Looking back on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day 2020, just one short year ago, it is truly amazing to see how much has been achieved in our goal to create a hydrogen economy. In fact, I would go so far as to say, we can pinpoint October 8, 2020 as the moment the industry hit the accelerator and drove us to where we are today. While the atomic weight of hydrogen that sets this date is small, the people who have come together to build the hydrogen future are mighty.
With lockdowns and concerns over Covid-19, many companies had already come to a complete standstill by October 8, 2020. Mass layoffs and supply chain shortages affected everyone in the hydrogen business. It was a moment when many decided to call it quits. Some discussions on social media even predicted that the hydrogen economy was going to take a hit so hard that it would take years to gain back the momentum.
In fact, quite the opposite happened.
Hype, Hope, and Promises Kept
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