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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, AUGUST 18, 2012

NOTES: Terrifying climate change math! Any semiconductor solar cell! California hydrogen road map -68 stations by 2016 for state wide coverage and thousands of HFC cars. No water fracking technique. Fuel Cell Scooters in Hawaii! Hydrogen toilet- Bill Gates- NanoTritium battery-20+ years

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: Fuel cell rickshaw-in Germany? UK supports H2 fuel cell cost reduction with 19 M lbs. Isle of Wights-Hundai, River simple and Minicab hydrogen car fleets. Danish MECe EV -500 miles with FC range extender. H2 buses stalled during Olympics due to safety concerns- Black cabs had to be trucked 120 km to refuel- kind of dumb hydrogen use! China oks standard for fuel cell scooters and new alt energy transport plan.. Shell- free hydrogen at Newport Beach- Stupid CA law currently prohibits H2 to be sold as automotive fuel. Obama- new H2 car support plan. $37 per kilowatt is FC cost target for cars. H2 race car. Airbus-H2 FC aux system to reduce airplane fuel 15%. TOYOTA 2015  FC sedan-with batteries better then li-ion. SFO airpport H2 station to scrap heap. ITM power- grant for lower cost auto Fcs. 25 M HGV by 2019. Vauxhall to RAC challenge.

2.           Hydrogen Technology:Transparent polymer solar cells. New H2 test site- Florida. PNNL-iron catalyst for Fcs. Japan- offshore wind.- China FC telecommunications backup. First tidal power in US. Nickel-molybdenum-nitride nanosheet catalyst for Fcs. H2 storage in graphene. Efficient artifical photosynthesis system. New silicon solar tech! Iran- solar power chimney power plant. Iron-air “rusting” batteries. Sonochemistry electrolysis. Titanium dioxide nanotubes- H2 production. Energy storage density chart! Direct Borohydride fuel cell.

3.           Hydrogen Business: How to sell sustainability. Irregation systems save 8.5 M gallons of water. 39 MegaWatt-hr hydrogen gris storage system. Navy Green Strike Group! EU anti solar dumping complaint. Iron furnace efficiency improved 50%. ACTA – new hydrogen generators. UAV FA package. India grid failure- 670,000,000 fplks without power for a week. A123 toxic financing. South American Geothermal. Global FC industry to $15B by 2017. Wal-Mart -150 solar projects. Global hydrogen industry rising 4,1 % annually, Proton Power FC to Germany. More cargo-cleaner air at Port of Los Angeles. Cargotec & Vision in Fuel Cell Terminal Tractor Demo. American Wind-to 50 gigawatt. EU supergrid! Ballard PO for 102 PowerGen systems.

4.           Government Support to Hydrogen:  Energy efficiency rank- US 9th of 12. Obama and DOE now back FC transport. Western solar zones on public lands. HyER TEN-T- hydrogen fuel corridor across Europe. Start of Standard for portable electrolysers.70% or permit applications in Hawaii are for solar power. South Africa-H2 and FC plan. CA H2 Biz Council-Gills Onions. Global FC industry-up 83% 2009-2011. Solar philanthropy-5 groups. Tokelau-going totally solar. US energy independence-based on fossil fuels! Military fight with Congress over alternatives. Poland moving to feed in Tariffs. Scottish hydrogen hub.

5.           Climate change and Oil Depletion:  Terrifying global warming math-2 deg C-political number- already up 0.8 with another 0.8 built in-565 gigatons , additional carbon the can be released and still stay below 2 deg rise. 2,795 gigatons-amount of carbon in proven reserves of fossil fuel companies- over five times. Storms threaten US ozone layer. July hottest month ever for US. Extreme heat waves-50 to 100 times more likely. India, China, Brazil-kill effort to eliminate Super Greenhouse Gases. World wide air pollution in our future. Drought lowers Mississippi-raise food 5%. Global food crisis coming. Heat wave raises belief in climate change to 70%- Snow storm anyone? US CO2 emissions fall- reduced economy! Ocean acidification kills marine food chains. Climate change- worse than we thought-Hanson. Californias dry future,.

HySolGenics-  Progress on balance of plant and product assembly. Painting started for final assy.

Remote AHA  members attended the meeting through IwoWWe