National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day will take place this Thursday (8th October).
Aptly chosen to represent hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008, the sixth annual event will be a celebration of hydrogen and fuel cell advances.
Hosted by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, the day will be celebrated with various announcements and virtual events.
“We hope you’ll join us in spreading the word so that others can also learn why hydrogen and fuel cells are important to a more secure, clean and resilient energy future,” DOE said in a statement.
Currently in the US, more than 35,000 hydrogen fuel cell forklifts help move goods, and 500MW of stationary fuel cell power ensures cell phone towers and other critical loads stay on.
Large scale hydrogen use applications are also gaining momentum, and activities that demonstrate the value of integrating hydrogen and fuel cell systems in data centres, ports and in steel making are ramping up.
“While we’ve made significant progress as a community, the work doesn’t end here. We need to work together to overcome cost, volume, and technology obstacles to unlock the full potential of hydrogen and fuel cells,” DOE said.