going to to the hot topic as the price of gasoline at the pump keeps rising!

John Gotthold

Chapter President

Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Hydrogen Association