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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: Fuel Cell MEAs costs coming down. Prospect of $ per Watt fuel cells. Finally a cost breakthrough!! Human behavior, not technology, may be the key to alternative energy.- Make hydrogen sexy?

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. The video streaming is set up on IwowWe ( 10 min.)

1.      Hydrogen Transport:Hyundai-1,000 fuel cell cars in late 2012- for sale in Europe in 2013. Toyota- gearing up for 10 of 1,000s by 2020. Honda Clarity PTO  can power a house for six days. Scan Eagle UAV, powered by a fuel cell. Lithium battery prices to drop 1/3 by 2017. Peel P50. Worlds smallest production car gets new lease on life. Mercedes E Superlight all carbo9n fibre fuel cell prototype- PRODUCTION in 2015! Shell Eco Marathon Americas 2012! Hyundai- 10,000 FC cars in 2015. Sway three wheeler-WHEE!

2.      Hydrogen Technology: 3D printed food. Bio hydrogen from sewage-clean water bonus! Water analysis for FC. Solar reactor make hydrogen fuel. LOW COST-durable MEAs! Butterfly wing hydrogen solar cells. Kell process to improve Platinum production 50%. U of Conn- MEA catalyst hight temp spray process improves MEA productivity. Twin Creeks-new process to make thin film crystaline solar cells. Thermochemical solar H2 production process. Natural gas + hydrogen+nanocatalyst= methane! Piezoelectric graphene! Lignin-stores electrical charge-battery,  Hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide makes reversable liquid, controled by pH-BrookhavenNL Carbazole as hydrogen carrier. Copper and selenium- liquid acting metal as thermoelectric. Floating wind turbines. MCFC rising. Hydrogen mimics graphene. Activated carbon and Platinum- H2 storage at 500 psi. Nanoblades from vaporized magnesium. Worlds most efficient wind turbine.

3.      Hydrogen Business: Apple-4.8 Megawatt FC (Bloom Box) project in North Carolina. Hamberg Germany- New hydrogen station does 760 kg H2 per day! Marks and Spencer's Fork lift trial a success- England. Brazil and Ballard-fuel cell bus fleets! Zero net energy buildings-market foir solar. ITM Power -megawatt FC power plant. Global hydrogen production-53 million metric tonnes in 2010-rising 5.6% per year2.8 GW of solar in 2013. SolFocus-450 megawatts power plant in Mexico. First smart grid in Santa Rita Jail. Eco friendly FC homes in Greece

4.      Government Support to Hydrogen: ARMY-new fuel cell test lab. ITM-H2 to grid.Connecticut-1B$ for clean energy! Geothermal to 3.2 Gigawatts. Denmark-100% by 2050 Nuclear heat hydrogen! Danish H2 Infrastructure for FC vehicles by 2015. US and EU govs provide $ for H2 fuel cell cost reduction. Minnesota-100% from wind and solar.  7 gigawatts of solar potential on US military bases. Solar and wind can interfere with military operations. Fusion hydrogen. Rotary club hydrogen resolution!! FED buying 61% of US debt-Does Berneke now own the country?

5.      Climate change and Oil Depletion: Sea levels up 7 inches since 1900. Earth's wobble ended ice age! Fertilizer-nitrous oxide- due to fertilizer use! Average food prices up 37$ since last June. Global warming close to becoming Irreversible- This is the last decade to make a difference! Earth warming faster then expected!  World burning in excess of ONE THOUSHAND BARRELS PER SECOND of oil! EARTH wobble plus CO2- By By ice age hello global warming. Coal plants closing- Solar windows can cut building energy one half-Bison return to Fort Peck-200 years!! Wind now 10% of energy in five states! FED buying 61% of US debt. Overhaul global environment Governance. Natural gas below $2-It changes all the power equations. Plant based ethanol retards fossil based alcohol- the dumb law. Greenlands ice cover sliding into ocean- A REALLY BIG ICEBURG!

6. HySolGenics EL-5000 assembly progress and pictures. Report on lower cost fuel cell components!.

Streaming Success: Remote AHA  members attended the meeting through IwoWWe streaming.

1. Review the video web mail being sent out on Thursday to all AHASVC members announcing the Streaming meeting.

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 join the meeting and can instantly b see what our web cam sees and can hear inside the meeting room.

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 while it 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