With more than 40 sessions covering everything from producers to users of hydrogen, the conference featured its most relevant content to date, presented by some of the biggest names inside and outside the industry.
GROWING INTEREST IN HYDROGEN
|With more than 40 sessions covering everything from producers to users of hydrogen, the conference featured its most relevant content to date, presented by some of the biggest names inside and outside the industry.|
RECORD ATTENDANCE INDICATES GROWING INTEREST IN HYDROGEN
|NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo|
Interest in hydrogen is greater than ever as evidenced by the record breaking number of participants at the NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo. Held for the first time in Columbia, South Carolina March 30 to April 3, 2009, the event attracted 2,000 public visitors in addition to the more than 700 registered attendees-nearly twice as many as previous years. "Despite the challenges of working in a tightening economy, the event is a true testament to the strength and vitality of the hydrogen industry and the public's extremely high interest in alternative fuels," noted Jeffrey Serfass, President of the National Hydrogen Association. "As more hydrogen products are sold to meet materials handling and reliable power needs, people are realizing its abundant uses, benefits and ultimately the vast economic growth potential."
Public and professional participants flooded the exhibit hall to see the latest innovations presented by nearly 80 exhibitors-from hydrogen-powered video cameras to electrolyzers and fuel cells for forklifts. While the overarching theme was the potential for growth in the industry, more products for sale today were available than in previous years, including hydrogen forklifts, portable power units, hydrogen production equipment, dozens of components and even hydrogen-powered Segways currently in use by the Columbia, SC police department. Exhibitors reported numerous inquiries about the purchase of their products from potential customers and publications.
With more than 40 sessions covering everything from producers to users of hydrogen, the conference featured its most relevant content to date, presented by some of the biggest names inside and outside the industry. Among them included David Houle, respected futurist, strategist, Emmy Award-winner and author of The Shift Age and Dr. R. K. Malhotra, the Executive Director of the Indian Oil Company.
About the NHA Conference Hydrogen Expo
The NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo is the largest hydrogen event in the US. Now in its 21st year, it is also the longest running annual hydrogen event in the world, attracting more than 1,200 business professionals and expo visitors every year, who gather to learn about the latest advances, network with colleagues and exchange ideas. The Expo offers more than 90 exhibits, industry tours, a Live Demo Area and the popular Ride & Drive that features vehicles and buses with the latest in hydrogen and fuel-cell technology. More information may be obtained by visiting www.hydrogenconference.org.
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