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California Hydrogen Business Council appoints Interim Executive Director to advance sector
California Hydrogen Business Council appoints Interim Executive Director to advance sector

California Hydrogen Business Council appoints Interim Executive Director to advance sector

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), an industry trade association for hydrogen and fuel cells, on Thursday (June 23) announced the appointment of Katrina Fritz Interim Executive Director.

Katrina Fritz

It is hoped that Fritz will guide the organisation as an advocate and champion for the advancement of the hydrogen sector in California, US, leveraging on her experience in the industry.

Currently Vice-Chair of the CHBC Board of Directors, Fritz also co-chairs the renewable hydrogen, distribution, and infrastructure imitative at the CHBC.

Lauren Skiver, Chair of the Board at CHBC, said, “I am very pleased to appoint Katrina to head the CHBC. Her dedication to the organisation and advocacy expertise will provide the necessary leadership to advance our mission to commercialise hydrogen in California.”

Fritz also leads US state-level energy policy and market development outreach for the Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative. In 2021 she was appointed to the New Jersey Governor’s Fuel Cell Task Force.

Additionally, Fritz has served as an expert to the European Commission on clean energy programmes.

Newly appointed Katrina Fritz, Interim Executive Director of the CHBC, said, “I am honoured to be asked to guide the CHBC, as a long-established leader in hydrogen advocacy and market development at a pivotal time for the industry.

“California’s hydrogen economy has never had more opportunity for growth, and I look forward to working across CHBC’s membership to further success in our sector.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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