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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    PERIGRINE ROOM INFORMATION: Call 1-408-245-6056 – John Gotthold, Chapter President and Infomeister or email:,     

AGENDA for  JANUARY 19, 2013

NOTES: Continental US up one degree F on average in 2012. That has caused major drought with the loss of 25% of the corn and soybean crop, and Super Storm Sandy. The midwest has 6.5 inches of snow but needs 8.5 FEET to break the drought. Australia has to add an additional color to weather maps as they had no color for temperatures above 120 degrees F. Try 123.8-129.2 F for toastyness. 2012-US hottest year since records begin in 1895 & second most extreme year. WILL AUSTRALIA BE ABANDONED BY 2020?

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: SCOTLAND- hydrogen fueled ferry. Port of Amsterdam-green gas station. Two wheels appear to be main driver for fuel cell adoption. Fuel cell auto launch in 2015- LA, SSF. Hawaii- fuel cell buses in Volcanoes National Park- Big Island! H2 for recreation fishing boats. Tax extension for two wheel electric. Autonomous vehicle- Audi, Toyota. Amonia borane catalyst  for H2. Solar Carports

2.           Hydrogen Technology: Peal and stick solar cells. Carbon Trust- fuel cell cost reduction. Graphene Oxide clean nuke waste from water. NREL-50% solar conversion cell!!

3.           Hydrogen Business: 50% of  Largest companies moving to clean energy-to save money! Fuel Cell Energy, Bloom, Air products, Hydrogenics, Linde, ITM power, Western Hydrogen, Alt Liquid- all with major hydrogen contracts. Wind 2012-100 GW in Europe. Solar prices to decline 5-10% in 2013. Fuel cells projected to only $3B in 2030 unless cost reductions take place. Best market- Materials handeling.

4.           Government Support to Hydrogen: Fuel Cell industry review 2012. Net zero school. NFCRC fuel cell cost reduction path. Wind energy tax credit extended with “fiscal cliff” New York- Three green “idea Incubators. H2 scholarship. Energy trends- disastrous warming trends guaranteed. Green  Breathing Building. Confusion of energy efficiency. Green Street blueprint.

5.           Climate change and Oil Depletion: Congress doing nothing about Debt and Climate- Carbon tax could help solve both! UN report- Climate change already irreversible. Arctic Hurricanes. Human link strong. Sustainability – Canada. Ice melts-Earth spews fire. 4 of 5 see global warming as a serious problem-just not serious enough to actually do something about it. West Antarctic up 4.5 F in 50 years. ONLY $11,000,000,000 of climate disaster in 2012. ANY BETS FOR 2013?

HySolGenics-   EL-5000 – new PSA attempt, next week. M4 framing and tank mounts done.

Remote AHA  members attend the meeting through IwoWWe streaming. Instructions at Plans to add streaming to Phoenix Chapter meetings!