Fuel Cell Seminar Convenes in San Antonio To Combine Natural Gas Outreach, Public Education, Industry Awards

The premiere gathering of the fuel cell industry, the annual Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition, will be held on October 19-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The seminar provides a forum for energy professionals on the front lines of this technology to share ideas and reach out to other alternative energy leaders while educating citizens about fuel cells and their environmental benefits.

“This seminar is important because it gives the public a chance to see fuel cells in action as working technology,” said Dr. Shannon Baxter-Clemmons, Executive Director of the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance and one of the seminar’s lead organizers. “This year, we’re also creating a working group with leading representatives of the natural gas industry to combine the cleanest burning fossil fuel with the cleanest known power generator.”

The 2010 Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition offers one of the most extensive programs dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of fuel cells and fuel cell related products. In addition to exploring a new alliance with the natural gas industry, this year’s gathering features several workshops, including Renewable Resources for Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Technology and Fuel Cells 101 for business leaders. Other highlights include a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored roundtable of early market success stories from companies such as Sysco Food Services and Pepperidge Farm as well as the Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Award for those who have demonstrated significant leadership in promoting the overall advancement of fuel cell technology. The purpose of the Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Award for Fuel Cell Research is to encourage and recognize exceptional students in the field of fuel cell related technologies.

Fuel cells are a clean and renewable power generation technology that amplifies existing power sources cleanly and efficiently. Unlike batteries, fuel cells are not discarded and will not take up space in a landfill.