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        MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT- AHASVC

   TIME: 10 AM to 12 on the Third Saturday of Each Month   LOCATION: The Peninsula Conservation Center ,   3921 East Bayshore Road , Palo Alto , CA 94303 . MEETING IN THE   PEREGRINE ROOM INFORMATION: Call 1-408-245-6056 – John Gotthold, Chapter President and Infomeister or email: jgotthold@comcast.net www.AHASVC.org

AGENDA for  SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012

NOTES: All out effort to lower the cost of fuel cells. Platinum actually inefficient-wasts 25% of hydrogen fuel potential. Dark Matter filaments found! MyCroft Hydrogen R-LEG Fuel Cell?

Greetings and Introductions: Chapter President, John Gotthold, greets all attendees and asks each attendee to state their name and a short synopsis of their background and what they hope to learn by attending the meeting. The video streaming is set up on IwowWe ( 10 min.)

1.           Hydrogen Transport: Phantom Eye-long duration H2 UAV. H2 cardboard race car! Bio Methanol FC range extender. 850 HP electric race car. 4,000 mph vacuum tube trains? Alcohol fueled Thunderbolt. CryoSolPlus- keeps EV batteries cooler! Forze V fuel cell race car- 29th of 100 in race.

2.           Hydrogen Technology:Two faced solar cells- up 50%! H2 production with rhodium. H2 from methane at 100%- Iran. Polypropelenebipolar plates-15% LCFT:5% PP resin:80% graphite powder gives 123 S/m = lower cost. Australia- Solar Dawn. Nickel-iron battery vastly improved with nanocrystals of iron oxide in graphene sheets and nanocrystals of nickel hydroxide into multi-walled carbon nano tubes.- Full charge in two minutes-full discharge in 30 Seconds! 20MW offshore wind turbines! Platinum wastes 25% of fuel cell potential. Aerographite. Cost effective solar power-high efficiency solar cells. FC test facility in Germany. Coal gas with 50% H2-widely used in 1812. Nitrogen -enriched iron-carbon nanorods for methanol FC.

3.           Hydrogen Business:Wireless power systems $15.6B by 2020. Boeing 767s- 30% fuel efficiency improvement. Battery storage for local utility customers. IEA-renewable electricity-up 40% in five years.-1,840 Twh. H2 production and storage tech-rapid growth to $1.4 B by 2018. City of La Croix Valmer- France, to install Solar H2 and FC power system. Dozens of Chinese solar companies. Crowd sourcing for alternative energy projects. 19Mw wave energy project. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ICL-England-1 mW FC.

4.           Government Support to Hydrogen: EPA bio renewable fuel standards. All renewables= 10.73 % of total US power production. World wide H2 projects map! FC cost migration path! EU H2 plan! NREL report- US can meet 80% of energy needs with todays alternative energy projects. Community wind. Northern EU H2FC road tour. Obam & Chu now see benefits of Fcs. Obama plan for cost competitive military biofuels. The road to Energy Independence! New website- tracks H2 bus projects around the world. Http://gofuelcellbus.com . Small wind report. DoE H2 fueling study!

5.           Climate change and Oil Depletion:  Corn-demand above supply. Ten nations at extreme risk of water shortges- Rising seas – Panama islanders to mainland. Earth up 4 deg by 2100. Portents of power grid collapse. Wests wild fires-preview of climate change. EU cities to combat climate risk! JULY 2012-2,000 heat records broken! Climate change shrinking crop yields. 46.84% of US land area under drought-72% dry. Country hotter-2 degrees above 20th Century average. Population strategies-stop short of nine billion. England flood risk. Good news-EIA-big drop 5.7% in coal. Coral reef emergancy. “Derecho” storms-land hurricanes. Heat record broken in 1st alf 2012. Abu Dhabi ships crude by pipeline to Fujsirah.