Technologies for the Hydrogen Highway

Hydrogen Expo US 2006 held in Long Beach, California with NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference

California has been a pioneer in introducing clean energy technologies. The golden state is the cradle of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Governor Schwarzenegger's Hydrogen Highway vision and much industry R&D activity. There are currently 15 hydrogen stations located in Calfornia to refill the fuel cell vehicles of several small fleets throughout the state. This makes it the ideal location for the next Hydrogen Expo US, held on March 12 to 14, 2006 in Long Beach, CA as part of the National Hydrogen Association's (NHA) Annual Hydrogen Conference.

Launched in the United States in 2003, Hydrogen Expo US has become the leading showcase for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in North America. It is an important meeting place for the industry and at the same time provides an opportunity for laymen to see, test and feel leading-edge energy systems. Around 100 exhibitors are expected to present the latest in hydrogen production, storage and infrastructure technology, fuel cell design and integrated systems. Exhibits will include hydrogen generators, storage vessels, hydrogen engine technology, fuel cell materials and components, and complete systems for home heating and power supply, auxiliary power units, portable fuel cell systems and fuel cell vehicles. Because of the 2005 event's great success in Washington, DC, more than 60% of the exhibit space for Hydrogen Expo US is already sold.

BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Honda and Quantum are among the manufacturers to display vehicles inside the exhibit hall and as part of the "Ride & Drive" organized by the NHA. Exhibitors such as Air Products, BOC, Chevron, and Linde will present hydrogen fuel production and supply chain technology. Fuel cell developers participating at Hydrogen Expo US include Hydrogenics and UTC Fuel Cells who manufacture hydrogen fueled systems for stationary and mobile applications.

Already in its 17th year, the NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference provides the setting and context for Hydrogen Expo US. Under the motto "Global Progress Toward Clean Energy" the conference is designed to capture technology results while considering the drivers to diverse visions. "Hydrogen Week" as it is sometimes called will encompass five days of technical, business and visionary sessions, as well as targeted workshops and award programs. Adding to this, there will be a seminar forum inside the exhibit hall run by Hydrogen Expo US which gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their developments from a commercial perspective.

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About Hydrogen Expo US:
Hydrogen Expo (TM) is organized by Germany-based Freesen & Partner GmbH. The company launched the first stand-alone hydrogen and fuel cell exhibition and conference "H2Expo" in Germany in 2001 before taking the success formula to the United States and to partner with the National Hydrogen Association. Freesen & Partner is a consulting and event management firm specialized in putting together targeted trade shows and conferences that meet its participants expectations in a time-saving, cost-effective manner.

About the National Hydrogen Association:
The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) is the Nation's premier hydrogen trade organization dedicated to supporting the transition to hydrogen. Efforts are focused on education and outreach, policy, safety and codes and standards. Since 1989, the NHA has served as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and continues to provide the setting for mutual support among industry, research and government organizations.

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Ines Freesen
Freesen & Partner GmbH
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