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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:,   

AGENDA for SATURDAY, MAY  19, 2012

NOTES: 285,000 fuel cells shipped in 2011? ( includes every education FC) Want to buy a coal fired power plant-CHEAP. US consumers willing to pay 13% more for clean energy! Want a FC and Tank storage Company? See DYNETEK. Carroll Shelby dies at 89- Where is his like for fuel cell cars? “ Hilda Hydro”.

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:Honda-”smart Home”-includes H2. 10,000 alternative fuel stations -160,00 gas stations. VW hover car. Solar powered boat completes round the world voyage. Volta Volare e hybrid plane. H2 powered Hyundai iX35 treks Europe. Vision Industries- 100 Class FC 8 Tug truck order- option for 300 more. Aberdeen car club-world first with H2 cars. Mercedes-TWO H2 cars by 2014, Hydrogen powered mine locomotive! Electric car cost savings- half of operating on gasoline! Heavy duty Fcs-Germany. H2 bus-military commute!

2.      Hydrogen Technology: One of the key efforts in Science today is to eliminate the Platinum used in fuel cells Proton movement in Phosphoric Acid fuel cells. Nanotrees make hydrogen. Bimetallic Cathode Electrocatalysts. Photochemical upconversion-Solar cells to 40% eff. Self assembling plastic nanofibers. Counterintuitive “LED-type” solar cell. Cheap liquid solar cells. New nanomaterial for Fcs. TRIAZOLE- core of high temp PEMs. Iridium H2 storage liquid. ALCOA-Smog eating architectural panels. Leaf based solar cells. Protective polymer for H2 production catalyst. Organic solar cells up to 10.7%. Electricity from light and air! Possible quantum plasma H2 generator-new physics!~ Nanosheet catalyst- nickel-molybdenum-nitrogen-to replace paltinum. Vnanoptek-band gap photocatalyst-H2 at ½ normal electrolysis energy. Sun ligth and zinc oxide-H2 production. Boron hydride H2 storage-major effort in Europe. Food waste for H2! Pencil point solar cell 33% eff.

3.      Hydrogen Business: Dow introduces solar shingles in Calif and Texas. Wind H2 to FC-Berlin. Hydrogenics-Rosetti Marino-utility scale H2 power plants! AEG power-6 MW-wind hybrid plant-Hannover- Tropical- new Nat Gas house fuel cell. MegaWatt flow battery storage. 46.9 mW of wind installed. $10B H2 market-for improved Methane reformation. Seoul to build 29 H2 power plants by 2014

4.      Government Support to Hydrogen: WHEC-Toronto-June 3-7. EPA list -top 50 Green Powered Organization. LA rooftops opening for solar energy installations. Global alternative energy funding orgainzations. HyGen industries suing most of the members of the California Fuel cell Partnership over exclusion. National briefing on EPA's Carbon Polltuion Standard. PUC-net metering decision. CCUS H2 power plant -from coal! EHA meeting 21 une, Brussels. H2 poster. MARINES-alternative to the max! Hawaii-ahead in electric and FC transport. DOE-RFI for H2 storage. US lead global renewable market.

5.      Climate change and Oil Depletion: Delta Airlines buys oil refinery to control fuel prices. Meet-cut 50% to meet GHG goals. Is global cash crisis caused by global oil limits. LOVELOCK-What global warming? It is not happening as predicted! Greenland glaciers sliding fast! IEA must accelerate clean energy development. Emerging economy  heating planet faster than predicted. Big battle against coal-economic! Great Pazcific garbage patch has increased 100 fold.

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